What is the reason behind Kim Wexler not being in ‘Breaking Bad’? Is it because her character is being written to meet its end in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6?
When the team behind ‘Breaking Bad’ announced that there was a prequel spin-off on the way, fans were somewhat confused. An entire series based on Saul Goodman, Walter White’s lawyer, didn’t sound that exciting, but, of course, that feeling only lingered until the premiere!
- Will ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 see the end of Kim Wexler?
- If Kim isn’t dead, what happened to her?
- What the actors are saying about Kim’s fate
‘Better Call Saul‘ is a masterclass of storytelling and is such a beautifully constructed world on its own that the viewer forgets it is a prequel. ‘Breaking Bad‘ might have been great but it’s impossible to compare the two. Vince Gilligan’s labour of love is perhaps one of the best shows to have graced our television screens!
Every action has a reaction, every scene, every dialogue is written for a reason and every character has a story to tell. There are no mundane monologues or filler episodes, this is a deeply thought-out show where every character exists for a purpose. The last season brought Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler closer than ever, which left fans wondering why Kim isn’t in ‘Breaking Bad’.
She’s crucial to Jimmy’s story and heavily influences his decisions, so why isn’t she in ‘Breaking Bad’? Is it because her character will be killed in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6? Keep reading as we present our theories!
Will ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 see the end of Kim Wexler?
The showrunners of ‘Better Call Saul’ have often admitted that the final season will shed light on ‘Breaking Bad’ characters unlike anything fans have seen before. The show’s viewers are even expecting to see Saul Goodman meet Walter White in the highly anticipated season 6 finale!
We know that Jimmy will make it to the end since the character played a crucial role in ‘Breaking Bad’. We’re certain his character arc will merge into Walter’s story but what about Kim Wexler? Jimmy and Kim’s relationship has been a slow-burn mystery but it’s central to the show. It’s impossible to imagine how he’d find his way without her help.
He’s devoted to her, unquestionably, and has often been supportive of her. She loves Jimmy because she recognizes that he’s a good guy. Even his bad choices have reasons to justify them and she understands that. After writing an incredible story between the characters, can the showrunners just kill her off? It’s impossible to imagine so!
If Kim isn’t dead, what happened to her?
There a number of things that could’ve happened, which led to the end of Jimmy and Kim’s relationship. Killing her character would answer the question of her non-existence in the ‘Breaking Bad’ era, but it’s far too easy.
A possibility that concludes why she isn’t seen in the successor series could be because they ended their relationship. A lot could have gone wrong, Jimmy could’ve taken a disastrous step or Kim could have realised she’s done for. A circumstance could arise which leads to them calling off their relationship.
Maybe Jimmy realises his need to protect her at all costs and keeps her away from his professional life, so she never makes it to ‘Breaking Bad’. It might be strange and rather impossible to keep her away for that long, but with Vince Gilligan, anything can happen.
What the actors are saying about Kim’s fate
Actor Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy/Saul) and Rhea Seehorn (Kim) presented their own theories in an interview with “Entertainment Weekly”. Odenkirk believed that the couple could probably reunite after the events of ‘Breaking Bad’.
“I think I agree with most people that while it could be possible for them to be together in that ‘Breaking Bad’ era, I doubt it. I just hope she doesn’t die and I hope there’s some kind of reconnection that they do after it’s all done when he’s Gene (Takavic).”
It’s clear that Bob Odenkirk doesn’t want to see his reel life love interest dead, but neither does she! In a 2017 interview with “TVGuide”, Rhea Seehorn confessed that Kim’s fate was a mystery to her. She said that it would be a “tragedy for something awful to happen to her”. We agree with her wholeheartedly, it really would be a tragedy to see one of the most inspiring female characters on television meet an unfair ending.
What do you think will happen to Kim in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6? Let us know your views in the comments!