The WORST 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.
#1 - Aftermath
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 25, 2013
Nikita and Owen face off against a rogue “cleaner” named Liam, while Michael takes a new position at Division. Michael and Nikita’s relationship becomes strained as he watches her work with Owen.
#2 - The Sword's Edge
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 30, 2012
Division discovers one of their rogue agents, Markov, who has been undercover for six years, has been elected President of Uzbekistan and is planning to kill the President of the United States. Ryan confesses to the team that Division is on thin ice with the President and she has threatened to wipe them out if the public finds out about the secret agency and rogue agents. Nikita and Michael are furious that Ryan kept this a secret from them and must figure out how to save the President’s life without alerting her of the danger. Meanwhile, after Alex and Owen are caught in an explosion, they investigate and believe an insider set it up.
#3 - Black Badge
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 22, 2013
A CIA agent named Naomi comes across a file detailing Madeline Pierce’s involvement with Division and turns it over to the Director of the CIA, Morgan Kendrick. When Kendrick is killed shortly thereafter, Amanda frames Sean for the assassination and the CIA takes him into custody. Nikita promises Alex they will free Sean and comes up with a plan that could either save him or cost him his life.
#4 - The Recruit
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 28, 2010
Alex alerts Nikita that Division has activated one of the recruits to execute a suicide mission. Nikita intercepts the recruit at the same time Michael arrives, and the two exchange gunfire. Meanwhile, back at Division, a recruit attacks several guards, which leads to mass chaos.
#5 - Rough Trade
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 30, 2010
Nikita delves into her past when she posed as a nanny for an influential government official and decides to right the wrong of his death. During the mission, Michael comes to Nikita’s rescue and begins to doubt Percy’s motives... Back at Division, while undergoing basic training, Alex suffers from a panic attack which prompts Amanda to break her of claustrophobia.
#6 - 2.0
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 2010
Percy and Michael take their latest assignment, a Slavic leader wanted for war crimes, into protective custody. Nikita learns of their hideout and attempts to thwart their plan, but a mysterious group of mercenaries in search of nuclear material beats her to the task. Alex is activated earlier than expected for a special assignment that throws her into the crossfire of bullets. A flashback reveals a pivotal moment in Nikita's life.
#7 - Masks
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 12, 2013
Alex confesses her desire to leave Division to Birkhoff, while Amanda begins providing Owen with something he was never able to find – memories of his real past. Despite Nikita’s attempts to help, Owen begins to confront the events of his past.
#8 - Falling Ash
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2011
While investigating an old corrupt Division program, P9, that seems to have resurfaced, Nikita and Michael run into Owen. He tells them he is searching for Dr. Joseph Mars, who is not only the mastermind behind P9, but also invented the Regimen and could help Owen wean himself off the dangerous drug. Michael is hesitant to trust Owen again but Nikita decides the three should join forces. Percy demands to see Alex.
#9 - Girl's Best Friend
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 21, 2011
Nikita believes it's getting too dangerous for Alex at Division and decides its time Alex disappeared. Alex agrees but before the plan can be put in motion, she and Jaden are assigned to an overseas mission to stop the son of a foreign president from selling a newly developed nerve toxin. Things go awry and Alex must decide between saving the mission or saving herself.
#10 - Self-Destruct
Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 26, 2013
Shattered by Amanda’s programming, her inability to save everyone, and her ultimate responsibility for the tragic events at Division, Alex reverts to old ways and violently strikes out. With most of their compatriots dead, broken, or scattered to the wind, Nikita and Michael together must pick through the ashes of Division to see who and what can be salvaged – and quickly, before the President realizes the sinking depth of the damage. Memories of Division’s glory days haunt them. Birkhoff struggles with his own personal losses.
#11 - Survival Instincts
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 1, 2013
Ray (Matt Bushell), a rogue agent, kidnaps his girlfriend Kate (Anna Hopkins), so Ryan dispatches the team to rescue her. Nikita is confused when Michael sends Owen into the field with her instead of going himself. Meanwhile, Sean makes a decision about Alex.
#12 - Pale Fire
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 6, 2012
Alex’s mission to take down Gogol comes to a head as she infiltrates her childhood home and faces ghosts from her past. On a completely separate mission, Nikita also ends up at the mansion to steal Semak’s black box. Nikita and Alex run into each other and decide to join forces, but they run into a major roadblock. Meanwhile, Michael and Owen work together to figure out Percy’s secret plan with the Guardians.
#13 - Sideswipe
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 7, 2012
Nikita and Michael capture Cyrus, an arms dealer, who is purchasing a weapon-jamming device for Ari. Nikita convinces Ryan to let them use Cyrus as bait to capture Amanda but Cyrus manages to escape the trap. However, when Amanda double crosses Cyrus, his only hope for survival is Nikita. Meanwhile, Birkhoff is hot on the trail of Amanda’s mole and Alex starts to unravel.
