Mike takes Jesse out of the lab to help pick up dead drops and carry out other tasks, and arranges for Jesse to foil a pre-planned attack on him, which boosts Jesse's confidence and increases his sense of loyalty to Mike and Gus. Hector meets with Mike himself on behalf of his nephew. Gus orders Hector's treatment halted after he has regained movement in his right index finger, leaving his recovered mind trapped in his unhealed body. Gilligan has stated that he purposely left Gus's origins ambiguous, comparing them to the briefcase in Pulp Fiction. Mike convinces Gus to let Mike find Werner and bring him back instead of killing him. Gus takes the first drink to alleviate suspicion, but forces himself to vomit afterwards. Take a moment to digest. Despite the efforts to safely resume by Sony, the […] He is supposedly a native of Chile; he is sometimes referred to by cartel members as "The Chilean". Better Call Saul Season 5 will have a special two-night premiere on Sunday, February 23, with the second episode airing on Monday, February 24, in its regular timeslot at 9 p.m. on AMC. So I have to un-inform that character and start to think of new traits to give him that I can use in between the lines to give you a sense of a younger, maybe more vulnerable, maybe a little bit more hotheaded Gus that you saw in “Breaking Bad” because this is a prequel to that show. Lalo follows Mike, kills Fred the money wire clerk to obtain the information Mike discovered, then calls resorts until he finds Werner. Gustavo Fring is a fictional character from the television series Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul, portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito. Mike's truck was also damaged, so Jimmy and he recover the money and begin the drive back to Albuquerque in Jimmy's car. Perhaps Nacho Varga emotionally centers Saul's Gus Fring plotline. He can also be seen in films such as Okja, Coda, The Death Cure, The Maze Runner. Werner was married to a woman named Margarethe and enjoyed a twenty-six year marriage and had never spent months at a time apart from her. Gus has a mysterious background; "Gustavo Fring" is established as an alias, as neither the DEA nor Gus' enforcer Mike Ehrmantraut can find any records about him prior to his arrival in Mexico. Gus Fring is back n the upcoming season of Better Call Saul, as is evidenced by a 30-second teaser video that serves as a fake ad. While the peaceful fountain featured within Better Call Saul season 5 may at first appear like a tranquil place for Fring to come and remember Max, the fountain may serve a darker purpose then is first realized. Mike meets Gus Fring for the first time and receives a surprising proposal. Plotting his long-simmering revenge, Gus is now at war on all fronts as he attempts to build his drug empire out of view of the cartel’s prying eyes. Midway into season three, says Simon Wilson, the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul is cruising in its own greatness. Gus is pleased with the quality of Walt's blue meth, and offers him $3 million for three months of his time to cook more in a high-tech "superlab" hidden under an industrial laundry that Gus owns. First Photos Of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Released Online. Hector pretends to have turned informant to the DEA. Gus arranges for Nacho to take cocaine of inferior quality when picking up the Salamanca's drugs at Los Pollos Hermanos. Worried about their safety, Walt gives Jesse a cigarette with a capsule of ricin hidden inside and tells him to poison Gus when he gets the chance, but Jesse does not follow through. Juan reminds Lalo that Gus enjoys the trust of Don Eladio, and indicates that Lalo should let the matter drop. Because the Salamanca family drug business controlled by Hector also includes Albuquerque, Gus is forced to deal with him but seeks to undermine the Salamancas. Mike tracks Werner to a money wire store and then to a nearby resort. The unseen shooter was Mike, who was tracking Jimmy for Gus. [7] Gus agrees and on the night of the transfer he tensely waits as Victor and Diego make sure that the DEA and local police seize nearly a million dollars but find no leads to Gus. Since Maximino was shot and bled into Don Eladio’s pool, the serene memorial filled with flowing water may actually remind Fring of the graphic incident and fuel his plan of revenge against … A: I’m extremely excited. Nacho fears that Hector will learn of his role in Tuco's imprisonment and is concerned about Hector's intent to take over Nacho's father's upholstery store for use as a front business. Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gustavo Fring on Breaking Bad, discusses reprising the role on Better Call Saul, how this version of Gus will be different, and just how tasty those Pollos Hermanos' curly fries really are.. Q: How excited are you to come back into the Breaking Bad world on Better Call Saul?. Better Call Saul Creators Didn’t Expect You to Solve Their Gus Fring Puzzle ... He’s going to stay Gus Fring, arguably the most brilliant person ever to appear on either show. Esposito can be seen reprising his role of ‘Gus Fring’ on AMC’s Better Call Saul, which has earned him a 2019 Emmy® Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series”. Mike works under an assumed name to secretly point the police towards Lalo for the murder of Fred the money wire store clerk. Howard has put HHM back on a successful path following Chuck’s death. Let us know what you think in the comments below. While there, he discovers that Walt has lung cancer and that his brother-in-law, Hank Schrader, is a DEA agent. The story explains events of which Lalo is aware, including Werner's departure from Albuquerque, pursuit by Mike, and subsequent death. [20] Moments before dying, Gus manages to calmly adjust his tie even after having half his face blown off. Gus is impressed by Jesse's mettle, and has Mike involve him in more work outside the lab. 