The Nikita franchise is dark, inordinately so compared to the latest remake. There’s lots of skeevy behavior especially in the series La Femme Nikita, so it was cool to see “Alexandra” return somewhat to its roots, with drugs and sex (although it doesn’t happen). As we’re reminded Alex was once a sex slave, and as the flashbacks fully reveal, she was also the daughter of a tycoon who, as we know, was killed by Division.
The episode doesn’t have much plot, but builds off the flashbacks with Nikita rescuing Alex to give the episode plenty of emotion. Best of all, there isn’t forced romance, aside from the large hint that Nikita loves Michael.