The first time a spy turns over secrets to his handler, he has crossed the line. He has now betrayed his country and there’s no turning back. That makes the first meeting extremely dangerous. He may change his mind and balk at his disloyalty. He may even confess his treason and arrive at the meeting with enemy security. In First Contact, we see the first meeting between spy and case officer. The scene is Venice, a stressful city for intelligence work because the canals make movement difficult. There are no buses to pretend you’re catching. But everything appears to be under control—for now.