[Sam questions an imprisoned enforcer in a medical scam]
Michael Westen : [narration] There's a saying in interrogation: "Violence perceived is violence achieved." You don't want someone screaming, you want him asking questions - asking, "What is he doing with that knife?"
Sam Axe : [cuts his own thumb] Oh, wow!
Michael Westen : [narration] Asking, "If he'll do that to himself, what will he do to me?"
[Sam Axe drips blood from his thumb onto the man's face as he squirms in terror]
Michael Westen : [narration] Mostly you want him asking, "How do I make this stop?"
[Sam finds Michael unconscious on the ground after he's narrowly avoided a bomb planted on his front door]
Sam Axe : Mike? Mike! Mike!
Michael Westen : [weakly] What - ?
Sam Axe : [stops Michael from moving] Don't try it. Don't try that. You just took a pretty bad fall.
Sam Axe : [looking up at the landing and blown-out entrance to Michael's loft] Uh, make that a *very* bad fall.
[On the run from Carla's goons, Michael stops Sam as he observes a man about to cross the street]
Michael Westen : [narration] Distinguishing between different kinds of suspicious behavior is crucial for an operative.
Sam Axe : Surveillance?
Michael Westen : Not surveillance, Sam.
[Michael runs to the man, and pulls him out of the path of an oncoming truck]
Michael Westen : [narrating] Someone doing surveillance, for example, looks different than someone who's trying to commit suicide.