Did uh, did anyone see Gus' AMA on uh. You know, that place. Uhm.Reddit?
Anyway, more about Gus.
Gus apparently has children, and as upset as he was about the dope dealers having a child murdered, the ends justify the means. A child died from his men, and as upset as he may have been. Which didn't seem obvious, it has made his character more evil to me.
During Season 4 he started to have some sort of emotional deal. Which I felt was sort of lazy.
As much as the Mexican Drug Cartels deserved what they got, Gus seemingly broke character when he went around trying to get revenge. He risked his life and his business. The whole thing he had against the cartels to be face to face with them when they all died from an obvious poisoned drink.
Which sorts of makes me think that this whole child incident wasn't thought up completely. If Gus was supposed to have emotions, he should have showed them more when something like this goes down.
Apparently on the show the writers write for the actors, and sometimes the actors setup the writers.
After the obvious of Gus not looking visually upset, which is all he had to do, they had to tone his coldness down. It's not safe to make a character like that, since it was too black and white.
I think they played it safe killing him off, with the above being said, there was nothing else the character could have done. He was too perfect, yet unstable. After issues like this have been noticed, someone like Gus starts to lose legitimacy. Which is sad, since that's mainly what he had going for him.
It would have been nice to get more things on Chile, and apparently there is gonna be some spin-off about it, but that itself would murder this character more than a chemist professor's bomb.
Gus had mystery. Gus had reasoning. Gus had something to do.
Get back at the cartels, keep them away from his business, and keep it as legit as he could.
Now that's all gone though.
This is however, the only issue I have with the show, since Gus is my favorite character. Otherwise, no problems what so ever. I always figured Gus to be the behind closed doors though, after that box cutter though. It sort of dropped the character for me.