In speaking with at the AMC Summit in New York last week, Vince Gilligan mentioned that in season four, Better Call Saul will begin to overlap more with characters from Breaking Bad. Gilligan also mentioned a character who was named but never seen in Breaking Bad would be making an appearance, and executive producer Melissa Bernstein confirmed that the character is that of ‘Lalo.’ Moreover, in an interview with Wired magazine earlier this year, Gilligan suggested that Lalo will be “something of a major character” in season four.
OK, but who is Lalo?
The first and only mention of Lalo in either Saul or Breaking Bad comes Bob Odenkirk’s very first episode of Breaking Bad, the episode fittingly called “Better Call Saul.” In one scene, Walter and Jesse kidnap Saul and take him out to the desert where they threaten to kill him.
In what was at the time a throwaway line, Saul says to Jesse and Walter, “Oh no no no no. It wasn’t me. It was Ignacio. He’s the one!” before asking, “Lalo didn’t send you? No Lalo?” before expressing relief upon learning that Lalo had nothing to do with the situation Saul was in out in the desert.