Wow, this was one hell of an episode. I think it may be my favorite of the season. I you haven't watched this episode yet, there will be a summary, so prepare to be spoiled if you are going to read it.
Detective Paxon decides to get serious and puts Michael under 24/7 police surveillance. As expected, Mikey isn't too happy about this, but of course he has a plan. He finds Paxon on a stakeout for another case and Paxon is pissed. Further investigation reveals that Paxon is also after a master criminal, so Michael decides to help her catch him so she will get off his back.
Helping her catch this guy involves befriending a hapless goon called Tommy who works with this mastermind. Eventually Michael tells Tommy the truth and gets him to help take down the big guy. After trapping the bad guy and his thugs in a meth lab and a shoot out, Michael, Fi, and Sam run off, leaving C4 as evidence. Paxon sees it and assumes they helped her, so she agrees to stop going after them. Convenient huh?
In a recent interview, Matt Nix said that she will never come to see Michael as one of the good guys, so I assume either she is either putting up an act and continuing her investigation, or Michael will do something later on to get her back on his case. In any case, of positive this is not the last we've seen of her.
In a scene in the end, it looks like Fi gets a little teary that Michael still wants his old job back especially when the people who burned him are gone, and the police aren't after him. I don't understand Mike's motivation myself, but Fi should know by now that he isn't going to give this one up without a big fight (I think I read thay they have a brawl in one episode).
In the B storyline, an IRS auditor is going after Sam pretty bad and is finding errors left and right. There is a decent twist when Sam realizes that the guy is the son of one of his ex's. The reason he want to bury Sam is that he felt abandoned when Sam never showed up again. They end up having some drinks and all is well.
Next Episode: in 2 weeks (huge groan), it looks like some spies are going to be in Michael's debt after he saves the day.