|Portrayed By||Laura Fraser|
|Occupation(s)||Madrigal Electromotive GmbH executive|
|Last Seen||"Gliding Over All"|
|Images of Lydia Rodarte-Quayle|
After attending a meeting between Madrigal's board of directors and the DEA, Lydia met with Mike inside a diner. She requested that he personally eliminate most of the remaining people with links to Gus. He refused, leaving her helpless and panic-stricken. Unbeknownst to Mike, Lydia had hedged her bets beforehand by making the same pitch to another man, Chris, who Mike eventually executed.
At her home in Houston, after returning from work to where her daughter and hired nanny were waiting, Lydia was quietly ambushed by Mike. He prepared to kill her for mandating the deaths of Chris and Chow. Lydia pleaded for him not to make her body disappear, worrying that it would cause her daughter to believe herself abandoned. Her life was spared at the last second when Mike cut her a deal: she must use her resources to supply him with methylamine. ("Madrigal")
After she provides Walt, Mike, and Jesse with the first (free) shipment of methylamine she is visited by the DEA and Hank in Madrigal Electromotive's Houston office. She leads them to her contact in the warehouse Ron Forenall who is arrested. Frightened, Lydia calls Mike who informs her that he will send another contact. The next evening, Jesse arrived. A hesitant Lydia shows him the barrel and notices a GPS tracker on the bottom of the barrel.
Back in Albuquerque Mike believes Lydia placed the GPS device as an escape route from their business. Jesse disputes this in spite of Mike being utterly convinced as he is readying to go kill her. Jesse calls a vote but Walt says that production must not stop, earning Lydia (yet another) stay of execution. ("Fifty-One")In the basement of an abandoned building in Houston, Mike, Walt, and Jesse test her story by having her call Hank about the GPS and listening to Hank's bugged office. Her story turned out to be true but Mike still wanted to kill her as she was a loose cannon. To save herself, she gives them the route of a freight train carrying methylamine. Later, from home, she calls Mike to give them the date and time. ("Dead Freight")
At a coffee shop, Lydia refuses to give Walt the names of Gus' ten former henchmen until she knows Walt is on her side. He agrees to go in with her on a business deal of sending Blue Sky to the Czech Republic and she gives him the names. She uses her resources at Madrigal to run an efficient system for three months, for a 30% stake until Walt bowed out. ("Gliding Over All")
| Main: Walter White • Jesse Pinkman • Skyler White • Walter White Jr. • Hank Schrader • Marie Schrader • Saul Goodman • Gustavo Fring • Mike Ehrmantraut
Recurring: Bogdan Wolynetz • Krazy 8 • Wendy • Mr. Pinkman • Mrs. Pinkman • Gretchen Schwartz • Dr. Delcavoli • Donald Margolis • Tim Roberts • ASAC Merkert • SAC Ramey • Clovis • Holly White • Group Leader • Kaylee Ehrmantraut • Old Joe • Andrea Cantillo • Brock Cantillo • Huell • Kuby • Tyrus Kitt • Dennis Markowski • Declan
Minor: Chad • Carmen Molina • Dr. Belknap • Emilio Koyama • Ben • Louis • Jake Pinkman • Ken • Elliott Schwartz • Farley • Hugo Archilleya • Gonzo • No-Doze • Spooge • Spooge's Lady • Tortuga • Getz • Francesca • James Kilkelly • Rival Dealers • Tomás Cantillo • Pamela • Benicio Fuentes • Juan Bolsa • Duane Chow • Lawson • Gaff • Don Eladio • Max Arciniega • Joaquin Salamanca • Barry Goodman • Chris Mara • Peter Schuler • Herr Herzog • Dan Wachsberger • Ira • Benny • Ron Forenall • Drew Sharp