'Better Call Saul' Season 5 Episode 9: Kim tells Lalo off and fans are convinced 'she should run the cartel'
Spoilers for Season 5 Episode 9 'Bad Choice Road'
The latest episode of 'Better Call Saul' Season 5 revolved around the recently traumatized Jimmy McGill from his misadventures in the desert. Luckily, he comes back home safe with more than a few sunburn marks across his body, serving as a horrifying reminder of what he has been through.
And while his wife Kim doesn't know the full length of what Jimmy survived, chancing upon the coffee mug with a bullet hole in it makes things somewhat clear for Kim.
So when Lalo comes storming at their home, at his menacing finest, trying to confront Jimmy about what really happened in the desert to cause such a delay, Kim doesn't shy away from speaking her mind — something that has the entire fandom convinced that she should be the new cartel boss now.
Kim is patient with Jimmy at first, serving the role of the compassionate life partner who is just glad her husband is back home in one piece and not dead as she soothes him with a wet towel while Jimmy soaks in the tub after the harrowing experience.
The next time we see Kim however, she insists that Jimmy can't keep lying to her about what he's been through. She takes a day off from work and plans on being by Jimmy's side, as the man crumbles at the sound of a regular juicer and whirring on TV.
It's not said explicitly in as many words but Kim knows something happened to Jimmy and she picks up on the intensity of how bad it could be. So she quits her job now that she's all in whatever Jimmy is a part of because unlike Skyler White from 'Breaking Bad', Kim plans on being Jimmy's partner in more ways than one.
It's not even about idealism anymore; in her own words, her priorities have been set straight as she spent the night wondering if Jimmy was dead or alive and she can't afford to do that.
So when Jimmy tries to chastise her about taking the titular 'Bad Choice Road' by quitting her job, Kim gives him a reality check of his own and asserts that he doesn't get to have a say in her career choices after she had to be okay with him changing his entire persona for a career move.
But before all water can be under the bridge, more pressing matters — in the form of Lalo — come up and suddenly there's a tension in the Wexler-McGill household where one finds themselves at the edge of the seats, halfway through biting fingernails.
The only respite? "Kimberly. F**king. Wexler", as fans have now trended on Twitter. After Lalo tries to grill Jimmy about what really happened in the desert, probably suggesting the blatant tie-up with Gus Fring and Mike Ehrmantraut, Kim explodes about how Lalo is basing his decisions on a bullet hole in Jimmy car.
From citing the nature of New Mexico residents to whatever Jimmy did for Lalo in the last 48 hours — Kim doesn't stop until she has it in Lalo's head that Jimmy, well, Saul Goodman, in this case, is pretty much the only person Lalo would trust to transport seven million dollars through the desert.
And if he trusts Saul Goodman before his own men in the cartel, then he clearly has other things to worry about. Unflinching and daunting, Rhea Seehorn is beyond remarkable in this episode.
Noting the same, fans took their sentiments to Twitter, thus bringing forth Week 9 of them begging for Seehorn to get her "goddamned Emmy" for the role she has played so passionately so far.
"Kim should be running the cartel!" certified a fan, along with a GIF of Bryan Cranston doing a mic-drop. Another asserted their opinion by simply going all caps, aka screaming on social media, saying: "KIM WEXLER IS THE BEST CHARACTER ON TV. IN THIS HOUSE WE LOVE, RESPECT AND PROTECT HER."
A third fan quipped about the intensity of the scene which is a pure marvel to witness, writing: "Almost had several heart attacks while Kim shows she has bigger balls than Lalo."
Another fan, however, noted the harsh reality of everything, and tweeted: "Rhea Seehorn, Kim Wexler, consistently one of most under-appreciated actresses on TV and heart of."
And of course, there were tweets about how Saul Goodman wishes he could be as ballsy as his wife, as a fan pointed out: "Kim Wexler makes Saul Goodman look like a chump! Giver her an effing Emmy for her performance." Enough said!
'Better Call Saul' Season 5 airs on Mondays at 9 pm on AMC.