Rhea Seehorn has described the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul as “devastating” before the new season launches with a double bill on April 18. In an interview with EW, Seehorn, who plays Kim Wexler on the hit AMC crime drama, praised the final season as “a breathless, thoughtful, stunning, and shocking season.”
In the Season 5 finale, Kim proposed a dark scheme with Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) to settle a lawsuit against Sandpiper Crossing, a retirement home. The fruits of their labour will include a hefty payout and a chance to tarnish the career of Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian). So much so, Seehorn believes her character’s “compartmentalizing was always going to have a reckoning day — and it comes.”
“I can’t say exactly what [Jimmy and Kim] proceed or don’t proceed with, coming out of season 5,” Seehorn adds. “But I can say that thread is not dropped as far as this exploration of how much of Kim’s behavior is what was always there and uncovered, versus how much of Kim’s behavior is ignited by Jimmy. And vice versa.”
Seehorn praised the writing for Season 6. “I was blown away by even the halfway mark, and I didn’t know we were splitting this season. So [with] both the [midseason] finale and the finale, I couldn’t have asked for anything more respectful of the fans and the characters that they’ve written.”
“That doesn’t always mean happy endings, of course, in this world.” Seehorn says, praising the writing team for taking “everything into consideration, and it is heart-pounding.”
Better Call Saul‘s final season debuts on AMC on April 18, as Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman reaches its conclusion. In March, AMC debuted the first official trailer, while Flickluster reported earlier in the week that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul would reprise their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman for the final season.