Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn’s reactions to a happy fan theory about the end of Better Call Saul are exciting. The popular Breaking Bad spinoff on AMC still has three episodes left. But one of the most important plots of the show seems to be over now that Jimmy McGill’s wife and partner in crime, Kim Wexler, seems to have left.
Seehorn’s Wexler was a minor character when viewers first saw Better Call Saul in 2015. Over time, Kim became a more central figure, displaying more complicated psychological aspects. Indeed, fans began to worry more about Kim than Jimmy (who they knew would live to become Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad). Kim’s arc looked to be completed in Better Call Saul season 6, episode 9, when she resigned from the bar, packed up her possessions, and left Jimmy and her entire life behind.
Three episodes of season 6 remain, so it’s unclear if Kim is genuinely gone or will return. There are fan ideas that Kim and Jimmy end up happily despite all the gloom in season 6. In a recent Vanity Fair video, Jimmy actor Odenkirk and Kim actress Seehorn addressed a fan hypothesis. According to Seehorn, Kim Wexler will be reunited with Jimmy in the series finale. They were both changed and unsure of what to do next. The scenario was “interesting” to Seehorn. Odenkirk added:
Character growth is fundamental to Better Call Saul. All of the series has been about Jimmy McGill becoming Saul Goodman (and thence into Gene Takovic). Jimmy becomes increasingly engaged in Saul Goodman’s narrative, becoming the Breaking Bad character fans love. Kim evolved from a seemingly straight-laced lawyer to an occasional con artist to an outright thief. But Kim’s machinations grew too much to handle, and she opted out of life forever.
Jimmy and Kim’s reunion in Better Call Saul’s finale would be a feel-good ending. Perhaps that reunion could happen in Gene Takovic’s unresolved timeline after season 6, episode 10. Kim’s break with Jimmy (and her life) in episode 9 is a fitting place to leave the character, so she shouldn’t return to Better Call Saul. Kim and Jimmy getting married seems attractive to Seehorn and Odenkirk a second chance and opening the door to this possibility. Maybe Kim and Jimmy’s reunion is wishful thinking. Maybe things will turn out well for Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould planned for Better Call Saul.