Charles McGill, Sr. is the father of Jimmy and Chuck.


Season 2

Chuck describes their father as "the personification of good" and unable to see sin in anyone. He ran a small convenience store with Jimmy's help. When the boys were older, Charles ran into money troubles and got Chuck to help balance their accounting books while on break from college. Chuck noticed a great deal of money had vanished over the years, and suspected Jimmy of having stolen it from the till each time. But Charles insisted that his boy was incapable of doing such a thing. He incidentally dies 6 months after this disagreement, and is mourned bitterly by both of his sons. ("Rebecca")

Chuck's theory is proven true when we see Charles in a flashback with 12 year old Jimmy. He is oblivious that Jimmy shirks on his chores to instead sneak peeks into a Playboy magazine. We see Charles firsthand fall for a customer's made up story about a broken down car and needing money. He instantly starts to give him the money, though Jimmy tries to warn him that the man is scamming him. He tells him all the grifters in town know that Charles Sr. is an easy target. He takes no note, wincing at even the word "grifter", and heads into the back of the shop to get the spark plugs. All the while he remains oblivious that the customer used his money to buy cigarettes, and convinces Jimmy to start stealing from the till to avoid growing up to be like his father. ("Inflatable")


Better Call Saul

Season 2