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"Bali Ha'i" is the sixth episode of the second season of Better Call Saul and the sixteenth episode of the series altogether.



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Jimmy lies awake in his corporate apartment. He tosses and turns, but simply can't get comfortable. Giving up on falling asleep, he turns on the TV and starts channel surfing, finding that Davis & Main have used a very plain version of a class action lawsuit ad, with the monotonous narration and white text over swirly background that he hated from the previous one. Jimmy decides to blow off steam by playing with the straw decorative balls in his apartment. Still bored, he drives to the nail salon and finally falls asleep in his old office.

Act I[]

The next morning, as Kim is getting ready for work, she gets a call from Jimmy but decides to let it go to voicemail. Jimmy serenades her with the song "Bali Ha'i" from South Pacific, leaving her amused. Mrs. Nguyen enters the office, annoyed at Jimmy's presence. However, he says he is in his right to be there as a rent-paying tenant.

Kim moves back into her old office at HHM. As she's unpacking her belongings, Howard asks her to accompany him to meeting with the Mesa Verde. As they walk to the meeting, it's clear from the way he gives her the cold shoulder that Howard is not happy with the pull Chuck used to reinstate Kim.

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Meanwhile, Mike returns home from his shift with groceries. He finds one of Hector's henchmen, Arturo, sitting on his front doorstep. He tells Mike that Hector wants an answer regarding the situation with Tuco. Mike respectfully declines and continues into his house. Once inside, he goes to work setting up a small trap for any future intruders: he tapes a couple of sheets of carbon paper to the base of a welcome mat, and places the mat on his doorstep.

Act II[]

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Howard sends Kim to court by herself at a motion hearing for the Sandpiper case, in which lawyers for Sandpiper Crossing argue that Sandpiper residents should be required to disclose their medical records as a testament to their capacity to sign agreements. Richard Schweikart, Sandpiper's lead counsel, is impressed at Kim's ability to argue against it even though she was going to lose anyway and invites her to lunch. As they wait for drinks at an upscale restaurant, the Forque Kitchen and Bar, Schweikart begins asking her about her career with HHM, and reassures her that he had once been in a position in court similar to hers. He expresses interest in hiring Kim to work for his own firm, Schweikart & Cokely.

Returning home that night, Mike cautiously looks around in case any of Hector's men are waiting to ambush him. He lifts up the welcome mat to find footprint impressions on the carbon paper, and sees that the lock appears to have been picked. Mike deduces that Hector's men are inside the house. Mike takes out his gun and cautiously enters, searching room to room. Unable to find them, he decides to lure them to him. Not taking his hand off his gun, he grabs a remote and turns on the TV, which begins playing a loud Billy Mays infomercial.

A moment later, a door in front of Mike opens and two men emerge from it with guns drawn. Mike takes them by surprise and knocks one of them down by striking him with the door, while pistol whipping Arturo. At gunpoint, Arturo explains that they only have one message from Hector: for Mike to take the $5,000. Mike is unimpressed that Hector would send two hitmen to deliver such a message, and Arturo admits that he only sent them to scare Mike. Mike sends the henchmen on their way with a message for Hector: "Try harder next time." As he washes blood off his gun and his hands, Mike is visibly unsettled.

Act III[]

The next day, Kim is at work in her office when Howard's secretary, Julie, comes by with Sandpiper documents for her to review. Howard needs them done in an hour, in spite of the fact that Kim hasn't yet had her lunch break.

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Meanwhile, Mike is at the motel pool and watching over Kaylee. At one point, he looks up, and sees Leonel and Marco Salamanca watching from the roof of a nearby building. As Mike watches, Marco does a gun gesture that goes from being directed at Mike to Kaylee, then mimes pulling the trigger. The Cousins then leave. Mike quickly removes Kaylee from the pool, knowing now that she's being targeted.

Kim returns to the restaurant and considers making a phone call to Schweikart & Cokely. She is interrupted by another patron at the bar trying to hit on her by buying her a drink. At Davis & Main, Jimmy goes through paperwork with Omar while being monitored by Erin. He's interrupted by a phone call from Kim, asking him to come to Albuquerque as soon as possible. Over drinks, Jimmy and Kim are able to scam the patron into writing a check for them made out to "Ice Station Zebra Associates."

