|Season 4, Episode 02|
|Air date||November 29, 2013.|
|Written by||Albert Kim|
|Directed by||John Badham|
Dead or Alive is the second episode of Season Four and the sixty-ninth episode overall.
DOUBLE TROUBLE — Nikita reunites with Michael , Birkhoff and Ryan aboard the team’s aircraft command center. Michael refuses to discuss their relationship but tells Nikita she should stay with the group and let them help her clear her name. Ryan realizes Amanda is making doubles of VIPs with The Shop’s help. Nikita discovers that one of the doubles is the Director of the FBI (guest star Alex Carter), but doesn't know how to kill him without exposing herself. Meanwhile, Alex holds Sam at gunpoint and demands he return what he stole from her, but when a gang of thugs attacks them they are forced to work together to escape.
- This episode marks Birkhoff's 60th and Sonya's 40th appearance.