It is revealed that Mike Ehrmantraut gave Leonel a fatal injection under orders from Gus to prevent him from revealing to Bolsa that it was Gus who sanctioned the hit on Hank ("I See You"). They were portrayed by Luis and Daniel Moncada, who are brothers (though not twins) in real life as well. In Breaking Bad, following the death of their cousin Tuco, Hector summoned them to New … On Season 3 Episode 9 of Breaking Bad, Walt, after analysing the whole situation with Hank getting shot by the Cousins and Gus' intervention in the whole matter, goes to speak with Gus and says somewhere in his speech that: . The Cousins emerge from the bales and Leonel shoots the driver dead. They walk away as the vehicle is engulfed in flames. Leonel and Marco Salamanca, most commonly known as "the Cousins" were twins working for the Juárez Cartel as hitmen. The hollow-point blows out the back of Marco's head, killing him instantly ("One Minute"). Their brutal attack on Hank left the latter seriously inured but it also left Leonel crippled as Fring secretly warned Hank shortly before the attack thus giving him an advantage. Both were blindly loyal to the Juárez Cartel and followed any order without question and killed whoever they were ordered to, notably Tortuga and even when minutes away from killing Walter they followed orders by abandoning the hit, despite their strong desire to murder him. Marco and Leonel prepare to attack the Espinosa Gang. Rival Dealers, Season 4 After Mike sabotages one of their truck drivers' trips to the US to get the drugs transported, Hector has them kill the driver in the dessert. At one point, reinforcements arrive and Nacho decides to take action, but he is still weakened by the faked attack he suffered earlier, so he is unable to help the Cousins as they kill the entire Espinosa Gang and wipe them out of existence. When they get there, Tortuga is assaulted by the Cousins. Mike agrees to get Tuco's jail time reduced, but nevertheless plans revenge on Hector for threatening to kill his family. Later on the same day, the Cousins meet with an arms dealer to buy vests. In the first episode of Season 3 I believe, there are a bunch of Mexican men crawling down a dirt path, and then Tuco's cousins pull up their car and get out and start crawling as well. its creepy as hell! Lalo subsequently asks if the Cousins paid Saul which he confirms. Soon after, they arrange a meeting with Walter's boss, Gustavo Fring, in order to receive his permission to kill his cook. They learned of the death of their cousin, Tuco Salamanca , so they targeted Heisenberg without knowing his identity. Bolsa, who speaks on their behalf and that of Tio, explains to Gus that their cousin, Tuco, was betrayed by Walter and they have a family right to execute him, a claim backed by the entire cartel. Juan Bolsa, Organizations The cousins both showed dedication to family, which was instilled in them by their uncle, Hector, who taught them that family was the most important thing in life, and was exemplified by their dedication to avenge the death of their cousin, Tuco who was killed by D.E.A. Breaking Bad Wiki Guide. He is one of three actors to appear in Breaking Bad that also appears in the US TV Series, Supernatural. Breaking Bad Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Familiar with the routine, they procure a Ouija board from a pile of board games and Hector uses his bell to spell out the letters of the real name of the meth cook the cartel knows only as Heisenberg, the man that killed their cousin Tuco: Walter White. Walter White | Photo of Breaking Bad Season 3 - The Cousins for fans of Breaking Bad. Characters from Breaking Bad in Better Call Saul, Deceased characters from season 3 (Breaking Bad), https://breakingbad.fandom.com/wiki/The_Cousins?oldid=110821, In a 2013 online article posted by Bustle, Leonel and Marco were ranked as being the fifth most evil characters on. April 6, 2009 (Marco)April 7, 2009 (Leonel) Top Contributors: Andrew Nelson, Tanner Sundwall, FJposter + more. A noted example was seen when purchasing vests from a black market arms dealer, who was wearing one of the bullet proof vests they were seeking to purchase and after shooting the dealer to test the effectiveness of the vests and seeing that it worked well, they paid the money owed for the vests and left the dealer alive rather than killing him and taking the vests free of charge. They arrive at the scene of the ambush to find Arturo dead and Nacho seriously injured, so they recur to Dr. Caldera to save Nacho's life, as he is the only surviving witness of the ambush and the only one who could help them find who did this. The brothers travel back to Mexico afterwards. They were twin brothers and hitmen for the Juárez Cartel, a Mexican drug cartel. ("Sunset"). The Cousins arrive in an expensive Mercedes at a small village in the Mexican desert where they find men and women crawling on their