Hes got Mike. | It also helps us feel why Jimmy is so scared in, 208. Gus being an extremely cautious man, thought it best to dispose of Victor to avoid him getting picked up by the police. It was like, Lets see what happens if he just gives a little bit of a laugh, and it felt so good. The FAQ items below may give away important plot points. Yes, I think we went back to finish the work in late September, early October. However, it was shortened for the international broadcasts to have the same length as the other episodes, as was the case with The Walking Dead, for example. Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day, Inside the business of TV with breaking news, expert analysis and showrunner interviews. No, Im not willing to admit that at all. [Writers Note: Smiths tone was sarcastic, so dont consider this confirmation that Howard Hamlins Jaguar and Duane Chows identical-looking Jaguar are one and the same.]. Hes using the exact same language under similar life-threatening circumstances. Jesse was easy to control. , winning a WGA award for season threes Chicanery along the way. At one point, Vince was like, What if Lyle sang a silly song as he opened up Pollos? And I said, Sure, lets get some comedy in here. Then when we presented it to Harrison [Thomas], we discovered hes a very talented, trained singer.Similar to the Malcolm in the Middle alternate ending that you wrote for Breaking Bad, Its Lyle! Together with director and co-creator Vince Gilligan, Smith put the finishing touches on a backstory that was alluded to during Saul Goodmans Breaking Bad debut, the aptly titled Better Call Saul. In the Peter Gould-scripted episode, a masked Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) threaten a frightened Saul in the desert, and the criminal lawyer immediately fears that contract killers have come for him on behalf of someone named Lalo. Saul even blamed another mysterious figure named Ignacio (Michael Mandos future role) by yelling, It wasnt me! I think his lizard brain is always going to be sitting there with a gag in its mouth, going, Oh my god, at any second, Lalo could come and snuff out my life and the life of anyone Ive ever cared about., I think you are a special case. Hes carried the terror of this moment all these years.. Because of Gus devotion to ridding the world of Salamancas, he was always the best choice to take care of Lalo, but were there any other paths that were nearly taken? While not a one-to-one comparison, Gus and Walt had a number of similarities, and thats probably why Walt was the one to finally outwit Gus. "ABQ" is an abbreviation of the city Breaking Bad is set, which is Albuquerque. Its a musical where Lyle, after Gus death, realizes that hes been working for a drug kingpin all this time at Los Pollos Hermanos, and it chronicles the amount of mind-blown that happens to Lyle. It was nightmarishly difficult. What ended up happening to Mike's granddaughter? To make matters worse Jesse returned the favor by palling up with Gus. He simply took him under his wing after Jesse quit. This version was shown on AMC, where the episodes always can be seen first. Breaking Bads Duane Chow was really sold a bill of goods with that lemon of a Jaguar. .) So its a movable camera platform, and the camera itself can move on that rig. I think Gus figured even if Gale out of the lab, the work will be done and money can be made. When Gus had his final confrontation with Hector in Breaking Bads Face Off, he adjusted his tie in unforgettable fashion. No, Im not willing to admit that at all.
For a long time, Ive wondered if the red floor in Gus super lab was a symbolic choice, and now we know that blood was spilled across its foundation. That was our thinking in terms of making it that exact and that specific. (Laughs.) Gus is not a gunslinger. This carries over into the second half of Season 5 when he tries to do the exact same thing to Junior and Holly just to get back at Walt for being a tougher guy than he is. Given the degree of difficulty required to flesh out a story from what were once considered throwaway lines, Smith and his colleagues felt it was important to be as exact and precise as possible in order to resolve these enduring questions on Saul. What caused Walt's working relationship with Gus Fring to deteriorate? With no drug lab to find, no drugs on his person, but a stack of cash; the police would think he made a bunch of money selling drugs and was spending it by partying all weekend and didn't realize his car got stolen. We need you to go a tiny bit this way. And this is not what industrial platform machinery is built for, so it took quite a bit of doing to replicate that shot. Giving him enough time to shut down that method of operation and find a new one. He beat Gus in 99 out of a hundred throws. That was our thinking in terms of making it that exact and that specific. That meant having Bob Odenkirks Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman literally say the 13-year-old Ignacio line again, this time in front of Tony Daltons Lalo Salamanca. He would have done the smart and prudent thing and wiped Walt off the face of the earth. User Ratings He still would have come back to Albuquerque to save Jesse however he would not have been able to leave his family the 9 million dollars because they were dead.However AMC deemed this ending to be too dark and sadistic so Vince Gilligan had to rewrite it at the last minute so that Skyler and the kids survived and Walt got the heroic ending he deserved. Had it not been cancer Gus wouldve eventually sent Mike or some other hitters. So we felt like we couldnt be too on the nose for people. He knew he had Gus dead to rights, but you dont always get what you want. If by chance one of the trucks were seized, Gus could deny any involvement and suggest it was just a few individuals. Intricately satisfying. However, this was more Walt's wishful thinking as he was angry with Mike's attitude towards him. Theyre six feet under dirt and two feet of concrete. Or did walt just say that so gus would fire Gale???? Life finds a way, as they say. I think his lizard brain is always going to be sitting there with a gag in its mouth, going, Oh my god, at any second, Lalo could come and snuff out my life and the life of anyone Ive ever cared about.. In some way, it still could have circuitously landed on Jimmy, but hes going to be freaked out about the specter of Lalo until the specter of Walt White becomes a better thing to fear.
