Client of the WeekMichael needs to put some cash together to help in his fight with Bly. A criminal syndicate is squeezing out merchants in a neighborhood in Little Havana and Michael is hired by a shop owner to take them out. Criminals have always been a problem, and extortion a constant, but now the extortion has reached untenable levels and the neighborhood is crumbling.It turns out that the criminal organization is being run by a particularly ruthless criminal, a woman named Concha. Michael adopts the persona of an unstable and boisterous criminal taking over the neighborhood to convince them to give up control of the neighborhood. He destroys his client's store and violently attacks some of Concha's mooks.After a small delay that upsets the client (they always want immediate results), Michael continues his intimidation and is brought to meet boss-lady Concha, who wants him to continue her plan using his methods. She's uninterested in old-fashioned control and wants to make a lot of money with real estate, developing the neighborhood on a large scale.Michael rolls with the changes and pretends to work for Concha. He starts dressing more "Spanish" and expands his attacks to include civilians (Fiona).Concha asks Michael to kill his client, eliminating that man will knock down the rest of the neighborhood. Michael convinces him to be elsewhere during the attack. Then he convinces Concha's second in command that she has him marked for death, and he agrees to kill her.With Concha dead and Michael apparently in control of the neighborhood, the villains are out of the picture for the foreseeable future, and the neighborhood is safe. With his blackmail of Bly in place, Michael refuses reward and walks away.
Burn Notice ArcMichael has learned his new federal agent's name: Jason Bly. Michael outs him as an intelligence agent in a restaurant to make him angry. Bly responds that learning to live with having been fired is a process, and Michael should think about what could happen not just to himself, but to his friends and family as well. Fiona pulls up in a stolen car with illegal weapons in the trunk, just as sirens start to blare in the distance. Michael and Fiona have to flee.Bly and Michael have another chat, in which Michael presses for information about his burn notice, and Bly counters that Michael should get a new life. Bly offers him a complete package to that end. A job as a security guard. Safe, boring, reliable, and with no opportunities to cause Westen-style trouble.Instead, Michael asks money-launderer Barry to set up a surprise business relationship between Michael and Bly. Barry agrees in return for a small amount of money and the promise of a future favor.Bly shows up at Michael's apartment, continuing the pressure on Michael to accept the lowly job of security job. Michael notes that Bly has a new, nicer rental car and Bly continues to threaten Michael's family, specifically his brother and Fiona. Michael appears to knuckle under to Bly's threats.Meanwhile, Michael uses the money fronted by the client of the week in partnership with the skills of money-launderer Barry to make it appear that Michael and Bly are in a close business relationship with more than $100,000 in cash. This and the events of the episode make it look like he and Michael are in a closer relationship than is actually the case. This allows Michael to blackmail Bly and get him to back off and give Michael information.Using this blackmail, Michael successfully gets his hand on the dossier behind his burn notice and Bly leaves town. Meanwhile, Michael takes Bly's car.
Michael and FionaMichael and Fi have been dancing around their relationship for some time now. She's not willing to take no for an answer any more. Either Michael puts up or shuts up.At the end of the episode, they spend some time in hand to hand combat before it upgrades to something more intimate.