120 Facts About Hector Salamanca


Hector Salamanca comes to find his new status as a drug lord psychologically rewarding, leading him to become increasingly willing to resort to criminal acts such as theft, extortion, money laundering, depraved indifference, and murder.

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Hector Salamanca has had several meager sources of income: writing short stories, selling items on eBay, working as a bookkeeper, and ultimately helping her husband launder money.

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Hector Salamanca is horrified by the brutality at the higher levels of the drug trade particularly during later seasons, but remains involved with Walt out of necessity.

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Hector Salamanca is very protective of children; his desire to keep children out of the violent drug world gives rise to several key events throughout the series.

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Hector Salamanca wrestles with feelings of guilt about the deaths, all drug-related, of people he has been associated with.

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Hector Salamanca is involved in investigating a meth dealer known as "Heisenberg, " unaware for over a year that his prey is actually Walter.

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Hector Salamanca appears self-centered and shallow but cares deeply for her husband and her sister's family.

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Hector Salamanca tries to take Holly with her, but Hank commands her to return the baby.

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Hector Salamanca is later seen two months later in her house, now with blue instead of purple trim, warning Skyler to watch out for Walt.

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Hector Salamanca has cerebral palsy, as manifested in speech difficulties and impaired motor control, for which he uses crutches.

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Hector Salamanca is reluctant to be associated with violence or murder.

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Hector Salamanca subsequently helps Walter and Skyler launder their drug money, and provides legal assistance for Jesse and his drug-dealing friends.

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Hector Salamanca is a public booster for the local DEA office and a member of the hospital board.

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Emigrating to the United States, Gus appeared acquiescent but secretly plotted to exact revenge on Hector Salamanca and eliminate his dependence on the cartel by producing his own meth via a "superlab" hidden beneath an industrial laundry.

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Hector Salamanca ultimately kills Lalo in a shootout at the lab's construction site, and has him buried beneath the lab's foundation.

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Hector Salamanca has completed the superlab and plans for Gale to be his cook, but when he discovers the superior quality of Walter's blue meth, he hires Walter and reluctantly allows Jesse to serve as Walter's assistant.

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Hector Salamanca took a job as a parking lot attendant at the local courthouse and performed for-hire criminal jobs on the side.

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When this effort fails, Mike plans to assassinate Hector Salamanca but is stopped by Gus, who wants to be the one to decide when Hector Salamanca dies, and offers Mike a position within his organization.

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Hector Salamanca provides Walt with information on a railroad tanker car shipment of methylamine, which would provide Walt with enough material to make millions of dollars worth of meth for sale to Lydia's contacts in the Czech Republic.

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Hector Salamanca meets Lydia and Todd at a coffee shop and offers them a new method for methylamine-free meth production.

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Hector Salamanca subsequently proposes to Rich Schweikart, the managing partner of the firm defending the Sandpiper chain, that she bring Mesa Verde with her and become a partner in charge of a new banking division.

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Lalo Hector Salamanca is accused of murder under an assumed name and held in jail.

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Hector Salamanca tells Gus that Jimmy convinced Lalo to send her instead of him, through which Gus deduces that the assassination attempt was a ruse.

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Hector Salamanca gives a copy of the document to Howard's widow Cheryl, giving her grounds to file a civil suit against Kim.

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Hector Salamanca receives a sentence of 86 years; Kim visits him in prison to bid him farewell.

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Lalo Hector Salamanca arrives soon afterwards, intending to interrogate Jimmy and Kim about their ties to Mike Ehrmantraut and Gus Fring.

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Hector Salamanca is the right-hand man to Tuco Salamanca, heir to Hector Salamanca's organization.

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Nacho is promoted to become Hector's right-hand man, but becomes concerned when Hector wants to use his father Manuel's upholstery store as part of the Salamanca drug ring.

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Nacho attempts to kill Hector Salamanca by inducing a heart attack through replacing Hector Salamanca's angina medication with a placebo.

