Better Call Saul Season 5 Why The Character Mike Had The Postcard Removed


In the latest episode of Better Call Saul, Mike Ehrmantraut is seen offended by a postcard at the Sydney Opera House. He is the Gus Fring’s right-hand man why portrayed by Jonathan Banks, he drunkenly commands that a bartender take down a postcard that features the image.

It features the image of the Sydney Opera House while drinking in a bar.

Better Call Saul, the prequel spin-off series of the AMC’s Breaking Bad, follows the character, Jimmy McGill, as he begins to transition into a criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, who was then previously introduced on Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad.

Within their five seasons of Better Call Saul, Mike has some trouble coping with his guilt over his previous actions, from being very dirty police in the Philadelphia Police Department, to encourage his son to follow in his footsteps as a corrupt cop. Then more recently for killing Werner Ziegler during the finale of Better Call Saul season 4.

In the episode named ‘The Guy For This,’ we can see Mike is drinking alone in the bar. When he asks for another round of drink, the bartender believes that Mike had enough to drink and offers to call him a cab.


After we see Mike handing him his keys to stash in the register, the bartender pours him one last drink.

Sitting at the bar, Mike then notices a postcard featuring a photo of the Sydney Opera House which is tacked onto the wall and then he forcefully requests the bartender to take the picture down. the bartender then refuses, stating that the postcards are a tradition and that the patrons of the bar send them in.

Once we see Mike is asking nicely, the bartender removes the postcards and then Mike appears to calm down than before.

While this scene is never explained within the episodes, Mike appears to take issue that the postcard since it reminds him of Werner Ziegler, he was the engineer whom he ordered to kill in the previous season 4.