‘Better Call Saul’: Kim’s Finger Guns Explained By Rhea Seehorn
Kim Wexler is heading down a path on Better Call Saul that seems very out of character for her. She started out as a lawyer committed to doing the right things. But as her relationship with her “criminal” attorney boyfriend Saul Goodman plays out, Kim is starting to become another person.
This became especially clear in the Better Call Saul Season 5 finale, when Kim shot some Saul-esque finger guns at her husband while plotting against Howard Hamlin. Actor Rhea Seehorn gave an interview discussing that scene and more about the next season of Better Call Saul.
Kim Wexler’s finger guns were a hot topic last season
The scene comes after the Goodmans fled their home following an altercation with Lalo Salamanca. They were settling into a hotel when Kim started sharing dark ideas with Saul, including a plot to ruin Howard Hamlin in a blackmail scheme. “Kim, doing this… it’s not you. You would not be OK with it,” Saul reasoned. “Wouldn’t I?” she replied.
When Saul asked if she was kidding, Kim turned around and shot finger guns at him. It showed she’s serious and called to mind the gesture that Saul made earlier after rebranding as Saul Goodman.
Rhea Seehorn shared her interpretation of that ‘Better Call Saul’ scene
Seehorn reflected on Kim’s finger gun scene in an interview with The Daily Beast, published on Oct. 1. She explained that Kim is frankly tired of being told who she is and what she is supposed to do, making her that much sold on the Howard plot.
Kim has also just come off the scene with Howard who’s told her, ‘I just want to let you know that Jimmy’s bad for you.’ Everyone’s constantly having ideas about what Kim should be and what’s good for her and what’s not good for her. And then here’s the man that I love also telling me, ‘I think I’m bad for you.’ Like she’s not a grown adult making her own choices, which is one of the constant themes that I have loved that they have given my character… I think there’s a little bit of her saying, ‘You think you know me? Everyone thinks they know me. Well, guess what you don’t know about me?’ Is it true? I don’t know. Maybe it is true. Maybe you’re going to find out.Rhea Seehorn on Kim Wexler’s finger guns
But Seehorn doesn’t yet know what happens to Kim. One of the biggest theories is that she’ll die, fueled by her absence in Breaking Bad. But Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) has said that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s not alive.
“It’s probably easy to think that Kim dies, or that anyone who’s not visible passes away. But there’s still a lot of people who die on these shows; the stakes are high,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “But I’m with you in that anything could be the case.”
Find out when ‘Better Call Saul’ returns
Filming on Better Call Saul Season 6 is ongoing. No release date has been shared, but the expectation is that it’ll be here sometime in 2022. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for any additional details.