Back at the Carlito, Michael is telling Fi and Sam that he has no intention of handing Barrett over to Vaughn, but rather using him as a bargaining chip to get Jesse back in. Yeah, that'll be great. It's not like Barrett's a fugitive from justice or the subject of a multistate manhunt or anything. What does Michael plan to do, call Lane and Harris and tell them, "Here, this powerful multinational CEO is a really bad guy, trust us and the psychopath named Simon who really committed all the crimes I'm accused of. Can Jesse have his job back now?" Just then a young guy in a suit walks up, tosses an envelope of cash onto the table, and tells Michael that Adam Scott wants to talk to him. Sam exposits that Scott is a high-powered defense attorney here in town. Michael tries to beg off, but the news that Scott's five-year-old daughter has been kidnapped -- combined with Fi's expectant look at Michael -- changes his mind in a hurry.
We catch up to Michael in the library of Danny Pino from Cold Case, who's looking kind of scruffy as he tells Michael that one of his clients' brothers took the kid and threatened to kill her if he loses the case. Which Scott says he will, no matter what. After going back and forth, Michael tells Scott to set up a meeting with the kidnapper. "You'll help me then?" Scott says hopefully. "No, I'll help her," Michael says, looking down at the framed photo in his hand of Scott and his daughter, "Becky -- The Client." Bad move, Michael -- Becky is notgoing to be able to pay you nearly as much.
Michael and Scott meet the kidnapper, played by Michael Rooker, who shows Scott a cell phone photo of his daughter and says they might both lose someone. "I'm just a devoted family man like yourself," says "Dale Lawson -- Devoted Family Man." They're about to start arguing, but Michael interjects, introducing himself as Joseph and telling Dale that he doesn't need a layer to get his brother out of jail: "You need a miracle worker. That's what I am." Dale asks for more info, but all Michael gives him is a scrap of paper with "Joseph"'s phone number. He and Scott walk out, and Michael explains to Scott that the idea is to make Dale curious about him, which will make Dale put a tail on Michael, a tail Michael can then backtrace to Scott's daughter. Scott isn't too confident, but Michael says they should part ways because they're probably already being watched. Which may or may not be true, but Michael clearly doesn't want to spend any more time coddling this guy right now.