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He then demands Jesse to answer his question. He lies about being "hard at work" and blames his inability to meet the week's meth quota on Gale's mistakes. ("Something Beautiful"), Gus meets with Nacho in a warehouse, where Nacho tells him that the Espinosas have been wiped out. As a weakened Gus walks into his view, Eladio's face contorts with rage and he falls into the pool, dead. Even in dangerous situations, he keeps his apathetic head. Bolsa says that Walt betrayed Tuco Salamanca and the cartel holds him responsible for his death, and that Tuco's cousins want revenge: "Blood must be repaid by blood." In 2003, upon learning of Mike Ehrmantraut's vendetta against Hector, Gus assigns one of his men to place a tracking device in Mike's car to keep tabs on the latter's whereabouts at all times. He was the respected proprietor of Los Pollos Hermanos, a highly successful restaurant chain. Giancarlo Esposito claimed that some shots about Gus' children were filmed using pictures of his daughters, not used in the show but still kept in inventory. It's welcome that Jimmy and … As the methamphetamine production accelerates, Gus' method of distribution is revealed in the lab, Walt and Jesse hand off a batch of blue crystal meth, which ends up at Gus' chicken farm. Without Gale, Gus would be forced to retain Walter as the only cook capable of producing the high-quality meth needed to sustain his operations. The tequila had been poisoned with a fast-acting, lethal toxin. Juan reminds Lalo that Gus enjoys the trust of Don Eladio, and indicates that Lalo should let the matter drop. Gus was supposed to have emigrated to Mexico in 1986 during the Pinochet regime, and a few years later, in 1989, he was granted an entry visa into the United States ("Hermanos"). Cartel boss Juan Bolsa is also dead, Gus reports. Gus emerges from the SUV. Gus listens as Walt explains his interpretation of Gus's business strategy to take over the Southwest meth market ("Kafkaesque"). Later, during an inventory of the evidence room, the police discover a slip of paper with details of a Cayman Islands bank account hidden in a framed picture from Gus's office, revealed only because of the destruction of the evidence room. Thus, Gus used his influence with the cartel to call off the hit on Walt ("Caballo Sin Nombre"). As a warning to Mike, Gus's agent purposefully blow's Mike's cover when he makes his attempt, bugging the beater car Mike purchases, following Mike to Hector, and wedging a branch against Mike's car's horn before leaving a note on the windshield, which simply reads: "DON'T." Relationships Although Gus is now dead, he is mentioned several times. Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. Bolsa concedes that it will be delayed indefinitely, then vows to learn the truth about the assassination plot from the surviving Cousin. "Your new lab," says Gus. As the party begins to rage, Gus excuses himself to go to the bathroom. Giancarlo Esposito After a flashback to when Tio murdered Gus's friend Max when they pitched their meth to the cartel boss Don Eladio, Gus leans in close to Tio. Take for instance tonight’s anticipated first appearance of Breaking Bad villain Gus Fring. The gunman continues to fire at Gus' feet, and it becomes clear that he is intentionally missing him. However, when he is enraged, he reverts back to his native Chilean accent. Gus arrives at Los Pollos again and sees the Cousins. Just as Jesse draws his gun, Walt plows into the dealers with his car. ("Slip"), Gus and Victor meet with Hector, Nacho and Arturo at a remote location, where Juan Bolsa, over speaker phone informs Hector that Don Eladio is satisfied with their new "consolidated transportation method" of shipping drugs over the border, and feels the system works so well, that from now on, everything will be transported using Gus's distribution network only. The third season of Better Call Saul features the return of several of the original cast from Breaking Bad, most notably Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring), who returned in the second episode " Witness ". Furious, he flips the camera the bird ("Open House"). Jesse was angry, Walt explains, because Gus's dealers killed Tomás. "Get back to work." "I'm making inquiries," says Mike. While having no problem killing someone, Gus seems to not enjoy doing it and only enjoy killing people that did something to him, like Eladio Vuente. Hector begins furiously ringing his bell and gradually Gus sees that it is rigged to a bomb. Kim insists on going through a more thorough