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Michael Samuelle (Character)
from "La Femme Nikita" (1997)

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"La Femme Nikita: Nikita (#1.1)" (1997)
Michael: We start tomorrow, 5 am.
Nikita: And if I don't want to?
Michael: [pointing to picture of a cemetery] Row 8, plot 30.

Nikita: I'm not a killer.
Michael: In the moment I believe that, Nikita, you're canceled.

Nikita: Where am I going?
Michael: To meet your new mother.
Nikita: So who are you? My father?
Michael: [smiling] Wait here.

Operations: Michael, about Nikita.
Michael: What about her?
Operations: I've been watching her. She lacks *discipline*.
Michael: She needs a little more time.
Operations: Been two years. That's our policy. We start making exceptions, we're not better than the C. I. A... Cancel her.

Michael: Why did you run away?
Nikita: I didn't. My mother preferred her new boyfriend. And he didn't like me. So she told me to get out.
[bitter laugh]
Michael: I'm sorry.
Nikita: Don't be. I never was.


"La Femme Nikita: Obsessed (#1.15)" (1997)
Michael Samuelle: Your evaluation was very accurate. I spent most of the time listening. She just needs a little kindness.
Nikita: Leave up the Section One to handle the little kindness.
Madeline: You'll seeing her again?
Michael Samuelle: Tomorrow, three o'clock.

Lisa Fanning: I'm afraid.
Michael Samuelle: Of the fish?
Lisa Fanning: [laughs] No.
Michael Samuelle: Your husband doesn't have to find out.
Lisa Fanning: [after a while] I'm afraid of falling in love.
Michael Samuelle: [after a while] I think we already have.

Lisa Fanning: Michael, wait!
Michael Samuelle: Thank you for the fling. Sex was great.
Lisa Fanning: You know it's not like that.

[last lines]
Michael Samuelle: [recorded voice] I know you hate me now, and you have the right to. The money is not a plea for forgiveness, nor is it a gift; you earned it. Your actions helped save many innocent lives. Learn to fly, take a painting again, and never be with a man who fails to treat you like you deserves.
[flashback]
Lisa Fanning: I'm afraid of falling in love.
Michael Samuelle: I think we already have.


"La Femme Nikita: Brainwash (#1.20)" (1997)
Seymour Birkoff: He's telling the truth. Or I am Coleman Reilly.
Michael Samuelle: He is clean, Nikita. Come in.

[first lines]
Operations: Jason Darrow, a freelance weapons dealer, was picked up yesterday in the Mediterranean.
Michael Samuelle: I thought he was in Argentina. What is he doing in the Mediterranean?
Operations: Floating. Greek fisherman picked up Darrow's body in one of his nets.

[last lines]
Nikita: What have I done?
Nikita: [crying] What have I done?
Michael Samuelle: It's OK. We're getting through this.


"La Femme Nikita: War (#1.17)" (1997)
Michael: We're OK so far. When I was in there and things started to get bad...
Nikita: Michael, don't. Save your strength.
Michael: I thought I was gonna break, but I didn't. I thought of you. You're the only one of us who still has a soul. I'm so sorry, Nikita. We'll never leave this place alive. I don't know what love is anymore... but the only part of me that's not dead is you.

[first lines]
[phone rings at Nikita's place after an attack against her; Nikita answers]
Michael: [on the phone] Josephine?
Nikita: Michael, what's going on?
Michael: Come in.
Nikita: I've been compromised.
Michael: Is it under control?
Nikita: I think so.
Michael: Come in.

[last lines]
Madeline: [at the med room, talking about the wounded Nikita] How is she doing?
Michael: Better than any of us.
[Madeline and Operations leave the med room]
Michael: [after a moment, softly, to Nikita still unconscious] It wasn't all a lie.
[he kisses her]


"La Femme Nikita: Beyond the Pale (#3.13)" (1999)
Nikita: I didn't realize you had such talent in the kitchen, Michael.
Michael Samuelle: There's still a lot of things that you don't know about me.
[looking at her]
Michael Samuelle: Maybe it's time you learned.

Nikita: How is this going to work?
Michael Samuelle: We can be careful, take things slowly.
Nikita: There's another option, I mean, we can live the day like its our last.
Michael Samuelle: It very well could be.

[last lines]
Nikita: Thank you.
Michael Samuelle: Dinner was wonderful, thank you.
Nikita: Well it wasn't as good as the meal you cooked at the cabin, but...
Michael Samuelle: I liked it there.
Nikita: [long wait] You know it can't be casual between you and me.
[pauses]
Nikita: I can't do that.
Michael Samuelle: [long wait] I know.


"La Femme Nikita: Innocent (#1.12)" (1997)
Nikita: You don't deserve this, Rudy.
Michael Samuelle: [sharply] Don't forget what's at stake here!
Nikita: Ooh, I'm sorry, Michael, just a... temporary lapse in humanity. I'll get over it.

Michael Samuelle: He don't want to meet.
Operations: Did you? The head of the largest domestic anti-terrorist task force is about to perpetrate the unthinkable.


