Chuck: "Mom? Mom?"
Ruth: "Jimmy?"
Chuck: "No, Mom, it's me Chuck."
Ruth: "Jimmy..."
Chuck: "No, Mom, it's m..."
―Chuck and Ruth seconds before her death.[src]

Ruth McGill was the wife of Charles McGill Sr. and the mother of Chuck and Jimmy.


Ruth was originally from Wisconsin and later moved to Cicero ("Marco"). She was married to Charles McGill at one point in her life and together they had two sons; Charles Jr. and James. She helped her husband manage their small convenience store ("Slip")

Season 1

In 1992, she called Chuck to help Jimmy after he was arrested for performing a Chicago sunroof ("Nacho").

Season 2

On her deathbed, with Chuck at her side, Ruth briefly awoke and called out for Jimmy. Chuck tried to tell her it was him but Ruth continued asking for Jimmy. Before Chuck could tell her it was him, Ruth then passed away; her last words calling for Jimmy.

When Jimmy later asked Chuck if Ruth had said anything before she died, Chuck out of jealousy and anger said no ("Klick").

Season 4

Ruth is mentioned by Howard while reading Chuck's obituary over the phone to Jimmy and Kim ("Smoke").


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