La Femme Nikita

Season 4 Episode 18

Toys In the Basement

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 06, 2000 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Goof: After Nikita lights the candle stick, she walks away from the plate of cake with the candles in it. However, just before the dogs find her, the plate is below the window. She never walked back to grab it.

    • The terrorist group attacked by Section in this episode is Bright Star, the same group they faced in the earlier episode "Old Habits".

  • Quotes

    • Walter: (referring to Nikita) You really think she's still alive?
      Michael: Yes.
      Walter: You think, or you wanna think?

    • Nikita: (After the rescue) You should have had backup, you had no way of knowing if I was going to be all right. What if this had been a Bright Star sub-station? You wouldn't have made it out of here.
      Michael: If you weren't alive, it wouldn't have mattered.

    • Jason: (referring to Quinn, after Michael asks her for a favor) Trust me pal, I've been there, done that. Forget it. You know the iceberg that sunk the Titanic? An amateur. Really.

    • Michael: You owe me fifteen days, for helping your friend.
      Operations: Yes, I did promise you that.
      Michael: I'd like to take them now.
      Operations: All right Michael. You do what you've got to do, but you're on your own. If I find out you employed any Section resources, put a drain on our manpower, I will act accordingly.
      Michael: I understand.

    • Henry Paul Collins: (to an injured and chained Nikita) You smell a lot better than most of my patients.

    • Jason: (to Quinn who is instructing him about running sims) Aw, you're just saying that to get me excited, aren't you?
      Quinn: Your loins must be a sad and primitive place, Mr. Crawford.
      Jason: They're just lacking for company is all, darlin'.
      Quinn: Mm-hum, and tact, apparently.
      Jason: Tact's for the boardroom, not the bedroom.
      Quinn: Or in your case just bored in the bedroom.
      Jason: You're too good for me, Darlin'. Smarter, faster with the one-liners. I'll bet that moat around your thighs has kept most every human male standing at the drawbridge trying to wonder why he ever wanted to cross it in the first place.

    • Mrs. Collins: (about the dead terrorist hidden in the basement near Nikita) Henry pleaded with him to come back next week, but he wouldn't have it. Anyway, it'll be nice to have another guest.

    • Jason: (To Madeline who is reprimanding him about helping Michael) You're not gonna climb outta your skirt about that, are you?

  • Notes

    • There were a number of deleted scenes included in the season four DVD set for this episode. In the first, Quinn shows Jason that she wasn't fooled by his techie tricks while he was helping Michael track Nikita. In the second, Madeline and Quinn discuss Jason, and Madeline orders her to do whatever it takes to assimilate Jason into Section quickly, implying even if it meant going to bed with him to make him more comfortable. In the third, Quinn apologizes to Jason for being so stand-offish, but he leaves abruptly. In the fourth, Madeline shows Jason a tape of his brother as a boy, but Jason comes on to Madeline, and she shuts him down.

    • Robert Knepper, who plays Henry, is himself the son of a veterinarian.

    • Music Used In This Episode:
      "Supermarket" by Tykwer, Klimek & Heil (after Nikita is shot in the teaser)

  • Allusions