‘Better Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn On (SPOILER) Death In Tonight’s Last Ever Mid-Season Finale, Possible Kim Wexler Spinoff, & Keeping Secrets

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#BetterCallSaul SPOILERS @rheaseehorn talks to @DeadlineDominic a put tonight's very last mid-season finale & what's next

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BetterCallSaul SPOILERS rheaseehorn talks to DeadlineDominic a put tonight's very last mid-season finale & what's next

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of tonight’s Better Call Saul 6A finale. EXCLUSIVE: “I mean, we lived together for the majority of the season, and he is absolutely my big broth…

After Kim and perpetual con man Jimmy McGill’s drawn out revenge trap on the arrogant Hamlin snaps shut in his disgrace and embarrassment, the Thomas Schnauz directed and penned “Plan and Execution” episode finds the HHM partner almost incidentally shot dead for being in the wrong place at the wrong time by bloodless drug kingpin Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton). For a show that prides itself on the mayhem of the seemingly minuscule, tonight’s seventh episode in the 13-episode sixth and last season eschews the traditional mid-season cliffhanger. Among other moves, the episode instead pivots

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Why would you spoil that someone dies? Be better. rheaseehorn DeadlineDominic The greatness of BetterCallSaul is that I can't sleep, I want to read about all the hints and clues. Most shows I forget the details by the next day. rheaseehorn DeadlineDominic Run Kim run! Thanks for spoiling that somebody dies. Also, this is the first-ever mid-season finale. So who cares that it's the last ever?

…really deadline? How dare you. You know writing (Spoiler) followed immediately by the actual spoiler doesn’t work right not even an hour and you guys spoil it... what the fuck? delete this

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created series.Few TV creators have had a more successful 15-year run than Vince Gilligan.- Two officers were involved in a crash Saturday while en route to a priority call.including Deadline , reported Monday that Heard’s team has changed their minds.

“Like for real. Like they’re not going to take this back. Contents Breaking Bad was a staggering achievement, to be sure, but it also came from nowhere. It’s happening. Neither officer sustained any injuries.” Related Story Bob Odenkirk's Evolution On 'Better Call Saul': 'I've Never Seen Anybody Do What He Did,' Says Co-Star Jonathan Banks -- Contenders TV After Kim and perpetual con man Jimmy McGill’s drawn out revenge trap on the arrogant Hamlin snaps shut in his disgrace and embarrassment, the Thomas Schnauz directed and penned “Plan and Execution” episode finds the HHM partner almost incidentally shot dead for being in the wrong place at the wrong time by bloodless drug kingpin Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton). Gilligan knew it would be dangerous to return to the same well, and he did it anyway. For a show that prides itself on the mayhem of the seemingly minuscule, tonight’s seventh episode in the 13-episode sixth and last season eschews the traditional mid-season cliffhanger. The move to call Depp — who already testified over four days — back to the witness box was considered a risk for Heard’s team, given how “likable” the jury appeared to find him during his first round of testimony, legal experts previously told The Post .

Among other moves, the episode instead pivots Better Call Saul towards what many presume is a tragic consequence for Wexler as she spirals into an abyss – or not. This is not to take anything away from the greatness of Breaking Bad, which is irrefutable. Because why we know the New Mexico-set, , Jonathan Banks, and Giancarlo Esposito co-starrer will end up with the beginning of the rise of Walter White in the Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul-led BB, how BCS gets us there remains a mystery. Well, except to those like Seehorn among the inner circle, but they ain’t talking. Better Call Saul turned a weakness into a strength One of the chief joys of watching Breaking Bad was that it was impossible to know what was going to happen. Stressing how she can keep the Saul secrets, an FYC busy Seehorn spoke with me about what may or may come next, and Fabian’s abrupt exit for the Season 6A Better Call Saul closer. Laying out how “tragic, disturbing, incredibly thoughtful” it will all be in the end, Seehorn generously revealed what a fan she is of her own show, and the power of interpretation. Better Call Saul has none of that going for it. The actor is suing Heard for $50 million over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she called herself a “public figure representing domestic violence.

DEADLINE: That killing of Howard at the end by Lalo was a real shocker, not at all where I thought this mid-season finale was going to go after the scam was successfully pulled off by Kim and Jimmy. What’s your take on Howard’s death, from a very up-close and personal perspective? SEEHORN: I just thought Patrick played it beautifully and it was not easy. The same is true for Mike, who is killed by Walt in Breaking Bad. Patrick did such a beautiful job of that very complicated journey his character has to go on in this episode and the one before where…you know, that place we’ve all been in when you’re trying to argue your innocence. Like, I’m not on drugs. Jimmy McGill, the man who becomes Saul Goodman, does so slowly, incapable of recognizing the man he’s ultimately going to become. I’m not.

