Despite being shot four times, Hank manages to kill Marco and severely injures Leonel. Following the assassination of Gus and the subsequent destruction of his empire as a result of Walt's actions, Mike, along with a majority of his fellow empire operatives would be exposed to the DEA and have their offshore assets seized, with Mike only narrowly avoiding arrest for never having directly touched his money set up in his granddaughters name. He worked as a police officer in Philadelphia for two years before he was killed. Mike secretly points police to Lalo's car and its ties to the murder of Fred the money wire clerk, which causes Lalo's arrest. Mike later helps Stacey with purchasing a new house. He severely hated Walt for his ignorance as seen during their final confrontation in which he brutally ranted of how his actions are what lead to complete disaster following Gus' death after Walt accused him of screwing up and getting followed by the DEA, which in turn resulted in his unnecessary death at the hand of Walt. Deceased 1977-1979 After Mike draws the gang's tattoo, Gus realizes that Juan Bolsa hired them and calls Bolsa before explaining to Mike that Bolsa was protecting the cartel's interests by protecting theirs. ("Gloves Off"), Mike and Nacho's orchestrated takedown of Tuco does not come without consequences. Mike monitors the call, and finds the next day that Werner has used a laser pointer to blind the security cameras and escaped from the warehouse. Matt eventually decided to follow his father's advice and took the money. Mike killed more brutally and mercilessly than Walter ever did. Mike admits that he did, and while he agreed not to kill Hector, he points out that he never agreed to stop others from doing it. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Matt was approached by two corrupt officers and asked Mike for advice; Mike advised Matt that not taking the money would label him a whistleblower, and endanger his life and family, so Matt took it. ("Expenses"), Mike, using information he gained from Nacho, tracks down the body of the Good Samaritan that Hector shot and anonymously reports the discovery to the police. Mike, Walt, and Jesse deal with Declan. After Skinny Pete finds their address, Jesse Pinkman shows up at their home with a gun in an attempt to retrieve the stolen drugs and/or cash payment from the two. Mike asks, giving him a chance. Matt was approached by other corrupt officers and asked Mike for advice; Mike advised Ma… ("Coushatta") It's implied that Mike served as a marine sharpshooter in the Vietnam War ("Gloves Off"). Stating that he thinks he should leave town, Jesse asks Mike where he would go if Mike was in Jesse's position. Mike advises Walt not to take any half measures with Jesse and then leaves ("Half Measures"). That's up to you. You can go home today with your money and never do this again. A few days later, Mike pays Walt a visit at his home, calling it a "professional courtesy", as Walt wants to get Jesse arrested on a misdemeanor charge and temporarily placed in a minimum security jail, so that Jesse won't go after the drug dealers who orchestrated Combo's murder. While Daniel is distracted, Nacho secretly learns of his home address from the car registration in the Hummer's glove compartment. Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut es el principal secuaz de Gus Fring en su imperio de drogas. He takes him to a normal bar where they talk about their fathers and families. Jimmy accompanies Daniel to a police interview, where he gets the cops to drop the investigation by convincing them that the burglary was the result of a failed gay love affair and the stealing of the baseball cards was revenge. ("Buyout"). After a rough day at court, Saul meets with Mike and seeks his advice on dealing with the trauma he suffered. Mike shows up and kills all four gunmen, then shoots Chow in the hand for not keeping Gus in the loop. Appearances in Better Call Saul At work the following day, Mike receives a call from Stacey, who still believes she heard gunfire, and points out a hole in her siding that she tearfully insists is from a bullet. Prior to his involvement in Gus' operation, Mike worked as parking ticket booth operator at a local courthouse, where he met Saul, then known as Jimmy McGill. Mike was a calm and calculating individual who efficiently performed his duties for Gus, and he was the glue that held the Albuquerque Mafia together. ("Nailed") Mike deploys a homemade spike strip made from nails and a garden hose. Getting locked up with everybody you put away. Mike tells Anita to look for a tell next time Henry talks about his wife, and they agree to a $10 bet. While Mike is installing microphones outside the White residence, Walt shows up unexpectedly and breaks into his own home. Matt's partner and another officer killed Matt because his hesitation caused them to think he might turn them in. When his son Matt joined the force, and faced similar peer pressure, Mike was forced to persuade his son to go along with the corruption. He manages to give him the slip at a parking lot. Jimmy admits to Kim the truth about his desert trek with Mike when she asks who he just called. That I was like Hoffman, getting by, and that's what you heard that night: me talking him down, him kicking and screaming until the fight went out of him. Mike regretfully shoots Chris four times through the chest, killing him. Despite a few conflicts, Mike was extremely loyal to Gus and was valued as a core member of his drug empire. Around this same time, four cartel gunmen are sent up to New Mexico to kidnap Duane Chow, Gus's chemical supplier. Occupation In the Gilligan-penned X-Files episode ", Ehrmantraut is a rather unique and old-fashioned German name. Mike gets fed up