According to Rhea Seehorn, here’s what happens after the Better Call Saul finale

According to Rhea Seehorn, here’s what happens after the Better Call Saul finale

Of course, Seehorn isn’t the episode’s director and writer, Peter Gould, so her interpretation of the ending may not be strictly canon. However, she revealed that Gould intentionally wrote the show’s final moments vaguely so the audience could draw their own conclusions:

“I know Peter wanted to write an ending – and he did it masterfully – that when the screen goes black there won’t just be people thinking one thing about the other. It’s like people will continue the story in their heads, that it’s a story that’s still on a path that’s going. Opinions might differ as to which direction she’s going, but it’s such a smart ending because it really appreciates the larger philosophical questions the show raises about actions versus consequences and nature versus nurturing and morality and unconditional love.”

In short, the ending is entirely up to the audience’s interpretation. Will Jimmy and Kim continue dating or will they go their separate ways? Does she forgive him for everything he dragged her into, doesn’t she? All of this could make sense within the framework given by the ending, and perhaps that’s its ultimate strength; It trusts the audience to draw their own conclusions rather than spelling them out in detail. While that might work for some shows, “Better Call Saul” always thrived on ambiguity, and so an open and closed ending like “Breaking Bad” wouldn’t fit.