Gus Fring was the villain viewers loved to hate on the AMC series "Breaking Bad." He was the mastermind behind the meth operation, and also owner a fast food chicken enterprise. Fring met his demise as the result of a bomb strapped to a wheelchair. His character had charisma, and such a strong presence. Most times he did not have to say a word, but simply give a look. Giancarlo Esposito will reprise his role as Fring on Monday night. He will be in the cast of season 3 of the "Breaking Bad" prequel, "Better call saul."

The return of Gus

"Better Call Saul" is a spinoff series starring Bob Odenkirk as shyster lawyer Saul Goodman.

In "Breaking Bad," Goodman had no scruples. He was every stereotype you have ever seen or heard when it comes to sleazy lawyers. "Better Call Saul" has been an unexpected hit. It tells the story of Saul Goodman in the days prior to his debut on "Breaking Bad." It was announced yesterday, that Giancarlo Esposito will reprise his role, but Fring, however, is not literally returning from the dead. Fans will get to see his life prior to his fraternizing with Walter White, Jesse, and the other guys from "Breaking Bad."

The Fring thing

One of the most interesting factors regarding Gus is that most times he does not say a word. He did not even smile a lot. He would give this look of exasperation, and you knew heads would roll. He was feared because he took no prisoners. His reign of terror had jurisdiction in Mexico as well as the United States.

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It will be enlightening to watch the history unfold, and find out how and why he ended up as a drug kingpin. Gus and Saul did not have much interaction in their previous television series. This will be a chance to connect dots, and see the characters grow in their respective directions.

The writers would be wise not to give us too much Fring too soon. That would turn "Better Call Saul" into an extension of "Breaking Bad." As much as fans enjoyed Esposito in his previous series, it would not be fair to have him immediately front and center. After all, the show's main character is Saul Goodman.

Monday night should give viewers a feel for the situation. Fring will most likely become a regular on the show. His commanding presence, however, requires that we see him in small, regular doses, until a definite connection is established. Fring would be the second character resurrected from the dead to hang out with Saul. The first was Mike from "Breaking Bad."