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Michael sucks it up and does a small but vital job for the slippery Stickler, who promises to clear Michael’s burn notice as a quid pro quo. At the same time, he agrees to help Barry (who’s just as slippery financially as Stickler is slippery politically) to retrieve a vital business ledger that has been stolen by extortionists…
[NATALIE RICE / WOMAN] Female, Caucasian, 30s, MUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK WITH AN AMERICAN AS WELL AS ANY OTHER NON-AMERICAN ACCENT. Natalie is an attractive woman local realtor with a picture of her son on her keychain. She’s been blackmailed into accompanying villainous Serbian extortionist Milovan Bakic on a driving tour of Miami while he sets up a chain of safe houses. Captured by Michael and Sam along with Milovan, Natalie puddles up, convincingly acting like a terrified, sobbing, wailing mess of a woman who insists that she’s just the driver. Busily pleading for a chance to save her life and see her son once more, it turns out that Natalie is not as vulnerable and innocent as she appears…GUEST STAR, POSSIBLE RECURRING.
[MILOVAN BAKIC / MAN] Male, Caucasian, 40s-50s, MUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK WITH AN AUTHENTIC EASTERN EUROPEAN ACCENT. Milovan is a foreign looking and scary as hell extortionist. He is a former torturer for an Eastern European intelligence service. Part of an elaborate scheme to extort $5 million from a hapless Barry, Milovan is captured along with his “stupid American driver,” realtor Natalie Rice. Familiar with every trick in the interrogator’s handbook, Milovan is stonily impervious to Sam’s best efforts to crack him wide open and find the location of the stolen ledger.sptv050769..GUEST STAR
[AMY] Female, Any ethnicity, 30s. She is the feisty girlfriend of Barry, the money launderer with the priceless ledger. In fact, Amy is not as interested in Barry as she appears, and she’s been offered $100,000 in order to help a pair of extortionists facilitate the theft of his ledger. Basically a clueless dupe who betrayed her doting boyfriend for a fistful of dollars, Amy is unpleasantly dragged into the real world when Michael and Fiona point out an awkward fact: her employers attached a huge firebomb to her brand new BMW… PLEASE SUBMIT MIAMI LOCAL HIRES ONLY FOR THIS ROLE, WHICH MEANS ACTOR IS WILLING AND ABLE TO TRAVEL AND BOARD THEMSELVES IN MIAMI.
When Michael finds out he’s being stalked by a group of vengeful but mysterious Ukrainians, he turns to JAMES BECK, an importer of hijacked cargo with ties to Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, before the uncooperative Beck can help, Michael is kidnapped, along with Beck, by his adversaries, who turn out to be working for the Russian PYOTR CHECHIK, a ruthless Russian mobster who is not a fan of Michael’s…
[JAMES BECK] Male, 40s, African American, a hard-core, intimidating, well-dressed man, Beck is a successful truck hijacker who ships his stolen cargo to the highest bidder; as Fiona puts it, he’s “like FedEx for the caviar and Kalishnikov set.” Well-connected in Eastern Europe, Beck is more of a businessman than a thug, and he’s not happy when Michael, who’s learned that some Ukrainians are after him, tries to befriend him for some information. He’s even less happy when he’s kidnapped along with Michael by the Ukrainians, who assume he and Michael are partners. Furious at being reliant upon Michael’s survival skills as they flee their pursuers through Florida swampland, Beck would prefer to just shoot as many people as he can to get himself out of the situation, but he’s forced to concede that Michael’s plans are generally better than his own when it comes to staying alive. Ultimately wounded when one of his own schemes goes awry, Beck is kept alive by Michael’s efforts, and in the end admits to a grudging respect for him…LARGE GUEST STAR (7)
[PYOTR CHECHIK] Male, Russian, 35-55 years old, MUST SPEAK WITH AN AUTHENTIC RUSSIAN ACCENT. A mobster/warlord the leader of a criminal syndicate, powerful, ruthless, smart, “bad temper; good shot,” Chechik had a bad run-in with Michael some years ago, has finished fifteen years in prison, and is now going after him with an army in tow. A man who seems to enjoy the hunt, Chechik follows Michael and Beck through a Florida swamp, where he taunts Michael over a two-way radio, explaining to him how his business has changed from provincial to international, providing him a “Ukrainian team, Hungarian weapons, Russian funding.” A crafty and tenacious enemy, Chechik ultimately proves no match for Michael.sptv050769..GUEST STAR (31)