hiring process, but Jimmy tells her that he has a commercial airing in a few minutes and that he needs Francesca to handle the incoming calls. In particular, Gustavo sought to torture and punish Hector Salamanca the most, as it was he who personally murdered Max. Nacho receives a call instructing him to leave Lalo's back gate open at 3 a.m. Nacho asks for Lalo's family to be spared. Is his answer yes or no? Despite Mike's reservations, the trio manage to acquire a truck fitted with an industrial electromagnet from junkyard owner Old Joe and drive it to the APD facility where the evidence is kept. Jesse makes noise to Mike about the shooting death of his co-worker and walking into bullets superman routine, demanding answers from Gus. Gus helps Jimmy retrieve his watch and Jimmy leaves. "I think you're behind all this," says Bolsa, threatening to pay Gus a visit when things calm down. Early to Mid 40s (Better Call Saul)Late 40s to Early 50s (Breaking Bad) ("Off Brand"), Mike approaches Gus to seek help in laundering the remaining $200,000 he stole from Hector so that it can be left to his family. Synopsis: Jimmy and Kim hire an assistant. Gus picks up a box cutter and walks menacingly toward Walt and Jesse. Maximino Arciniega (close associate) †Mike Ehrmantraut (former security chief) †Hector Salamanca (former rival) †Walter White (former meth cook) †Jesse Pinkman (former meth cook)Gale Boetticher (former meth cook) †Juan Bolsa (former boss) †Don Eladio (former big boss) †Victor (former employee) †Tyrus (former employee) †Cynthia (Los Pollos employee)Lyle (Los Pollos employee)Peter Schuler (business associate) † After Max was killed before his eyes, the loss of such an emotional and possible romantic factor of his life snapped Gustavo into a ruthless crime lord. Gus shortly before his death ("Face Off"). Lalo accepts Gus's cover story and apology, but remains suspicious. However, the loss of Max is also what cultivated Gus' desire to create a new "family" by empowering his illicit meth empire, as well as the chicken restaurants. Mike phones and instructs Walt to walk toward it. Mike follows the Escalade. He saved Max Arcienega from the slums, financed him going to school and partnered with him together to become the co-managers of Los Pollos Hermanos and enter the methamphetamine trade together. Now, Fring's back for … Jimmy agrees to meet with Mike the next morning. Season 3, Episode 2: ‘Witness’ “A Tale of Two Schemes” would be a more apt title for this episode. Walt approaches the Volvo and drops to his knee, but doesn't plant the device. "You're never gonna see him again," Mike replies. Gus removes the GPS tracker from his car and stows it on a nearby newspaper dispenser before he drives to the nursing home, where he informs Tio that he has defied the Cartel's ultimatum and that Hank is looking into Gus's past. Hank's colleagues are convinced by the scholarship story, believing his alibi to be unquestionable and that nothing legal can incriminate. Jesse is outraged that the dealers behind Combo's murder are selling blue meth, meaning they are dealers who work for Gus. Hank then wonders why no record of Gus exists in Chile. In addition to being fluent in English and Spanish, Gustavo also appears to be fluent in German as well. Because of similarities to the previous attacks on Hector's trucks, they agreed to drive dummy trucks over the border until the culprits are found. A paranoid Ernesto drives to WM, and phones Kim to meet him in his car outside. After a night in the desert, Mike kills the surviving gunman and Jimmy and he resume walking. Gus offers Walt $3 million for three months of work. Last Merkert suggests that Hank is "really reaching." At the lab where Walt and Mike are waiting, Victor returns with Jesse and it's clear that Gale is dead. "No wonder Rebecca left you! Only one, Gaff (the lead assassin who hijacked the Los Pollos Hermanos truck earlier), meets with Gus. Saul Goodman makes the blunt observation "You two suck at peddling meth, period", but as the two still have 38 pounds remaining, Saul offers to connect them with a distributor through "a guy who knows a guy who knows another guy." The only time Gus did lose his cool, however, was moments before his death when he discovered Hector Salamanca was a suicide bomb to kill him. Saul says later they likely blew their chance, but Walt, after some consideration, returns to the restaurant on his own. Mike and Victor take Jesse and Wendy by surprise and whisk Jesse away to Gus's factory farm. Gus concedes that his employees may have "acted rashly" in murdering Combo, but that "the