with the DEA following him, and convinces Jesse to give in and have a buyout. Gus asks for his aid against the Salamancas because Mike understands Gus' need for revenge. Saul is somewhat disgruntled that Mike is the only person he can talk to about everything he has gone through and expresses anger that Lalo will get away with the murder of Fred Whalen. This greatly unsettles Mike. Mike tells Jesse to drive to a warehouse where there is a doctor waiting for them. Driving Werner to a remote location, Mike calls Gus to tell him that he was followed and to persuade Gus to spare Werner. Mike prepares to leave, only for Hank to ask about the money in Mike's granddaughter's name. October 2, 2009 Mike says goodbye to Jesse. Apparently touched by Anita's story, Mike calls Daniel and agrees to be his bodyguard. In an attempt to appeal to Walt's better sense, Mike retells a detailed story about his days as a beat cop. Jonathan Banks as Mike in 'Breaking Bad.' ("El Camino"). Finding Walt already being escorted out of Beneke Fabricators by security, Mike twists Walt's arms, throws him into the back of his car, and takes him back to Saul's office. Mike, along with the other three, wait for Gus. Hank believes the offshore account in Kaylee's name is actually for Mike. Sergeant Fensky later pressed Matt on taking the money. Before fleeing however, he would be unnecessarily shot by Walt after Mike brutally insulted him over creating the circumstances that led to his own downfall, and would thus die without leaving his beloved family any money earned from his long career as a professional criminal. Mike explains that he continues on because he has people he cares about and protects, people who know nothing about what Mike is doing and who will be safe with a better life if he dies. ("Bullet Points"). Mike assures him that Lalo won't and suggests that there is a plan in the works to deal with Lalo though he refuses to divulge any information to Saul. He announced his retirement from the PPD, and staged another bout of binge drinking, during which he tricked Hoffman and Fensky into believing he had evidence on them. Todd stays with the group, but Mike shoves him to the wall and threatens him. Walt realizes he could have just asked Lydia for the names, tries to apologize to Mike, but Mike merely replies "Shut the fuck up, and let me die in peace." Stacy accepts the apology but tells him that Anita is angry and that he should talk to her. Appearance in El Camino Residence As an associate of Saul Goodman, Mike was thrust into the drama surrounding Walter … Ursula Coyote/AMC There’s no better on-screen heavy than Jonathan Banks – he’s had a 40-year career playing cops, wise guys and bad men. Matt Ehrmantraut Mike tells Saul that he's started down a road with his choices and he has to live with where that leads him. —— Mike first meets Jimmy McGill while working as a parking lot attendant at the Albuquerque courthouse. Appearance in El Camino 2009 The incident sparks a confrontation between Casper and Kai that Mike is forced to break up. Despite knowing that there was no gunfire (and the hole in the siding is just wear and tear), Mike tells her what she wants to hear—that he will help her get out of the neighborhood. So Mike revealed to his son that he was also a dirty cop and there's nothing wrong with taking dirty money, the bad guys are caught in the end no matter what. Due to his past as a cop and soldier, Mike is a highly proficient killer and will kill whoever is a threat to him or his employer's interests as he single handily killed numerous Cartel assassins during the war between them and Gus. Mike and Jesse track down the meth to a local drug den. Matt married Stacey and they had a daughter, Kaylee. Jimmy picks up the phone from which Mike had been listening into the encounter with Lalo, and asks Mike what happens next. Mike cleans up after Jane's death ("ABQ"). But Mike's story helps explain why he cares so ardently for his granddaughter, and dotes on her whenever she appears in Breaking Bad. ("Piñata"), Mike collects Werner and his crew from the warehouse and transports them by van to Lavandería Brillante where, over the course of eight months they are continuing to excavate the secret basement. Mike ultimately decides against doing the hit, as he realizes that Tuco's death would draw the attention of the Mexican drug cartel. Mike refuses, insisting that he vetted his men with great care and Gus made sure they'd be taken care of in the event he was killed. With time running out, and the junkyard about to close, Mike sells the car to the owner, and calls himself a cab to return home, when his eyes come upon a stack of replacement gas caps. Together, they had one daughter, Kaylee Ehrmantraut. He finds a tree branch wedged into the driver's seat, and a handwritten note on the windshield reading "DON'T". With their guard down, Mike and Jesse enter the house and recover the bucket, which Mike notices has a message from the cartel asking for Gus to arrange a meeting. The two catch the thief, then return to Jesse's house where they empty the house of all guests, then awaken Jesse to the news. Gus probes Mike as to why he didn't accept his money and also lets Mike know that he's interested in hiring him. ("Sabrosito"), Mike helps with construction on a new playground area and receives help from the other members of Stacey's support group, including a woman named Anita. To do so, he tracks down Nacho to his father's car restoration shop and negotiates a deal where Daniel trades his Hummer to Nacho in exchange for the baseball cards and $10,000. As the truck drives away, Mike puts one final shot into the sneakers, spilling cocaine unnoticed onto the back of the vehicle, ensuring that the drivers will be arrested at the border.