Nacho also reveals that Hector killed a Good Samaritan that happened to stumble upon the scene and freed the driver. Mike's House "One Minute" is the seventh episode of the third season of American television drama series Breaking Bad, and the 27th overall episode of the series.It was written by Thomas Schnauz and directed by Michelle MacLaren.The episode follows Hank as he deals with a lawsuit against the DEA by Jesse after Hank physically assaults him. When the DEA watch him, he writes a note and puts it under a garbage can. Saul Goodman (former part-time boss)Gustavo Fring (former employer) †Walter White (former business partner) †Jesse Pinkman (former business partner)Victor (former fellow enforcer) † Despite his responsibilities as the second-in-command of the mob, he occasionally carried out favors for his lawyer and old associate Saul Goodman as a private investigator, cleaner, and fixer, out of loyalty to Saul (they had known each other for six years). ("Live Free or Die") During a friendly conversation before the two men planned to quit the drug trade, Mike offered Jesse advice on a good place to start over, something that stuck with Jesse, though Mike regretfully warned him that Jesse would never be able to make up for the things he did when Jesse expressed that desire. Despite a few conflicts, Mike was extremely loyal to Gus and was valued as a core member of his drug empire. I'm so excited, first two with many … When Hank and Gomez search his house, they find nothing. Todd stays with the group, but Mike shoves him to the wall and threatens him. Gus initiates plans for a meth lab to be built under an industrial laundry, which is part of his plan to end reliance on cartel cocaine smuggled from Mexico. Nacho asks Mike why he pulled it off and Mike asks why the hit isn't in the newspapers. Hank believes the offshore account in Kaylee's name is actually for Mike. Gus probes Mike as to why he didn't accept his money and also lets Mike know that he's interested in hiring him. Better Call Saul S2E9 (Nailed) Mike Truck Scene, Mike searches the car for the tracking device - Better Call Saul 3x1, Better Call Saul season 4 finale - Mike kills Werner. While Daniel is distracted, Nacho secretly learns of his home address from the car registration in the Hummer's glove compartment. She's worried that Gus's employees will turn on them, and suggests that Mike kill them before they talk. Jesse Pinkman is the overall main protagonist of the Breaking Bad franchise. Walter White’s transformation into Heisenberg is probably the peak of recent television history. I can't see him taking over Gus's operation or working with Walt. Kai particularly enjoys himself, but Mike notices that Werner is sitting alone. Then, Mike drives over and deliberately swipes Tuco's car, enraging him. On a prison visit to Dennis Markowski, the laundry manager, Mike promises he will reimburse all his employees for the hazard pay the DEA seized in order to keep them and their families appeased. With Lalo fleeing to Mexico now, Gus warns that they must be very careful and shrugs off Mike's suggestion of letting Nacho go or at least to stop blackmailing him. Jimmy asks Mike why Mike is protecting him, but Mike hangs up. "[8] Seth Amitin of IGN gave the episode a 9 out of 10 rating, calling it "mind-blowing", but stating that "I hate to see Mike go out like that. Family - Wallpaper Abyss ("Gloves Off"), Mike and Nacho's orchestrated takedown of Tuco does not come without consequences. Death is par for the course in Breaking Bad. He tells Stacey that his new job has more flexible hours, allowing him to pick up Kaylee on a regular basis. The next morning, Jesse calls Old Joe to dispose of the El Camino but Joe leaves after finding its LoJack. He becomes alienated from his family when he loses his temper with Kaylee, which leads Stacey to ask Mike to keep his distance. Better Call Saul S01E10 - Ending Scene - Full HD, Better Call Saul Pimento - Trevor Vs Mike. In 2019, he received another Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He relates that at one point, he had to deal with a domestic dispute issue between a husband and wife. Stacy accepts the apology but tells him that Anita is angry and that he should talk to her. With the remaining gangster approaching again, Saul dons one of Mike's space blankets and walks into the middle of the road to draw the man out so that Mike can kill him. Notably, Mike hesitated in shooting Walt when Jesse told Mike that he'd have to kill him to were he to kill Walt. Right from the get-go in Breaking Bad, it becomes clear Hank will be the center of some memorable moments and quotes. On one of his "muscle" jobs, Mike is