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Eduardo "Lalo" Salamanca is another of Hector's nephews, introduced in season 4 of Better Call Saul.

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Hector Salamanca arrives from Mexico soon after Hector's stroke to help run the family's drug operation, and takes a greater interest in the day-to-day details than Hector did, which makes Nacho uneasy.

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Hector Salamanca becomes aware that Werner was constructing something for Gus and Gus fabricates a story to explain events of which Lalo is aware, which Lalo outwardly accepts while remaining suspicious.

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Hector Salamanca intends to skip bail and return to Mexico, but instead of waiting for Leonel and Marco to pick him up, he searches for Jimmy's car.

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Hector Salamanca later arrives at Kim's apartment, intending to interrogate her and Jimmy about their ties to Mike and Gus.

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Hector Salamanca is knowledgeable about the inner workings of Mexican gangs.

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Hector Salamanca is impressed with Hank's tenacity and hard work, and recommends him for a transfer to El Paso.

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Hector Salamanca is one of five characters to appear in each of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

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However, he accidentally slips up and refers to Lalo by his real first name, later allowing the authorities to identify Jorge DeGuzman as actually being Lalo Hector Salamanca who has supposedly been recently killed in a shootout at his home.

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Hector Salamanca holds an MS degree in organic chemistry, with a specialty in X-ray crystallography.

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Hector Salamanca is a fan of foreign language music, speaks fluent Italian, and is fond of Walt Whitman.

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Hector Salamanca is in constant contact with Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, who tells him which containers she has taken off the manifests, which he sends to Golden Moth Chemical Company in Albuquerque, which in turn forwards them on to Lavanderia Brilliante and Gus's lab.

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Hector Salamanca reappears in Better Call Saul as the doctor in a medical clinic for low-income Spanish-speaking patients.

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Hector Salamanca is later shown among the men looking for Walt when Walt goes into hiding.

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Hector Salamanca appears throughout Better Call Saul from season three onward with Gus's introduction to the story, acting as Gus's bodyguard and enforcer along with Tyrus, a role he maintains with Gus's introduction in Breaking Bad.

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Hector Salamanca first met Gus Fring twenty years prior to the start of the series, when Gus and his partner Max proposed producing methamphetamine for the cartel.

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Hector Salamanca then forced Gus to work with the cartel under Eladio's terms, and Gus became the cartel's chief distributor in the American Southwest.

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Bolsa intercedes when Gus provides a false story about Werner Ziegler's activities and death, telling Lalo Hector Salamanca Gus enjoys Don Eladio's trust, so Lalo should consider the matter closed.

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Later, Bolsa takes part in a meeting with the Salamancas and Don Eladio where Hector accuses Gus of setting up the attempt on Lalo's life and later killing him.

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Hector Salamanca is the cartel's liaison with Gus, and the one who arranges a meeting among Gus, the Cousins, and Hector to determine how to handle Walter following Tuco's death.

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Hector Salamanca goes on to say that he cannot guarantee the Cousins will listen to reason and leave Walter alive until his business with Gus is done.

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Hector Salamanca has forbidden the Cousins to kill Hank in retaliation for Hank's killing of Tuco because killing law enforcement officers will bring on more police scrutiny.

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Hector Salamanca is the elderly don of the Salamanca drug organization and an associate of cartel boss Don Eladio.

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Hector Salamanca is the uncle of twins Leonel and Marco Salamanca, Tuco Salamanca, and Lalo Salamanca, and raised Tuco as a son.

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Hector Salamanca taught his nephews that family is everything and lives by the creed himself.

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Hector Salamanca spent 17 years in San Quentin State Prison but never revealed any information to the authorities.

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Hector Salamanca resents and degrades Gus, calling him "chicken man" and a "dirty South American".

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Hector Salamanca makes repeated attempts to intimidate Mike into accepting, and Mike eventually accepts $50,000.

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Hector Salamanca kills a witness who stopped to aid the driver, Ximenez, and later has Leonel and Marco bury him in the desert.

