Mike needs a professional 'false flag' (fake identity) to go and find his enemy in Washington D.C. without being caught by the FBI. Corporate spy, Lucy Chen, is prepared to help him, if he helps Evelyn find her son Jasper. He was picked up at school by her husband, accountant Doug Baker, a crime suspect. Alas, Michael isn't the only user of a fake identity. Written by
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Fiona says that Sam's old bulletproof vest smells of Old Spice and bourbon. Bruce Campbell
, who plays Sam, became spokesman for Old Spice in 2006. See more
Michael's description of a False Flag as a false identity is incorrect. A false identity is referred to as a 'legend'. A False Flag is a recruitment where the target is lead to believe they are working for a friendly power when they really have been working for an enemy. A very appropriate title for this episode. See more
A fake identity is known in the spy trade as a "false flag". Used to be you could make your own documents with a printer and a laminater. These days though, ID's have magnetic strips, holigrams, and infrared water marks. You need a pro.