'Breaking Bad's Gus Fring and Jesse Pinkman.Photo via AMC Networks. Walt and his partner, Jesse Pinkman, arrive at a Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant in the South Valley, but the buyer seemingly never shows up, with Jesse and Walt unaware that Gus, the restaurant manager, had been silently watching them. Photo: Ursula Coyote/AMC. The attempt on Hank's life leads to a large-scale crackdown on the cartel, and Juan Bolsa is killed. At a meeting between Juan Bolsa, Gus, Hector and Nacho, Bolsa informs them that the use of Gus's trucks to move the drugs and cash for both organizations will be a permanent arrangement. Nacho gains Lalo's trust, and after Domingo is arrested, Nacho and Lalo use Jimmy/Saul to secure Domingo's release from jail in exchange for the location of several of Gus's dead drops. Fring's appearance in "Better Call Saul" has long since been teased by the creators of the series. Gus provides him Gale Boetticher, the talented chemist who set up the superlab, to help cook, but Walt needs to placate Jesse after Hank assaults him, so he convinces Gus to bring Jesse back as his assistant. With construction behind schedule, Werner misses his wife and effects an escape to rendezvous with her. Walt initially refuses, but Gus eventually convinces Walt that he should cook for his family's financial security. Gus uses his influence with the police to distract them at the hospital so Mike can fatally inject Leonel. After unsuccessfully attempting to enlist Jesse in aiding him to kill Gus, Walt poisons Andrea's son Brock and convinces Jesse Gus is responsible. [12], Jimmy drives to a remote desert location to pick up the bail money from The Cousins. The resulting explosion kills Hector and Tyrus immediately. Question: How did Gus know that someone (Mike) was going to kill Hector? Gus Fring is the owner of a chain of fast-food chicken restaurants, Los Pollos Hermanos (The Chicken Brothers) located across the southwest United States with his flagship restaurant in Albuquerque and the firm's chicken farm and distribution center at the outskirts of the city. Lalo escapes the house through a hidden tunnel, then sneaks back in and kills all but one gunman. Ed Galbraith, a.k.a. Gus offers the job to Werner Ziegler after being impressed by Werner's forthright description of the difficulty and risk. Spoilers ahead for Better Call Saul Season 5. “Better Call Saul” executive producer talked about Gus Fring and whether in “Breaking Bad” character will appear in Season 3. After establishing himself in Albuquerque, Gus secretly looks to end his dependency on cartel cocaine by producing and distributing meth in the United States. A Chilean-American, Fring is a major methamphetamine distributor in the Southwestern United States who uses several legitimate businesses, including a chain of successful fast food fried chicken restaurants called Los Pollos Hermanos (The Chicken Brothers) and an industrial laundry facility called Lavanderia Brillante, as fronts for a vast drug operation. Hector's nephew, Tuco, is arrested after assaulting Mike Ehrmantraut in front of police officers. With Jesse unconscious after taking heroin with his girlfriend Jane Margolis, Walt is forced to miss the birth of his daughter Holly to make the delivery. Werner inadvertently provides details of underground concrete construction to patrons during an outing at a bar and Mike ends the conversation. [11] In jail under an assumed name, Lalo contacts Nacho and says he wants Nacho to burn down Gus's flagship Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant. Walt asks Mike to let him call Jesse and convince him to come to the lab, but instead Walt tells Jesse to kill Gale. The allegations get worse when Tuco's illegal gun was found on the crime scene. Gus is back. Gus Fring will appear in “Better Call Saul” Season 3. While Los Pollos Hermanos is a legitimate business, it serves as a front for Gus to distribute cocaine for a Mexican cartel, with Madrigal executives Peter Schuler and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle his co-conspirators in the drug business. When it came time to discuss reprising the role of Gus on Breaking Bad's spinoff/prequel, Better Call Saul, Esposito knew his worth and asked for it. While Los Pollos Hermanos is a legitimate business, it serves as a front for Gu… In the Better Call Saul episode "Sabrosito", Hector suggests that Gus and Max, "The Chicken Brothers", might be better referred to as "The Butt Brothers", insinuating that they are homosexual. In a meeting with Lalo and Juan Bolsa, Gus falsely claims that Werner Ziegler was working under Mike's