Walking out of the building, Michael calls Sam on his cell phone. "I shook the tree, let's see what falls out." From a car parked right where Michael's walking past, Sam says he'll follow Damon to see where he goes.
At Madeline's house, Fi is asking for some old pictures of Michael, claiming she just wants to see some of his past. And although Madeline isn't fooled for a minute, she goes and gets some old photo albums. Clearly this is exactly what Michael was trying to avoid, but you know how Fi is once she gets a bad idea.
From the driver's seat, Sam is taking photos of the audio shop where Damon went, and actually still is, talking to the guy who works there. Michael walks up to Sam's open car window so they can explain to us that they're gathering evidence to suggest some new suspects to the cops. Michael's job is to bug the place. "Cover the front," he tells Sam. "Like a blanket," Sam agrees. So he's resorting to hitting on Michael subliminally now?
As he walks down the back alley behind the store and finds the section of back wall he wants, Michael VOs, "Contact microphones pick up sound vibrations through walls, allowing you to eavesdrop on conversations." Except you have to punch a hole in the plaster to stuff it in, which Michael now does. "Pair one with a wireless transmitter, and you have a bugging device that doesn't need to be in the same room as your target." Michael tunes in on Damon telling the store employee they have a problem, which is why he's had to abandon their plan not to have any contact for months. The other dude tries to reassure Damon, and suddenly there's a burst of feedback in both Michael and Sam's ears. They heard it in the shop, too, what with all the speakers. The guy Damon's been talking to gets suspicious. "Of course bugging a room from the outside makes it impossible to see potential pitfalls," Michael's VO excuses. Then maybe you should have looked into the store when you were out front, genius. Also, one grows weary of hearing the words "Of course" in every other voice-over on this show. I sense a drinking game coming on. The store worker walks toward the front of the store, his hands out of sight, but he's clearly carrying something. A snow shovel would be my guess. Sam leans over in his seat to get out of sight. "Just as a cell phone reacts when it's placed too close to your alarm clock," the VO continues, which is news to me, "a room full of speakers can create radio frequency interference if you're spying on someone with a wireless signal." Michael's already reeling in his wires. When Damon's partner comes out the back, the object in his hand turns out to be a gun, so I stand corrected. "Ric -- Damon's Partner," the subtitles say. And looking at the two of them, I suspect they're partners in more than crime. Michael is somehow nowhere in sight, despite there being no cover available in this alley. Oh, wait, he's up on top of the A/C unit above the door. Lucky for him, a delivery truck is coming up the alley, which provides two advantages: it gets Ric to hide his gun, and it gives Michael something to jump onto as it rolls past. Michael grins at his own clever escape.