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.

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#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.

star 7.52
1,443 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Carlos Coto
The Sword's Edge

#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.

star 7.53
1,616 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Albert Kim
Black Badge

#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.

star 7.54
1,478 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Mary Trahan
The Recruit

#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.

star 7.55
3,316 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Amanda Segel
Rough Trade

#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.

star 7.55
3,352 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Carlos Coto

#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.

star 7.56
3,854 votes
Directors: Danny Cannon
Writers: Craig Silverstein, David Levinson

#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.

star 7.56
1,458 votes
Directors: Chris Peppe
Writers: Kamran Pasha
Falling Ash

#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.

star 7.57
2,514 votes
Directors: Eagle Egilsson
Writers: Kalinda Vazquez
Girl's Best Friend

#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.

star 7.58
2,814 votes
Directors: Rob Lieberman
Writers: Carlos Coto

#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.

star 7.58
1,431 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Kristen Reidel
Survival Instincts

#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.

star 7.58
1,508 votes
Writers: Albert Kim
Pale Fire

#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.

star 7.60
2,106 votes
Directors: Deran Sarafian
Writers: Kristen Reidel

#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.

star 7.60
1,569 votes
Directors: Joshua Butler
Writers: Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett

#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.

star 7.62
1,948 votes
Directors: Karen Gaviola
Writers: Andrew Colville
True Believer

#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.

star 7.62
1,659 votes
Directors: Danny Cannon
Writers: Carlos Coto

#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.

star 7.62
1,968 votes
Directors: Michael Robison
Writers: Albert Kim
The Life We've Chosen

#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.

star 7.62
1,371 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Albert Kim
Invisible Hand

#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.

star 7.62
1,406 votes
Directors: Dwight Little
Writers: Carlos Coto
Kill Jill

#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.

star 7.63
3,647 votes
Directors: David Solomon
Writers: Amanda Segel
The Next Seduction

#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.

star 7.63
2,862 votes
Directors: David Solomon
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto

#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.

star 7.63
3,215 votes
Directors: David Barrett
Writers: James Barnes

#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.

star 7.63
3,075 votes
Writers: Kalinda Vazquez

#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.

star 7.63
1,408 votes
Directors: Mark C. Baldwin
Writers: Kristen Reidel
The Guardian

#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.

star 7.64
3,541 votes
Directors: David Solomon
Writers: Albert Kim
Coup de Grace

#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.

star 7.64
2,868 votes
Directors: Nathan Hope
Writers: Albert Kim