man was selling on their territory. When Walter White seeks a buyer for his chemically pure meth, he is put in contact with Gus through Saul Goodman. Walt returns to the parking lot and this time plants the GPS tracker. Gus and Max's pitch is for Eladio to diversify his Colombian cocaine distribution operation with a homegrown product, one whose production he controls and whose profits he need not pass along to a supplier. Mike suggests hiring additional operatives and hitting back hard, but Gus responds, "This war stays cold for now," and instructs him to set up a meeting with the cartel. Later, Hank and Walter return to Los Pollos Hermanos to retrieve their tracking device. As Gus brings the needle closer to Hector's arm, Hector shows a moment of fear and finally looks at Gus, something Gus has been asking for at his previous visits. Gale estimates that mastering Walt's system would require "a few more cooks," but under Gus's stern gaze concedes that one more cook should be sufficient ("Full Measure"). Chuck uses the law to gain an advantage over Jimmy. Gus drives Walt to an industrial laundry facility, where a huge washing machine conceals the entrance to a state-of-the-art superlab. Lalo is surrounded by police and arrested. It is later learned that Gale Boetticher - the chemist who assembled Gus's superlab - assured Gus that Walt's meth is extremely pure, and thus Gus reconsidered and decided he wished to hire Walt. Gus tells Walter to stay away from Jesse, and that although he cannot kill Walter due to Jesse's continuing loyalty to him, he asserts that Jesse will inevitably relinquish that loyalty and side with Gus, effectively eliminating what little protection Walter still enjoys. You kill Jesse, you don't have me." Breaking Bad’s most menacing villain, Gus Fring, finally returns in the second episode of Better Call Saul. "A man provides," Gus says. At sunset, Gus and the Cousins meet in the desert. Gale reestablished contact recently, and over dinner at Gale's apartment (thus explaining Gus's fingerprints) he proposed a "vague investment opportunity" that Gus declined ("Hermanos"). "I owe you my life. When the courier dispenses with his trash and leaves with the knapsack, Jimmy reaches into the trash bin to see if the courier stashed anything in there. Over at Los Pollos, Gus takes a call from Juan Bolsa, who contends that the Cousins would never have shot Hank without approval. At the farm, Walt and Gus sit side by side. When he reports to the superlab, Walt is surprised to see that the locks have been changed (Victor has to let him in) and that Gale has been reinstated as his assistant ("Full Measure"). Mike tells him that he agreed not to kill Hector, but not to stop anyone else from doing it. When the car -- revealed to be driven by Victor -- drives off, the readout indicates the tracker is inside. Gus orders Jesse to make peace with the dealers. Later, Walt arrives at the superlab and hears the whirring sound of a surveillance camera tracking his every move: Gus is watching him. Mike startles Jesse by offering him a loaded gun. Gus says that he is supporting his community, hiding in plain sight the same way Walt does ("I See You"). Gus wants Lalo released, so he has Mike provide Jimmy the details of his investigation into Lalo. He employs a number of enforcers and has personally killed rivals and associates, making him a dangerous, cold-blooded killer. Explaining that the facility receives large chemical shipments and boasts an excellent filtration system, Gus tells Walt no suspicions will be raised. Gus was a criminal who "hid in plain sight", using his anti-drug philanthropy to conceal his true nature and build his illicit drug empire step by step. Gus Fring, as of Season 5 of Better Call Saul, has appeared in more episodes of that show than Breaking Bad. Vince Gilligan has stated that he decided against the show officially confirming or denying whether or not Max and Gus were, in fact, lovers; however, he also said that they "probably were lovers." At dusk, Chuck prepares a cup of tea and checks the locks on all of the doors at his house. Kim reveals that Chuck taped his confession, which stuns Jimmy. Saul manages to arrange a meeting between Walt, Jesse and the distributor at a Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant, but when Jesse turns up for the meeting late, high and agitated, the distributor does not make contact. Following the success of the previous deal, Gus invites Walt back to Los Pollos Hermanos for a meeting. Walt, seriously jarred by the plane collision over Albuquerque and his separation from Skyler, refuses the offer by claiming he is not a criminal and wants to be done with the business ("No Más"). Los Pollos Hermanos (Spanish pronunciation: [los ˈpo.