Rhea Seehorn Talks Kim’s Big Decision in the Latest Better Call Saul
Published 3 months ago
[SPOILERS FOR BETTER CALL SAUL SEASON 06 EPISODE 09]
If you’ve watched Breaking Bad, you’ll know that Kim Wexler is nowhere to be found, and her break-up with Jimmy was inevitable, if anything. With the last episode of Better Call Saul showing Kim quitting law and breaking things off with Jimmy, actress Rhea Seehorn talks about Kim’s headspace during the moment and what lead to the character’s own self-destruction.
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Seehorn explains:
She’s like, “I cannot be this person anymore. I have no right to practice law. I have absolutely no right to pass judgment on others.” She’s been tipping the scales in the favor of those that are “deserving” for years, which is absolutely an unethical way to practice law, and it ended up with a dead person at her feet. While she does acknowledge that there’s something they ignite in each other, she’s also acknowledging her part of it. And ultimately, there’s an incredible amount of self-loathing in her thinking of, “I don’t deserve anything.”
For a show about morally grey characters, it’s Kim Wexler that still manages to have a conscience among everyone. Seehorn continues:
I love that Peter Gould, the showrunner, and our room full of writers, kept that thing that I think we’ve all thought was true of Kim the whole time: she does have integrity. She is incredibly strong, and she does have a moral compass. It’s just quite buried right now. And for her to make that choice, it’s the most penance she can figure out how to do.
Though this is just speculation on my part, I think this could be the last we see of Kim in this timeline. With the episode fast-forwarding to Jimmy as a fully-fledged Saul Goodman, I think the show is going to be showing us what the characters have been up to during the Breaking Bad era.
With four episodes left, there’s still a lot of room for Kim to return. While I am praying for a reunion between her and Gene Takavic, I’m hoping that showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have the perfect sendoff for all the characters.
Catch Better Call Saul Mondays on AMC.