Gustavo Fring After an attempt to capture the coati with a snare proved unsuccessful, resulting in the animal hiding under the shack, Gus waited for many hours into the night until it reemerged. 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. After Hector is returned to the nursing home, Tyrus enters and sweeps the place for bugs and cameras in case Hector is now an informant for the DEA. ("Piñata"). When Gus was 7 years old, he raised a lucuma tree and used its fruit to feed himself and earn a living in the village. Gus is surprised by the eye contact and Hector then musters up an expression of pure wrath. Gus apologizes for being "so transparent," and invites Walt to take a drive with him. He was the respected proprietor of Los Pollos Hermanos, a highly successful restaurant chain. Mike works under an assumed name to secretly point the police towards Lalo for the murder of Fred the money wire store clerk. ("Klick"), ("Mabel"), Discovering the hidden tracking devices, Mike uses a device of his own to tail the agent back to Los Pollos Hermanos. Meanwhile, Hank, having found the surveillance camera in the burned-out super-lab, has seized the laptop as evidence. "No wonder Rebecca left you! Their resuscitation attempts fail and the Cousin dies. He then demands Jesse to answer his question. "What are Gustavo Fring's fingerprints doing in Gale Boetticher's apartment?" 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. 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. Is his answer yes or no? Gus is outside cleaning litter and looks up knowingly as Jimmy drives away, aware that Mike is onto him. Tim reveals that Gus's fingerprints were found at a murder scene. He wanted to put heat on the cartel so that he could corner the entire Southwest meth market, Walt suggests. On the drive back to town, Jesse asks Mike what it is Gus sees in him. The next day, Mike and Jesse drive to Gus's factory farm. Gus says nothing and Walt, panic mounting, taunts Victor with rapid-fire questions pertaining to the chemistry of the meth-making process. Jesse conceals the slim ricin vial inside a cigarette that he returns to the pack upside-down. Gustavo Fring is a fictional character in the television series Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul, played by Giancarlo Esposito. He lies about being "hard at work" and blames his inability to meet the week's meth quota on Gale's mistakes. "Probing for weakness," replies Gus. 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. Shortly afterwards, Gus (as part of his image as a big DEA booster) goes to the hospital with a large buffet of Los Pollos Hermanos fried chicken for the police officers keeping vigil over Hank. In his plot to kill Gus, Walt goes to the retirement home Casa Tranquila to see Hector Salamanca, and points out that as much as Salamanca hates Walt (for having caused Tuco's death), Salamanca hates Gus even more. Later, Hank and Walter return to Los Pollos Hermanos to retrieve their tracking device. Jimmy does so, but sees nothing suspicious. Chuck uses the law to gain an advantage over Jimmy. Mike reassures Gus that if he can't find out anything about him before he emigrated from Mexico to the U.S. (1989), it is unlikely that the DEA will either. Dr. Barry Goodman tends to Mike's wounds and Mike stays to heal. Jimmy continues renovating Wexler McGill's office when a woman named Francesca Liddy appears for a job interview. Mike picks up the phone and answers the call. Age Walt, Jesse, and Mike spend much of their time trying to clean up the loose ends that would lead the police - now investigating Gus's drug empire - back to them. He does discover, however, that all of Gus' restaurant establishments have a common base of operations. Hector visits the DEA (part of his and Walter's trap for Gus) though he gives them no information whatsoever and insults Hank. ("Smoke"), Gus sends Victor and Barry Goodman to check on Hector's condition, and they report back to him that he is no longer comatose, but is not awake. When the car -- revealed to be driven by Victor -- drives off, the readout indicates the tracker is inside. 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