It is safe to assume that Mike Erhmentraut (Jonathan Banks) has emerged as the most interesting character on "Better Call Saul." Perhaps the ex-cop's storyline offers fans a glimpse of hope that crossover episodes of "Better Call Saul" and "Breaking Bad," involving Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), are imminent. According to show creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan, this is certainly the case.
Gilligan and Gould, who provided spoilers for Season 3 in the title of each of Season 2 episodes, cautioned that fans shouldn't expect to see too much of Gus. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Gilligan added, "This is a character who is very circumspect. Very cautious. He does not reveal himself easily."
Perhaps Gus might not have a one-on-one meeting with Mike, but the ominous note, which read "Don't," at the end of Season 2 finale, certainly seems to be from Albuquerque's omnipotent drug lord. A popular reddit theory even argues that Gus's involvement is obvious because he always used a monosyllabic word in his messages.
In fact, Gilligan added, "Gus Fring is a man of great resources and is very much a long-term planner and he has some very skilled and cold-blooded folks working for him. It could have been through Gus Fring's agency but not him personally."
Mike, who has been embroiled in murky politics of the cartels, will perhaps work for Gus when the new season of "Better Call Saul" is aired. But his relationship with Gus will no doubt be limited, just like his association with Hector and Nacho is.
If there's a remarkable quality about "Better Call Saul," it lies in the characters' story-arcs, which seem to acquire more shades of grey as the plot progresses. Perhaps Gilligan and Gould might take their time and show a mature Gus-Mike relationship in later seasons. For now, it seems as if Mike will have better financial opportunities to provide for his family.
"Better Call Saul" Season 3 is expected to be aired in early 2017.