Leela and Erik reunite on the roof. Isn't someone going to realize Alex didn't "take care" of her? Nikita tells them to head straight for the police. "Fight for what you want," she tells Erik. "I will if you will." Well, she'll do some kind of fighting. She heads back to the basement and releases the halon gas. The basement fills with an obscuring haze. As Michael and his agents flood in, Nikita stealthily grabs one of them from behind and takes his disguise. Michael sees the guy lying on the floor in his underwear and realizes what's happened. He rushes out to the streets just in time to see a black-clad Nikita heading into the crowd. She turns back for a moment so they can give each other searing looks, then vanishes. Michael looks like he wants to cry or spit. Maybe both.
Later, Nikita and Alex meet at the Loft of Fabulousness. They watch a news broadcast about Kristina being taken into custody for the assassination plot. Erik speaks to reporters about dedicating himself to his duties as prince. Leela stands in the background as Erik promises someday he'll love again, or some crap like that. Alex and Nikita toast each other, Alex with a glass of almond milk, Nikita with expensive-sounding wine. Alex gets a call from Michael and panics for a moment until Nikita says she's programmed Alex's tracker so it looks like she's at home. What if Michael is calling from Alex's apartment? This seems like a dumb plan. As luck would have it, he's calling from the ops room. He wants to go over the mission debriefs with her, to fill in some gaps about Nikita's part in the whole thing. Alex lies and Michael pretends to be satisfied, but he's watching some surveillance footage of Alex at the exhibit. It's right after Leela first hands her the headset. Alex asks with concern, "Where are you?" It's not enough to give her away, but perhaps enough to make him suspicious. Nikita and Alex toast to their victory while Michael watches the video again. Yep, he's suspicious, all right. About time.
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