Was Jimmy basically trading his life for hers? Upon Jesse entering the office, Huell attempts to frisk him and pickpockets Jesse and takes the pack of cigarettes that has the vial of ricin. So had Mike not grabbed her, its an open question of whether she would have pulled that trigger, but I feel like the odds are better that she would have. [Stunt coordinator] Al Goto was not going to let us do anything unsafe. After Gus saw how much Jesse cared about children he figured that if he had Tomas murdered Jesse would try to take his revenge on the drug dealers, would be killed in retaliation and he would then have Jesse out of the way. To add Walts ego only wanted himself to be his only competition because deep down he felt threatened by Gale. Hes carried the terror of this moment all these years. Theyre idiot proof, and they save lives including Bobs life. I think it was worth it. Season 3: Why did those two drug dealers kill Tomas. Im sure there were roads that we did not explore properly, but why did we bother watching all of Lalos careful preparation if he wasnt going to get inside the super lab? Hes thinking, I keep a gun on my body, but how does that help me? Hes carried the terror of this moment all these years. So several of us who were there and our post team all took that CPR training course. I honestly think Gus wouldnt have taken half measures with Walt being a loose end. Walt knew that as long as he held the cards regarding the formula, that he couldn't be done away with, and then the spectacular game of cat and mouse went from there. If Tomas was interrogated Gus could not trust him to keep his mouth shut meaning the police would be one step closer to those two drug dealers which would bring the police one step closer to Gus. From left: Harrison Thomas as Lyle, Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring and Michael Mando as Nacho Varga in. These cuts concerned the plot of the episode. It felt like it paid respect to the fact that he got there. Mike has rushed off to snuff Lalo out, but a little bug is just tickling the back of Gus ear. Edit, Saul poisoned Brock on Walt's orders. Theyd really have to go looking for bodies. Its Lyle! I love that it adds that resonance and flavor now, but I dont know that we felt like we needed to make a super lab that creates tons of methamphetamine even darker, per se. So we felt like we couldnt be too on the nose for people. That moment goes by so fast in 208 of. Hes just so game. Walt finally arrives home to discover Skyler and Junior have been shot and Holly has been thrown into the pool where she drowned. Jesse's car was left at Tuco's. I had to caps that, just really spell it out that BB was all about foreshadowing. Which of the characters ratted and how were they punished? But these breadcrumbs are 13 years apart, so it felt like they needed to be big breadcrumbs, Smith tells, . was a very long-running joke pitch. When were no longer recording, Ill tell you the one I would give you if I didnt feel like it gave things away. Additionally, there is also a lot of alternative or completely new footage.
And then other people who are watching it from a different vantage point can go, That feels right because it pulls these two moments together. And then well go, Cool, it does! But we were just thinking of what felt right for the moment. For you, it may feel like its either over-explained or really obvious, but Ive had to explain it to a number of people already. Warning that if he tried to escape again, Brock would be next. Jesse was unpredictable and I think harder to control. We have a lot of morally compromised characters, but its better to stack the deck against your protagonists. Season 5: Why did Hank try to prove Walt was Heisenberg knowing it would destroy the lives of Junior and Holly? Press J to jump to the feed. The blood and all of the things around it were scripted, but exactly how he was going to go into his death was something we worked out with Tony. There were a lot of other people involved in saving Bobs life, but it was an intense day. The three month thing holds no credence with me. What do you guys think? He wasnt always great to Kim.
