The next morning, going by the editing, Mack, Sam and Michael are all dressed in black commando gear and making their way down the hallway of an apartment building as Michael VOs, "When you're extracting a heavily guarded target, it's important to choose the right entry point. Guards watch windows and doors. So if you come in through the common wall of a neighboring apartment, you've got surprise on your side. Not to mention a shower of shattered concrete." The stuff on your side would probably not include the neighbors whose apartment you came from, though, which is why it's good for them that this is an abandoned building. Michael pauses in the act of attaching some detcord to the wall and murmurs, "It's a little too quiet in there." And looking out the window, he adds, "And a little too quiet out there, too." As Vega and some of his goons walk into view down below, cutting off the exit from the parking lot, the VO concedes, "Of course, surprise doesn't count for much if you're walking into a trap." Well, no, because it's not surprise any more, derr. Or it is, but not the kind you were going for. They can see Vega's army barricading themselves behind a Dumpster as Mack reports from the apartment door that guys are coming up the stairs. "I hope you brought enough rope, Sam," Michael says. That's what she said.
From outside, we can see that apartment window blast outward. The glass is still falling during Michael's VO of, "Traditional rappelling requires holding a rope with both hands. Which is inconvenient if you're being shot at. That's why special forces are trained to rappel in unconventional ways." Michael and Mack are now going down the building face-down, providing their own covering fire to add to that which Sam is providing from the window. One of the bad guys even gets shot in the leg, so you know this is for real. After they land, they cover Sam as he ziplines down, and the three of them run for the Charger parked behind the building. Mack yells for Sam to duck, and he does just as bullets rip into the pillar behind him, and they all make it out alive. What, you thought we'd get out of this without a scene of Sam or Mack saving the other's life? How would the opportunity to exploit that cliché get missed?