And then we're at an outdoor bar, I think the same one from ""Rough Seas." Except instead of a band of drug-stealing pirates, we're looking at a scraggly dude in military surplus with bloodshot eyes. Apparently he's the pilot that Sam and Fi tracked down via Strickler, and are now staking out from a distant table. "Oh, great, a drunk with a gun," Sam says, noticing the piece in the man's belt. "This calls for subtlety." "I can do subtle," Fi says. Off Sam's look, she clarifies, "I don't like to, but I can." She subtly approaches the guy just as he's about to drink a shot, then subtly takes it out of his hand and subtly downs it. He uses an old line on her, and she subtly flirts back, until the hand he subtly has on his chest is suddenly on his gun, which she doesn't even bother to take out of his pants. All she does is cock it. "Come with me or say goodbye to your two closest friends," she says. Subtly.
Beck wonders why Michael is wasting time fashioning a crude trap out of branches, and doesn't seem willing to hand over his shoelaces for the cause. You'd think a guy like Michael would have learned his lesson re: loafers years ago. "It doesn't have to work," Michael says. "They'll see it, figure we're close, they'll fan out, we'll injure one of them. "Oh, we're injuring them," Beck says disgustedly. Michael says it'll slow them down. "If I have to drag a complaining pain in the ass through the woods, they can too," Michael says. "Give me your shoelaces." Beck sticks the gun in Michael's face and says, "Maybe it's time we listen to the guy with the gun for a while." "Fine," Michael agrees, and snatches the weapon. Walked into that one, Beck. "Now give me your shoelaces," Michael repeats. When Beck goes to comply, Michael carelessly (or not) puts the gun down on the ground. Beck dives for it, and a fight ensues. Beck laughs triumphantly at getting one good punch to Michael's face, but that doesn't last long when Michael flattens him with the kind of kick Fi gave him earlier. Once again, Michael asks for the shoelaces, but this time he remembers to say "please." One step back, two steps forward.