Better Call Saul (2015–…): Season 2, Episode 6 - Bali Ha'i - full transcript

Jimmy finds comfort in familiarity; Kim receives a life-changing proposal; when he is threatened, Mike finds himself pushed to the limit.




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KIM: You've reached Kim Wexler.
Please leave a message.


JIMMY: ♪ Someday you'll see me

♪ Floatin' in the sunshine

♪ My head stickin' out
from a low flyin' cloud

♪ You'll hear me call you

♪ Singin' through the sunshine

♪ Sweet and clear as can be

♪ Bali Ha'i will whisper

♪ On the winds of the sea

♪ "Here am I,
your special island!

♪ "Come to me, come to me!"

♪ Bali ha'i

♪ Bali ha'i

♪ Bali ha'i

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Of course, I am open to requests.

That's right.
All you gotta do is call me.


All right? Uh...

Bye. Call me.

(GASPS) Oh! Boundaries,
Mrs. Nguyen. Boundaries.

MRS. NGUYEN: Why are you here?
You lose that job already?

I should be so lucky.

You don't like your job?

Boo-hoo. Poor baby.

You know, some people work for a living.
No one gives us free cars.

So why you here?

This place is paid up.
I'm within my rights as your legal tenant.

That's all you need to know.

Do I smell coffee?
Have you got a pot on?


How about a fill-up?

You can afford to buy your own!

Faster I get coffee, the faster I'm out of here.


Chao cac co, ladies.


Son of a...





You haven't unpacked yet? Uh...

Kevin and Paige are here.



I don't know exactly what Chuck may have said to you,

but just so you know, I did not ask him
to step in on my behalf.


Hi, guys! Sorry for the wait.

Not a problem. Hi.

So good to see you again.

Hi, Kim.

Good to see you, too!
Hi, Paige. Hi, Kevin.

Kim, great to see you.

Please have a seat. Thank you.

Kevin, how's your grandson?

Out of control.
Just running circles around all of us.







Hello. Can I help you?

You know why I'm here?

He needs an answer.


Respectfully, I'm gonna have to say no.

You sure about that?

I am.








Your Honor, the defense has made
the very reasonable request

that the plaintiffs produce their medical records,
or barring that,

a signed HIPAA release so that we
can examine the records ourselves.

Your Honor, our clients' medical records

have no bearing on the merits of this case.

The medical records are plainly relevant

as they bear directly on our contention

that the plaintiffs are not
adequate class representatives.

This is a transparent attempt
at intimidation, nothing more.

How so?

Many of our clients have information
in their medical records

that they prefer to keep private.

They're fearful, as any of us would be,

at the thought of a bunch of strangers

poking around in their personal files.

And by forcing them to reveal this information,

the defense is banking on them
simply dropping out of the case.

Your Honor, this is about class certification.
That's all.

If the named plaintiffs are suffering from

dementia or other mental deficiencies...

You're saying they're incompetent?

I'm saying we have a right to any record

that would speak to their competency

as regards this class certification issue.

Your Honor, it seems like the defense
wants it both ways, then.

If our clients are suffering from dementia,

then the residency contracts they signed

with Sandpiper couldn't have been
entered into knowingly.

REESE: No. No,
that is not what we...

KIM: The defense wants to claim that
their residents are competent enough

to be held to their contracts,
but too incompetent to sue.

So which is it?

Many of the residents signed
their contracts years ago.

And at the time, they were perfectly competent.

But that can change,

especially when we're talking
about elderly individuals.

Or maybe Sandpiper preyed on
mentally incompetent seniors

and bilked them out of their money.

Ms. Wexler...

I am simply trying to defend our clients
from bullying by the defense.

Your Honor, as stated in the brief in front of you,

this is a standard request granted
in every case of its kind.

This is not about bullying.

Granting this invasion of privacy

allows our clients to be doubly victimized.

I ask that you deny the defense's motion, Your Honor.

I'm leaning toward granting the motion,

but I would like to review
the pleadings and briefs again.

I'll have my decision for you shortly.


I'm gonna meet you back at the office.

Ms. Wexler?


I just wanted to say, good work in there.

But I'm pretty sure I lost.

Of course you did.
It's an unwinnable position.

That's why your boss didn't bother showing up.

But you went down swinging, and I admire that.

Thank you.

What are you doing for lunch?

Uh, probably just grabbing something
from the vending machines.

Oof. We can do better than that.

Mr. Schweikart.
Good to see you, sir.

Ah, how you doing, Sean?
Very well.

Can I get some drinks for you two?
Your usual Moscow Mule?


You want one?
Best Moscow Mule in the city.

Fresh ginger, real copper mug, the works.

That's very vintage.
But I'm good.

Just an iced tea. Ah. You sure?

All right, then.
I'll be the sole degenerate

who's drinking in the middle of the workday.

