Michael McKean Warns Fans Not To Get Attached To Chuck McGill

This past Monday, Michael McKean made a brief appearence at the New York City Los Pollos Hermanos pop-up. While there, McKean spoke to TV Guide, and gave a very interesting statement.

“If you removed the revenge element from his psyche, which is fairly large, I think you’d actually find a human being in there,” Mckean says.

“But don’t get too attached!” he warns. Uh-oh.

Did I say interesting? I meant frightening. This quote can be taken in a few different ways, so I wouldn’t rush to panic

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 10: Actor Michael McKean orders a meal at the Better Call Saul, Los Pollos Hermanos Pop Up Restaurant With Michael McKean on April 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for AMC)

Reinterpreting the quote

Above, you’ll notice that McKean talks about revenge driving his character before saying not to get attached. Perhaps McKean was telling fans not to get attached to the revenge-driven Chuck. If that’s the case, it would require a major personality shift for Chuck. Unfortunately, I doubt this is what McKean meant.

The show won’t be on much longer

Another possibility, is that McKean was speaking on a much more broad level. Perhaps he meant that Better Call Saul won’t run especially long. Time being relative, this could mean the show plans on running three more seasons or could be over after season three (I doubt that very much).

Jimmy leaves his life behind

To me, this is the most likely meaning. As we’re all aware, the Saul Goodman we meet in Breaking Bad doesn’t mention a brother, or any familial ties for that matter. Could Jimmy assume his Saul Goodman identity sooner than expected? If so, it’s likely that the character of Chuck McGill gets left behind.

Chuck dies???

Unfortunately, this is also a distinct possibility. We’ve seen the toll that Chuck’s “electromagnetic sensitivity” has taken on him. We’ve even seen it lead to a scary fall in season two, one that fans initially thought could have been fatal. The threat of death on Better Call Saul has always been exponentially lower than that of Breaking Bad. That being said, Chuck McGill is still very much at risk.

Chuck McGill (Michael McKean) in Season3. Photo by Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

What do you think Michael McKean meant in his quote? let us know in the comments! To find out the fate off Chuck McGill, make sure to watch Better Call Saul Mondays on AMC at 10pm ET.