After a quick shot of Fi sneaking past a cut lock and some lethargic-looking "guard-dogs" in cages in the back, we're back inside the shop, with Nate showing Michael photos of the three stolen cars, including the dark-red-and-black 1969 GTO that had the drugs hidden in it. Fi walks in with evidence that a high-tech crew hit the shop, and Michael mentions the name Tony Soto. Who Nate's heard of as one of the big local car theft bosses, and so have we, in a previous episode. Which means a return to an old cover ID. While Michael VOs about that, he and Nate dress up in the matching black suits, slicked-back hair, sunglasses, and pinky rings from "Hot Spot." Madeline sees them like that and gets suspicious, ordering Michael to keep Nate out of trouble. "Mom, he's a grown man," Michael reminds her, but agrees to look out for Nate. Madeline lets them go, but only after taking a picture of them all dressed up.
Nate drives Michael in the Charger up to the hotel bar where Tony Soto hangs out. "Keep the car runnin', I won't be long," Michael says to Nate, already in character as Johnny the Car Thief. He walks into the bar and sits right down across from Tony Soto, as the guy Tony remembers as "smooth-talking Johnny." Michael tells Tony about the heist, and gives him a photo of the GTO he says he wanted for himself. Tony hands it off to a minion, and the two of them make a little small talk while the guy checks. In a moment, he returns, and Tony tells Michael that he's looking for a guy named "Buckwild." Really? A car thief who shares a nickname with a former contestant on Flavor of Love? "He's not on my good side," Tony adds. "That's the address to his chop shop." Michael reaches for the slip of paper, but Tony also wants Michael to take out the chop shop while he's at it. "A deal's a deal," Michael says, probably even happier to agree as himself than he is as Johnny.