It had many visitors from employees of Gus' other business, namely Walter White, The Cousins, and Mike Ehrmantraut. 2 When Gus was 7 years old, he raised a lucum… Adam Bernstein Gus uses his influence with the police to distract them at the hospital so Mike can fatally inject Leonel. Mike and Jimmy agree on a cover story for Jimmy to tell Lalo after Jimmy posts his bail. At the high school, Walt's second cell phone vibrates in his classroom's ceiling while his students are taking an exam. Gus and Max's relationship is implied to be more than business. Hector refuses to acknowledge Gus as Gus prepares to kill him with a lethal injection. ("Mandala") character breaking-bad. With Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris. Jimmy uses the information to accuse police of witness tampering, enabling him to win a motion to release Lalo on bail. Though Gus doesn't appear, his death has numerous consequences. 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. As he starts his return trip, he is cut off by several gunmen who take the money and prepare to kill him. I think they probably were lovers.". 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. Gus provides long-term housing and amenities for Werner's crew, while Mike provides security and transportation designed to keep their presence a secret. The ma… Before Gus administers the shot, Hector suddenly turns to face him, stares at him intently and repeatedly rings the bell on his wheelchair. Just finished the Mandala ep and was wondering what on earth Gus Fring does with all his money. 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. 'Mandala' is an important episode, if for no other reason, because we meet Gustavo Fring for the first time. 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. Panicked, Walt recovers the bomb and hides at his home. Gus Fring's "Los Pollos Hermanos" restaurant has been replaced by a "Twisters" chain restaurant after shutting down in "Madrigal"; the restaurant chain was first established in the episode "Mandala".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 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. The unseen shooter was Mike, who was tracking Jimmy for Gus. With the DEA beginning to connect Gale's death to Gus, Gus fires Walt and threatens to kill Walt's family if he retaliates or informs. ; Badass Longcoat: With construction behind schedule, Werner misses his wife and effects an escape to rendezvous with her. The company is a subsidiary of Madrigal Electromotive GmbH, a multinational company based in Germany which has ownership stakes in multiple subsidiaries. Saul tries to set them up with a mysterious distributor. He later attempts to pay Mike, but Mike refuses the money. Victor tells Walt to bring the meth to a truck stop "two miles south of Exit 13 on the 25." Bretts, Bruce; Roush, Matt; (March 25, 2013). Gus hires a doctor to oversee Hector's recovery. Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning circle. Remove this message when finished. He's been dealing for a while and lives a modest life, drives an average car etc. Some, such as Gus Fring’s stoic henchman Tyrus, have been given more dimension in the spinoff series, helping to lay the groundwork for what would become a conquering criminal enterprise. Later that day, Jesse asks Jane to leave his apartment; he feels responsible for Combo's death and needs to smoke some crystal, but doesn't want her to risk a relapse. 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. 26 comments. "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. When Gus's subordinate Tyrus Kitt calls Gus for guidance, Gus recognizes an opportunity to infiltrate the Salamanca organization and tells Tyrus to give Nacho the extra kilo. 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. In honor of Gus’ upcoming appearance in Better Call Saul, here are Paste’s 10 best Gus Fring moments in Breaking Bad. 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. Gus is impressed by Jesse's mettle, and has Mike involve him in more work outside the lab. However, Walt stays, hoping the businessman will show. In "Hermanos", Eladio says that when he ordered Max killed, he spared Gus because of his unstated but apparently powerful connection to Chile. The villa serves as the residence for Dr. Barry Goodman, and contains a fountain which is dedicated to Max. The marathons will take fans back in time to see the best of Saul Goodman and Gus Fring. The manager feigns ignorance when Walt reveals his suspicions, but Walt persists. Gus immigrated to Mexico in the 1980s during the Chilean dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, 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. Gus goes on to claim that in an effort to hide the loss, he replaced the stolen cocaine with locally produced methamphetamine. 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. After Combo raises his shirt and shows them the silver pistol in his waistband, the dealers pull off. MandaLa I suppose it's inevitable that we'd have a merely good episode at some point. Z. Ray Wakeman as Los Pollos Hermanos Patron, Sonogram Office - The episode shows Skylar leaving the sonogram office. The complete second season was released on Region 1 DVD and Region A Blu-ray on March 16, 2010. A wooden board was placed until Aaron Paul and lifted upwards with a crane which had the camera attached. 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. He distributes his meth through his Pollos Hermanos chicken franchise. Also, Jesse looks for Todd's cash underneath the kitchen sink … Simple, complicated, it doesn't matter. Air date Gus Fring is a major player in the meth distribution business. Esteban Mendez 15,779 views. Walt rushes to Jesse's backyard and breaks down his back door with a flower pot. “I don’t think we’re alike at all, Mr. White.” In the Better Call Saul episode "Magic Man", Lalo Salamanca refers to a mysterious incident involving Gus which took place in Santiago. but must be LOADED. While he talks, a young boy circles him on his bicycle. 11 Skyler tries to call Walt stands on Jesse's front porch, but he doesn't answer his phone. ", "The Surreal, Comforting Pleasures of the 'Better Call Saul' YouTube Videos", "Carpool Karaoke, Melissa McCarthy, and Ava DuVernay's 13th Among the Big Winners of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gus_Fring&oldid=995733352, Fictional Hispanic and Latino American people, Fictional immigrants to the United States, Fictional people with acquired American citizenship, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Fast food restaurant chain co-founder and proprietor, This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 16:23. Vomit afterwards baby COMING!!! up to conform to a money wire store clerk and. Attempts to pay Mike, kills Fred the money wire store clerk jane, and feels that he deserves second! 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