Division. Birkhoff shows footage from the nightclub to Amanda and Michael. Amanda recognizes Irina's temple-rapping gesture as Russian. She tells them that Alex was forced to work as a Russian sex slave. Maybe the other girl was, too. Michael figures Alex is trying to help her. He decides to call in a favor from the Russian mafia.
Russian bathhouse. Nikita has infiltrated this stronghold of sweat and hirsute old men by pretending to be a towel girl. She wheels a cart of towels into a steam room then reveals the claymore mine she's smuggled in. She explains what will happen (the thing explodes in their direction) if they don't tell her where she can find Vlad. A bunch of guys poop their towels. You can tell Nikita is awesome because her hair doesn't frizz even the slightest bit. She holds the mine trigger in one hand, finger on the button. Outside, Michael has just arrived. He tells the guard he's looking for... I can't understand the name. "Tell him it's Misha," he says. Not Mikhail, but Misha. I love it! In the steam room, one of the sweaty mobsters caves: "To hell with it! I'm not sweating my ass off for that durak!" Sounds almost... Klingon. He tells her where Vlad is running his brothel. Michael tries to get inside, but the door is locked. The guard says the guys are in there with the towel girl: "Dark hair, long legs... very hot." Michael smirks with recognition and kicks open the door.
Nikita, the trigger still clutched in one hand, attacks the intruder. It takes her a second to realize who it is. "Michael?!" Hee. The guards barge in and attack. Michael and Nikita fight them together. The whole, time she's still holding onto the trigger. The mobsters shake in their towels. One big guy grabs Michael by the jaw and hoists him off the ground. It is a fantastic shot to pause on. Michael beats on the guys head until he lets go. At one point during the fight, Nikita finally drops the trigger and the mobsters realize the bomb is a fake. They trundle toward Michael and Nikita, who hightail it out of there. They beat up another guard on the way out, then run into several more as they escape into the alley behind the bathhouse. A brief gunfight ensues, but a police car is pulling up into the street. Michael and Nikita run the other way, firing their guns as they go.
Lair of Unfabulousness. Vlad threatens to shoot Alex, but she's not afraid of dying. He thinks and says, "There was one thing that used to make you obey me... you'd practically do anything for it." He pulls out a syringe. "Anything for a speedball," he says. For the first time, Alex looks genuinely afraid.