Jimmy has been so consumed by his spiral to Saul, he almost didn’t realize how closely Kim was tracking with him. After watching her confront Lalo in their home and hearing her talk about taking Howard down, he’s starting to take notice.
“He’s seeing her as a person independent to him and it’s only because she’s in danger,” explains Peter Gould in this video that takes you behind-the-scenes of the Season 5 finale:
“Am I bad for you?” Jimmy asks Kim. And while we know that he is, we also know that inside Kim there is a desire to do bad things.
While Jimmy has seen Kim’s desire to do bad, and he’s done plenty bad himself, he’s never seen her go this far. “To see her suggest to Jimmy such a dark turn is chilling,” notes Executive Producer Melissa Bernstein
about Kim’s potential plans for Howard.
We’ll have to wait until Season 6 to see if they decide to come for Howard, but one thing we know for sure is that Jimmy and Kim can’t go on straddling the line between good and bad — at some point they will have to choose.
“The Jimmy/Kim relationship is a very erratic ride of who’s reading who and who’s reading who correctly, when are they on the same page, when are they on different pages and it is ultimately a drive towards who are these people really?”
Hear what else the cast and creators have to say
about Kim breaking bad in Season 5. Plus they discuss how Jimmy has grown up and why Nacho and Gus may have underestimated Lalo.
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