Up in a conference room, Michael claims to be a mining guy who needs a Kenyan village "dealt with." Stahl's suspicions are aroused, especially when one of his employees hands him a note alerting him to the presence of Michael's backup team across the street. "Are you a cop?" Stahl demands. Barely fazed, Michael claims he's got enemies, and whoever is across the street isn't with him. Ryder and his security guy want to take Michael over there with them to find out.
Inside the CadillAxe, Sam is defending Michael to a still-pissed Fi, saying he nearly got himself killed saving Sam. "I can count on one hand the number of buddies I got who would stage an armed assault to save my butt, okay?" Sam says. He counts Michael, and then Fi smirks as Sam realizes he won't even need the whole hand.
As Michael and the two Security Associates guys come up behind the CadillAxe, Michael VOs that a cover ID is all about commitment. "You've got to sell it like your life depends upon it. Because sometimes it does." So get ready for some selling. Inside the car, Sam waves his burrito around, and when Michael sees the tinfoil blob sticking out the window, he triggers havoc by yelling, "Gun!" and pushing Stahl to the pavement between two parked cars. The security guy draws, but Michael grabs the weapon away from him and yells at him to get down, aiming at the CadillAxe. Michael's VO: "One reason to work with the same people is you know each other's moves. So if you shoot at your team in the middle of an operation" -- which Michael now does -- "they know to go with it." "What the hell is he doing?" Sam bitches as Michael blows away his side mirror and rear windshield. Fi, quicker on the uptake, says they just got recruited into Michael's cover operation, and Sam starts the car and pulls out. She hangs out the window and "returns fire" while MVO informs us that it takes a great marksman to shoot at you from fifty feet in a moving car and miss, while making it look like they're trying to hit you. "Or markswoman, as the case may be," MVO adds, as Fi seems to be enjoying shooting at her boyfriend even more than she normally would. Which is a lot.
"So you're saying that that went well?" a distressed Jimmy asks once they're all safely back in Michael's courtyard, preparing to replace the Caddy's window glass. "He doesn't think I'm a cop any more," Michael points out. Sam adds that they've also covered their bases on Michael's backup ID -- using I don't know what resources, since these three have always pretty much been a kitchen table operation -- so now it's just a question of Michael returning to Security Associates as a potential client so he can check out the company's security layout. But Jimmy's still stressing, because he knows that Stahl knows he's the only one who can steal the data, and once it's stolen, Jimmy's screwed. "One problem at a time, Jimmy," Michael breezes, and lets Sam drag Jimmy inside to teach him a card game over a beer and yogurt (the entire Burn Notice menu, in other words). But before Michael can get any body work done in peace, he gets a call from his mom, saying, "You have to come over here now! It's a disaster." Michael heads out, no questions asked. He should really know better by now.