Madeline sat nervously on the playground park bench waiting for Michael and terrified that all the funny looking people surrounding her were undercover spies. Michael appeared from out of nowhere and his mother told him that she had bought a "day at the spa" pass and sneaked out using side streets. This park, she reminisced, was where Nate used to like to come and swing. She was dumbfounded that Mike asked her to connect for a favor with Barry and protested only to be told "meet him in the ladies room of your lawyers office." He gave her a list of countries that Barry should transfer money to from their flagged accounts in order to divert attention from their real intent. She renewed their code for a future meeting (an "X" on a park bench) then, despite a breech of cover, she reached over and touched Mike's hand saying "you’re the only family I have left – if they catch us, they catch us!" When she arrived home Agent Bitch, I mean Riley, and her lackeys were waiting inside for her. She had a photo of Madeline on a traffic cam so cuffed her and took her in. After leaving her in a hot room, without food, water or cigarettes she condescendingly and arrogantly smirked threats until Madeline said "the CIA isn't allowed to spy on US citizens so I don't think I'll be the only one in trouble here." Unfortunately, she also said she would never tell where Mike was going to go so Riley smirked thanks for telling her Mike was still in town.
Back at their safe house, Calvin Schmidt
(the smuggler) was having a real tough time getting his former associates to work with him. Sam
returned and said that Elsa
had told him "if you abandon your best friend then you're not the guy I fell in love with."
It was going to cost them $200,000 per head to get new forged IDs and documents so Mike's "plan B" was to go retrieve something expensive from Schmidt's warehouse even though it was being watched by the CIA – a brand new worry for Schmidt who was told he was going to go with them to get it. He could sell it to Thorn, a gangster thief, for a million dollars. It was unfortunate for Jesse
as well; because, not only did Schmidt whine and complain the whole time, after he retrieved the "sensitive technology" he needlessly and recklessly dropped a bottle of booze getting them all discovered. Fiona had to break through the wall and gate with a fork lift loaded full of liquor; then, set all the broken bottles of booze ablaze in order to escape midst a blaze of bullets – which, as it turned out, was unfortunate for the "mystery box" because it stopped a lot of them and was ruined. The thing was now a pile of wires instead of the "remote circuit cutter" for disabling alarm systems using "gamma rays" that it should have been. Mike's "Plan 'C'" now became to just "make it look good enough for the hand-off"
and continue with the deal. They fixed up the unit with extra lights and switches then decided to throw in a bug for good measure – and a hidden compartment with a gun… just in case.
While Madeline patiently had Barry's clinic under surveillance, Barry arrived all in a lather telling the receptionist that he had received a call from their nurse advising urgent tests to follow up on "an aggressive fungus in a very sensitive area."
He was going to make a fuss when the receptionist advised she had no record of such a call, but espied Madeline and realized that she had set up the whole thing in order to get help "for your fugitive son: he who must not be named."
She gave him Michael's note and he told her to bring the account numbers to his loft and not be followed. He also said that she should use "gluten allergy" next time because "the fungus down under freaked me out."
Back at the hide-out Schmidt was continuing his constant whining and complaining. Mike told him to follow his normal procedure and specifically to "give him the box and don't explain anything… when in doubt, keep your mouth shut!"
When Thorn arrived he had the money but got suspicious when it didn't look like the "specs" had been followed. Schmidt began running off with his mouth and excused that a "tech" had given it upgrades. That made Thorn take even greater umbrage so Schmidt flustered that the tech was actually coming to explain things setting him off even further – enter Sam, Dr. Charles Finley. And that is how Sam and Schmidt, despite their intentions, ended up going with Thorn at gun point to do a "demonstration job" at Pharmatec in Fort Lauderdale and see if the machine worked on the back door. Fortunately, Mike was listening in.
At Barry's loft, they had completed all the desired transfers when he received a phone call tip from an "informant at the Miami PD"
advising that there was a federal raid scheduled for Barry's place in ten minutes. He tried to blame it on Madeline having been followed, but she backed him down to discover that he had called to reschedule his "O2 and tanning sessions"
and was a known associate of Michaels. So, "Sue me for not wanting to screw over my manscaping,"
he told her; then, said that hanging out with her family was like "having a venereal disease – the gift that keeps on giving."
He demanded that she leave quickly out the back way, but later Riley called her from Barry's loft and threatened to do DNA testing on cigarettes she had left in the loft and blustered "you've crossed the Rubicon."
Madeline ditched her cell phone out the car window and went to put the "X" on the park bench for Michael.
Mike, Jesse and Fi made it to Ft. Lauderdale before Thorn and Sam and cleverly conned their way into capturing the security guards then into the security room. They were able to turn off the security on the back door just as Sam engaged the defective machine which made it look like it worked. Unfortunately, Thorn then demanded – again at gunpoint – "Dr. Finley" and Schmidt remain with them to conduct the real job the next day… a diamond heist at a trade center. Sam, however, was able to convince Thorn of an alternate method of entry and transmit the discussion to Mike who was listening in on their bug. His plan got Thorn to set up his van around the other side of the building, need to walk around the building away from the van and have the van left containing the money. Fiona listened, stunned, and mumbled "Sam, you brilliant son of a bitch"
; but, when both Mike and Jesse looked at her astonished, she recanted "I'll never admit that I said that."
Thorn left one man in the van with Schmidt and the money but Mike was easily able to disarm the guy and retrieve them both. Mike had told Fi she needed to be in place by 7:05 precisely and that she should "take care of yourself." "You too,"
she replied then Jesse, watching the moment from the back seat, said, into the air, "yes, and I will also take care of my self."
At the heist Sam merely went through the motions of disarming the alarms then moved out of the way where he could retrieve the hidden gun without being seen. After Thorn had cut through the door, the alarms rang, Sam pulled out the gun and sirens wailed from a nearby police station. He was just telling Thorn that he could keep the device and consider our transaction complete when Fiona and Jesse pulled up in their car. Thorn still had to run around the building so was captured and arrested by the police.
Much more calmly now that he had been rescued yet again, Schmidt told Sam and Jesse that the IDs had been taken care of and they were just waiting on the passports so that they could all go to Buenos Ares. Sam proposed a toast but Schmidt initially refused saying that they were not his friends. Sam responded that "well, were the kind of enemies who won't forget what you did for us"
and Jesse added "you can call on us any time."
He did relent and proposed a toast: "may the skin of your bum never cover a drum."
Meanwhile, Mike and Fi were out checking the park benches for an "X" and found the one Madeline had left. They rushed to the rally point only to find Madeline very upset and telling them that the transfers went fine but that "Riley has Barry… and knows that I was the one who put him up to it."
Mike apologized and she told him "you're doing the best you can."
She offered that she might be able to stay with a high-school friend but Fiona told her she couldn't stay in Miami. "What am I supposed to do,"
she cried and Mike told her "you can come with us."
For Madeline that wasn't any better of an idea so she balked at that too. Mike told her "please I need you to do this"
and she asked why. He slowly responded that "because I promised Sam that I would make this right and I can't do that with you in prison… because you're the only family I have left."
Madeline thought for a moment then softened and quipped "well, I'm not going anywhere cold. I mean it." "Deal,"
Michael said, relieved.