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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 3:33pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

But what does going all-in with him mean? She's gonna become a two-
bit shyster like he's becoming?
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Hard to say. Turning a blind eye to his schemes, maybe. Using spousal privilege to avoid incriminating each other, probably.

Kim’s moral compass has been slipping for quite some time. Her attempt to abort the commercial plan (especially in light of Schweikart getting wise to the collusion) was clearly a panicked attempt to cut her losses and right the ship. But that last conversation with Jimmy clearly laid out her emotional conflict, which she usually keeps tightly under wraps. Walking the line between saint and sinner is ripping her apart. Jimmy does it with ease, but his own descent has accelerated with the random attacks on Howard and being hired by Lalo and Nacho. He’s stopped caring about people and consequences. She hasn’t.

Jimmy is a conman who tried and failed to straighten up and fly right, and Kim is a straight arrow who likes getting the occasional taste of the con. They’re both addicts of the con. That’s the middleground where they spark off of each other, but neither can go fully in the direction of the other. This is not going to end well.


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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 5:24pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

This is not going to end well.

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I think we've all been saying this for a while, now.
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Posted: 24 March 2020 at 7:47pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

You never do know, though. Both BB and BCS are excellent examples of how to properly...*ahem*...”subvert expectations”. Because the storytelling is always rooted in the characters. The writers are always asking, “Where is Kim’s head at, right now?”, and so on. The seemingly obvious choice from a writing stance may not actually be the right one for the characters.

Maybe Kim will actually get a happy ending to contrast with Jimmy/Gene’s pathetic life in Omaha. 

And, remember, there’s still that mystery regarding Saul’s recommendation to Francesca during the cold-open of “Quite a Ride”—“Tell ‘em Jimmy sent ya.”. Maybe Kim and Jimmy will eventually split, and she’ll have a legitimate career at her own firm, to which Saul will send Francesca when Walt’s outing as a drug lord drags Saul down with him.
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Jimmy's glee at seeing Howard squirm was rather disturbing -- and Howard's gotta suspect Jimmy is behind this (and likely the earlier property damage too).   The more Howard insists he doesn't know who those hookers are the more guilty he looks to his peers.   The icing on the cake is that Howard is there with Cliff Main -- though I bet Cliff will suggest that this looks an awful lot like the work of Jimmy, having been the recipient of similar antics back in Season 2.   Cliff was Jimmy's warm up for the full Saul treatment that Howard is getting in Season 5.   
Jimmy also appears to be getting his jollies watching the ants scurry  He's practically parked across the street from the restaurant in his yellow Esteem.   Compare that to Jimmy watching Chuck interrogate the copy place attendant from earlier in the series.   It's only after torturing Howard that Jimmy then decides to double down on escalating the Mesa Verde case and doublecross Kim.   We are deinitely in full Saul mode now.
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https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-features/better-call-saul -rhea-seehorn-interview-971200/
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In one of the black-and-white flash forward scenes of season 1 or 2 it was revealed that Jimmy had a box of mementos from his past. Photos and a videotape of his Saul Goodman ads, but nothing of Kim. Will we find out what derailed their relationship this season, or the next final one? 
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I'd say next season.
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