It didn't work out! And for crying out loud, Mikael is one of the few individuals in Lisbeth's life who not only respects her in her own field, but also trusts her enough that he'll give her a check for $50,000 when she just asks for it. This man obviously cared a lot for her and she opened herself up a quite a bit. Unfortunately he still hangs out with that lady friend so that killed any chance of them getting more personal. I don't think she lost respect for him, she just realized that this isn't the thing she thought would happen.