In Breaking Bad, Huell and Kuby are sent to intimidate Ted Beneke into paying his IRS debts with the money Skyler gave him, with no intent of actual violence, but Ted falls while trying to flee, leaving him paraplegic. Badger is a science fiction fan and discusses an idea for a Star Trek script at length in the episode "Blood Money." Jesse's realization that Huell stole the ricin cigarette enables him to understand that Walt must have poisoned Brock in order to turn Jesse against Gus (which turns out to be true, although he did not use the ricin extract for that purpose). [25] After Jesse's "disappearance", Gus re-hires Gale and instructs him to learn everything he can from Walt. Getz (portrayed by DJ Qualls) is an Albuquerque police detective who arrests Badger Mayhew while undercover, for possession of meth. When Mike is waiting to shoot Hector from a hilltop with a sniper rifle, he sees Leonel and Marco kill the Salamanca's ice cream truck driver and drug smuggler Ximenez Lecerda, who Mike had robbed a few days earlier. In the process of trying to wake Jesse from his stupor, Walt accidentally turns Jane onto her back. She is the central character in the cold open of “Half Measures” where her name is a pun on the song “Windy” by The Association, which plays in the background. After Walt kills two of Gus's dealers, Walt tells Gus that Jesse is "at least two time zones away." During Season 1, Badger leaves the job to briefly team up with Jesse in order to cook crystal meth. Skyler brings the baby on her trip to the Four Corners Monument. Hank and Gomez tell Huell to wait until they come back for him, but they are killed and never return, so his fate remains unknown. Todd keeps the tarantula in the jar. Andrea Cantillo (played by Emily Rios) is a love interest of Jesse Pinkman's. His crystal meth, which is given the street name "Blue Sky," dominates the market, leading to confrontations with established drug makers and dealers. She approaches Rich about joining S&C, and becomes a partner in charge of the firm's new banking division, including the Mesa Verde account. [37] After Hector tells them about Walter, the cousins quickly tracked him to his house and were waiting inside to kill him when Mike informed Victor of their presence. Skyler gets angry at Ted when he shows up at her house to ask about their relationship, and she later severs both her personal and professional ties with him. It is Mike's suggestion of a new life in Alaska that drives Jesse's ambitions following his escape from Jack Welker's gang. Spooge attempts to repay Jesse by breaking open an ATM he has stolen from a convenience store. Unbeknownst to them, Jesse works with Saul Goodman to reacquire the home. Todd's explanation, plus his claims that his uncle (Jack Welker) runs a gang with connections that could be valuable to the meth operation, convince Walt, Jesse, and Mike to keep him alive. [21], The APD detectives' investigation of Gale's apartment yields Gus's fingerprint, which gives the APD and the DEA probable cause to officially request that Fring come in for questioning. In El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Jesse departs for a new life in Alaska. [39], No Doze (played by Cesar Garcia) is one of the head lieutenants in Tuco's drug organization. Once Hank progresses with the case, his relationship with Marie improves again. Series creator Vince Gilligan explained Walt's motive for allowing Jane to die during a 2013 panel discussion about Breaking Bad at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, stating that Walt was afraid Jane's bad influence would lead Jesse to an early death from heroin overdose.[48]. In Season 5, Walt manipulates Jesse into leaving her, by advising Jesse that he would have to be honest with her about all the crimes he has committed. Mike makes a cameo in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie where he and Jesse discuss their plans before quitting the drug business. And masculinity, and the American Dream, and the horrors of aging, ... Gale’s death isn’t heartbreaking in and of itself. Initially one of the dealers, he takes on a lieutenant role under Nacho after Hector Salamanca suffers a stroke and becomes paralyzed, and continues in this position when Lalo Salamanca arrives from Mexico to oversee operations. When he discovers that Walt has cancer, Walter Jr. changes his attitude and sets up a website, "www.savewalterwhite.com," which requests and collects donations in an effort to help pay for Walt's cancer treatment. Gomez has been Hank's right-hand man in the "Heisenberg" case since the beginning. Daniel Wormald (played by Mark Proksch), who uses the alias "Pryce", is a quirky and naive man who works for a pharmaceutical company, and decides to make extra money by selling stolen pills to a drug dealer (Nacho Varga). Hank is physically unharmed as he was far enough from the explosion, but later develops post-traumatic stress syndrome. The firm's insurer discovers this, and demands Howard either terminate Chuck or they will drastically raise their rates. [49] He is also seen in the mid-season premiere "Blood Money," hanging out at Jesse's house and listening to Badger's Star Trek script. When he refuses, Lydia makes the same offer to one of the 11 on her hit list and adds Mike to it. He talks in playful slang, likes to wear garish clothing that follows the latest trends in youth culture, plays video