Cut to Michael stashing his new client in the trunk of the CadillAxe and laying tracks out of there. As he drives, he VOs a lament about the advent of airbags and the difficulty they cause for certain evasive maneuvers: "Gone are the days when you could run through a stand of trees without a faceful of nylon." You can still do stuff like that, he continues, and as the Caddy backs through a stand of trees, Michael admits, "It's a little hard on anyone who's stuffed in your trunk." But soon enough, Michael is out on the main road, leaving the cops far behind. Which is good, because one of them might have been Horatio Caine and Michael certainly wouldn't want to meet up with that guy. Would he?
After the credits -- which are still not so much "credits" as "a single splashscreen with the show's title" -- we catch up to Michael and Jimmy as Michael drives to an abandoned pier in full dark to let Jimmy out of the trunk. Despite his bonds, Jimmy endeavors to take a swing at Michael with the tire iron, which only annoys Michael as he tells Jimmy he's there to help get his family back from the people who are pressuring them both. And Michael has more good news for Jimmy: "If you can be good, you get to ride up front."
They must have been a long way from Miami, because it's the next morning by the time some skyscraper-porn reintroduces us to the city. Jimmy is in the shotgun seat, explaining how this all started with a phone call from a strange woman. "Smoky voice, lots of attitude?" Michael correctly guesses. Don't forget her assurance that someone quite powerful has a plan for him, either; that's very important. Anyway, Carla instructed Jimmy to break into a place where he did some computer work a year ago and steal some data for them. The place is called Security Associates, which Michael recognizes as "private military." "Corporate guys, but really scary," Jimmy agrees. Anyway, since Jimmy is a computer geek and not a B&E guy, he tried to tell Carla to go pound sand, and then hired a guy with a private plane so he and his family could run away. But when they showed up for the flight, guys with guns and helicopters swooped in and nabbed Jimmy's wife and little girl. He's starting to break down as he begs Michael to help him. "We'll figure something out," Michael assures him. Michael doesn't seem like he entirely believes it himself, but after twelve episodes of doing the seemingly impossible, I like his chances for success. Of course he's going to do it. We're just here to see how.