La Femme Nikita

Season 4 Episode 20

Face In the Mirror

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 20, 2000 on USA
9.1
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Nikita is sent to assasinate Grenet, a Red Cell operative who has become their interim Cardinal, but she is injured. Michael finds this suspicious, and his suspicions are confirmed when Nikita hands him over to Red Cell. She uses Michael's corneal print to remove herself from Section's database, and after getting plastic surgery, disappears.moreless

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  • What is going on? Who is behind what and who really wants what?

    9.4
    It starts already from unique angle and the way this episode goes - truly unexpected. Nikita does not carry out a mission and shots herself. Michael gets suspicious and puts a bug on him to see what is going on. She is talking with someone in Red Cell, returns and Michael is waiting with dinner - but things do not go the way he wants and he is poisoned. Nikita gives him to Red Cell to get her freedom - she wants out and believes they are onlyone who can help her. From that point things get critical - Nikita gets out and gives out Section material. Now everything seems to be wrong - this is not the way Nikita acted. She takes plastical surgery and change herself.. but is her appearance only what changed or? why she did it? She had done it once and it did not worked. She had tried it... she had changed to be out 6 month not long ago. Why she still wants out when she had Michael when she was in.. why? that sounds illogical.moreless
Christopher Cordell

Christopher Cordell

Red Cell Guard #2

Guest Star

Lawrence Dane

Lawrence Dane

Maurice Grenet

Guest Star

Hakan Coskuner

Hakan Coskuner

Groom

Guest Star

Lawrence Bayne

Lawrence Bayne

Davenport

Recurring Role

Cindy Dolenc

Cindy Dolenc

Kate Quinn

Recurring Role

Carlo Rota

Carlo Rota

Mick Schtoppel/Mr Jones

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Red Cell is the enemy attacked in this episode.

    • We get the first hint that Nikita is working for Mr Jones when he comes to her apartment. His manner of speaking starts out as that of Jones, but as soon as he sees Michael, he goes into Mick mode immediately. And just before he leaves, he makes a telephone sign with his hands and mouths the words, "Call me", indicating that they have something to talk about that Michael can't hear.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Grenet: Very impressive, Nikita. You've done more damage to Section One in an hour than we've managed in half a decade.

    • Walter: Well, it's either one of two things. Naomi's recruitment here is for real, and when they're done, she's dead. Or, two: Naomi is Section, and she's playing you. (Jason tries to deck him, but Walter grapples with him) I only look old.

    • Madeline: (Finding Nikita in restricted area) Where's Michael? Using Michael's corneal access is grounds for cancellation.
      Nikita: Madeline, your threats are of no interest to me anymore, not that they ever have been.
      Madeline: You don't think you'll get away with this? I'm sorry for you, Nikita.
      Nikita: Is that an emotion? My God!
      Madeline: It's taken a long time for us to come to this point, hasn't it?
      Nikita: Far too long if you ask me.

    • Michael: If you're in trouble, Nikita...
      Nikita: The only trouble I seem to be having at the moment is that you're too far away from me. To defying the odds. (they both drink their wine) So you read my med report?
      Michael: Yes.
      Nikita: And there's something you didn't like?
      Michael: You shot yourself, Nikita.
      Nikita: Yes, I did.
      Michael: Why?
      Nikita: It seemed like a very bad idea to assassinate the one man who could get me out of Section forever. (Michael begins to feel drugged) I'm sorry, Michael, but I had my chance and I had to take it.

    • Walter: It's okay, you can trust me. I'm on your side.
      Jason: Why do you even care?
      Walter: Because I'm not like the others. I've got my reasons.

    • Nikita: What did you want, Mick?
      Mick: What do you know about dancing?
      Nikita: You move your body to the music. What else is there to know?
      Mick: Clearly you've never seen me move. Sure I know a few twists and turns. I mean, I know the hustle. I know the locomotion and the white man's underbite. But I seem to have gotten myself into a bit of a pickle.
      Nikita: Will you just get to the point, please.
      Mick: I need to take ballroom dancing lessons and I want you to be my partner.
      Nikita: Mick, I can't...
      Mick: It's one night a week. Six weeks. The place is just around the corner...
      Nikita: I can't commit to something like that.
      Mick: You know that chippie I've been seeing? Alexis? Well, she's invited me to this charity ball, a big fancy charity ball and I told her I was an expert dancer.
      Nikita: Well, just tell her you broke your leg.
      Mick: Ah, come on, I'll lose her if she thinks I'm a cad.
      Nikita: You are.

  • NOTES (1)

    • There is deleted scene included in the season four DVD set from this episode. In it, Walter goes to see Jason after Madeline has his eyes changed. Jason's doctor tells him to leave or else, and Walter tells the doctor he'll need to be watching his back from now on, because he'll be coming for him.

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