For The Love Of Mike
Mike continues staring sadly out the window as Rivai explains why they aren't using a federal agent, to wit: plausible deniability. Also, Mike is ex-military, "savvy, smart, with...no family to speak of, no ties." Graiman regrets the timing, but Mike has to decide to "participate, or withdraw" -- like, now. Michael doesn't "believe in the same things you do," so he can't help them, he's sorry. "As am I," Graiman says, and Sarah looks disappointed, but Graiman really doesn't, possibly because he still has a Hasselcard up his sleeve.
Cemetery. Sarah searches Mike's face, but he avoids looking at her. Montage: plinky piano; psalms; Sarah peering at Mike; Mike peering past her at a mysterious black-clad figure standing away from the other guests. A figure whose legs constitute 80 percent of his overall height. Who could it be?!
After the final break, the mourners file out of the cemetery. As the mysterious figure approaches, Sarah gives Mike a slllooooowww kiss on the cheek before leaving. Mike stands, regarding his mother's casket, and Famous Original Michael Knight comes up next to him and whips off his sunglasses. Hee. "I'm sorry about your loss," he awkwards, then introduces himself as "Michael. Michael Knight." No shit, dude. Mike barely reacts, so the Hoff pulls a "damn, tough crowd" face -- I guess "pull" isn't quite the right word, given certain surgical procedures that appear to have taken place, but you know what I mean -- and says he's Mike's father. Mike snips that he knows. Knight sighs that he thought he'd wait and say goodbye after everyone else, but he realized he'd said goodbye a long time ago. Instead of pointing out that it's not really about Knight right now, Mike whisper-guilt-trips himself for how he treated his mom: "I blamed her for everything." "When I should have blamed you, Daddy Longlegs," he fails to add. Knight says Jenny did a good job raising Mike. "It couldn't have been easy." Mike says it wasn't, for either of them, and glares at Knight. "She loved you," Knight tells him, "from the very first day." Aw. As much as I love the Hoff, and I love the Hoff a lot, he's not the subtlest with lines like that; this one, he did a nice job with. "So now what?" Mike asks, and Knight, who's been apprised of Graiman's offer, says he can't tell Mike what to do, but back in the day, Wilton Knight told him that one man can make a difference. "I was that man." Knight heaves another sigh and extends his hand. Mike stares at the hand for a moment before shaking it, probably because he asked for advice, not a low-five. The whole scene is weird, Mike not asking any of the questions you'd expect him to, Knight not revealing what you'd expect him to...whatever, so Knight starts to go and Mike stops him to ask if they'll see each other again. Knight says it depends on whether he gets a furlough from rehab, but it comes out sounding like "I hope so."