La Femme Nikita Season 3 Episode Summaries:
Episode 1 - "Looking for Michael"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Jon Cassar; 1/3/99
What to do about ops who know too much about the death of Section's creator? Kill them all: Nikita scrambles to avoid becoming a victim... and discovers a secret about Michael while doing so.
Episode 2 - "Someone Else's Shadow"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by René Bonnière; 1/10/99
Michael's secret: he's in an arranged marriage-arranged by Section to reel in Vacek, his wife's father and a financier of global terrorism. The marriage has lasted three years, and now it's close to landing Vacek.
Episode 3 - "Opening Night Jitters"
Written by David J. Burke; Directed by Jon Cassar; 1/17/99
Michael's new assignment: poison his wife Elena. But what Michael can't do, Section will. It puts Elena's health in danger in hopes of bringing her father, a notoriously elusive terrorist to the surface..
Episode 4 - "Gates of Hell";
Written by Robert Cochran; Directed by René Bonnière; 1/24/99
The loss of his family leaves Michael shattered and ineffective - a condition that Section will not long tolerate in any agent. Birkoff finds a file that could have damaging implications for Operations.
Episode 5 - "Imitation of Death"
Written by Cyrus Nowrasteh; Directed by Brad Turner; 3/7/99
Nikita is Section's operative inside the lair of a sadistic entrepreneur who turns kids into killers and sells them to terrorists. What she finds there is shocking. What she later finds inside Section is more so.
Episode 6 - "Love and Country"
Written by Lawrence Hertzog; Directed by Ted Hanlan; 3/21/99
To eliminate a popular politician who may have ties to terrorism, Section enacts a methodical campaign aimed at driving his wife to a murderous rage. One complicating factor: she is the ex of Operations.
Episode 7 - "Cat and Mouse"
Written by Ed Horowitz; Directed by Terry Ingram; 3/28/99
Double trouble! White Nikita is held hostage by Red Cell, the terrorist group plants a look-alike Nikita inside Section One and forces the real Nikitaa to provide remote guidance to the mole.
Episode 8 - "Outside the Box"
Written by Jim Korris; Directed by Gordon Langevin; 4/4/99
Do. Or die. Section One uses a murder frame-up to compel a civilian with a photographic memory to join the team, causing Nikita to suspect that she may also have been entrapped by Section in a similar way.
Episode 9 - "Slipping into Darkness"
Written by Peter M. Lenkov; Directed by Rick Jacobsen; 4/11/99
Operatoin is known to be remote and ruthless yet always coldly logical...until now. A psychotropic drug renders him delusional and untrustworthy. But there may be a method to his madness.
Episode 10 - "Under the Influence"
Written by Peter M. Lenkov; Directed by Rick Jacobsen; 4/25/99
Nikita poses as the financee of an unsuspecting, memory-cleansed terrorist linked to the potential sale of anthrax rockets. The man represents everything Nikita loathes. But, strangely, she's falling in love.
Episode 11 - "Walk On By"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by René Bonnière; 5/25/99
Nothing clouds an agent's future like the past. Walter can't resist a rendezvous with an old flame. And attempts by Nikita's mother to find her daughter could result in her being hushed by Section assassins.
Episode 12 - "Threshold of Pain"
Written by Michael Sloan; Directed by Terry Ingram; 6/6/99
When a mission-gone-wrong results in the disclosure of a Section substation, Nikita is falsely blamed for the breach of security and faces termination.
Episode 13 - "Beyond the Pale"
Written by Lawrence Hertzog; Directed by René Bonnière; 6/13/99
The only thing better for Nikita than getting out of Section is getting out with Michael. It appears that may be happening when Michael asks her to escape with him. But appearances can deceive.
Episode 14 - "Hand to Hand"
Written by Ed Horowitz; Directed by T.J.Scott; 6/20/99
An assignment puts Nikita inside a modeling agency that's a front for prostitution...and for female death matches held for the male clientele's amusement. Operations has an affair with an Oversight ops.
Episode 15 - "Before I Sleep"
Written by Peter M. Lenkov; Directed by Joel Surnow; 6/27/99
She's cramming all she can into the days she has left. A terminally ill civilian who happens to look like a known terroristis is recruited by Section, given a crash-course in spying and sent on an infiltration mission.
Episode 16 - "I Remember Paris"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Terry Ingram; 7/18/99
A severe security breach leads to the order to evacuate and incinerate Section One HQ and sets in motions a fierce field operation to find and terminate the person who could compromise the whole Section network.
Episode 17 - "All Good Things"
Written by Ed Horowitz; Directed by Terry Ingram; 7/25/99
Power politics: Michael assumes full command while Operations is away...and may not be very willing to relinquish control when he returns. Charges of Michael's favoritism toward Nikita arise.
Episode 18 - "Third Party Ripoff"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by T.J.Scott; 8/1/99
Divide and conquer: Section command, concerned that Michael's relationship with Nikita will affect his judgment, schemes to end the romance. Birkoff and Walter woo the same woman.
Episode 19 - "Any Means Necessary"
Written by Lawrence Hertzog; Directed by David Straiton; 8/8/99
It's not an external assignment. It's a death sentence. Birkoff thinks Operations intends to have him killed when the communications expert is placed inside a youthful terrorist cult.
Episode 20 - "Three-Eyed Turtle"
Written by Maurice Hurley; Directed by Jon Cassar; 8/15/99
Enough's enough. Madeline responds to the increased cruelty of Operations and makes what may be a gambit to gain Section control by conspiring with Oversight to undermine the Section One chief.
Episode 21 - "Playing with Fire"
Written by Peter M. Lenkov; Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan; 8/22/99
Michael and Nikita's burning love could get them scorched - especially when Madeline and Operations suspect that the pair's secret liaisons are covers for planning the takeover of Section.
Episode 22 - "On Borrowed Time"
Written by Peter M. Lenkov; Directed by Ted Hanlan; 8/29/99
Keep the operatives, kill the love. Still determined to end the Michael/Nikita romance, Section carries out a plan to erase Nikita's emotions of love. Birkoff schemes to save Walter from forced retirement.