Granted, it's Emmy nomination season so it shouldn't be that huge of a surprise but still: doesn't it feel like we've been getting a ton of talk about the final season already? While things might quiet down a bit after awards season wraps, we figured we take advantage of all this Better Call Saul chatter to toss a little gasoline into our "Dumpster Fire of Speculation." Ever since Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's Breaking Bad spinoff announced it was ending its run with a final 13 episodes, fans have started throwing our theories on exactly how Jimmy McGill's (Bob Odenkirk) transition into Saul Goodman will end. Specifically, there's one question that needs to be answered.
What the **** happens to Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn)?
By the time the dust settled on the fifth season, Kim's embraced the "breaking badness" mantra of Jimmy/Saul, pushing the idea of taking down Howard (Patrick Fabian) by forcing a resolution in the Sandpiper case in a way that will lead to Howard's personal and professional humiliation. Jimmy seemed hesitant and concerned at first, but Saul saw the endless possibilities (or at least $1 million worth of possibilities), so it was "game on!".
You see where this could be going, right? Kim's going to push herself to "Saul levels" to take down Howard, and it's going to get her to a place that she realizes that she could never be like Saul- or be with someone like him. One variation on this theory? Kim pushes things so far over the line that she has to go into "shady people witness protection," with Jimmy giving her all of the money from the Sandpiper settlement and making sure he has no idea where she went or who she now is so she stays safe. Of course, they could go the whole "she was with him throughout Breaking Bad but was never shown" route, but that would be a tough bridge to cross.
Two reasons why we're feeling good about our theory? Two videos released this week, the first in the form of a viewer Q&A during a marathon airing of the fifth season. In the clip, Odenkirk and Seehorn each share their thoughts on who would win in a court case between Kim and Jimmy/Saul. Make sure to check out Seehorn's response in particular. Following that, Odenkirk discusses the big question viewers should be asking heading into the final season: "Who is Kim Wexler?". Of special interest? Check out the end of the clip, and the way Odenkirk approaches asking that question: "Who the Hell is Kim Wexler?".