La Femme Nikita

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Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 8/29/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Michael and Nikita are sent on an operation to find out who a pharmaceutical plant owned by a company named Genefex and a supplier of Red Cell who is selling a biological weapon named Gandium 2. Unbeknownst to Michael and Nikita, the operation has a secondary objective, to end Michael and Nikita's love affair once and for all. Once the mission objective is achieved, Nikita is sent to another part of plant, where Madeline is waiting to "reprogram" Nikita to eliminate her feelings for Michael. Meanwhile, Operations finally does the unthinkable, he sends Walter to "retirement." Birkoff has other ideas, and he immediately sets about sabotaging Walter's replacement, a young and innocent chap by the name of Giles.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peta Wilson


  • Don Francks


  • Roy Dupuis

    Michael Samuelle

  • Eugene Robert Glazer

    Paul "Operations" Wolfe

  • Lawrence Bayne


  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Section decides to end the relationship between Michael and Nikita in a very unorthodox way...

    By LadyyTay, Dec 13, 2008

  • Madeline makes her move and shows that to stand against her will is not so good thing.

    By Parricida, Nov 05, 2007

  • "Are you going to kill me?" "If we wanted to kill you, we could have done it so easily any time we wished." "Then why didn't you? " We asked that question many times. " Nikita and evil turned Madeline.

    By Kita_Samuelle, Jun 26, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Nikita: Are you going to kill me? Madeline: If we had wanted to kill you, we could have done so easily any time we wished. Nikita: Then why didn't you? Madeline: We've asked that question many times. Perhaps, in the end, we value what you have. Nikita: What is it that I value that I have? Madeline: Your determination to live life to the fullest. In some ways, I envy you. But now the time has come to pay the price.

    • Damon Aral: Uh, mind if I ask you a question? Michael: Not at all. Damon Aral: You and Nikita, does your relationship go beyond work? Michael: No. She's available. Damon Aral: Oh, I wasn't asking about her. Michael: I'm straight.

    • Michael: They haven't posted the new assignments yet. Nikita: So we won't be able to meet. Not enough time to form a plan. Michael: If the posting happens soon, there's still a chance. Nikita: Why the delay? Michael: Could be a hundred reasons. Nikita: Could be about us. Michael: They don't know enough or they would have stopped us. Nikita: Maybe we should pull back for a while. Michael: We'll be together soon. I'll make it happen. Go now.

    • Madeline: Hello, Nikita. Have you had your meeting with Michael yet, or were you on your way to it? Whenever your last meeting with Michael was, I hope you made the most of it. It's the last one you'll ever have.

    • Michael: What did they do to you? Nikita: Nothing. Nothing! Michael: Tell me. (Michael caresses her) Nikita: Don't. I don't know. Don't remember. (he caresses her again) Don't. It doesn't work. I don't love you anymore.

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    Notes (1)

    • Music Used In This Episode: "This Strange Effect" - Hooverphonics (in the teaser)

    Trivia (2)

    • The pharmaceutical company Genefex has connections to Red Cell.

    • Walter is sent into Retirement in this episode by Operations. No one knows what that means, but rumors include medical experiments on the "retired" operative. But when Birkoff finds a way to bring Walter back, Walter says that it was wonderful.

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