The Life We've Chosen

Season 3, Ep 14, Aired 3/15/13
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  • Episode Description
  • Amanda holds Alex captive and offers Nikita Alex's freedom in exchange for Ari's. Michael puts Nikita and Sean in charge of the prisoner exchange, but Ryan makes a last minute addition and adds Owen to the mission, leaving Michael suspicious. While captured, Alex befriends a fellow prisoner named Larissa and vows to promises to free them both from Amanda. This promise eventually conflicts with Nikita's plan, forcing Alex to choose between Nikita and her promise to Larissa.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Aaron Stanford


  • Lyndsy Fonseca


  • Maggie Q


  • Shane West


  • Dillon Casey

    Sean Pierce

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Ari the hero?

    By AmyTeves, Apr 13, 2013

  • I'm impressed :) :) :)

    By olafweyer, Mar 21, 2013

  • Alex stand up to Nikita!!! And totally right to do so...

    By yudigr, Mar 17, 2013

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Amanda: Your turn.
      Ari: I could refuse. After I unlock the code, you're just going to kill me anyway.
      Amanda: You of all people should know there are many ways to die.

    • Sean: Ari has a kill chip. Nikita could end the threat of the black box right now.
      Nikita: No.
      Alex: Why not?
      Nikita: Because we don't sacrifice people, we save them.
      Alex: That's what I'm trying to do!
      Nikita: Ari is the priority.
      Alex: Why, because you say it is?

    • Alex: You hold on, okay? I'm coming back for you.
      Larissa: No. You saw how many soldiers there are. It is suicide.
      Alex: I have friends coming back for me, and I'm gonna return with all of them.
      Larissa: All right. But if you can't, don't feel bad. Sometimes no matter how much you want to help, you can't stop someone from dying.

    • Ari: Amanda was right. Your compassion will be your downfall.
      Nikita: Amanda is not right about anything.
      Ari: She has her blind spots, but she excels at ferreting out the weakness of people. With you, she's aiming directly for the heart.
      Nikita: Only Amanda could use love as a weapon.
      Ari: As I recall, when you needed some information on Saalim, you were very quick to use my son's safety as leverage.
      Nikita: That was...I wasn't trying to...
      Ari: I'm not looking for an explanation or an apology. I know the rules of the game. This is the life we've chosen.

    • Nikita: Relax, Ari. We are trading you for Alex. But we'll get you back. As much as you deserve it, we're not gonna let Amanda get her claws into you.
      Michael: Why not?
      Nikita: Because, screw Amanda.

    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Sunday, March 17, 2013 on CTV 2

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    • yudigr Mar 17, 2013

      Alex stand up to Nikita!!! And totally right to do so..

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      Amanda offers to release Alex in exchange for Ari; Alex befriends another prisoner and promises to help her escape.