Upstairs, Michael finds Sam in the living room, listening to Natalie's crying from down the hall. Michael reports that the man won't crack unless they find out more. Fi wanders in and comments, "Nice place." Sam gets up to begin another shift with Natalie, despite Michel's suggestion that they lay off for a bit. "She's a delicate flower, but lucky for us, I got a green thumb," Sam says. Fi reports to Michael that she tailed the cleaner to a park, and after watching him scope it out for an hour, she's sure that's where the deal is happening. Michael thanks her sincerely for her help, which only irritates her. "You have any idea who would pay Strickler for a job like this?" she wonders. Michael testily points out that he's just taking pictures, not killing anyone. "It's not like anyone ever got blackmailed or killed from just a few pictures, right?" Fi snarks. Indeed, I suspect that the person who will end up being blackmailed will be Michael himself. Someone's going to see these pictures and wonder why a guy who has taken down entire mafias and private armies didn't do anything to stop a small crew of thieves. Fi wonders who Strickler is getting Michael into bed with, like it would be worse than being in bed with Fi, but before he can answer, Sam returns, having apparently been repelled by a solid wall of Natalie's tears. Michael suggests a "softer" approach, and turns to Fi. She correctly assesses that if she's playing the "soft" one, things must be pretty desperate. I'd say she's nailed it.
Fi enters the guest bedroom carrying a tea service for two as Michael VOs, "There's a reason fear often fails as an interrogation technique. Most interrogation subjects are already scared. Scaring them more doesn't help. What they need is a friend." Or, failing that, Fi. Fi introduces herself to Natalie as "Kim" and sits down on the bed to talk to her. She asks Natalie how she got into this, if she's the innocent realtor she claims to be. Natalie tells a little sob story about her circumstances, leading into how she sometimes lets people use places "off the books." That's where George came in, but then he took her money and her passport and drafted her as his chauffeur. "He used me as his own personal real estate agent. And...for other things." Now she has Fi's sympathy, while Fi has a new angle: she suggests they take him down together. Natalie insists she doesn't know anything, but Fi gets her to tell her about a condo near the airport.