La Femme Nikita

Season 4 Episode 4

Into the Looking Glass

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 23, 2000 on USA
out of 10
User Rating
31 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

Michael kidnaps Nikita with Walter and Birkoff's help, and manages to reverse Gelman's process. While Michael deprograms Nikita, Birkoff and Walter take Michael's place on a mission to a man buying bio weapons.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Michael does everything to get her back...

    A beautiful episode, full of emotions, action and superb moments. First Michael.. he is again in is super condition where everything he does is hidden from section. It is quite illogical but funny to watch. And I adored that little house where he took Nikita.. and the moments when Nikita was acting like.. when she yell about him.. you will be dead. After what he has done, he should be long dead.

    And I adored Birkoff and Walter part when they had to go and to job for Michael. And they did it quite well. Was it first time we saw Walter out in mission? I do not remember. But Birkoff was definitely afraid. And the ending.. how they think to fool everyone? it is maybe even more complex situation than in playing it fire. How long they manage to hide it this time?moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Nitpick: Michael sneaks into Nikita's apartment in the middle of the night to try and give her an injection, but he wears hard soled shoes, even though he knows she has hardwood floors? Even Michael isn't sneaky enough to succeed at that!

    • Nitpick: When the Terragamo mission is over, Birkoff just leaves the bio weapon there. Even if the vial broke, shouldn't there have been some sort of counter measures used to prevent the residue from harming anyone stumbling on the site?

    • Goof: When Michael attacks Dante's residence in Sierra Leone, there is snow in the air, something extremely unusual in this country's tropical climate.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Birkoff: It's called CR-14. If even a small drop enters through a pore in the skin, death is almost instantaneous. (Terragamo visibly weakens) Oops... I may have spilled some while I was pouring it into the vial.
      Terragamo: (knowing he's a dead man) Kill them!!!
      (there's a big shoot out between Birkoff, Walter, and Terragamo's men)
      Walter: (when they are the only two still standing) That wasn't so bad, was it?

    • Walter: (as he and Birkoff pose as couriers of bio weapons) Relax, breathe!
      Birkoff: I think I'm gonna throw up.
      Walter: Do it after the meet!

    • Nikita: I don't care about you.
      Michael: Yes you do. You just need time to remember. You're going through withdrawal.
      Nikita: From what?
      Michael: Gelman's maintenance drug.
      Nikita: Why do you care?
      Michael: Drink this.
      Nikita: Don't come near me. You had me emotionally, Michael you blew it. Does it hurt to be on the other side? Are you in pain?
      Michael: You have to drink this.
      Nikita: You're dead Michael! When they find out you're off profile, you're dead!

    • Nikita: I slept.
      Michael: Yes...
      Nikita: There's still pain.
      Michael: It'll go away.
      Nikita: When?
      Michael: When you let it go, Nikita.
      Nikita: Michael. I love you.

    • Nikita: (On going back to Section) I'd rather die than go back now.
      Michael: Don't say that.
      Nikita: Why?
      Michael: Because I can't live without you.

    • Michael: (On Nikita) Where do they have her?
      Walter: That's a Birkoff question.
      Michael: Find out.

    • Madeline: You're not afraid to die, are you Michael?
      Michael: No. You've seen to that.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The woman used by Michael to double Nikita is one of Peta's doubles on the show.

    • Sierra Leone, which is where Michael's target Horst Dante has a residence, is the country directly to the north of Liberia, where Nikita's missions takes place, making Michael's decision to go after her there feasible.

    • Music Featured In This Episode
      "Chandan" - Makyo (as Michael and Nikita make love)


    • Title
      This episode's title is a nod to the classic pair of novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll.