Better Call Saul season 5: Rhea Seehorn talks variations on Kim’s fate
As we prepare for Better Call Saul season 5, we know that we’re closing in on the end of the road. Even if this doesn’t turn out to be the final season, it’s probably not going to be that long before we get there — that means that the timing is about right to worry about Rhea Seehorn’s Kim Wexler, just like we were previously worried about Michael McKean’s Chuck McGill.
Is it possible Kim dies before the end? Absolutely, though personally, we’re still holding out in the hopes that we’re going to be able to see her again in the future. We want to believe that there’s redemption for Jimmy despite the horrible things that he does, just as this same pie-in-the-sky ideology has us wanting to believe that maybe, there’s going to be a chance in order to see Kim and Jimmy reunite.
Unfortunately for Seehorn, it doesn’t seem as though she knows too much more about Kim’s future than anyone else — at least other than the creative team. Speaking in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, she talks about skimming scripts and also looking for as much information/discussion as possible from the internet:
Sometimes you find out things from Twitter, where I’m like, “Oh, really?” Or, I hear there’s a lot of info on Reddit. With Peter and Vince, you never know what they’re going to say that’s going to elicit that squirrelly brain of yours that’s like, “Oh, he’s going to kill me.”
Seehorn also recognizes that moving forward, there are a lot of different ways in which Kim’s story could conclude … and death isn’t necessarily the worst option when you think about some of the other things that could happen to her in the future:
There are ends to Kim’s story that at this point would be worse than death. Some of those would be quite tragic. There are stories I could envision where she stayed with Jimmy and became something that’s tragic.
Tragedy for Kim would be her losing much of her idealism and desire to do good, and really just going off and scamming people and doing much of the stuff that Jimmy does. We want to believe in something better for her, mostly because we want to see at least one character within this world leave it in a decent place. Look at all of the characters on Breaking Bad — how many of them actually exit that show a winner, let alone alive?
What do you want to see moving forward with Kim Wexler on Better Call Saul season 5? Do you think this will be the end of the character in Jimmy’s life? Be sure to share in the comments. (Photo: AMC.)