games, listens to rap and rock music, takes recreational drugs, and drives lowriders. Besty suggests taking the case to trial, only to be told by Kim they would lose, and Craig would face a maximum sentence of 30 years. During Gus's conflict with a Mexican drug cartel in Ciudad Juárez, the cartel enforcers come to Chow's offices and hold him hostage. Jesse eventually learns that the kid is Tomas Cantillo, the little brother of his new girlfriend Andrea and that Combo was murdered as part of a gang initiation. After being told by Jimmy to hire him as a lawyer, they decide not to, and they bribe Jimmy with $20,000 to remain quiet. Instead, Walt tells Jesse to kill Gale as quickly as possible, before Victor can prevent it. Hank finally realizes that Walt is Heisenberg after finding a book of Whitman poems at Walt's house and seeing that the "W. W." dedication matches the tone and handwriting Hank observed in Gale's lab notes, with "W. W." standing for both Walt Whitman and Walter White. Later, after Skyler's suspicions of Walter having an affair with Gretchen are renewed, Skyler makes contact with Gretchen, who tells her they never paid for any of Walter's medical bills. Later, when Tuco finds Gonzo is not returning his calls, he falsely believes Gonzo is working as a police informant. After the Salamanca Brothers nearly kill Hank, Gomez starts performing tasks that Hank cannot perform due to his handicap. Knowing his life is still at risk because Jesse has proved to be nearly as capable as Walter in the lab, Walter goads Jesse into providing information Walter uses to set a trap for Gus. x AMC - Latest full episodes and extras ... A Breaking Bad Movie Official Trailer. Gale Boetticher was Walt's new partner when he moved into Gus's new facility to create meth. As Walter slowly becomes more of a "hardened criminal," her emotions of fear and worry for him become increasingly prevalent. During the ensuing scuffle, Jesse shoots Tuco in the abdomen. Walter assigns Jack to watch over the house in case Jesse makes an appearance. However, disagreements between the two soon occur, and they bitterly part ways. Jimmy, as Saul Goodman, creates a ploy that draws Hank to see Domingo, and through Saul's machinations, secures Domingo's release by assuring that he will be Hank's CI. When Walt and Skyler have marital problems, she takes in their children for a couple of days at Skyler's request while they work things out. Werner Ziegler (played by Rainer Bock) is a German construction engineer hired by Gustavo Fring to build his underground methamphetamine laboratory. During the events of Better Call Saul Gale is working as a post-graduate student and researcher at the University of New Mexico, and discreetly helps Gus to test the quality of meth by a new process, as Gus seeks to divest his need for drugs from the Mexican cartel. Leonel died, and Mike quietly disposed of the syringe he used, unnoticed by the police officers nearby. Separately, Gus learns what Nacho did with the pills, and forces Nacho to become his mole. Victor’s failure to protect Gale is, I believe, the reason Gus slashes his throat in the next season opener. Walt purchases an M60 machine gun from Lawson in the restroom of a Denny's. Jane Margolis (played by Krysten Ritter) is Jesse's attractive neighbour, landlady, and lover. He and Skinny Pete help Walt threaten the Schwartzes in the series finale, "Felina", by holding laser pointers to imitate sniper rifles. Gomez is killed in the gunfight, shortly before Hank is killed. Which familiar Breaking Bad faces might grace Better Call Saul season 6? Jesse is impulsive, hedonistic, and uneducated beyond high school, but he is financially ambitious and streetwise. He is horrified, particularly during later seasons, by the brutality at the higher levels of the drug trade, but remains involved with Walt because he is not sure what else he can do. Jesse fears Brock was poisoned by a ricin cigarette Jesse was carrying. As seen in both Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, Gus seeks to create his own source of methamphetamine and eliminate his reliance on Cartel cocaine by building a "superlab" beneath an industrial laundromat. Despite complying with Hector's demands, Mike is not happy about the threats to Kaylee's life and retaliates by attacking an ice cream truck transporting Hector's drug cash. 1. [36], Leonel and Marco Salamanca (played by Daniel and Luis Moncada), referred to as "The Cousins", are hitmen for Don Eladio's drug cartel. As a side project, Gale is shown working on a process for brewing a superior cup of coffee and impresses Walt with his results. He works with Gus and Mike to help cover their drug business, and helps introduce Walter and Jesse to Gus as a potential buyer. Gus now wants to kill Walt and Jesse and then replace them with Gale. Mike and Werner retire to a quiet bar for a personal conversation, but Mike has to return to the strip club to smooth over an altercation, and during his absence Werner drunkenly reveals construction details to other patrons at the bar. Gaff (played by Maurice Compte) is a member of Don Eladio's drug cartel. After the gang captures Jesse, Todd convinces his uncle to force Jesse to cook for them instead of killing him. Following Gus's death, the DEA incarcerates Dennis, as he is on Gus's payroll at the time of Gus's death. Werner later requests a weekend off to visit with his wife, which