The end of the "Better call saul" season 3 episode 9, titled "Fall," may have been quite shocking to fans as Kim, played by Rhea Seehorn, crashes her car into a rock. However, Kim's accident will pale in comparison to end of the third season's finale episode, titled "Lantern." Despite what looks to be the end of the line for Chuck McGill, played by Michael McKean, the series' showrunner has hinted that he may still be returning in the upcoming new season.

Burn the house down

After having suffered numerous blows to his ego and a crushing defeat, Chuck was shown broken at the end of the finale episode.

Jimmy, played by Bob Odenkirk, went to visit his brother after hearing about his encounter with Howard, played by Patrick Fabian. In his rage, Chuck sent his brother away and told him that he never mattered to him, knowing very well that these were the words that would hurt Jimmy the most.

Left alone, Chuck realized everything he has done and all of the things he has lost, which then led him to kick down a gas lantern onto the paper-covered floor of his destroyed home. The scene then transitions to the exterior of his house as flames can be seen eating away at the curtains.

Did Chuck die?

During an exclusive interview on Talking Saul, showrunner Peter Gould neither confirmed nor denied Chuck's death. However, he did promise fans that it won't be the last time fans will be seeing the character within the show.

Gould mentioned that even if Chuck were to die, fans would still be seeing him in various scenes throughout the next seasons given their process of shifting back and forth in time.

Gould also revealed that writers haven't really pinned down the storyline for "Better Call Saul" season 4 just yet, which means that anything can happen at this point. Based on Gould's statement, the show's writers probably haven't figured out just yet if they are indeed going to kill off Chuck's character in the fourth season.

However, one thing is for certain Michael McKean will be back in the upcoming new season.

Effect on Jimmy

If Chuck is indeed going to be killed off, his last words to Jimmy will undoubtedly have a great effect on his psyche. Jimmy likely doesn't understand the reasoning behind Chuck's outburst as his brother has always meant everything to him. Bob Odenkirk even mentioned in a recorded interview on Talking Saul that Chuck simply said the most hurtful thing he can think of to his brother and if he were to pass away, Jimmy would likely never be the same again.

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