Although ‘Breaking Bad’ and its prequel ‘Better Call Saul’ cope with completely different characters, Gustavo “Gus” Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) has an vital operate to play in every sequence. He owns Los Pollos Hermanos, a worthwhile fried rooster restaurant chain. Secretly, he works for the cartel and brings treatment from Mexico to the US. Later in ‘Breaking Bad,’ he kills his Mexican cartel superiors apparently to avenge the dying of his pal Max Arciniega (James Martinez). There have been speculations on whether or not or not Gus and Max’s relationship was romantic. Here is what it’s important discover out about it. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Is Gus Fring Gay?
Since the airing of the ‘Breaking Bad’ episode ‘Hermanos’ (season 4 episode 8), followers have questioned about Gus’ sexuality. In it, Gus and Max meet Don Eladio, the head of the cartel, inside the Eighties after they began making a gift free samples of their pure meth that Max created to Cartel members. Gus obtained right here up with this idea, believing this was the best methodology to amass the attention of Eladio. Their actions did draw Eladio’s consideration, nonetheless not the way in which in which they wanted. He was furious with them for selling in his territory with out his permission. He ordered Hector Salamanca to kill Max whereas the latter was trying to justify Gus’ actions. Afterward, as Juan Bolsa holds Gus down, Eladio tells him that the one trigger Gus was alive was because of his earlier in Chile.
It turns into extra and extra clear in every ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ how Max’s dying has influenced Gus’ actions inside the subsequent years. Max was initially from the Santiago slums in Chile. At some degree, he and Gus grew to develop into acquainted. The latter even sponsored Max when he studied chemistry on the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. They primarily based Los Pollos Hermanos collectively. Gus is type of on a regular basis stoic and undemonstrative. And however, his response to Max’s dying was of utter grief, ache, and vulnerability, expressing volumes about their relationship.
However, as with most points on this fictional universe, these indicators underscoring Gus and Max’s relationship remained refined until season 6 episode 9, titled ‘Fun and Games.’ After meeting Eladio, Bolsa, and Hector and effectively evading Hector’s accusations about killing Lalo, Gus visits a restaurant, the place his consideration is rapidly drawn to the sommelier, David (Reed Diamond). It rapidly turns into apparent that the two males know each other. Their dialog is surprisingly energetic, primarily about wine and touring in Europe. There are adequate clues inside the scene to let the viewers know that this isn’t a kind of circumstances when Gus locations on a kind and nice masks for his staff or his superiors inside the cartel. He is genuinely glad to be proper right here and speak about wine and journey with David.
With ‘Better Call’ ending rapidly, that’s seemingly the one affirmation we’re to get about Gus’ sexuality. It will not be quite a bit, nonetheless it’s adequate. The sparseness of it fully matches the character, as does the ending of the scene. Gus just about invites David to share a $5,000 bottle of wine with him, nonetheless he rapidly remembers who he’s. While David has gone away to fetch a bottle of Guigal merely to point to Gus, the ruthless crime lord re-emerges from contained in the latter and snuffs out any traces of hopefulness. Gus subsequently leaves, as quickly as additional acutely aware of what he has turn into.