The BEST Episodes of La Femme Nikita

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2021

Network: USA Network

Nikita is a drug-addicted juvenile delinquent who was accused of killing a police officer in cold blood during an attempted robbery of a pharmacy. She is later arrested and sentenced to death by lethal injection, upon which she was secretly drugged by the government, faking her death. Nikita is then "recruited" by a secret government organization and transformed into a highly skilled assassin who cannot be traced.

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Let No Man Put Asunder

#1 - Let No Man Put Asunder

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 25, 2001

The situation is dire as The Collective, still led by Graff and Haled, is cleaning Section's clock. But, just in time, Michael asks Nikita to help him return to Section, where his re-emergence is viewed with suspicion by both Mr. Jones and Operations. While new missions continue against The Collective with Michael's return, Nikita admits that she lied to him in "Four Light Years Further," and that she does indeed love him. Operations discovers that The Collective has infiltrated Section's mainframe to try to locate and kidnap Michael's son Adam, in attempt to re-assert control over him. Can Operations foil The Collective's plans?

star 8.34
90 votes
The Man Behind the Curtain

#2 - The Man Behind the Curtain

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 11, 2001

Nikita finally comes face to face with her father, the real Mr. Jones, but rather than being an "emotional" reunion, Mr. Jones is all business, and immediately sets Nikita out on a new mission; finding The Collective's "mole" in Section One! Mr. Jones' two candidates: Operations or Marco O'Brien. Mr. Jones thinks it's the latter, but Nikita suspects the former. So Nikita sets out to find the "mole." Meanwhile, the two co-heads of The Collective, Graff and Haled clash over tactics, and whether to trust their "mole's" intel about Section One. Michael finally turns up, but not until the last scene!

star 8.19
114 votes

#3 - Noise

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 27, 1997

While on a mission to tag a stockpile of Stinger missiles, the Section van is breached, and Birkoff is forced to defend himself for the very first time. Now, his fear of being killed on future missions is interfering with his ability to protect Section operatives, unless Nikita can help him overcome this fear, Birkoff is in danger of being cancelled.

star 8.04
57 votes
The Evil That Men Do

#4 - The Evil That Men Do

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 18, 2001

Nikita and Mr. Jones have The Collective's "mole" narrowed down to four suspects: Operations, Quinn, Walter and the late Marco O'Brien, but Mr. Jones has a fifth possibility that Michael Samuelle is still alive, and that he is the "mole." While granting to Mr. Jones the theoretical possibility that Michael may be alive, Nikita denies that he would never be the "mole" for The Collective, Graff and Haled. Meanwhile, Operations sets out personally to see to it that an anti-Collective mission goes according to plan, but it's The Collective that is poised to blow Operations' plane out of the sky! Can and will Nikita save Operations' butt, one last time or should she even bother?

star 7.99
83 votes
Déjà Vu All Over Again

#5 - Déjà Vu All Over Again

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2001

Nikita is sent back to Section One to destroy a new terrorist threat that only she can deal with which is a summit meeting of representatives from several terrorist groups. She is teamed up with a new level 5 operative, Marco O'Brien. O'Brien was the police officer recruited four years earlier because of a mistake Nikita made, a fact that O'Brien has not forgotten. Nikita finds that besides the terrorists, she must deal with O'Brien & the hostility of much of Section personnel because of her role in Center's evaluation of Section.

star 7.95
22 votes
Directors: Jon Cassar
Writers: Robert Cochran
Into The Looking Glass

#6 - Into The Looking Glass

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 23, 2000

Michael kidnaps Nikita with Walter and Birkoff's help, and manages to reverse Gelman's process. Together, they outsmart Madeline and Operations leading them to return to Section.

star 7.78
27 votes
Abort, Fail, Retry, Terminate

#7 - Abort, Fail, Retry, Terminate

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 16, 2000

Birkoff creates an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) program to serve as his replacement, when he's away. In fact, Birkoff is up for a large batch of downtime, when a critical situation arises and Operations cancels Birkoff's downtime. Birkoff's A.I. program, which is just a little too attached to old Seymour, doesn't take this news well, and proceeds to take matters into its own hands. The A.I.'s solution to Birkoff's predicament is to kill everyone in Section One, except Nikita, so Birkoff can escape with Nikita as his companion. Can Birkoff save Section One before his A.I. program carries out it's insane plan?

