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‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5: Giancarlo Esposito Discusses Gus’ Return

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It’s a good time to be former ‘Breaking Bad‘ star Giancarlo Esposito, not only with the critically anticipated NBC drama ‘Revolution‘ on the way, but because this morning saw the actor nominated for a Supporting Actor Emmy for his role as Gustavo “Gus” Fring in the explosive fourth season of AMC’s crystal meth drama.  Still, it’s hard to watch ‘Breaking Bad’ season 5 without feeling that something’s missing, so is there any chance Gus could return to the show?

Still reeling off his Emmy nomination for season 4 of ‘Breaking Bad’ (opposite series star Aaron Pinkman, yikes), Giancarlo Esposito spoke to Vulture about his nomination, and the chances of a possible return to the series.  After all, David Costabile’s Gale returned at least once in flashback, so how might the deposed king of New Mexican Meth make his presence known in the show’s final season?

It’s always a possibility. I know he and the writers are full of ideas. It’s in the ether that it’s a possibility. I would love to go back and truly miss this particular group of filmmakers.  In my fondest dreams, I would hope Gus comes back in Walt’s dreams and instructs him on how to go about things as he did in the beginning of the show. “A man provides.” I love that line.

I think the gloves are off already. I think Walt has gone all the way to the other side, and I’d love to see him become far more sinister than Gus. I’d like Gus to be present in his nightmares and struggles and that he becomes so Gus-like that it haunts his every pore. I curse him with that!

Nightmare Gus?  Sign us up!  Of course, those longing for their fix of Giancarlo Esposito villainy need only tune into NBC this fall when the actor takes the role of the villainous Captain Tom Neville in J.J. Abrams’ post-apocalyptic power-loss drama ‘Revolution.’  We saw the pilot at Comic-Con 2012 and can tell you the spirit of Gus Fring is alive and well!

What do you think?  Would you like to see Giancarlo Esposito return to menace Walter White from beyond the grave in ‘Breaking Bad’ season 5?  Tell us how you’d play it out in the comments below!

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