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 Tony Soto tells Mike that there is a car currently coming up the street to pick him up, you can clearly see that the car starts from a complete stop in the middle of the shot, marking the beginning of the take. See more
There's an element of theater in any offensive campaign. It's not just about bullets and bodies - killing people usually creates more problems than it solves. It's about undermining your enemy's will to fight, destroying the morale of his troops, sending the message that fighting back is useless because the battle is already lost.