star 7.77
22 votes
There Are No Missions

#8 - There Are No Missions

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 9, 2000

After Michael eludes Operations' first cancellation attempt, Operations puts all missions on hold and sends out a team to kill him. Michael again manages to escape certain death, but this time he returns to infiltrate Section. Determined to find the files that possess the formula for deprogramming Nikita, Michael is stunned to discover who Section's first test subject was; Adrian, Section One's founder, whose effort to topple Operations failed two years earlier. To gain leverage against Operations, Michael kidnaps Adrian, but her help proves limited when Michael discovers her mind is gone.

star 7.73
26 votes
Not Was

#9 - Not Was

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 21, 1998

Michael is captured and interrogated by terrorists, then loses his memory and does not know who he is.

star 7.70
90 votes
Sleeping with the Enemy

#10 - Sleeping with the Enemy

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 30, 2000

After Substation three is destroyed by self-destruct, Section One investigates and finds a trace to Red Cell. What they also discover is that Red Cell has been taking similar blows. Operations decides to become allies and for each other to send top-notch agents. Operations sends Madeline, though Operations is willing to risk her.

star 7.68
22 votes
Directors: Jon Cassar
Writers: Erica Byrne
View Of The Garden

#11 - View Of The Garden

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 16, 2000

Michael discovers that Adrian's mind is not blank as he thought it is. Together they try to save George from Operations and Madeline's attempt to assassinate him. Meanwhile, Michael kidnaps Nikita in a futile effort to reason with her.

star 7.64
25 votes
Four Light Years Farther

#12 - Four Light Years Farther

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 27, 2000

Michael and Nikita have been traveling from place to place, keeping one step ahead of Section One's attempts to find them. When George is eliminated from the picture after leaking intel to Red Cell in order to discredit Section One, the newly-empowered Operations and Madeline finally track down Michael and Nikita. They bring them back to Section. Just as Michael and Nikita are about to be cancelled, all of Section's systems suddenly stop. Mr. Jones, the mysterious head of Center, is on his way to Section One in order to conduct an evaluation, and has put Section in stasis. When Jones arrives, he is really Nick Shtoppel Nikita's neighbor and Section informant. He reveals that Nikita has been secretly working for Center for the last three years. Nikita assists Jones with his evaluation, and things change radically. Operations is forced to remain at Section One for the next seven years. Madeline takes her own life rather than be cancelled. Walter is transferred to the Farm, where he will

star 7.63
52 votes

#13 - Friend

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 1997

Section One is assigned to protect Jovan Mijovich, a politician attempting to negotiate peace among opposing forces in his section of the world. When Nikita meets with a contact to find out who has attempted to assassinate Mijovich, Nikita is recognized by Julie, a childhood friend. Nikita attempts to protect Julie's life by creating a new identity for her, but Julie is actually an operative for the organization attempting to assassinate Mijovich.

star 7.61
187 votes
Directors: Guy Magar
Writers: Naomi Janzen
End Game (2)

#14 - End Game (2)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 30, 1998

With Adrian's help, Nikita manages to breach the most sensitive area of Section and secure a file, code named Gemstone, which contains evidence which will bring down Operations and destroy Section One. Meanwhile, Operations forces Michael to identify the Section operative most likely to work with Adrian to undermine Section, Nikita. Michael confronts Nikita in order to try to find a way to protect her, but she denies any association with Adrian. Now Michael is forced to kidnap both Nikita and Adrian and bring them back to Section, knowing that Nikita and Adrian will be cancelled and that the incriminating Gemstone file will be permanently erased.

star 7.61
59 votes
Directors: Joseph Scanlan
Writers: David Ehrman, Robert Cochran
Inside Out

#15 - Inside Out

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 26, 1998

Section falls into a trap when a mission to take out a Red Cell munitions base causes a virus to be spread throughout Section.

star 7.60
89 votes
Directors: Ken Girotti
Writers: Maurice Hurley
Off Profile

#16 - Off Profile

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 2, 1998

A new recruit named Andrea is romanced by Michael. When she learns that it was just a setup to gain allegiance to Section, she wants Nikita's help for revenge. Upon Nikita's refusal, Andrea proves dangerous to both Nikita and Michael when their mission ends up in a dangerous lab containing viruses.

star 7.58
85 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: David Ehrman
Old Habits

