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?
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.
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?!
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.