‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6: ‘Axe and Grind’ Might Hint at Kim Wexler’s Fate

Kim Wexler’s (Rhea Seehorn) fate has been long debated among Better Call Saul fans, especially after “Axe and Grind.” With only one episode left before the mid-season finale, Better Call Saul fans think the episode might contain a clue about what will happen to Kim Wexler. It has everything to do with Best Quality Vacuum. 

[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for Better Call Saul Season 6 episode “Axe and Grind.”]

Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) in the 'Better Call Saul' Season 6 episode 'Axe and Grind'
Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Kim’s mom appears in ‘Better Call Saul’ episode ‘Axe and Grind’

Fans have only ever seen a glimpse of Kim Wexler’s past. Her mom (Beth Hoyt) shows up in a season 5 flashback; Kim refused to get in the car with her knowing she had been drinking. 

Kim’s mom appears again in the season 6 episode “Axe and Grind.” After Kim attempts to shoplift jewelry, her mom promises the manager Kim will pay for her mistake.

However, outside in the car, Kim’s mom presents her with the jewelry she tried stealing in the first place. Could this be the beginning of Kim’s desire to con? 

‘Axe and Grind’ episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ hints at a possible identity change for Kim 

Caldera (Joe DeRosa), the vet who moonlights as a doctor, also appears in “Axe and Grind.” While helping Saul (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim with the next phase of their con against Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian), Caldera talks about retiring from the criminal work to become a full-time vet. First, he’ll have to find someone to bestow his “little black book” of contacts unto. 

As Saul sifts through the book, he passes a business card for Best Quality Vacuum. This is the business Walter White (Bryan Cranston) turns to in Breaking Bad for a new identity. Kim notices the card, too. 

Vet Caldera (Joe DeRosa) in 'Better Call Saul' Season 6 episode 'Axe and Grind'
Joe DeRosa as Dr. Caldera | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Now, some fans think Kim might be the one to consult Best Quality Vacuum before Saul ever has a need to become Gene Takavic. “Every time BCS has shown a phone number, fans have been able to call that number and hear a [voicemail],” one fan pointed out (via Reddit). 

The number they’re referring to appears in episode 4, “Hit and Run.” They elaborated:

“I called the number that was Kim’s cell phone and the number belongs to a land line in Albuquerque under the name Laura Montoya. If you’re reading this in the future and Kim ends up being alive under the alias Laura Montoya, you’ll be one of a few people who know my detective skills.

If Laura Montoya is not an alias or connection to Kim or BCS, then you’ll know that Vince Gilligan used a real woman’s number for some wild reason.” 

Could Kim be this Laura Montoya? Fans will have to wait until August to find out.

‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 still has seven episodes left 

There’s still one more episode before the mid-season finale. While unlikely, there’s plenty of time for something significant to happen to Kim in that episode. “Plan and Execution” will air Monday, May 23 at 9 p.m. ET. 

Better Call Saul Season 6 will return on July 11 with six more episodes. The series finale will air on Aug. 15. 

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