#17 - Old Habits

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 12, 1998

Section is trying to stop a terrorist group from engaging in suicide bombings, and Nikita is assigned to recieve information from an agent known as Formits, who, unbeknownest to Nikita, is in fact a serial killer.

star 7.57
86 votes
Directors: Terry Ingram
Writers: Maurice Hurley
Up the Rabbit Hole (2)

#18 - Up the Rabbit Hole (2)

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 27, 2000

Michael escapes Red Cell and is assigned to meet Nikita and kill her, however she doesn't show up and an Alpha Team is assigned to track her down. Michael leads the team with Kate Quinn. Before the mission, Michael discovers Quinn is Nikita and that he could leave Section. The Alpha Team is wiped out and Michael escapes with Nikita.

star 7.57
53 votes
Directors: Terry Ingram
Writers: Lawrence Hertzog, Peter M. Lenkov
All the World's a Stage

#19 - All the World's a Stage

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 4, 2001

After someone breaches Section and breaks into her room, Nikita is more determined than ever to find out the truth about why she was brought into Section. She arranges to get at Mr. Jones personally by having him go out as "Mick Schtoppel" on a mission against an arms dealer with ties to The Collective, by the name of Massima Valenti. Was Operations telling the truth in "Deja Vu All Over Again" when he told Nikita that "Mr. Jones is not what he appears to be...?" Is Nikita making a big mistake in pushing the issue? Meanwhile, Quinn continues to put the "moves" on Operations, but what is she really up to?

star 7.56
83 votes
Soul Sacrifice

#20 - Soul Sacrifice

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 14, 1998

A Section operative known as Terry fails a mission and admits to Nikita, the cause was her pregnancy. When she is teamed up with Nikita and Michael, she plans to escape from Section, and Nikita must choose a side.

star 7.55
86 votes
Looking for Michael

#21 - Looking for Michael

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 3, 1999

Operations believes Nikita is a threat to Section, and wants to kill her during a mission. She survives his plot, and when she returns to Section, she looks into the disappearance of Michael, and finds what she didn't expect.

star 7.51
59 votes

#22 - Brainwash

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Sep 21, 1997

When Nikita is sent to investigate a bartender at a posh club who may be a terrorist contact, he responds to her questioning by leaping from the 65th floor window to his death. A search of his apartment turns up a strange helmet-like device, which Section later discovers is used for brainwashing. Unfortunately, Nikita has used the device several times in an effort to discover what it is, and now it is in control of her mind. When Nikita and other operatives are assigned to protect the Premier of China from other similarly brainwashed individuals, Section has no idea that the greatest threat to the Premier is Nikita herself.

star 7.48
58 votes
Directors: René Bonnière
Writers: Peter Bellwood

#23 - War

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 3, 1997

The stolen Directory has ended up in the hands of Red Cell, and operatives are being hit around the world. Section is being forced to evacuate. In order to learn Red Cell's next move, Nikita and Michael attempt to capture Red Cell's next move, Nikita and Michael attempt to capture Red Cell's counterpart to Birkoff, but instead, they themselves are captured and tortured. Neither of them are willing to divulge Section's current location, but when Michael admits his love for Nikita, she breaks, because she can not stand to see Michael tortured any further. Far from destroying Section One, Nikita quickly discovers that this was the intended plan all along, and Section has a big surprise for Red Cell.

star 7.47
59 votes
Directors: René Bonnière
Writers: Maurice Hurley

#24 - Voices

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 17, 1997

While working undercover near a Central European Consulate, Nikita is confronted by a known serial rapist. Nikita easily subdues the man, leaving him battered and bruised. O'Brien, the police detective on the case, has been pursuing the man for years, and realizes that the rapist's victim was no ordinary woman. With the help of a witness he manages to break through Nikita's cover story and track her down. O'Brien now knows the truth about Nikita, he will have to be cancelled, unless Nikita can turn the situation around to her advantage.

star 7.47
60 votes
Writers: Maurice Hurley
Approaching Zero

#25 - Approaching Zero

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 1, 1998

Section believes that terrorists are after the nuclear power source of a downed satellite. They later discover the terrorists are actually after it because it is a military satellite and it will give them access to the Pentagon if they are able to salvage it and crack the codes. Nikita grows closer to Jurgen and Section uses it to their advantage.

star 7.46
56 votes
Directors: René Bonnière
Writers: Michael Loceff