Fiona: Well, we tried entrapment and we were gonna
blackmail him and that didn't happen... He just decided to free you from jail.
Sam: Sometimes when you push people past their limits, Give them hard time?
they realize they have no business standing so close to the line. Lose themselves?
I think the two go together as one image/analogy.

If you're standing too close to the line and someone pushes you, you may go over.

If you play with fire, you may get burned.

When this happens, you may regret that you have played this dangerous game.

(You thought you would be able to handle it (within your limits),
but someone pushed you too hard, and you lost it.)
Aha, now I get it. Thanks, Avangi!