‘Better Call Saul’: There’s a Wild Fan Theory That Kim is Pulling the Ultimate Scam on Jimmy

More than one month later, fans are still reeling from the season 5 finale of Better Call Saul. The penultimate season received more buzz than ever, drawing more comparisons to the original series it’s based upon, Breaking Bad.

The stakes are higher than ever and the drama intensified as Jimmy McGill traveled further down the road toward fully becoming shady criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. But the parallel, equally interesting storyline is the one following his girlfriend Kim Wexler as she begins to compromise her morals.

All along we’ve assumed that Kim either gets killed because of Jimmy’s actions or leaves him because she’s disgusted by who he’s become. However, after the season finale, fans are wondering if Kim might turn out to be the antihero of the series.

Is Kim conning Jimmy too?

Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler
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Kim Wexler is planning to take down Howard Hamlin

Fans questioned why Howard Hamlin was such a big part of the fifth season and accurately predicted that his character would become important later. It looks like the final installment of Better Call Saul, which is scheduled to premiere in 2021, will feature some kind of plot against Howard and HHM.

Kim has dabbled in conning before. But Jimmy warns her in the finale, “Something Unforgivable,” that destroying her former employer’s career will be a point of no return. In response, Kim flippantly points finger guns at a distraught-looking Jimmy just like he did to her in the season 4 finale.

Fans wonder if Kim is pulling a con on Jimmy

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A few seasons ago no one would have expected Kim to behave this way. She’s always been a strict rules follower with a well-formed conscience, especially in comparison to Jimmy. But now that Kim admitted her intentions to con Howard, viewers can’t help but wonder if she’s tricking Jimmy, too.

One wild theory posits that Kim only married Jimmy so she could lay claim to half the Sandpiper fortune they could gain in a settlement. It’s still not fully clear why Kim and Jimmy got married when they were on the verge of breaking up, though most assume it was so they couldn’t testify against one another in court.

Now fans are wondering if Kim has been planning a scam against Jimmy all along. That money could go a long way toward funding a private firm where she helped low-income clients, which is what she wanted all along. It’s the classic ends justify the means scenario.

No one knows what going to happen to Kim Wexler

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Kim has proven herself an unpredictable wild card over the last season especially, so even though the fan theory that she’s massively tricking Jimmy seems far-fetched, it’s not totally out of the question.

Because of Breaking Bad, we know Jimmy McGill will become a despicable, depraved criminal masquerading as a lawyer by the time he meets Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in season 2. There must be some catalyst that made him reach that point.

A betrayal by the woman he loves could be exactly what it takes to turn Jimmy into the absolute worst version of himself. We know he loves Kim. Losing her, the one person who keeps saving him from himself, could be the turning point in Jimmy’s life.

Better Call Saul Season 6 is scheduled to air sometime in 2021.