At a playground, Nikita approaches Lisa, the widow of Victor Han (who Nikita killed six years ago when she was in The Division) to tell her that she’s going to complete his work. Because remember she’s against all things she did at The Division. So she’s going to hunt down the Red Circle Triad – a Chinese mafia gang – who provide slave labor to fashion houses. But why is she telling Lisa? Because she’s ferrying Lisa and her daughter to a safe house while all this is going down.
Meanwhile back at The Division new recruit training Thom saves Alex from a car-bomb dismantling exercise. Amanda interrupts to tell Pacey Michael that Birkhoff has found Nikita on – what else – a surveillance camera. They instantly figure out that she’s going to do something to the Triad.
Flashback to six years ago: Nikita and Michael spar in The Division sparing room. To make her look six years younger CW wardrobe gave Nikita a bad-looking wig that actually makes her look older. Anyhoo the two are supposed to have a spark but it’s not there… another flashback shows Amanda prepping Nikita for her first mission as nanny to the Han family. The mission involved Nikita blowing up the Han house with Han inside.
Meanwhile back in the present. Nikita is outside the Chinese mafia sweatshop and waits for Alex to help her from The Division computers. But Alex has been summoned to see Amanda. So Nikita just goes charging into the sweatshop, kills the bad guys except one and frees the workers. Then she torches the place but tells the one guy she didn’t kill that she’s coming after his boss.
Back at The Division Amanda drugs Alex to finally get the truth behind what’s bothering her. Alex wakes up in a straitjacket that won’t unlock until her heart rate goes down. Ok. So then Amanda forces Alex to confront her fears. Alex claims that she’s still haunted by the death of her parents when she was 13. Amanda is appeased and says she reminds her of Nikita…
Michael and Birkhoff track down the Triad HQ to a club and figure out that Nikita put a tracking device on the guy she didn’t kill at the sweatshop so he could lead her to their hide-a-way. Nikita spots Michael there, disguises herself and slips into the club. She goes to the secret Triad HQ in the back and shoots someone talking to the boss via webcam. The boss turns out to be Victor Han(!) Nikita: “I thought I killed you, what’s up?” VH: “I made a deal with Percy to fake my death.” So Nikita makes an in person meeting with him in Hong Kong. Michael walks in and Nikita tells him about VH and Percy.
Michael confronts Percy at Division HQ who informs him that he didn’t want to have the Triad on their case. Michael accuses him of corruption but Percy tells M to get on the next plane to Hong Kong.
Meanwhile in HK Nikita is tased and brought to Victor Han’s lair. He’s slimy and kisses her but she already thought ahead and wore lipstick with peanut oil, something he’s allergic to. She fights with his henchmen and one of them gets killed by an outside bullet. It’s from Michael’s gun – duh.
Michael Han has been left on the steps of the local police station according to the news that Percy is watching. Nikita tells Lisa the truth about her late-but now alive-ex-husband. Alex passes the bomb exercise but Amanda still thinks she’s hiding something. During their computer chat Alex doesn’t tell Nikita about Amanda and Nikita doesn’t tell Alex about Michael.
Flashback: Michael tells Nikita that he owes Percy his life. Present: Michael is beating the hell out of a punching bag while Percy surreptitiously looks on…
Next Episode: “The Guardian” Percy hunts down fugitive Division operative Owen.
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