In the mid-season finale of season 6, Michael and the team are sent on off the books mission to San Miguelito, Panama to apprehend Tyler Gray, the man who murdered Nate Shortly after arriving, however, the team is ambushed by a group of Panamanian mercenaries under Gray's command. Michael and the others are forced to abandon their safe house, leaving them stranded without time to call for backup or the tools they'll need to finish the job. Nevertheless, Michael is undeterred by the odds against him and refuses to allow Gray to escape Panama alive.
Meanwhile, back in the U.S. Madeline seeks out Tom Card to get the file from the mission that led to Nate's death. Card's resistant, but Madeline's desperate for closure and threatens to expose Michael's mission to Panama if he doesn't comply.