After Nikita explains the premise of the show, we join the recruits in the Charm School training facility. Alex jogs on a treadmill. In the operations room overlooking the training floor, Percy and Birkhoff are going over one Jill Morelli's stats. In short, she's a young freelance reporter who's big on conspiracy theories. Percy wants to know how she found out about one of their ops, but Birkhoff's at a loss. They look at overhead footage of an airplane crash site. Percy assigns a disposable agent to find out what Jill knows and how. On the training floor, Alex watches the ops room but can't get a good look inside due to the tinted windows. She flashes back to Nikita telling her she'll have to get close but she'll have to be sneaky about it. So she goes over to Jaden and picks a fight with her, allowing Jaden to pin her up against the ops room window. She takes a series of blows to the ribs so that she can see inside to the computer screens still showing Jill's info. Later that night, she goes to the perpetually abandoned computer lab and messages Nikita to check it out.
Somewhere in New York City, a middle-aged man is walking through a parking garage, chatting on the phone with his wife about his imminent arrival home. You know he's a dead man at this point. Jill Morelli ambushes him in the garage, chirpily calling out "Jeremy!" and scaring the pants off him. He's apparently an editor she's been trying to get in touch with. As they walk to his car, she tells him about the flight that crashed in the Appalachians. It's not news to him, but then she tells him about the black helicopters that showed up on the scene "just before a forest fire conveniently destroyed all the evidence." She knows she's onto something because when she called the airline, she was put through to CEO Henry Samson. Jeremy's already weary, but Jill presses on, gushing about how her mystery source has video, available for the low, low price of $50,000. Jeremy refuses to pay. As he gets into his car, the disposable agent from earlier shoots him through the head. Jill tries to scream but she's grabbed by another agent from behind. The murder weapon is forced into her hand and fired again into Jeremy's doubly dead head. She screams into the agent's gloved hand. "You just killed him," disposable agent intones. "And you're going to prison for the rest of your life unless we get that video." They inject her with a tranquilizer and stuff her into a van.
As they speed through the garage, Nikita steps into their path, long black trench coat flapping behind her like she's Angel or something. She whips out one of her big honking guns and shoots the driver through the front window. The van crashes into another car and comes to a stop. Nikita opens the back door, knocks out the other agent and grabs the unconscious Jill.