supervision to construct a chilling system for Gus's chicken farm, and that Werner fled after stealing cocaine. Realizing his own life was at stake, Walt agrees to continue cooking in the superlab for an extended period for $15 million with Jesse aiding him, but Gus is still concerned about Jesse's loyalties. He was born in Copenhagen, to an Italian carpenter and stagehand father from Naples, Italy, and an African-American opera singer mother from Alabama. [23], For his portrayal of Gus, Esposito won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards and was twice nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. I’m over the moon. When Mike refuses, Walt kills him. Gus goes on to claim that in an effort to hide the loss, he replaced the stolen cocaine with locally produced methamphetamine. Copyright © 2010-2020 AMC Network Entertainment LLC. The ten-episode season was broadcast on Monday nights in the United States on AMC.A spin-off of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, both of whom also worked on Breaking Bad.. The villa serves as the residence for Dr. Barry Goodman, and contains a fountain which is dedicated to Max. Jesse agrees to help Walt and tells him about Gus' routine, including his visits to Hector at the nursing home. It wasn't until the camera panned to his right side that viewers learned that half of Gus' face was blown off. Fring being the biggest presence from 'Breaking Bad.' Victor rushes to Gale's apartment, but Jesse arrives first and fatally shoots Gale. That makes sense, given how involved he has become in the storylines of Better Call Saul at this point. Once Jesse finds Gale's apartment, Walt sets out to kill him, but Victor stops him and brings him to the lab, where Mike is waiting. As shown in the Better Call Saul episode "Dedicado a Max", after arriving in Albuquerque, Gus acquired a small villa on the Mexican side of the Mexico-US border. They approached don Eladio Vuente, the leader of the cartel, with an offer to expand their drug trade with cartel help, which Eladio declines because the cartel prefers to continue distributing cocaine. Walt realizes that Gus is trying to groom Gale as his replacement, meaning his life is at risk, so he secretly meets with Jesse and asks him to find out where Gale lives. Gus and Max's relationship is implied to be more than business. That being said, "Better Call Saul" season 3 may not see Fring in the flesh, or at least not yet. Giancarlo Esposito is an American actor and director. The gunmen enter, kill Lalo's family, and wound Lalo. [13], Jimmy and Mike eventually make their way to a truck stop, where Tyrus and Victor pick them up. The character Gustavo Fring is named after the former German international footballer Torsten Frings. Esposito saw it as an important gesture of "when a person goes to what they've always done ... to be complete in his leaving this world".[21]. That included change to his hairstyle. "So, yes, anything can happen, anyone can appear and more people will be appearing. Spoilers ahead for Better Call Saul Season 5. Gus appears uninjured as he calmly walks out of the room and adjusts his tie, but the camera slowly tracks around him to reveal that the explosion has torn off the right side of his face. In the Better Call Saul episode "Piñata", Gus tells a comatose Hector a story about a coati that ate the fruit from a lúcuma tree Gus tended during his childhood in Chile. After recovering, Gus returns to Albuquerque and taunts Hector, telling him the cartel leaders are all dead, and that because of Joaquin's death, the Salamanca family line ends with Hector. When the car breaks down, Jimmy and Mike take the money and walk cross-country to avoid the surviving gunman. Nacho falsely identifies the Espinosas to the Cousins, who massacre the Espinosas to recover the "stolen" drugs before returning to Mexico to avoid the authorities. [6], Gus coerces Nacho into providing inside information on the Salamancas. Giancarlo Esposito On Reprising Gus Fring for Better Call Saul (and Why His First Reaction Was ‘No’) By Stacey Wilson Hunt Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo “Gus” Fring on Better Call Saul. Struggling to extricate himself and his father from the Salamancas’ clutches while serving as Gus Fring's double agent, Nacho's situation seems impossible. Gus hires a doctor to oversee Hector's recovery. The continuing investigation into Gus' death reaches his restaurant business and the destroyed superlab, which Walt and Jesse burned after Gus died. Better Call Saul season 3: Gus Fring might be in it, just not in the first few episodes, hints Vince Gilligan 'Arguably the most brilliant character ever to appear on either show' “Better Call Saul” is coming back for a sixth and final season, but if series star Giancarlo Esposito has his way, the hit crime drama won’t mark the last time his Gustavo Fring character appears on the small screen. Better Call Saul Season 4 Features Gus Fring Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before Expect to learn more about the super villain’s backstory: “He’s not the Gus that has it … 'Better Call Saul''s Mike Ehrmantraut and Gustavo Fring.Photo via AMC Networks. Jesse cooks a superior batch of meth and Gus offers to have him stay in Mexico and work for the cartel. Better Call