[Warning: Contains spoilers for Shooter 108, “Red on Red”]
There are only two more episodes left in the season, and Shooter is getting mighty complicated. All the conspirators are hiring each other’s patsies to do their killing! Grigory Krukov (Sean Cameron Michael) is the Russian behind the assassination of the Ukrainian president, and now even his henchmen aren’t safe because Swagger’s making all new rules!
5. Johnson Comes For Jack
Now that Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps) knows he’s living in a fragile house of cards ready to crumble, he’s taking matters into his own hands to protect himself. He holds Jack Payne (Eddie McClintock) at gunpoint for the flash drive evidence. Too bad Johnson can't pull the trigger, and Payne knows it. Johnson could still show he’s serious though, shooting the car seat and burning Payne with the muzzle. Not for nothing, Jack Payne can take a muzzle burn. That’s why he’s such a threat.
4. Swagger Makes A Deal
This was already a great scene that began with a hotel fight with Memphis (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) and Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) kicking ass together. But when Swagger makes a deal for $10 million to kill Lon Scott (Desmond Harrington) and Jack Payne, that’s smooth! Not bad for the guy they framed in the first place. Then he plays the deal for Lon, double-crossing the double-crossers!
3. Swagger Finds Payne
When Payne took a payoff for his silence in the form of diamonds, Swagger knew Grigory put a tracker in it. So did Johnson -- but Swagger found Payne first and kicked his ass. That’s payback for their fight in episode four!
2. Memphis Interrupts the Exchange
When Swagger saw Johnson at the diamond deal, it was up to Memphis to keep Johnson safe from any crossfire, but also make sure Payne lived to clear Swagger’s name. Memphis made good by cueing all the bad guys duck for cover. This was also the payoff to an earlier scene where Swagger trained Memphis how to shoot long range, which she also used to blow up a propane tank at Lon’s compound! Leon the Professional couldn’t have taught her any better!
1. Sniper Vs. Marksman
In their first in-person confrontation, Swagger tells Lon the difference between them. Swagger's a sniper. Lon's just a marksman. That’s what makes Swagger the hero. Swagger can make his shots on the battlefield. Lon needs a conspiracy of distractions to give himself the advantage.