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Operations turns over (temporary) full control of Section One to Michael, 29 October 2010
10/10

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With the "situation in the Balkans" again reaching critical, Operations is called off on a consulting job in the field by "The Center" (whoever they are! I wonder if they know where Jarod The Pretender is!), and he turns over (temporary) full control (lock, stock and barrel!) of Section One to Michael (with Madeline to serve in her usual second-in-command/adviser capacity). But Operations leaves Michael with one warning: George (David Hemblin) from Oversight wants a full-scale campaign waged against terrorist financier Luigi Bergomi, but Michael must resist this as Bergomi is too strong and would overwhelm Section forces. But after meeting with George, Michael has a change of heart, and decides to launch an operation against Bergomi, despite Madeline's (and later Nikita's) strong objections. Has the absolute power of running Section One gone to Michael's head? Meanwhile, now that they are 'officially' lovers, Michael promotes Nikita as his lieutenant over another agent named Wallace, and when Wallace turns up dead after an operation against Bergomi, Nikita wonders if Michael is playing favorites, and trying to protect her.

Operations promotes Hillinger to Birkoff's job and reassigns Birkoff to his first field operation, 29 October 2010
10/10

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After Birkoff chokes in the middle of remotely directing an operation (and is then promptly upstaged by arch-nemesis Greg Hillinger (Kris Lemche) who pulls the frying pan out of the fire and saves the mission),Operations promotes Hillinger to Birkoff's job and reassigns Birkoff to his first field operation. Birkoff's mission is to infiltrate and perform reconnaissance on a mercenary terrorist organization 'Soldat de la Liberte', run by a man named Jean-Marc Rousseau (Andrew Gillies) who employs brainwashing on young people to fill the ranks of his organization. Birkoff is convinced that Operation's real objective is to set him up with an impossible mission, so that Operations can eliminate Birkoff and permanently replace him with the more obsequious and pliable Hillinger. And sure enough, once inside the group Birkoff discovers ties between Rousseau's organization and the infamous Red Cell, and Operations refuses to extricate Birkoff preferring to leave him in place to gather more information. Can Nikita help Birkoff get out of the origination before Birkoff is totally brainwashed by Rousseau? And is Operations really out to eliminate Birkoff?

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Michael give Operations a poison that degrades Operation's mental faculties, 27 October 2010
10/10

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In a shocking turns of events, Michael give Operations a poison that degrades Operation's mental faculties, in an apparent scheme to take control of Section One himself. Soon enough, Operations has turned Section inside out looking for an old (and dead) nemesis of Section's. As Operations gets more and more out of control, Nikita begins to organize an insurrection to take Operations out of the command structure. Nikita, Walter, and Birkoff consider mutiny when Operations' orders become more and more illogical. But is Nikita's insurrection playing right into Michael's plans? The ending is most shocking and unexpected... it ends with a very big capture...

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Nikita gets kidnapped by someone very unexpected and finds out shocking things about the section, 24 October 2010
10/10

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Nikita returns home after a mission, and is immediately kidnapped by Carla (Anais Granofsky) and her "boyfriend", Steven (Geoff Murrin). When Nikita awakes, she is brought before a woman named Adrian (Siân Phillips) who claims to be the creator of Section One (and who shares Madeline's appreciation of horticulture). Adrian declares that Operations and Section One are out of control, and must be destroyed, and she wants Nikita to help her do it. So, returned to Section One, a confused Nikita must discover all she can about Adrian (whom Walter says is the only person that Madeline has ever been afraid of!), whether Adrian is correct about Operation's dangerous manipulation of Section One objectives to his own ends, and whether she should join her cause. Meanwhile, Operations foists a new 'Executive Strategist' (and possible replacement) on Madeline: Ray Leeds from 'oversight' (Ted Atherton), who may or may not be part of Operation's plans to manipulate Section One to his own ends.

