Season 3 Episode 14

The Life We've Chosen

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 15, 2013 on The CW
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Episode Summary


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.


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  • Ari the hero?

    I think this was the best episode. Peter Outerbridge gave an outstanding performance as the pragmatic but doomed Ari. Alex and Nikita will have to make hard choices. Will it divide them? Nikita hated Ari but tried hard to keep her promise to save him. Ari gave his life to steal the black box from Amanda.
  • Alex stand up to Nikita!!! And totally right to do so...

    Alex is totally right!!!! They always do what Nikita wants and without question asked. It's time to question some of those decisions especially the bed ones.

    Larissa is totally innocent in all of these and she saves Alex's life. Ari is a killer who help to planned to kill Alex father. Alex always has Nikita back and this time when Nikita had a chance to prove she has Alex back and she totally made the wrong call, chosen to save Ari other helping Alex. What Sean offer was the best option kill Ari with the chip and go and save Larissa.

    I'm afraid what this will do to their relationship, Amanda is psycho bitch playing stupid mind games but she did make a couple of good points in the last episode and in this one. And both Alex and Nikita knows that but to afraid to admit it and now it kind of stuck In front of them can't wait to see how they get through it!!!!

Olga Fonda

Olga Fonda


Guest Star

Ian Matthews

Ian Matthews


Guest Star

Peter Pasyk

Peter Pasyk


Guest Star

Peter Outerbridge

Peter Outerbridge

Ari Tasarov

Recurring Role

Lyndie Greenwood

Lyndie Greenwood


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • 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.

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