When Michael agreed to work for Agent Andrew Strong in exchange for his mother and friends' freedom, he never could have imagined the cost. He's been forced to become the agent that he strived to never be. With each undercover mission, he's lost a bit of his soul.
Prior to being burned, Michael was a unique agent who tried to get his job done with a minimal loss of life. Ever since he's been deep undercover, he's been surrounded by death. And in "Things Unseen," Michael was forced to kill a friend. And then saw another man executed due to his interference.