Madeline is packing an overnight bag, but is having trouble fitting her shotgun in there and has to wrap a blouse around the part of the barrel that sticks out. Get a bigger suitcase, Madeline, or a smaller gun While she's still doing that, there's a knock at the front door. And when she opens it, which she really shouldn't have, standing there are a couple of guys in suits and sunglasses. The very same guy who shot at Michael in the teaser holds up his badge and introduces himself as Agent Callahan from the FBI. "Agent Callahan -- FBI," the subtitles confirm. The actor is the same guy who played Mikey Palmice on The Sopranos early on, but the intervening years have taken a toll and if he's not careful he's going to start looking like a younger Tom Sizemore, and we know where that leads. But for now, he's got more immediate concerns: "We need to talk to you about your son, Michael." Okay, but as long as he doesn't bring up her other son, Nate. That's still kind of embarrassing.
Next thing we see, she's sitting at the dining room table while Callahan asks her of she was planning a trip. Madeline kind of muffs that answer, but it's going to be the last time, so don't worry. Callahan wonders about the shotgun in the bag. "Can't be too careful these days," she says glibly. Callahan tells Madeline that he just wants to get the facts from Michael, whom he says is in great danger. "Please, help me help him," he appeals. He can tell by Madeline's packed bag that she knows how to reach Michael, and he'd like her to do that to set up a meeting Madeline takes her time lighting her cigarette. "Now," Callahan insists. Well, don't make a federal case out of it.
"Spies love places people tend to avoid," Michael VOs, which would probably be my favorite thing about being a spy that he's told me about so far, until he gets more specific: "Sewage plants, toxic dumps, condemned motels." Oh, never mind. He's at an example of the latter with Fi and Sam as the VO continues that these are "all places you can put emergency supplies and not worry about whether they'll be there when you need them." As long as "condemned" doesn't become "demolished," sure. They open up a barn-style door into a storage alcove as Sam says they have plenty of guns, but with no fridge, "there's no yogurt and no beer." Whoa, this episode just got dark. A phone in Sam's pocket rings -- "The emergency emergency phone," he says, and adds that Madeline's the only person who knows the number, other than the three of them, and none of them appear to be dialing it. Sam hands the phone to Michael. He hears his mom say in a shaky voice, "There's been a change of plans. I want you to come home right now. I need to talk to you." Michael starts to ask what's wrong, but Madeline cuts him off and hangs up. As if that whole exchange wasn't a clear enough signal as it is, Michael tells Fi and Sam that's what she used to say when his dad was on a bender and he needed to stay away. Sam is worried about how much Madeline knows and will be able to tell the FBI, but Fi's not worried about anything. "I have faith in her. She'll be fine," Fi says blithely. Maybe, but she's going to have a really bad day, in case anyone gives a shit about that. Sam bags up the guns and they head out.