In the delivery van, the boss asks the driver how far they are from their destination, and is told thirty minutes. "After the adrenalin rush of an operation comes a crash," Michael VOs. "Heightened reflexes and awareness don't last. Two boring hours of driving later, even the sharpest killing machine lets down his guard." In fact, they'll actually start to doze off, if what we're seeing is any indication. Michael is busy trying to work that pole loose from the floor, and he quietly tells Beck, "You do not want to meet this guy Chechik. When it's time, get to the back door and open it." And hope it's not locked, I guess. Beck asks what's up, and all Michael tells him is, "Just remember to set your jaw." Beck looks at him in confusion, and the next thing that happens is that Michael is up off his bench seat, yelling at Beck and elbowing him hard in the chin to help sell it. When the two goons get up to intervene, suddenly that pole comes loose, and Michael is fighting them. Beck makes it to the back door, but hesitates at the sight of the dirt road unspooling below him at what must be a breakneck twenty miles per hour. He doesn't exit until he's forced out by the bodies of Michael and the goon he's grappling with, who fall onto the hardpan next to him. The leader stays in the van, watching out the open back door. Michael finishes dispatching the guy he spilled out with as the two vehicles screech to a halt. "We have to head into he trees," Michael tells Beck, who takes the goon's gun and starts shooting at the truck, still saying he's got nothing to do with it. I'm no expert, but I think that if you open fire on one of the parties in a dispute, you have become involved. Michael takes the goon's knife and cuts the bounds at his wrists before dragging Beck into the woods, saying, "What do you want, an apology?" It would probably be in Russian anyway. The bad guys open fire as Beck and Michael disappear into the words, and a foot pursuit begins.
Luckily for Michael, he and Beck seem to have opened up a substantial lead during the ads. The bad guys are after them, but can't see them through the dense woods. Okay, thanks for the update.And then we're back at Madeline's, where Sam is also deep in the weeds. He's trying to get out of the house without telling Madeline what's going on, but she's not having it. Clearly she's prepared to force the issue until UPS starts delivering pieces of Michael to her. That'll teach Sam to keep her in the dark. Fi busts in, wondering what the holdup is, and Madeline smiles, "Oh, look, there's Fiona! She never shows up when there's trouble." Madeline doesn't seem entirely on top of the cause-and-effect relationship between Fi and trouble. Sam claims they're just going to a movie. "Well, I'm in the mood for a matinee," she smiles pleasantly. Should I bring a gun, too?" Fi starts to say something, but Madeline's in no mood. "Don't you patronize me," she threatens. "Did I fall apart the last time you told me what was going on?" Well, no, but your sunroom did. Fi breaks down and says Michael's been taken, and that's all they know. Finally Madeline lets them go, but not without reminding Sam that she'll smother him in his sleep if he doesn't call as soon as they know anything. Yes, because I'm sure Sam will want to spend a lot of time briefing Madeline while he's out rescuing her son.