For The Love Of Mike
Anywaaaaaaaaay! Mike and Rivai kneel. Mike's eyes dart around. Sarah weeps ineffectually. Smoke draws. Asian Henchman draws. Pointedly Evil murmurs to Asian Henchman, "Kill them." I...see? See what I'm saying? They're already kneeling; why are you delegating this job if you actually want them eliminated? Just SHOOT THEM YOURSELF. Jesus H. McGillicuddy. Annoying. So. After Asian Henchman kills them, he's to take the car and the girl and meet up at the rendezvous. Instead of just pulling the trigger and catching a ride to the rendezvous right then, Asian Henchman stares diabolically down his gun sight while hectic violins and a ten-minute close-up on Mike's face send us to commercial.
Back from the break and everybody's still alive, allowing Rivai to call the baddies out for "leaving a messy trail," which distracts Smoke so that Mike and Rivai can do a little white-hat-fu and grab the baddies' weapons. Mike is pounding away on Smoke's face with his gun, then points it, fixing to shoot him, but Sarah quavers at him not to, so he settles for knocking Smoke out. Rivai drops her gun and surveys the scene. Doesn't radio for backup, doesn't cuff anyone. Hard to believe the FBI isn't taken seriously in some quarters, eh what? After a shot of Dead Jenny to remind us what the emotional stakes are, Sarah grabs Asian Henchman's machine gun and heads for KITT. Mike tells her to beat it, but she's like, that's my dad, fool. Leaving Rivai crouched uselessly over Dead Jenny, they charge down a dirt road, leaving a telegenic cloud of speed dust in their wake.