‘Better Call Saul’ Stars Discuss Who Is More Corrupt, Jimmy or Kim

Better Call Saul returned with season 6, and fans are seeing a new side to Kim Wexler. Jimmy McGill has always had his fair share of corruption but as the seasons went on Kim began to follow in his footsteps. Now, she might be even more unscrupulous than Jimmy. Actors Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn discussed their thoughts on which character is more corrupt.

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul Season 6. Kim and Jimmy look at a notebook that Jimmy is holding.
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

‘Better Call Saul’ slowly revealed Kim Wexler’s corruption

Better Call Saul is a Breaking Bad prequel, and because of this, fans know where Jimmy McGill will end up. They are well aware that his journey will lead to him becoming a completely corrupt attorney for criminals. Fans know that Jimmy turns into Saul Goodman, but Kim has been much more mysterious.

In season 1 of Better Call Saul, Kim seems like a standard, by-the-book, hard-working attorney with a genuine interest in helping people. Her one weakness is perhaps her soft spot for Jimmy. However, as the show went on, a different side of Kim came out. At the beginning of season 2, fans got a taste of this when Kim helped Jimmy con a man into buying them an expensive bottle of tequila.

In the season 5 finale, Kim took things a step further. She suggested to Jimmy that they frame Howard for a crime he didn’t commit so that Jimmy can get his money from the Sandpiper case sooner. Even Jimmy is shocked to hear that Kim is serious about the plan.

Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn discuss which character is more corrupt

It’s no secret that Jimmy and Kim can be pretty morally unscrupulous — but which character is the most corrupt? Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn were asked just that while speaking with Looper.

Seehorn responded, “As [Kim] says in the trailer, ‘Do you really think we’re wicked?’ I could ask you, ‘Do you really think we’re corrupt?’ They both are very flawed. They are going down similar rabbit holes and we’ll see who can pull the brakes.”

Bob Odenkirk also had an interesting answer. “I would’ve always said Jimmy,” he said. “But now I’m not so sure. I’m not sure Kim is [as corrupt] as Jimmy, but it’s clear Jimmy has awakened something in Kim … and so, it’s Jimmy’s fault. But then again, Kim maybe is not who we always thought she was.”

Will Kim Wexler die in ‘Better Call Saul’?

While Kim Wexler is an important character in Better Call Saul, she is noticeably absent from Breaking Bad. This has led many fans to wonder if Kim will die before the end of Better Call Saul. However, Bob Odenkirk has other ideas about what happens to Kim.

“I don’t think she dies,” Odenkirk said in a 2021 interview with The Guardian. “I think she’s in Albuquerque, and she’s still practicing law. He’s still crossing paths with her. To me, that would fuel his desire to be on billboards everywhere, because he wants her to see him”.

New episodes of Better Call Saul air Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.

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