After the break, Sam and Madeline have joined them inside, wondering what to do with Cowley, knowing that the Russians are on their way. Michael says they can't leave him to the assassins, but Sam protests, "I am not kidnapping a member of the House of Representatives today." Bad day to make that declaration, Sam. Michael, Paul, and Sam seem to come up with another plan that involves turning Cowley's house "inside out" while killing "two birds with one stone," so apparently they're hoping to take advantage of the Russians' aversion to mixed metaphors. I'm not following any of this, but Madeline can tell she should probably catch a cab. Good call.
After some vague edits involving nails and power tools, the three spies look out the window to see the Russians pulling up outside. Paul roughly wakes up Cowley, who's still in denial about the Russians until he peers through the shades and sees them outside. Time for him and Paul to go.
Michael and Sam, meanwhile, hole up in Cowley's den. Michael VOs that Russian Spetsnaz teams are all about laying siege, then synchronizing their attacks. "Their discipline makes them difficult to escape but easy to predict." Sure enough, when Alexi comes in, Michael and Sam are ready for him, subduing him and tying him up. And while the rest of the Russians come in through the other doors, Sam and Michael dart outside the way Alexi came in, quickly barring the doors and boarding up the windows from outside, trapping the invaders in the house. Michael sends some bullets and warnings through the front door, offering mercy if they give up. Although Vitali isn't about to surrender, his men are terrified. "It's Michael Westen. There's only four of us!" they panic. A minute later, three guns come flying out through the front door's window, followed by Vitali's. All four men surrender. Although, as Paul and Cowley emerge from the bushes bordering the yard, Vitali is issuing some pretty dire threats about Russia sending more and more people after Paul. Then Vitali goes for another gun, only to get shot down by Paul. Michael and Sam insist Paul drop his weapon. "Are you telling me I can't kill Russians when they invade Florida?" Paul whines. Michael turns his attention to Cowley and tells him the cops are on their way, soon to be followed by the news media. So Cowley has two options: he can make some calls about getting Paul some protection and take credit for singlehandedly capturing a Russian black ops team, or Michael can hang around until the cameras get there and Cowley can explain why he was hanging out with a burned spy. Cowley picks door number one, because you don't get to be in Congress for at least two and a half decades without knowing how to make the tough decisions. I also enjoy how in the world of Burn Notice, it's increasingly true that when something like this goes down the people involved only have to tell their story once and there's no danger of law enforcement or reporters digging into it further.