That, too, is vintage.

I'll get those started. Mmm.

So, you've been with HHM,
what? Ten years?


Yeah. Last August.

And you started in the mail room?

I did. I was six years there.

How did you know that?

Oh, I asked around.
It's a small town.

It sounds like you certainly paid your dues.

I was very fortunate.

HHM put me through law school while I worked.

That's great that they foster talent like that.

And I imagine you're paying it off
as part of your deal?

Yeah, happily.

It's a pretty standard arrangement.

I have to say, watching you in court today,

it sure did bring back some old memories for me.

One in particular, anyway.

I was a year out of law school

at this firm in Boston, and I was
finally put on my first big case.

This huge employment discrimination suit.

That thing kept us in billing for a decade.

Anyway, we landed this monster,

and I find out I'm second chair to one of

the partners on the preliminary hearing.

And I think, "This is it!

"This is what will define
the rest of my career."

So, the hearing's getting closer and closer.

I even get this new suit that I can't afford.

I split it over three credit cards.

I'm probably still paying it off to this day.


So, I go in bright and early, I'm wearing
my new suit, prepping my table,

and in walks the opposing counsel.

There's four of them.

One senior partner and
three high-level associates.

These guys have been litigating
longer than I've been alive.

But I think... "Hmm.

"I'm good, I've got my boss coming, it'll be fine."

So I'm sitting alone at my table,
waiting for my boss to show.

And I'm waiting.
And I'm waiting.

And then suddenly they're calling us
to order, and I realize

that no one from my firm is coming.
It's just me.

So I think,
"All right, then. This is the moment."

And I get up there and I argue
like my life depended on it.

I'm sweating and I'm citing statutes left and right.

And I'm doing okay. Respectable.

But I'm just a BB gun to these four howitzers.

And I lose, of course.

It was inevitable.

But later, it hit me that my boss
never intended to show.

And they all laughed about it.

They patted me on the back,
said it was my trial by fire.

And I laughed with them.
But, you know,

it never really sat well with me.

You want them to have your back.

Because at the end of the day,
it wasn't about proving my mettle.

My boss had a tee time that he didn't want to miss.

I wasn't there long.

Could I ask why we are here?


You know, I've had my eye on you for a while.

Since that Kettleman thing.
It was an excellent deal you got for him.

And I'm wondering why someone
who can put together a deal like that

is arguing a losing position with no backup.

I have no complaints about HHM.

That's great. However,

if on the off-chance
you're pondering a change,

Schweikart & Cokely would be more than happy

to put your talents to good use.


Of course we'd have to have a more formal meeting,

work out specifics, but we think
you would be a great fit.

Well, I'm flattered,
but there's clearly an ethical issue here.

Well, of course, we'd take you off Sandpiper.

And rest assured, we wouldn't be expecting

any information about HHM's strategy.

Look, we're a large, diversified firm.

And just think what you can do with our resources

and the freedom to really spread your wings.


I owe a lot to HHM.

Your tuition debt?
We could take care of that.

That's very generous.

Well, give it some time, you think about it.

And you give me a call,

and we'll set up a meeting with
the rest of the senior partners.

And, to be clear,

I'm talking partner track.

Jesus, Sean, did you have to send to Moscow, hmm?

Sorry for the wait, Mr. Schweikart.

Are we ready to order?






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Oh, hey, Julie. Come on in.

I've got those Sandpiper documents.

Great, just put them anywhere.

Howard asked if you could go through them now.

It's 1:15. I was just
about to grab some lunch.

Yeah. He needs them done by 2:30
so he can draft a letter.

I brought these.
Figured I could petty cash a lunch order for you.

I got accounting to approve
that new fancy salad place.

MIKE: Kaylee.

Kaylee, come on.
Not too far from the side.

Throw the ball, Pop-Pop. Hmm.


When are we going home?


You don't like it here?

It's okay.

"It's okay"?

You've got a pool.
What more do you want?

I guess.

You guess? You guess? Well...

You want to come out of there?

No! I'm staying.

Well, you want me to come in there and get you?

I can't have you in
a pool that's only "okay."

It's good! It's good!


You sure? You sure?

I'm sure!

Kaylee, honey, it's time to come out now.

Just a few more minutes!

No. You do what Pop-Pop says.

Come on, baby, before you turn into a prune.




The gentleman would like me to let

you know that your next drink is on him.

Just let me know when you're ready.

I'm ready.

I wasn't sure that was gonna work.

Don't tell me that's the first time you've done that.

So, what kind of return on investment

are you getting on these drinks?


None as pretty as you.

Oh, man.


I'm Dale, by the way.


Okay, item number 44, what do we have?


Residency contract for Abigail Hildreth.

"Abigail Hildreth."

And what's the date on that?

Dated August 1st, 1999.

August 1st, 1999.

