La Femme Nikita Season 1 Episode Summaries:
Episode 1 - "Nikita"
Written by Cyrus Nowraseth; Directed by Jon Cassar; 1/13/97
Looks that can kill - and a know-how that's deadlier. Nikita says goodbye to her past and plunges into a new world of training and danger when forced to join the secret anti-terrorist group Section One.
Episode 2 - "Friend"
Written by Naomi Janzen; Directed by Guy Magar; 1/20/97
Knowing Nikita can be a dangerous thing! A childhood friend who contacts the Section One operative suddenly finds her life in peril. But an even greater peril awaits Nikita as she tries to protect her friend.
Episode 3 - "Simone"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Jerry Ciccoritti; 1/27/97
Nikita's infiltration of a terrorist cell's subterranean ops center leads to the astonishing discovery of a captive woman long thought to be dead - Michael's wife!
Episode 4 - "Charity";
Written by Robert Cochran; Directed by Keri Skogland; 2/3/97
Philanthropist Alec Chandler puts his money where his heart is: he helps rescue homeless children from the streets. But the more Nikita learsn about him, the closer she gets to revealing Chandler's dark secret.
Episode 5 - "Mother"
Written by Naomi Janzen; Directed by Guy Magar; 2/9/97
Nikita is going home--to a family she never knew. She poses as the long-lost daughter of a female terrorist whose posh lifestyle stands to grow more luxurious when she finds a buyer for a stolen nuclear device.
Episode 6 - "Love"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Jon Cassar; 2/17/97
'Til death do they part. Nikita and Michael pose as a hip and somewhat kinky married couple in order to work on the inside of a group bent on unleashing a deadly nerve gas.
Episode 7 - "Treason"
Written by Robert Cochran; Directed by Jerry Ciccoritti; 2/24/97
Her probation status is over, but that only mires Nikita deeper in the workings of Section. Yet one thing about Nikita may nevere change: her willingness to sidestep regulations in order to help the innocent.
Episode 8 - "Escape"
Written by Andrew Dettman & Daniel Trudy; Directed by George Bloomfield; 3/3/97
Someone has been watching Nikita and now comes forward offering a foolproof way of slipping free of Section's grasp. Is it the opportunity Nikita has sought? Or is it a covert test of her loyalty?
Episode 9 - "Gray"
Written by Robert Cochran; Directed by Ken Girotti; 3/10/97
The Secret is out. Someone has hacked into Section's computer and stolen the personnel file. The thief may have planted the microdisc with the file of an unsuspecting civilian-a man Nikita is asked to woo.
Episode 10 - "Choice"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by George Bloomfield; 4/7/97
Is there room for romance in Nikita's dangerous life? Her relationship with an architect compromises her on-the-job effectiveness-and could put her beau in the crosshairs of rival agents and Section One alike.
Episode 11 - "Rescue"
Written by Peter Bellwood; Directed by Ken Girotti; 4/14/97
Mission accomplished - but the cost is high when Michael is injured and left behind after a raid on a chemical weapons plant. Rescuing Michael is the new mission. And it leads to the revelation of a troubling Section secret.
Episode 12 - "Innocent"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by George Bloomfield; 4/21/97
Terrorists sneak a nuclear device into the country, and Section finds that its only hope of locating it rests on a childlike pizza deliveryman who witnessed something suspicious.
Episode 13 - "Recruit"
Written by Larry Raskin; Directed by Reza Badiyi; 6/22/97
It's not a pass/fail program that Section newcomers face. It's do or die. Nikita fully empathizes with their plight. However, there's no room for compassion when she's asked to decide the fate of a new recruit.
Episode 14 - "Gambit"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Jon Cassar; 6/29/97
He's skilled, deadly and refuses to crack. Extreme interrogation techniques hae no effect on a terrorist who knows the whereabouts of a cache of Cobalt 60... but Section may yet have ploys that no terrorist would suspect.
Episode 15 - "Obsessed"
Written by Robert Cochran; Directed by T.J. Scott; 7/20/97
Love is just part of the job. To obtain a book containing high-level secrets about nations allied with Section, Michael woos the vulnerable wife of a hitman who knows where the book is hidden.
Episode 16 - "Noise"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by T.J. Scott; 7/20/97
In the high-tech, high-risk worl of covert ops, emotions do not compute. A brush with death during a mission rattles the emotions of Section's top electronics wiz and puts him at risk of being cancelled.
Episode 17 - "War"
Written by Maurice Hurley; Directed by René Bonnière; 8/3/97
Toture Nikita and she won't crack. Torture Michael and she's likely to let her feelings for him get in the way. Red Cell holds the two agents, subjecting them to a painful inquisition to discover the location of Section's command center.
Episode 18 - "Mission"
Written by Naomi Janzen; Directed by Reza Badiyi; 8/10/97
This assignment could be the way out Nikita's been seeking. In exchange for her freedom, she agrees to protect one of the targets of a Section sting - a target who happens to be the son of Section's top exec.
Episode 19 - "Voices"
Written by Maurice Hurley; Directed by David Warry-Smith; 8/17/97
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, especially if it's about Section. A police detective's investigation of a serial rapist inadvertently puts him too much in the way and too much in the know.
Episode 20 - "Brainwash"
Written by Peter Bellwood; Directed by René Bonnière; 9/21/97
Section needs a volunteer, and Nikita is the one volunteered. She's subjected to a mind-control machine that's come into the organization's possession...and secretly falls under the machine's deadly sway.
Episode 21 - "Verdict"
Written by Robert Cochran; Directed by Gilbert Shilton; 9/28/97
Judge, jury, executioner. a band of insurgents is bent on becoming all three when it overruns the Inaugural Ball of a strife-torn nation's new leader. Among the hostages held by the rebels: Nikita.
Episode 22 - "Mercy"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan; 10/5/97
Total obedience. That's what's expected of Nikita. But she doesn't have the heart to obey an order to destroy a naive young inventor... and Section responds by sending her on a suicide mission.