To avoid the tedious collection of pseudoephedrine required for production, Walt devises an alternative chemical process utilizing methylamine, giving his product a distinctive blue color. 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. Before hanging up, Jesse tells his parents they did their best when raising him, and the life he has led and the problems he has caused are his fault, not theirs. Jake Pinkman (played by Ben Petry) is Jesse's younger, over-achieving brother. Unbeknownst to them, Jesse works with Saul Goodman to reacquire the home. Jimmy and Kim eventually marry towards the end of the fifth season. [25] After Jesse's "disappearance", Gus re-hires Gale and instructs him to learn everything he can from Walt. During a visit with Hector at his nursing home, Gus plans to finally end Hector's life, but realizes too late that he has been tricked. He also comes to find his new status as a drug lord psychologically rewarding, leading him to become less and less reluctant to resort to criminal acts such as theft, extortion, money laundering, depraved indifference, and murder. The two are also the ones who tell Walt that indeed his trademark blue meth is still circulating, as pure as when he was producing it with Jesse, indicating that Jesse is still alive, something Walt did not know. Throughout the countdown, multiple videos were shown of Huell still sitting impatiently in the safehouse, watching the events of "Felina" on the news. When she learns Skyler knew the truth before Hank's injury, Marie slaps her sister and storms out of the room. Badger is a science fiction fan and discusses an idea for a Star Trek script at length in the episode "Blood Money." He reveals that he knows how to cook meth himself from watching Walt and singlehandedly begins preparing a full batch in front of him. En route to being smuggled into the US, they hid with other undocumented immigrants in the back of a hay truck, and killed the entire group when one recognized them by their silver skull boot tips. [9], Chris later takes Duane Chow hostage in Chow's own home, forcing Chow to call Mike to come over so Chris can kill Mike. Subsequently, Jack uses her as leverage against Jesse, who is kept prisoner by him and his team to cook meth for them. After Chuck McGill told Jimmy that he disapproved of his legal career and did not view him as a peer, Ernesto took over the daily supply run to Chuck's house. [41] It is later revealed that Tortuga was beheaded with a machete by Tuco's cousins Leonel and Marco Salamanca under Juan Bolsa's direct order. The Group Leader (played by Jere Burns) is a counselor who leads group therapy sessions at Narcotics Anonymous. Wachsberger first appears as he and Mike are going through the New Mexico Department of Corrections facility at Los Lunas south of Albuquerque. Clovis orders Jesse to pay for the repairs and property damage and then threatens to sell off Jesse's inventory to cover the repairs, when Jesse claims he cannot furnish immediate payment. He also provides the magnet system used to wipe the evidence from Gus's laptop, and constructs the portable laboratory equipment used in the Vamonos Pest undercover meth lab operation. Ignacio Varga (portrayed by Michael Mando) is a calculating, intelligent career criminal. [35] As children, the Cousins were raised by Hector Salamanca, who once tested them when he stopped a boyhood fight by nearly drowning Marco, which forced Leonel to hit Hector to make him release his grip. After apologizing to his brother, Jake asks for his joint back; Jesse responds by crushing it on the sidewalk and informing his brother that the marijuana is of poor quality anyway. Skyler confides in Pamela that Walter is a drug dealer, and Pamela urges her to contact the police. Walt is not present for his daughter's birth because he is preoccupied with drug-related business, and he blames Jesse for making him miss the birth. At the start of events of Breaking Bad, Tuco is one of the first major drug deals that Walt and Jesse approach to sell their product. However, shortly afterwards the capos begin to collapse, victims of a poison Gus had put in the tequila. In El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Jesse departs for a new life in Alaska. 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. production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009), additional set production assistant / set production assistant (1 episode, 2009), additional set production assistant (2 episodes, 2010), additional set production assistant (2 episodes, 2011-2013), additional set production assistant (1 episode, 2011), assistant to Bryan Cranston (2 episodes, 2012-2013), craft service assistant (2 episodes, 2013), assistant: Tricia Brock (1 episode, 2008), computer/video playback engineer (1 episode, 2009), set production assistant (1 episode, 2009), additional set production assistant (1 episode, 2010), lab tech and silicone casting: K.N.B. Emilio dies and Jesse subsequently disposes of his body by dissolving it in hydrofluoric acid, albeit disastrously as it also dissolves Jesse's bathtub and the floor below. He is impressed with Hank's tenacity and hard work, and recommends him for a transfer to El Paso. Mike requests that Jimmy McGill represent Daniel when suspicious police attempt to interview him again. Gomez has been Hank's right-hand man in the "Heisenberg" case since the beginning. They visit Hector, their uncle, who gives them Walter White's name. He appears throughout Better Call Saul from season three onward with Gus's introduction to the story, acting as Gus's bodyguard and enforcer along with Tyrus. [16] Following Hank's shooting and subsequent recovery, Merkert welcomes Hank back to work but refuses to act on Hank's suspicions of Gus Fring beyond a basic interview. [76][77] Rich is the lead attorney for the Sandpiper retirement homes in HHM's lawsuit against the company. She then urges Hank "to get" Walter. Lalo is the one to have given Domingo the nickname "Ocho Loco" (Spanish for "Crazy Eight") based on a bad poker hand he played during one of their games. They wave hello to Drew, but Todd then pulls out his pistol and kills Drew in cold blood, to Jesse's dismay.