Ops Room. Birkhoff shows Michael footage of Nikita infiltrating Tonya's shop. There are also records of Tonya being question by US Customs regarding a Red Circle Triad slave labor scam. "She's going back to her first mission," Michael realizes. As Michael walks out of Ops, he flashes back to six years earlier. He proudly watches Nikita on the training floor, sparring (and winning) against a much bigger man. To recall the styles of the day, Michael has slightly longer hair gelled straight up and Nikita has bangs that look like horsehair. Michael's 'do makes him look more like a baby hedgehog than a baby otter. He approaches her for a talk and she notices he's hiding something behind his back. She teases him but he won't show her what it is, so she offers to fight him for it. He fights her with one arm behind her back and quickly pins her to the mat. They pant at each other face to face. He looks like he might want to kiss her, but then gets up and offers her the prize he's been hiding from her. It's a key card that gets her out of Charm School long enough to complete her first mission.
Alex is on that same training floor now with Thom, the two of them fighting with bo staffs. Alex notices Michael and some other agents heading to Ops. The momentary distraction gives Thom the upper hand and he handily takes her staff. She makes some lame excuse about having to go to the computer lab and offers Thom a rematch after lunch. Before Alex can get to the lab, though, a nameless trainer orders her to Amanda.