Two important details I think you guys probably missed: 1) Mike tells Gus that fear is not a good motivator, but Gus insists that it is. Later, in Breaking Bad, it is Gus who tells Mike (in relation to Jesse’s erratic behavior) that fear is not a good motivator, and this is why he tries to get Jesse on his good side by propping him up instead of threatening him. What happened in between to change Gus’ mind? 2) The reason Kim stands up and takes a risk in criticizing Lalo is because Jimmy just offered Lalo to go take the bag, and she knows that the coffee mug with a bullet hole is in there. She thought really quickly there. That makes her intervention even more important. With that said, good reaction. I also thought for a second that Kim might just get blown away when Jimmy looks at her near the door. Scary stuff.