The BEST Episodes of Nikita

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2021

Network: The CW

When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row and given a second chance by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division. What they didn't tell her was that she was being trained as a spy and assassin. Having escaped Division, Nikita is seeking retribution and will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation.

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#1 - Homecoming

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 18, 2012

Nikita and Michael invade Division in an attempt to capture Percy. Alex and Sean get caught in a deadly gunfire battle with the U.S. Marines and Ryan must convince the President of the United States not to destroy Division until he is sure Nikita and Michael are safely out of the building, but the President is eager to end Percy’s reign. Meanwhile, Birkhoff asks Sonya for help, and Nikita corners Percy in his office, but he pulls out one final trick that may cost her the battle.

star 8.11
1,848 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Carlos Coto

#2 - Canceled

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 27, 2013

Frustrated that MDK is still active, Nikita decides to end it her way. Leaving Michael and the team behind, Nikita takes Alex on the road to exact revenge. Nikita and Alex capture Mr. Jones and force him to reveal the names of the rest of the members of MDK. Armed with the information, Nikita goes down a dark path that may ultimately cost her her soul. Michael tracks her down and must get her to surrender before the military opens fire and kills her. However, Nikita isn't one to give up on a fight, leading her to make a shocking decision.

star 8.06
1,518 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Albert Kim, Carlos Coto

#3 - Power

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 30, 2012

Amanda and Ari set up a board meeting with Zetrov and prepare to take over the company. After a heated face-to-face confrontation between Nikita and Amanda, Nikita recalls what Amanda was like when she was first brought to Division. Meanwhile, Alex surprises Ari by showing up at the board meeting with an old and powerful friend.

star 7.98
1,860 votes
Directors: Chris Peppe
Writers: Carlos Coto

#4 - Sanctuary

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 13, 2012

Sean attacks Nikita and Michael in an effort to protect his mother. Meanwhile, Percy gets the upper hand on Amanda and threatens to level Division unless she releases him.

star 7.91
1,972 votes
Writers: Andrew Colville
Clean Sweep

#5 - Clean Sweep

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 3, 2012

Percy has his Guardians hold the members of Oversight hostage until Amanda agrees to his demands. If she doesn't, the Guardians will shoot all the members of Oversight and release a deadly gas inside Division that will instantly kill everyone, including Amanda. Nikita is torn between letting the enemy fall and saving the innocent lives inside Division. Meanwhile, Sean is frantic to save his mother from Percy's clutches and turns to Nikita, Michael and Alex for help.

star 7.90
1,970 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Kalinda Vazquez
Pandora (2)

#6 - Pandora (2)

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 12, 2011

Percy makes a move to take over the CIA, Alex goes rogue, and Michael gets trapped inside Division making him unable to help Nikita, who may have to pay with her life for helping Alex.

star 7.90
2,500 votes
Directors: Ken Fink
Writers: Craig Silverstein
Fair Trade

#7 - Fair Trade

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 18, 2011

Nikita steals funds from Oversight, forcing them to host an emergency meeting. Nikita and Birkoff figure out how to spy on the meeting so Nikita can identify the other members of Oversight, but things go awry and Sean captures Birkoff. Amanda demands to know where Nikita is hiding but Birkoff refuses to give up his friend so she tortures him. Meanwhile, Alex sets her plan in motion to reclaim her father’s empire. With a price on her head, Alex realizes the easiest way to get into Russia undetected is the same way she was smuggled out – through the illegal sex ring.

star 7.88
2,194 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Carlos Coto

#8 - Rogue

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 10, 2012

Percy continues his plan to take back Division by threatening to kill Nikita’s mentor Carla, the woman who took Nikita off the streets when she was a junkie. Determined to get to Carla before Percy, Nikita uses Madeline to send her a message. Percy intercepts the message and it’s a race to see who can get to Carla first. Meanwhile, Amanda tells Alex it’s time for her to take back Zetrov and reveal to the world that Alexandra Udinov is alive.

star 7.87
1,878 votes
Writers: Carlos Coto
Game Change

#9 - Game Change

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2011

Nikita and Michael plot to take down Division and Oversight and are prepared to use the contents of the black box to do so. Amanda is now running Division but Oversight has assigned one of their own, a new agent named Sean, to keep an eye on her. Amanda's first mission is to get back the black box from Nikita, and she enlists Alex's help to do so. Alex refuses until Amanda tells her she will help her find the man who killed Alex's father. Meanwhile, Nikita and Michael find help from an unlikely ally.

