La Femme Nikita

Season 1 Episode 13


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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Nikita: (trying to make her decision about Karyn) How did you make your decision? What were you looking for? Was there some kind of checklist, seven out of ten I live, anything less than that I die? Or was it intuition, gut feeling?
      Michael: I don't believe in intuition. Your scores were high, you excelled in all areas, it wasn't a very difficult decision.
      Nikita: So why did Operations resist?
      Michael: (surprised that she knows) Who told you that?
      Nikita: Intuition.

    • Madeline: (saying that Karyn's fate wasn't Nikita's choice) An operative's resolve and judgment is as important as her tactical skills. We knew Karyn would be a problem. We wanted to see if you would come to the same conclusion.
      Nikita: If I hadn't?
      Operations: (smiling) Then we would have had two problems.

    • Nikita: (when Karyn balks during a mission) Do you want to live?! Answer the question, do you want to live?! Then walk in and do what you gotta do!

    • Karyn: (after Walter comes on to her) I hate to be rude.
      Nikita: It's technically impossible to be rude to that man.
      Karyn: I just want the people here to like me.
      Nikita: Why?

    • Michael: What is your question?
      Nikita: I need to know if your admiration for her is purely professional.
      Michael: I thought you would know me better then that.
      Nikita: That is funny Michael, because I don't know you at all.

    • Karyn: (adjusting her belt) Should this be this tight?
      (Michael start to adjust it for her)
      Nikita: What are you going to do? Guess her belt size?!

  • Notes

    • Karyn is actually much closer in appearance and history to the original Nikita from the French movie. Like that Nikita, she was arrested while robbing a pharmacy for drugs, and killed an someone in the process.

    • Music Used in This Episode
      "Broken Man" - SIANspheric (when Nikita thinks about Brian's death)

    • Guest star Felicity Waterman originally auditioned for the role of Nikita and was one of the last two actresses considered for the part.

  • Allusions