Back in the Loft of Fabulousness, Nikita is checking for messages. This doesn't escape Owen's notice. She lies that she was looking for black boxes. Owen says there are six other guardians she'd have to get through. He doesn't know who they are, though. He tells her he was picked by Percy because he was Percy's favorite cleaner. But then he met Emily. "Then it hit me," he says. "I started to see the people I killed, their faces." I won't transcribe the rest for time's sake, but it's a really good scene. Mr. Sawa can convey a lot while chained to a bed.
Torture warehouse. Samir mentions Thom, being held in the next room. Thom hasn't said anything about Division, which makes Samir doubt Alex. "He's been there longer," she says, her voice shaking with quiet rage. "He's been brainwashed." I wish Lyndsy Fonseca were a few years older so she could have been Nikita. [Maybe next season! - Zach]Samir turns on a two-way handset and lets Alex hear Thom being roughed up. "Tell me the truth or he dies," he says. Alex has no other information to give. Samir leaves and goes to Thom's room. Some men hold Thom down and inject him which Amanda explains will make him seem dead. Percy shushes them: "I'm trying to watch!" Heh. Alex hears a gunshot. Thom is dragged into the room and dropped onto the floor in front of her, fake blood on his shirt. Samir questions Alex about her family. Michael wants it to stop, but Amanda had Samir ask these questions specifically to learn more about Alex. Alex whispers, drawing Samir closer to her in order to tell him more, but as soon as he leans toward her, she busts out of her tape restraints and grabs his gun. He rushes her and she shoots. Michael and Birkhoff flinch. Alex screams. Percy gives the order to get Alex before she escapes, but she's already clambering out of a vent shaft to freedom.