When he rejoins her in the car outside, he's in a hurry to get going, but she notices all the black government cars pulling up outside and says, "Uh-oh." Not that they're busted. As Michael VOs, "One of the problems with stealing information is that it's usually someone else's job to keep that information safe." And it looks like that person is getting arrested already. "It doesn't matter how clean your getaway is. There's always a chance someone else will get blamed for what you did." And you think Michael's just going to let that go?
Back at the loft that night, Sam finds Michael perusing a printout of the file he stole. Sam did a little research on the guy who got nabbed, a counterintelligence agent named Jesse Porter. Sam says the government can't prosecute him because then they'd have to declassify the file. All they can do is blacklist him. Sam ruefully declares, "Mike, you just burned a spy." The camera zooms in on Michael's stricken face, which telegraphs one overriding thought: Ooops.
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