|Season 4, Episode 03|
|Air date||December 6, 2013.|
|Written by||Carlos Coto|
|Directed by||Marc David Alpert|
Dead or Alive
Set-Up is the third episode of Season Four and the seventieth episode overall.
ALEX IS CAPTURED — Tensions continue to escalate between the United States and Pakistan after Amanda plants evidence that Pakistan hired Nikita to kill the President. Ryan becomes suspicious of Birkhoff’s increasingly odd behavior and tells Nikita and Michael that he thinks Amanda may have kidnapped Birkhoff and planted a double on the plane. Meanwhile, the CIA captures Alex and questions her about her involvement with Nikita.
- This episode serves as a sequel to "Fair Trade", also written by Coto. 
- This episode marks 70th appearances of 3 characters: Nikita, Michael and Alex.
- It also marks Amanda's 50th appearance.