La Femme Nikita

Under the Influence

Season 3, Ep 10, Aired 4/25/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Brothers Karl and Simon Peruze are responsible for some of the most vicious attacks on civilians ever recorded. Eliminating both of them proves difficult, since neither brother would ever give up the other. Section One kidnaps Karl, wipes clean his short-term memory, and places Nikita with him when he comes to, so she can pose as his fiancee and lead Section to Simon. Strangely, the more Nikita learns about Karl's cruel history, the more she is drawn to him, falling in love with him. However, Nikita's slowly dawning realization that her mind is being controlled by Section threatens to unravel the entire mission.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peta Wilson


  • Don Francks


  • Roy Dupuis

    Michael Samuelle

  • Eugene Robert Glazer

    Paul "Operations" Wolfe

  • Lawrence Bayne


  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • An emotional episode that reveals much about various characters...

    By LadyyTay, Dec 11, 2008

  • How easy it is for them to make Nikita do exactly what they want

    By Parricida, Oct 09, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Simon: Welcome to the family. Nikita: Thanks. Simon: Double cross us, and I'll kill you.

    • Madeline: (when Nikita learns she's being conditioned to love Karl) You'll have your own emotions back when this is over. In the meantime, don't fight it.

    • Karl: (being interrogated in the White Room) You're wasting your time.
      Madeline: Don't worry, we have plenty of it.

    • Madeline: I read the Martelli report, I know about Steven. If you take unilateral action on this... Operations: When I want your advice on that matter, I'll ask for it. In the meantime, you have more then enough to do. Madeline: Let me help you. Operations: Can you bring him back to life? Can you? (Madeline stares at him blankly) Then there's no help you can offer.

    • Madeline: (entering the White Room smiling) Hello. Karl: (sneering) No thanks, I prefer younger.

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    Notes (3)

    • The appearance of wrestler Val Venis (also known as Sean Morley) in this episode was part of a cross-promotion with USA Network, which was also the home of WWF Superstars of Wrestling.

    • There are three deleted scenes from this episode included in the season three DVD set. The first shows Operations killing Martelli, but they use a different actor, and a piece of communications equipment. In the second, the Devos come in to work on Karl, and he laughs hysterically at them. The third is a love scene between Nikita and Karl.

    • Music Used In This Episode: "Eden" - Hooverphonic (when Nikita wakes in the night next to Karl)

    Trivia (4)

    • Simon and Karl operate under the name Black Sun.

    • We see the first hint of back channel communications and maneuvering between Madeline and George in this episode.

    • In this episode, Operations learns that his son, Steven Wolfe, was killed by one of the terrorists Section has one their green list.

    • The words Nikita saw in the picture on her wall in the end of the episode are 'execute', 'trust' and 'obey'. In the first version of the script, there were also 'good', 'restore', 'humanity' and 'us', but they were from the final cut removed.

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