Last Monday, Bob Odenkirk threw the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and came into the booth to talk baseball and Better Call Saul. In a Reddit thread that offered up much speculation about a possible Marion return, commenter Triples_Alley quoted Odenkirk as saying, “Carol Burnett is with us for the last four episodes…well, she’s in a couple – I won’t spoil that.” — she’s on the show.” That quick slip of the tongue seems like a clear indication that she’ll be returning in one of the final three installments.
There is definitely a potential further arc for her character. Marion gave several hints during “Nippy” that she’s not some frail old lady carelessly rolling through her remaining years. She noticed that the rut that had pinched her front wheel wasn’t there when she walked to the grocery store, and her sly comments about famous Albuquerqueans and bad crowds suggest she knows more than she’s letting on.
Some Redditors speculated that Marion could be the ex-wife of Cliff Main (Ed Begley, Jr.) or the mother of Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) or Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), a fire Odenkirk recently described in a Vanity Fair has lit YouTube fan theory video. “She’s related to someone you met on the show,” Odenkirk said.[but] It would take you a while to figure that out.” Regardless, her character is obviously more important than her scenes in Nippy suggest, and it looks like we’re definitely going to be seeing more of Carol Burnett in Better Call Saul .