Charm School. Amanda questions Birkhoff. It all seems very pleasant and polite so far. Eventually, Amanda asks if Birkhoff ever had feelings for Nikita when they worked together. Birkhoff protests that it's against the rules to mingle with the recruits. Amanda reminds him that Nikita's not a recruit anymore, a circumstance that Birkhoff tries to blame on Amanda, saying she failed to turn Nikita into a perfect, obedient agent. Amanda, with her iciest smile, calls for an agent to take Birkhoff for a brain scan and full body cavity search.
Ops room. Michael wants some of the recruits to help in going over the contents of Jill's apartment. Percy allows it, but balks at giving them too much information, lest the recruits realize Jill is a good guy. "Tell them it's a training exercise," Percy says. So crates full of documents are wheeled into the computer lab and team leaders are instructed to form three-man teams. Thom picks Jaden and Alex in order to give them a chance to show "visible improvement," and thus save their lives. Michael comes in and tells them they're going over the belongings of a domestic terrorist who's scheduled to meet with a munitions expert. Their task is to find the munitions expert and where they planned to meet.
Alex and Nikita are in a roadside diner, taking a break from their road trip. Nikita theorizes that Henry Samson is smuggling cocaine in order to keep his airline from going under, like so many others have. Hey, as long as they pass the savings on to passengers, what do I care? I hate paying those extra fees for checked luggage. Jill presses Nikita for information about the "commandos" from the crash site, but Nikita tells her to stick to what she can prove. "Why are you protecting them?" Jill asks. "I'm protecting you," Nikita says. About this time, two highway patrol officers walk in. Nikita tries to get them out quietly, but one of the officers IDs them. Nikita quickly dispatches the burly fellows, much to Jill's obvious and logical shock.