‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6: Why Bob Odenkirk Calls Kim Wexler ‘the Mystery of the Season’
Better Call Saul Season 6 promises to connect the prequel show to Breaking Bad. The final season still presents a lot of mysteries regarding exactly how those will overlap. For Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk, Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) is the biggest mystery of the season.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Better Call Saul Season 6 premiere.]
Odenkirk spoke with the AMC blog about Better Call Saul Season 6. Here’s why he’s following the mystery of Kim closely. Better Call Saul airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on AMC. Part 2 of Season 6 will premiere later this summer.
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 will explain what happens to Kim Wexler
As soon as Better Call Saul introduced Kim, fans feared for her life. Kim’s not in Breaking Bad, so they assume the worst, that she dies before Saul meets Walter White. When Better Call Saul Season 6 picks up, Kim is spearheading a plan to destroy Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian). That confuses Jimmy McGill (Odenkirk).
“That’s why I say she’s the mystery of the season,” Odenkirk told the AMC blog. “He doesn’t quite know what’s driving her, what she’s after. He knows that they both enjoy pulling these pranks and scams, but right at this moment he’s so off-balance at the beginning of Season 6 that he’s just trying to re-find his feet. He’s doing these things because he loves her and because they have fun together. And maybe if he does this stuff, he’ll feel normal again.”
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 lets Bob Odenkirk play Jimmy as gun shy
Jimmy’s the one who first taught Kim about running scams. However, he’s not his old self at the beginning of Better Call Saul Season 6. The events of season 5 episodes “Bagman” and “Bad Choice Road” still weigh on him.
There’s so much going on inside Jimmy at the beginning of this sixth season, but you have to remember what happened at the end of the fifth season when he was in the desert with Mike. It really shook him to his core. So there’s a lot of uncertainty he feels at Kim’s suggestion of a plot against Howard. He’s not sure if that’s because he thinks the plans are inadvisable, or if his confidence is so shaken from this traumatic time in the desert that he just isn’t going to be able to [pull this off]. So, he has to do something to prove to himself that he can live again, be himself again, come out of that desert and that PTSD. And so there’s so much going on inside him.Bob Odenkirk, AMC.com, 4/19/22
Kim Wexler may make Jimmy call Saul again
Kim hasn’t lost any faith in Jimmy. Perhaps she’s exactly what Jimmy needs to fully become Saul Goodman.
“He looks at Kim and he’s not sure what’s inspiring her, but maybe he’s just doubting himself,” Odenkirk said. “Maybe it has nothing to do with her. Maybe she’s completely fine because she didn’t go in the desert, get chased down by somebody, and get shot at. And drink her own urine.”