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Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 20, 2008
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
45 min.
Country
USA
Network
AMC TV Network
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Meet Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher sleepwalking through life when, boom, a terminal cancer diagnosis changes everything. Liberates him. Empowers him to use his chemistry skills anew to finance his family's future.

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Gustavo 'Gus' Fring Breaking Bad
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Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito (born April 26, 1958) is an American actor, director, and producer. Esposito ...

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Gustavo "Gus" Fring is a respected business owner whose legitimate operations include the fast food chicken restaurants Los Pollos Hermanos. Gus is also a drug kingpin, distributing Walt's blue meth throughout the Southwest.
Gus initially resists overtures from Walt, calling him unprofessional for partnering with Jesse – a junkie. Assured by Gale Boetticher -- the chemist who assembles Gus's superlab -- that Walt's meth is extremely pure, Gus reconsiders and hires Walt.
Meanwhile, two Cartel killers, the Cousins, travel from Mexico to murder Walt to avenge the death of Tuco, his previous distributor. Gus instead steers them toward DEA Agent Hank Schrader but also tips off Hank about the attack.
Walt and Gus's relationship deteriorates after Walt kills two of Gus's dealers to protect Jesse, who in turn kills Gale, the only other person who knows Walt's formula, so that Gus will need Walt to cook.
Following the Cousins' botched hit, Gus cuts the Cartel out of the Southwest meth operation. The Cartel retaliates by hijacking Gus's delivery trucks and killing one of his men. Gus appears to acquiesce to the Cartel profit-sharing demands, but in Mexico he poisons the Cartel's leader, Don Eladio, and several capos. The killings avenge the death twenty years earlier of Gus's beloved friend and first meth partner, Max Arciniega, at the hands of Tio Salamanca, Tuco's uncle.
Gus frequently visits the now ailing Tio in a nursing home to intimidate him. Returning from Mexico, Gus shows Tio proof that Don Eladio is dead and gloats that Jesse killed Tio's grandson, ending the Salamanca family line.
Tio's rage at Gus burns so deeply that he agrees to let Walt strap an explosive device to Tio's wheelchair. After luring Gus to the nursing home, Tio detonates the bomb, killing himself and Gus.



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