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Why Did Jimmy
Keep Chuck's
Last Words
From Kim In
Better Call Saul?
By PAULI POISUO
THIS STORY CONTAINS DISCUSSIONS OF suicide.
Content Warning
One of the most dramatic plot twists in “Better Call Saul” comes in the final episode of Season 3, when Jimmy McGill's (Bob Odenkirk) older brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), dies after deliberately setting his house on fire. Tensions grow between Jimmy and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) because she can't quite understand why Jimmy won't mourn his dead brother.
Jimmy has a pretty good reason for his cold reaction, as Chuck's final words to Jimmy were, "The truth is you've never mattered all that much to me." However, Jimmy doesn’t tell any of this to Kim.
Odenkirk said, "I'm not sure she would believe him, but also, I don't believe Chuck. If anyone says that to you, it probably means you mean way too much to them.” The older brother is essentially Jimmy’s greatest antagonist, so even though the brothers care about each other, this leaves Jimmy with a lot of baggage to deal with in the aftermath of Chuck's passing.