La Femme Nikita

Season 1 Episode 13


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jun 22, 1997 on USA

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  • Very emotional and psychological episode, where Nikita has a decision to make, not realizing the decision will be made over her.

    I love this episode because here we will have that psychological dilemma from the start. Nikita got recruit Karen and she has to decide is she ready to become operative or she will be canceled. So, she feels like a executer as she is quite pathetic first. She seems to be very infirm, afraid. So, Nikita feels sorry for until they end up in first mission as Nikita is quite sure something was wrong with her. She learns that before the left the scene, she killed one of the fellow operative. She managed to make her angry and she proves she can be a great fighter. They end up in heart-to-heart talk and she confess that Brian raped her. So Nikita, with all her compassion, feel sorry for her.

    They have next mission and they have to get to the safe. They take two man to hostage and ask where the safe is. Karen ends up shooting one of them and after that - the look on her face. She feels like something is not wrong. She asks help from Birkoff and he founds that she enjoys killing, Brian resigned from teaching her as she felt he did not like him - so it came out that incapable and afraid girl is psychopath who thinks so well that she is for killing.

    With that Nikita turn against her and even if she saves her life and she is against violence, her decision is to cancel her. And she learns that it was all a test about her...

    I adore that dilemma, the way Nikita handled this.. Super and very well written