Season 1, Episode 1
Episode 1
Air date September 9, 2010
Written by Craig Silverstein
Directed by Danny Cannon

Pilot is the first episode in Season One and in the series.


When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who trained her as a spy and assassin. Nikita was eventually betrayed by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former boss, Percy and her former friends Michael and Birkhoff that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation. Division continues to recruit and train other young people, among them Jaden and Thom, erasing all evidence of their former lives and turning them into cold and efficient killers. One of these new recruits, Alex is a beautiful girl with a violent past and a story not so different from Nikita's. The recruits all spend part of their training with Amanda, a master manipulator who can turn any ugly duckling into a swan and any bleeding heart into a killer.


Main Cast

Guest cast



Memorable Quotes

  • Nikita: "I was the first recruit to get out, and I'm going to make certain I'm not the last."
  • Amanda: "The more you try to get out, the more you will realize there's always another room."
  • Nikita: (After breaking her foster father's wrist) "If you call me 'baby' again, I will break something else."
  • Michael: (After Gary is unceremoniously shot during interrogation) "Bro, I was talking to him."
  • Nikita: "Don't call me 'Nikki'."
    Birkhoff: Well, don't call me 'Nerd'."
  • Percy: "I'm not going to let a piece of street trash slow down this operation."


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