Kim Wexler’s fate remains one of Better Call Saul’s biggest mysteries, and season 6’s trailer carries a trio of major hints toward her future.
Better Call Saul season 6’s trailer hints at Kim’s tragic fate in three major ways. “What happened to Kim Wexler?” is arguably our biggest and most compelling storyline heading into Better Call Saul‘s final season. Played by Rhea Seehorn, Kim is currently the wife, best friend, and career partner of Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill. Their lives are intrinsically connected, and Jimmy can barely go an episode without some kind of Kim-teraction. Curious, then, that Saul Goodman makes no direct reference to Kim whatsoever throughout the entirety of Breaking Bad. Something big obviously happens to drive the couple apart in Better Call Saul season 6.
The foundations for their split were laid in Better Call Saul season 5’s finale. In earlier episodes, Kim would periodically partake in Jimmy’s schemes, reluctant at first, but enjoying them and proving herself a skilled con artist whenever she did. Kim’s involvement in Jimmy’s criminality grew through Better Call Saul season 5, culminating in her hatching a plan to destroy Howard Hamlin. A Better Call Saul season 6 trailer has now released, and confirms Kim shall continue on this darker path. We see her sleeping while Jimmy lies awake, and questioning his belief that their actions are “wicked.”
The Better Call Saul season 6 trailer also contains three major clues that point to Kim’s criminal journey ending in a tragic destination. Rather than her death, however, that destination looks to be pushing Jimmy away through her own self-destruction.
Better Call Saul Season 6’s Trailer Mirrors A Season 2 Scene
Our first Kim clue in the Better Call Saul season 6 trailer is the sideways shot of Jimmy and Kim sitting on a bed. The characters are facing each other, deep in conversation – and it’s an image we’ve seen before. From the framing of the camera to the positioning of Jimmy and Kim themselves, this shot is almost identical to a moment from Better Call Saul season 2’s ” Cobbler,” when the couple were sharing a deliciously illicit pie. The key difference between scenes is the lighting. In Better Call Saul season 2’s version, Jimmy and Kim were well-lit, but the season 6 trailer scene covers both in near-impenetrable darkness. It’s a visual metaphor for how far Better Call Saul‘s protagonists have fallen morally, sure, but that black cloud could also signal a dark ending. We know Jimmy turns our okay (more or less), but Kim’s Breaking Bad absence means she won’t necessarily be as lucky.
How Better Call Saul Season 6’s Trailer Conversation Compares To Season 2’s
Even more important than the lighting and visual arrangement of Jimmy and Kim’s bed scene in Better Call Saul‘s season 6 trailer is the context of their conversation compared to season 2. The corresponding moment in “Cobbler” comes shortly after Jimmy has just fabricated evidence in order to secure a legal victory. Kim is astonished and uncomfortable with Jimmy’s admission, and forces him to promise, “never again.” In the Better Call Saul season 6 do-over scene, boots have very much changed feet, and Kim is now the one pushing Jimmy’s ethical boundaries. By drawing that parallel to season 2, Vince Gilligan is signposting how Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman isn’t as drastic (or as dangerous) as the evolution Kim has undergone.
Better Call Saul Season 6’s Trailer Song Teases Kim’s Tragic Fate
The song that plays throughout Better Call Saul‘s season 6 trailer is Andy Williams’ “Days of Wine & Roses” from the 1962 movie of the same name. As pointed out on Reddit by user horkus1, Days of Wine & Roses stars Lee Remick as Kirsten, whose husband is forced to leave due to her downward spiral of alcohol addiction. There’s a comparison to be made between Kirsten and Better Call Saul‘s Kim, but rather than booze, it’s criminality causing her self-destructive descent. Will Jimmy make the same decision in Better Call Saul as Jack Lemmon’s Joe makes in Days of Wine & Roses?
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