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|Discretion isn't always the better part of valor.|
Noah, Claude and Ivan have cornered the Russian on a Moscow subway train. The Russian has used his age shifting ability to turn into a young boy, and Noah's hesitation to shoot a child gives the Russian time to break a window and escape from the train. As they leave the station, Ivan berates Noah for not shooting, but Noah has a hunch about the Russian's hiding place. They go to a large marketplace, and Claude expresses his belief that the Russian is not really a killer, but Noah is doubtful. Claude sees the Russian, still in his child form, and lies to Noah to try to help him get away, but Ivan spots him and calls out, in a successful attempt to make the Russian age-shift again into an adult body, which will be a much easier target for Noah. The Russian pulls a knife on Ivan but Noah shoots him dead. The three Company men share a bottle of vodka later, but Noah secretly blames Ivan for forcing him to kill, and in the future he comes to see that these events led to his killing of Ivan. He also realizes that Claude's willingness to help a fellow evolved human escape made the Company distrust him and that this led to Noah being ordered to shoot Claude.