Later, Sam and Fi are staking out the drug dealers in a liquor store parking lot, who don't seem very bustable, i.e. they never see drugs and money at the same time, which means if they were cops they'd have nothing. "reason number 337 I'm glad I'm not a cop," Fi says. Fi calls up Jesse, who will be doing a buy with some cash flagged with RFID tags. Which I'm sure the dealers won't notice. He makes the transaction, and Fi uses some handheld device to keep tracking the cash from her parked car until they find the car that's moving the money. And then they follow that car. Simple enough so that there's enough time for a quick Hyundai commercial.
Fi and Sam follow the driver to a strip club, where they can easily spot the guy who looks like the boss. Sam's about to go in, but Fi wants to bring in Michael's old neighbor Sugar the drug dealer, for an insider's perspective. Obviously Sam likes that idea a lot less than going into the strip club to do surveillance, so they're going to do both.
Later, inside a "strip club" that looks more like an underwear bar, Sugar shows up and meets Sam at the bar. Sam points out the boss, surrounded by his guys, and Sugar says he's a bad guy named Cutler. In fact, "Cutler -- Drug-Dealing Plague" is how the subtitles refer to him. Sugar is intimidated just to be in the same building with Cutler, who'll kill him on sight. Sugar also mentions something about how Cutler has a big stash that he got off a Mexican cartel somewhere in town. He tries to rush off, but ends up crashing into a waitress and of course attracting all kinds of attention. Including from Cutler and his goons. Looks like Sugar is about to get himself killed, until Sam intercedes to distract the bad guys by acting drunk to get himself beat up instead. It's about to get ugly for Sam, but he manages to smash a bottle on Cutler's knee and escape, just in time to leap into Fi's car outside. "Worst surveillance ever," he explains.
Fortunately, they know a clinic to bring Sam to for patching up. David is freaking out about the new security measures the team is implementing. Michael explains how they now know that Cutler has to work the corner hard to pay back the supplier, so they aren't going to be chased off easily. David is still all about the cops. So Sam explains how the cops are like a bandage, covering up the problem. "We're more like this, he explains, holding up a handy bone saw. Michael says to find Cutler's stash, they'll give him something else to hide. "We need some fentanyl. Do you know any veterinarians?"