star 7.87
2,652 votes
Directors: Danny Cannon
Writers: Craig Silverstein

#10 - Clawback

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2011

While in prison, Ryan discovers patterns that reveal how Oversight gets its funding. Ryan arranges a meeting with Nikita to fill her in, but Amanda intercepts their coded messages to each other and alerts Oversight, who sends in one of their own to interrogate Ryan. Nikita and Michael scramble to break Noah out of prison before Oversight gets to him. Meanwhile, Alex is being tailed by Gogol, and comes face to face with someone from her past.

star 7.86
2,387 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Michael Brandon Guercio
All the Way

#11 - All the Way

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 9, 2010

Alex informs Nikita that Division is sending her on her first mission to kill the leader of a crime syndicate. Alex is uneasy about taking someone's life but is reassured by Nikita who insists on helping her with the kill order. Birkhoff informs Percy and Michael when he discovers the shell program that a Division mole has been using to connect to Nikita in the outside world. When the mission doesn't go as planned, Nikita makes a quick decision in an effort to clear Alex's name. Inside Division, Jayden attempts to reveal Alex as the mole but Thom steps in and a shocking accident clears her name.

star 7.85
3,041 votes
Directors: Terrence O'Hara
Writers: Craig Silverstein
343 Walnut Lane

#12 - 343 Walnut Lane

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2011

While searching for information on the black box, Birkoff stumbles upon Nikita’s birth certificate. Nikita and Michael track down Nikita’s father Richard, but the reunion is not quite what Nikita expected. Percy tells Alex that the black box that Nikita has contains information that could help her avenge her father’s death.

star 7.85
2,294 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Andrew Colville

#13 - Pay-Off

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 13, 2013

Jones benches Amanda and takes back the reigns of the operation. He calls Nikita and offers her and the entire team complete freedom by wiping away their identities and faking their deaths if they walk away from their mission. The team lands the plane on a secluded Pakistan air strip, but when the local drug czar and his men storm the plane and demand ten million dollars, so Nikita calls Alex for the money. After Alex pulls diamonds out of a safe deposit box to pay the insurgents, Sam sees an opportunity to recoup his losses and contemplates stealing the diamonds. Meanwhile, Michael comes face-to-face with an old adversary, Ramon, who hits Michael with some hard truths.

star 7.84
1,390 votes
Directors: Dwight Little
Writers: Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett

#14 - Bubble

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 20, 2013

Just as Nikita is finally starting to see an end to the long war with The Shop, Ryan confesses a secret that could unravel it all. Meanwhile, Michael tries to get Nikita to accept their new circumstances as he contemplates what comes next for the two of them. Realizing Sam was planning to steal her diamonds, Alex gives him a suitcase of fake diamonds to deliver to her contact in France. Alex is surprised when he upholds his end of the bargain and doesn’t take off with the jewels. However, things get messy when Sam is jumped by the loan shark he owes money to, and Alex must step in to save him.

star 7.83
1,425 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Oliver Grigsby

#15 - Intersection

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 18, 2013

Birkhoff tells Nikita that Sonya is Amanda’s mole and not only has Amanda reactivated Sonya’s kill chip but she also placed a second mole in Division to keep an eye on her. Nikita, Michael and Ryan devise a plan to use Sonya to ferret out Amanda’s hiding place and Birkhoff sets a trap for the second mole. Meanwhile, Michael confronts Alex about her drug use and she begs him not to tell Nikita.

star 7.83
1,517 votes
Directors: Dwight Little
Writers: Michael Brandon Guercio

#16 - Reunion

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 8, 2013

In order to gain control of the black box, Amanda makes plans to kidnap Ari's son Stefan (Dylan Minnette) to use him as leverage. Still in Division’s protective custody, Ari begs Nikita for help. However, Stefan’s bodyguard Krieg (Andrew Divoff) manages to capture both Nikita and Amanda and the two must work together to escape. Owen is furious with Michael after Michael assigns Alex to be Nikita’s back-up instead of him.

star 7.81
1,477 votes
Directors: Jon Cassar
Writers: Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett

