Better Call Saul has to give reason for why Kim Wexler’s not in Breaking Bad. The late Robert Forster’s Ed Galbraith could be the answer for that.
With Jimmy’s ultimate fate known, and likewise those of Mike Ehrmantraut and Gus Fring, Kim is better call Saul’s biggest and most worrying question mark. The moral centre of Jimmy’s life, fans have long been concerned that Kim’s absence from Breaking Bad means her death.
Better Call Saul Theory
Does Robert Forster’s Ed Makes Kim Disappear?
It is possible that the show will go that route, and Better Call Saul season 5 has certainly set it up. Kim is in the game now, thanks to her marriage to Jimmy and her interactions with Lalo, with the latter in particularly pushing her in the crosshairs and ratcheting up the tension as to what will happen to her.
Kim dying at the hands of the cartel, and Jimmy being at least partially culpable in that, is an easy war for Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould to write Kim out of Breaking Bad and at the same time explain why Saul is who he is and never mentions her.
Rather than Kim being killed off, it could be that she’s made to disappear by Ed. Known as the Disappearer, Ed is a vacuum repairman who also helps people escape to new lives with new identities.
This would fit with what Kim may have end up needing right now: for as long as she is with Jimmy, there is going to be a target on her back. She will not have to leave, of course, but at some point there may not be much of a choice, especially if Lalo remains on the loose and things with the cartel escalate.
It’s the kind of move Mike would encourage, and would also go along with in order to protect Kim. Getting her out of there thanks to Ed means she gets to live, but is still heartbreaking for both characters.