Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Gus, who had wanted this result from the start, appears to reluctantly agree. Gus Fring is a major player in the meth distribution business. Paste ranked Fring number 3 in its list of the 20 Best Characters of 2011. Anyone have some insight? Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Directed by Walt hoists the garbage bag over his shoulder and rushes out the door. Walt demands a second chance, but according to Saul, "with this particular individual, all you get is the one shot." It was written by George Mastras and directed by Adam Bernstein. Walt convinces Hector to help him by promising him final revenge on Gus. 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. Jesse cooks a superior batch of meth and Gus offers to have him stay in Mexico and work for the cartel. Ted tries to convince Skyler it's nothing, but eventually admits he's committing tax fraud to keep the company afloat and all of his workers employed. Fring, who also imbibes the tainted beverage, never let the grudge go. ("Hermanos") According to Gus himself, he spent his childhood living in extreme poverty and hunger, living in a shack with his siblings in the hills near a village. However, while she is sitting at her desk lamenting her decision, she goes into labor. Gus arrives at the lab, where Walt and Jesse have been secured by Victor and Mike. Lalo says he intends to return to Mexico in order to avoid the scrutiny of police and prosecutors. Breaking Bad Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Gus takes the first drink to alleviate suspicion, but forces himself to vomit afterwards. 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. Name: Gustavo Fring Portrayed by: Giancarlo Esposit0 Age - 50's at time of death Gender: Male Ethnicity: Afro-Chilean, Latino American Aliases: Gus, The Chicken Man, Chicken Wings Occupation: Los Pollos Hermanos - Co founder, Drug Kingpin Status: Deceased First Appearance: Mandala Last Appearance… Instead, he asks for assistance laundering the $250,000 he stole from one of Hector's trucks, which Gus provides by arranging for Madrigal Electromotive to hire Mike as a contracted security expert and pay him monthly consulting fees. When his phone chirps, Walt stops to read a text message: "BABY COMING!!!" Gus denies that he is Saul's contact at first, but Walt presses on, stating that he understands Gus… 'Mandala' is an important episode, if for no other reason, because we meet Gustavo Fring for the first time. Also, Jesse looks for Todd's cash underneath the kitchen sink … The company is a subsidiary of Madrigal Electromotive GmbH, a multinational company based in Germany which has ownership stakes in multiple subsidiaries. The complete second season was released on Region 1 DVD and Region A Blu-ray on March 16, 2010. 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Episode Walt realizes this later, and arranges a second meeting with only himself and Gus. Walt persuades Gus to reconsider his decision, promising that he will never have to deal with Jesse and that their product will earn him enormous returns. [20] Moments before dying, Gus manages to calmly adjust his tie even after having half his face blown off. Knowing that Lalo can track Werner's actions back to Gus, Gus says Werner must be killed. "Baddies to the Bone: The 60 nastiest villains of all time". Just finished the Mandala ep and was wondering what on earth Gus Fring does with all his money. After a night in the desert, Mike kills the surviving gunman and Jimmy and he resume walking. He later attempts to pay Mike, but Mike refuses the money. May 17, 2009 Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle. Aaron Paul recalls that his hands were shaking and nervous because he hadn't prepared heroin in a long time, On the set they had Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon" playing in the background, however it was changed to "Enchanted" by The Platters in the final cut, Walt's act of breaking down Jesse's back door with a flower pot was similar to his later failed attempt to break. Considering his life at risk, Walt attempts to kill Gus with a pipe bomb attached to his car, but Gus senses something amiss and walks away from the vehicle. As the day draws on, he begins to realize that the mild-mannered manager, Gustavo Fring, may be the man he is looking for. Synopsis: When Walt and Jesse's crew of dealers begins to dwindle, Saul proposes a new business partner. Dr. Barry Goodman tends to Mike's wounds and Mike stays to heal. The second season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad premiered on March 8, 2009 and concluded on May 31, 2009. The unseen shooter was Mike, who was tracking Jimmy for Gus. During the party at Eladio's house to celebrate their rapprochement, Gus tricks Eladio and most of the other cartel leaders into drinking from a poisoned bottle of tequila. Jesse arrives late, high, and agitated. 