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'Nikita is an American television series that has aired on The CW Television Network since September 9, 2010 in the United States. Based on the French film Nikita (1990), the remake Point of No Return (1993), and a previous series La Femme Nikita (1997-2001), the series focuses on Nikita (Maggie Q), a woman who escaped from a secret government-funded organization known as Division and, after a three-year hiding period, is back to bring down the organization. The main cast also includes Lyndsy Fonseca, Shane West, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke and Xander Berkeley.





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Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
PilotN.jpg [[Pilot]] Writer: Craig Silverstein Director: Danny Cannon 9. September 2010. #1
When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who trained her as a spy and assassin. Nikita was eventually betrayed by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former boss, Percy and her former friends Michael and Birkhoff that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation. Division continues to recruit and train other young people, among them Jaden and Thom, erasing all evidence of their former lives and turning them into cold and efficient killers. One of these new recruits, Alex is a beautiful girl with a violent past and a story not so different from Nikita's. The recruits all spend part of their training with Amanda, a master manipulator who can turn any ugly duckling into a swan and any bleeding heart into a killer.
2.0.jpg 2.0 Writer: Craig Silverstein
David Levinson
Director: Danny Cannon 16.September 2010. #2
Percy and Michael take their latest assignment, a Slavic leader wanted for war crimes, into protective custody. Nikita learns of their hideout and attempts to thwart their plan, but a mysterious group of mercenaries in search of nuclear material beats her to the task. Alex is activated earlier than expected for a special assignment that throws her into the crossfire of bullets. A flashback reveals a pivotal moment in Nikita's life.
Kill Jill.jpg Kill Jill Writer: Amanda Segel Director: David Solomon 23.September 2010. #3
Nikita rescues Jill, a journalist who is trying to expose a conspiracy involving Division and a major plane crash. Michael and Percy suspect Birkhoff of being Nikita's inside mole and send Amanda in to interrogate him. Michael enlists the help of the recruits, Alex, Jaden and Thom, to help them locate their latest target.
Rough Trade.jpg Rough Trade Writer: Juan Carlos Coto Director: Nick Copus 30. September 2010. #4
Nikita delves into her past when she posed as a nanny for an influential government official and decides to right the wrong of his death. During the mission, Michael comes to Nikita's rescue and begins to doubt Percy's motives. Back at Division, while undergoing basic training, Alex suffers from a panic attack which prompts Amanda to break her of claustrophobia.
TheGuardian.jpg The Guardian Writer: Albert Kim Director: David Solomon 7. October 2010. #5
Division's secrets are at risk of being revealed when an operative becomes a fugitive.
Resistance.jpg Resistance Writer: Kalinda Vazquez Director: Guy Ferland 21. October 2010. #6
Nikita convinces Owen to trust her leading him to tell her how her fiancé died. The recruits transport vehicle is attacked and Alex and Thom are kidnapped (a division test). They are tortured and pushed to their limits until Alex breaks free and turns to Nikita for help.
Recruit.jpg The Recruit Writer: Amanda Segel Director: Eagle Egilsson 28. October 2010. #7
Alex alerts Nikita that a fellow recruit has been activated for a suicide mission.
Phoenix.jpg The Phoenix Writer: Jim Barnes Director: David Barrett 4. November 2010. #8
Division sends Thom to eliminate Anna, a woman who was having a secret affair with a U.S. Senator. Division agrees to cover up any trace of the affair as long as the Senator agrees to help pass a bill that will continue to fund the agency. Nikita, with Alex's help, attempts to reach out to Anna's parents, but the conversation doesn't go as she expected.
One Way.jpg One Way Writer: Albert Kim Director: Kenneth Fink 11. November 2010. #9
Nikita and Michael temporarily team-up to kill a terrorist,Kasim Tariq,who murdered Michael's family many years ago. When Percy learns this information, he sends Division agents to kill Nikita, who ultimately compromises the mission, leading to Michael's capture by the terrorist group. Alex is caught going through medical files inside Division so she creates a lie that involves Jaden and almost blows her cover.
Dark Matter.jpg Dark Matter Writer: Juan Carlos Coto Director: Danny Cannon 2. December 2010. #10
Owen leaks secret information from Division's black boxes to the media, revealing that the U.S. Government was responsible for an assassination in Chile. As a result, Percy frames a C.I.A. agent, Ryan for the crime. Nikita and Owen go to Chile to rescue Ryan from mercenaries and in doing so end up getting captured. Nikita reveals the secrets of Division to Ryan in an effort to save all of their lives. Back inside Division, Alex spies on Percy and Birkhoff and witnesses a side to Percy she has never seen before.
All The Way.jpg All The Way Writer: Craig Silverstein Director: Terrence O’Hara 9. December 2010. #11
Alex informs Nikita that Division is sending her on her first mission to kill the leader of a crime syndicate. Alex is uneasy about taking someone's life but is reassured by Nikita who insists on helping her with the kill order. Birkhoff informs Percy and Michael when he discovers the shell program that a Division mole has been using to connect to Nikita in the outside world. When the mission doesn't go as planned, Nikita makes a quick decision in an effort to clear Alex's name. Inside Division, Jayden attempts to reveal Alex as the mole but Thom steps in and a shocking accident clears her name.
Michael-alex-free.jpg Free Writer: Kalinda Vasquez Director: Jonathan Glassner 27. January 2011. #12
Now an agent, Alex gets a new apartment and is given a cover job. She meets her new neighbor Nathan who invites her to a party at his house. Nikita warns Alex about getting too involved with people but Alex struggles between her duties at Division and living a normal life.