[78]. Filming & Production [11][12][13], Gomez was originally set to die in the first season. [26] After Gus's death, Chow starts being questioned by the DEA, as he was on Gus's payroll at the time of Gus's murder. Aaron Paul Anna Gunn Betsy Brandt Bob Odenkirk Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston Dean Norris Giancarlo Esposito Gustavo Fring Hank Schrader Jesse Pinkman Jonathan Banks Marie Schrader Mike Ehrmantraut RJ Mitte Saul Goodman Skyler White Walter White Walter White Jr. … However, instead of arranging a meeting, Walt instructs Jesse to kill Gale before Mike kills Walt, leaving Walter as the only chemist available to Gus. Gale agrees to take over the lab full-time after one more cook with Walt. Howard is one of life's winners. Lalo visits Hector in the nursing home and gives him the gift of a front desk call bell, which Lalo kept as a souvenir after Hector killed a hotelier and burned down the building after the hotel owner was disrespectful to him. [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. When Gus is revealed to be a drug kingpin, Merkert is permanently relieved of his duties in the DEA due mainly to his and Gus's extensive personal interactions and the subsequent doubt cast on Merkert's integrity following Gus's downfall.[17]. Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk), real name James Morgan McGill, is a sleazy lawyer who acts as Walter and Jesse's attorney and provides some of the series' comic relief. 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). Walter sees the interview at a secluded bar in New Hampshire immediately after calling the DEA to turn himself in. After Walt kills Mike, Todd helps dispose of Mike's car and body, and Walt uses Jack's prison connections to eliminate Gus's nine living former employees and their lawyer to keep them from exposing Walt. Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are offering one lucky fan – and a friend – the chance to cook breakfast with them in the show’s famous RV for a new charity campaign.. He taught his nephews that family is everything and lives by the creed himself. Gomez and his agents discover Dan making his routine drops in these boxes, arrest him, and successfully induce Dan to give them Mike. Out of pity for Walter, Gretchen later covers for him and states that she did help Walter out on the condition that she would deny it if asked by Skyler. He decides to sell meth for Jesse again, albeit on a smaller scale. It's second to none when it comes to plot twists, drama and, above all else, captivating characters. Craig, a county treasurer, being investigated on the disappearance of $1.6 million in county funds, calls Jimmy for help. He takes a calm, non-judgmental approach to leading discussions and emphasizes that those attending his sessions are there not to improve themselves, but to learn self-acceptance. The Better Call Saul episode "Magic Man" was dedicated to Robert Forster. Tuco and his grandmother are inadvertently targeted as part of one of Jimmy's cons along with two skateboarders. In "Granite State", Ed helps Saul escape to Omaha, Nebraska. Shortly after the incident, Walter hears via his in-car radio that Margolis is rushed to the hospital after a self-inflicted gunshot wound; however, Walt turns the radio off before Margolis' fate is revealed. Though brutal, Hector is very loyal. Per Gus's instructions, he provides Mike with cocaine to prepare a trap for Hector's smugglers when they cross the border. 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. [57], Ed Galbraith (played by Robert Forster), also known as "the Disappearer", is an associate of Saul Goodman who specializes in providing criminals with new identities and new places to live,[58] using his vacuum sales and service center, Best Quality Vacuum, as a legitimate front.[59][60]. Marie Schrader (née Lambert) (played by Betsy Brandt) is Skyler's sister, Hank's wife, and Walt's sister-in-law. Recognizing her loyalty to him, Jesse tries to convince her to help him kill two drug dealers who convinced an 11-year-old boy to murder Combo on Gus's orders. [35], Declan (played by Louis Ferreira) is a meth dealer who operates in Phoenix, Arizona. Robert Forster's appearances as Ed in El Camino and Better Call Saul was his final role. Walt's scientific knowledge and dedication to quality lead him to produce crystal meth that is purer and more potent than any competitors'. Hesitant that they didn't take the money, Betsy rejects the deal and fires Kim. Walt, Jesse, and Mike are then forced to dispose of Victor's body using hydrofluoric acid, echoing Walt and Jesse's previous experience with Emilio. While Jesse does send them off again, he continues providing for them financially. Roberts first appears at the White household asking Skyler about Walt's disappearance after Tuco Salamanca kidnaps both Walter and Jesse and takes them to his uncle's house. Later, once Walter reveals his operation, she aids him in laundering his funds. However, Kim's personal history with Jimmy complicated their working relationship, often putting her at odds with Howard Hamlin and Chuck McGill, threatening her promising career and eventually putting her in Hamlin's doghouse. Offended, the Pinkmans begin to leave the negotiating table. [65], Tomás Cantillo (played by Angelo Martinez) is Andrea Cantillo's younger brother.