Sam and Jesse now has to go over to Claire's house and ask her to take part in this. Basically the plan is for them to borrow some of Kevin's stuff, and for Claire to act like she's relieved about something but can't talk about it. She agrees, and then they ask her for a secret meeting place Kevin might have used. Luckily, Kevin had a boat. Actually, that's going to be less lucky later.
So later, Pete shows up at Kevin's boat out in the boonies, looking for Sam. Sam makes like they just missed Kevin, warm fries and all, but he must have bolted. Pete's obviously pretty surprised to hear that Sam talked to Kevin, and pretends (poorly) to be happy about it. He's even less successful hiding his mental freak-out when Sam says that Kevin's talking to Internal Affairs. Pete pumps Sam for more information, but Sam plays it cool while cranking up Pete's paranoia.
Sam then calls Fi, who needs to borrow some "cop shoes" and is getting them from Madeline. Which is of course just going to be a conversational quicksand pit for her, because Madeline wants to talk about Michael's impending departure. She says the last time Michael left, she didn't know if he was dead or alive for three months. Fi's been there, and she promises Madeline that if Michael leaves the same way again, Madeline won't have to wonder that this time, "Because I'll kill him." Okay, problem solved, then!
Pete's already over at Claire's house, trying to get her to talk to him. Claire acts like she has a secret, and doesn't tell Pete anything beyond the "news" that Kevin's fine. Jesse and Fi are watching from a car in their cop suits and sunglasses, and when Pete heads back to his car, they intercept him. They don't even have to do anything but claim to be with IA before Pete starts getting all squirrely. They act mysterious and tell him not to leave town. As soon as they walk away, Pete calls Michael and tells him the deal has to happen today. Michael's only too happy to oblige.
At the loft, the team discusses Pete's choice of meeting place: Kevin's boat. Fi doesn't like it, but Michael says they don't have a choice. Sam and Fi will cover Michael and call the cops when they know Pete has the coke. "How about we kick his ass first and then we call the cops?" Sam suggests. "We'll see," Michael says indulgently. That's so romantic.