I feel like they get some good scenes here and there out of it, and I love Banks doing work as much as the next, but I'm with you. Biggest constraint on both Mike and Gus's story progression is not being able to break a Canon we already know. Superlab can't be ready until X date but so much else has to happen first. Same with loving the gale cameo but knowing it's just gonna be an Easter egg till jimmy transforms. Which, to be fair, got a big kick forward in time for a show that loves to draw it out. Side not, bravo Gustavo Fring for that barely concealed glee at seeing Hector ogle the nurse and relishing the sight. All the more exquisite knowing how it turns out I think.