Better Call Saul season 3's June finale ended with a major tragedy and it may change the life of Jimmy McGill and set course for his eventual transformation into the corrupted lawyer, Saul Goodman.
The season 3 episode 10 ended with Chuck wrapped in his old space blanket, kicking a lantern sitting on some papers off of the desk, which immediately set the cluttered room on fire.
Actor Bob Odenkirk, who plays Jimmy, spoke to IndieWire about what is going on in Jimmy's mind, and how he will cope with Chuck's tragic passing.
Talking about Chuck's apparent passing, the Breaking Bad actor said, "How does Chuck's death affect [Jimmy]? If Chuck is dead, and I believe he is, I don't think it's possible to not think you had something to do with that."
According to Emmy nominated actor, Jimmy will feel responsible for his brother's death. He was quoted as saying, "The way Chuck was booted from his company, which meant everything to him — his status as a lawyer, that was his entire self. His pride and self image was completely wrapped up in that. Because Jimmy was a part of the many things that happened that got Chuck booted, I don't know how he doesn't feel some weight and responsibility for Chuck expiring"
Odenkirk, however, didn't confirm that Chuck is dead, as the writers "keep their options open. But my gut is that he killed himself, and I'm excited to see what happens next."
Michael McKean, who plays Chuck McGill, teased his character's fate and said, "Yeah. And he's now being played by Patrick Duffy (both laugh). You know, he's a man living inside his own metaphor, really. If you can't change who you are essential, sometimes you'll repaint your house or blow up your car, or you know, these things don't really work, but at least you're doing something. "
He concluded by adding what pushed Chuck to take that last step. "And I think the combination, there's a combination of his inability to get at what was really destroying him caused him to take that last step over the cliff," the actor added of his character.