During a mission, Alex runs into Irina, a friend from her past. Alex tries to help Irina escape from her captor, but Irina betrays her and turns Alex over to a Russian mobster named Vlad, who has a debt to settle. As Nikita tries to save Alex, she runs into Michael, who is also searching for Alex. Knowing that she can't compromise Alex's secret, Nikita has to work with Michael to save Alex without blowing Alex's cover.
Alex finally tells Vlad that she's a Division agent, while Michael and Nikita start their rescue mission. Vlad doesn't believe her and she convinces Irina to let her out of the cage. She shoots Vlad, telling him that he was right. She shoots him two more times and tells Irina to run.
Nikita and Michael both find Alex at nearly the same time. Michael tips Nikita off that a Division extraction team is coming, so Nikita runs and Alex hands him the cell phone that she found on Vlad's body. Michael carries Alex into Division and Percy is not happy but offers her help.
Nikita watches Alex confessing her real identity to Vlad, thanks to a video camera that caught it all. Michael takes Alex to Amanda and thanks her for keeping Percy out of the loop. But as soon as he leaves, Amanda starts asking her questions about her past.