Now that Alex has settled into her new life and we’ve settled into the new direction of Nikita, it’s time to get back to what this show does best: secrets, lies and a healthy dose of action.
In voiceover, Alex gives us (and Nikita) the specifics of her first mission as a full-fledged Division agent: assassinating Prince Eric of Georgia at a museum get-together, taking orders from Brendan Fehr from Roswell. When prompted, she also tells Nikita that Michael hasn’t asked about her lately (in an operational context, of course), but when she asks Nikita what the deal is between them, Nikita brushes past that to focus on screwing up this latest mission.
Alex later runs into Michael, who’s busy repairing all the damage done from Nikita’s escape in the midseason finale. (That’s right, Division has not magically fixed itself in the last two weeks.) He warns her that there’s no such thing as an easy mission, something Nikita echoes while the two women decide that the Georgian director of intelligence is the most likely to profit from the prince’s death. You have to love the Disney references that they work into this scene. It’s not like we weren’t all thinking that when they told us the prince’s name was Eric. With their plan figured out, Nikita arrives at the gala, getting close to Princess Kristina so that she can pass on the message that her husband’s life is in danger within the hour. Unfortunately for Nikita, the princess is in on the plan, and she ends up Tased. So much for true love.