#17 - Set-Up

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 6, 2013

Tensions continue to escalate between the United States and Pakistan after Amanda plants evidence that Pakistan hired Nikita to kill the President. Ryan becomes suspicious of Birkhoff's increasingly odd behavior and tells Nikita and Michael that he thinks Amanda may have kidnapped Birkhoff and planted a double on the plane. Meanwhile, the CIA captures Alex and questions her about her involvement with Nikita.

star 7.81
1,235 votes
Writers: Carlos Coto

#18 - Crossbow

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 11, 2012

Percy calls the President the United States and threatens to set off a nuclear explosion unless his demands are met. Birkhoff finds two scientists who could help stop Percy’s new nuclear satellite, so Nikita and Michael head after one and Sean and Alex look for the other. Unfortunately, Alex and Sean get caught at the very location that Percy blows up as an example of his power. Meanwhile, Nikita realizes the best way to stop Percy is to go into the belly of the beast – Division itself.

star 7.81
1,903 votes
Directors: Danny Cannon
Writers: Andrew Colville
High-Value Target

#19 - High-Value Target

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired May 3, 2013

Seized from the wreckage of Division, the black box falls into the hands of a mutinous agent guided by Amanda. Select leaks to sweeten the box's sale immediately put what's left of the team in peril from potential international buyers and the President. With no support staff, few leads, and clock ticking, arms dealer/reformed rogue Cyrus returns to do right. With his help, Nikita, Michael and Alex stage a daring op at the tightly-secured G-20 economic summit to regain control of the box and everyone's future.

star 7.80
1,395 votes
Directors: Dan Sackheim
Writers: Michael Brandon Guercio

#20 - Doublecross

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 16, 2012

Division is in an uproar when their agents are being assassinated one by one. Amanda realizes Percy is behind the murders and is trying to undermine her authority with the other Division agents. She reluctantly calls Nikita with an offer that is hard to resist – stop Percy and she’ll give Nikita Ryan.

star 7.80
1,823 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Kristen Reidel
Dead Drop

#21 - Dead Drop

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 4, 2012

When it looks like Percy’s nuclear weapons plan is getting out of control, Ryan suggests they go to the Director of the CIA, Morgan Kendrick, for help. Nikita is vehemently opposed to the plan and is surprised when Michael takes Ryan’s side. Tensions escalate when Nikita is proven right after they discover Kendrick has a link to Percy. Meanwhile, Sean is shot by Percy’s men, shaking Alex to the core.

star 7.80
1,973 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Kalinda Vazquez
Dead or Alive

#22 - Dead or Alive

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 29, 2013

Nikita reunites with Michael, Birkhoff and Ryan aboard the team’s aircraft command center. Michael refuses to discuss their relationship but tells Nikita she should stay with the group and let them help her clear her name. Ryan realizes Amanda is making doubles of VIPs with The Shop’s help. Nikita discovers that one of the doubles is the Director of the FBI, but doesn’t know how to kill him without exposing herself. Meanwhile, Alex holds Sam at gunpoint and demands he return what he stole from her, but when a gang of thugs attacks them they are forced to work together to escape.

star 7.79
1,348 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: Albert Kim
Shadow Walker

#23 - Shadow Walker

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 27, 2012

Nikita convinces a reluctant Birkhoff to use 20 million dollars of his own money in a plan to bankrupt Percy and Division, but when Percy ends up stealing Birkhoff’s entire life savings, Birkhoff and Nikita clash. Team Nikita has one last chance to hit Percy again, but Birkhoff is arrested trying to regain his millions and Nikita realizes she must break him out of jail before Division gets to him. Michael and Alex go after Birkhoff’s stolen money while Nikita goes to save Birkhoff.

star 7.79
1,934 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Kristen Reidel
Til Death Do Us Part

#24 - Til Death Do Us Part

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 17, 2013

Amanda forces Nikita into a life-threatening situation where she has to choose between saving Michael or saving herself. The team races to find a way to stop Amanda, but with a diminished Division, they might finally be out-gunned.

star 7.78
1,396 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Albert Kim
Betrayals (1)

#25 - Betrayals (1)

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 5, 2011

After Michael learns that Percy has ordered Divison to kill anyone who could decrypt the black boxes, he sends Nikita in to save the last person on the list, a CIA cryptographer named Malcolm. Nikita kidnaps Malcom and takes him to Ryan for protection. Meanwhile, Percy turns on Alex.

star 7.78
2,837 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Andrew Colville