"Does Sydney ever ask you why you did it?"

"Nope."

"Do you ever ask yourself?"

"All the time."

"Any answers?"

Because…Michael thinks, and then stops because he doesn't want to believe that he let Sark escape just so there could be a day like this. He should be getting back to Syd and the kids in their safe little beach house.

But he can't walk away when he's already got bruises that he'll have to lie about and he wants more.

He falls back on the bed, pulling Sark down on top of him.

This is why he did it.