La Femme Nikita Season 2 Episode Summaries:
Episode 1 - "Hard Landing"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Jon Cassar; 1/4/98
Nikita: lost...and found. She' vanished, escapeing Section for a return to the workaday world. But when Freedom League kidnaps her, Michael develops a bold plan to bring her back to a life of spying.
Episode 2 - "Spec Ops"
Written by Robert Cochran; Directed by T.J. Scott; 1/11/98
Can Nikita and Michael make everyone believe the story about the length of her Freedom League captivity? Jurgen, a suspicious special operative overseeing Nikita's retraining, is out to learn the truth.
Episode 3 - "Third Person"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Jon Cassar; 1/18/98
Will a romantic entanglement erode the effectiveness of the fight against terror? There's no room in Section One for emotional involvement-especially when it's a volatile Michael-Nikita-Jurgen triangle.
Episode 4 - "Approaching Zero";
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by René Bonnière; 2/1/98
Why does Jurgen have so much independence within Section? If Michael finds the answer it could undermine the special operative's game plan...and turn him into a spy whose days are numbered.
Episode 5 - "New Regime"
Written by Robert Cochran; Directed by Jon Cassar; 3/1/98
Nikita now has what she always lacked-unquestioned authority. But her promotion to second-in-command by Section's temporary chief may be little more than an attempt to grab permanent control.
Episode 6 - "Mandatory Refusal"
Written by David Ehrman; Directed by Ken Girotti; 3/8/98
Michael's assignment: eliminate a notorious arms merchant. But when Operations realizes the assignment might imperil the recently kidnapped Madeline, he issues a new order: kill Michael!
Episode 7 - "Half Life"
Written by Maurice Hurley; Directed by René Bonnière; 3/22/98
Friendship ends where Section begins. Or does it? The capture of a terrorist bomber who years ago was Michael's closest friend brings the past of Section's top operative into focus...and tests his loyalty.
Episode 8 - "Darkness Visible"
Written by David Ehrman; Directed by Ken Girotti; 3/29/98
The mission is clear: find and eliminate an arms dealer in the battle-torn Balkans. But the discovery of two children separated from their parents by the war adds a complicating element to the assignment.
Episode 9 - "Open Heart"
Written by Elliot Stern; Directed by René Bonnière; 4/5/98
An unsuspecting human has been implanted with a bomb - destined to go off at a key world enclave. Nikita poses as a prisoner in order to befriend the jailed woman who may know the bomber's identity.
Episode 10 - "First Mission"
Written by Peter Mohan & Jim Henshaw; Directed by Guy Magar; 4/12/98
Nikita's first assignment as mission leader is complicated by a rebellious team member whose attitudes are much like Nikita's... and who also happens to be in love with Michael.
Episode 11 - "Psychic Pilgrim"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by René Bonnière; 5/19/98
Agents Michael and Nikita are working under covers. They set up house in the 'burbs and pose as a husband and his psychically gifted wife in order to get close to an attorney linked to a terrorist outfit.
Episode 12 - "Soul Sacrifice"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by David Warry-Smith; 6/14/98
Nikita befriends as operative whose mission performance is complicated by a secret: she's pregnant. Walter faces the dreaded "Three Year," Section's mysterious psych interrogation of senior members.
Episode 13 - "Not Was"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by René Bonnière; 6/21/98
Michael returns from Red Cell captivity in a confused state-a condition that could lead to his cancellation. Operations is jealous over Madeline's interest in a Valentine ops (an agent used to romance enemy spies).
Episode 14 - "Double Date"
Written by Robert Cochran; Directed by Jon Cassar; 6/28/98
An enemy hitman long believed to be dead resurfaces as a Section operative. But the agent's true intentions show when he kidnaps Nikita and issues his ransom demands.
Episode 15 - "Fuzzy Logic"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Ken Girotti; 7/5/98
In order to crack a baffling terrorist code, a boy wonder who graduated college at 13 is recruited in the Section way (i.e. kidnapped). Will he be returned to the everyday world after the job?
Episode 16 - "Old Habits"
Written by Maurice Hurly; Directed by Terry Ingram; 7/12/98
Her job is to complete the mission without question or qualm. But working with a Section-sanctioned informant who is a contemporary Jack the Ripper may be more than Nikita can bear.
Episode 17 - "Inside Out"
Written by Maurice Hurley; Directed by Ken Girotti; 7/28/98
Section One goes into lockdown after Red Cell slips an anthrax variant into the complex. Meanwhile on the outside, Nikita and Michael seek the medical authority who reportedly possesses the antidote.
Episode 18 - "Off Profile"
Written by David Ehrman; Directed by John Fawcett; 8/2/98
It's just business. Nothing personal. On orders from Section, Michael romances and seduces the group's new profiler. But when the truth comes out, the profiler isn't willing to love and let live.
Episode 19 - "Last Night"
Written by Robert Cochran; Directed by Clark Johnson; 8/9/98
Section-and Madeline in particular-confronts an A.I. supercomputer that masterminds an elusive terror operation. Michael's temporary command of Section leads to a political showdown with Operations.
Episode 20 - "In Between"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan; 8/16/98
SAn exiled ex-operative who was Madeline's husband finds a way to reconnect with Section and wants to come in from the cold. But Operations has his own way of reconnecting. He orders Nikita to kill him.
Episode 21 - "Adrian's Garden"
Written by Michael Loceff; Directed by Brad Turner; 8/23/98
The mysterious woman who years ago created the anti-terrorist Sections now has a new goal: destroy the organization she created. To do so, she needs someone on the inside and she chooses Nikita.
Episode 22 - "End Game"
Written by Robert Cochran & David Ehrman; Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan; 8/30/98
Michael vs. Nikita? The secret lovers appear to be on opposite sides after Nikita steals the ultra-secret data file that suggests Section is allied with a brutal Middle Eastern dictator.
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