‘Better Call Saul’: Rhea Seehorn Says Kim Wexler Has ‘Lost Her Way’ in Season 6
Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) wants to take Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) down in Better Call Saul Season 6. Kim has help from her husband/partner-in-crime, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), but she’s the one inspiring most of the plot against Howard. In “Hit and Run,” Kim starts thinking someone is following her, to which Jimmy says: “the wicked flee when no man pursueth.”
This sends Kim into a tailspin. Seehorn explains why Kim Wexler has “lost her way” in the final season of Better Call Saul.
Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler’s plot to take Howard Hamlin down
In the final season of Better Call Saul, Jimmy and Kim are working together to ruin Howard Hamlin’s reputation. So far, they’ve managed to convince Cliff Main (Edward James Begley Jr.) Howard might be using drugs. In “Hit and Run,” Kim and Jimmy orchestrate a plan to make Howard look like he’s engaging with prostitutes.
Their ultimate goal is to win the Sandpiper Lawsuit by making Howard look like an untrustworthy lawyer. They’re also besmirching his reputation along the way.
Kim Wexler ‘compartmentalizes’ in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 Episode 4
Seehorn, who directed “Hit and Run,” talked about the episode with AMC. She focused on the scene where Kim talks to Jimmy about being followed. As the actor explained, when Kim asks Jimmy, “You think we’re wicked?” it’s the “best representation of how far Kim can compartmentalize things.”
Seehorn continued: “She is so shocked that he would label their behavior as ‘wicked.’ It astounds me as a person how much she has decided not to believe that what they’re doing is wrong.”
Kim used to be Jimmy’s North star when differentiating between right and wrong. Now, in the final season of the AMC series, Kim is wholly invested in Jimmy’s con-man ways.
Rhea Seehorn thinks Kim Wexler has ‘lost her way’ with the Howard Hamlin con
At the end of Better Call Saul Season 5, Kim presents the idea of taking Howard down to Jimmy. After hearing multiple people say Jimmy is bad for her including Jimmy himself, Kim gets tired of being told what’s good for her and what isn’t.
“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?'” Seehorn told The Daily Beast. We’re going to learn in what’s left of Better Call Saul Season 6.
As far as Seehorn is concerned, Kim has “lost her way in this endeavor.” Still, she admits Kim and Jimmy both continue to “light each other’s match” and inspire each other’s next move.
Seehorn explained: “When somebody is smoldering, the other person ignites it or helps them compartmentalize it, and in that moment when they’re sitting on the bed, Kim is feeling her conscience. She doesn’t even realize that, but it’s coming in the form of thinking you’re being followed because they believe their actions are happening in a vacuum, that there are no consequences for what they’re doing. The world is telling her otherwise and Jimmy’s saying, ‘Ignore that. Ignore that feeling. Ignore that itch.’ And she’s thrilled to do so.”
Kim Wexler’s fate in ‘Better Call Saul’ remains unclear
Since the beginning of Better Call Saul, the million-dollar question has been: “What happens to Kim Wexler?” The character isn’t in Breaking Bad, which means we’re going to find out if Kim makes it out of Better Call Saul alive or not.
At this point, most fans think she’s going to con Jimmy in the end, but only time will tell. Watch new episodes of Better Call Saul Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.