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    Aired 11/29/13

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  • This project by The CW Network is based on the original French film La Femme Nikita. The story is about two assassins for a top-secret government organization called Division. One of the assassins goes rogue, and a second assassin is training to replace the old one. Maggie Q stars as Nikita, who tries to take down the division with her ally, a mole inside the Division, Alex, played by Lyndsy Fonseca. Nikita was trained by Michael, played by Shane West, who sees the new recruits of the Division as a family to him.moreless

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    • Nikita: (in an alley with Michael pointing a gun at her) Just like old times, huh?
      Michael: Shut up. You were free, you had gotten out, you were gone, what the hell are you doing back here?
      Nikita: Someone has to stop Percy.
      Michael: If Percy goes down he has no problem taking everybody down with him. This country will not recover. Do you want that?
      Nikita: What are you talking about?
      Michael: I'm talking about evidence of every job Division has had, locked away in encrypted files, hidden all over the world.
      Nikita: So he gets a free pass? Keep training slaves to kill for him?
      Michael: Spare me, Nikita. (lowering his gun) I know you're in this for revenge.
      Nikita: You blame me? You know first hand what it feels like, have the thing you love most in life taken away from you.
      Michael: He wasn't your life. He was your cover. I warned you not to get emotionally attached.
      Nikita: (coming closer to him) You mean the way you did, with me?
      Michael: (raising his gun again) Don't, don't!
      Nikita: Michael, I know why you're staying there. You want to protect the other recruits the way you protected me.
      Michael: I can't protect you anymore.
      Nikita: Then let me go, or stop me now.
      Michael: (lowering his gun once more) I'll give you a head start.

    • Nikita: (voiceover) My name is Nikita. Six years ago I was taken out of prison and forced by a covert unit of the government to be an assassin. Three years ago I escaped and have been hunted ever since. I was the first recruit to get out. I'm going to make certain I'm not the last.

    • Michael: Your life is over, Alex. I'm here to offer you a new one. But you have to be willing to earn it. Alex: What do I gotta do? Michael: not to sound like a teen meth-whore for starters. Learn to stand up straight. Learn how to walk right. Learn how to talk right. Learn how to serve your country, instead of just yourself.

    • Percy: (referring to Nikita) Did she say who she was working for? Birkhoff: No. Honestly, I think it's a bluff. I think she's on her own. I mean, you should have seen her, she was a wreck. I was able to turn the tables on her easy. Michael: Yeah, was that before or after she duct-taped you to that springy rocking horse?

    • Nikita: They told me a killed a cop. I don't remember...I've tried to. I'd just turned eighteen, so they were able to charge me with murder one. I was sentenced to die by lethal injection. Gary: No frickin' way. Nikita: Trust me, you'll want to save your 'no frickin' way' for the next part...where my execution was faked by a secret unit of the government called Division. They told me they were giving me a second chance. They told me they I'd be serving my country. What they didn't tell me is they were training me to be an assassin.

    • Percy: (talking about a mission) What are you worried about?
      Michael: Communist rebels, hitmen from the old country...Nikita. She has a wild card, she knows our security procedures and she said herself that she's coming after us.
      Percy: She can't counter us without intel. Your mission was to find out who is controlling her.
      Michael: Nikita wouldn't allow anyone to control her. And if she was getting any help it would be quid pro quo deal.
      Percy: And what, pray tell, are you basing your intel on?
      Michael: It's just a feeling.

    • Nikita: (showing Alex a diagram) This is the Operations Room. The window looks out into the training area so the almighty parents can look down on the kids. Most of their key intel passes through that hub. When a new target comes in, Operations becomes the most popular club in town. If we're gonna sabotage Division, that's one of the veins I'm gonna need you to tap. Alex: Doesn't the window work both ways? Nikita: Gold star. Glass is tinted, so you're gonna have to get close. Problem is, you can't just walk up and press your nose against it like a kid in a candy store.

    • Percy: What we do know is that she's been ahead of us at each step. At a certain point we have to consider the possibility of a leak from the inside...a high level leak. Michael: I'd like to rule out a data breach before we start the mole hunt. Birkhoff: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Data breach? No way. No. Our network is Fort Knox. Internal servers are air-gapped and I run routine PAN tests on the outer defenses. We're talking five-tier security with protocols that rotate every hour, on the hour. That's proprietary software. Only person who could dream of hacking into Division is me. (the two men stare at Birkhoff) What? Percy: Well, you did have a prolonged interaction with Nikita directly following her reappearance. Birkhoff: (scoffs) If by interaction you mean kidnap and torture, yeah. You debriefed me, remember? Michael: A debriefing that Nikita allowed by allowing you to return to us. Birkhoff: Dude, she...pistol-whipped my face. What are we even talkin' about here? Percy: Take him down to see Amanda. I'll call and give her instructions. Birkhoff: What the hell is this? I'm not a mole. Percy: Well, then you have nothing to worry about.

