Michael is a top lieutenant in the secret organization that Nikita (Maggie Q) has vowed to destroy. He is also the person who trained Nikita.
According to the world she's just a dead junkie, who's she going to contact?Michael
Michael: OK, so where is this place?
Birkhoff: The quarters for the Red Circle Triad in New York. Not much going on right now but at night it turns into a pretty happening spot. Lady Gaga was there last Friday.