Owen: (about Michael) If he doesn't get off my case, I'm gonna take his other hand.
Nikita: Just believe me, he's thinking about you.
Owen: Yeah, I know exactly what he's thinking of me.
Nikita: No, I mean he's hard on you for a reason. He, he wants you to be good enough for me. He's not coming back, Owen. Not to field work. He says you're my partner now, for good, and he wants you to be ready for that.
Owen: Hey. He's trying to do the right thing. All he's doing is leaving behind his life as an agent. That's it.
Nikita: What if that's not all he's leaving behind?