In the tag, Michael's at home fiddling with his camera when Fi comes in, looking serious. He wonders why she's not dressed for her cover (or lack of cover, as the case would have been), and she says she doesn't want him to work with Strickler so much that she isn't going to help him after all. Michael claims it's a two-person job, which Fi doesn't buy. She's more worried about the danger Michael will be in as a result of working with Strickler. "It changes you, little by little," she warns. Michael repeats his refrain: "He's the only one who can get me Back In. What do you want me to do?" Fi tells him to do what he has to. "I understand. I just can't stay here in Miami and watch." And then she walks out. Michael calls her name, but doesn't follow. And she doesn't come back. Okay, bye, Fi! Best of luck! Have a nice life!
Later, at the park, Michael sits with his camera on a picnic table as the motorboat from the heist at the beginning of the episode pulls up to the park dock. Even his voice-over sounds sad as it says, "There's no greater luxury in the field than working with a friend you rely on. When you find someone you can trust absolutely, you want them on every operation you do." Which doesn't really explain why he misses Fi, but there you go. Michael starts snapping pictures of the offloading of the crates, momentarily distracted by the sight of a woman arriving on the other side of the park in a sundress and a floppy hat the size of a radar antenna. He smiles over in that direction, thinking Fi changed her mind. "And nothing hurts worse than losing a friend to bullets, politics, or something personal." The woman looks up, and it's not Fi -- even she wouldn't wear a hat that dumb. Michael looks sad. "But when you have to work alone again, you lock those feelings away and do the job at hand." Michael gets some shots of the cleaner and his guys walking away with metal briefcases, and of the truck driving off with the goods inside. "Because as every spy knows, there's plenty of time to think about what you've lost after the mission is over." Especially when the mission is as cake as this one. Poor Michael: he does incredibly difficult jobs for nobodies for free, but the stuff the heavy hitters ask him to do is crap busywork that they could probably outsource to a temp agency. No wonder he wants back in, if this is the kind of milk runs he was used to as an actual spy.