At the loft courtyard, they're getting ready. There's a delivery van to get past the checkpoint with the team in back, and Jesse's helping Fi load bombs in the back. "What's this, every explosive you own?" "You don't know me very well," Fi flirts. Michael tells David he hates having to send in someone untrained, so David has to follow the script. Michael says he has to look like David beat him up. "Now, you're probably going to object to punching me in the face. So, Sam, do you--" David punches Michael and offers to do it again. "Yeah, just not quite as hard," Michael says with a frozen smile.
Michael shows up at the underwear club, looking all beat up and telling Cutler that David is ex-Delta Force, and even shows off a big fake dossier on his violent activities. Cutler asks why David's running a clinic, and Michel says David must be he's taking a break from ALL THE KILLING!" He says Cutler's guys near the clinic are probably already dead. Cutler calls to be sure, just in time to hear they got blown up. Cutler is starting to realize that David's after him, and says he's going to end it. The hook is set.
Across town, the team has Cutler's stash house staked out, with Lauren in the back of the Charger with Sam and Fi for some reason. I guess so she can watch her boyfriend's big moment. They watch as David rolls up in his van, blowing past the roadblock and telling Cutler to his face that he wants him to leave town. Michael gives Jesse an order, and Jesse fires a gas canister though a window, forcing out the goons inside so everyone can see the car that Fi blows up remotely. Cutler draws on David, and Fi shoots the gun out of his hand with a sniper rifle. David counts to three, and Fi starts setting off more bombs. The show continues until the bad guys drive off, harried by sniper fire. They're getting used to that, I think. David actually looks happy, which is a little worrying.
At the clinic, Madeline and Michael show up at the clinic to tell David and Lauren that Cutler left town, and to receive the thanks that are their due. On their way out, Madeline drives home her moral, that people can fight their own battles. Michael says he got it, but she chuckles, "Better Michael Westen than a 2 x 4." And at least she waits until she's outside the clinic before lighting up her heater.
Michael shows up at an abandoned marina to meet Kendra, with Sam slumped in the back seat with a sniper rifle. For all the good it's going to do them. All Michael's got for a weapon is his briefcase reinforced with steel siding. With Sam hollering motherly warnings after him, he gets out and walks over to meet Kendra. He has to leaves Sam's line of sight to show her the contents of the contents of the case: the tape drive and nothing else. She tosses him a duffel that may or may not have with fifty grand in it, and them comes at him with a long knife, slashing his arm. Michael VOs that it's not a nice surprise to have someone come at you with a concealed blade, but there's an upside: "If they're using a Japanese tanto knife, they'd rather stab you than slice you, and you can use that to your advantage. Finally, he manages to knock her out with the briefcase, and he and Sam get her in the trunk, Sam says she'll make their lives hard, "We'll just have to make her life harder," Michael says. Well, as long as they have a plan. And she's already in a trunk, so they've got a head start, I'd say.