He takes a greater interest in the day-to-day details than Hector did, which makes Hector's subordinate Nacho Varga (secretly responsible for Hector's stroke and recently turned mole for rival kingpin Gus Fring) uneasy. Showrunners gave Dalton freedom to diverge from cartel stereotypes and portrayals of other Salamancas. He is now able to communicate by tapping his finger, similar to how he would later ding his bell and purposefully knocks over a cup of water to stare at a nurse's butt as she cleans up the mess. After seeing the tape of the session, Gus decides to delegate Hector's care to someone else after the doctor suggests that with time, Hector could learn to talk and possibly even walk again. Is that how you want to be remembered? Cesar. Hector's nephew, Tuco, is arrested after assaulting Mike Ehrmantraut in front of police officers. Tio also mentored Marco and Leonel, and he has aged before his years and is always confined to his wheelchair and oxy… As is your grandson, Joaquin. [7], The episode "Wiedersehen", written by Gennifer Hutchison, fleshes out Lalo further. Marco and Leonel move to Walt's house to execute him immediately but are called off by a last-second text message: "POLLOS" ("Caballo Sin Nombre"). Oh, you think you can negotiate with me? After going through the plan with Walt, Hector calls for a nurse and demands to talk to the DEA, specifically with Hank. No man at all. Despite his evil nature, Hector appears to care deeply for his family, most notably his nephews whom he personally raised to be loyal to the Cartel just like himself. I am the cartel, and from now on you are my mule. Gus realises Lalo will continue to be a problem even from jail, but decides killing him in jail will cause too many problems as the cartel will not tolerate it, so he again protects Nacho's role as his informant by allowing the arson to happen. Lalo then realizes that Nacho is missing and angrily strides away from his house. "This is what comes of 'blood for blood,'" says Gus, repeating Bolsa's own phrase. Breaking Bad Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. You are going to bring my product north.Hector, No, no! Since their early days, Hector taught them hard lessons about life and how they should always put family in front of everything. Lalo is impressed and takes Nacho into his confidence. RELATED: Breaking Bad: 10 Reasons Why Felina Is The Perfect Series Finale With the release of Better Call Saul , fans are finally clued into why Hector Salamanca had such a massive fall from grace in the first place and lost the ability to speak. [22], Upon his return, Jimmy posts bail and gives Lalo a cover story to hide Mike's involvement. Later on, Walt is desperately searching for a way to kill Gus before Gus could kill him. Still holding a grudge on Gus Fring, Hector and his men enter the Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant in Albuquerque in broad daylight and threaten his employees. And I know how badly you want to see me dead. [11] According to Dalton, Lalo was not originally meant to be very charming; Dalton felt the show needed someone "kind of smiling and carefree and a little bit mischievous" like Jimmy but "in the bad guy's part". His operation is extremely successful and he becomes a key man for the Cartel's operations north of the border and gradually he … However, Mike becomes immediately distracted by the sound of a car horn blaring in the distance, which he eventually realizes is coming from his own station wagon. Lalo doesn't buy Gus' cover story about building a new chicken refrigeration facility and expresses disapproval that Don Juan Bolsa and Don Eladio Vuente seem to believe Gus. Believing Lalo sent Walter and Jesse, he says in panic, "It wasn't me, it was Ignacio! In due time, Mike attacks an ice cream truck driven by Ximenes, who was transporting drug money for Hector across the border. He was the son of Abuelita, the uncle of Tuco, Marco, Leonel and Lalo Salamanca, as well as the grandfather of Joaquin Salamanca. [4] In an interview before Better Call Saul aired, Vince Gilligan said that the writers had envisioned Lalo as a major character and as with Breaking Bad, must "keep close tabs on what our characters have done in the past and make good use of it here in the present and the future". As the investigation into Tuco's death continues, Hank and Steven Gomez bring in Hector to see if he can confirm that Jesse was present at the shooting since his car was discovered there. Critics have praised Lalo's character and Dalton's portrayal. Don Paco. Jimmy secures Krazy-8's release and makes him a confidential informant for DEA agent Hank Schrader, giving Lalo a way to feed the DEA more information about Gus' operation. He follows Mike Ehrmantraut as Mike tracks Werner, which leads him to a Travelwire store. Character subpage for the Salamancas, a Juarez Cartel crime family in Breaking Bad. [14], After Hector suffers a stroke that leaves only his right index finger mobile, Lalo moves from Mexico to Albuquerque to help run the Salamanca family's drug operation. However, he was finally able to avenge his loved ones and get his revenge against Gus with the help of Walt, who helped Hector lure Gus into a trap and suicide bomb him, killing himself, Tyrus Kitt and Gus. They considered him a bogeyman around the second season, in which they set up Lalo's introduction, but had not