"La Femme Nikita: Third Person (#2.3)" (1998)
Michael Samuelle: [talking to Nikita] If you're a hammer, you treat everything as if were a nail.

[last lines]
Michael Samuelle: Good work.
Nikita: Thanks.
Michael Samuelle: Where are you going?
Nikita: Get something to eat.
Michael Samuelle: Want some company?
Nikita: Not really.


"La Femme Nikita: Into the Looking Glass (#4.4)" (2000)
Nikita: I'd rather die than go back now.
Michael: Don't say that.
Nikita: Why?
Michael: Because I can't live without you.

Walter: It's done. But you better move quicly; Liberia went bad, Nikita was I.D. and Faso has a hit squad after her.
Michael: I know.
Walter: You know? Michael, it's impossible, had happened when you're out in...
[he freezes, realizing that Michael caused the mission failure]
Walter: [sharply] Michael.
Michael: Don't worry. You're not involved.
Walter: [keeps sharply] That's not what I'm worried about.


"La Femme Nikita: Verdict (#1.21)" (1997)
Operations: This is an important mission, Michael. It's about protecting Mijovich. Is not about revenge.
Michael Samuelle: I not let personal considerations interfere with my work.

[last lines]
Nikita: I killed a man whose only crime was he loved his family and wanted justice.
Michael Samuelle: You had no choice.
Nikita: [angry] I don't know much longer I can keep this up.


"La Femme Nikita: Spec Ops (#2.2)" (1998)
Nikita: I came back for *you*. For us to be together.
Michael Samuelle: This gonna be difficult now. We are to be careful.
Nikita: I'm *tired* of being careful.
Michael Samuelle: Get over it.

Operations: [upset] Every movement was a hit. The computer was yours. What happened?
Michael Samuelle: By the time I'd secured the room, they had destroyed the computer.
Operations: What's going on, Michael?
Michael Samuelle: Nothing.
Operations: When Nikita was missing, you had a rough time. And now she's back, you're having another.
Michael Samuelle: Has nothing to do with Nikita.
Operations: You of all people should know the dangers of an emotional involvement with colleagues. Is anything you want to tell me, Michael?
Michael Samuelle: No.


"La Femme Nikita: Choice (#1.10)" (1997)
Nikita: There is any reason to had you involved Gray in our business?
Michael Samuelle: There's a reason for everything we do. There is a problem?
Nikita: No. Nothing I can't handle.

Valery: Just remember I'm not the target.
Michael Samuelle: Duck.


"La Femme Nikita: No One Lives Forever (#4.8)" (2000)
Nikita: I don't wanna be free if I can't be with you.
Michael Samuelle: They won't make it easy on us.
Nikita: What else is new.


"La Femme Nikita: Let No Man Put Asunder (#5.7)" (2001)
Michael Samuelle: Come with me.
Nikita: I can never replace Elena on Adam's eyes, Michael.
Michael Samuelle: Don't try. Be yourself.
Nikita: [gently smiling] A white picket fence? Mini van? Cocker spaniel?
[laughs softly]
Michael Samuelle: Why not?
[Nikita chuckles]
Michael Samuelle: Could even have children our own.
Nikita: [long wait] I fear I've lost... courage for our dream.
Michael Samuelle: [long wait] It's not dream... we make it work.


"La Femme Nikita: Simone (#1.3)" (1997)
Michael Samuelle: [to Birkoff] What do you got?
Seymour Birkoff: It's an IRC in progress.
Nikita: What's an IRC?
Seymour Birkoff: [jokingly] Someone wasn't paying attention in the computer class.
Michael Samuelle: [Michael slaps Birkoff's head] Not today.


"La Femme Nikita: Rescue (#1.11)" (1997)
Michael Samuelle: [aiming a gun to her] Start the car.
[after she does it]
Michael Samuelle: Your place, no tricks.
Angie Georgiev: You are hurt, you need doctor.
Michael Samuelle: A nurse is close enough.


"La Femme Nikita: Escape (#1.8)" (1997)
Michael Samuelle: What are the chances of a trading?
Operations: Considering Perez's men have been dead for several months, not too good.


"La Femme Nikita: Gray (#1.9)" (1997)
Michael Samuelle: If the Directory ends up in his hands, we'll hunt you down. There's not enough money in the world to protect you.
Harding: If he gets the Directory, you'll be too busy running for your life to hunt anything down. Besides, never underestimate the power of money.


"La Femme Nikita: Recruit (#1.13)" (1997)
Michael Samuelle: Good... but you're off the jugular by half an inch.
Karyn: Just can't reach it yet.
Michael Samuelle: [softly] Practice.
[pauses]
Michael Samuelle: Lights!


"La Femme Nikita: Slipping Into Darkness (#3.9)" (1999)
Nikita: So this all thing was a chess match to smoke out Philo.
Michael Samuelle: It worked.
Nikita: You would let me kill those people in Siberia?
Michael Samuelle: We knew you wouldn't.
Nikita: Well, I'm glad I've made it one's expectations.
[pauses]
Nikita: Even the talk on the insurrection? Even this predated?
Michael Samuelle: Yes.
Nikita: Then I've to stop being so predictable.


