She wakes up sometime later, tied to a chair. A new man enters the house, obviously pissed at Dad. "I thought she was FBI," Dad says. "But the way she fights... Look what she did to Irena." Irena, lying dead in the corner, is also pissed. The new guy, who looks like if Peter O'Toole and Timothy Hutton somehow had a baby together, chastises Nikita for making a mess. Nikita figures everything out for us: "So, Anna was spying on Senator Kerrigan, her parents were her handlers, and you work for Gogol." The new guy tries to make a Google joke, but Nikita knows Gogol is a Russian mercenary operation. Further, she recognizes him as Ari Taserov, a high-ranked member. She rattles off his resume, which includes working for the KGB. "You were my target once," she says. "In '06." "Division tried to kill me in '06?" he asks. Yes, but she didn't take the shot because Ari's young son was with him. Anna's fake Dad aims a gun at Nikita's kneecap, but once she tells them her name, they back off.
In a Division conference room, Percy and the gang are listening to a recording of Ari and Fake Dad's conversation, thanks to a wiretap. That Anna was a secret agent assigned to seduce and spy on Jack came as a surprise to Division. Thom is at the meeting, too, learning this for the first time. Percy assumes that Ari Taserov's next mission will be to terminate Jack. "We cannot let that happen," Percy says. Everyone but Michael leaves with their assignments. Percy seems genuinely concerned about losing not just a senator's influence, but a man he trusts. But he's still pragmatic: When Michael suggests calling off the meeting tonight, Percy refuses because their funding is at stake. "And you're convinced Ari's going to take out the senator?" Michael asks. "It's what I would do if I were him," Percy says. "It's the rules of the game." He actually looks sad.
Back at the Russian house of cards, Ari is impressed that Percy sent the famous Nikita to kill him once upon a time. Then he makes a dig at her for falling in love with a civilian, like Anna did with the bartender. "What is it with female operatives that draws them to weak, easily manipulated men?" Nikita strains against her bonds. He says her rage makes her perfect for "the rules of the game." That he and Percy both use the same phrasing in the episode can't be a coincidence. Ari wants Kerrigan dead, but since Gogol can't do it without causing an international incident, he's going to make Nikita do it. He injects her with a toxin that will kill her in twelve hours. The only way to get the antitoxin is to kill the senator. He tells her where to meet them later that night. As soon as she's loose, she messages Alex with the name of the toxin and tells her where to find the antitoxin in Division's medical facility. Alex says it's impossible because it's always locked down. "Alex, there is no other way," Nikita says. "Michael will be activated on the op; plant the pill on him." Alex promises to come through for her.