‘Shiptober: Could ‘Better Call Saul’ season 3 hint at Jimmy McGill, Kim Wexler’s future?

Better Call Saul season 2From the onset, creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have faced the struggle of trying to find a way to tell an interesting story here while knowing what the endgame of Jimmy McGill a.k.a. Saul Goodman is … at least to a certain extent. We know that eventually, Saul is going to take off to Omaha and become Gene, a Cinnabon employee who is living out a mundane life free of relative danger.

What we want to do for the sake of this new ‘Shiptober article is ponder over one other interesting question: Could there still be happiness for Gene in this timeline? Specifically, could Kim Wexler still be out there? We know that she’s here in the past, and we know that she cares for Jimmy; unfortunately, she’s also well-aware of the wide array of problems that he has and the skeletons in his closet.

The case for eventually bringing them together – We’ve learned that at his core, Jimmy McGill is a guy with a good heart that wants to make himself and others happy. The problem is that he doesn’t quite know how to do that. Maybe a part of this stems from growing up with a brother who never respected him, and that forces him to go to extremes. Jimmy’s been through a lot, and while we’re not sure that being with someone romantically would give him happiness, maybe as Gene he’s starting to realize that being nostalgic for a crazy past isn’t all it is cracked up to be. We know that he misses the old life somewhat thanks to the opening scene from the pilot, but maybe that’s just because he is also alone.

We know that Walter White died at the end of “Breaking Bad,” but we can’t imagine that anyone would want an identical fate for Jimmy at the end of this.

The case for it never happening – While we don’t think Gilligan and Gould would put forth a lot of effort to kill off Gene in the future in some horrific way, we’re not sure we see them going for a storybook ending, either. There are consequences to actions in life, and we think the most-likely ending for this couple is that eventually he gets past the point of no return and she leaves, which further pushes him to become Saul Goodman because there is no other reason to try and be good.

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