Plot: Madeline is getting more than a little frantic about the fact she may have endangered Michael's life by talking to that guy last week (we've learned said guy's name is Dexter Gamble, fyi). She's been shaking the branches trying to get in touch with Michael, and now she's going to visit an FBI office directly. Only to have the elevator she's hijacked to bring her face to face with Michael. Who tells her to cut it out, to stop trying to get in touch with her, and don't tell anyone he's in Miami.
Strong has decided to let Sam, Fi, Jesse, and Carlos do most of the legwork finding Gamble, by bugging their homes and phones. Yeah, Mike surreptitiously watching Fi and Carlos kiss isn't creepy as hell. I can't figure out whether Strong was watching Mike to see his reaction, or if he was checking out the action as well. Scumbag.
The unwitting bloodhounds find Gamble's residence, but Fi gets herself captured, at which point Gamble contacts Sam and tells him he wants to speak to Michael, or Fiona dies. So Michael goes against Strong's orders and stops Sam from trying an extremely risky rescue plan, offering to approach Gamble directly. He promises his plan will result in dead Gamble, and live Fiona. And it does, but any hope Michael had for a real happy ending goes up in smoke, because Fi has moved on. Good for her.
The Players: Still no titles, so again I step up. Strong (CIA Guy on a Clock), Dixon (Not Sam's Friend), Dexter Gamble (Future Deadee)
Quote of the Episode: Gamble - 'Westen? They said you weren't in Miami.' Michael - 'It's your lucky day. I made a special trip just for you.'
Does Fiona blow anything? There's a flashback to her blowing up a car in Ireland, when she and Mike first met.
Sam Axe Drink Count: 0 (1 overall).
Sam Getting Hit Count: 0 (0 overall). The only one who got hit was Michael, by Carlos. I really wanted Strong to get punched, though.
Michael's Fake Laugh Count: 0 (0 overall).
Other: If Strong is the one person Michael works with who doesn't die or have their career ruined from prolonged contact with him, I'm going to be pissed. I might dislike this guy even more than Carla. At least she was an outright villain, no bones about it.
I keep expecting Carlos to die. When he was going to help Jesse draw the fire of someone that had the high ground, I figured that might be it, but no. I wonder if they're going to tease that all season. The viewer probably expects Mike and Fi to end up together at the end. Whether that's a good thing or not is something else entirely, but it's the expectation. Which would require Carlos to step out of the picture somehow. So I wonder if this is going to turn into one of those South Park episodes where Kenny keeps narrowly missing death, only to get tagged when least expected.