Lair. Poor Alex is high as a kite in her little cage. Just piercing through the fog, she can hear Vlad complaining about "Wonder Woman" to someone on the phone. Maybe he's talking to David E. Kelley. He slams the phone down. "Still expect me to believe you're some peasant girl?" he asks Alex. She flashes back to Daddy-Daughter Day at Zetrov. Nikolai tells little Alex that someday she'll be in charge of his company. She reluctantly tells him she looked up his name on the Internet. Kids, don't ever look up your parents on the net. Some doors are better not opened. Alex says that she read people are scared of him, that he's killed people. "Everything I have done was done for you and your mother," he says. "And one day, you will do the same thing for the same reason." She says she loves him, but doesn't want to be him. He says she has no choice. "It is who you are; it is in your blood." In the present, Irina brings Alex a sip of water. Irina breaks down crying, apologizing for what she's done.
Outside the lair, Michael and Nikita are planning their attack. This brings up memories of their team-up in Uzbekistan. Michael is still bitter that she stopped him from killing Kasim. He was so close and Nikita took it away from him. She explains she didn't realize he was that close. She didn't want Michael to be killed. "What I did, I did out of - " She cuts herself off before she can admit she loves him. They stare at each other for a long moment. She finishes, rather lamely, " - out of not wanting to see you get hurt." She promises she will help him get Kasim. Inside, Vlad tries to tempt Alex with another speedball. She reaches for the syringe desperately. She tells him the truth, that she's a secret agent for Division. He records the whole thing, even though he doesn't believe her. As she describes all the killer spy things she can do, we cut to Michael and Nikita in action, exemplifying those skills. Michael holds off the guards outside while Nikita makes her way into the lair. She leaps on one guy like a damned spider and brings him down. She makes her way around the dank, dreary brothel and frees all the girls, telling them where to find a women's shelter.