La Femme Nikita

Season 3 Episode 22

On Borrowed Time

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 29, 1999 on USA



  • Trivia

    • The pharmaceutical company Genefex has connections to Red Cell.

    • Walter is sent into Retirement in this episode by Operations. No one knows what that means, but rumors include medical experiments on the "retired" operative. But when Birkoff finds a way to bring Walter back, Walter says that it was wonderful.

  • Quotes

    • Nikita: Are you going to kill me?
      Madeline: If we had wanted to kill you, we could have done so easily any time we wished.
      Nikita: Then why didn't you?
      Madeline: We've asked that question many times. Perhaps, in the end, we value what you have.
      Nikita: What is it that I value that I have?
      Madeline: Your determination to live life to the fullest. In some ways, I envy you. But now the time has come to pay the price.

    • Damon Aral: Uh, mind if I ask you a question?
      Michael: Not at all.
      Damon Aral: You and Nikita, does your relationship go beyond work?
      Michael: No. She's available.
      Damon Aral: Oh, I wasn't asking about her.
      Michael: I'm straight.

    • Michael: They haven't posted the new assignments yet.
      Nikita: So we won't be able to meet. Not enough time to form a plan.
      Michael: If the posting happens soon, there's still a chance.
      Nikita: Why the delay?
      Michael: Could be a hundred reasons.
      Nikita: Could be about us.
      Michael: They don't know enough or they would have stopped us.
      Nikita: Maybe we should pull back for a while.
      Michael: We'll be together soon. I'll make it happen. Go now.

    • Madeline: Hello, Nikita. Have you had your meeting with Michael yet, or were you on your way to it? Whenever your last meeting with Michael was, I hope you made the most of it. It's the last one you'll ever have.

    • Michael: What did they do to you?
      Nikita: Nothing. Nothing!
      Michael: Tell me. (Michael caresses her)
      Nikita: Don't. I don't know. Don't remember. (he caresses her again) Don't. It doesn't work. I don't love you anymore.

    • Walter: You can't beat Section. But you can choose your own way out.

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