The senator from Oversight who Percy meets with in the restaurant and who appears again in front of Alex at the end of the episode is played by Alberta Watson, who played Madeline, the role equivalent to Amanda, in the original La Femme Nikita series.
Michael: For every truth in that box, there is a lie out there in the real world. Innocent people who are being framed for crimes they didn't commit. Corrupt people who are in charge thanks to crimes no one knows about. That's gotta end.
Birkhoff: So, you're just gonna go off and play Lone Ranger? Forget about Division, man, You're gonna have the whole world hunting you down.
Michael: Yeah, I'll try and keep that in mind.
Michael: (over loudspeaker at the CIA) Paging Agent Nikki. Agent Nikki please proceed to the nearest phone and dial 626.
Nikita: (finds a phone) Michael?
Michael: You okay?
Nikita: Oh babe, I will be when you get me out of here.
Birkhoff: God, get a room.
Nikita: Do you think things ever reach a point that's so bad that you can't come back from?
Michael: You brought me back.
Nikita: You were never that far away.
Alex: This war against Division is your obsession.
Nikita: My obsession?
Alex: Nikita, look at this place. All of this space, and you still sleep on a Division recruit bed. This fight is some sick need of yours. I have my own fight now.
Nikita: This was never about revenge. When I told you that you had something to live for, I was talking about balance, I was talking about making things right. If you do this, you are gonna end up somewhere you don't wanna be.
Alex: That's my decision. Let me go.
Michael: You're not stupid, Birkhoff, you're just a coward. You know Percy's corrupt but you turn a blind eye to save your own skin. That's your choice, but you have to live with it.
Birkhoff: You know what? You even sound like her now.
Michael: That's because my eyes are open. Nikita's right.
Birkhoff: No, Nikita is dead. She's dead, Michael. I was listening in over the com, she...I warned her what would happen if she went up against Percy. You warned her, too. Then you went and joined her. Encouraged her. That was your choice.
Micheal: Stop thinking about the past, I'm talking about the future.
Nikita: I know, the future is what I'm worried about.
Amanda: (referring to Nikita) You needed to see the look in her eye when you asked her if she killed your father. You needed to know the truth from her. That's why you didn't warn her.
Alex: I didn't warn her because...I'm sorry, that's not polite. Because screw Nikita.
Amanda: Well, if you feel that way, then why fake her death? Why save her life?
Alex: Because screw all of you, too.
"Runaway" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: Sunday, May 15, 2011 on SPACE
United Kingdom: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
Czech Republic: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 on TV Nova