employed by Daniel Wormald ("Pryce") to protect him during a drug deal with Nacho Varga. Last Two gunmen force the truck off the road. Gus orders Werner's death, and offers to send someone to do it, but Mike executes Werner himself. To do so, he tracks down Nacho to his father's car restoration shop and negotiates a deal where Daniel trades his Hummer to Nacho in exchange for the baseball cards and $10,000. Days later, Mike is approached by Hector Salamanca, who offers Mike $5,000 to tell the police that Tuco's gun is actually Mike's, thus getting Tuco off the hook for illegal gun possession and shortening his sentence. Travelling to Stacy's home, Mike apologizes for his outburst at the group meeting. While Mike is recovering, Walt engineers Gus's death, after which he and Jesse destroy the meth lab. Gus tells Mike he sent gunmen to kill Lalo and says Nacho might be able to help. Mike has demonstrated that he is willing to to anything to protect his family from danger as seen when he attempted to assassinate Hector Salamanca due to him threatening Stacey and Kaylee. Driving to Werner's location, Mike notices that he is being followed by Lalo Salamanca. For thirty years, Mike was employed at the Philadelphia Police Department as a beat cop, frequently having to deal with situations such as break-ins and domestic disputes. ("Nailed"), Mike eventually procures a sniper rifle from Lawson and follows Nacho into the Tohajiilee Indian Reservation, trying to get to Hector. Mike identified the officers who killed Matt and arranged a similar ambush to kill both of them, after which he left for Albuquerque, allowing him to see Stacey and Kaylee. Mike tells Jimmy that Lalo will be killed that night. One of the most shocking deaths on Breaking Bad comes in season 5, when Walt unexpectedly shoots Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) with the latter's own revolver during an argument. But neither listen. However, filled with renewed purpose, Saul drinks his urine and picks up the money bags to continue the journey with Mike, now walking down the road since the threat is gone. Walt tells Hank to get ready (ignore all plot implications of Gus and Walt doing so). ... Hank connects Mike to the blue meth and begins pressing several of his associates, who are now in prison, to give information on the blue meth operation. ("Coushatta"), Mike oversees the blasting of a rock obstructing the excavation, noticing that when Werner fixes a faulty circuit he appears to have an anxiety attack. Later, Mike and Gus rendezvous outside Los Pollos Hermanos to discuss the attempted robbery. In the Better Call Saul second-season episode "Gloves Off", it is implied that Mike is a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Despite being shot four times, Hank manages to kill Marco and severely injures Leonel. Mike had one son, Matt, who also became a police officer. Hector convinces Mike to say that the gun Tuco was carrying was his to reduce Tuco's sentence, but Mike suspects Hector knows the truth. Nacho brings him to the same place where Jimmy received Lalo's bail money so that Leonel and Marco can pick him up. Mike is mentioned for a final time by Saul whilst he and Walt are hiding in Ed Galbraith's basement. Walt tries to pacify Jesse and have him be his cooking partner. ("Live Free or Die"). Mike passes on the opportunity, and offers his condolences for Chuck's death. Status Mike remarks "Y'know, Walter, sometimes it's not so bad to have someone watching your back," having noticed that the Cousins have left a scythe chalked on the pavement outside the house. Mike tells Anita to look for a tell next time Henry talks about his wife, and they agree to a $10 bet. The episode is recognized by many television critics as one of the best in the series, with TV Fanatic's Matt Richenthal giving "Say My Name" a five-star rating, and calling it "one of the best in series history. However, no drop-off is made that Jimmy can see. Mike agrees not to interfere, but advises Nacho to switch the pills back after Hector dies so they cannot be traced back to him. Mike had previously been married for 22 years. Mike immediately sets to his purpose, purchasing a small bag of cocaine from a contact of Gus's, and waits to ambush another one of Hector's trucks on its way to the border. At a meeting, Mike begins to befriend Anita as she recounts how her husband mysteriously disappeared on a hiking trip and the fact that she doesn't know what happened to him constantly troubles her. He had extensive knowledge of how to operate on both sides of the law without detection. ("Witness"). Date of death Mike was born sometime in the 1940s. Mike snaps that he doesn't