Better Call Saul: The Signs, Confirmation that Gus Fring is Gay

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Credit: Heavy Spoilers/YouTube Screenshot

It may have been more than four months since Better Call Saul Season 6 ended, but some fans are still confused if Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) is gay. Viewers may not have noticed, but the final season’s ninth episode, Fun and Games, already confirmed it.

Better Call Saul Season 6 confirmed many’s hunch about Fring’s sexuality since he first appeared in the second season of Breaking Bad. So, what are the signs and confirmations.

The Signs Gus Fring is Gay

Nothing about Fring’s personal life is known in the series. He has no friends, family, or even a lover.

However, as early as Breaking Bad days, the original series has been dropping hints about his potential love interest.

It has been known that Fring has been holding a grudge against the cartel for killing his business partner, Max Arciniega (James Martinez), which incites him to take his revenge.

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However, it looks like it’s more than just a personal grudge; there’s something romantic about it.

Fring even built a fountain in Max’s honor, fueling Hector (Mark Margolis) and Lalo Salamanca’s (Tony Dalton) homophobic slurs against him, with the former accusing him of peeking while he urinated. Lalo, alternatively, called Max Gus’ boyfriend.

The Confirmation of Gus Fring’s Sexuality

In the ninth episode of Better Call Saul Season 6, Fring was seen visiting a wine bar after undergoing a stressful interrogation that cleared him of Lalo’s murder.

His interaction with the bar’s staff confirmed he was a regular. Later, he seemed to be eyeing a particular employee—David.

David finally approached Fring to say hello, and the two started talking about their love of wine.

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Fring was evidently enjoying his company, with him revealing he once purchased an expensive bottle of wine because of the vivid story David told him, which touched the latter.

By the looks of it, this scene just confirmed that Fring was attracted to David romantically, verifying the claims about his sexuality.

The Other Side of Gus Fring

This episode also showed the other side of Fring that was rarely seen in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

Though he’s softer side can sometimes be seen when he’s doing his business as the owner of the fried chicken fast-food restaurant Los Pollos Hermanos, this one is different.

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Fans rarely see his chatty and flirty sides, way different from his ruthless and all-business personality. It also seems to show that he has been struggling with his sexuality internally, which explains his behavior in the two TV series.

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