Nikita realizes Division has implanted a kill chip in Alex's head and sets out to gain control of the chip. While interrogating Birkhoff, Nikita stuns Ryan by revealing a secret.

NIKITA-Coup-De-Grace.jpg Coup de Grace Writer: Albert Kim Director: Nathan Hope 3. February 2011. #13
On her first mission, Alex and a group are assigned to kill the Prince of Georgia at a museum gala. When Alex tells Nikita about the assignment, they build a plan to prevent the assassination. However, Nikita puts her trust in wrong person and the plan falls apart, leading to a stand-off and letting Division know that Nikita is in the building.
Nikita 14.png The Next Seduction Writer: Carlos Coto Director: David Solomon 10. February 2011. #14
Alexandra.jpg Alexandra Writer: Andrew Colville Director: Ken Fink 17. February 2011. #15
During a mission to obtain a high-tech cell phone at a nightclub, Alex runs into Irina (Ksenia Solo), an old friend from her past from her days as a sex slave. Alex tries to help Irina escape from her captor and their old boss; Vlad, a Russian mobster, but Irina betrays her and has her captured by Vlad, who has a debt to settle - as well as believing that Alex is Alexandra Udinov; the exiled daughter of a deceased Russian leader and heir to "Zetrov"; his massive business empire. Alex's past is revealed and it is confirmed she is Udinov, and Nikita and Alex have kept her old identity a secret to prevent Zetrov or Division from hunting her down. Alex lies, however, and says she is not, to not reveal her past and wait until Nikita rescues her. Knowing about Alex's old drug habit, Vlad uses that so Alex can reveal who she really is. As Nikita tries to save Alex, she runs into Michael, who is also searching for Alex. Knowing that she can't compromise Alex's secret, Nikita has to work with Michael to save Alex without blowing Alex's cover.
Echoes.png Echoes Writer: Kristen Reidel Director: Nick Copus 24. February 2011. #16
Hoping to speed up her recovery, Amanda sedates Alex after her most recent mission and takes advantage of Alex's drugged condition to question her about the secrets Amanda suspects Alex is hiding. Realizing Alex is in danger, Nikita works to secure her another identity to smuggle her out of the country. However, Nikita's contact double-crosses her, leaving Nikita to face an unexpected opponent. Meanwhile, Michael becomes suspicious of Alex and asks Birkhoff to investigate her. The episode ends with Michael, in Nikita's apartment, aiming a shotgun at her and saying "Ask me how I got here."
Mikita-scene 500x332.jpg Covenants Writer: Jim Barnes Director: Eagle Egilsson April 7 2011 #17
Michael shows up at Nikita's lair and tells her he knows that Alex is the mole within Division. Michael threatens to tell this information to Percy unless Nikita helps him find and kill Kasim Tariq, the man who killed Michael's family, in the next 24 hours. After making a deal with Ari Tasarov and the Gogol organization, Nikita finds Kasim and kidnaps him. She calls Michael and says that she will give him her co-ordinates if he will give her the location and guardians of the seven black boxes. Michael calls about 8 hours later and tells her that he has the information. While in the house Nikita kidnapped Kasim in, Kasim manages to alert his fellow 'agents' using a Division-made device. Soon after they show up, Michael arrives at the house and kills them. As he's about to kill Kasim, Kasim says "I'm not who you think I am." Nikita realizes what this means, as it explains how he managed to operate the Division device - Kasim is a former Division agent; having been part of an operation started by Percy to infiltrate a terrorist group by killing an American intelligence officer: Percy told Kasim to kill Michael, but he ended up killing Michael's family instead. However, when Kasim realized what kind of a man Percy was, he quit and joined the terrorists fully. Michael is shocked and horrified by the news, and leaves Nikita to kill Kasim. Michael, devastated by Percy's betrayal and years of manipulation, resolves to get revenge on him, and so secretly turns on Percy and joins Nikita to take Percy down, starting with Michael agreeing to join in Percy's planned move against the government. Meanwhile, Alex is conflicted over her feelings for Nathan; she tries to break off their relationship to protect him, at Nikita's advice, but cannot. In the end, Nikita and Michael are seen finally reuniting fully.
