Season 1 Episode 3

Kill Jill

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Nikita saves a journalist who is in danger when he tries to expose a conspiracy. Birkhoff is suspected of helping Nikita from inside. Michael tries to find his target with the help of Jaden, Alex and Thom.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Jill's driver's license lists her address as 734 Hester Street, New York, NY 10027. Her height is 5'9", and the date of issue is 1/03/08.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Nikita: (showing Alex a diagram) This is the Operations Room. The window looks out into the training area so the almighty parents can look down on the kids. Most of their key intel passes through that hub. When a new target comes in, Operations becomes the most popular club in town. If we're gonna sabotage Division, that's one of the veins I'm gonna need you to tap.
        Alex: Doesn't the window work both ways?
        Nikita: Gold star. Glass is tinted, so you're gonna have to get close. Problem is, you can't just walk up and press your nose against it like a kid in a candy store.

      • Percy: What we do know is that she's been ahead of us at each step. At a certain point we have to consider the possibility of a leak from the inside...a high level leak.
        Michael: I'd like to rule out a data breach before we start the mole hunt.
        Birkhoff: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Data breach? No way. No. Our network is Fort Knox. Internal servers are air-gapped and I run routine PAN tests on the outer defenses. We're talking five-tier security with protocols that rotate every hour, on the hour. That's proprietary software. Only person who could dream of hacking into Division is me. (the two men stare at Birkhoff) What?
        Percy: Well, you did have a prolonged interaction with Nikita directly following her reappearance.
        Birkhoff: (scoffs) If by interaction you mean kidnap and torture, yeah. You debriefed me, remember?
        Michael: A debriefing that Nikita allowed by allowing you to return to us.
        Birkhoff: Dude, she...pistol-whipped my face. What are we even talkin' about here?
        Percy: Take him down to see Amanda. I'll call and give her instructions.
        Birkhoff: What the hell is this? I'm not a mole.
        Percy: Well, then you have nothing to worry about.

      • Amanda: Ever since she held you hostage, Nikita has had access to highly confidential information.
        Birkhoff: And if you had done your job, Nikita would still be serving us right now. You're the one who screwed the pooch, Amanda. You were supposed to mold her into this perfect, obedient agent, but the second girlfriend got a chance to split, she took it. (Amanda rises and walks to the door) Where you goin'?
        Amanda: Martin. (a large, armed guard enters)
        Birkhoff: Oh!
        Amanda: Take him to medical. I wanna run an FMRI brain scan for lie detection.
        Birkhoff: I'm not lying. (the guard grabs him) Oh, okay! Alright.
        Amanda: Full body cavity search, as well.
        Birkhoff: (panicked) That--that is overkill, Amanda! Ow, Ow. Amanda!

      • (Michael wants to use the recruits to search for information)
        Michael: I also, uh, would like to give them the target's full profile.
        Percy: Absolutely not.
        Michael: Like you said, we're on the clock. Redacting intel will only slow us down.
        Percy: If we give them a full profile, it will invariably prompt the inane moral debate about the target being a good person. Last thing we need right now is for another recruit to discover their inner Nikita. Tell 'em it's a training exercise.

      • Jill: Those guys coming after us aren't airline security, they're the commando guys from the crash site. Who are they? Come on, you said before I was on the right track. Some kind of government black ops unit? Maybe even mercenaries?
        Nikita: You need to stick with what you can prove. If this video turns out to be all it's cracked up to be, you get to prove that a Fortune 500 CEO is smuggling drugs. You will never be able to prove who the guys were in the helicopters.
        Jill: Why?
        Nikita: Because they don't have decals on their vehicles or their clothing, because there's no record that they exist--no documentation, no evidence.
        Jill: What about you? You were part of them. You're evidence.
        Nikita: I don't exist either.

      • (an FMRI reveals a bug in Birkoff's tooth)
        Percy: Look, just get it outta there.
        Birkhoff: Get what outta where? Amanda, I am totally sorry about that whole "you're bad at your job" thing, and I completely take it back. (Amanda smirks and turns to leave) Please! Drugs, please!

      • (Alex is buttering up Birkoff)
        Alex: Pretty cool how you can hack into all these servers. Local theaters, local police...FBI?
        Birkhoff: It's called "ownage," girl. I don't have to hack jack. All these systems are already hacked. I own them. One button. Boom. Sneakers. River Phoenix. Rent it. What's up?
        Alex: Division's lucky to have you.
        Birkhoff: Heh. Tell that to Percy and the Dragon Queen. They thought I was a mole. Fascists.

      • (while fighting, Michael gets her in an armlock)
        Michael: Look, the more you try to do this, the more you hurt yourself.
        Nikita: Michael! You have no idea how much pain I can take. (dislocates her shoulder in order to break free)

    • NOTES (2)

      • Featured Music:
        "God Of Mercy" by Nneka
        "Tornado" by Jonsi

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: September 23, 2010 on A
        United Kingdom: October 21, 2010 on LIVING/LIVING HD
        Australia: November 10, 2010 on GO!
        Sweden: November 17, 2010 on Kanal 5
        Czech Republic: September 26, 2012 on TV Nova
        Slovakia: January 19, 2013 on Dajto

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Title "Kill Jill"
        This is a reference to the Quentin Tarantino films Kill Bill Part I and II, which starred Uma Thurman as an assassin trying to get revenge on those with whom she formerly worked, much like Nikita does.

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