jersey cubs fan wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Yeah, I've had a hunch for a while that show will flip the idea that something "happens to" Kim to break up her and Jimmy, and instead do something like having Jimmy be the one that wants nothing to do with her. Something along the lines of NOLA's theory would definitely work to that end.
I've been pushing back against the theory that Kim must have something terrible happen to her since she's not around in Breaking Bad. We only ever saw Saul in the office or directly interacting with Walt, there was never any reason for us to know anything about any other people in his life. Their lack of presence in BB was meaningless. She could easily live through this and be a successful ABQ attorney with anywhere from none/little/quite a bit interaction with Saul Goodman.
Right; it's bugged me from almost the beginning how many people were and still are assuming that something tragic/violent has to happen to Kim for her and Jimmy to have some kind of split. That's such an easy, gimme-way of getting to that point, and the people behind these shows have shown time and time again that they don't take the easy way out. With the way they've built this world and these characters, it's easy to see a scenario where Jimmy and Kim basically have nothing to do with each other due to some falling out, or because she does something non-melodramatic like taking a job in a another state or city. If anything, it would be far more tragic or impactful for Jimmy to lose Kim because of something stupid that causes two people to split up for the kind of stupid, hurtful reasons people split up all the time. In a weird way, Kim dying would basically let Jimmy off the hook; "welp, the one person I ever really cared for is gone forever. Time to make the donuts of criminal lawyering!" It would be much more of a fall if he chooses his eventual path over her.
Heck, you're seeing it a lot with Chuck right now; the sheer number of people assuming he's going to kill himself or be killed, possibly as soon as the season finale, is seemingly an epidemic. Now, granted, with Chuck, they could make this work since they have laid the groundwork that we're dealing with someone who can be pretty...unstable, but it's weird how so many people just gravitate to things like, "oh, Kim and Chuck HAVE to die because...somethingsomethingsomething Saul Goodman!!!"