You better call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn react intriguingly to an upbeat fan theory about the show’s ending. Three episodes left for AMC’s acclaimed breaking Bad spin off. But one of the show’s main storylines seems to have already been wrapped up after the apparent departure of Jimmy McGill’s wife and partner, Kim Wexler.
Seehorn’s Wexler was notably a relatively minor character when fans first entered the world of You better call Saul in 2015. But over the years, Kim has become a more central figure, demonstrating more complex layers of personality over episodes. Indeed, fans of the show began to worry much more about Kim’s fate than Jimmy’s (whom they knew would live to be Saul Goodman on breaking Bad). But Kim’s arc seemed to be resolved in You better call Saul season 6, episode 9 when she quit the bar, packed up her things, and left Jimmy and her whole life behind.
But given that there are three episodes of You better call Saul season 6, the question is whether Kim is really gone or will have another appearance on the show. Indeed, there are fan theories that suggest Kim and Jimmy finally get a happy ending despite all the darkness they endured in Season 6. During a recent video segment for vanity lounge, actor Jimmy Odenkirk and actor Kim Seehorn addressed one such fan theory and gave an intriguing answer. The theory as read by Seehorn goes, “Kim Wexler survives this series, and we’ll see her awkwardly reunited with Jimmy in the series finale. Both transformed and not knowing where to go from there.“Seehorn responded to the scenario by calling it”interesting.” Odenkirk for his part agreed, saying:
Because it suggests that the depth of the character is there, like, maybe they have, I guess, places inside to stay still. They are not only cornered by their personality type. … Most TV shows wouldn’t go that far, I think. They really need their characters to behave the same way over and over again. I think we’re on a show where they could. Grow and evolve in surprising ways.
Character development is of course in many ways what You better call Saul is all about. The whole course of the series has obviously been to trace the evolution of Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman (and from there into Gene Takovic). And Kim herself also underwent an evolution, going from a seemingly straight-laced lawyer to a casual crook to a flat-out crook. But unfortunately for Kim, the consequences of her and Jimmy’s schemes became too much to bear, and she apparently chose not to live forever. Meanwhile, Jimmy continues to immerse himself even more in Saul Goodman’s fiction, becoming the character fans have come to know and love. breaking Bad.
On the one hand, it would definitely be a feel-good ending for Jimmy and Kim to be reunited in the You better call Saul The series finale. Perhaps this reunion could even happen in Gene Takovic’s timeline, which remains unresolved after the entertaining events of Season 6, Episode 10. But there’s also an argument to be made that Kim’s breakup with Jimmy (and indeed her whole life) in Episode 9 is a fitting place to leave the character, so she shouldn’t be coming back to You better call Saul for another arc. For their part, Seehorn and Odenkirk seem intrigued by the idea of Kim and Jimmy having one more chance at being together, and by their reaction seem to open the door to that possibility. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking that Kim and Jimmy could get back together. Or maybe Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have a happy ending in mind for the finale of You better call Saul.
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