La Femme Nikita

Season 4 Episode 16

Catch a Falling Star

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jul 23, 2000 on USA
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An important Center satellite, Comm Sat Alpha crashes near a small town in Kentucky by the name of Dingman's Hollow. Michael and Nikita are then sent on a mission to retrieve it; the first mission with Birkoff's replacement, Corman. They must retrieve the data it carries before it falls into the wrong hands. When Michael and Nikita get to Dingman's Hollow, they discover that the satellite is missing from its crash location. Soon enough, Nikita discovers that strange things are afoot in the town of Dingman's Hollow. It turns out that the entire town is a "Sleeper Base" for the Black Storm terrorist group, making Michael and Nikita's mission that much more difficult. Meanwhile, Naomi, the girlfriend of Birkoff's brother Jason Crawford has talked him into going on vacation with her to Aruba. But in a world where there are no coincidences, can Section One be far behind?moreless

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  • Weird little town.. a satellite that just crash into terrorist organization secret base... Birkoff's brother.. too many coincident.. oo yes

    It was different that couple of last episodes but good.. very good.. one of those good field episodes where actions takes out of the section - there are always million of surprises and super moments - this time the thank you in Russian.. and the poor postman just going with it. and then the way how good Michael was - better than they expected.

    I adored the town - the little perfect place look with so deep mystery and secrets begin that. The way when Nikita walks in the town in night - everyone has disappeared. It was quite scary.

    Also Birkoff's bother is more brought in - now when Section knows that Birkoff knew about his brother and I am sure they hope his brother has the same potential as Birkoff. And the last scene - where do I get room service here.. boor brother... here is only housecleaning...moreless
George Buza

George Buza


Guest Star

Joel Keller

Joel Keller


Guest Star

Michael Rhoades

Michael Rhoades

Jim Huntington

Guest Star

Lawrence Bayne

Lawrence Bayne


Recurring Role

Larissa Gomes

Larissa Gomes

Naomi Hill

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • The enemy faced by Section in this episode is called Black Storm, out of Chechnya.

    • Birkoff's twin Jason Crawford is brought into Section in this episode. It's also revealed that his girlfriend Naomi is a Section operative.

    • Dingman's Hollow, after Black Storm is cleared out, is now Section Six.

    • When Michael is tripping up the mailman, he speaks in Russian. He says spaseeba, which means "thank you", and the mailman replies puhzhalista, which means "you're welcome" (spelled phonetically).

    • Nitpick: Nikita doesn't notice the tattoo on the minister until the chains are tightened, but it's just an inch away from where the chains wrapped around his wrists. Wouldn't they have seen the tattoo when they were putting him in chains?

    • Goof: When Jim takes a shot at Michael and Nikita at the crash site, he exits his truck with his rifle after the shots were fired. But the windows of his truck were up, so how did he shoot at them without breaking a window?

    • Nitpick: There's no way a crashing satellite would affect the town's electricty or cause tremors in the local buildings.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Tiny: Something's wrong. He done something to it. Some kind of lock code.
      Selma: (putting her gun to Nikita's head) You got a little less than five seconds to give us that unlock code before I repaint this shed in white girl!

    • Corman: Everything I could find suggested that the satellite was crashed on purpose.
      Madeline: Do you know by whom?
      Corman: I was working on that when you called me. But everything that I could see leads back to Oversight or Center.
      Operations: Can you think of a reason why Oversight would intentionally crash a satellite containing valuable data right into the heart of a terrorist base?
      Corman: I don't know. Not unless...
      Madeline: Go on.
      Corman: Well, if the data was useless. Providing the enemy with useless intel would distract them for years.
      Madeline: You're very astute.
      Corman: Thank you. But Michael and Nikita... were sent in to make it look convincing. To make every effort to retrieve the data. But Michael won't fail. He's the best.
      Madeline: You've put the pieces together quite well.
      Corman: And if Michael dies trying... it'll make it look all the more convincing.
      Operations: Very good Mr. Corman.
      Madeline: (to operatives) Take him to containment.

    • Nikita: It's beautiful here.
      Michael: You're beautiful.
      Nikita: I used to dream that there were places like this somewhere. Safe, warm. Do you ever think of anything like that?
      Michael: Yes.
      Nikita: You never talk about it.
      Michael: Inside, nobody can change it. It will always be what I need it to be.
      Nikita: Is it anything like this?
      Michael: A little, maybe... you're there.

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