#14 - Arising
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 23, 2012
Michael is furious when he discovers a secret that Cassandra kept from him, so he and Nikita fly to Moscow to confront her. Meanwhile, Alex makes a last ditch effort to find her mother by sending out a coded message through a televised interview.
#15 - True Believer
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 2, 2012
When Ryan tells Nikita an undercover agent has been arrested and they need to extract her from prison, Nikita questions why Division is continuing to run Percy’s old missions. Nikita, Michael and Sean attempt to stop a terrorist attack but are one man down after Alex is shot. Meanwhile, Birkhoff and Sonya continue to bicker.
#16 - Origins
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 17, 2012
Nikita and Michael try to help Carla remember her past, which holds the key to taking down Division. Carla recounts the night Nikita was arrested and Nikita is stunned at what she learns. Meanwhile, Alex shows up at a Zetrov press conference where Semak is speaking and announces that she’s Alexandra Udinov. Alex demands a trade – her mother for the empire.
#17 - The Life We've Chosen
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 15, 2013
Amanda holds Alex hostage and tells Nikita she will release Alex in exchange for Ari. Michael assigns Nikita and Sean to handle the exchange of prisoners, but Ryan adds Owen to the team at the last minute, which makes Michael suspicious. While in captivity, Alex befriends a fellow prisoner named Larissa and vows to break them both out of the jail, which ultimately conflicts with Nikita’s plan, forcing Alex to choose between Nikita and her promise to Larissa.
#18 - Invisible Hand
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 10, 2013
Before becoming engaged, Nikita said, "There's always gonna be another mission." Now, after barely surviving harrowing recent events, Michael questions his fiance's commitment to a life beyond Division's web of deceit, double-crosses and murder - and he's not the only one with doubts. Still, the remaining threat of Amanda looms large over the team, particularly since she's now allied herself with mysterious new partners that furnish her with a terrifying new weapon. Meanwhile, Alex considers an intriguing offer from the Nobel Prize winner she's defending.
#19 - Kill Jill
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 23, 2010
Nikita rescues Jill, a journalist who is trying to expose a conspiracy involving Division and a major plane crash. Michael and Percy suspect Birkhoff of being Nikita’s inside mole and send Amanda in to interrogate him... Michael enlists the help of the recruits, Alex, Jaden and Thom, to help them locate their latest target.
#20 - The Next Seduction
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 10, 2011
Ryan intercepts information about a dangerous new weapon coming into the U.S. and asks Nikita to help him prevent its delivery. Nikita learns that the man bringing the weapon into the country is Voss, a man Division forced her to have a relationship with while working undercover. She reluctantly resumes her alter ego to prevent the missile from being delivered. Meanwhile, Michael interferes with Alex's relationship with Nathan.
#21 - Phoenix
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 4, 2010
Division sends Thom to eliminate Anna, a woman who was having a secret affair with a U.S. Senator. Division agrees to cover up any trace of the affair as long as the Senator agrees to help pass a bill that will continue to fund the agency. Nikita, with Alex's help, attempts to reach out to Anna's parents, but the conversation doesn't go as she expected.
#22 - Free
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 27, 2011
Now an agent, Alex gets a new apartment and is given a cover job. She meets her new neighbor Nathan who invites her to a party at his house. Nikita warns Alex about getting too involved with people but Alex struggles between her duties at Division and living a normal life. Nikita realizes Division has implanted a kill chip in Alex's head and sets out to gain control of the chip. While interrogating Birkhoff, Nikita stuns Ryan by revealing a secret.
#23 - Inevitability
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 29, 2013
When Nikita decides Division should take on a government mission to eliminate the President of Chad while he’s in Paris, Alex takes a stand and refuses to participate. Upset that Nikita is keeping secrets from everyone, much like Percy did, Alex recruits Birkoff to dig up secrets on Danforth to use as leverage in case things get messy with the government. Alex and Birkhoff are shocked when they come across a secret so big it could blow up Division — literally.
#24 - The Guardian
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 7, 2010
Divison’s secrets are at risk of being revealed to the world when Owen, a Division operative, escapes from a bank robbery and becomes a fugitive. Percy decides to search for Owen himself, which makes Michael suspicious of his motives. Nikita and Owen go head-to-head until Percy joins them for a tense standoff. Alex sneaks into Percy’s office to warn Nikita, but she is busted by Thom.
#25 - Coup de Grace
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 3, 2011
Alex’s first assignment is a group mission to kill the Prince of Georgia at a museum gala. After Alex tells Nikita about the order, the two devise a plan to foil the assassination. However, Nikita trusts the wrong person and their plans are foiled, resulting in a stand-off and alerting Division that Nikita is in the building. Percy sends Michael in to kill Nikita.