Alex finds Irina on the dance floor. "I wouldn't have made it across the ocean if it wasn't for you," she says to her old friend. But she doesn't understand why Irina didn't get away. "I thought I'd given you a way out." Irina raps her knuckles on her temple, blames herself for blowing her chance. Alex promises to help her, get her clean. They make arrangements to meet outside in fifteen minutes. This doesn't strike Alex as especially odd, so she agrees. Later, when the two meet, Irina is looking a little more sober and a lot sadder. A runty little guy in a wool cap steps out of the alley and pulls a gun on Alex. He recognizes Alex as the one who ran away from him five or six years earlier. Alex pretends this is all a case of mistaken identity, but Vlad has brought backup. Men grab Alex from behind as Irina confirms she's the one who called Vlad. "You belong to me," says the wee Russian.
Nikita heads back to the club while Michael frets at Division because Alex hasn't reported in for a while. Birkhoff makes a joke about Alex hooking up with the dweeb. Michael doesn't laugh. Birkhoff says he has no sense of humor. Michael says having a sense of humor is why he doesn't laugh at Birkhoff's jokes. Heh. They activate her tracker.
Meanwhile, Vlad and his goons are bringing Alex to their underground lair. It looks like some kind of warehouse basement. Vlad complains that he took care of Alex and she thanked him by giving him a scar on his face. He got a second scar when "some wonder woman" came looking for Alex. "Next thing I know, she cuts me, releases all my girls and burns down my business." I wonder why Nikita didn't kill him outright, or at least turn him over to authorities? He survived the attack and opened up a new business here in this squalid place.
Back at Division, Birkhoff can't get a lock on Alex's tracker. "Maybe she's underground?" he offers. What a lame and mostly useless tracker. Michael tells him to hack into the club's security footage. At the same time, Nikita's doing the same thing from her Loft of Fabulousness. She sees Vlad confronting Alex in the alley and despairs. She flashes back to six years earlier, to the night Alex's parents were killed. She carries an unconscious Alex to the side of the road, gives her to her father's chauffeur after assurances that he's utterly loyal and will take care of her. "You'll be safe with him. I promise," Nikita says. In the present day, Nikita apologizes for being wrong. When Nikita can't find Alex's tracker, she gets her guns together. At some point, she must have fiddled with the security footage, because Birkhoff doesn't see the part where Alex runs into Vlad. Michael suspects the dweeb, but Birkhoff says he left the club earlier. Birkhoff thinks Alex may have taken the chance to run from Division. Michael tells him to keep looking, but keep it quiet. "If Percy finds out one of his agents is missing, it'll give him an excuse to test out his new kill chip."