Jimmy and Kim’s relationship has certainly evolved over the course of the series (for the better, if you ask the many McWexler shippers in the fandom). In Season 1, it was a “Have They Or Haven’t They/Will They Or Won’t They” type situation that left viewers guessing as to the true nature of Jimmy and Kim’s relationship. In Season 2, they got together in more ways than one. As Season 3 (and Saul Goodman) approaches, it’s not looking that great for these two lovebirds, so before we all get our hearts shattered into a million pieces by the evil genius Vince Gilligan, let’s take a look back on some of Season 2’s best McWexler moments.
1.) Viktor-with-a-K and Giselle St. Claire
McWexler’s first con together really was the best sort of foreplay because not only did we see Kim break (a little bit) bad, it ended with the poolside kiss that finally gave McWexler shippers the answer to the question, “Will they or won’t they?”
2.) Wait Till You See What He Flosses With
Let’s be real: the morning after can be a bit awkward sometimes. Not so with McWexler. Jimmy and Kim are more than comfortable with each other as they share Kim’s bathroom for some morning dental hygiene. She won’t share her toothbrush (because gums bleed and such) so Jimmy has to get creative.
3.) A Helping Hand
When Chuck shows up unannounced in the middle of a Sandpiper meeting, Jimmy totally freezes up. It’s only with Kim’s emotional support (and this brief, comforting gesture under the table) that he is able to get it together. I’m not crying, you’re crying.
4.) Enjoying Some Squat Cobbler
While this isn’t the best moment in terms of positive growth in their relationship (Kim finds out he fabricated evidence and is… not pleased) it makes the list because she’s wearing his University of American Samoa sweatshirt and looks super cute in it. Sorry, not sorry.
5.) Who Stole My Nest Egg?!
As we all know, Jimmy’s directorial debut will cause Kim nothing but trouble, but before all that happens, he screens his commercial for her and she’s just SO PROUD OF HIM. He almost immediately lies to her about having his firm’s approval, of course, but let’s go ahead and ignore that part, shall we?
6.) Bali Ha’i
Jimmy’s attempts at wooing Kim back via her answering machine and some poor renditions of classic showtunes are—against all odds—a success. As Kim listens to him singing “Bali Ha’i” from South Pacific, it’s clear that she misses Jimmy and is ready to forgive (but not forget) his transgressions. Also, Rhea Seehorn’s face journey in this scene is EVERYTHING.
7.) The St. Claire Siblings Strike Again
What’s more McWexler than a St. Claire sibling con job? It’s the middle of the day on a work day and Kim is a few Moscow Mules deep at some fancy bar. She’s definitely in the mood to be bad so she calls Jimmy to tell him she’s got a live one on the hook. When Giselle calls, Viktor-with-a-K answers, and the two of them take some loser for like $10K (though Kim would never actually cash the check).
8.) Office Space
This moment is one of my favs because not only do Jimmy and Kim find a home for Wexler and McGill’s One-Stop Lawyer Shop, Kim also gets to tell Jimmy the news she’s been holding in the whole time: she landed Mesa Verde… at least, she thinks she did. For now, though, everything’s coming up Wexler and she gives Jimmy a big ol’ smooch to celebrate.
9.) Lift With Your Knees
The couple that renovates an old dentist’s office together stays together, right? Isn’t that the saying? No? Well, it should be. Regardless, watching Kim and Jimmy get their new digs all cleaned up is one of those quiet, domestic moments McWexler shippers live for.
10.) Gimme Jimmy
This isn’t entirely dissimilar to #5 on my list but the same sentiments apply, with the extra added bonus of this commercial being for Jimmy’s own solo practice. The fact that Kim is watching said commercial in the hospital where Chuck is suffering from another Jimmy-induced electricity overload, and that she has no idea that he’s (at least partly) responsible, makes this another one of those all-too-common McWexler moments where it’s just best to completely ignore the context and enjoy it for what it is.
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, AMC’s Better Call Saul Season 3 premieres on April 10th at 10pm EST. Get the tissues ready, McWexler shippers. I think we’re in for a rough one.