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    • Featured Music: "Elephant Song" by The Enemy "Fuego" by Bomba Estereo "No Way Back" by 8MM "The Step And The Walk" by The Duke Spirit

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 9, 2010 on A
      United Kingdom: October 7, 2010 on LIVING/LIVING HD
      Sweden: November 3, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Czech Republic: September 12, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: January 5, 2013 on Dajto

    • The CW promotions for the pilot episode featured the song "Rockstar 101" by Rihanna.

    • Ashton Holmes (Thom) and Tiffany Hines (Jaden) are now credited as series regulars after being credited as guest stars in the pilot.

    • Featured Music: "Diurea" by Street Light Suzie "I'm In Here (Piano Vocal Version)" by Sia

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 16, 2010 on A
      United Kingdom: October 14, 2010 on LIVING/LIVING HD
      Sweden: November 10, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Czech Republic: September 19, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: January 12, 2013 on Dajto

    • Featured Music: "God Of Mercy" by Nneka "Tornado" by Jonsi

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: September 23, 2010 on A
      United Kingdom: October 21, 2010 on LIVING/LIVING HD
      Australia: November 10, 2010 on GO!
      Sweden: November 17, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Czech Republic: September 26, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: January 19, 2013 on Dajto

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    Trivia (24)

    • Jill's driver's license lists her address as 734 Hester Street, New York, NY 10027. Her height is 5'9", and the date of issue is 1/03/08.

    • Goof: When Nikita is speaking to Alex at the beginning of the episode, Alex types "What are you gonna do?" to Nikita, but the synthetic voice says "What are you going to do?".

    • Cameo: Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, is interviewed in a newscast about Owen Elliot and the bank robbery, saying "That bugger moved so fast it was like he's a superhero or something."

    • Previous episodes establish that the Division's recruits are implanted with a tracking chip. In this episode, it isn't explained why Division doesn't use Sara's tracking chip to locate her body and confirm that she is dead or use her chip to track down Nikita.

    • Goof: The gun Sara is holding on Nikita when they're driving away from the oil company is not the one she was holding before breaking into the car.

    • Nikita uses the 'ping' command on the IP address she's given by Alex. While running this command will show connectivity, it does not show any information about the owner of the server or its location.

    • When Alex first informs Nikita of Division's plan, she gives the IP address 552.2331.452.02. This is an impossible IP address, since each segment's highest value can only be 255.

    • In Alex's dream, the license plate on her SUV is New York plate number R2K 7S24.

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    Allusions (10)

    • Title "Kill Jill"
      This is a reference to the Quentin Tarantino films Kill Bill Part I and II, which starred Uma Thurman as an assassin trying to get revenge on those with whom she formerly worked, much like Nikita does.

    • Hank Excelsior: (on the news, referring to Owen) That bugger moved so fast, it was like he was a superhero or something! "Excelsior!" is the favorite catchphrase of Stan Lee, American comic book legend and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Although the term "bugger" is common slang, it may also be a reference to one of Lee's most enduring characters, the bug-themed superhero Spider-Man. Additionally, his appearance as a simple bystander, is a reference itself to his numerous similar appearances in movies based off characters he created for Marvel Comics, such as in the Spider-Man and Fantastic Four film franchises.

    • Birkhoff: (to designation engineer, referring to Percy) I've got a lot on my mind. It's not every day Lord Sauron steps down from Mount Doom and asks you to forge the one ring. This is a reference to J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series of fantasy novels. Sauron is the primary antagonist and the character on whom the name of the series is based.

    • Birkhoff: And all because Nikki has his third horcrux.

      In the Harry Potter book series, a horcrux is an object used to store part of a person's soul, or multiple pieces in multiple horcruxes, in order to protect them from death. This is appropriate moniker since the black boxes protect Percy from being killed.

    • Birkhoff: What, were you, like, a gamer in a past life or something?
      : I used to work IT for a big company, though I do know my way around Azeroth.

      Azeroth refers to a planet in the massively multiplayer online computer game, World of Warcraft.

    • Nikita: Fletch lives.

      Fletch Lives is a 1989 comedy film starring Chevy Chase.

    • Alex: (to Michael) You know, we could use satellite images to measure the distance from the bumper to the ground and see which truck is carrying the heavier load. (Michael looks at her) Hey, I saw it in a movie once.

      This is a reference to the 2003 movie The Italian Job.

    • Birkhoff: Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!

      "Exterminate" is a catchphrase of the Daleks, a mutant extraterrestrial race from the BBC TV series Dr. Who.

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