Better Call Saul (2015) – Season 5 – Episode 9 – Bad Choice Road (2020)
Gus Fring: Yes?
Mike: There’s one other thing we should discuss… Nacho Varga. He wants out. He’s done everything we asked. He held up his end. I think it’s time we cut him loose.
Gus Fring: I see no reason to give up an asset.
Mike: Once Salamanca is dealt with, we have no use for Varga. He’s the only guy running things up here. He disappears, Salamanca operations fall apart.
Gus Fring (after thinking for a few seconds): Varga stays. Better to control the opposition without their knowledge.
Mike: You have a gun to his father’s head. That doesn’t sit with me. You wanna keep Varga for a long run, I don’t think fear is a great motivator.
Gus Fring: A dog who bites every owner he’s had can only be disciplined with a firm hand or… put down.