Gus Fring played by Giancarlo Esposito
NOTE: This post contains my educated guesses for the Season 4 finale but does not contain any insider knowledge. This is just for fun. If you have not been following Season 4, you should probably get caught up before reading this.
Earlier this season I predicted Jesse’s death was imminent in Season 4. Then I predicted Gus’s death was imminent, and it might still be.
Show creator Vince Gilligan has made Season 4 to feel like any major character could die, even though the viewer knows the core of the show is Walt and Jesse’s dysfunctional relationship. They must make it to the final season, at least one would think so.
In this season’s penultimate episode titled “End Times,” Jesse puts a gun to Walt’s head just two weeks after kicking his ass in a fight. But their relationship takes a swift, upward turn when Walt persuades Jesse to believe Gus might have poisoned young Brock.
The episode ends with Walt lying in wait to blow up Gus’s car in the hospital parking lot. Except Gus, sensing something is wrong, walks away from his car, thwarting Walt’s plan.
This is where the fourth season’s final episode “Face Off” takes flight.
AMC’s web site provides this synopsis for “Face Off”: “Walt and Jesse team up to take on Gus. With Saul’s help, Walt finds an unexpected ally.”
Who is this “unexpected ally?” And who will die in the Season 4 finale?