He is the consummate professional. A well-dressed, well-liked, unassuming business owner of a popular restaurant chain called Los Pollos Hermanos. He supports local law enforcement, gives to charity, serves on the board of a local hospital and drives to work in a 1998 Volvo V70.
What horrifies us -- and, yet, what fascinates us -- is that he is both. Gus Fring is the vapid, prudent neighbor who lives next door to us, smiles often and puts us at ease. But he's also a maniacal, impenitent killer who calmly can slice the throat of his own trusted employee.