‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6: Rhea Seehorn on ‘Bagman’ Easter Eggs

TL;DR:

  • Rhea Seehorn returned as Kim Wexler when Better Call Saul Season 6 premiered on April 18.
  • Two significant items from the season 5 episode “Bagman” appeared in the episode.
  • Seehorn shares how such Easter eggs affect her performance as Kim.
'Better Call Saul' Season 6: Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) stands in the courthouse hall
Rhea Seehorn | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Better Call Saul Season 6 opened with some Breaking Bad Easter eggs. Certainly fans recognized the license plate when Saul Goodman’s office was being packed up. The season premiere also included some Easter eggs for Better Call Saul. Kim Wexler actor Rhea Seehorn reacted to those. 

[Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Better Call Saul Season 6 premiere.]

Seehorn spoke with Showbiz  Cheat Sheet on April 11 about the final season of Better Call Saul. Here are her thoughts on those season premiere Easter eggs. Better Call Saul Season 6 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on AMC and streams on AMC+. Part 2 of season 6 is coming later this summer. 

‘Bagman’ Easter eggs that showed up in the ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 premiere

The season 5 episode “Bagman” was a doozy for Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). He agreed to pick up Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton)’s bail money in the middle of the desert. Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) went with him, but Jimmy was still in over his head. 

After an encounter with gunmen, Jimmy’s “World’s Greatest Lawyer” coffee mug took a bullet. That was a gift from Kim in season 2 when Jimmy got a job at Davis & Main. The mug already represented Jimmy’s tenuous relationship with the profession, and the bullet hole might mean any hope for going legit has long passed. 

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Jimmy did survive a walk through the desert with the money. So, when Kim needed cash in the Better Call Saul Season 6 premiere, she and Jimmy dipped into the Lalo Salamanca fund. Kim also found the bullet ridden mug and tossed it in the garbage, once and for all. 

Rhea Seehorn reacts to the mug and bag of money 

The “Bagman” Easter eggs weren’t just fun callbacks for Better Call Saul fans. Seehorn said they were significant to her performance, as they always are when Easter eggs return. 

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“It’s fun for me to see them,” Seehorn said. “They’re also, depending on which props they are, it informs me sometimes about stuff about my own character as well as far as where some of these things ended up.”

The fate of Kim Wexler is nearing 

Better Call Saul fans worry about Kim because she was not a character on Breaking Bad. Could that mean she dies before Jimmy ever met Walter White? Seehorn isn’t telling, of course. However, she appreciates that fans are concerned. 

“Oh, very meaningful to me,” Seehorn said. “There was a time in the beginning when the show started wherever everybody thought just one by one, Chuck, Hamlin, Kim, Nacho, that we’d all just be picked off along the fence. But as the seasons grew, I’m very grateful that people see her as a three dimensional person. There’s this very rich character that people embraced and are concerned about.”

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