Rhea Seehorn, who stars as Kim on Better Call Saul, says that the character is playing a “dangerous game” and can’t even guess if she will survive the final season.
The season finale of Better Call Saul certainly sent shockwaves through the Breaking Bad/BCS connected universe, as well as its audience. The final episode capped off the season in fine style and saw Kim seemingly take definitive steps down a much darker path. Her suggestion to Jimmy that they should destroy Howard’s life for some quick cash certainly took him, and us, by surprise and with her now being well known to the psychopathic Lalo (who is also on a revenge streak) will she survive the final season?
Kim somehow getting out of the picture before the events of Breaking Bad has always been on the cards as she doesn’t make an appearance there but with recent events, a dark end for Kim seems even more likely.
Speaking to IndieWire, actress Rhea Seehorn has admitted that Kim is playing a dangerous game:
“She keeps getting example after example that you are not going to get the results you want, where the ‘good guy’ wins, if you play by the rules. So maybe these rules were the wrong set of rules to begin with Peter [Gould] said to me all through the season, ‘It’s like Kim has gotten to a place where she thinks that if she could just lightly put her finger on the scales of justice so that they keep going in favor of the good guy, that it’s not really that bad.’ Of course, that’s an incredibly egotistical, dangerous game to be playing, that you’re choosing who you think deserves anything. So it’s not so much abandoning all your principles as little by little thinking, ‘Well, this one doesn’t count because the guy doesn’t deserve to go to prison anyway.’ Or ‘I’m going to cut people off in traffic just this one time because it’s an emergency.’ We all do it. She’s doing it on a magnified scale.”
And for her part, Seehorn doesn’t know if Kim is going to make it out of this show alive:
“I kind of gave up trying to guess, ‘Do I live another day?’ I used to obsessively flip through the scripts very quickly looking for my death scene early on. But I knew that they would give me the dignity and the respect of telling me as soon as they knew if they were getting rid of me, probably one or two episodes before when they when they decide concretely that it’s definitely happening. It is actually a great gift to me that I don’t know the whole season ahead of time, let alone another season ahead. I only have the episode in front of me. And so my job is to make an incremental shift as honest and believable and coming from somewhere as I as I can.”
Seehorn has certainly won Kim a lot of fans over the years and it’s going to be tense watching each week of the final season to see what might become of her. Whatever happens, BCS fans should be in for a real treat.