The truth is…

Never mattered all that much

Better Call Saul (2015 – ) – Season 3 – Episode 10 – Season Finale – Lantern

After everything when it’s all done, Jimmy came back to see how Chuck is doing, and Chuck still being cold to him …

Jimmy: [last scene together in the third season] Something happened, and it made me think about what went down between you and me and… I wanted to say, in hindsight, I could’ve made different choices.

Chuck: Is that so?

Jimmy: Yeah. I mean, I’m not saying it’s all on me. It’s not. But if I had to do it all over again, I would maybe do some things differently. And I just thought you should know that.

Chuck: That you have regrets?

Jimmy: Yeah. I have regrets.

Chuck: Hmm. Why?

Jimmy: ‘Cause you’re my brother. There aren’t that many of us McGills left and, uh, I think we should stick together.

Chuck: No. Why have regrets at all? What’s the point?

Jimmy: What do you mean?

Chuck: Well, look at you. You’re in so much pain. Why are you putting yourself through all this?

Jimmy: ‘Cause I wanted to tell you…

Chuck McGill: That you have regrets. And I’m telling you: don’t bother. What’s the point? You’re just gonna keep hurting people.

Jimmy: That’s not true.

Chuck: Jimmy, this is what you do. You hurt people, over and over and over. And then there’s this show of remorse.

Jimmy: It’s not a “show”.

Chuck: I know you don’t think it’s a show. I don’t doubt your emotions are real. But what’s the point of all the sad faces and the gnashing of teeth? If you’re not going to change your behavior, and you won’t…

Jimmy: I can change.

Chuck: Why don’t you skip the whole exercise? In the end, you’re going to hurt everyone around you. You can’t help it. So stop apologizing and accept it. Embrace it. Frankly, I’d have more respect for you if you did.

Jimmy: What about you, Chuck? You didn’t do anything wrong? You’re just an innocent victim?

Chuck: Let me put your mind at ease, Jimmy. You don’t have to make up with me. We don’t have to understand each other. Things are fine the way they are. Hey… I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but the truth is, you’ve never mattered all that much to me.




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