Vlad's Lair of Unfabulousness. Vlad locks Alex into a small cage where he used to keep his pit bull. She can't even sit up without hunching over. Vlad leaves. Irina huddles in a corner of the room. Alex begs for her help.
Michael goes to Amanda for help. She's busy, but suddenly finds time when Michael says, "I'd like to get to the bottom of this before Percy finds out." She sees an opportunity to work against Percy, although she doesn't say anything like that to Michael. Michael tells her what's going on and needs to know more about Alex. Amanda says she's trying to hide her past.
She must tell him more than that, but we cut to Vlad's lair. He's setting up a camera to record Alex. He got the camera to film pornos, he says, but didn't find it very lucrative. He must be the world's worst shady businessman if he couldn't make a killing in porn. "You know, ever since Wonder Woman cut me up, I started thinking what the hell was so special about you?" Alex promises to kill him. Unwisely, Vlad laughs this off. He gestures for Irina to sit on his laugh so he can tell her a story about Anastasia Romanov. The story sounds a lot like Alex's and the parallel is made even clearer as Alex remembers the fire that killed her own family. Anastasia's body wasn't found with those of her murdered family. Vlad goes on to say that she was rumored to be alive, hiding from her father's enemies. "The rumors were false," Alex says. "She died in the fire." "No, she's here," Vlad says. He makes an elaborate bow in her direction, calling her the daughter of "the new Czars." She's the heir to Nikolai Udinov's billion-dollar company, Zetrov. Alex's look of hatred nearly kills Vlad where he stands.