Breaking Bad: Gus Fring’s Face Blown Off

Somaya Turk

Abstract


Be aware that this paper contains spoilers and potentially distressing imagery. Gus (Gustavo Fring) is a fictional character from the American crime drama Breaking Bad. In the events of the Season 4 finale, Gus experiences the explosion of a homemade bomb, which kills two characters immediately, but Gus walks out of the room, with half of his face seriously disfigured, and he calmly adjusts his tie before collapsing dead in the doorway. This paper investigates whether his reaction is justifiable, and whether it would occur in real life.

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