figured out the character's personality or motivations. Mark Margolis, Actor: Pi. He is then visited by his nephews, Marco and Leonel. As Hank is going through old evidence documents, he briefly comes across a picture of Hector ("Blood Money"). ("Sabrosito"), Nacho takes Hector to his father's shop to show around how the operations work. [12] Dalton took inspiration from Samuel L. Jackson's character Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction to create this "[k]ind of this smart ass, sort of scary but kind of carefree, kind of cool guy". However, Lalo remains suspicious after Bolsa confirms that the cartel only tolerates Gus because he is a top moneymaker. The allegations get worse when Tuco's illegal gun was found on the crime scene. Known for his erratic personality and propensity for extreme violence, Tuco hasn't much use for Jesse — at their first meeting, he beats him up and steals his meth and money. Hector suffers an apparent heart attack and collapses to the floor, Gus rushes in and performs CPR as Juan Bolsa flees. Renaldo. He was originally supposed to be the main antagonist of, He eventually became one of the two main antagonists of. Positioning himself on a hilltop overlooking the shack, Mike takes aim, but before he can get a clear shot of Hector, Nacho unintentionally positions himself in front of Hector preventing Mike from taking a clear shot. However, as with most anything in pop culture, fans love to rank things, and to discuss who is the best — and who is the worst — even when it comes to Breaking Bad villains. Better Call Saul season 5 is the show's penultimate run of episodes, and because of that its various plot threads started to coalesce, as Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) encircled one … This Character Referenced In 'Breaking Bad' Is Going To Cause Major Trouble For Nacho", "Vince Gilligan Gives Us a Glimpse of Where Better Call Saul Is Headed", "5 Burning Questions About the 'Better Call Saul' Season 5 Finale â€“ Answered", "How They Made It: The Spectacular Fifth Season of 'Better Call Saul, "Tony Dalton on Unleashing Lalo in 'Better Call Saul's' Season 5 Finale", "Better Call Saul Season 4: Nacho's Dark Path", "Better Call Saul's Tony Dalton Hopes That Lalo Gets a 'Worthy Death, "Actor Tony Dalton opens up about Better Call Saul â€“ Exclusive interview", "Tony Dalton Talks 'Better Call Saul': Sympathy for el Diablo", "The cars in Better Call Saul are perfect casting", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lalo_Salamanca&oldid=993592122, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 12:09. ("Nailed"), Later on, Mike learns from Nacho that a good samaritan found Ximenez tied up in the desert and helped him get back in the city, and Hector ended up killing the innocent man as he was a witness to what happened. Lalo thanks Gus for giving Hector first aid and paying for his care but surveils Gus' subordinates to learn their regular activities. Introduced in the fourth season, he is portrayed by Tony Dalton and was created by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould and Gordon Smith. Lalo calls resorts until he finds Werner; he then pretends to work for Gus and tricks Werner into revealing some details about the construction of the meth lab under Gus' industrial laundry. Hector is loyal to the Cartel and is well respected by many and feared by others. Jimmy uses the information to accuse police of witness tampering, and the judge sets bail at $7 million cash. He then adds liquor from a hip flask into the drink and serves it to Hector. While Dalton wanted to do other stunts, such as jumping onto Jimmy's car in "Bad Choice Road" and from the roof of his house in "Something Unforgivable", the producers insisted on stunt performers. Hector grows enraged the Don's orders and starts screaming at Bolsa and Gus that the Salamancas have worked hard for the cartel, they lost blood for the cartel, they invested money in the cartel and even then they are treated like dogs. He was the archenemy of Albuquerque-based drug kingpin Gustavo Fring. Joaquin Salamanca was an enforcer for the Juárez Cartel. Gus and Bolsa discuss how Hector's enemies will take the chance to move against the Salamancas and it could lead to a war that would draw the attention of the DEA. That young man shot Joaquin to death while I made my escape. Gus sends assassins to Lalo's home, and Nacho receives a call instructing him to leave Lalo's back gate open at 3 a.m. Lalo is still awake at 3 a.m., so Nacho sets a kitchen fire to distract him and opens the gate. Lalo Salamanca was everything Breaking Bad fans hoped for, blending the brash arrogance of Tuco with the criminal cunning of Uncle Hector. Do you know who killed Joaquin? He leaves the restaurant without any response from Mike, and tells him to think about it. [16], While staking out Gus' Los Pollos Hermanos chicken farm, Lalo observes activity related to Werner Ziegler's escape. IT IS PERSONAL-!! Season 5 of Better Call Saul turned what was a simple, throwaway line of dialogue in Breaking Bad - concerning "Lalo" and "Ignacio" - into its best storyline to date. Nacho informs Gus, who accepts the loss of cash from the dead drops to protect Nacho's role as his informant. Breaking Bad Icon Set - HECTOR SALAMANCA Sticker ... breaking bad sweatshirts & hoodies. 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