Necessary Evil
Season 5, Episode 15
Bn 515
Air date November 17, 2011
Written by Matt Nix
Directed by Alfredo Barrios Jr.
Episode Guide
Breaking Point
Depth Perception
Necessary Evil is the fifteenth episode of the fifth season and the seventy-seventh episode overall.


  • Clients: 
  • Bad Guys: Joseph Kamba, Rawls


Michael runs point on a CIA rescue mission which involves a scientist kidnapped by an African warlord. Meanwhile, Sam and Jesse go undercover as microchip specialists but quickly get in over their heads.

Spy FactsEdit

Full RecapEdit

Michael and Fiona pretend to be window washers in order to get into Anson's apartment and copy files off his computer.

Agent Pearce assigns Micheal to a case involving a Liberian chemical company looking for guidance chips to make a bomb. Pearce wants Sam and Jesse as operatives on the mission. Sam agrees to the job in order to patch things up with his CIA contacts. They pose as black market technology dealers and pay a visit to Joseph Kumba, the man who is having the bomb built by William Resnik. He's holding Resnik's daughter for ransom, which is why Resnik is building the bomb. Jesse stays with Resnik while Sam tries to buy time with Kumba saying they need to get more chips.

Meanwhile, Madeline wants to go on a double date with Benny, Fiona and Michael. But Fiona and Michael find out from the info they stole from Anson that he's got Benny on his side. Madeline won't believe them, but then she finds photos of Fiona and Michael in Benny's house indicating he's spying on them. She plants a bug in Benny's apartment, but Anson, one step ahead, plants a bomb in his house too. Madeline watches Benny's house blow up with her boyfriend in it.

Sam keeps stalling Kumba's bomb production by requesting his team move an electrical face for fear it might interfere with the bomb. He's buying time for Jesse to get access to the guns Fiona planted. The tactic works and eventually Sam and Jesse manage to free Resnik and kill Kumba's men in the process and detonate the bomb.





  • Rick Gomez as William Resnick
  • Jonathan Adams as Joseph Kamba
  • Lovensky Jean-Baptiste as Crowley
  • Aubrey Peeples as Sophie Resnik
  • Hunter Womack as Rawls


Continuity ErrorsEdit

  • As Sam walks through the compound door carrying the case, the exterior shot shows Sam carrying the case vertically by one of the end handles. The subsequent interior shot shows Sam carrying the case horizontally by the side handle.
  • Resnick tells Jesse his daughter is being held hostage, but Jesse never gets a chance to relay that information to Sam. In the next scene, Agent Pearce magically knows they need to find the kidnapped daughter.


  • Benny

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