bellies up a dusty, adobe-lined desert road. He wants to get a crew together and ambush the gang at night, but the Cousins decide to attack right away in the middle of the day. Marco prepares to shoot him in the face, but he then decides that it is "too easy" and goes back to the car to retrieve his signature axe. They were typically dressed in well-cut sharkskin suits and distinctive cowboy boots tipped with silver skulls, and appeared to worship the Mexican deity of death Santa Muerte, making offerings to a shrine when undertaking an assassination. Breaking Bad (TV Series 2008–2013) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Status A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future. Hector releases Marco and then gets up, "family is all," he tells the twins ("One Minute"). After the shooting, both Hank and Leonel are rushed by ambulance to the hospital. Mike Ehrmantraut | A few days later, a tribal police officer who is investigating her disappearance shows up at the house and finds the woman's corpse in the backyard, the officer stumbles upon Leonel and surrenders him with his shotgun, but Marco approaches the officer from behind with his axe and strikes him in the head, killing him instantly. They then track down Hank to a parking lot and proceed to carry out the hit, but due to a forewarning from Fring, Hank gains the surprise upper hand and manages to kill Marco (mostly due to his stupidity for not shooting Hank when he has the chance since he prefers chopping Hank with an axe rather than shooting him) and severely injure Leonel. Last Saul Goodman, Season 1 After recognizing Walter White amongst a group of Albuquerque police officers who were watching him through the room window, Leonel rips off his IV lines and monitors and attempts to crawl to the door, trailing blood from his stumps until he is restrained. Gustavo Fring | Stream Breaking Bad The Cousins by Gman502 from desktop or your mobile device Lalo later prepares to have the Cousins pick him up at the same spot they dropped off the bail money, but changes his mind after finding Saul's wrecked car. Before acting I was in a Gang, Got shot, stabbed, Went to prison, Married a Parole Officer, turned into an Actor, Did motivational speaking for trouble youth, I've competed in … Portrayed by Gustavo Fring | Family Nacho Varga | After Mike Ehrmantraut gets their cousin, Tuco Salamanca arrested, their uncle, Hector Salamanca, tries to get Mike to decrease his jail sentence. The two set the truck and its murdered passengers ablaze. In a 2013 online article posted by Bustle, Leonel and Marco were ranked as being the fifth most evil characters on Breaking Bad, being surpassed by their uncle Hector, Todd Alquist, their cousin Tuco, and Jack Welker. Leonel eventually punches his Tio in the face to make him stop. As the Cousins realize that they have been recognized, they pull their guns out and kill everyone inside the truck; the driver stops the truck to investigate, then flees when he notices the situation. Page Tools. Breaking Bad S3, E7 The Cousins' Wardrobe: Inside Breaking Bad Costume Designer Kathleen Detoro discussed how the outfits of the cousins, from their skull-tipped boots to their shiny suits, became a character in themselves. Director of Photography Michael Slovis chose to film all the Season 3 exterior scenes of The Cousins with a strong yellow-brown coloration. They were given the task of killing Walter White for his role in the death of their cousin, Tuco Salamanca, but were later convinced to go after Hank Schrader instead, who actually killed Tuco. They had implanted a bomb inside which would eventually explode infront of the DEA in the dessert, killing one and injuring three others. The Cousins were raised by their uncle, Don Hector Salamanca. The two men rise to their feet. Joaquin Salamanca | After their deaths, it is revealed late in the fourth season that Gus betrayed the two in order to exact revenge on their uncle, Hector Salamanca, for the death of his friend, Max, whom Hector had killed years ago. The Cousins join them, leading up to a path toward a candlelit shrine to Santa Muerte. Walt also ended up dying from injuries sustained during the shooting incident. Last Afterwards, Nacho informs Gus that Marco and Leonel traveled back to Mexico to wait for the heat to die down. They were twin brothers and hitmen for the Juárez Cartel, a Mexican drug cartel. Randomly murdering innocent people. Marco and Leonel Salamanca | Appearance in El Camino Despite an austere, mechanical physicality and virtually non-verbal interaction, they were a fearsome presence who … Abuelita (grandmother)Hector Salamanca (uncle) †Tuco Salamanca (cousin) †Lalo Salamanca (cousin) Joaquin Salamanca (first cousin once removed) † Marco and Leonel Salamanca | They used a camera trick to make the truck seem closer to the brothers to ensure safety. