The kingpin has appeared in the “Better Call Saul” series.
In the second episode, Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) teamed up with Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as they followed the courier to Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant, where the tracker was dropped off.
Jimmy went inside the restaurant to keep an eye on the man that Mike was referring to. Little did they know that Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), the owner of the fast food chain and drug lord, was watching them. Jimmy noticed the lack of contact of the man to anyone in the shop. Gus used this to sneakily end and avoid the duo’s surveillance.
“He completely knows what Jimmy is doing and is just relaxed and calm about it, because before anyone even walks in the door, Gus sees what’s going on,” Esposito explained to Entertainment Weekly.
“Gus is smart enough to know that Jimmy has just brought someone else here. … That scene establishes Gus’ tentacles and what he knows,” he continued.
Esposito asserted that Gus was aware of the happenings because he tracked Mike. He revealed that the upcoming two or three episodes would be a “cat-and-mouse game” between Mike and Gus. After that, “Gus will be interjecting himself into Hector’s [Mark Margolis’] world.”
Also, in episode 2, titled “Witness,” Jimmy’s feud with Chuck (Michael McKean) erupted. It all started when Ernesto (Brandon K. Hampton), Chuck’s assistant, approached Kim (Rhea Seehorn) about the tape which contains Jimmy’s confessions of his felonies.
Kim then told Jimmy about his brother’s motives.
Then, Jimmy furiously broke into Chuck’s house, confronted his brother, and destroyed the tape. It turned out that Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) and the private investigator were there watching them, and everything went according to Chuck’s plan.
The next episode features Jimmy in jail. He also decides to represent himself in court.
The third season of “Better Call Saul” will continue on April 24 on AMC.