‘Better Call Saul’s Kim Wexler Has Officially Become the Most Beloved Character within the ‘Breaking Bad’ Universe

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rhea Seehorn

Sorry, Jesse Pinkman. It’s time
to step aside
for the true MVP of the Breaking Bad universe: Ms. Kim
Wexler, Esquire.

Not even Better Call Saul co-creators Vince Gilligan
and Peter Gould might have predicted that Jimmy McGill’s love curiosity would encourage
such a faithful following. But Kim is the epitome of coolness, not like a few of
the opposite reviled
female characters
from Breaking Bad (ahem, we’re you,
Skyler and Marie). She’s
smart
, she’s crafty, and she or he’s principled. In quick, Kim is a complete badass.

It seems Kim solely has one weak point: she’s head over heels in
love with Jimmy
and retains making silly choices the place he’s involved. But
as an alternative of being turned off by her devotion, followers love her much more for it.

[Spoiler Alert: Spoilers forward for Better Call Saul
Season 5]

Rhea Seehorn
Rhea Seehorn | Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Kim Wexler was alleged to fly underneath the radar on ‘Better
Call Saul’

Shockingly, showrunner Gilligan initially anticipated Kim’s character to “fall out of importance” because the present progressed, Vulture reported. “We had a vague inkling that we wanted a female character who was perhaps a love interest past tense, or potential love interest future tense,” he stated throughout the interview.

“It’s embarrassing to say how little we understood concerning the
character of Kim Wexler or how vital she would change into.”

Rhea Seehorn is a large a part of Kim Wexler’s enchantment

The character of Kim might have fallen flat with out Rhea
Seehorn breathing
life into her
. But the previous under-the-radar actress, who acquired her begin in
theater, introduced a strong presence to the position that was inconceivable to disregard.

Seehorn instantly noticed Kim as a robust character and it exhibits. Seehorn defined that after studying the script, she understood Kim’s motivations. “I thought, she seems extremely specific about what she says and when she says it and, very often, prefers not speaking,” she stated. “I decided that’s really a position of power. That’s not a weak person.”

And the administrators understood how a lot followers had been falling for
her and fortunately for us, went together with it. “It was very a lot going to be the
Saul Goodman present, the Jimmy McGill present, after which we employed Rhea Seehorn, who
enable[ed] us to do issues we by no means noticed coming,” Gilligan advised Vulture. “She
continued to wow us week in and week out till all of a sudden you say, ‘God, what
would this present be with out her character?’”

Kim retains placing herself at risk for Jimmy

Throughout the final 5 seasons, Kim retains placing herself
into compromising positions that are both immediately or not directly due to
Jimmy’s affect. Conning wealthy guys out of pricey cocktails offers strategy to bogus
mail-writing campaigns and conning purchasers that would have value Kim her profession.
But “Bad Choice Road” confirmed us essentially the most harmful con of all but when Kim took
on Lalo Salamanca.

Jimmy was nonetheless experiencing PTSD from the shootout within the
desert, and sure, from ingesting his personal pee. So when Lalo confirmed up of their condo,
Kim took the lead and gave the menacing cartel chief an epic
verbal lashing
though she was terrified.

“What kind of operation are you running, anyway?” Kim says with
authority, questioning why Lalo would belief his lawyer with $7 million money. “No
offense, however it is advisable get your home so as,” she continues.

Kim lies for Jimmy — but once more

After assuring Lalo that Jimmy doesn’t mislead her or his purchasers,
she advises the cartel member to, “Get your sh*t collectively and cease torturing
the one man who went via hell to avoid wasting your ass.”

Lalo leaves and solely then does Kim enable herself to shudder in worry. She is aware of her life is in peril however nonetheless doesn’t grasp simply how dangerous it’s. Fans are terrified she’ll meet her finish quickly. Especially contemplating how vital she’s change into to the present over the seasons.

After the journey we’ve been on with Kim, shedding her may very well be the
best tragedy of all.

Catch the season finale of Better Call Saul on Monday,
April 20 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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