Remember all those "black boxes" of secret info Percy has stashed around the world? He has special guardians assigned to each of them. One guardian, a foxy fellow named Owen, is interrupted by a bank robbery while trying to update one of those boxes. Loyal to the core, he contacts Percy, who promptly hops on a jet in the middle of another op to rendezvous with him and retrieve the box. This makes Michael suspicious. Fed up with Percy's non-answers, he does a little snooping to find out what's going on. Little does he know, Alex is snooping on him at the time and immediately feeds the new info to Nikita. But Alex's actions don't go entirely unnoticed: Thom, having followed Alex after her hasty exit from a training exercise, sees her leaving Percy's office. He's pissed that she'd be so reckless. She lies and says she was just digging for her own files. Thom doesn't turn her in, even when Birkhoff tries to frame Jaden for the security breach. When Alex later goes to patch things up with Thom, he kisses her. Somehow, she resists his ruddy-cheeked sweetness and, embarrassed, he closes himself off at once. Aww.
Meanwhile, Nikita has caught up with Owen. Turns out Owen has fallen in love with a young lady named Emily. Nikita tries to convince them that she's the only one who can protect them, but Owen is still loyal to Percy. Right up until Emily gets a sniper bullet through the chest. Roan and Percy torture Owen in an effort to find where he's hidden the black box, but he doesn't budge. Nikita catches up to them just as Owen has fought his way out of captivity and is about to kill Percy. She wants him dead, too, but they have to destroy all the black boxes first. They escape and Owen apparently spends some time in Nikita's fabulous loft, recuperating whilst wearing little black undies. Yowza. Stay tuned for the full weecap.
A bank employee leads a man to the safe deposit vault and gives him some privacy. He opens box 239 and takes out a black hard drive that requires a blood sample from him before he can upload something from a flash drive. The man's a bit scruffy and rugged, in olive drab clothes. (I am later shocked to learn it's Devon Sawa, who did a whole mess of growing up in the last decade or so.) As he waits for the drives to do their thing, a ruckus erupts in the bank proper. He peeks outside the vault, sees a robbery in progress and pockets both drives. He creeps outside, joining the hostages on the floor while French-speaking gunmen shoot up the place. The Montreal police drive up outside. "Damn eet!" curses one of the gunmen. He grabs a little girl and forces her toward the door. Sawa's as-yet-unnamed character silently debates with himself before trying to trade himself for the little girl. He grabs the robber's gun and shoots the other thieves, then takes their extra clips while eying the police through the front door.
Charm School, Ops Room. Michael and the gang are in the middle of overseeing some Pakistani operation when Percy gets a call from our bank hero. He's skulking through an alley somewhere and identifies himself as "Guardian" followed by a code. "The package is out in the open," he tells Percy. Percy looks worried. In a low voice he asks if it's been compromised. Hero says it hasn't, but he's taken a wound from the cops. Percy, flustered, tells him to find cover and call him back at 16:00. He announces to Ops that he needs to be in Montreal in two hours and needs a flight out. Birkhoff checks Orbitz or some damn thing because Division isn't badass enough to have their own jets and/or helicopters. Michael's aghast that Percy would leave in the middle of their operation, chasing after him when Percy leaves the room. "What the hell's in Montreal?" Percy's like, "Use your inside voice, dummy!" Michael keeps pestering him as they stomp through the training floor, but Percy isn't forthcoming. Alex, exercising nearby, overhears their spat.
Alex messages Nikita from the abandoned computer lab about Percy's Montreal trip. Nikita, once more in fabulous lingerie in her fabulous loft, thinks it's unusual for Percy to "go out into the field." Her interest is further piqued when she finds out that Michael and Percy bickered in front of everyone. She searches online for recent Montreal news.