We now know Kim is alive and well in the black and white timeline Gene Takovic is now alive – despite potential legal trouble, she has now confessed to her and Jimmy’s roles in the case kill Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) – it would seem like fans can look forward to the end of the series without the specter of death looming over Kim’s head. To be sure, her failure with Jimmy ultimately cost her the career she loved, her happy life with Jimmy, and worst of all, her morality. But there’s a line the creators would never cross, even if fans were convinced otherwise. As Gilligan goes on to say:
“We definitely stayed silent smiling while people stopped us in the street and said, ‘You’re not going to kill Kim, are you?’ We let people think maybe we would, but none of us wanted to do it. But figuring out where she got hurt, it was in the little steps, fit and start, like every other plot we’ve done.”
The writers of “Breaking Bad” are notorious for never fully planning the vast scope of the story, relying instead on writing down their own corners quickly (famous example especially machine gun in the trunk of Walt in the final season). As explained in the quote above, “Better Call Saul” has clearly followed in its footsteps. Thankfully, though, they’ve got Kim planned for much bigger things. Suspenseful (and tense enough), we have one more episode left to find out exactly how her story ends.
The final season of the “Better Call Saul” series airs Monday, August 15, 2022 on AMC.
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