August 1st, 1999.

And do we have the corresponding
deposition for Mrs. Hildreth?




Have you ever heard the expression,
"A watched pot never boils"?


Here it is.

Thank you. See?

I've got her down as item 12.

Date of depo, September 15th.

September 15th.

Fifteenth of September.

September 15th.

Or yeah, September 15th.

Thank you. Okay, item number 45.



Oh! It's my grandma. She's old.

I'll be right back.


How fast can you get downtown?

Santa Fe downtown?



I'm at the bar at Forque.

And I've got a live one on the hook.

I'm on my way. What's the shot?

DALE: Definitely two or three.

KIM: You don't think they do?
They could.

DALE: I know,
but they don't have to.


That's possible, but I don't understand
why that's an issue.

You can always go back.

DALE: Yeah. Yeah.


Oh, Viktor! There you are!

So sorry I'm late.
I had to put out a few fires.

No problem. I made a new friend.

Dale, my brother Viktor.
Hey, how you doing?

Nice to meet you, Dale.
Thanks for keeping sis company.

My pleasure.

You need a drink.
Let's get you a drink.

So, what do you do, Dale?

I'm an engineer.

Like Casey Jones, with the hat?

No, idiot. An engineer-engineer.

Not an "engineer."
Dale builds things.

I design things.
Spillways and drainage fields, mostly.

I don't actually build them.

Well, that's cool. Yeah.

But you could still wear the hat, though.
Right? Nothing stopping you.

Yeah, I guess I could.

I'm just saying there's no rule
about that, as far as I know.

You are such a brat!
Why the good mood?

Did it go well today?

Please tell me it went well.

Yeah, it went well.

Very well? Like, very, very?

Beyond our wildest... Yeah.


How many of these has she had?

Hmm, I'm just getting started, baby!

Remember these faces, Dale!

They're gonna be on the cover of
Fortune Magazine, January issue.

Giselle. Please.
Dale's a good guy.

He's not gonna do anything.
You're boring the man.

No, no, not really.

Thank you.

All right, I'm off to the little girl's room.

Say only nice things about me while I'm gone, okay?


She's something.


So, Giselle was telling me you two
are starting a business?

What exactly did she tell you?

Oh, nothing much.
Just something about a dotcom.

Some way for people to hook up
with each other using the Internet?

Look, I'm sure you're a nice guy,

but she was talking out of school.

Oh. Oh.

We're full up on this thing.

Oh, okay.

We sign one more investor, we gotta go public.

And I'm just... No.

We cannot take anyone else on.

No offense.

Oh, it's okay. Yeah.

No worries.



Spread your arms.




He's got a gun.

I don't care about the gun.

Tomorrow, you go to the district attorney.

And you explain to him that
my nephew's gun was yours.

The DA will ask you,
"Why you didn't say anything before?"

You tell him you forgot.
You were rattled.

Make up anything you want, I don't give a shit.

But it's your gun.

Let's discuss my payment.

Hmm, that time has passed.
No $5,000 for you.

The price is $50,000.

How about your payment is you get to live?

Not enough.

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.

I get my money,

or neither of us walk out of here.

You're willing to die for this?

Maybe I need the $50,000 more than you do.



How you manage to live so long
with a mouth like that?



And the gun is yours.




He sent you?

I volunteered.

Only safe way for us to talk.


You really pushed it in there.

That thing we did?

He finds out, we're both dead.

You get that, right?

What thing we did?

What's this? $25,000.

What for?

We made a deal.
I didn't hold up my end.

Your problem is coming back sooner than we expected.

You gonna cash that?
I might know a guy who can help.

It's better as a souvenir.

I figured you'd be, maybe, I don't know,

a touch happier this morning.

Maybe a smidge? Possibly?

I am. I'm totally happy.

Why wouldn't I be?

I, uh...

I had a job offer.

Really? From where?

Schweikart & Cokely.


Rich Schweikart said that they would

even pay off my law school loans.

That's great!

Please let me be there when you tell Howard.


So why the sad puppy eyes?

What, you don't want that job?

No, no, of course I do.
I mean, who wouldn't, right?

(SCOFFS) It's a huge firm.
You get out from under Howard's thumb.

Right. Exactly.

Besides, HHM is looking more and more
like a dead end for me anyway.

Exactly. So what's the problem?

I just...


I don't know.

I keep thinking of you floating in that pool.

You knew what you wanted, but I got in the way.

What are you talking about?

You took the Davis & Main job because of me.

I took that job because it was the right decision.

A steady pay check? Done.

A place to live that's more than,
oh, five square feet? Boom.

A car that's all one color?
Nailed it.

(CHUCKLES) I'm good.
I got what I wanted.

And you?
With this Schweikart thing?

You could have everything you ever wanted.

What's not to love about that?

Yeah. What's not to love?