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Mike later learns it was Gus who tracked his location and warned him against killing Hector Salamanca; Gus intends to be the agent of Hector Salamanca's demise, and believes the time is not yet right.

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In season 3, Mike and Gus' machinations force Hector Salamanca to find a new way to ship his product from Mexico and he decides to use the upholstery store owned by Nacho's father Manuel.

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Hector Salamanca has a stroke while meeting with Gus and Juan Bolsa, but Gus saves him with CPR.

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Hector Salamanca is comatose and Gus arranges for a specialist from Johns Hopkins to oversee his care.

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Hector Salamanca is reliant on a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

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In seasons 4 and 5, Lalo Hector Salamanca comes to Albuquerque to oversee the Hector Salamanca drug interests.

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Hector Salamanca is able to communicate by ringing the bell, which is tied to his wheelchair.

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In Season 6, Lalo phones Hector Salamanca after surviving an assassination attempt planned by Gus.

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Lalo implicates Gus and tells Hector Salamanca to continue acting as if Lalo is dead so Lalo can obtain proof of Gus' disloyalty to the cartel.

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Gus and Juan swear vengeance on the man who took Lalo's life, and Hector Salamanca pretends to be grateful, but his demeanor convinces Gus Lalo is still alive.

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Hector Salamanca refuses to cooperate and defecates in his pants, much to the disgust of everyone in the interrogation room.

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Hector Salamanca meets with Hank Schrader under the guise of becoming an informant, but insults Hank rather than giving him information, and is promptly ejected.

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Tuco Salamanca is a psychotic Mexican drug kingpin, and nephew to Hector.

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Hector Salamanca is unpredictable and prone to violent outbursts which are often amplified by his drug use.

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In flashbacks during Breaking Bad, it is shown that when they were children, Hector Salamanca often meted out harsh punishments to Tuco, Leonel, and Marco.

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Hector Salamanca convinces Mike to claim the gun was his so that Tuco will receive a shorter sentence.

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Hector Salamanca reveals that his cousins Leonel and Marco are coming to the house to take them all to Mexico, where Walt will cook his blue meth for the cartel.

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Leonel and Marco Hector Salamanca, referred to as "The Cousins" or "The Twins", are twin brothers and prolific hitmen for Don Eladio's drug cartel.

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Hector Salamanca once tested them when he stopped a boyhood fight by nearly drowning Marco, which forced Leonel to hit Hector Salamanca to make him release his grip.

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When Hector Salamanca has a stroke as a result of taking placebo medication that Nacho had planted instead of his nitroglycerin pills for his heart condition, the Cousins quickly arrive to watch over Hector Salamanca at the hospital and refuse to leave his side.

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Hector Salamanca is first seen coordinating the hijacking of a Los Pollos Hermanos truck that is transporting drugs and killing the guards inside by filling it with engine exhaust fumes.

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Hector Salamanca's name is a reference to Edward James Olmos' character in the 1982 film Blade Runner.

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Hector Salamanca dies while moving No Doze's body from under a stack of cars in a junkyard; the stack shifts and catches his arm under it, partially severing it and causing him to bleed to death.

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Hector Salamanca then dispatched a crew to the location to kill the Good Samaritan and clean up the scene.

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In season two, Hank states that Tuco Hector Salamanca is suspected of murdering Krazy-8, but Gomez states that they could not prove it.

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Hector Salamanca is a recovering meth addict and single mother to a young son named Brock.

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Hector Salamanca engages in a romantic relationship with her, but ends it when he discovers that the 11-year-old boy who killed his friend "Combo" is her younger brother Tomas Cantillo.

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Hector Salamanca tells her the money is for her to move out of her bad neighborhood and to help raise her son.

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Hector Salamanca is a prolific drafter, a skill that she has used to become a tattoo artist despite not having any tattoos.

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Hector Salamanca discovers that Jesse has a past interest in drawing, and they become intrigued by each other.