NIKITA-Into-The-Dark-Episode-18-9.jpg Into the Dark Writer: Albert Kim Director: Jeffrey Hunt April 14, 2011 #18
Nikita and Owen go to London to retrieve one of Division's black boxes, but when he tells Nikita that he wants to release the contents of the black box to the public, Nikita disagrees, and he turns on her. Meanwhile, Percy finds out that Nikita is in London and dispatches Michael to kill her. Also, Amanda overhears Jaden arguing with Alex about the escape tunnels so she hooks Alex up to a lie detector to get the truth out of her once and for all.
Jaden19.png Girl's Best Friend Writer: Robert Lieberman Director: Carlos Coto April 21, 2011 #19
Nikita believes it's getting too dangerous for Alex to continue to be undercover at Division with Michael's knowledge about it and tells her that its time that she leaves. Alex agrees but before the plan for Alex to disappear can be put in motion, she and Jaden are assigned to an overseas mission to stop the son of a foreign president from selling a newly developed nerve toxin to a potential terrorist group. Things go awry and Alex must decide between saving the mission as well as Jaden to avoid blowing her cover, or saving herself.
NIKITA-Glass-Houses-Episode-20-7-550x365.jpg Glass Houses Writer: Kalinda Vasquez Director: Ralph Hemecker April 28, 2011 #20
Frustrated that Nikita continues to intercept his black boxes, Percy sends Michael to check on one of the boxes and the guardian attached to it. Nikita makes it to the small Pennsylvania town first and is shocked to find that the guardian is a normal woman named Dana who has abandoned her post and is attempting to live a normal life with her husband and child. Tensions mount when Michael is forced to report Dana's actions and Division swarms in to clean up any evidence of her existence. Meanwhile, Alex and Jaden get into an argument and Nathan gets caught in the middle. Jaden gets killed after finding out that Alex revealed information about Division to Nathan. At the end of the episode, Alex gets caught by Amanda, after hearing Alex's conversation with Nikita through an ear piece Jaden had been wearing.
Betrayls headers.png Betrayals Writer: Andrew Colville Director: Eagle Egilsson May 5, 2011 #21
After Michael learns that Percy has ordered Division to kill anyone who could decrypt the black boxes, he sends Nikita in to save the last person on the list: a CIA cryptographer named Malcolm (Rich Sommer). Nikita kidnaps Malcolm and takes him to Ryan (Noah Bean) for protection. Meanwhile, Amanda tells Percy that Alex is the mole working for Nikita. After not hearing from Alex in a while, Nikita asks Michael to check on her, which ends up getting Michael trapped in Division. Percy releases Alex after showing her a video of Nikita killing her parents and telling her that she will be monitored full time. Alex goes back to Nikita asking her if she killed her dad. When Nikita doesn't answer the question, Alex shoots her.
Untitled.png Pandora Writer: Craig Silverstein Director: Ken Fink May 12, 2011 #22
The episode starts off with where it left off in the previous episode. It is shown that Alex faked Nikita's death. Alex is taken back to Division where she is taken by Amanda. She activates Alex's kill chip and kills her. However, Amanda brings Alex back to life and lets her go free. She tells her not to go back to Nikita. Percy attempts to take over the CIA. The black box that is given to CIA has the nerve toxin inside it, rigged to release when anyone cracks the encryption and opens the Operation Sparrow file.


