La Femme Nikita

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La Femme Nikita
La Femme Nikita-Logo.jpg
Premiere January 13, 1997
Finale March 4, 2001
Creator Joel Surnow (developer)
Network USA
Style 60-minute action drama
Company Baton
CTV Television Network Ltd.
Fireworks Entertainment
LPN Productions Inc.
Seasons 5
Episodes 96
Origin USA/Canada
For the CW series see Nikita.

La Femme Nikita is a action drama that aired on USA. The series was based on the 1990 motion picture Nikita.

Falsely accused of killing a police officer, Nikita is sentenced to life in prison. Soon afterward, she is recruited into Section One when the organization fakes her suicide. As the only truly innocent recruit into Section, her compassion and sympathy constantly conflicts with the often ruthless orders she is given. After spending two years being trained by Michael, Nikita learns to use her beauty as a weapon and becomes an expert in martial arts and ordnance. Initially reluctant to kill (she uses creative measures to avoid having to commit a murder during her first mission), she eventually becomes more efficient at doing so. As field operative level 2, she is used in a wide variety of capacities, from "valentine operative" to assassin, despite her moral qualms, but manages to hold on to her humanity while working for the organization. Eventually, she and Michael become romantically involved, a development that threatens not only their standing in Section One, but their very lives. Their relationship is seen as a threat by Operations and Madeline, and they use a mind-altering method on Nikita to rid her of all emotions. Michael manages to reverse the process, but Nikita's performance takes a more professional tone. In the 5th season, Nikita works directly for Center and evaluates all section One staff. Nikita discovers the real reason she was taken into Section — her father was Mr. Jones, the head of Center, the organization that controls Section. His plan was to make Nikita take over as head of Section One and eventually Center. In the series finale, he sacrifices himself in order to achieve these goals.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Peta Wilson Nikita 1 2 3 4 5
Roy Dupuis Michael Samuelle 1 2 3 4 5
Don Francks Walter 1 2 3 4 5
Matthew Ferguson Seymour Birkoff 1 2 3
Jason Crawford 4 5
Eugene Robert Glazer Operations (aka Paul L. Wolfe) 1 2 3 4 5
Alberta Watson Madeline 1 2 3 4 5
Cindy Dolenc Katherine "Kate" Quinn 4 5
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Stephen Shellen Marco O'Brien 1 5
Carlo Rota Mick Schtoppel 1 2 3 4 5
"Mr. Jones" 4 5
Reginald "Martin" Henderson 5
David Hemblen George 3 4
Siân Phillips Adrian 2 4
Kris Lemche Greg Hillinger 2 3 4
Lawrence Bayne Davenport 3 4
Edward Woodward Mr. Jones (aka Flavius, aka Philip) 5
Anais Granofsky Carla 1 2
Lindsay Collins Devo One (aka Elizabeth) 1 2 3 4 5
Josh Holliday Devo Two (aka Henry) 3 4 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
USA
Season One January 13, 1997 October 5, 1997 22
Season Two January 4, 1998 August 30, 1998 22
Season Three January 3, 1999 August 29, 1999 22
Season Four January 9, 2000 August 27, 2000 22
Season Five January 7, 2001 March 4, 2001 8

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season July 8, 2003 6


The Complete Second Season March 15, 2005 6


The Complete Third Season June 28, 2005 6


The Complete Fourth Season July 25, 2006 6


The Complete Fifth Season October 17, 2006 3


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