Act IV[]

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That night, Mike is summoned to an ice cream store in a different part of town. The place is closed, but occupied by Hector, the Cousins, Arturo, and Nacho. When Mike enters, he is frisked by Nacho to make sure he is not wearing a wire. Mike carries a pistol, however, but Hector does not care and lets Mike keep it. Hector explains what he wants Mike to do: go to the district attorney and claim that the gun was his own, not Tuco's, and make up a story why it wasn't mentioned. Mike agrees, but still wants a payment. Hector's $5,000 offer is off the table, and he offers to let Mike live if he agrees to the terms. Mike refuses, so Hector threatens to send the Cousins to kill his family. Mike still demands $50,000, figuring that he needs the money more than Hector ever will. When he refuses, Mike reaches his pistol, telling Hector "either I get my money, or neither of us walk out of here." Impressed with Mike's "big balls," Hector agrees to pay that fee. Later, Nacho drives to Mike's house to deliver the payment. Mike splits the payment and gives $25,000 back to Nacho, explaining that their problem is coming back sooner than they expected.

The next morning, after another one-night stand with Jimmy, Kim looks over the check they conned from the patron. Kim decides not to cash it, figuring it's better as a souvenir, and plants it in the mirror. Kim takes the opportunity to tell Jimmy about Schweikart's job offer, even mentioning that Schweikart is going to pay off all of her law school loans. Jimmy feels happy for Kim. As they talk, Kim reminisces that, thinking about seeing Jimmy relaxing at the hotel pool, in hindsight, HHM is a dead end for her, while Davis & Main doesn't seem to be the right fit for Jimmy.

As Jimmy prepares to leave for work, he finally is frustrated by the cupholder of his Mercedes, to the point that he uses a tire iron from the trunk to remove it, allowing his travel mug to fit.

Official Photos[]


  • This episode marks the second chronological appearance of The Cousins.
  • Mike demands $50,000 from Hector or be killed, even if it means dying too. Hector laughs off Mike's boldness, but admits he's impressed by Mike's "balls", and eventually agrees to pay the fee. In the Breaking Bad episode "Crazy Handful of Nothin'", Walt uses the same tactic to impress Tuco Salamanca to get the exact same amount of money.
  • Billy Mays' Gourmet Quick Chop infomercial is played when Mike Ehrmantraut turns on his TV to lure out Hector Salamanca's henchmen.
  • Error: when Mike returns home after shopping, he scrapes the wheel of his car on the curb. However, moments later in a subsequent shot, his car is parked much further away from the curb.



Featured Music[]

  • "Chia Pet Theme Song"
  • "Star Spangled Banner" by Crucial Music
  • "Sleep Walk" by Junior Brown
  • "Bali Ha'i" by South Pacific (sung by Jimmy McGill on the message left on Kim Wexler's answering machine.)
  • "The Cousins" by Dave Porter (as The Cousins threatens Mike)
  • "The Look" by Andy Quin
  • "Happy Hour" by Chris Welch
  • "I Continue To Smile" by Charlie Russell
  • "Red Star" by Musetta
  • "A Gosar" by Jonaty Garcia, Josh Kessler & Marc Ferrari
  • "Henna Henna" by The Bombay Royale
  • "Weary Mike" by Dave Porter

Memorable Quotes[]

Mike: "Let's discuss my payment."
Hector: "Mm-mmm, that time is past. No five thousand for you."
Mike: "The price is fifty."
Hector: "How about your payment is you get to live?"
Mike: "Not enough."
―Negotiations between Mike and Hector.
Hector: "You think you can negotiate with me? I say the word, my nephews go to a certain motel, pay a visit to your daughter-in-law and your little granddaughter. What do you think happens then? Consider your position carefully."
Mike: "I get my money, or neither of us walk out of here."
Hector: "You're willing to die for this?"
Mike: "Maybe I need the fifty thousand more than you do."
Hector: "(chuckles, in Spanish) I told you, right? Giant balls. (in English, to Mike) How you manage to live so long with a mouth like that, hm? (...) Fifty thousand and the gun is yours."
―Hector agrees to give Mike 50 thousand dollars.