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150px 3.0 Writer: Craig Silverstein Director: Eagle Egilsson October 19, 2012 #3x01
Ryan takes charge of Division with Nikita by his side. Their first mission under the new regime is to bring in “The Dirty Thirty,” the rogue agents who failed to respond to the Division recall after Percy was killed. Unfortunately, their first mission doesn’t go as planned and Michael is arrested, forcing Nikita to change gears and hatch an escape plan for him. Alex reprises her alter ego, the spoiled Russian princess Alexandra Udinov, in a very unique way as part of the plan to spring Michael. Meanwhile, Birkhoff struggles to maintain a working relationship with Sonya (guest star Lyndie Greenwood), despite his growing attraction to her.
150px Innocence Writer: Mary Trahan Director: John Badham October 26, 2012 #3x02
Nikita, Michael and team extract a young girl named Liza (guest star Annalise Basso), who is being held captive by a rogue Division agent, Wade (guest star Chance Kelly). Wade has brainwashed Liza and trained her to be a Division agent to help him on his own personal mission. Nikita tries desperately to break through to Liza but, in a moment of chaos, the girl escapes Division. The team races to find her before she can complete her mission to unleash a deadly chemical into the UN building during a special event. Meanwhile, Liza’s abduction brings up painful old memories for Alex.
150px True Believer Writer: Carlos Coto Director: Danny Cannon November 2, 2012 #3x03
When Ryan tells Nikita an undercover agent has been arrested and they need to extract her from prison, Nikita questions why Division is continuing to run Percy’s old missions. Nikita, Michael and Sean attempt to stop a terrorist attack but are one man down after Alex is shot. Meanwhile, Birkhoff and Sonia continue to bicker.
150px Consequences Writer: Kristen Reidel Director: Nick Copus November 9, 2012 #3x04
Amanda sends a rogue Division agent, Anne (guest star Sarah Allen) to spring Owen from a Russian prison, but Owen manages to escape her clutches and sends a message to Nikita that he’s free. When Nikita tracks him down, Owen is shocked to learn that Nikita is with Division now but returns to base with her. Michael and Ryan aren’t sure they can trust Owen but Nikita stands by her friend.
150px The Sword's Edge Writer: Albert Kim Director: Kenneth Fink November 30, 201 #3x05
Division discovers one of their rogue agents, Markov (guest star Jonathan Goad), who has been undercover for six years, has been elected President of Uzbekistan and is planning to kill the President of the United States (guest star Michelle Nolden). Ryan confesses to the team that Division is on thin ice with the President and she has threatened to wipe them out if the public finds out about the secret agency and rogue agents. Nikita and Michael are furious that Ryan kept this a secret from them and must figure out how to save the President’s life without alerting her of the danger. Meanwhile, after Alex and Owen are caught in an explosion, they investigate and believe an insider set it up.
150px Sideswipe Writer: Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett Director: Joshua Butler December 7, 2012 #3x06
Nikita and Michael capture Cyrus (guest star Isaiah Mustafa), an arms dealer, who is purchasing a weapon-jamming device for Ari . Nikita convinces Ryan to let them use Cyrus as bait to capture Amanda but Cyrus manages to escape the trap. However, when Amanda double crosses Cyrus, his only hope for survival is Nikita. Meanwhile, Birkhoff is hot on the trail of Amanda’s (Melinda Clarke) mole and Alex starts to unravel.


