FRIDAY, MARCH 15
NIKITA - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
"The Life We've Chosen" (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
AMANDA CAPTURES ALEX - Amanda (Melinda Clarke) holds Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) hostage and tells Nikita (Maggie Q) she will release Alex in exchange for Ari (guest star Peter Outerbridge). Michael assigns Nikita and Sean (Dillon Casey) to handle the exchange of prisoners, but Ryan (Noah Bean) adds Owen (Devon Sawa) to the team at the last minute, which makes Michael suspicious. While in captivity, Alex befriends a fellow prisoner named Larissa (guest star Olga Fonda) and vows to break them both out of the jail, which ultimately conflicts with Nikita's plan, forcing Alex to choose between Nikita and her promise to Larissa. Brad Turner directed the episode written by Albert Kim (#314).