La Femme Nikita

Season 1 Episode 22

Mercy

2
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 05, 1997 on USA

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  • Quotes

    • Nikita: I need to know that one day when the Section's done with me, and I've performed all the functions I'm capable of, that I'll be free. Will I?
      Madeline: What kind of answer would you like?
      Nikita: The truth.
      Madeline: No. You will never be free from the Section.
      Nikita: (with calm resolution) Thank you.

    • Nikita: (at the inventor's junkyard) So what do you with all this stuff?
      Stanley: Blow it up.
      Nikita: Why?
      Stanley: (shrugging) It's what I do.

    • Madeline: What about Michael?
      Nikita: Michael? A friend's someone you can trust.
      Madeline: It's true, Michael has played a role with you from time to time. He's doing his job. It doesn't mean he's incapable of caring.
      Nikita: Michael's not the solution to my problem, Madeline.

    • Michael: I can't protect you anymore.
      Nikita: I never asked for your protection.
      Michael: Without it, you'd be dead now.
      Nikita: You seem to care more about that then I do.
      Michael: Why can't you just... do the job?
      Nikita: I tried to tell you.
      Michael: Tell me what?
      Nikita: I'm not who you think I am. I never killed anyone before I came into Section. I know you don't want to believe it, but you know it's true.
      Michael: It's not important what you did. It's what you do now.
      Nikita: I can't change who I am.
      Michael: Then I can't help you.
      Nikita: Why did you ever?
      Michael: I wish things could be different.
      Nikita: Me too.

    • Madeline: We may have some problems with him. There was something between them.
      Operations: The question is now, can he let it go?

    • Nikita: (in her suicide note) The only sins I ever commited were on behalf of the Section. I'm only guilty of not taking charge of my own destiny. A fake obituary claimed I died in prison. In the end, that statement is true.

    • Nikita: I don't know if I can do this anymore. I don't know how I ever did.
      Madeline: That's what you said when you first came to us. But, despite your own self-doubts, you've performed quite well.
      Nikita: Where you see targets and security risks, I see flesh and blood. Someone's son, someone's friend.
      Madeline: That's okay.

  • Notes

    • This episode was originally written as a two-parter titled "Father".

    • There is an easter egg in the sixth disc of the DVD set. On Disc 6, access the "Special Features" section. Highlight the "Section 1 Declassified" option or the "Main Menu" option and press LEFT. Nikita's lips will now change color. Press ENTER to reveal a short narative by Nikita with several small clips from season 1 of the series.

    • Music Used in This Episode
      "The Love Thieves" - Depeche Mode (used throughout the episode)

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