Mike denies. When it becomes clear that the job will take longer than anticipated and tempers flare among Werner's crew, Mike arranges an "R&R" outing to a strip club. As shown in Better Call Saul, Gus had long sought revenge on Hector for Max's death, and when Nacho causes Hector to have a stroke, Gus uses the opportunity to pay for Hector's recovery but only to a point where Hector recovers his mental faculties and can move his right index finger. Howard is one of life's winners. Clovis (played by Tom Kiesche) is Badger's cousin who operates a vehicle towing and repair service. [29] Jack also heads his gang's massacre of Declan's at Lydia's behest after Declan refuses Lydia's request to replace his shoddy meth cook with Todd. Saul agrees and Ed sets the extraction at 7:00am on Thursday at the same place he dropped Saul off. Daniel calls the police, who find an empty hiding place inside a wall of his home. Gus and Tyrus plan to kill Hector during a meeting in his nursing home room and Gus orders Hector to look at him. He nearly calls the police but relents when Jane promises to go back into rehab. Ernesto (portrayed by Brandon K. Hampton) is a friend of Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler from when the three of them were employed in the mail room at HHM. Saul tells her that Ted is alive, but hospitalized. You know what was so brilliant about Breaking Bad aside from the plot, the impeccable acting of Pinkman and the brain, the attention to detail, and everything? In "Granite State," Walt attempts to talk to him over the phone and have him retrieve $100,000 that Walt planned to send to Louis' address; however, Walter Jr. angrily refuses and hangs up. After Walt and Jesse witness him brutally assault and murder one of his henchmen, they plan to poison him by coating their next delivery of meth with ricin. Prior to his murder of Werner Ziegler he is shown to go to extreme lengths to avoid killing anyone or targeting innocent bystanders. Gretchen adds that the Walter White she knew, not "Heisenberg," is gone. He later returns to pay Clovis for the repairs and damages and arranges to store the RV inside Clovis' gated lot for $500 per week. [20], Roberts also investigates Gale Boetticher's murder. Walt answers Todd's phone and tells her that Jack and his gang are all dead and she will soon be dead too, because he added ricin to the stevia she used in her tea during the meeting at the coffee shop. [54] Jimmy McGill hires Huell to plant a cell phone battery in his brother Chuck's pocket as part of Jimmy's defense strategy to discredit Chuck's mental health, as Chuck believes he suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity. He is very protective of children; his desire to keep children out of the violent drug world gives rise to several key events throughout the series. He is in constant contact with Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, who tells him which containers she has taken off the manifests, which he sends to Golden Moth Chemical Company in Albuquerque, which in turn forwards them on to Lavanderia Brilliante and Gus's lab. Thinking he deserves a reward for a job well done, Todd brings him ice cream and praises him for his skill. Despite his brashness, Hank is highly competent at his job and cares deeply about his family. Werner tells Mike he wants to take a last walk to look at the stars, and Mike follows and shoots him in the head. She then urges Hank "to get" Walter. At the end of Season 4 (on Hank's request), Gomez visits Gus's industrial laundry (with the underground lab) after a GPS links Gus's car to a visit. He is also the lead singer for a band with Jesse called TwaüghtHammër. Jesse decides to retrieve the RV, but Walter has warned Clovis that the DEA is looking for it, forcing Clovis to bring it to a junkyard to be destroyed. In "Granite State", Ed helps Saul escape to Omaha, Nebraska. The Group Leader is seen again in Season 4, when Jesse returns to a session distraught about killing Gale. Marie Schrader (née Lambert) (played by Betsy Brandt) is Skyler's sister, Hank's wife, and Walt's sister-in-law. During the investigation at Gale's apartment, his lab notes are shown on a table close to his body. The Group Leader (played by Jere Burns) is a counselor who leads group therapy sessions at Narcotics Anonymous. In the final season's episode "Confessions" Jesse suddenly changes his mind about leaving town and assuming a new identity when he realizes Walt poisoned Brock. He is also revealed to have been the one who originally owned the RV that Walt and Jesse cooked meth in, which Combo had sold to Jesse for $1,400 without his family's knowledge, which provides a big clue for Hank when tracking down "Heisenberg.". [62] Saul discovers that instead of paying the IRS, Ted leased a new Mercedes and is using the funds to reopen his business. Newly empowered and increasingly remorseless, Walt finds himself attempting to control a tenuous empire. He sold Walt a .38 caliber snub handgun (a Ruger LCR) with the serial number filed off,[69] and previously a sniper rifle which Mike intends to use in assassinating Don Hector Salamanca at a remote desert location. Marie learns that Hank is missing when Walt kidnaps Holly and eventually receives confirmation he has died. He has twice shown no reaction to sources of electromagnetic radiation that were nearby but whose presence he was unaware of, suggesting that