When will 'Better Call Saul' Season 6 return? Here's why Kim Wexler doesn't feature in 'Breaking Bad'
Lalo Salamanca was attacked in his own hideout but he managed to escape. What does it mean for Kim and Jimmy in the final season?
Remember when Kim Wexler imitated her newly married husband and did the air rockets initiating herself as the baddest player in the game? Iconic is what it was. So excuse us for being extra salty that not only was Rhea Seehorn's Emmy nomination snubbed, but the whole of 'Better Call Saul' Season 5 was dismissed from the acknowledgment. Looks like worse news awaits the fans because production for the final and sixth season is not starting any time soon. But before we can estimate around when the final season will return to AMC, let's take a look at where we left off and what could unfold, especially on Kim's arc, probably leading to the imminent fate that removes her from the 'Breaking Bad' universe.
Where we left off
'Better Call Saul' Season 5 wrapped on a very, very exciting note. Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) was attacked in his own hideout but he managed to dig out through a secret trap door and escape the wrath of Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). Elsewhere, Kim, who had just told off Lalo -- practically dressing him down for putting her husband, the titular Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) through a near-fatal adventure -- is riding from the highs of this new life she and her husband have embraced. Kim truly is the ride or die what Saul Goodman, originally Jimmy McGill needs. But with Lalo roaming free and Nacho (Michael Mando) being the obvious link between him and his enemies, danger reigned high as we saw Kim and Jimmy venture into a happily married life. But will they get the ever after they deserve?
What we'd like to see
Of course Jimmy's evolution to Saul for good and his whole becoming into the world of drug lords and killers will be the primary focus of Season 6. But ask fans and Kim becoming a total boss takes the throne. The way she stripped Lalo of his entitlement and pride after Jimmy spent days in the desert drinking his own urine and sunburns leaving him unrecognizable was sheer brilliance. This new job of a conman lawyer that Jimmy has indulged in as Saul might actually be more cut out for Kim than anybody else.
But that also raises tensions surrounding her arc in the upcoming final season. Fans of the parent show 'Breaking Bad' are only too aware that Kim is not a part of Saul's world when he meets the original protagonist Heisenberg aka Walter White. Kim is not even mentioned in Saul's story leading to an air of suspicion surrounding what her imminent fate is. If Kim rises to become a lawyer for the degenerate and get into trouble with more people like Lalo, death seems on the cards for sure. But knowing how beloved the character is, we're hoping she just realizes this game isn't for her and leaves Saul for good.
When is it returning?
Finally, time for the sad news. Production for the final season has been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic that hit before the previous season could wrap. Although they wanted cameras rolling by the end of 2020, looks like 2021 is their best bet. "We were hoping to go into production by the end of the year. It doesn't seem likely that it's going to happen with the situation that we are in," creator Peter Gould said during Deadline's Contenders Television: The Nominees virtual event. Here's hoping 2021 is officially when things start looking brighter.