Better Call Saul's Kim isn't in Breaking Bad - Digital Spy readers explain why

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Better Call Saul is a part-prequel series to Breaking Bad, so fans of both shows can't help but try and figure out where each storyline is going to go dependent on where they know it'll end up. One particular point that inspires speculation is Kim Wexler, or rather the fact that she isn't in the later-set show at all.

So what will happen to her between now and then? Well, Digital Spy readers think they have an idea, and if they wind up being correct, it doesn't bode too well for the character.

When asked whether they believed she's still with Bob Odenkirk's Jimmy McGill in the original series, the writers just choose not to include her; or whether the pair have broken up due to her kind of, possibly, probably being dead, 64% of 1,805 voters opted for the latter.

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While it's pretty dark, it's not out of the question. Particularly when you consider how she's become much more involved with Jimmy's dodgy dealings in the spin-off's fifth season – even going so far as quitting her job to allegedly concentrate on more pro-bono work.

It certainly seems plausible, but that doesn't mean it's everyone's favourite prospective outcome.

"I just hope she doesn't die and I hope there's some kind of reconnection that they do after it's all done," Odenkirk explained to Entertainment Weekly recently.

"These guys don't make people die just to be dramatic. It's almost easy to make Kim die and then that's a huge shock to their system."

"I agree with Bob that I think it would be too simple to just kill her off to get rid of her," Rhea Seehorn, who plays Kim, added. "But then again, the writers continually surprise me when I think, 'Oh well, that's the end of that story!' and then it's not."

Better Call Saul airs on AMC in the US and Netflix in the UK. Season 6 doesn't have a release date yet.

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