Corman: Everything I could find suggested that the satellite was crashed on purpose.
Madeline: Do you know by whom?
Corman: I was working on that when you called me. But everything that I could see leads back to Oversight or Center.
Operations: Can you think of a reason why Oversight would intentionally crash a satellite containing valuable data right into the heart of a terrorist base?
Corman: I don't know. Not unless...
Madeline: Go on.
Corman: Well, if the data was useless. Providing the enemy with useless intel would distract them for years.
Madeline: You're very astute.
Corman: Thank you. But Michael and Nikita... were sent in to make it look convincing. To make every effort to retrieve the data. But Michael won't fail. He's the best.
Madeline: You've put the pieces together quite well.
Corman: And if Michael dies trying... it'll make it look all the more convincing.
Operations: Very good Mr. Corman.
Madeline: (to operatives) Take him to containment.