[67]. When Werner escapes from Mike's supervision, Lalo becomes aware that Werner was constructing something for Gus, and becomes more suspicious of Gus' intentions with the cartel. They both attend JP Wynne High School. [27] Later, an Albuquerque police detective gives Hank copies of the evidence taken from Gale's apartment. At the end of season five, approximately four years before the Breaking Bad events, Lalo tells Hector that Tuco has roughly a year left on his sentence. Getz (portrayed by DJ Qualls) is an Albuquerque police detective who arrests Badger Mayhew while undercover, for possession of meth. [18] Forenall later appears as one of the nine incarcerated members of Gus's organization who Lydia lists to be taken out, along with Dan Wachsberger, Mike's attorney who rolls over on them. Hugo Archuleta (played by Pierre Barrera) is a former custodian at JP Wynne High School. Elliott insists that Walter had nothing to do with the development of Gray Matter, aside from the name. Although she helps Walter, she remains displeased with the overall situation. [62] Saul discovers that instead of paying the IRS, Ted leased a new Mercedes and is using the funds to reopen his business. In "Felina," Walt visits Skyler for the final time, and watches from afar as Walter Jr. returns to the safe house from school. She begins to vomit while asleep, and Walt silently stands at the bedside watching her choke and then asphyxiate to death. Originally hired at the Wexler-McGill law firm, she continued to work for Jimmy when he re-branded himself as Saul. Emilio dies, but Krazy-8 regains consciousness, prompting Jesse and Walt to imprison him in Jesse's basement for several days as they ponder what to do with him. His actual name is not revealed. Before leaving he calls 911 and leaves the phone line open to allow the police to trace the call, making sure that the boy will be taken care of, and instructs the boy not to go back inside the house.[80]. Pamela (played by Julie Dretzin) is a divorce attorney hired by Skyler in the third season. Later, Nacho recognizes Tuco's behavior within the Salamancas has become more erratic. Howard Hamlin (portrayed by Patrick Fabian) is the name partner and general go-to guy toeing the company line for hugely successful Albuquerque law firm Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill. In the episode "Fly", while under the influence of sleeping pills, Walt is tormented by his guilt over his inaction the night of Jane's death; he reveals to Jesse that on the same night she died, he unknowingly met her father in a bar (realizing it was him only after seeing him on the news following the plane crash), and questions the statistical improbability of that sequence of events, but stops shy of revealing his involvement. Gus convinces Walter to work for him, and introduces him to Gale as his assistant, who shows great admiration for the quality of Walter's product. However, disagreements between the two soon occur, and they bitterly part ways. Kim later starts a solo practice with Mesa Verde Bank as her only client, but begins to spend more time and effort on pro bono criminal defense cases that she finds more appealing than banking law. [66] In one instance, when Daniel Wormald desires to have a bodyguard when he carries out a drug deal with Nacho Varga, he contacts Caldera, who puts three individuals including Mike Ehrmantraut in touch with Wormald. [38] Although Gus gave them permission to kill Walter after Gus's partnership with him ended three months later, Gus was warned that the Cousins would probably ignore the arrangement. Jesse gives Ed a farewell letter for Brock Cantillo, which Ed promises to mail from Mexico City in the near future, wishing Jesse luck on his new life and noting that not many people like them get a fresh start. - BREAKING BAD GeneratoR - Type Your Name here! Gustavo Fring (played by Giancarlo Esposito) is the Chilean-born proprietor of Los Pollos Hermanos, a highly successful fried chicken restaurant chain. One of his other side jobs is to assist Tyrus Kitt in monitoring who is coming and going through the doors of both the Albuquerque Police Department and the DEA's Albuquerque office. Walt, Jesse, and Todd turn off the engine to their pump and discover Drew and his motorcycle on the other side of the trestle. In particular, Badger drives Skinny Pete's car to the Mexico border while letting Jesse take his own car as Skinny Pete claims that "no self-respecting outlaw would be caught dead in that car." Skyler White (née Lambert) (played by Anna Gunn) is Walter's wife. 