Kim Wexler’s odds of surviving have been severely harmed due to Better Call Saul’s significant fatality.
As Jimmy McGill begins his final case in Better Call Saul season 6, audiences are anxious to learn what happened to the key characters who were gone from Breaking Bad, including Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton), and Nacho Varga (Rhea Seehorn) (Michael Mando).
Kim is the most perplexing of the three. In the last season of the show, she and Jimmy are so close – professionally and emotionally – that Saul Goodman not even mentioning her throughout Breaking Bad seems ludicrous.
One of the three-character unanswered questions has unfortunately disappeared.
In “Rock & Hard Place,” episode 6 of Better Call Saul, Nacho surrenders to Gus Fring and deals with the notorious Chicken Man. Nacho’s father will not be targeted if Nacho accepts to die after declaring Gus had no part in Lalo Salamanca’s death. After striking the deal and giving an Oscar-worthy performance for the Salamancas, Nacho shoots himself in the head, leaving little mistakes about his fate.
Better Call Saul: The untimely death!
Nacho’s death comes as a shock for a variety of reasons. Aside from the heartbreaking image of a beloved figure taking his own life unexpectedly, Michael Mando’s final moment teases some miraculous escape.
Mike Ehrmantraut, ever ingenious, will undoubtedly find a method to save his adoptive kid. When Nacho dies and he does not, the scene becomes even more dramatic. The most stunning part of Nacho’s Better Call Saul death is when it occurs. Nacho is the fourth main character after Jimmy, Kim, and Mike in the prequel pecking order.
In the flashback pecking order, Nacho is the fourth primary character, behind Jimmy, Kim, and Mike. Perhaps one of Better Call Saul’s most critical unanswered issues entering season 6 was how Nacho’s journey would conclude. The fact that Nacho dies in the third episode of Better Call Saul’s final season foreshadows much more dramatic and unexpected developments in the future episodes.
Better Call Saul Nacho’s death is bad news for Kim!!
That’s not good news for Kim Wexler. Bumping off Nacho in episode 3 (rather than the final, climactic episodes) offers much room for greater character death in or around the series conclusion. It can’t be Jimmy, Mike, or Gus, and Lalo’s death wouldn’t be shocking enough, given that Breaking Bad has already practically confirmed it.
If this is true, viewers will wonder whether Better Call Saul’s choice to murder Nacho was wise. Both characters dying would maintain continuity with Breaking Bad, but it would also provide a dismal finish to Better Call Saul.
To be honest, the evidence will be in the pudding (pardon the pun). Nacho Varga’s death in Better Call Saul had the same emotional impact on his character as Hanks in Breaking Bad. Kim Wexler, if portrayed correctly, may accompany Nacho to the afterlife without leaving a sour taste in the audience’s mouth.
But let’s not dismiss Kim Wexler just yet. Nacho’s death so early in season 6 might be unrelated to the larger character’s death in a later episode. Better Call Saul’s last trip, three episodes in, still has a lot to cover: Lalo, Kim, the Gene chronology, and so on.