Since hes directed numerous memorable deaths in this universe, could you sense that Vince was competing with himself? While he was not directly punished for ratting he was strangled to death by WaltBadger agreed to rat to the DEA however since he was ratting out someone who was being paid to go to jail and this was done to protect Walt, Badger wasn't punishedDan Wachsberger ratted Mike out to the DEA and he was punished by being shanked in prisonDennis didn't directly rat, however he was willing to rat (Hank turned his deal down) and he was punished by being burned aliveHuell ratted Walt out to Hank and he was punished by having to wait in a DEA safehouse foreverJesse ratted out Walt to Hank in the final season and he was punished by being tortured by Todd, was forced to be a meth slave for 6 months and had to watch Andrea die.Also even though this did not occur during the Breaking Bad Timeline, Lalo Salamanca could be considered a rat in Better Call Saul as it was he who ordered Krazy-8 to rat against Gus. (, .) It was Ignacio! That line is pretty specific, so we definitely repeated it consciously. At one point, Vince was like, What if Lyle sang a silly song as he opened up Pollos? And I said, Sure, lets get some comedy in here. Then when we presented it to Harrison [Thomas], we discovered hes a very talented, trained singer. wouldve been an amazing bonus scene on the eventual Blu-ray set.Yeah, we love Lyle, and Harrison is so great.
Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I think Gus would have only killed Walt under certain conditions. Those repetitions and things work wonders to tie things together and unify them, but I dont think any of us thought of that consciously. BCS clarifies ,that Gus is quite happy to overpay people and then just let them go at the end as he promised, as long as you don't betray him. We did it with great apologies to anyone in that neighborhood who might have been annoyed. Rosa saved his life by using her AED. As much as Walter try to make the money for his kids, he has more than enough money that he could've stop and be a car-wash owner with the millions, but he decided to go back again just so he can block Jesse from cooking his recipe. That definitely works as a harmonization between those two thematic elements, but sometimes, we operate from a subconscious or gut level about what feels right. Life finds a way, as they say. Ahh, that ignores the fact that Gus had serious reservations about Walter White from minute one(the reluctance to meet Walter over perceived sloppiness in WW's operation, namely Walters loyalty to 'druggie' Jesse)ergo Gail and Walter were expendable if one or the other proved problematic. And he gives Lyle just enough earnestness that your heart breaks for him. ]In a word or two, how would you describe the rest of the season? We were in turnaround, as you say.
So I know we probably caused some annoyance to some folks in the neighborhood, which we apologized for. So Lalo volunteers Jimmy to go kill Gus even though he really just wants to spread Gus security thin. Even the structures mastermind, Werner Ziegler (Rainer Bock), died because of it.
Its a musical where Lyle, after Gus death, realizes that hes been working for a drug kingpin all this time at Los Pollos Hermanos, and it chronicles the amount of mind-blown that happens to Lyle. (Laughs.) Together with director and co-creator Vince Gilligan, Smith put the finishing touches on a backstory that was alluded to during Saul Goodmans, , the aptly titled Better Call Saul. In the Peter Gould-scripted episode, a masked Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) threaten a frightened Saul in the desert, and the criminal lawyer immediately fears that contract killers have come for him on behalf of someone named Lalo. Saul even blamed another mysterious figure named Ignacio (Michael Mandos future role) by yelling, It wasnt me! Gus got lucky. Sometimes, well ask ourselves, Have we put the breadcrumbs too far apart that people cant follow the trail? But these breadcrumbs are 13 years apart, so it felt like they needed to be big breadcrumbs. Either Lalo sent a hit and it took that long to get to him, or he sent instructions to avenge him that took a while to track down. ], Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler and Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in, Yes, youre absolutely right. Edit, Because Walt had achieved his objective.
Throughout the season Walt has proven time and time again that he is Jesse's guardian angel, he saved Jesse from Emilio and Crazy-8, saved him from Tuco, paid for his rehab, made him a 50-50 partner, saved him from those two drug dealers, saved him from Gus Fring and now had saved him from being Todd's meth slave. A second reason which ties into the first; Gus killed Victor in front of Walt and Jesse to show that he was willing to kill a loyal member of his organization for a minor screw-up, what chance do Walt and Jesse have after their betrayal?Alternatively,