“I am absolutely on his side now”: Bad Boys 4 Star is Okay With Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul Cutting an Important Scene in the Final Episode

Rhea Seehorn admits initially feeling dissatisfied after finger guns scene was cut in Better Call Saul.

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  • Rhea Seehorn confessed she felt sad when the finger guns scene was cut in Better Call Saul's finale.
  • The actress later understood why it had to be removed after series co-creator Peter Gould gave an explanation.
  • Gould also noted that even though the scene was cut off, fans can still see the evidence of it.
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Rhea Seehorn was initially devastated when she learned one particular scene from the season finale of Better Call Saul was cut off. Later on, the actress realized it was for the clarity of the narrative.

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Rhea Seehorn in Better Call Saul / AMC

Seehorn recently appeared in Will Smith’s Bad Boys 4, but before that, she was known for her outstanding portrayal of Kim Wexler in the Breaking Bad spinoff. Series co-creator Peter Gould provided an explanation as to why he had to remove that important ending scene.

Rhea Seehorn Initially Hated Cut Scene In Better Call Saul

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actress Rhea Seehorn reveals her honest sentiments after the omission of one of her favorite scenes in Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul.

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I was sad when I saw that it was cut. I just thought it was so cool. It was such a great callback that says, ‘Hey, we’re still a team in some way.’ But when [co-creator] Peter [Gould] told me the reason that they cut it, I am absolutely on his side now.

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Rhea Seehorn and Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul / AMC

What she was referring to is the finger guns scene which, when looking at the bigger picture, created more confusion as per series co-creator Peter Gould.

It should not look like a reset in any way, and to do the finger guns again, he was like, ‘Every time I watched it, it read like Kim is back in the game, and she has not progressed and is not moving forward.’ And so it was really important to him that that not be the message, and I fully agree with that.

Seehorn eventually got the message and understood why Gould had to remove it. It might seem a significant symbolism on the part of the character but as a storyteller, it is also imperative that they should make it clear the story is over.

Better Call Saul is one of the spinoffs to Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad series, alongside 2019’s El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

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Peter Gould Reveals Exact Reason For Removing Finger Guns Scene

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Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul / AMC

In his interview with Vanity Fair, Peter Gould reiterated the reason why they had to remove the finger guns scene in Better Call Saul’s ending. “It created a question in some people’s minds,” he stated before contemplating on questions such as, “Are they back in the game together? Is there a scheme afoot?

He did not want to leave any traces of any scheme or make it look like Kim Wexler was back in business with Jimmy McGill. However, even though they cut the finger guns, the audience could still see remnants of the footage.

Viewers should only need to look closely and they could see Kim bringing her hand down. “It’s a little drip of paint on the canvas that I don’t object to,” added Gould. Seehorn also remarked in the same conversation that fans will see the same look in her eyes with or without the hand gesture.

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Better Call Saul is available to stream via Netflix.

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.