ʝos eɾ.ˈma.nos]; Spanish for The Chicken Brothers) is a fried chicken fast food restaurant that originated in the television series Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.In the fictional universe of Breaking Bad, Los Pollos Hermanos is a front organization for Gus Fring's meth manufacturing and distribution operation. Gus left Chile in 1986, the same year in which the Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front attempted to assassinate Pinochet. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The crosshairs of the sniper's gun move over to Jesse next, but he is saved at the last second by Mike. Since Hank is now suspicious of Gus, he convinces a reluctant Walt to put a GPS tracker in the wheel-well of Gus's 1998 Volvo V70 in the Los Pollos Hermanos parking lot. It's brilliant!"). Likely late 1950s to early 1960s. Gus asking Gale to learn Walt's formula as soon as possible in case "push came to shove" ("Full Measure"). In flashback, Tio seethes silently in a nursing home as Gus almost victoriously describes the Cousins' deaths, and the cryptic warning Hank received before the attack. Making their escape after killing Don Eladio and the Cartel's leadership, Jesse drives a weakened Gus and a wounded Mike to a makeshift emergency room Gus had prepared. To achieve this Gustavo succeeded at sabotaging Hector's operations north of the border and systematically exterminate the majority of his family members while personally tormenting Hector for his own enjoyment. "Probing for weakness," replies Gus. Witness (2017) Trivia. The other, badly injured, reaches for his gun. When Mike asks if he was seen, he admits he was. Jimmy asks Francesca unusual questions and is eager to have her immediately start working as the new receptionist. Mike tells Gus that Nacho wants to end his work as an informant on the Salamancas, but Gus refuses to part with a valuable asset. Mike hires Jimmy to seek out a mystery acquaintance. Jimmy quickly slips off his watch and says that he lost it in the trash. When someone appears at the top of the stairs, he prepares to draw... only it's not Gus, but Victor's replacement Tyrus, here to pick up the latest batch. One is killed instantly. Gus and Max in 1989 pitching their product to Don Eladio. Gus comforting Walt's family ("I See You"). One works perfectly, the other is a flop. At Gus's office, Mike and Gus examine the gunmen's passports. Directed by Gus watches as they sit down without ordering anything. Gustavo doesn't trust anyone who isn't as cautious as he is, as they are too unpredictable, and he prides himself on being several steps ahead at all times. He has also established a full working relationship with Mike, who has become his chief of security and head enforcer. The sniper, a man named Gaff who Gus had met with previously, stops firing since it is evident that Gus understands the message. Air date After washing up, Gus silently changes back into his street clothes. Three Cartel members arrive at the farm, fewer than Mike expected. Back at Los Pollos, Gus receives a call from Bolsa, who complains that pressure from the U.S. government has brought the Mexican Federales to his doorstep. He plots to have Wendy poison the dealers with burgers, but as Wendy and Jesse are in Jesse's car they notice that the dealers aren't in their regular spot. Mike calls Gus the next day and reports that neither the police nor the DEA considers him a suspect. ASAC George Merkert and the family thank Gus for offering a $10,000 reward for information about the shooting. During her sit-down with Jimmy and Kim, Francesca goes over her experience as a clerk at New Mexico's Motor Vehicle Division. Upon airing, the episode received 1.46 million American viewers, and an 18–49 rating of 0.5. Gus is surprised by the eye contact and Hector then musters up an expression of pure wrath. Lalo confirms the impurity of the cocaine in a visit to Salamanca street dealers. ... Howard and the private investigator reveal themselves as witnesses to the entire ordeal. Describing the scythe drawing, Mike asks, "Why not just tell him you're the only thing that stands between him and an axe in the head?" All but one are killed, and the survivor gets away in the only attacker's vehicle that is still drivable. "Jesus, don't make me beg," Hank replies. Tyrus sees this and notifies Gus, now believing Hector to be a DEA informant. 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