The episode opened with a bank robbery in Montreal. A Division operative named Owen was at the bank doing something to a Division “black box.” He contacted Percy at Division HQ about the interrupted mission and Percy dropped everything to go to Montreal. Michael wondered what was going on so got Birkhoff to dig up info on it. Alex sent the info to Nikita who also decided to track down Owen.
In Montreal, Nikita tracked down Owen to a high school science lab and saw the black box. He asked her where Emily was and they got into a fight. Owen then called Percy and described what happened. They agreed to a meeting place. Then Percy told Joey Greco who came with him on the trip that they had to “cancel” Owen once they got the bb. Nikita tracked down Emily and thought up a plan to thwart Percy. Just as Owen was about to get to the meeting, Nikita called him and told him that she was holding Emily hostage in return for the black box. At Emily’s house Nikita told Owen that the black boxes were intended for evil and that she would help them escape if they destroyed the box. He asked her how she escaped The Division and how she removed her tracking device, but before she could answer shots rang out. Emily was shot and killed and Owen stayed to defend himself. Nikita escaped with the black box. Owen got caught and interrogated by Percy but didn’t tell him anything about Nikita because Percy had just killed Emily. Owen managed to escape by killing Joey Greco and tracked down Percy to kill him off. But Nikita showed up to thwart this. They fought each other and Percy escaped. Nikita took Owen back to her palatial loft for R&R.
Meanwhile at The Division HQ Alex was busy rooting around to get more intel. She swiped Birkhoff’s fingerprint to get access to areas she otherwise couldn’t get into. In Birkhoff’s office she had to hide when Michael and Birkhoff showed up. They talked about Owen’s mission and we found out that his codename was “Guardian.” Alex hid until they left and then when she left Thom caught her. She lied and said she was looking for her own file and begged Thom not to tell. Michael knew that someone was spying on them because Nikita called and gave him the serial number to the black box that he discussed in Birkhoff’s office. But instead of interrogating the team of recruits he said that he’d take the blame.
Percy arrived back at HQ and demanded to know about the security breach. Birkhoff told him to ask Michael about it.
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