Everyone is like, yeah, that’s what people on drugs say. Except on that show, every shift felt more monumental. DEADLINE: How did you learn about the death? SEEHORN: It wasn’t until we got that script and I audibly gasped reading the script. DEADLINE: Why? SEEHORN: because I was just kind of oh, this is dangerous. Walt did the same thing, of course, but we all knew he was lying. Oh, my God. This is going to be bad. As a result, Saul feels like a more tragic figure — an amateur huckster who finds himself suddenly in over his head and has to scramble to avoid being killed by whoever’s after him that week.

Oh, my gosh. Oh. The show’s new additions add a hint of uncertainty Even as an air of inevitability hangs over most of the cast, Saul smartly combines those characters with people like Nacho, Kim, and Lalo, who are completely new to this universe and therefore have uncertain fates. What’s going to happen, and then, it’s written in the same kind of language that you witnessed it as far as like it’s a regular sentence and then it just cut off, you know, like that pfft and you’re like wait, what. Then he falls and hits his head. Rhea Seahorn consistently delivers one of the best performances on TV in the role, and, as the season 5 finale suggested, she’s managed to play Kim’s slowly degrading morality in a way that’s even subtler than Bob Odenkirk’s performance as Saul. It’s brutal.

We rehearsed it extensively like we do on the show and there’s tremendous sadness about it because it’s my friend Patrick Fabian, my brother at this point. Even that relationship, though, gets at what makes Better Call Saul a more complicated, and ultimately better, product than its predecessor. So, once you get through that you start getting down to you know you need to do your job. I had to start digging into how Kim would feel in this moment, and she’s so in control even when things outside of her are out of her control. It was Walt and Jesse, and with the exception of an occasional divergence, the show was basically about them trying to scheme their way to the top of a meth empire. She suppresses and compartmentalizes and all that, but as you justifiably saw, there’s this book ending of how she responded last time Lalo came here and how she rose to the occasion and what she does this time. DEADLINE: What was it like saying goodbye to Patrick after all these years working together? SEEHORN: I was sad. Every character matters Because the show is much less singularly focused, Better Call Saul is unafraid of extended tangents about elder law, or the ways Jimmy spends an entire year without his legal license.

I mean, we lived together for the majority of the season, and he is absolutely my big brother. We’re very close and I love him, and it also was just another side of like oh, right, the show is actually ending. Jimmy is going to end up as Saul — there’s little doubt about where this show will ultimately take us. Like for real. Like they’re not going to take this back. He’s landed big-time jobs only to discover he doesn’t want them, and helped everyone from high-level cartel members to small-time crooks get away with their criminal activity. It’s happening.

It was sad. In fact, Better Call Saul is almost surprisingly romantic, telling the story of Jimmy and Kim as they navigate and deal with one another’s choices. Also, when it comes to Patrick, I liked having him around. I like his work. Ultimately, it was Kim who proved assertive, and Kim who decided that the life she had built with Jimmy was one she wanted to protect. I like his contribution to the show. But, I was thrilled that they gave him so much to do in these last couple of moments because I think he’s a tremendous actor and I knew he would not only rise to the occasion but surpass it. Breaking Bad had moments of incredible humanity, but it was ultimately a show built around archetypes.

So, that’s the part we’d have to celebrate. It’s like okay, if you got to go, at least you’re going to go in fashion. It’s an evolution of the story that was told in Breaking Bad, and one that has time for more heart, humor, and weirdness than its predecessor could ever muster. DEADLINE: In terms of the show, the death of Howard comes as yet another consequence of Kim and Jimmy’s actions, do they have any true comprehension of that? Of the blast radius of death and destruction around them? SEEHORN: I mean, this is the embodiment of what Kim and Jimmy have been pretending is not true this whole season – that there are no consequences to their actions. That they’re not actually harming anyone, and now a person is dying at their feet, and I think that is a seismic shift that would happen in somebody when that goes down. Part 2 premieres on July 11. It remains to be seen where Kim will go with that, what she will do with it.

It’s traumatic. It was traumatic to think about it and play it then deal with it, much like you’re saying to just deal with this sort of violence, to be that out of the blue and out of context, and yet, I’m playing Kim who is intelligent enough and self-aware enough that I believe that she would understand this is not out of the blue, but it all happens so fast too. It’s like how fast can you even process something like that. I think it’s utter shock at first. Yeah.

It’s a lot. DEADLINE: This episode and final season so far has planted so many stakes in the ground, specifically for Kim. You know, there’s always the perpetual rumor that there’s going to be a spinoff with you in it because we all want there to be a spin off with you in it … SEEHORN: Thank you. That’s very kind. Thank you.

DEADLINE: So, let me ask you this with no spoilers, is Kim done when Saul the show is all done? SEEHORN: You know, Peter and Vince have said publicly that though they feel that there are stories, mine included, that are worthwhile to continue to tell, that they do want to step away from this franchise for a beat. So, that’s all I can say about that. You’d have to ask them for specifics beyond that. Nobody is being coy about anything, but I’m also very grateful that they and fans feel like there is an ellipse to who Kim is and who Kim was. DEADLINE: In that, with a spinoff or no spinoff, where it all ends up, Howard’s death and the ethos of Better Call Saul, how hard is it to keep all what’s going to occur a secret? SEEHORN: .