owe Walt a damn thing and that them falling apart is all his fault. Mike is a former Philadelphia police officer who works for Gus Fring—and, on occasion, Saul Goodman—as a private investigator, head of security, cleaner, and hitman. We want Breaking Bad to maintain a degree of seriousness, and that’s also why we don’t really like the running ‘breakfast’ joke with Walt Jr. Mike also advises Gus to set up a surveillance camera perimeter both inside and outside the warehouse. ("Sabrosito"), Mike helps with construction on a new playground area and receives help from the other members of Stacey's support group, including a woman named Anita. [10], Jonathan Banks has received several awards and nominations for his portrayal as Mike Ehrmantraut in both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Mike finds his moves have been tracked by Gus Fring, the owner of the Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant chain, which is part of the cartel's drug trafficking chain. Last He is also the character with the most appearances overall in the Breaking Bad universe. Mike catches up to Werner and realizes that he has inadvertently revealed the existence of a construction project to Hector's nephew Lalo Salamanca, who has arrived to take over management of the Salamanca drug business. He later assisted Gus in turning Jesse against Walt by giving Jesse more responsibilities and respect. He survives the attack and kills one cousin, and Mike kills the other in the hospital. Walt begs for his life and offers up Jesse in exchange. Mike secretly points police to Lalo's car and its ties to the murder of Fred the money wire clerk, which causes Lalo's arrest. Unique to Mike, his reasons for working in the criminal underworld was entirely to help his daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Hooding him, Mike and his associate, Nick, drive him in a windowless van to Albuquerque. Mike asks Victor if he was seen by witnesses and Victor admitts that he was seen, but "just [as] another looky-loo." Realizing that Gus has a job for him, Mike demands to know what it is. Mike refuses however and rips the bag from Walt's hand and walks away. Appearances in Better Call Saul He intended for a "Good Samaritan" to free the driver, but learns from Nacho that when someone did stop to help, the truck driver called Hector first, and Hector's crew cleaned up the scene and killed the Good Samaritan. Upon being informed of Gus's death, Mike angrily leaves the facility to return to New Mexico, intent on killing Walt in retribution. Gus wants Lalo released, so Mike gives Jimmy details about the work he did to investigate to Lalo. Mike pauses, as Hank explains that Gus had about a dozen offshore bank accounts in the names of various employees on his payroll, including the manager of the laundry facility, various employees at the Los Pollos distribution center, the owner of a chemical warehouse, and many others, all of whom Hank believes were getting paid off the books. Mike, along with the other three, wait for Gus. And you sold it for a profit. Walt looks fearless as he says, "Everybody wins." First Mike cleans up after Jane's death ("ABQ"). Breaking Bad Live Free Or Die - What About a Magnet? He encourages Mike to continue to disrupt Hector's drug trafficking and attempts to pay him, but Mike does not accept the money. A gang with whom Mike had a previous altercation beats and stabs him. After being cast in Breaking Bad, Banks was a guest character in " ABQ " and was made a permanent member of the cast for the final three seasons. ("Piñata"), Mike collects Werner and his crew from the warehouse and transports them by van to Lavandería Brillante where, over the course of eight months they are continuing to excavate the secret basement. Mike and Victor keep watch over Jesse and Walt while waiting for Gus. After Walt questions him, Jesse claims he did it because Kaylee needs someone looking after her and correctly deduces that Mike is dead and that Walt knows that. "), though it's possible he may have just had Tyrus translate it, who does speak Spanish. ("El Camino"). Later, Hank is told to end his surveillance of Mike … Mike talks to Saul, and upon returning to find the methylamine gone, he goes into the room, sees Jesse and Walt, puts Walt at gunpoint, only listening to Jesse saying, "He's got a plan, it works for all of us." After fleeing the Brotherhood compound in Todd Alquist's El Camino, Jesse drives to the home of Skinny Pete and Badger, who hide the car and give Jesse a place to sleep. Mike becomes the distributor to Walt's new operation and insists that Walt and Jesse solely concentrate on the production without interfering