he suffers from a mental illness rather than the physical condition he claims. Hugo is soon placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and fired; after a search of his home, more marijuana is found but no methamphetamine or items that could connect him with the meth investigation. Lydia and Jack's gang arrange the massacre of Declan's crew, after which Jack's gang takes the methylamine and begins running Declan's business, later kidnapping Jesse to cook a better product for them. Although she helps Walter, she remains displeased with the overall situation. Gus paid for Max's education in biochemistry and chemical engineering, at the University of Santiago in Chile. Mike reveals to Daniel that he researched Nacho and knows he is conducting deals without the knowledge of his bosses, giving him an incentive to make sure things go smoothly. Gus arranges for a specialist, Dr. Maureen Bruckner, to be flown in from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to oversee Hector's care. He died of brain cancer on October 11, 2019, the same day the movie was released, though he appeared in Better Call Saul as Ed posthumously. When Domingo "Krazy-8" Molina is arrested, Jimmy McGill bargains with Hank to make Domingo his confidential informant, which allows Lalo Salamanca to feed information on Gus Fring's operations to the DEA for the DEA to then seize. Breaking Bad is also a show full of symbolism and poetic imagery: Walt’s copy of Leaves of Grass makes an appearance throughout Season 5 for a reason. Gaff serves as the cartel's representative in a sitdown with Gus, where he rejects Gus's offer of $50 million to cut all ties and informs Gus there will be no negotiation, only an ultimatum to deliver the formula for the blue methamphetamine. Chris first appears in "Bug," where he is shown taking cover when Gaff opens fire on the operatives at the Los Pollos distribution center, killing one of them while Jesse stands paralyzed. Jimmy and Kim eventually marry towards the end of the fifth season. After Mike and Nacho sideline Tuco by provoking him into attacking Mike over a staged fender bender, Hector approaches Mike and offers him $5,000 to recant his testimony that Tuco was carrying a gun, which will reduce Tuco's sentence. Hank asked Roberts to take the case of Walter's disappearance as a personal favor to Hank, believing Walter had one of his "episodes" wherein he forgot where he was and would turn up days later. Bolsa intercedes when Gus informs Lalo and himself about the fate of Werner Zeigler, telling Lalo that the cartel considers the matter closed. Now in his mid-20s, Jesse is Walt's business partner in the meth trade. He is a named partner at one of Albuquerque's most prestigious law firms, Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill, which he co-founded along with his business partner, Howard Hamlin's father. Walt's descent, Macbeth-like,[1] into the criminal underworld unearths immense levels of deeply repressed ambition, rage, resentment, vanity, and an increasing ruthlessness which alienates him from his family and colleagues. She initially does not know Hank died and reconciles with Skyler on the condition she tell Walt Jr. everything. In Season 2, Badger and Jesse reconcile, and he helps clear the meth lab from Jesse's basement and assists in hiding Jesse's RV to avert police suspicion. Depressed, he goes to a bar and strikes up a conversation with a stranger about the heartache of raising children—that stranger turns out to be Walter White, who has recently been blackmailed by Donald's daughter Jane, although he does not realize the coincidence at the moment. After moving to the US, Gus sets up a college scholarship in Max's name (which Gale Boetticher won one year) and determines to avenge his friend's death. Badger helps Jesse several more times over the series, and is in attendance at Jesse's house party, which lasted several days. After the purchase he gives Walt the keys to the car that has the M60 hidden in the trunk. Skyler loves Walter very much, but their marriage becomes increasingly strained due to his unexplained absences and bizarre behavior, ultimately leading to their separation. He is involved in investigating a meth dealer known as "Heisenberg," unaware for over a year that his prey is actually Walter. [22] At some time in the ensuing few years, he entered into a partnership with Gus, who served as Don Eladio's chief distributor in the American Southwest. Chuck believes he suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity, an unusual affliction caused by mysterious circumstances, which makes it challenging for him to lead a normal life. Mike tries to alert him but Gale was playing his music so loud he didn't hear his phone. Krazy-8 becomes suspicious of Jesse when Jesse attempts to sell him a new product after Emilio's arrest, and Krazy-8 forces Jesse to take him to Jesse's new partner. He first met Gus Fring at a business meeting twenty years prior to the start of the series, where Gus and his partner Max attempted to propose a business deal wherein they would produce methamphetamine for the cartel. Nacho hires Jimmy as his lawyer after being introduced to him by Tuco at the start of Season 1. Gus, who has a vested interest in deciding Hector's fate as revenge for Max, arranges for a skilled therapist fluent in Spanish to see to Hector's recovery and explain his health to the Cousins.