Following the assassination of Fring, in order to avoid arrest for his involvement in Fring's drug empire, Peter committed suicide.
Little is known of Peter's early life other then that he was born in Germany. He at one point met Gustavo Fring in Santiago, Chile and together the two were able to escape from an unknown, dangerous situation when backed against a wall, becoming close associates as a result. ("")
Peter Schuler was hired by Mr. Herzog in 1992 at Madrigal Electromotive GmbH . According to Herzog, Schuler “almost singlehandedly grew our little restaurant division into an industry leader, and a source of great personal pride.” ("")
Peter remained in contact with Fring and using his position at Madrigal, substantially invested in Fring's Los Pollos Hermanos chain of restaurants, and thus assisted in forming and operating his meth distribution network and profiteered greatly from Gus' successful operation. The two at some point brought Lydia Rodarte-Quayle into their secret business.
In 2004, Schuler provided the financial means for Gustavo to secretly construct a secret, underground meth lab.
Better Call Saul
Gus attends a meeting of the CEOs of Madrigal's restaurant chains, a meeting chaired by Schuler. He reports his restaurants quarterly earnings and also invites them to taste a brand new product "Spice Curls", which pleases him.
That evening, Gus convenes with Schuler and Lydia in a hotel suite. Peter complains about the delays in building the Superlab and tells that it will be difficult for him to get further funding, what with how close he's come to getting caught. Gus assures him that things will be smoothed out, and reminds him of the situation which happened in Santiago where their backs were on the wall but Peter managed to get Gus indebted to him. Talk turns to how they'll deal with Lalo. Lydia suggests that they arrange for Lalo to be shanked in jail, an idea Gus shoots down on the grounds that such circumstances would cast suspicion on him for Lalo's death. ("")
After the assassination of Fring, the DEA begins investigating Madrigal Electromotive. In Hannover, Germany, when the police arrive to question him about his relationship with Gus Fring, Peter commits suicide by sticking one end of an automated external defibrillator in his mouth and the other over his heart. The electric current flows, and Schuler slumps onto the floor of the bathroom, dead. His death then triggers the automatic flush function on the toilet.
The CEO of Madrigal, Mr. Herzog, later told the DEA that he assumed Peter was guilty, but that he was likely the only one at Madrigal who knew of the meth business however if not he wanted to know immediately. ("")
Deaths connected to Peter
- Himself: Committed suicide by electrocuting himself with an automated external defibrillator in order to avoid being arrested due to his connection with Gus Fring. ("")