3:11. [14], As Gus oversees cleanup and rebuilding of the Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant that was burned down, Mike informs him that Lalo has returned to his home in Chihuahua, and that Nacho is with him. The episode where Walter White first meets Gus Fring, "Mandala" is an excellent peek into the cautious approach of Fring when it comes to his drug … It consisted of 13 episodes, each running approximately 47 minutes in length. First Last " Mandala " " Bug " Appearances in Better Call Saul; First Last " Witness " —— Appearance in El Camino No: Images (52) Los Pollos Hermanos, Albuquerque is the flagship restaurant of the Los Pollos Hermanos chain. Gustavo "Gus" Fring: 1st Appearance: "Mandela" and Death: "Face Off" Hector "Tio" Salamanca: 1st Appearance: "Grilled" and Death: "Face Off" Gustavo “Gus” Fring was a mild-mannered businessman. " Mandala " is the eleventh episode of the second season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad. Walt's phone should have recorded the number that the text came from. Walt says that he understands Gus's cautiousness, and feels that he deserves a second chance. He's been dealing for a while and lives a modest life, drives an average car etc. Gus appears to notice Nacho's actions, but says nothing. 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. Little is known about Gus' past, except that he was supposed to have originally come from Chile. 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. Directed by Adam Bernstein. [3] As mentioned in the Better Call Saul episode "JMM", Gus and Peter, the CEO of Madrigal Electromotive, had a shared experience in Santiago that Gus reminds Peter of to calm him when Peter panics over Lalo's attacks on Gus' business. Gustavo "Gus" Fring: 1st Appearance: "Mandela" and Death: "Face Off" Hector "Tio" Salamanca: 1st Appearance: "Grilled" and Death: "Face Off" Gustavo “Gus” Fring was a mild-mannered businessman. Gus provides long-term housing and amenities for Werner's crew, while Mike provides security and transportation designed to keep their presence a secret. Next  → The continuing investigation into Gus' death reaches his restaurant business and the destroyed superlab, which Walt and Jesse burned after Gus died. Simple, complicated, it doesn't matter. Gus is impressed by Jesse's mettle, and has Mike involve him in more work outside the lab. AMC broadcast the second season on Sundays at 10:00 pm in the United States. 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. But exits on I-25 in Albuquerque run from 220 to 234. 7 of their "40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time". However, Walt stays, hoping the businessman will show. Breaking Bad''s Walter White and Jesse Pinkman literally didn't know who they were dealing with the first time they met Gustavo Fring.. Vince Gilligan's iconic drug-dealing duo originally tried to meet Gus in season two's "Mandala," hoping to strike a deal to sell the remainder of their crystal meth supply. Lalo is surrounded by police and arrested. Walt and Jesse visit Saul's office, where their conversation quickly devolves into an argument over who's to blame for their setbacks. With the new transport agreement in place, Nacho and Arturo Colon arrive at the Los Pollos Hermanos warehouse and farm to pick up a drug shipment, and Nacho attempts to strong-arm his way into taking six kilos instead of the agreed-upon five. The gunmen enter, kill Lalo's family, and wound Lalo. With Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris. When police successfully interdict these payments, Walt fears his identity will be exposed and attempts to obtain the employees' names from Mike so he can have them killed. For the next twenty years, Gus remains outwardly loyal to the cartel, but nurses a grudge against Eladio and Hector, waiting for his chance at revenge. After Mike disrupts two shipments without revealing his identity, Hector demands that Gus temporarily use his Los Pollos Hermanos trucks to ship both Hector's and Gus's drugs. Gus walks away, warning Walt, "You can never trust a drug addict.". Walt and Skyler meet with Dr. Delcavoli and Dr. Victor Bravenec, a thoracic surgeon. but must be LOADED. Skyler tries to call Walt stands on Jesse's front porch, but he doesn't answer his phone. Walt asks Mike to let him call Jesse and convince him to come to the lab, but instead Walt tells Jesse to kill Gale. ; Badass Longcoat: 1. 