Season 1 Episode 10

Dark Matter

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 02, 2010 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Nikita uses the 'ping' command on the IP address she's given by Alex. While running this command will show connectivity, it does not show any information about the owner of the server or its location.

    • When Alex first informs Nikita of Division's plan, she gives the IP address 552.2331.452.02. This is an impossible IP address, since each segment's highest value can only be 255.

  • Quotes

    • Ryan: Division? Just Division?
      Nikita: Pretentious, I know.
      Ryan: How can they be allowed to exist?
      Nikita: Well, they have secrets. Operational details on covert missions going back five administrations. Most of it the Oval Office never even knew about. If this program is threatened in any way, the man who runs it will release those secrets.
      Ryan: How much could he really have?
      Nikita: turn the world against us. Our own people against us. This program, it's a cancer, Ryan. We need to get rid of it without killing the patient. You can help.

    • Ryan: I have been tracking off-book counterintel activity for three months. It started with the Mirko Dadich incident in New York. Subversion, infiltration. It all points to a single black-budget organization funded and sanctioned from within our government.
      Fiedler: Right.
      Ryan: Sir, I've been on desk rotation for almost a year. If I could get back down to Chile, I could find some trace of them. Someone they turned in Quintana's camp, local hires they made...
      Fiedler: Local hires who made?
      Ryan: I'm not sure. But these guys are everywhere and nowhere. Like...I mean, like the dark matter of the universe, they fill all the empty spaces.

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Ashton Holmes (Thom) and Melinda Clarke (Amanda) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Exit Music (For A Film)" by Scala & Kolacny Brothers
      "Little Wars" by Arrica Rose & The ...'s

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, December 2, 2010 on A
      United Kingdom: December 9, 2010 on LIVING/LIVING HD
      Australia: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 on GO!
      Czech Republic: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: Saturday, March 9, 2013 on Dajto

  • Allusions

    • Birkhoff: (to designation engineer, referring to Percy) I've got a lot on my mind. It's not every day Lord Sauron steps down from Mount Doom and asks you to forge the one ring.

      This is a reference to J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series of fantasy novels. Sauron is the primary antagonist and the character on whom the name of the series is based.

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