"La Femme Nikita: Approaching Zero (#2.4)" (1998)
Madeline: How was your visit to the North Sea?
Michael Samuelle: Brief.
Madeline: How your team hold it?
Michael Samuelle: There were no incidences.
Madeline: And Jurgen and Nikita?
Michael Samuelle: They're forming an attachment.
Madeline: Good. Stay close to it. Let me know when it's done.


"La Femme Nikita: New Regime (#2.5)" (1998)
Nikita: What are you doing here?
Michael Samuelle: Petrosian send me to meet someone. Why?
Nikita: I imagine is part of this "full life" that he's promised to me if I work for him.
Michael Samuelle: Am I under orders to please you?
Nikita: Of course... not.


"La Femme Nikita: Mercy (#1.22)" (1997)
[first lines]
Michael Samuelle: I'm glad you came.
Nikita: How can I refuse your invitation?
Michael Samuelle: This is the more at ease that I've ever seen you.
Nikita: It must be the full moon.
Michael Samuelle: [to the radio] Perimeter teams, converge. Tyler is coming up the north stairwell now.


"La Femme Nikita: All Good Things (#3.17)" (1999)
Nikita: I don't want special favors.
Michael: Would you prefer to be dead?


"La Femme Nikita: Love, Honor and Cherish (#4.6)" (2000)
[last lines]
Nikita: Thanks.
[about Volker]
Nikita: He was a good man.
Michael Samuelle: Good men are hard to find.
Nikita: Yes, they are.


"La Femme Nikita: Before I Sleep (#3.15)" (1999)
Nikita: [angry] They're going to make an innocent woman spend the last days of her life working for us?
Michael Samuelle: [cutting] Yes.


"La Femme Nikita: Hand to Hand (#3.14)" (1999)
[last lines]
Walter: It was a three man mission in the Balcans. A motion detector failed, I got out live, but the other two didn't. They were in the five percent I told you about.
Nikita: Good men.
Walter: The best. And got me interested in the gadgets we use, I... designed a few myself, and eventually I got into it full time. In it ever since. Hmmm, by the way, you should start thinking about *your* future too.
Nikita: In my future?
Walter: People *don't* live forever in the field. You should... move into another area, Comm, Research, Profiling. I could use an assistant.
[Nikita gently laughs]
Walter: No, come on, I'm... I'm serious.
Nikita: I think I'd feel too guilty knowing there are people out there risking her lives.
Walter: Trust me. You're get over it.
Nikita: How you do it? How you stay sane?
[pauses]
Nikita: What's the secret?
Walter: Knowing, when to lie and when to tell the truth.
Nikita: To them?
Walter: To yourself. At night you go to bed, *knowing* that you live in hell, that's the truth.
Nikita: And the lie?
Walter: When you wake up in the morning, thinking that *this* day, may... change everything. You'll escape, you fall in love, they'll close the place up and send everybody home.
Nikita: At the night, have to face the truth again.
Walter: Yeah, but in the meantime, you've accomplished something trully remarkable.
[pauses]
Walter: You made it thru another day.
Nikita: [phone rings; Nikita answers] Hello.
Michael Samuelle: [on the phone] Josephine.
[Nikita hangs up]


"La Femme Nikita: Friend (#1.2)" (1997)
[first lines]
[a prisoner is bring into containment yelling and fighting]
Michael Samuelle: Who do you work for?
[Operations enter]
Michael Samuelle: Do you make the bomb, or do you set it off? You know how many people you killed tonight? I promise you this will be the worst day of your life. But it doesn't has to be the last.
[pauses]
Michael Samuelle: Who do you work for?
Prisoner: Jovan Mijovich will die.
Michael Samuelle: How do you know Mijovich is coming?
Prisoner: We know everything we need to know.
Michael Samuelle: Who is "we"?
[pauses]
Michael Samuelle: [to the guardians] Whatever it takes.
Operations: [seeing prisoner killing himself] What is he doing? Stop him!
Michael Samuelle: [after looking at the prisoner] Cyanide capsule hiding in a tooth.
Operations: Then we don't have much time. You work every contact you know. Assemble the team.
[he leaves, angry]


"La Femme Nikita: Sympathy for the Devil (#4.7)" (2000)
Willie Kane: [flurried] Whoever... you must have been one hell of a boyscout.
Michael Samuelle: Yeah.


"La Femme Nikita: First Mission (#2.10)" (1998)
Michael Samuelle: It's best to be ruthless, but if you're not, it's essential to appear that way.
Nikita: Is that your secret Michael, that you only appear to be ruthless?


"La Femme Nikita: Missing (#1.18)" (1997)
Vincent Shirov: It's the CM-12. But, we still need the disk with the installation codes.
Steven Wolfe: Where is it?
Michael Samuelle: Somewhere very safe. Call it our insurance policy. We'll bring it to the final sale.
Steven Wolfe: In other words, you don't trust us.
Michael Samuelle: In other words.


"La Femme Nikita: Charity (#1.4)" (1997)
Michael Samuelle: [talking to Nikita] You don't have to like the job, you just have to do it.