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Hector Salamanca begins to vomit while asleep, and Walt silently stands at the bedside watching her choke and then asphyxiate to death.

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Hector Salamanca had a job as a street advertising mascot for an Albuquerque bank.

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Hector Salamanca is the lead singer for TwaughtHammer, the band in which he plays with Jesse.

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Hector Salamanca served time in prison with Tuco and introduces Jesse to him.

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Hector Salamanca decides to sell meth for Jesse again, albeit on a smaller scale.

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Hector Salamanca is seen in the mid-season premiere "Blood Money, " hanging out at Jesse's house and listening to Badger's Star Trek script.

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Hector Salamanca is revealed to have been the one who originally owned the RV that Walt and Jesse cooked meth in, which Combo had sold to Jesse for $1,400 without his family's knowledge, which provides a big clue for Hank when tracking down "Heisenberg".

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Hector Salamanca once got in legal trouble as a juvenile for stealing a Baby Jesus from a Nativity display, but was helped by Kim Wexler who served as his public defender.

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Hector Salamanca later takes Walter White to New Hampshire, hiding him away in a cabin in a rural area.

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Hector Salamanca died of brain cancer on October 11,2019, the same day the movie was released, though he appeared in Better Call Saul as Ed posthumously.

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Hector Salamanca gives her money and an attorney's business card and tells her that if she needs help she should say "Jimmy" sent her.

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Hector Salamanca would go on to create the "Filmmaker Training" series of videos of informational tips and tricks for filmmaking.

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Hector Salamanca gives Skyler her old job back as his accountant during the second season.

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Hector Salamanca's supposed incompetence forestalls a full investigation, provided Ted pays the back taxes and penalties.

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Hector Salamanca secretly serves as a middleman to put criminals in contact with each other.

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Hector Salamanca murdered Jesse's friend Combo on the orders of rival drug dealers.

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Hector Salamanca is said to be one of the top 10 oncologists in the United States.

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Hector Salamanca provides the magnet system used to wipe the evidence from Gus's laptop, and constructs the portable laboratory equipment used in the Vamonos Pest undercover meth lab operation.

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Hector Salamanca takes a calm, non-judgmental approach to leading discussions and emphasizes that those attending his sessions are there not to improve themselves, but to learn self-acceptance.

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Hector Salamanca asks the Group Leader if he is okay with that, to which the group leader responds, "No " Jesse retorts, "About time, " and leaves the session, never to return.

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Hector Salamanca tells them that he could "take him out to the desert" to acquire more information to which Kim and Jimmy ask him to leave.

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Hector Salamanca sent Jane to rehab once before and goes with her to recovery meetings.

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Hector Salamanca nearly calls the police but relents when Jane promises to go back into rehab.

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Hector Salamanca finds a tarantula, which he places in a jar; he then hears a train coming down the tracks and sets off to see it, only to encounter Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and Todd Alquist as they are celebrating their success in stealing the methylamine from the tanker car on the train Kuby helped them stop.

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When Lalo Hector Salamanca arrives to take over the Hector Salamanca operation, Gus threatens Manuel's life to coerce Nacho into providing inside information.

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Hector Salamanca took over the bank from his father Don in the early 2000s and presides over its expansion into a large regional institution.

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Hector Salamanca is abrasive and rude to Walter, who finds this job degrading and tedious.

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Hector Salamanca frequently chides Jimmy for drinking the cucumber water infusion she makes available to salon customers and employees and objects to Jimmy's clients waiting in the area where she provides services to hers.

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Hector Salamanca assumes Kim and Jimmy are married, shares a drink with him, and offers him relationship advice.

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Hector Salamanca is loyal to Gus and takes great pride in his work, but is oblivious to Gus's role in the illegal drug trade.

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Hector Salamanca asks Jimmy to represent Acker against Mesa Verde, and Acker agrees.

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Hector Salamanca recovers Neil's cash and departs after setting an explosion to cover his tracks.

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