‘Better Call Saul’ season 2, episode 6: What could be next for surprising returnee?
Going into Monday night’s all-new episode of “Better Call Saul,” it was already pretty easy to ascertain that there was going to be someone returning to the show from the “Breaking Bad” universe. After all, you just had to read between the lines of what you were seeing in the previews: Mike Ehrmantraut was meeting up with someone, and if it was a newbie, they would have shown his face.
As it turns out, it was none other than Hector “Tio” Salamanca (Mark Margolis) that Mike was spending some time with, as Tuco’s uncle did what he could in an effort to ensure that his nephew could get a lesser sentence at the very least rather than eight years. He also strongly “encouraged” Mike to take a charge, offering up some money in return. You know that there is a great chance that Mike could face violence as a result, but we don’t know where that story is going yet.
Also, one other mystery that remains is how Tio finds himself in a wheelchair during some of his “Breaking Bad” days. While Margolis does not have a definite answer as to how it happens just yet, here is what he had to say on the subject as a part of a new post-show interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
“I hope it gets answered over the course of three or four seasons of Saul. Personally, because I always look at the worst, I very much fear that they’ll find a demise for me very quickly. They’ll have me fall down, foaming at the mouth and then you’ll see that he’s carried out and you know that that’s where he’s gonna end up. I hope they keep me going for awhile, but I have no idea. Mr. Gilligan has a very interesting, unusual, brilliant genius mind. Vince has a way of getting you to look to the right while he actually pulls off something to the left. He gets the audience to think something’s gonna go a certain way and then he takes it a whole other way.”