He appeared to be a good community leader who was trying to give back. Brock first appears in the season three episode, “Abiquiu.” He is the son of Jesse’s girlfriend, Andrea, and the nephew of Tomas, the boy who murdered Combo in the season two episode, "Mandala." Gus offers the job to Werner Ziegler after being impressed by Werner's forthright description of the difficulty and risk. At Beneke Fabricators, Skyler attends an office birthday party for Ted. When the car breaks down, Jimmy and Mike take the money and walk cross-country to avoid the surviving gunman. I think they probably were lovers."[5]. AMC broadcast the second season on Sundays at 10:00 pm in the United States. Gustavo Fring is a fictional character in the television series Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul, played by Giancarlo Esposito. [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. [10], Gus arranges for Nacho to report to Mike about his activities to undermine the Salamanca organization. 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. Changing his demeanor, Gus replies that Walt is "not a cautious man at all," criticizing Jesse for being late and high. [8][9], Mike spends several weeks feeling depressed over Werner's death and drinks to excess. I suppose it's inevitable that we'd have a merely good episode at some point. By pretending to work for Gus, Lalo discovers from Werner some of the details of the lab's construction before Mike arrives and ends the call. Gus is impressed by Jesse's mettle, and has Mike involve him in more work outside the lab. The loss of Max also cultivated Gus's desire to create a new "family" by empowering his meth empire, as well as the chicken restaurants. “I don’t think we’re alike at all, Mr. White.” [13], Jimmy and Mike eventually make their way to a truck stop, where Tyrus and Victor pick them up. N/A Jane dies in Breaking Bad: Phoenix (2009), and Mike first appears in the next episode. He brings them to Dr. Goodman's makeshift hospital Gus had previously arranged at his villa, where both receive treatment. "Phoenix" Gus wants Lalo released, so he has Mike provide Jimmy the details of his investigation into Lalo. 47 minutes Fring maintains a positive public image; he is a booster for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), befriending the special agent in charge and making large donations to the Albuquerque office's civic and charitable events. share. Directed by Adam Bernstein. "Over" The police recover the account numbers and access codes for the offshore accounts Gus previously set up to pay his employees for their silence and seize the accounts. Gus provides long-term housing and amenities for Werner's crew, while Mike provides security and transportation designed to keep their presence a secret. but must be LOADED. ("Mandala") character breaking-bad. "Mandala" Adam Bernstein: George Mastras: May 17, 2009 () N/A: After one of their dealers, Combo, is murdered by a rival gang, Saul proposes new distribution method for Walt and Jesse's product. This is especially important because of what happens in the third season and the season finale. The second season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad premiered on March 8, 2009 and concluded on May 31, 2009. “I don’t think we’re alike at all, Mr. White.” Season Two, Episode 11: “Mandala” 26 comments. Z. Ray Wakeman as Los Pollos Hermanos Patron, Sonogram Office - The episode shows Skylar leaving the sonogram office. Eladio spares Gus but forces him to cooperate with the cartel on Eladio's terms. •December 27: Holly White is born and Walt makes his first deal with Gus Fring (“Mandala,” “Phoenix”). Hector refuses to acknowledge Gus as Gus prepares to kill him with a lethal injection. Just finished the Mandala ep and was wondering what on earth Gus Fring does with all his money. With construction behind schedule, Werner misses his wife and effects an escape to rendezvous with her. Gus calmly tells Walt and Jesse to get back to work, and increases oversight in the lab by installing security cameras and having Mike and Tyrus watch them while they work. Knowing that Lalo can track Werner's actions back to Gus, Gus says Werner must be killed. Gustavo Fring is a fictional character from the television series Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul, portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito. He owned and operated the Los Pollos Hermanos chicken franchise. The ma… 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. Gus Fring leaves Walter White (Bryan Cranston) with those cautionary words after their first informal sit down at the local Los Pollos Hermanos Fring presides over. The boy and the dealers then flee the scene as Combo bleeds to death. He then forces the survivor to call the middleman who arranged the killing and report that Lalo is dead.[15]. Gus informs the cartel that once Walt is done with his three months, they will be free to kill him. Mike acts preemptively by preparing to assassinate Hector, but is interrupted at the last moment. 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. He's been dealing for a while and lives a modest life, drives an average car etc. 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. Saul manages to arrange a meeting with Gustavo Fring for Walter White and Jesse Pinkman to make a deal about selling Walt's Blue Sky. First, some background: We meet our man in an episode that shares a title with his solo series. Walt says that he understands Gus's cautiousness, and feels that he deserves a second chance. He is supposedly a native of Chile; he is sometimes referred to by cartel members as "The Chilean". Meanings of the title names of every episode, https://breakingbad.fandom.com/wiki/Mandala?oldid=109727, This episode marks the first appearance of drug kingpin. Gus offers to continue paying Mike during the delay, but Mike declines out of frustration over Gus's seeming lack of compassion for Werner. 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