The co-creator behind “Better Call Saul” teases what lies ahead in the final season when the show finally returns to production…
For the past five seasons, the bulk of “Better Call Saul” has been spent watching the transformation of Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman.
When Saul Goodman makes his first appearance on “Breaking Bad,” he’s already a slick, fast talking strip mall attorney with questionable morals, who eventually becomes a key advisor as Walter White builds his empire. Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut has also become a main character on “Better Call Saul” but his demise isn’t met until deep into “Breaking Bad” so the audience already knows he will survive the final season.
The one character with the biggest question mark hanging over their head ahead of “Better Call Saul” season 6 is Kim Wexler.
She was Jimmy’s friend and eventually his girlfriend before becoming his wife in the most recent season. When “Better Call Saul” came to a close earlier this year, Kim appeared to break bad on her own with plans of vengeance against Howard Hamlin dancing in her head after she stood up to Lalo Salamanca and basically prevented him from killing her and Jimmy.
Of course, Kim never appears much less is she mentioned in “Breaking Bad,” which begs the question of what happens to her?
Well “Better Call Saul” co-creator Peter Gould obviously wasn’t going to give away any secrets as the writers begin breaking the story for the final season but he did offer one tease that will certainly send a lot of fans into a panic when it comes to Kim’s eventual fate.
“We have a lot of ideas about where Jimmy and Kim are going,” Gould said when speaking to Deadline. “There’s some ideas which I am so excited about, but there is also a lot of sadness to where this is going.”
For her part, Rhea Seehorn — who has brilliantly portrayed Kim Wexler for the past five seasons — she doesn’t know exactly what happens to her character either but she knows it’s been a pleasure watching the various changes she’s undergone since first being introduced.
“I don’t know where we are going, but I feel very lucky that I was allowed to play it honestly, incrementally a step at a time,” Seehorn said.
The final season of “Better Call Saul” is still currently targeted for 2021, although no update has been given about the timing of the release due until production on the show picks up again later this year.