Do you remember that split second when Gus walked out of Hector’s room and you thought, ever so briefly, that maybe he survived? How inconceivable was that? And then how hilarious it was when you were right to think it was absurd.
"Face Off" was an extraordinary episode from top to bottom, albeit very fast paced. It had a lot stuffed into it, partially because, with the show's future uncertain, the writers weren’t sure if this would be the last episode we would get. Because of that, it didn’t quite land all the punches it wanted to.
No matter, though. Gus was an elegant character and deserving of an ending as poetic as the one he got. Even though we saw it coming from a mile away, it was just as good as promised and one of the finest deaths of any character on TV.