At the police station, Saul calls the Cinnabon store and asks one of his co-workers to handle the schedule for that week. Oh, and that they're going to need a new manager. He overhears a group of cops watching his Saul Goodman commercials from Albuquerque and then, in his cell, walks in circles, muttering to himself, "what were you thinking?" He punches the door in frustration and spots the words "My lawyer will ream your ass" carved into the wall. With no one around, Saul starts laughing and stands up, yelling that he needs another phone call.
Who does he call? Why his old frenemy Bill Oakley, of course! Saul says he's hiring him as his advisory counsel, with Saul acting as his own lawyer. Despite a mountain of evidence against him, Saul plots his defense.
"Where do you see this ending?" Bill asks.
"With me on top, like always."
In the Federal holding facility, Saul is brought to a room in chains and sees Marie Schrader before beginning the meeting with the attorneys. He asks for Marie to be brought into the room, and she's allowed to say her piece. She was never able to say these words to Walt or Jesse, and Saul is now the last person alive who shares some responsibility for Hank and Steve Gomez's deaths.
She details how Hank was the man she loved, who made her and everyone around him laugh, and how he was the best man she'd ever known.
"You helped the two-faced poisonous bastard behind it all. For what? Money. You did it all for money. No matter what they do, and wherever they put you, it will never be enough."
Saul offers his sympathies, saying he met Hank a few times and acknowledges that she is a victim. But so is he, Saul says to the shock and disgust of Marie and the Federal attorneys. It's here that he begins to practice his defense, saying that everything he did while working with Walt and Jesse, he was under duress, and he feared for his life. Yes, he made money, but he always thought that Walt would kill him if he refused.
He details the massacre of Mike's guys in prison, orchestrated by Walt, saying that this was how much power he held and why he should have been afraid. He says that when it all came crumbling down, he ran, but not from the police; he ran from them. The prosecutor doubts that the jurors would buy that story, but Saul reminds him that he only needs one juror and would get off scot-free.
It's here that Saul Goodman reemerges, becoming confident that he can do what he needs to do to garner his freedom. Marie is frustrated, but prosecutors recognize that it's a real possibility that he could go free. They negotiate a plea deal, which would see Saul serve seven and a half years behind bars.
Much better than the life sentence he was facing.
Saul adds another addendum that he wants to serve his sentence at FCI Butner in North Carolina, in the low-security wing. "If it's good enough for Bernie Madoff..." He assumes that they'll throw him into the general population in a dangerous prison, where, in all likelihood, he'd be a target of violence.
He makes one last request for a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream to be delivered to him every Friday for the duration of his sentence, saying he has one more thing to admit to them: the details of Howard Hamlin's murder. The mood suddenly shifts. The attorneys all face him, saying they already know about all of that, thanks to Kim Wexler.
They inform him that Kim walked into the Albuquerque DA's office last month and admitted to everything. Saul is shaken by the fact that Kim actually did what he said she should do and confessed to their crimes.