Jesse and Fi have a fruitful trip to "the Bahamas," and come back with an autopsy report on the John Doe who was thrown from the plane they traced to "Cobra." It turns out Cobra was the John Doe, a.k.a. Jeremiah Cassar. They trace his home address and head over to check it out, but two things get in the way of that project: a nosy neighbor from Hell and a desperate phone call from Michael.
But let's back up. Sam's got a friend named Josh (special guest Frank Whalley!) who runs a charity helping children of dead vets, but the charity's money has all been ripped off by a low-rent Bernie Madoff named Nick Mad
offison, and Josh has gone over there with a gun to get it back. Which means that when Michael and Sam follow him, they essentially walk into a hostage situation. Rather than bailing, Michael and Sam go all in, trying to both keep the cops at bay and help Josh get the money back without everyone ending up in jail. Fortunately the con man turns out to have a floor safe right there in the building, full of ill-gotten cash. After exhuming it, Michael manipulates the con man into holding him at gunpoint right when the cops bust in, and gets the dude's angry, betrayed wife to roll over on him. So the con man is the only one going to jail, looks like. I'm sure this story will hold up indefinitely.
Now free to get back to breaking into Cassar's place, Michael and Jesse find a dry hole. Or do they? Remember that nosy neighbor from Hell? Almost in time, they realize something's up with her. She gets away, but Michael retrieves a tape she'd hidden in her own house. And the tenuous chain of evidence grows itself another link.
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Michael VOs that while spies get to travel, it's not usually to a desirable destination like the Bahamas. "The Bahamas -- Desirable Destination," the subtitles confirm. Of course, this is where Fi and Jesse are as we join them. Fi's bringing Michael up to speed on their activities, and he's a little annoyed to hear that they're hanging out at a beachside bar. And he can't even see the splitscreen that shows off the stark contrast between the saturated colors in the bar scene and the way his loft is being shot extra washed-out. He reminds her that they're supposed to be identifying a body (remember, the one that washed up in the Bahamas the day after a flight by the blood-spattered cargo plane Jesse traced to "Cobra") and after lots of expository bickering, Fi rings off because her "new friend," a coroner's assistant named Ty ("Ty -- Coroner's Assistant," according to the always-helpful subtitles) is bringing her a big fruity drink called a Love Boat. Fi makes a show of drinking out of it -- and bending over to suck on the straw in a way that almost makes this look like a scene from an Austin Powers movie -- while Michael VOs about the value of misdirection to both magicians and pickpockets. That's Jesse's cue to show up acting like a drunk, jealous local, and his "Caribbean" accent is as good as any of Michael's. He picks a fight with Ty, and in the ensuing commotion, Fi lifts Ty's keys. She signals Jesse that she has them in an obvious enough manner that it could be seen from space. Nice misdirection.
Later, Fi's waiting in the car while Jesse raids the morgue using Ty's keys. They banter over the phone, and no sooner has he found the autopsy file he's looking for than she warns him that Ty just showed up outside, and he's got a member of the local constabulary with him. Jesse hides himself in one of the corpse lockers while Ty comes in with the cop, but Ty seems satisfied that he merely forgot them when he sees them lying on a table. The minute he leaves, Jesse pops out of the locker and almost gets out of the building. Except for how Ty was still lingering outside the front door with the cop. Then he leads Ty and the local cop on a chase to a remote dock where Fi's waiting with a boat, which she drives away as soon as Jesse jumps on board. "Piece of cake, huh?" Fi says.
When Fi and Jesse return to the loft, they find Michael busy with some gadgetry that won't have anything to do with anything. Fi gets right back to annoying Michael by showing off some vacation snaps before Jesse whips out the stolen autopsy report. Jesse says it matches what little he knows about Cobra, so I guess that's good enough for everyone here. He also mentions that bits of skin were found under the body's fingernails, which should be handy when they run across someone missing bits of skin. Michael keeps suggesting next steps, but they're already way ahead of him: they already have the dead guy's name and the PO box he was using for an address, courtesy of Sam. And in exchange for his speedy turnaround, Sam wants a favor. Which they tell Michael he can take care of while Jesse and Fi go check out the mailbox place. Those two are going to a lot of trouble to engineer ways to go off alone, aren't they?