26 comments. Walt returns to Los Pollos Hermanos and sits at a booth, eating and thinking, until it dawns on him that the restaurant's amiable, unassuming manager is Saul's contact. I suppose it's inevitable that we'd have a merely good episode at some point. After establishing himself in Albuquerque, Gus secretly looks to end his dependency on cartel cocaine by producing and distributing meth in the United States. The scene where Jesse begins his heroin high and appears to physically float up into the air was filmed with practical effects. “I don’t think we’re alike at all, Mr. White.” This episode introduces Gus Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito. Gustavo Fring is a fictional character from the television series Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul, portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito. Eladio spares Gus but forces him to cooperate with the cartel on Eladio's terms. Victor rushes to Gale's apartment, but Jesse arrives first and fatally shoots Gale. Naturally, I have to … Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring. When Walter White seeks a buyer for his high-quality meth, Saul Goodman arranges a meeting with the unknown purchaser. While reviewing Hector's medical records, Gus realizes there is no nitroglycerin in Hector's system, meaning Nacho tried to kill him. Meanwhile, at Jesse's apartment, Skinny Pete bemoans Jesse's mandate to expand their territory and wants out of Walt's meth business, saying that they have lost their street cred now that everyone knows Jesse didn't actually kill Spooge. [19] The loss of Max contributed to Gus's evolution into a ruthless criminal; he stops at nothing to avenge Max's death, including the gradual killing of Hector's entire family. Adam Bernstein At the high school, Walt's second cell phone vibrates in his classroom's ceiling while his students are taking an exam. Esposito, who was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2012 for playing "Gus", first made his appearance on Breaking Bad in 2009 in the episode "Mandala". Lalo is awake at 3 a.m. so Nacho sets a kitchen fire as a distraction. Gus Fring, fast food franchise owner, is a character that Gus performs on the stages that are his Los Pollos Hermanos restaurants. Esteban Mendez 15,779 views. Meanwhile, Skyler has decided to continue working for Ted despite knowing about his tax fraud. Gus denies that he is Saul's contact at first, but Walt presses on, stating that he understands Gus's hesitance, both of them being cautious men. [src] The "Rival Dealers" were two street-level crystal meth dealers who worked for Gustavo Fring and sold meth on behalf of Los Pollos Hermanos. There is an additional person, presumably a film crew member, who can be seen through Jesse's doorway while Walt is carrying the bag of meth after collecting it from the sink. With swift precision, she mixes up a meth and heroin speedball. N/A The couple decide to go on an impromptu trip to Santa Fe. This may be a reference to the test Walt is about to face in complying with Victor's instructions. MandaLa In anticipation of the Season 3 premiere of “Better Call Saul” on April 10, AMC will air a pair of marathons from parent series “Breaking Bad” in the two weeks prior. Ted kisses her on the cheek. 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. Directed by Adam Bernstein. •December 27: Holly White is born and Walt makes his first deal with Gus Fring (“Mandala,” “Phoenix”). Jesse is apprehensive, but the offer is a ruse. Jesse agrees to help Walt and tells him about Gus' routine, including his visits to Hector at the nursing home. George Mastras Gus Fring's "Los Pollos Hermanos" restaurant has been replaced by a "Twisters" chain restaurant after shutting down in "Madrigal"; the restaurant chain was first established in the episode "Mandala". Walt rushes to the Los Pollos Hermanos and is surprised to discover a different person running the restaurant. "Over" 'Breaking Bad': The 5 best Saul Goodman episodes. Saul informs Walt that the contact was in fact there, but that he's no longer interested in working with them. 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. Some critics have compared Gus to Barack Obama, with the character's deliberate juxtaposition as a Black person to be an allegory to white America's alleged dissatisfaction with the Obama administration. The attempt on Hank's life leads to a large-scale crackdown on the cartel, and Juan Bolsa is killed. Skyler shows Ted some irregularities she discovered on his company's books. Giancarlo Esposito, known for portraying Gus Fring in Breaking Bad, has a great spinoff idea for his memorably villainous character. Leonel and Marco Salamanca are impatient and travel from Mexico to the US to carry out the murder, but Gus intervenes and points them to Hank, who actually killed Tuco. 