One of the lead characters on Better Call Saul presumably committed suicide in the finale for Season 3, but not even Bob Odenkirk is entirely sure he’s dead.
The Season 3 finale of Better Call Saul concluded with the presumed death of a primary character. For the rest of this article, I won’t dance around the name as I’ve been doing thus far. Just be aware that MAJOR SPOILERS are ahead if you haven’t gotten all caught up yet.
With the spoiler alert out of the way, let’s get to the focus of this article. On the show, the McGill brothers had a tremendous falling out, leading Chuck to tell Jimmy he never cared for him much to begin with. Soon after, Chuck intentionally knocks over an oil lantern, setting fire to his home, and presumably putting an end to his life.
It’s not entirely clear if Chuck perishes in this fire. But we do know he’s not present in Jimmy’s life by the time the events of Breaking Bad go down. With that in mind it seems very likely Chuck is dead, though it’s still impossible to say for sure.
Strangely, even Bob Odenkirk himself doesn’t know for certain what Chuck’s fate is. However, he does say it’s more likely than not that Chuck has died. From an interview with IndieWire, here’s what Odenkirk says about Chuck’s probably death:
"“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. The way Chuck was booted from his company, which meant everything to him — his status as a lawyer, that was his entire self.”"
Odenkirk goes on to explain that there’s no way this death won’t weigh down tremendously on Jimmy moving forward, but concedes that he still say for sure that’s what is going to happen.
Season 4 of Better Call Saul will likely premiere in the spring of 2018, most definitely on AMC.