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"Hot No Ho" by The Lions
"Animal" by Black Light Burns
"So Hot" by David Lowe's Dreamcatcher
"St. Tropez Bossa" by Dynamedion
"The Way I Rock (Woo Woo)" by Beau Black
"Bob Your Head (Instrumental)" by Ugly Duckling
"Ya Tak Lubila Vas / I loved You So" by Nani Bregvadze
"Fast Bebe" by Renee van Verseveld & Kurt Farquhar
"Tu Me Quieres Pa Bien" by HANNY
"Adaptacao" by Ohmega Watts featuring Tita Lima
"Ghost Machine (Instrumental)" by Force 4D
"Superstar" by Celebutante
Michael: How is our prisoner?
Fiona: He is behaving like an altar boy; he even asked me to use the stun on him again
Michael: (looking sceptical) He asked you with a gag in his mouth???
Fiona: (with an evil smile) He has such expressive eyes!
Fiona: Bet you never thought you'd hear me call you that.
Madeline: You know what his first word was? It was Michael.
Michael: It was juice. I was right there, he said juice.
Madeline: Well, he was looking right at you when he said it.
Michael: (voice-over) In a spy game you spend a lot of time getting people to betray their own. Most do it for money, some do it for spite. But the greatest achievement is to get a guy to turn on his own people because he thinks he's being loyal.
Michael: (voice-over) Working an information source is a delicate art. Ideally you can get all the information you need with kind words and free drinks. When drinks and good company aren't enough however, a good operative has to apply pressure. And that means knowing just what a source loves.
Michael: (voice-over) Intelligence gathering isn't all running around with a gun and a spy camera. When the operation demands it, you get to sit in a hot car with no air conditioning in downtown Miami.
Michael: (voice-over) One of the hardest things to do in a fight is to make it look like you're trying to kill someone without doing any permanent damage. They don't teach any half moves in combat training. There are moves designed to kill and maim as efficiently as possible. If those are off limits, one option is open your fist right before a punch lands. Painful, but the force is distributed. Another showy option is a kick to the shoulder. You might break a rib or two; but if you aim right, nobody is going to the morgue.
Michael: (voice-over) A good interrogator paints a picture of the world outside for a detainee. Whatever he's holding on to, you take it away. His organization: crumbling. His friends: traitors. His precious information: useless.
Michael: (voice-over) One issue in dealing with modern criminal gangs is that their operations are diversified. The heat shielding you hope is hiding a human smuggling operation... could be hiding radio emissions from software pirating computers.
Michael: (voice-over) A thermal camera is a great tool for scouting. It'll tell you where the warm bodies are in a building or which rooms are designed to make those bodies invisible.
Michael: (voice-over) A fight is one of the quickest ways to tell if someone isn't who they say they are. If you say you are Russian but fight like an American, consider your cover blown, which means you better know Sambo, the mixed martial art of Russia. Of course, you also have to win the fight, a great cover ID doesn't help much if you're dead.
Michael: (voice-over) It can take a lifetime to convince someone to trust you; it's much quicker to make them feel like they need you to trust them.
(after being shocked by a stun gun)
Sam: Feeling better Fi?
Fiona: Everyone could use a few thousand volts from time to time, it clears the mind!
Michael: (voice-over) It's unfortunate but true that no make-up can simulate blood and bruises well enough to stand up to close observation. So if your cover requires looking like you've been beaten, you have to get beaten.
Michael: (voice-over) Stun guns are a great way to bring down a larger opponent. The only problem is, if you use one on someone who is touching you, you'll zap yourself too.
Michael: (voice-over) Smart operatives know how to steer the conversation toward the information they need. Clever assets on the other hand know how to make the wine and dine phase last as long as possible.
Michael: (voice-over) A lot of people's first instinct when they need information out of a captive is to grab a baseball bat or a gun... The fact is, torture is for sadists and thugs. It's like getting groceries with a flame thrower; it doesn't work and it makes a mess. Getting useful information is about creating a new reality for the interrogation subject with no hope of escape or freedom. You control every aspect of their world. How they eat, where they sleep, even whether it's day or night. When it's time to ask questions you want them disoriented, anxious, wondering who you are and what you can do to them. You have to make them understand that their entire future, their hopes, their dreams, every breath they will ever take from then on, it all depends on one thing: talking.
Michael: (voice-over) Cultivating intelligence assets usually requires some wining and dinning. The more connected somebody is, the more they know, the more they feel entitled to a little special treatment.
Michael: (voice-over) You can tell a lot about who's following you by the maneuvers they use. Quick evasive driving, casual bail out, feigning car trouble, these are signs you are dealing with a professional. Smashing into a rickshaw like a crash test dummy, that's a sign that you are dealing with an amateur, somebody who doesn't know what he's doing. That's when you really got a problem.
Michael: (voice-over) Jobs in agriculture are a convenient cover; makes it easy to explain your presence in the field and the boardroom; the only downside is, you might have to become an expert on chickpeas.
Michael: (voice-over) Get your hands on any classified document worth having, chances are it's going to be redacted, which makes reading it a lot like watching a movie on an airplane; all the juicy parts are missing but you still get the basic idea.
Sam: What can I say, Mike? The guy ate like it was his last meal. And the liquor, I mean I've had gun shot wounds hurt less than this hangover.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Parťáci (Playfellows)
Original International Air Dates:
Australia: September 2, 2008 on TEN
Sweden: December 6, 2008 on TV6
Latin America: February 3, 2009 on FX
Czech Republic: October 21, 2009 on Prima COOL
United Kingdom: November 2, 2009 on FX/FX HD
Germany: January 11, 2010 on Vox
Slovakia: March 8, 2010 on JOJ
Finland: October 24, 2011 on MTV3
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