150px Intersection Writer: Michael Brandon Guercio Director: Dwight Little January 18, 2013 #3x07
Birkhoff tells Nikita that Sonya is Amanda’s mole and not only has Amanda reactivated Sonya’s kill chip but she also placed a second mole in Division to keep an eye on her. Nikita, Michael and Ryan devise a plan to use Sonya to ferret out Amanda’s hiding place and Birkhoff sets a trap for the second mole. Meanwhile, Michael confronts Alex about her drug use and she begs him not to tell Nikita.


150px Aftermath Writer: Brad Turner Director: Carlos Coto January 25, 2013 #3x08
Nikita (Maggie Q) and Owen (Devon Sawa) face off against a rogue “cleaner” named Liam (guest star Pedro Pascal), while Michael (Shane West) takes a new position at Division. Michael and Nikita’s relationship becomes strained as he watches her work with Owen. Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford and Noah Bean also star.
150px Survival Instincts Writer: Albert Kim Director: John Showalter February 1, 2013 #3x09
Ray (guest star Matt Bushell), a rogue agent, kidnaps his girlfriend Kate (guest star Anna Hopkins), so Ryan (Noah Bean) dispatches the team to rescue her. Nikita (Maggie Q) is confused when Michael (Shane West) sends Owen into the field with her instead of going himself. Meanwhile, Sean (Dillon Casey) makes a decision about Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca).
150px Brave New World Writer: Kristen Reidel Director: Marc David Alpert February 8, 2013 #3x10
Michael (Shane West) gives up his role as a field agent and resumes his role inside Division running Operations. After learning key information from Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford), Nikita (Maggie Q) preps a secret mission that takes her into dangerous territory. When Michael and Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) and Ryan (Noah Bean) find out, they follow her into Kosovo but the outcome has far-reaching consequences for Division.
150px Black Badge Writer: Mary Trahan Director: David Grossman February 22, 2013 #3x11
A CIA agent named Naomi (guest star Amanda Schull) comes across a file detailing Madeline Pierce's involvement with Division and turns it over to the director of the CIA, Morgan Kendrick (guest star Brian Howe). When Kendrick is killed shortly thereafter, Amanda (Melinda Clarke) frames Sean (Dillon Casey) for the assassination and the CIA takes him into custody. Nikita (Maggie Q) promises Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) they will free Sean and comes up with a plan that could either save him or cost him his life.
150px With Fire Writer: Carlos Coto Director: Eagle Egilsson March 1, 2013 #3x12
After Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford ) gets a tip from shadowbot that Ari (guest star Peter Outerbridge ) is in NY, Nikita (Maggie Q ) and Owen (Devon Sawa ) swoop in to pick him up before the FBI does. However, Ari reveals he planned everything for a chance to talk to Nikita. He tells her that Amanda (Melinda Clarke) has gone to far and is working with a terrorist who plans to attack on American soil. Ari wants fifty million dollars for the information that could lead to the terrorrist's (Peter Marek) capture. Nikita and Michael are when Ryan (Noah Bean) considers paying the bribe. Meanwhile, Sean (Dillon Casey) is jealous of Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) and Owen's relationship.
150px Reunion Writer: Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett Director: Jon Cassar March 8, 2013 #3x13
In order to gain control of the black box, Amanda makes plans to kidnap Ari’s son Stefan (guest star Dylan Minnette) to use him as leverage. Still in Division’s protective custody, Ari begs Nikita for help. However, Stefan’s bodyguard Krieg (guest star Andrew Divoff) manages to capture both Nikita and Amanda and the two must work together to escape. Owen is furious with Michael after Michael assigns Alex to be Nikita’s back-up instead of him.


