Better Call Saul is a true gem of a show. Unlike many other prequels, it often stands up so well on its own that it allows you to forget that it’s even a prequel at all. But of course, every so often, that fact rears its ugly head, and you’re faced with the reality that everyone in this show is disposable — everyone except Jimmy McGill, that is.
Actress Rhea Seehorn, who plays the amazing Kim Wexler in the show, is more than aware of this fact, and as she revealed to Seth Meyers on Late Night, she and co-star Patrick Fabian always check as soon as possible to make sure they survive:
“Patrick Fabian and I, whenever we get the scripts, we flip through them as fast as possible and call each other, ‘I’m not dead, you’re not dead, whoo!’ And you always have to check. I mean, [show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould] would tell us, and they would respectfully let us know if that’s where things were headed in the next couple episodes. But still, you never know.”
“People do die a lot, and I remember Vince and Peter telling me how much they love Kim Wexler, but they also said, ‘You know, I never met a character I loved more than a great story, though.’ In the end, if it’s better to kill Kim, they would kill Kim. But at this point, I’m not sure that’s even the most tragic end for her.”
But is Better Call Saul ultimately heading toward a tragic end? I’m not so sure. Yes, we see those black-and-white scenes that show Jimmy as “Gene” in Omaha working at a Cinnabon, but that’s not necessarily the end of the show. As far as I’m concerned, we’ll be picking up at that point down the line and pushing forward. From there, this gives him an opportunity to potentially reunite with Kim or find happiness in some other way — though it could also end with him falling back on his own ways — he is Slipping Jimmy, after all.
So is Kim headed for death? Not necessarily. But it very well could be headed in that direction, depending on how the showrunners want to tell the story.
What do you think will ultimately happen to Kim? Let us know your theories down below!
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SOURCE: Late Night with Seth Meyers