Michael complains about the new mission profiler Andrea Kosov, 22 October 2010
10/10

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After a mission goes bad, Michael complains about the new mission profiler, Andrea Kosov (Céline Bonnier), and Operations agrees that she could use some field experience. Once on the mission, Andrea reveals herself to be the anti-Nikita: an excellent killer and a by-the-book operative who actually likes life in Section! And this causes Michael to reverse course, and take an interest in the woman, which causes some repressed jealousy from Nikita. Meanwhile, Walter still blames Operations for the death of his wife, Belinda (Jill Dyck), and may get Operations in trouble with a review board as a result. Will Walter risk cancellation to take his revenge on Operations, or can Madeline (and Nikita) convince him to abandon reckless actions?

Personal problems plague the Section, 22 October 2010

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a.k.a. "Outbreak" Personal problems plague the Section: while vindictive Operations is countermanding Madeline's orders, Birkoff is dumped by Gail (Tara Sloane; last seen in episode 2.8) for a fellow Section One operative, and a biotic expert, named Janklow (Paul Miller). However, all of this pails in comparison to the real trouble that befalls the Section when operative Mowen (Roman Podhora; last seen in episode 2.6) brings back a sample from a Red Cell lab in Scotland, and promptly keels over from a deadly "genetically modified bacteria". With Section One contaminated by a biological hazard, Birkoff has no choice by to "segment" and quarantine the Section, to prevent the further spread of the plague. But is he too late? Meanwhile, on the outside (and out of danger), Michael and Nikita must track down biological weapons designer Anatol Biseroff (Martin Doyle) who may have the cure. But can they get to him in time?

Section is out to stop a new terrorist group Bright Star, 22 October 2010
10/10

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In a particularly disturbing episode, Nikita courts a despicable contact: a well-connected terrorist ally who also murders and mutilates women : Nikita gets yet another nightmare assignment: Section is out to stop a new terrorist group, Bright Star, and they have a contact inside the group, a document forger by the name of Gregory Formits (Chris Leavins). Of course, he also happens to be both a genius, and a serial killer with a need to mutilate prostitutes, including his new target, a prostitute named Erica (T.L. Forsberg) whom Nikita has already put under her protection. Will Nikita do right by the Section, or will she end Formits's quest to be the next Jack the Ripper? In the meantime, Walter prepares to marry his girlfriend, Belinda (Jill Dyck).

Operations orders the temporary kidnapping of math professor, 22 October 2010
10/10

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With Birkoff unable to do more than superficially decrypt a message that Section One has intercepted, Operations orders the temporary kidnapping of math professor, Greg Hillinger (Kris Lemche), who should be able to decrypt the message. The twist? This math "professor" is a precocious, rambunctious teenage genius who views the whole kidnapping endeavor as a game (and a joke), a viewpoint that could lead to the usual unpleasant Section One outcomes (e.g. permanent captivity, his own death, etc.). Meanwhile, Nikita keeps getting bothered by a neighbor (Dan Redican), and she soon figures out that the man is using her, so Nikita sets about to teach him a lesson he'll never forget.

Michael and Nikita are sent on a mission along with former hit man David Fanning, 21 October 2010
10/10

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Michael and Nikita are sent on a mission along with former hit man David Fanning, but during the mission he takes Nikita hostage and demands that Michael return his estranged wife Lisa or Nikita will be killed. The story is, that the hit-man, who everyone thought was killed, is alive and works for section and Nikita and Michael are send to mission with him. Nikita does not trust him and there is a reason as on the first change, he will robe Nikita and tells that Michael have to bring his wife back (whose Michael seduced in "Obsessed" and about who he did cared as it seemed). So, Michael has to hurt her again in order to save Nikita. He just does not have a choice even if he does not want it.

Michael goes into "mandatory refusal, 17 October 2010

During a mission to take down a terrorist go-between Dorian Enquist, Section communications are breached, and Michael is ambushed. This breach immediately causes Michael to go into "mandatory refusal" mode: simply, Michael must assume that the Section has been breached, and he must refuse all contact with other people until his mission is accomplished. The problem? While Michael is in "mandatory refusal," Operations discovers that Enquist has captured Madeline, and he orders that Michael must be stopped from completing his mission, at all costs. So, Nikita must try and stop Michael by friendly means, before Operations and the Section stop him by more ruthless means...