Recap: Burn Notice S 6 E 12 Means And Ends
Michael, Fi, Sam and Jesse head back to Miami with Nate's killer Tyler Gray in tow. Tyler has been ordered to burn the loft down by Tom Card but as they are setting the fire, Fi's cellmate Ayn shows up needing help. She is being hassled by a dirty cop named Garza who thinks she should still be in prison for killing his CI, (Civilian Informant) her abusive brother-in-law. Fi agrees to help over Mike's objections and they send Jesse to meet Garza under the cover of "J Train", a gangster looking to sell out his kingpin boss Sherrod Washington to the police and then take his place. Since Garza's partner was recently killed by Sherrod and Garza will seemingly do anything to bring him down, Jesse tries to convince Garza steal police evidence from another case that Jesse claims he will then plant on Sherrod. In reality the team plans to document Garza breaking the law on tape and use it as blackmail material to make him back off Ayn.
Unfortunately for them Garza takes some time to think the offer over and decides that he is unwilling to steal police evidence and goes alone to confront Sherrod, planning to either arrest Sherrod, or die in the attempt in the hopes that the brazen, daylight murder of one of their own will inflame the police into coming down hard on Sherrod. Mike and the others manage to see what is coming, place a call to the police and show up to hold off Sherrod and his goons until the police can arrive to arrest Sherrod. Afterward Garza orders Ayn's release.
After an awkward conversation with Madeline, Tyler Gray meets with Card in a hotel room, with Michael and Sam listening in and hoping to record evidence to expose Card. However, the recording cuts out as soon as Card and Gray are alone, (likely due to Card having a signal jammer) and Mike sees suspicious activity from a team of agents surrounding the building and guesses that Card means to frame Gray as being responsible for everything that happened in Panama. Michael bursts into the room, and sees that Card has a hidden gun trained on Gray. A tense standoff ensues as Michael has a gun on Card, and Card has one on Gray... until Card shoots Gray and begins offering a psychologically paralyzed Michael justifications for his actions and to give Michael a fresh start. Michael is nearly swayed until Card adds "I'm so proud of you, son" at which point Michael kills him.