Owen and Nikita sneak up to the edge of the rebel camp. Owen whips out a gun. "Put that away," she says. "This isn't a cleaner job." She realizes what she's said and apologizes. "It's OK," he says. "I'm new at this hero stuff. You been doing it a lot longer." She protests the idea that she's a hero. Inside the shack, Fletcher's getting the snot beaten out of him. There's a video camera trained on him but he won't confess. A little TV in the corner starts broadcasting a White House press conference. A man, let's say he's the Press Secretary, announces that Ryan Fletcher was responsible for Quintana's death. Quintana, realizing he doesn't need Fletcher's taped confession anymore, orders him killed. A rebel pulls a plastic bag down over Fletcher's head. Outside, Nikita and Owen are fighting their way through the guards. When all the guards are down, our would-be heroes give each other kind of a hot open-mouthed stare. Fighting gets them going, I guess. They bust into the shack and engage Navaja and his men. There is much kicking of ass and much shooting of guns, but somehow Fletcher avoids getting shot while just sitting there all tied up. When all the rebels are down, Nikita frees Fletcher. "Who are you?" he asks. "I'm Nikita," she says. "You hung up on me." Well, a bunch of armed rebels sort of cut him off. Fletcher wants an explanation, but Nikita rightly prioritizes their escape.
They emerge from the shack and right into a Division ambush. They take cover behind a truck. Michael shouts for them to surrender. Nikita and Owen toss out a few ideas for escape, none of which seem all that great. About this time, Michael picks up a rocket launcher and blows up another truck, cutting off one of their routes of escape. Their hands forced, they flee into the forest.
Charm School. Alex is in computer class with all the other recruits. She messages Nikita for instructions. She gets no reply, so she decides to take matters into her own hands. She just gets up and leaves in the middle of class. She crawls into an air duct that leads to the tech dungeon. There, Birkhoff is comparing Percy to Lord Sauron, asking him to "forge the One Ring." He's having no luck with the black boxes. It all comes down to the encryption being too big for wireless... or something. We get a little background on Birkhoff, who was apparently a hacker named "Shadow Walker" before Percy recruited him. The Engineer rags on him, which I guess inspires Birkhoff to try harder... or something.