When his daughter Alex was still young, he and his wife, Sita, got in an argument. Apparently drunk, Michael held a gun to Sita and when Alex arrived begging for them to stop, Michael demanded that Sita tell their daughter "the truth." While he was distracted, Sita managed to disarm him. A distressed Alex took the gun and shot him.
Alex then found his FBI ID, surprising her because until then, she believed him to be a simple factory worker. Alex has since pondered what kind of man her father really was and decided to become an FBI agent herself to find out.