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Marco pursues Hank, killing a passerby in the parking lot, he stops to reload his gun and accidentally drops the hollow-point bullet sample to the ground. When Mike refuses, Hector sends the Cousins to threaten Mike. Then they enter the little house and place a sketch of Walter on a table with some candles and what looks to … First Colt Gold Cup National Match Enhanced. After the meeting, Juan Bolsa calls Gus aside and explain to him how he may control the Cousins for now, but eventually they will go after Walter even against Gus' orders. After Gus has Nacho taken to a dessert and shot in the shoulder to make it look like Arturo was shot to death by an unknown assailant, the cousins pick Nacho up and take him to a doctor. Spooge | He gives them the name of the DEA agent in question, Hank Schrader, and tells them that he hopes his death may satisfy them ("Sunset"). Juárez Cartel hitmen I'm Luis Moncada Aka Marco Salamanca. Leonel and Marco were both extremely dangerous, cunning, cold and psychopathic men. Marco nearly succeeded at killing Hank but was killed last minute by being shot in the head. The Cousins' mugshots - Marco on the left and Leonel on the right. As part of his plans to make more territories available in Albuquerque, Gus frames the Espinosa Gang for the attack on Nacho and Arturo. Mike Ehrmantraut, Better Call Saul ("Talk"), The Cousins collect Lalo's seven million dollar bail money from a chop shop. As they are waiting, the Cousins take residence on a reservation outside of Albuquerque after killing the elderly woman who lived there. Hector Salamanca | Unfortunately for them, Walter is too valuable to Fring, but he gives them permission to kill Hank Schrader (Tuco's direct killer) as compensation. ("Bagman"), After handing over Lalo's bail money, Saul discovers that the Cousins put an extra $100,000 into the bags to pay him as Saul had requested of Lalo. Gus tells them that it is he who controls the territory north of the border, not Bolsa, so it should be his decision to make. The Salamancas never forgive the death of one of their own ("I.F.T."). After they return again the next day, Gus grows tired of their intimidation tactics and sets up a meeting with them in the desert. Date of death They enter his room and sit on his bed, but before they can take any action, one of them receives a text message that reads: "POLLOS." The Cousins track Hank down to a store parking lot. ("Grilled"), It is revealed via flashback that the Cousins had an off-screen participation in this point of the story. If you are 18 years or older or are comfortable with graphic material, you are free to view this page. Mike Ehrmantraut | Hector Salamanca, Season 5 You can't sell millions of dollars of meth without breaking a few eggs. When questioned by Nacho, Lalo simply states that he will get a message to the Cousins later. They change their clothes, keeping only their boots and their guns as the family who lives in the farmhouse watches the scene in fear. "One Minute" (Marco)"I See You" (Leonel) No-Doze, Season 2 Todd Alquist | Nacho lies and tells them it was the Espinosa Gang-later taking them to the gang's headquarter to identify the "shooters", which results in the cousins killing the whole gang itself. Juárez Cartel Hitmen While in hospital, Leonel was secretly poisoned by Mike Ehrmantraut to prevent him from revealing Gus' sanction of the attempted assassination of Schrader and to aid in Gus' ploy to sabotage the Juárez Cartel. From Facebook to Tumblr to Pinterest, this show is social! 1. The voice on the other end, distorted by a modifier, warns Hank that he has one minute before the Cousins arrive to kill him. They are both portrayed as vicious and professional killers, capable of murdering civilians and innocent bystanders needlessly, without any hint of remorse and were even able to destroy an entire gang of rival drug dealers themselves and have no qualms about harming the elderly or even children. Walter White's Drug Empire, Track down and kill Walter White for betraying Tuco Salamanca. Tyrus Kitt | As Marco is slowly drowning, Hector coldly asks Leonel if this is what he wants. They were also the grandsons of Abuelita and they had three cousins connected to criminal actions: Tuco, Lalo and Joaquin Salamanca. Later on, they drive to a dilapidated desert farmhouse, where they leave their car and approach a clothesline. Vengeful Assassins, TacticsHigh intellectMarksmanshipCombat prowess. This shows that the cousins are not incapable of mercy and do not kill unnecessarily. Oct 28, 2017 - Leonel and Marco Salamanca (commonly known as "The Cousins") were twin brothers and hitmen for the Juárez Cartel, a Mexican drug cartel. After crossing into the States, the bothers paid a visit to their uncle, Hector Salamanca , who used a Ouija board to unveil Walter White as the man they were looking for. 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