Back at Madeline's garage, a clearly very sore Michael is telling her and Fi, "I can't be on pain medication if I'm gong to be -- in situations I'm going to be in." Madeline tells him to take time off to heal already, but Michael insists that they know who was behind the explosion in South Beach. "You don't want more innocent people hurt, do you?" Madeline stomps off knowing when she's out-guilted, and Fi asks Michael why he didn't run. "It was a judgment call," Michael lies, pretending he meant to do that. His next move is to make another approach to distract Dennis while Sam searches the place. And not go with Fi's plan of shooting him -- yet. As for the NOC list subplot, Sweeney's car was found abandoned and is now in police impound. Michael suggests she take Jesse with her to search it. Fi's not so sure. "Do a job together," Michael says. "He'll forgive you. It's always worked for you and me." "I don't want relationship advice from you today," she says, I guess because it's a day that ends with a Y.
Later, she seems to be unpacking in a new place when Jesse shows up for the job. She tries to offer him a drink, or to let him take a few swipes at her with her boxing gloves. Yes, he's pretty cool toward her, but says they can still work together. Pushing it, she says he'll pose as her husband while they're bribing their way in. "Okay, then." he agrees. "Our marriage is on the rocks." Clearly he's not so pissed at her he can refrain from being a smart-ass.
While Michael VOs about the delicate art of bribery, Jesse and Fi go up to the guard at the impound lot claiming to need Fi's sunglasses out of Jesse's "friend's" car, and then I pretending to argue about why Fi was in the car in the first place. Jesse pretends to think there's a standard fee of $300 for being allowed in, and he's such a jerk about it that the cop is happy to take his money and let them in. So Jesse and Fi get to toss the Sweeney-mobile, but don't find much beyond a University of Miami parking stub, which allows Fi to make the deductive leap that he was looking for an expert to decode the book. Then they resume the act when the cop shows up again, and fortunately Fi brought a pair of shades to pretend to find.
Still pretending to be Dennis's groupie, Michael shows up at his house, offering him half of a giant stash of mercury fulminate in exchange for some tips. He lets Dennis give him some, calls him a genius, and then offers him the whole amount in exchange for some lessons. "I want to learn from the best," Michael says. "I suppose that's understandable," Dennis agrees. He lets Michael lead him out to the Charger to show him the multiple gallons of liquid in the trunk and stroke his ego some more. Meanwhile, in a splitscreen window, Sam enters the apartment undetected. "When I see scum, I have to end them," Dennis says. Michael says he knows the feeling, almost breaking character. Dennis boasts about the South Beach bombing -- which he says he did on an anonymous tip -- and as for the "casualties of war," well, shit happens when you use radio detonators. Sam calls on Michael's cell phone, and Michael steps away to answer it, braying, "Dr. Finley, I'm fine!" Sam tells Michael that it looks like Dennis built five bombs, all marked "delivered," with dates and times, including one today. They wonder how they're going to get anything out of him when the cops already couldn't. "Take the plans and get out, Sam," Michael says quietly. He returns to the car, where Dennis has just finished testing the stuff and is pretty pissed off. He dumps some on Michael's shoes, saying, "If it was real, you wouldn't have a foot any more." Michael acts apologetic and weak, but Dennis jus t tells him to quit wasting his time.