Sam drives the rented airboat while Fi monitors a GPS device that tells them they're about four and a half miles from Chechik's hideout. "If Mike's not there, I hope you brought bug spray," Sam tells her. Fortunately, they spot one of Chechik's airboats beached and abandoned upstream. They disembark and head in on foot. But now they won't get to see where Chechik lives.
Michael finds a spot to set up for his next move as he VOs, "For a spy, there's no shame in retreat. When faced with a more powerful enemy, you're trained to get out of the way and keep moving. It's not about running away or giving up. The goal of any retreat is to find the right place to marshal your resources and make a stand." Will this be a stand like the last stand, where Michael ended up just putting the stand off for later? Because that wasn't much of a stand. Meanwhile, he's clipping his stolen radio to his belt, constructing a claymore mine out of C-4 and detonators, and pushing the bullets out of a handgun clip. As he gets to work in chest-deep water, he continues, "Military history is filled with stories of small forces taking on larger ones. Whether it's David fighting Goliath or the French Resistance fighting the Nazis, the strategy is basically the same. You have to choose the right ground. Deploy your resources carefully, and remember that the greatest weapon in any battle is surprise." Not surprise and fear? What about ruthless efficiency? I guess it's fair to say that amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as surprise, fear, ruthless efficiency, and a submerged claymore mine with an underwater tripwire.