In season Three we left Nikita brainwashed to be ambivilant towards Michael. And it appears that it is working but for how long? This season is just as steamy as the last two. But we are heading for the conclusion and more twists are in store for the characters (Seymour's twin brother) and Section 1.
Each season, the characters develop further become more complex. The best of these are Alberta Walker as Madeline (can anyone be any colder) and Eugene Robert Glaser as Operations. And in contrast to these we have the sizzling hot Peta Wilson as Nikita and Roy Dupuis as Michael. This is near perfect casting, especially for a cable show.
Getting Out of Reverse - A top person from Section is abducted and Nikita must find her. But when Nikita finds the operative behind bullet proof glass, she offers to terminate the location even though there are children there. This alarms Michael. Michael tries to find out what Section has done to Nikita but when Operations finds out he orders Michael cancelled.
There are no Missions - Michael has gone rogue and found out that Adrienne is not dead but in cryogenics.
View of the Garden - Operations uses Nikita to bring Michael down but this does not work. Michael brokers his return to Section.
Into the Looking Glass - Michael confirms Nikita's brainwashing but learns that the brainwashing is reversible if he can do it in time.
Man in the Middle - Madeline and Operations realize that Nikita is no longer brainwashed. Michael and Nikita are put undercover to infiltrate a Red Cell arms dealer, Helmut Volker (Maxwell Caufield). The thing is that Madeline expects Volker to fall for Nikita and drive a wedge between Michael and Nikita.
Love Honor & Cherish - Volker and Anna (Nikita) marry and he returns home with his bride. After a kidnapping attempt Volker tells Nikita that he is actually INTERPOL. Further, Nikita finds that her "squeaky clean" brother-in-law Christof wants his brother dead.
Sympathy for the Devil - Paul Wolfe better known as Operations needs a favor from Nikita and Michael. An Army buddy who saved his life is in danger and Section wants him protected. Seymour finds out that he has a twin brother, Jason. Operations proves that Section is more powerful than even the Mafia.
No One Lives Forever - George releases Nikita back into civilization with one stipulation -no contact with her previous life or life with section. Madeline and Section wonder what is George's real motive. Nikita gets her own place, a job at a small bookstore and meets a man. But she finds out that the price for freedom is Operation's death. This episode is also the beginning of Nikita finding out the reason she was recruited.
Down a Crooked Path - This is their version of a clip show. A bio-breach is released into section and one by one the team members are reviewed for exposure. It turns out this is a play by George to bring down Section but it fails. In the end George becomes Operations and Madeline's pawn.
He Came From Four - A Command Clone program is stolen and George sends an operative from Section Four - paranormal agents. The team finds him hard to control as he is only a child.
Time to be Heroes - This appears to be a possible pilot for a spin off. Michael and Nikita are put in charge of training a new group of recruits for a suicide mission. If all goes well Operations will solve two problems, Michael and Nikita but what he doesn't count on is the newbies surviving and rescuing the duo!
Hell Hath No Fury - To break down the top Red Cell operative, Madeline makes him fall for him but in the end she falls for him and helps him escape Section.
Kiss the Past Goodbye - Elena, Michael's "widow", is under suspicion for the murder of her father by his cell, Valentine. She is being romanced by an operative and only Nikita can save her life.
Line in the Sand - Seymour thinks he has found Red Cell's head, the Cardinal but his nemesis doesn't believe he has found him and when he realizes Berkoff is right, he sabotages the extraction. Mick Staubel (Nikita's obnoxious neighbor) is revealed as Section head Mr. Jones.
Abort, Fail, Retry, Terminate - This is their tribute to 2001. Berkoff has created an A.I. to help relieve his job load but when the A.I. goes rogue, Seymour must make the ultimate sacrifice.
Catch a Falling Star - When a section satellite comes crashing into a small town, Michael and Nikita are sent to retrieve it. But what they find is a this town is a Red Cell training camp for foreign sleepers. Also, Seymour's "twin" brother, Jason, is recruited to replace him.
Sleeping with the Enemy - Jason begins training. Section's and Red Cell's self destruct codes are hacked by a boy who thinks he's playing a video game.
Toys in the Basement - Mix William Wyler's The Collector with Hitchcock's Psycho and you have this episode. Nikita is wounded in an operation and taken by a deranged junk collector. When she is better, he announces that they are going to get married. But his mother is alive and as wacked out as him.
Time Out of Mind - Michael Sarazan guest as a psychiatrist. Nikita is sent undercover to a mental institution to make contact with a man who has codes that Section needs to prevent a Red Cell attack. The only problem is she is not the only one after the codes.
Face in the Mirror - Nikita botches an assassination - or does she. It turns out that the target has offered her a way out of Section and she takes it. But the price includes delivering Michael to Red Cell. Jason is trained to be Seymour.
Up the Rabbit Hole - The chase for Nikita continues but instead of catching Nikita, she runs away with Michael. Jason is sent out on a mission and finds out that there is a Red Cell mole in Section, George.
Four Light Years Farther - You will either accept this episode or hate it. Most fans hated it. Michael and Nikita are caught and Nikita is set up for Cancellation but at the last minute Mr. Jones saves her. It turns out that Nikita has been Mr. Jones mole for three years - which does not make sense. And she has to evaluate everyone's future. She decides that Michael must be cancelled and sends him on a suicide mission but in the end she saves him!
Discs 1, 2, 5 and 6 - "Cancelled" Scenes with the option of commentary or no commentary. I watch them first without then with commentary.
Disc Two: Episode Commentary by Eugene Robert Glaser and director Brad Turner.
Disc Three: Episode Commentary by Eugene Robert Glaser and writer Peter Lenkov
Disc Six: Gag Reel - Four minutes of flubs and gags
This season many of the actors got a great chance to shine. Alberta Watson shined as the cold as ice Madeline Eugene Robert Glazer is perfect as head of operations who runs from hot to cold but is always interested in improving his status at Section. Don Francks had his best scenes with all turmoil with the others he became the emotional center of the show. Matthew Ferguson had a chance to break out his geek computer nerd to play his suave twin brother. But as always Peta Wilson and Roy Dupuis shine as the star crossed lover Nikita and Michael.
This is a show is one of the most underrated programs of the 90's. It is definitely worth owning the entire series.
Fans of this show have waited a long time to get this far and we only have one mini-season left due out for Christmas!
Complete review when the DVD is released!!!