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. "[27], AMC released a series of ten short videos on YouTube and their social media accounts during season three as Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training with Gus Fring, combining live-action shots featuring Esposito as Gus along with animated segments, presented as employee training videos for Gus's Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant workers. 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. share. The boy and the dealers then flee the scene as Combo bleeds to death. Gus says he has sent gunmen to kill Lalo, and that Nacho may be able to help. While stuffing the bundles of meth into a garbage bag, Walt ignores another call from Skyler. Mysterious person in Jesse's apartment on the left-hand side. 1. [12], Jimmy drives to a remote desert location to pick up the bail money from The Cousins. Hector pretends to have turned informant to the DEA. Gus' popularity, as well as his importance to the series' development, made room for possible "flashback" type appearances in future episodes,[4][22] but that idea did not come to fruition until 2017 when Gus was brought back for season 3 of Better Call Saul. Leonel and Marco Salamanca (the Cousins) arrive to watch over Hector. In honor of Gus’ upcoming appearance in Better Call Saul, here are Paste’s 10 best Gus Fring moments in Breaking Bad. Rumors of the "stepped on" product reach Nacho and Domingo, who report them to Lalo. 1. In anticipation of the Season 3 premiere of “Better Call Saul” on April 10, AMC will air a pair of marathons from parent series “Breaking Bad” in the two weeks prior. Also considering after partnering with WW and JP his wealth must've skyrocketed selling and distributing the blue meth. 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. The Breaking Bad episode "Hermanos" shows that Gus and his long-time friend Maximino Arciniega started Los Pollos Hermanos as a front to sell methamphetamine that Max "cooked". Mike convinces Gus to let Mike find Werner and bring him back instead of killing him. 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. This article or section needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of article quality. Mike tracks Werner to a money wire store and then to a nearby resort. [29], Fictional character in the television drama series Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. ←  Previous However, Gus encourages Mike to continue to disrupt the trucks Hector uses to bring ice cream store supplies and drugs from Mexico and send cash back to the cartel. Gustavo to Jesse over his plan to murder his two dealers. 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]. [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. The company is a subsidiary of Madrigal Electromotive GmbH, a multinational company based in Germany which has ownership stakes in multiple subsidiaries. Walt rushes to Jesse's backyard and breaks down his back door with a flower pot. Gus wants Lalo released, so he has Mike provide Jimmy the details of his investigation into Lalo. The marathons will take fans back in time to see the best of Saul Goodman and Gus Fring. Better Call … After Combo raises his shirt and shows them the silver pistol in his waistband, the dealers pull off. Jane starts to leave, but turns around and follows Jesse into his bedroom. Gus and other subsidiary owners provide status reports to Peter Schuler, Madrigal's CEO. 11 "Mandala," despite an ending as gripping as as the show has ever produced, seemed to be mostly concerned with moving the pieces into place for the finale. This is especially important because of what happens in the third season and the season finale. Bretts, Bruce; Roush, Matt; (March 25, 2013). The ma… [13], Jimmy and Mike eventually make their way to a truck stop, where Tyrus and Victor pick them up. The gunmen are suddenly attacked by an unknown shooter. Mike escorts engineers through the laundry and questions them about their ability to construct the lab as Gus secretly listens in. While there, he discovers that Walt has lung cancer and that his brother-in-law, Hank Schrader, is a DEA agent. In the Better Call Saul episode "Magic Man", Lalo Salamanca discusses Gus with Juan Bolsa and refers to Max as Gus's boyfriend. Combo dies in Breaking Bad: Mandala (2009), which is Gus's first appearance. Gus offers the job to Werner Ziegler after being impressed by Werner's forthright description of the difficulty and risk. 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. 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