- Warning: There are spoilers ahead for “Better Call Saul.”
- Monday’s penultimate episode of the series finally revealed what happened to Kim Wexler.
- Fans had wondered about the character’s fate since she never appeared on “Breaking Bad.”
“Better Call Saul” finally revealed Kim Wexler’s fate in its penultimate episode, and fans are breathing a sigh of relief.
Since Wexler never appeared on “Breaking Bad,” which takes place after “Better Call Saul,” some fans have worried for years that Kim may have died tragically at some point. Others wondered if Wexler was secretly fine and just working at the same mall as Gene (aka Saul Goodman), living his own secret life.
Neither was true.
Monday’s episode revealed that after breaking things off with Jimmy/Saul (Bob Odenkirk), Kim shockingly moved down to Florida to live out the rest of her days.
Fans were relieved to hear that Wexler was alive.
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However, viewers learned that Kim was far from satisfied.
The show’s reveal was incredibly sad as Wexler was revealed to be a shell of her former self. Although still going by the same name, Kim changed her hair color and worked a mundane office job at a sprinkler manufacturer.
She ate tuna salad sandwiches she made herself and painfully kept up small talk with other housewives at gatherings, things the old Kim Wexler would never have had the patience to do.
On the post-show series, “Talking Saul,” Seehorn said that “Better Call Saul” co-creator Peter Gould had told her that she would return to the show at some point after quitting her job as a lawyer earlier in the season after Howard Hamlin’s unexpected death.
“I knew I wanted to come back in some capacity, but I didn’t know what capacity. So when I got this script written by Vince and directed by Vince, I was very surprised,” Seehorn said on “Talking Saul” of series two co-creator Vince Gilligan.
“I think she thinks she flew too close to the sun and now she’s deflating everything. It was sad,” Seehorn added of what became of her character.
After a call from Jimmy in Monday’s episode, Kim was inspired to return to Albuquerque, New Mexico six years later and tell the truth about Howard’s death, which was originally ruled a suicide. (Fans know he was brutally killed by Lalo in front of Jimmy and Kim in their apartment.)
Jimmy has no idea yet that Kim filled out an affidavit alerting Howard’s wife to the role they both played in his death.
That might be the least of his worries at the moment.
Jimmy currently has many other problems. As the show heads into its series finale, the cops will be after Jimmy/Gene/Saul Goodman, not only for his involvement in Heisenberg’s meth business on “Breaking Bad,” but likely his recent crime spree in Nebraska.
We’ll have to wait until next week to see if Jimmy gets away or if he’s finally caught.
The final episode of “Better Call Saul” airs on AMC on Monday, August 15 at 9 p.m. ET.