Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

This Pitch Black Fan Theory About The Better Call Saul Series Finale Would Change Everything

"Better Call Saul" Season 6 is careening toward the series' final episodes, and audiences still don't really know where Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), or Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) will wind up when it's all said and done. With seven episodes of Season 6 already in the books, audiences are simply waiting for co-creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan to make good on what they know must come next. The halfway mark of the season ends with Lalo murdering Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) in front of Saul and Kim, a shocking conclusion to the couple's "D-Day" scam to effectively ruin Howard's professional reputation. 

Now, "Better Call Saul" is left with two characters still standing who don't appear in "Breaking Bad." They're both in the same room; one of them has a gun and just used that gun to kill another character. It's looking more and more likely that the series is preparing something ghastly ahead. Of course, Lalo seems destined for a violent showdown with Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). However, Kim's fate seems substantially more difficult to predict.

Unsurprisingly, the internet is full of theories as to where Kim's story is headed — and one enterprising Reddit user thinks they may have cracked the code.

Some Better Call Saul fans suggest that Kim could be the Walter White to Saul's Jesse Pinkman

It remains to be seen how Kim and Saul will respond to Howard's horrifying death or how they will get out of their impending confrontation with Lalo. Rhea Seehorn told Deadline that she thinks someone who witnesses that kind of death would experience a seismic shift in their behavior. So... what if Kim's long-term reactions take her further down the bad-choice road she's been on? 

One "Better Call Saul" fan on Reddit posited quite the theory earlier in the season: what if Kim grows into such an antagonistic force that she starts basically manipulating Saul to do her bidding? Interestingly, one user pointed out that Kim takes an active role in the forming of Saul's early persona. In fact, she critiques his used car and strongly encourages Saul to devote a lavish office to his law practice. 

Kim's eagerness caused this Reddit user to develop a unique theory in regards to Saul's life after "Breaking Bad" as Gene Takovic. "Gene isn't hiding just from the cartel, the law, or the redneck meth heads," u/TheLastKyuna wrote. "Gene is hiding from Kim. She's worse than all of them and God help Gene if Kim finds him. If Saul gets caught, then Kim knows where he is."

This all seems relatively unlikely, but after all, someone still needs to take the fall for Howard's death in a way that does not leave the incident publicly hanging over Saul's head by the time "Breaking Bad" starts. It's hard to imagine Jimmy doing anything to completely unravel his relationship with Kim... but maybe Saul could.