Cole had a plan. A hold up. Old school style. Hotrod getaway car and all. Midwest crime caper. Chicago to Seattle. Max killed them all.
They go on the run, everything against them. Cole learns to grift. Max sees his murderous hands. They're both doomed but Cole takes the fall. Max continues on the road. Learning to be like Grifter.
Grifter on TV. Pre-Condition Red. Lynch. IO. Army guys. Military vs Crime. Grifter vs Max. Cole easily defeats him. Brings him into IO (without letting him know he set it up).