at all with the business aspects of the operation that Mike will handle. ("Bullet Points"). Later, on Gus's orders, the Cousins attack Hank, but the attack fails as Gus arranges for Hank to be tipped off one minute before the shooting. Jimmy goes to Mike's house and demands to know why Mike has been aiding him. Jesse kills Gale. Gus reveals to Mike he has sent assassins after Lalo and suggests Nacho can help them. Mike works as a parking lot attendant at the courthouse. In response, Hector begins harassing Mike into reconsidering, first by having men break into his house to scare him. Mike later escorts Walt back to the lab on the pretense of responding to a chemical spill, but Walt knows Mike is supposed to kill him. He remembers his father as leaving him a "cold-water flat and a stack of bills," implying he didn't have a very good childhood. Mike gives a report on the excavation to Gus, telling him about the problems they are facing and about Werner's indiscretion. 2 Walt Kills Gus Gus arrives and asks if the job is impossible. The next day, Mike, Gus, and Gale Boetticher visit the excavation. However, Walt and Jesse manage to convince Mike stand down as he is also implicated in Gus's meth making operation via the video evidence from the superlab. Instead, Walt tells Jesse to kill Gale so that Gus will have to keep them alive to continue meth production. Mike says. After being forced to leave his parents' residence, Jesse moved in with his Aunt Jenny, whom he cared for until her death from cancer; afterwards, he was allowed to stay in her home, whose ownership fell to Jesse's … Sure enough, he finds a tracking device hidden under the seal. The cops bring in the old man to question him. Jimmy admits to Kim the truth about his desert trek with Mike when she asks who he just called. During one of these instances, Mike became particularly enraged by the man's abuse, so he took him out of the city, beat him, and held a gun to his head, threatening to kill him if he ever beat his wife again. By time of Breaking Bad, Mike still works for Gus, and does occasional work for Jimmy, who continues practicing law under the name Saul Goodman. Following the assassination of Gus and the subsequent destruction of his empire as a result of Walt's actions, Mike, along with a majority of his fellow empire operatives would be exposed to the DEA and have their offshore assets seized, with Mike only narrowly avoiding arrest for never having directly touched his money set up in his granddaughters name. Gus agrees, warning Mike that the process will be difficult, and both men shake hands. He demands the names of Mike's associates in exchange, so he can have them killed in prison to protect his identity. Mike informs Gus they may be able to drive Walter and Jesse apart. At the Los Pollos Hermanos Factory Farm, Gus accuses Mike of being aware of Nacho's plot against Hector. The next morning, the two continue their journey with Mike having Saul save his urine to drink since Mike doesn't have enough water for both of them. Breaking Bad: Mike Ehrmantraut vs Hank Schrader. Shortly thereafter, Jesse flees to the shooting gallery, devastated by Jane's death. Walt’s history with Gray Matter provides the context for his disturbing lust for power. Walt approaches him carefully and takes his pistol out of his hand to which Mike does not interfere. Mike continues to struggle with Werner's death and drinks to excess. Jesse Bruce Pinkman was born in September 1984 into an upper middle-class family in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When his son Matt joined the force, and faced similar peer pressure, Mike was forced to persuade his son to go along with the corruption. Rather than shoot the drivers, however, Mike plants the cocaine in a pair of discarded sneakers which he hangs from an overhead power line. Hank joined the DEA at some point and he eventually married Marie. Mike refuses, insisting that Walt is a time bomb waiting to explode. Lydia, meanwhile, still wants all of Gus's employees killed. 200 Breaking Bad HD Wallpapers and Background Images. Jimmy accompanies Daniel to a police interview, where he gets the cops to drop the investigation by convincing them that the burglary was the result of a failed gay love affair and the stealing of the baseball cards was revenge. Walt tries to pacify Jesse and have him be his cooking partner. A guilt ridden Jesse later tries to give $2.5 million to Mike's granddaughter, Kaylee through Saul however Walt stops it and returns Jesse his money. He finds that Stacey contacted them after finding money hidden in the lining of one of her suitcases. 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