Michael and Sam head over to a crowded bar -- an outdoor one on the beach, like one-third of Miami's bars -- and ask the bartender where to find Paul Anderson. Because they're not expecting Paul to be played by an actor that you and I recognize, so he's able to easily misdirect them, giving himself a chance to get behind them and stick a gun in Sam's ribs. Of, course, that's not as scary as what's holding the gun, which is a creepy marionette carved to look like an old Burt Reynolds, complete with a jaunty neckerchief that it'll be wearing all episode, presumably to hide the head-joint. "It's been a long time since anyone called me Paul," says Paul. Michael tells Paul about the Russian team that's coming after him. "That's the worst news I've heard all day," Paul says mildly. If true, that probably makes him the luckiest bartender in the world.
In the bar's kitchen, we learn Paul's backstory -- back in the 80s, when the real Burt Reynolds was paying his bills with such youthful title roles as "Stick" and "Malone," he got the goods on some Russian satellites and had to go underground. Sam's heard of that accomplishment, though not Paul, because a certain congressman named Cowley wanted it kept quiet. Coincidentally, that same Cowley just happens to be the keynote speaker at the spy convention going on in town right now. Which might be while Paul was moved to get on the internet to bitch about said congressman, and ended up outing himself. Sam peeks outside and notices the arriving Russian bad-asses. Michael says they can keep their exit quiet, and Sam snatches Paul's gun to keep him from commencing a shooting war in the crowded bar, calling him "old-timer" in the process. Paul agrees to do it their way, pleasantly adding, "If you call me old-timer again, you're gonna be wearing your ass around your head. Like a hat." With that, he becomes "Paul -- The Client."
The three of them head back out into the bar, and Michael quickly spots the boss, "Vitali -- Wet Work Specialist." Michael starts to "make a path," which, as he VOs, means taking advantage of the fact that the who are people after you in a crowd can't see each other all the time. He knocks out one with a funnel and another with a fist, wile Paul calls one "Boris" ("They always answer to Boris," he says) and knocks him out so they're free to walk out unmolested. Paul agrees that it was more fun without the guns. And he didn't even get to use the funnel.