|Season 2, Episode 9|
|Air date||November 18, 2011|
|Written by||Carlos Coto|
|Directed by||Nick Copus|
Fair Trade is the ninth episode of Season Two and thirty-first episode overall.
Nikita steals funds from Oversight, forcing them to host an emergency meeting. Nikita and Birkhoff figure out how to spy on the meeting so Nikita can identify the other members of Oversight, but things go awry and Sean captures Birkhoff. Amanda demands to know where Nikita is hiding but Birkhoff refuses to give up his friend so she tortures him. Meanwhile, Alex sets her plan in motion to reclaim her father's empire. With a price on her head, Alex realizes the easiest way to get into Russia undetected is the same way she was smuggled out - through the illegal sex ring.
|With Michael away in London, Nikita steals $80 million from Oversight, forcing the committee to meet in a bunker under a hotel, so that she can identify them. However, Division is made aware of Nikita's presence during the meeting, and Birkoff is captured while he attempts to escape and is brought back to Division, where Amanda tortures him for Nikita's location. Michael suggests Nikita make a trade between Birkoff for the black box. Nikita requests that Sean escort Birkoff, after realizing he is Madeline's son. However, during the exchange, Sean destroys the black box, and Nikita and Birkoff escape by helicopter. Meanwhile, Alex poses as a Russian stripper in order to return to Russia. She and other girls are apprehend by Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and deported to Saint Petersburg. There she learns the leading INS agent has sold them as prostitutes; Alex kills the traffickers, and later uses Percy's funds to finance the girls.|