Saul Creators Didn’t Expect You to Solve Their Gus Fring Puzzle “I guess we really underestimated the genius and hard work of our fans.” By Joanna Robinso n. April 19, 2016. When Lalo goes to investigate, Nacho opens the gate and flees. Google Tag Manager Dec 17, 12:50 AM EST Gus, who had wanted this result from the start, appears to reluctantly agree. He secretly swaps Hector's angina medication for a placebo, hoping to induce a fatal heart attack. Better Call Saul Debut: “Sunk Costs” (Season 3, Episode 3) Known For: Using his medical degree (perhaps, à la Gale, he was one of Gus’s scholarship beneficiaries?) [16] Initially, Giancarlo Esposito was offered a character that was described to him as "very admirable, very polite", and he decided to play that character as if he had "some kind of a secret". Gus and other subsidiary owners provide status reports to Peter Schuler, Madrigal's CEO. I think they probably were lovers."[5]. All but one are killed, and the survivor gets away in the only attacker's vehicle that is still drivable. [29], Fictional character in the television drama series Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. The next day, Mike makes a veiled warning to Werner that Gus will have him killed if he makes the same mistake again, and Werner acknowledges that he understands. Lalo is surrounded by police and arrested. Gus immigrated to Mexico in the 1980s during the Chilean dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet,[2] and in a flashback during the Breaking Bad episode "One Minute", Hector mockingly refers to him as "Grand Generalissimo", implying that Gus had a connection to the Pinochet regime. Mike escorts engineers through the laundry and questions them about their ability to construct the lab as Gus secretly listens in. 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Too late, Gus sees that the bell is attached to the detonator of Walt's pipe bomb, which Walt had installed on the underside of Hector's wheelchair. ("Coushatta") However, underneath this front Gus is ruthless, cruel and Machiavellian in managing his vast drug empire. Because Lalo remains suspicious, Gus shuts down construction of the underground meth lab and has Mike send Werner's workers home. Gus arrives at the lab, where Walt and Jesse have been secured by Victor and Mike. 7 of their "40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time". [18], The humanity of Gus's personality played an integral role in his development. Though the character left Breaking Bad with a bang, we have a feeling it will be just as exciting to see how he enters it. Gus arranges to meet with Don Eladio and the other cartel leaders to work out the differences that have caused the cartel to disrupt Gus' business and he brings Mike and Jesse with him. [4] He also left it ambiguous as to whether Gus and Max were lovers, but stated "I personally think Max was more than just a friend to Gus. One of them mentions that he forgot to cover the fryers, Lyle responds that he will take care of that. Giancarlo can next be seen in the Disney+ feature film Stargirl premiering later this year. Hector's angry outburst leads to a stroke, and Gus calls for an ambulance while administering first aid that saves Hector's life, though he is comatose. Gus eventually agrees to purchase 38 pounds of Walt's meth for $1.2 million but only if it can be delivered within a limited time at a remote location. Better Call Saul avoided bringing the methamphetamine dealer in until the very end of season two when he prevented Mike Erhmantraut from murdering Hector Salamanca.Series co-creators Gilligan and Peter Gould even hid an anagram that spelled out "FRINGSBACK" in each episode's title—his return marked a momentous … Jimmy tells Lalo he was alone and walked after his car broke down so that he would not put the money at risk. Tyrus and Victor make Arturo's death and a violent attack on Nacho look like the work of the Espinosas, while Victor sells the drugs from Nacho's car to them. Jesse learns that drug dealers who work for Gus were responsible for the death of Tomás, the young brother of Jesse's girlfriend Andrea. Close to the end of episode S5E4 of Better Call Saul Lyle, an assistant manager, is closing the restaurant after a shift and saying bye to the workers of Los Pollos Hermanos. When Nacho and Arturo arrive at the chicken farm to pick up their next shipment, Gus suffocates and kills Arturo, and tells Nacho that he knows what Nacho did, and unless Nacho follows his orders, he will inform the Salamancas. Mike acts preemptively by preparing to assassinate Hector, but is interrupted at the last moment. It’s official: Breaking Bad‘s baddest villain is back in business. The show has been nominated in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019 for an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Drama Series” and for a 2019 Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Award”. Jesse is apprehensive, but the offer is a ruse. Gus agrees to overlook the matter but reinstates Gale as Walt's assistant, and privately tells Gale to learn all of Walt's methods so that he can take over from Walt. Better Call Saul Season 5 is now complete, so fans will have to wait until likely next year (or even 2022!) 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