Critic Consensus: "Bali Ha'i," with a calm-before-the-storm approach, subtly shows nuanced character performance work while brilliantly eliminating trusted tropes and providing a desired focus on Kim and Mike.
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Critic reviews for Bali Ha'i
Season two of Better Call had stuttered through early episodes... But as the series passed halfway, the drama shifted up a gear and our reward was an absorbing hour of gonzo noir.
"Bali Ha'i," last night's episode, had much more going for it than the visit from the cousins... The hour's finest moments were way less life and death, focused on Kim, a character who's rarely been the center of attention.
Jimmy's (Bob Odenkirk) influence is clearly rubbing off on his girlfriend, as evidenced strongly in "Bali Ha'i."
We're still waiting for something really seismic to happen on Better Call Saul this season, but the caliber of execution does keep us engaged.
It's interesting to see, as Better Call Saul now enters the second half of its second season, how the creators seem to be running with the nuanced, beautifully played character of Kim Wexler.
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