La Femme Nikita

Season 4 Episode 19

Time Out of Mind

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 13, 2000 on USA
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Episode Summary

When Section needs to get to the son of a terrorist who can lead them to the location of some dangerous bio-weapons, Nikita is literally driven insane. David French is in a mental institution in Zurich, so the only way to get to him is through another patient, namely Nikita. But when she is unable to take the antidote to the psychotropic drug she was given, will she spiral completely out of control?moreless

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  • Weird... weird...

    It was quite confusing - maybe because of the camera work - it was unique and different, it added great deal for the emotion but also confused as it was hard to follow and concentrate.

    The story itself was not the best - the idea was to play mad, and get the information from one of the patience. The only problem is that he is faking. The same way was with Nikita. And in the end he ends it (how and why?) and just leaves knowing that she was only here for info. And then she wakes in her bed. Really weird, not much logic and quite ... not my favorite storyline.moreless
  • Crazy crazy.

    Nikita is drugged with wacko juice and sent undercover in a mental hospital to get some intel from a guy whose mother is participating in some chemical warfare.

    Section keeps Nikita drugged up in the hospital while guiding her thru the steps to get the intl, but it backfires when the intel is bad and she must stay in the loony bin. Electric shock therapy progresses and soon she is drooling like McMurphy in Cukoo's Nest.

    Eventually she gets the good intel and passes it along for Section to use and blow away the bad guys, but later discovers that it was all a big trick but the son anyway because he wanted to take over the family buisness. Let's add a little matricide onto the pile as well.

    At least the show is getting back into the swing of this.moreless
Kelly Harms

Kelly Harms

David French

Guest Star

Michael Sarrazin

Michael Sarrazin

Dr. Lukas

Guest Star

Lawrence Bayne

Lawrence Bayne


Recurring Role

Cindy Dolenc

Cindy Dolenc

Kate Quinn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Freedom League, who were Section's adversary in a trilogy of episodes starting with "Mercy".

    • Goof: Nikita is told by Madeline to inject the anti-psychotic into her vein, but she seems to inject the medication subcutaneously, and not into a blood vessel.

    • Nitpick: That's some restaurant service! The second man joining the first arrives, and before he has time to say more than hello, the waiter is putting their entrees on the table!

    • Nitpick: It is mentioned that Nikita ends up in a psychiatric clinic in Zurich - one of the richest cities in the world . In truth, only one such facility exists, which is run by the state. It's one of Europe's leading psychiatric clinics - so why is the room falling apart, like in a third world country, with equipment that isn't used in such a facility?

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Nikita: French?
      David French: (clearly lucid) Nikita! Sorry. But I'm in a bit of a hurry to leave this place. Place like this can make you crazy.

    • Voice of Madeline: Nikita? Nikita.
      Nikita: Madeline?
      Voice of Madeline: Good. Now concentrate on my voice. Remember what we talked about before you left for the mission?
      Nikita: Uh... self medication.
      Voice of Madeline: That's right. You have to find the medical supply room. Get up and go to the door. Do you see the door?
      Nikita: (getting out of bed and leaving the room) I'm in the hallway.
      Voice of Madeline: Turn left. Left, Nikita. The hand you eat with, Nikita. Count the doors. One, two, three. The fourth door, open it.
      Nurse Adder: This room is off limits to patients. Now get back to your room.
      Nikita: (mumbling) Nurse Adder, I have to leave.
      Voice of Madeline: Nikita, are you inside?
      Nurse Adder: I said get back to your room.
      Nikita: I have to do what she says.
      Voice of Madeline: Nikita, cancel her. (Nikita smiles and laughs)
      Nurse Adder: Do as I say. Get back to your room.
      Voice of Madeline: Cancel her, Nikita.
      Nikita: (snapping the Nurse's neck) She's dead.

    • Niita: (hearing Michael tell her the antipsychotic drug's location) Makeup kit.
      Dr Lukas: (giving it to her) Why not? Every young woman needs her makeup.

  • NOTES (2)

    • There is a scene deleted from this episode included with the season four DVD set. In it, Nikita has a session with Dr Lukas after she has taken her first pill, and he questions her about it. She says she feels well enough to be released, but the tea he gave her to drink had some kind of medication in it, and she collapses.

    • When Nikita is dreaming in the tag, just before Operations administers the electroshock therapy, he asks her "Are you ready to tell the truth?" This is some foreshadowing of the secret about Nikita which will be revealed 3 episodes later.


    • Madeline: 'White Rabbit'
      The white rabbit was part of an Alice in Wonderland theme prevalent through the 4th season. The 70s band Jefferson Airplane also recorded a song named "White Rabbit", which plays up the pyschoactive drug references in the original story, and can be connected to the drug trip that Nikita goes through.

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