La Femme Nikita

Season 3 Episode 2

Someone Else's Shadow

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 10, 1999 on USA
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Episode Summary

Nikita has a new mission: to get David Henderson Williams, Vacek's associate. She also learns more about Michael's history with Elena and Simone. Meanwhile, Elena offers Nikita to stay with her and Michael. Under orders from Section, Nikita accepts, but she doesn't feel too cozy after her thoughts and memories get the best of her. Elena finally contacts her father, but will he come and see her, or will more drastic measures be necessary?moreless

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Samia Shoaib

Samia Shoaib

Elena Samuelle

Guest Star

Hrant Alianak

Hrant Alianak

Salla Vacek

Guest Star

John Bourgeois

John Bourgeois


Guest Star

Evan Caravela

Evan Caravela

Adam Samuelle

Recurring Role

Lindsay Collins

Lindsay Collins

Operative (Female Devo)

Recurring Role

Josh Holliday

Josh Holliday

Male Devo (uncredited)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: When Vacek's man bribes the clerk at the post office, you can see he gives the clerk fake money, only one side of the paper is printed.

    • The bombers were brokered by Red Cell for Vacek.

    • Goof: When Elena shows Michael the letter sent to her by her father, the envelope doesn't have a stamp on it.

    • Goof: When Operations is doing the briefing on Salla Vacek and David Henderson Williams, he shows a picture of Williams, but his name is shown as D. M. Williams.

    • Goofs: When Nikita lands on the airbag, she sinks deeply into it. Yet, before she landed, there was no sign that Williams had just landed on it moments earlier. Also, when Nikita is falling, she's going face down, but you can see when she lands she's face up, and then rolls over before the airbag deflates enough for the audience to see her completely.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Vacek: (referring to Michael) And her husband?
      Mischa: He was interesting. There was something in his eyes.
      Vacek: What?
      Mischa: Power.
      Vacek: Good, then he'll protect her.
      Mischa:Yes. I think so.

    • Elena: (Before meeting his father) It's odd but, I don't feel what I thought I would.
      Michael: What do you mean?
      Elena: It doesn't seem so important all of a sudden. It's made me realize that the people that I love are the ones that are already in my life, and that's not going to change.

    • Nikita: Where's Elena?
      Michael: Getting ready.
      Nikita: How's she doing?
      Michael: She's nervous.
      Nikita: What if her father shows? What's going to happen, Michael?
      Michael: Then the mission ends.
      Nikita: What about Elena and Adam?
      Michael: They'll be safe.
      Nikita: And you?
      Michael: I won't see them again.

    • Nikita: How long have you known?
      Walter: I helped set up the cover. I'm sorry. I couldn't tell you. I wanted to.
      Nikita: I suppose it explains a lot of things though.
      Walter: It makes it better. The truth always does.
      Nikita: Walter, his son. His son loves him so much. Michael feels it too. I can tell. It's heartbreaking.
      Walter: Yeah.

    • Nikita: Hey, Walter.
      Walter: Oh, hi sugar.
      Nikita: I'm moving in with Michael and Elena.

    • Elena: It's hard on both of us with him away on business so much. I didn't think about how much he'd be gone.
      Nikita: Adam seems to handle it well.
      Elena: He does, but he misses Michael when he's away.

    • Williams: You were right. The pain was quite unpleasant. Worse than I'd anticipated, in fact. I'd prefer to avoid a second session with those two.
      Madeline: That's entirely up to you.
      Williams: Yes. Well. I'd be happy to discuss any relevant details regarding Mr Vacek. How can I be of service?

    • Elena: My father says, um, he wants to see me, but there are reasons he stayed away. That he wants us to be a family again.
      Nikita: Nothing wrong with that.
      Elena: Where was he when I needed him? When my mother died, when I married Michael? That's when I wanted a father. It's not fair that he only shows up when he needs me. It makes me angry.

    • Elena: I haven't seen or spoken to my father since I was a little girl.
      Nikita: Why not?
      Elena: He left us. I didn't even think about him until after my mother died. Then when I met Michael, he convinced me to try to find my father.

    • Madeline: (to a man she is interrogating) We'll speak in a few hours.
      Williams: I'll be here. Some tea would be nice.

    • Williams: Where am I ? Let me guess. Not Interpol. They don't have the resources to clean up the mess you made at my office. My best guess is, you're some covert agency that no one has ever heard of. Run amok, no doubt.

    • Madeline: Good afternoon Mr. Williams. You have a personal relationship with Salla Vacek.
      Williams: That's an insane statement. I don't know what faulty intelligence led you to me but nobody has access to Vacek.
      Madeline: Up until recently, I would have agreed with you.

    • Madeline: (when Michael suggests using Nikita to persuade Elena) It would also be a good way to neutralize the security Nikita violated when she located your address and wandered into your home. Which you were going to report, I assume.
      Michael: Of course.
      Madeline: I don't see any flaws in the plan.

    • Michael: Elena's father's name is Salla Vacek. He's the heir to an Eastern European mining fortune, but he didn't go into the family business. He's a terrorist.
      Nikita: Does she know?
      Michael: No. He left when she was six. They haven't spoken since.
      Nikita: So the Section had you marry her to get to her father?
      Michael: Yes.

    • Nikita: (about Vacek) Did we pick him up?
      Michael: No.
      Nikita: That means they'll keep you here longer. That's good.
      Michael: Good?
      Nikita: For Adam.

    • Nikita: For three years, you never told me you had a family, Michael.
      Michael: I wanted you to know, but it's a tightly contained situation.
      Nikita: I understand this is something you've been ordered to do. I don't know how you're able to live with it.

    • Elena: I don't know what I'd do without Michael. He's such a good man.

    • Nikita: You know, I was thinking about Simone last night. You were still married to her when this started, weren't you?
      Michael: Yes, Simone knew about Elena.
      Nikita: Was it difficult for her?
      Michael: I don't know. We never talked about it.
      Nikita: I wish you could have told me about this.
      Michael: I wish I could have.

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