La Femme Nikita

Mercy

Season 1, Ep 22, Aired 10/5/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Section One is hot on the trail of Tyler, one of the world's most dangerous terrorists. After Tyler kidnaps a young inventor named Stanley Shays who has created a new, completely undetectable plastic explosive, Nikita is sent to try and rescue Stanley and keep his knowledge out of Tyler's hands. When the mission is unsuccessful, Nikita is given orders to cancel the inventor, but she refuses. Operations decides that Nikita has crossed the line, and he purposely sends her on a suicide mission to destroy a terrorist hideout. Michael intervenes and gives Nikita the means to escape, but her freedom will change both of their lives forever.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peta Wilson

    Nikita

  • Don Francks

    Walter

  • Roy Dupuis

    Michael Samuelle

  • Eugene Robert Glazer

    Paul "Operations" Wolfe

  • Maurice Hurley

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Episode that changed so much, filled with excitement, action and superbly written

    By Parricida, Sep 19, 2007

  • Nikita is asked to cancel a geeky inventor, and she can\'t do it. Michael is asked to cancel Nikita. Can he do it?

    By swingthesickle, Nov 24, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Nikita: I need to know that one day when the Section's done with me, and I've performed all the functions I'm capable of, that I'll be free. Will I? Madeline: What kind of answer would you like? Nikita: The truth. Madeline: No. You will never be free from the Section. Nikita: (with calm resolution) Thank you.

    • Nikita: (at the inventor's junkyard) So what do you with all this stuff? Stanley: Blow it up. Nikita: Why? Stanley: (shrugging) It's what I do.

    • Madeline: What about Michael? Nikita: Michael? A friend's someone you can trust. Madeline: It's true, Michael has played a role with you from time to time. He's doing his job. It doesn't mean he's incapable of caring. Nikita: Michael's not the solution to my problem, Madeline.

    • Michael: I can't protect you anymore. Nikita: I never asked for your protection. Michael: Without it, you'd be dead now. Nikita: You seem to care more about that then I do. Michael: Why can't you just... do the job? Nikita: I tried to tell you. Michael: Tell me what? Nikita: I'm not who you think I am. I never killed anyone before I came into Section. I know you don't want to believe it, but you know it's true. Michael: It's not important what you did. It's what you do now. Nikita: I can't change who I am. Michael: Then I can't help you. Nikita: Why did you ever? Michael: I wish things could be different. Nikita: Me too.

    • Madeline: We may have some problems with him. There was something between them. Operations: The question is now, can he let it go?

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode was originally written as a two-parter titled "Father".

    • There is an easter egg in the sixth disc of the DVD set. On Disc 6, access the "Special Features" section. Highlight the "Section 1 Declassified" option or the "Main Menu" option and press LEFT. Nikita's lips will now change color. Press ENTER to reveal a short narative by Nikita with several small clips from season 1 of the series.

    • Music Used in This Episode
      "The Love Thieves" - Depeche Mode (used throughout the episode)

    Trivia (2)

    • The terrorist group Tyler works for is called The Freedom League.

    • Nikita is put into abeyance in this episode.

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