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Who's the big tough guy now, huh? Is that you? Is that you? You're the big man? Try and hit me now, bitch. Try and hit me now! Try and hit me now, bitch.
― Spooge to Jesse after he is knocked unconscious. [src]

Spooge is a former client of Saul Goodman who later became a dangerous drug addict.


Warning, the following may contain spoilers.
In 2008, Spooge stole meth from Skinny Pete at knife-point with help from his wife. Spooge attempts to repay Jesse Pinkman by breaking open an ATM he had stolen from a convenience store (after murdering the store clerk), but while attempting to drill into the machine from the bottom, he begins verbally abusing his wife who gets fed up and tips the ATM over, crushing Spooge's head and killing him instantly.

History

Background information

Spooge and his wife had a child at some point, but were more focused on doing drugs than looking after their son.

Better Call Saul

Season 6

With word out on the street that he helped Lalo Salamanca escape justice for the murder of Fred Whalen, business is now booming for Saul Goodman.

Saul returns from the Courthouse to find dozens of customers waiting for him at his office in the nail salon. He realises that they are of the disreputable type and Mrs. Nguyen emerges from the building, incensed that such people are disrupting her business. Inside he inquires, "whose here to see Saul Goodman", and most of the people present raise their hand, one of whom is Spooge. He then approaches Saul and asks "you're the guy right?". Slightly bewildered by the situation, he queries as to what he means. Spooge states that Saul now has the reputation as "Salamanca's guy".

After calming Mrs Nguyen's nerves, Saul walks into his office with Spooge, who is accompanied by a friend. ("Hit and Run")

Breaking Bad

Season 2

Skinny Pete is held up by Spooge and his wife who make off with an ounce of meth. ("Breakage"). After Skinny Pete finds their address, Jesse Pinkman shows up at their home with a gun in an attempt to retrieve the stolen drugs and/or cash payment from the two.

After entering the house, Jesse gets the junkies to hand over a little of his stolen meth, but no cash. Just as he threatens to shoot them in the kneecaps, the little boy walks into the living room. Spooge's woman embraces her son, using him a shield, making it impossible for Jesse to do anything while he's in the room. Spooge tells him that they have his money, but that it's inside of an ATM machine that they have stolen from a convenience store. Spooge claims the theft was a "victimless crime" that "went smooth as silk." However, a flashback shows it resulted in the death of the clerk and a bag of Walt and Jesse's meth being left at the scene.

Spooge tries unsuccessfully to force the ATM open by pounding away at the machine with a sledgehammer, calling his wife a "skank" when she questions his competence. Jesse notices that the little boy is missing, and takes the opportunity to chastise her over how she is raising him. Spooge's wife mouths off, outraged that Jesse dared accuse her of being a bad mother. The boy reappears and encourages Jesse to play peekaboo again. Jesse relents and, while his eyes are covered, Spooge's wife knocks him out from behind with a bottle.

Jesse comes to and finds Spooge's wife aiming his own gun at him while Spooge rifles through Jesse's pockets. Later, Spooge leans the ATM against a chair and positioned himself underneath to drill into its base. Spooge once again argues with his woman and calls her a skank, in response, she pushes the ATM upright, crushing Spooge's head. Nonplussed, Spooge's wife grabs some dope off his body, crosses the room, and passes out on the couch. A shocked and panicked Jesse retrieves his gun from the body and begins wiping his fingerprints from around the house and off the ATM. As he does so, its door suddenly swings open and cash spills out.

Jesse grabs a wad of cash and calls 911. Telling the boy to close his eyes like they're playing peekaboo, Jesse carries him outside past Spooge's body. He sits him on the front steps, wraps a blanket around him, and tells him, "Just don’t go back inside, ok?" He assures him someone's coming for him soon. "You have a good rest of your life, kid," Jesse adds, slipping away while the sound of approaching sirens grows louder. ("Peekaboo")

Spooge's death was attributed to Jesse among his associates and rivals for a short period until the woman confessed to the murder. ("Mandala")

Murders committed by Spooge

  • Convenience Store Clerk: Stabbed during the theft of an ATM. ("Peekaboo")

Appearances

Breaking Bad

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

Trivia

  • In an online Q&A session, David Ury speculated that Spooge "was an EMT or an RN who started using prescription meds that he had access to...and eventually fell into meth use." This is supported by cues in the script, such as a few instances where Spooge uses sophisticated medical terminology.
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