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I mean, that laundry I told you about - let's start there. Come on, man, it's a perfect spot for a meth superlab.
Hank Schrader to Steven Gomez.[src]

Lavandería Brillante is an industrial laundromat department that was owned by Gustavo Fring. The organized collection, laundering and timely delivery of textile service ware are essential to the operation of the institution. This department is solely a cover-up for Gus's superlab located beneath the laundry.

Many Hispanic workers were employed there to actually do much of the laundering at the premises, but it also made the department seem more relevant for the cover-up. Hank Schrader eventually grows suspicion that the laundry was a cover-up for Gus's meth operation ("Crawl Space"), and he sends Steven Gomez to investigate the premises, but to no avail. After the death of Gus, and the destruction of the superlab by Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, Hank's suspicions were indeed correct. Dennis Markowski, the Industrial Laundromat Manager, was arrested after being tied to Gus' Drug Empire.

History

Better Call Saul

Season 3

Gus browses the laundromat when its for sale and when he’s finished he tells Lydia Rodatre Quayle it would do. ("Off Brand")

Season 4

A structural engineer finds himself at the laundromat where he conducts measurements of the interiors for the excavation the new basement. ("Quite a Ride")

Mike transports Werner and some other worker here by a van and when they arrive they go behind a plastic sheeting partition leading to the secret basement. ("Something Stupid")

Werner and Kai place explosive charges into the rock obscuring their construction inside the excavation beneath the laundromat. However inside the laundry Mike and the workmen notice that one of the circuits connecting to the detonator is faulty. Werner volunteers to go back into the excavations and check on the problems but he suffers from an anxiety attack once he gets inside. After telling himself to get it together Werner tracks down the fault of the wiring and fixes it. After returning to the surface, the group arms the detonator while Tyrus drives a large truck outside the laundromat. They coordinate so that the truck hits the iron sheeting in the street just as the charges are detonated. The workmen cheer the detonation but Mike and Werner remain silent. ("Wiedersehen")

Breaking Bad

Season 3

Interior

The industrial laundromat was first seen when Victor received a call from Mike Ehrmantraut warning Gus about Walt's near death situation with The Cousins. ("Caballo Sin Nombre") It was later fully introduced after Gus drove Walt to the location to show him the superlab. ("Más") The superlab is located beneath the laundromat and is concealed through a large washing machine. The facility includes a large state-of-the-art filtration system that converts the odor from the meth cooks to clean oxygen.

Season 4

While Walt takes Hank on a drive he asked to take him to the laundromat. Walt is taken by surprise and in total panic he drives passed the entrance deliberately causing an accident by driving into traffic to prevent Hank from seeing the laundry. ("Crawl Space")

Steve Gomez and another DEA agent come to investigate the laundromat. At first Dennis Markowski refuses to let them in. When Gomez talks Dennis into letting him see the facility Dennis nervously agrees and Gomez brings out a drug dog to sniff the place. ("End Times")

After Gus’s death Walt and Jesse destroy the meth lab by spilling flammable chemicals, solvents, and the lab equipment on the floor and disabling the sprinkler system, then they create a spark by rigging a christmas light timer to a frayed wire before quickly escaping the lab. As they exit the laundry basement they wipe away their finger prints from the machinery and Jesse pulls the fire alarm and Walt yells vamanos to the laundry workers as they flee and the lab explodes. ("Face Off")

Season 5

Hank and and Steve Gomez explore the burned superlab after Gus’s death, in shock that the fire destroyed every evidence. Hank notices the security camera. ("Live Free or Die") Dennis Markowski who was the manager of the laundromat had been arrested for his involment with the Gus Fring origination. ("Hazard Pay") It is unknown what becomes of the laundromat next.

Appearances

Breaking Bad

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Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5A
Season 5B

Better Call Saul

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6

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