‘Better Call Saul’ season 3 spoilers: Creators tease the return of Gus Fring

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Even if he is now Gene, the Cinnabon manager in Omaha, Nebraska, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) still can’t get away from his dreadful past. However, that’s not all. The third season of “Better Call Saul” will introduce one familiar nemesis from the original series “Breaking Bad.”

Giancarlo Esposito will reprise his role as Gus Fring. His character is described as a merciless drug dealer who owns a fast food restaurant as a front.

In this prequel, the show creators — Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould — indicated that fans will soon get acquainted with the drug kingpin’s past. It will also reveal how his involvement with Jimmy, also known as Saul Goodman, started.

“I think we’re going to reach Gus Fring in ‘Better Call Saul’ as if not fully formed, [then] much closer in action to the character we knew from the previous series,” Gilligan explained to Entertainment Weekly.

“I’m not saying he’s exactly the same guy — he’s at a different point in his career, it’s an earlier stage — but I think it occurred to us we didn’t want to see him too early in the fumbling beginnings of his career because he’s just so cool,” he added.

According to Gould, in the early part of the season, Gus takes the role of a teacher. He went on to say that Gus is someone who helps people realize their individual capabilities.

The first episode did not feature Gus yet. However, it introduced the feud between Jimmy and his older brother, Chuck (Michael McKean). The latter wants to bring down Jimmy. He even showed Howard (Patrick Fabian) the tape which contains all his brother’s felonies. However, the latter stated that the tape is not a valid legal case.

At her law firm, Kim (Rhea Seehorn) seemed bothered with Jimmy’s fraud secret. Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) has found a tracking device in his car.

In the upcoming episode, While Mike pursues of the people who’s been monitoring his whereabouts, Chuck tries to prove his brother’s crimes. On the other hand, Jimmy and Kim formulated a new game plan.

The next episode of “Better Call Saul” is set to air on April 17 on AMC.