In the car, Falcone finishes searching just the inside of Michael's briefcase and hands it back to him, introducing the two principals to each other. Rufino wants to get to the point, which is that he's wondering who wants so much land. Except the real point is that he thinks Michael is undercover. Michael starts showing all the places he's not wearing a wire, and asks if they can get on with it. As Sam watches their approach through his binoculars, Rufino talks about what a big deal this is, and all the bad shit that will have to go down to make it happen. "Tell me why I should do a deal with ghosts who hide behind numbered bank accounts and liars!" He's decided the meeting is over, and orders the driver to stop. Which he does. Sam reports to Fi and Harlan by walkie-talkie that they've stopped. But Michael is trying to continue the meeting (and make sure it reaches the ambush point), even when Falcone points his gun at him and opens the door. He says that if he goes back to his (imaginary) clients empty-handed, he'll be killed, and basically gets Rufino to relent by begging and coughing into his handkerchief. Aw, that Rufino's just a big softie after all. Soon they're back on the move, which Sam reports to the rest of the team. Sam cues Fi, and we get an ironic close-up of the "HOW AM I DRIVING?" sticker on the bumper of her stolen garbage truck as she pulls into traffic. As Harlan and Sam (the latter now setting up a sniper rifle on a tripod) prepare, Michael VOs about the principles of a snatch-and-grab: "Separate the target from security. Then keep the security occupied while the target is acquired. Simple enough, but like anything, it's all in the execution." Speaking of which, maybe you should be a little more subtle about putting on your seatbelt, Michael. And after a moment of some very busy editing, Fi's garbage truck comes out of a cross street and creams the lead car. In fact, she smashes into it right where Michael would be sitting, if Michael weren't in the other vehicle. In the follow car, Rufino's driver screeches to a stop before Fi's even done squishing the escort. Harlan pops out of the back of his nearby van with his BFG and uses it to fire a couple of big-ass rounds into Rufino's grille, destroying the engine. While that's going on in front of them and keeping Rufino and Falcone distracted, Michael is inching his knife out of his briefcase hinge. Sam is harrying the guys in the crashed car with his sniper rifle while Fi makes her escape on foot. Nice boots for it, Fi. Harlan fires his BFG at Rufino's windshield as Michael VOs, "There's a reason it's called bullet-resistant glass, not bulletproof. The right bullet will take out any glass." But that's the least of Rufino's problems; at this point, Michael has his knife out and at Rufino's throat. He makes Falcone drop his gun and informs him, "You have a slug in your engine block. Your team is pinned down and I'm leaving with your boss. If I were you, I'd think about another line of work other than security." Yes, because there's no point in pulling off a job like this if you can't taunt the bad guys a little at a critical moment. With that, he frog-marches Rufino into the back of Harlan's van. "Nice work, jefe," says Harlan, who suddenly remembered the word. The team scatters, with Michael joining Rufino in the back of the van.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: A- | 1107 USERS: B-
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