The Sword's Edge

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 11/30/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Division intel reveals that a former Division agent, Markov, has reappeared after six years undercover and has become President of Uzbekistan, with plans to assassinate the President of the United States. Ryan reveals to his team that the president is already having doubts about Division's existence and has threatened to wipe them out if the public finds out about the secret agency. Nikita and Michael are furious that Ryan failed to reveal this information, and they are forced to come up with a way to save the president's life without alerting her to the life-threatening situation. Meanwhile, after Alex and Owen are caught in an explosion, an investigation leads them to believe that someone inside Division is responsible.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Aaron Stanford


  • Lyndsy Fonseca


  • Maggie Q


  • Shane West


  • Dillon Casey

    Sean Pierce

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The Swords Edge

    By hell693, Dec 02, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Nikita: I know we're not all one big, happy family, but we are in this together...for better or worse. I need to believe it's for the better.
      Ryan: If we continue hunting the dirty thirty, we have got to do it smarter, quieter. Forget small footprint. It's got to be no footprint. So can we do this?
      Nikita: Let's find out.

    • Nikita: (referring to the president) You tell her the truth, they'll kill us.
      Ryan: We say nothing, he kills her.
      Nikita: No. We are going to stop Markov. Division is going to save the president's life without her even knowing her life was in danger, because she is wrong about us. We have changed.

    • Birkhoff: You got a better idea?
      Ryan: There aren't any better ideas.
      Nikita: Yes, there is. We run. Tell everyone in here that their government is trying to kill them, and then we open the barn doors.
      Ryan: You can't be serious. And have 300 agents panic and go rogue?
      Nikita: Or what, wait to be slaughtered?
      Ryan: It's not gonna come to that.
      Nikita: Can you guarantee that? Are you giving me your word, Ryan?

    • Ryan: Birkhoff and Sonya came to me with something. Looks like Amanda knew exactly when the attack on medical went down.
      Nikita: Knew how?
      Ryan: The bad version? Somebody told her.
      Nikita: A mole. Well, I guess we shouldn't be surprised. Probably too much to hope that this was one big, happy ship.
      Ryan: The Titanic was a happy ship right until the end.

    Notes (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, January 3, 2013 on CTV 2

    • Featured Music:
      "Cork" by Kramphfhaft

    • Although credited, Melinda Clarke (Amanda) and Dillon Casey (Sean) do not appear in this episode.

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    • DrkLord2 Nov 25, 2012

      It's Gonna Be Good, I just Hope that the president really get killed since she's the only one who knows about divsion, that way, Niki and here friends well be abe to do their work the right way. Will, That's not gonna happen for sure. I Can't Wait for Novombre 30th! xD

    • JanetVillarr Nov 19, 2012

      ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!...more waiting no!!!...I thought I missed this episode, but have to wait even more...=(....better be good! that the season just premiered then get's cut off for a few weeks, but at least its back so yaaye!!

    • AgentNikita Nov 16, 2012

      I'm sooo excited for this episode. AND I HAVE TO WAIT SOOO LONG!!! November 30th? NOVEMBER 30TH????????????????????????????????????