150px The Life We've Chosen Writer: Albert Kim Director: Brad Turner March 15, 2013 #3x14
Amanda holds Alex hostage and tells Nikita she will release Alex in exchange for Ari. Michael assigns Nikita and Sean to handle the exchange of prisoners, but Ryan adds Owen 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.


150px Inevitability Writer: Kristen Reidel Director: Mark Baldwin March 29, 2013 #3x15
When Nikita decides Division should take on a government mission to eliminate the President of Chad (guest star Jonathan Adams) while he’s in Paris, Alex takes a stand and refuses to participate. Upset that Nikita is keeping secrets from everyone, much like Percy did, Alex recruits Birkhoff to dig up secrets on Danforth (guest star Richard T. Jones) to use as leverage in case things get messy with the government. Alex and Birkhoff are shocked when they come across a secret so big it could blow up Division — literally.


150px Tipping Point Writer: Oliver Grigsby Director: Dwight Little April 5, 2013 #3x16
Nikita and Michael learn of a new prosthetic hand that could have Michael back to his old self, but it comes at a steep price. Meanwhile, Alex and Sean are tasked with investigating who, inside Division, is behind a mutiny that ends in bloodshed.


150px Masks Writer: Kamran Pasha Director: Chris Peppe April 12, 2013 #3x17
Alex confesses her desire to leave Division to Birkhoff , while Amanda begins providing Owen with something he was never able to find - memories of his real past. Despite Nikita's attempts to help, Owen begins to confront the events of his past.


150px Broken Home Writer: Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett Director: John Badham April 19, 2013 #3x18
Strapped down and drugged, Nikita is subjected to Amanda's horrific mental conditioning process, sending her down a terrible trip through memory lane. In the process, Nikita discovers Amanda's deepest, most guarded secret ever. Now revealed as leader of the uprising, Alex struggles to save everyone as events violently escalate. With Michael locked away by Division conspirators, Birkhoff and Sean must step up to save the women they love. Meanwhile, Owen's newfound memories drive him to disturbing actions during Division's lockdown.


3x19-02.jpg Self-Destruct Writer: Kristen Reidel Director: Nick Copus April 26, 2013 #3x19
Shattered by Amanda’s programming, her inability to save everyone, and her ultimate responsibility for the tragic events at Division, Alex reverts to old ways and violently strikes out. With most of their compatriots dead, broken, or scattered to the wind, Nikita and Michael together must pick through the ashes of Division to see who and what can be salvaged – and quickly, before the President realizes the sinking depth of the damage. Memories of Division’s glory days haunt them. Birkhoff struggles with his own personal losses.


150px High-Value Target Writer: Michael Brandon Guercio Director: Dan Sackheim May 3, 2013 #3x20
Seized from the wreckage of Division, the black box falls into the hands of a mutinous agent guided by Amanda. Select leaks to sweeten the box's sale immediately put what's left of the team in peril from potential international buyers and the President. With no support staff, few leads, and clock ticking, arms dealer/reformed rogue Cyrus (guest star Isaiah Mustafa) returns to do right. With his help, Nikita, Michael and Alex stage a daring op at the tightly-secured G-20 economic summit to regain control of the box and everyone's future.


150px Invisible Hand Writer: Carlos Coto Director: Dwight Little May 10, 2013 #3x21
Before becoming engaged, Nikita aid, "There's always gonna be another mission." Now, after barely surviving harrowing recent events, Michael questions his fiance's commitment to a life beyond Division's web of deceit, double-crosses and murder - and he's not the only one with doubts. Still, the remaining threat of Amanda looms large over the team, particularly since she's now allied herself with mysterious new partners that furnish her with a terrifying new weapon. Meanwhile, Alex considers an intriguing offer from the Nobel Prize winner (guest star Raven Dauda) she's defending.


150px Til Death Do Us Part Writer: Albert Kim Director: Eagle Egilsson May 17, 2013 #3x22
Amanda forces Nikita into a life-threatening situation where she has to choose between saving Michael or saving herself. The team races to find a way to stop Amanda, but with a diminished Division, they might finally be out-gunned.


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