Nikita: When I stepped out of that jet and onto the slick airstrip in Hong Kong, I felt... like I had a purpose, for once in my life.
Jenna: That's a very liberating feeling.
Nikita: Yes. At the time, all I wanted was to grow in my new career. Career doesn't describe it perfectly, but you get what I mean.
I was too young and foolish to realize that my brother was right, I was throwing away my freedom.
Jenna: But you reconnected with your brother eventually, when was that?
Nikita: Quite a while later.. it was way too late.
I just can't believe how wrong I was, and how right he was.
Jenna: But like you said, you didn't have much of a choice.
Nikita: No, Jenna, we always have a choice. Always.
It took me 20 years to learn this lesson from Pavel. So you could call me dumb...
But, I was never the bold leader my brother was.
Sometimes, I wonder if he's out there somewhere... hiding from Ri Zhou.
*Nikita stops and breathes in*
Nikita: So at this point, I had already met Li and Cheng, but there were two more new faces outside the jet.
This is... not how I expected any of this to go. I feel so... important.
If only my brother joined me! This is the next step for us!
I guess it's time to say goodbye to this awesome jet.
Nikita: Ri Zhou, thank you... for everything.
Ri Zhou: My pleasure.
*Ri Zhou looks at Li*
Ri Zhou: Introduce him to your team.
Li: Of course.
*Li exits the jet*
Li: Come with me, Xinshen. I'll introduce you to the team.
You will be joining these two and working underneath me for a while.
The first job will tell me if you have what it takes, and if you're really as special as Ri Zhou thinks you are.
The first mission.
*You wait for Li to speak*
Li: Roland and Han are already well-informed, but I need to tell you about our job.
Roland is my enforcer and Han works under Roland when he needs assistance.
Our job is to grow Ri Zhou's overall profit in his cocaine business.
*You keep listening*
Li: I was informed that you were the mastermind behind the City Grill heist.
Li: You're the real deal... and I don't doubt your intellect for one second.
But, I have several years of experience in this business.
Li: And, believe me, I will kill you if you betray any of us.
I don't want to, but I will if I have to.
Do you understand?
*You nod slowly*
Nikita: Yes, I understand.
*Li looks at you*
I'm giving you your first test now.
*Li hands you a laptop and a briefcase of cash*
Li: Go find a hotel, get comfortable, and make a plan.
Don't try to run, we have eyes everywhere. I will see you in three days.