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Possible spoilers ahead for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul ahead. If you are not up to date on either of these series, we urge you to read one of our other fabulous stories
Over the course of its two current seasons, Better Call Saul has done some pretty phenomenal work within the Breaking Bad universe. Despite its status as a prequel, Jimmy McGill's series has carved out its dramatic niche without ever feeling slavish to the original mythology of its predecessor. However, it now seems that Better Call Saul may soon delve into some fan favorite territory, as a new video teasing the return of Giancarlo Esposito's Gus Fring has hit the web. Check it out below to see for yourself.
It's been quite some time since we last saw the owner of everyone's favorite Albuquerque-based fast food joint, but Gus Fring doesn't look like he has aged a day. The clip serves as an in-universe advertisement for the Los Pollos Hermanos chicken chain and depicts the legendary TV villain in the midst of his heyday as he hides behind this seemingly harmless façade, but it also seems like a hint at what's to come on Saul. Fans have clamored for the return of Gus for quite some time, and this video provides the most concrete confirmation to date that he's probably going to come back in some capacity. If this iconic bad guy is indeed slated to return during Season 3 of Better Call Saul, you can rest assured knowing that there will be plenty of delicious chicken, crystal meth, and stoic stares.
The eventual arrival of Gus Fring on Better Call Saul has been teased for quite some time. Evidence has ranged from the mysterious Season 2 anagram theory (the first letter of each episode eventually spelled out "FRINGS BACK") to the fact that a secret third party (probably Gus) apparently did not want Mike Ehrmantraut to kill Hector Salamanca during the Season 2 finale. All of these factors have led us to assume that Fring truly is back and running things behind the scenes. Logistically, it also seems to make plenty of sense at this point, as Saul Goodman and Mike had a working relationship with the drug kingpin by the time Walter White entered the equation.
Better Call Saul hasn't been afraid to move around and play with its timeline from the very beginning, so it remains entirely possible that we could see Gus Fring at various points in time. That said, we all know that the character does come with a very specific expiration date.
It's been almost six years since Walter took Gus down, and that still looks insanely painful.
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