Carla ordered Michael to investigate the hit-man for her and Michael's sake, but he manages to impose his agenda. Alas Fiona's emotions and Sam force him to waste their efforts on an elaborate plan to eliminate a gang of car thieves just to save an insignificant jock who stupidly beat up a vindictive thug. The plan turns his own big boss against those thugs. Written by
Did You Know?
The "phone-book bulletproofing" was tested by Mythbusters (Coll. 7; Ep. 8). They proved that the set-up used would protect from small arms fire used in the ambush scene. (Note: but not against heavy weapons like shotgun slugs or high-powered rifles) See more
When Michael and Sam are making the car bullet resistant, you can see Michael inside and outside of the car at the same time when they're putting on the driver side window which shows Sam's reflection. See more
Target selection is one of the least glamorous but most important elements in any strategy. You want to take out the people your opponent depends on - the ones his organization can't function without.