‘Better Call Saul’: Rhea Seehorn Keeps Kim Wexler’s Finger Guns Secret — ‘I’ll Never Tell’
One of the most striking Better Call Saul moments has nothing to do with Breaking Bad. in the season 5 finale, Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) made a finger guns gesture at Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). This enigmatic scene capper has had fans debating what she meant by it, and Seehorn is happy to keep the mystery alive.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Better Call Saul seasons 5 and 6.]
Seehorn spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet by Zoom on April 11. We discussed how Kim’s finger guns set up Better Call Saul Season 6. Better Call Saul airs Sundays on AMC and streams on AMC+. Part 2 of the final season is coming later this summer.
Rhea Seehorn is the only one who truly knows what Kim Wexler’s finger guns mean
At the end of season 5, Kim proposes a plan to get back at Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian). Jimmy is surprised Kim would go that far and she makes the finger guns to tell him she’s serious. Her actual meaning is open to interpretation, and Seehorn won’t specify how she played it.
“I’ll never tell exactly what I was thinking,” Seehorn told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “That was a very cool scene to do. Peter Gould wrote and directed it and we did many, many, many versions of the finger guns. And discussed it at length because this show being concerned with and interested in these tiny nuances like that, which pay off because we have such intelligent and observant viewers that they ask about these types of small things.”
Many possible theories on Rhea Seehorn’s ‘Better Call Saul’ finger guns
Seehorn alluded to the many possible interpretations of the finger guns as a way to show they could mean anything. She also reminded Better Call Saul viewers that she got the gesture from Jimmy himself.
“I felt it was important and so did Peter that we not put too fine a point on telling the audience exactly,” Seehorn said. “Is she kidding, is she just messing with Jimmy, is she doing mimicry? Is this an impression of Jimmy because he, of course, does finger guns to her at the end of the previous season. Or is she deadly serious?”
Jimmy McGill was the ‘Better Call Saul’ audience in that scene
Of course, in the Better Call Saul Season 6 premiere, Kim and Jimmy put their plan into action. Jimmy sneaks into Howard’s country club to plant an incriminating powder packet in his locker. But, at the end of season 5, when he sees the finger guns, Jimmy was just as confused as the viewer.
“What’s fun is you get to see on his face the audience’s reaction is the same as his in that moment,” Seehorn said. “What? I don’t understand what’s going on.”