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. In reality, Walt is in remission, and Gus is planning to kill Walt, whom he now considers a liability for his unpredictable behavior (after he killed two street dealers to save Jesse's life) and his relationship with Hank, who continues to get closer to the truth as he investigates the source of the blue meth. The Pinkmans appear in El Camino, requesting in a news interview that Jesse turn himself in. After Badger is arrested and Combo is killed, Pete quits dealing for Jesse, fearing being sent back to prison and for his own safety. Jesse enters unobserved and recovers two handguns from his parents' safe, a Colt Woodsman and an Iver Johnson Hammerless.[51]. 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. He aids Walt and Jesse on several occasions by using his car crusher in addition to sharing his knowledge of the legal limits on police procedure and evidence gathering. Due to Jesse's drug abuse, they have a strained relationship with their son, kicking him out of his late aunt's house (where Jesse had been living after serving as his aunt's caretaker and friend) after discovering a makeshift meth lab in the basement. [18] He reappears in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie in which he gives a press conference watched by Skinny Pete and Badger on the massacre of Jack Welker's gang by Walter White and the status of Jesse Pinkman. In the opening scenes, Drew is on his motorcycle riding around the desert scrub. In the drug business, Max is the chemist; he cooked the crystal meth, samples of which he and Gus started giving away. His name is a reference to Edward James Olmos' character in the 1982 film Blade Runner. 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.". During the investigation at Gale's apartment, his lab notes are shown on a table close to his body. Eduardo "Lalo" Salamanca (portrayed by Tony Dalton) is another of Hector's nephews, introduced in season 4 of Better Call Saul. 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. Besty Kettleman (played by Julie Ann Emery) and her husband Craig Kettleman (played by Jeremy Shamos) are clients of James "Jimmy" McGill. Todd's bad side is again on display when he shoots and kills Jesse's ex-girlfriend Andrea to punish Jesse for an escape attempt, but he politely apologizes before he shoots her. Gus instructs Victor to give half of the money for Jesse's meth to Walter as a way to convince Walter to cook again. Andrea is a recovering meth addict and single mother. Jesse fears Brock was poisoned by a ricin cigarette Jesse was carrying. After reading the letter, Ed promises to mail it next month when he is in Mexico City, ensuring that Brock will get it and that it cannot be traced back to Jesse in Alaska. [50], Christian "Combo" Ortega (played by Rodney Rush) is Jesse's friend and a dealer of Jesse's methamphetamine. Gaff (played by Maurice Compte) is a member of Don Eladio's drug cartel. She discovers that Jesse also has a past interest in drawing, and they become intrigued by each other. After Walt quits, Declan and his gang take over the meth business, but produce a poor quality product. Bolsa intercedes when Gus informs Lalo and himself about the fate of Werner Zeigler, telling Lalo that the cartel considers the matter closed. Clovis later sells Jesse a used red Toyota Tercel hatchback. Despite his criminal lifestyle, Jesse is far more conscientious than Walt. Gus is able to postpone the hit for the time being by telling Hector that Walt is invaluable to the cartel's methamphetamine operations. [33], The next and last time Wachsberger appears, he is in federal lockup at La Tuna near the Texas border outside of Las Cruces, when, on Walt's orders, he is stabbed to death at the same time the nine surviving members of Gus's operation are also killed off, including Ron Forenall and Dennis Markowski.[29]. Nonetheless, Jack and his crew arrive and engage in a shootout with Hank and Gomez. Pete explains that he'll tell the police that Jesse came to him for help and they traded pink slips on their cars, explaining why Pete now has the El Camino. Walt is initially squeamish about the use of violence, but gradually comes to see it as a necessity. [31] When Dennis's funds are confiscated, Dennis, through his attorney, proposes a plea deal to the DEA, but Hank refuses, believing he can get a better deal from one of Gus's other incarcerated henchmen. Kim devotes increasing time and effort to her pro bono cases, which eventually causes her to quit S&C and her representation of Mesa Verde. After Jesse's escape from the compound, he returns to Todd's apartment and retrieves the cash to use in his escape from Albuquerque. 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. Gus secretly sanctions an attack on Hank instead of Walter, resulting in severe injuries to Hank and the deaths of The Cousins. He and Skinny Pete help Walt threaten the Schwartzes in the series finale, "Felina", by holding laser pointers to imitate sniper rifles. [43][44] Walt begins to bond with Krazy-8, who has regained his health, feeding him and sharing beers, and attempts to rationalize freeing him, but strangles him with a bicycle lock upon realizing that Krazy-8 plans to attack him with a concealed piece of a broken crockery. However, while in prison, Tuco stabs another inmate and injures a corrections officer, adding more time to his sentence. 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