Nikita (season 3)
|Nikita Season 3|
Region 1 DVD cover art
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Original channel||The CW|
|Original run||October 19, 2012– May 17, 2013|
|Home video release|
|Region 1||October 22, 2013|
|Blu-ray Disc release|
|Region A||October 22, 2013|
|List of Nikita episodes|
The third season of Nikita, an American drama/espionage television series based on the French film Nikita (1990), the remake Point of No Return (1993), and a previous series La Femme Nikita (1997), was announced in May 2012 and premiered on October 19, 2012.
Cast and characters
- Maggie Q as Nikita Mears
- Shane West as Michael
- Lyndsy Fonseca as Alexandra "Alex" Udinov
- Aaron Stanford as Seymour Birkhoff
- Noah Bean as Ryan Fletcher
- Dillon Casey as Sean Pierce
- Devon Sawa as Owen Elliot
- Melinda Clarke as Helen "Amanda" Collins
- Lyndie Greenwood as Sonya
- Peter Outerbridge as Ari Tasarov
- Michelle Nolden as President Kathleen Spencer
- David S. Lee as Phillip Jones
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|46||1||"3.0"||Eagle Egilsson||Craig Silverstein||October 19, 2012||3X7351||0.95|
|Division, now under the leadership of Ryan Fletcher, is tasked by the government to track down rogue agents, nicknamed the "Dirty Thirty", who refused the recall order. One such agent is Martin, who is selling his services to Chinese Intelligence to eliminate undercover CIA operatives. As Michael and Nikita attempt to bring him in, Michael is arrested for murder. Nikita is then faced with saving him or risk an international incident. In the end, Michael is saved by Nikita and he ends up proposing to her.|
|47||2||"Innocence"||John Badham||Mary Trahan||October 26, 2012||3X7353||0.81|
|Wade, who used to train Division recruits before beating one to death for failing to kill his target, has been revealed to have kidnapped a young girl and trained her as a child-soldier. He has her steal an unstable explosive to complete that failed mission. Now Nikita and Alex have to get through to her before she kills the Pakistani ambassador.|
|48||3||"True Believer"||Danny Cannon||Carlos Coto||November 2, 2012||3X7352||1.14|
|Mia, an undercover Division agent investigating the domestic terrorist group, Third Wave, is arrested during an FBI raid. When Nikita and Alex spring her, she turns on them, revealing to having lost faith in Division and having joined Third Wave's cause. But as Division discovers, Third Wave's leader is in league with the head of a security firm, using the group to attack a U.S. Senator to make more money.|
|49||4||"Consequences"||Nick Copus||Kristen Reidel||November 9, 2012||3X7354||0.86|
|While working for Amanda, one of Division's former agents, Anne, springs Owen from a Russian prison. Later not trusting the situation, Owen escapes and contacts Nikita for help. Alex, Michael, Nikita and Owen try to take down Amanda but end up in trouble.|
|50||5||"The Sword's Edge"||Kenneth Fink||Albert Kim||November 30, 2012||3X7355||1.20|
|Undercover for six years, rogue Division agent Markov has been elected President of Uzbekistan and plans to kill the President of the United States. Ryan informs the team that the POTUS has threatened to dismantle Division if the public finds out about them and their rogue agents. The team must figure out how to save the President's life without alerting her of the danger. Meanwhile, Alex uncovers a murder plot against Owen.|
|51||6||"Sideswipe"||Joshua Butler||Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett||December 7, 2012||3X7356||1.19|
|Nikita and Michael capture Cyrus (Isaiah Mustafa), an arms dealer, who is purchasing a weapon-jamming device for Ari. Nikita convinces Ryan to let them use Cyrus as bait to capture Amanda but Cyrus manages to escape the trap. However, when Amanda double crosses Cyrus, his only hope for survival is Nikita. Meanwhile, Birkhoff is hot on the trail of Amanda’s mole and Alex starts to unravel.|
|52||7||"Intersection"||Dwight Little||Michael Brandon Guercio||January 18, 2013||3X7357||1.27|
|Sonya is Amanda's mole and Amanda has her kill chip reactivated as well as having a second mole inside Division to spy on her. Nikita, Michael and Ryan use Sonya to figure out Amanda's hiding place and Birkhoff sets a trap for the second mole. Michael confronts Alex about her drug use and she begs him not to tell Nikita. Later she comes clean with Nikita after The Watchman (another rogue agent) releases certain photos of her. The team plans to find Amanda through The Watchman by successfully tailing him and find her in Quebec City. The second mole is then found and neutralized. Team waits to strike until the kill chip on Sonya is deactivated. Following her car they finally strike and Anne is killed, but Amanda escapes. However, Michael is pinned under the car and Nikita is forced to cut off his hand to save him from the car exploding.|
|53||8||"Aftermath"||Brad Turner||Carlos Coto||January 25, 2013||3X7358||1.53|
|While Michael is recovering from his injury, Nikita and Owen team up to take down rogue Division cleaner Liam (Pedro Pascal). Michael and Nikita's relationship becomes strained as he watches her work with Owen.|
|54||9||"Survival Instincts"||John Showalter||Albert Kim||February 1, 2013||3X7359||1.23|
|Nikita and Owen begin tracking down a rogue Division agent and former soldier, Ray, who has kidnapped his ex-wife. Meanwhile, Sean and Alex's relationship is put to the test and Michael decides not to return to field work again.|
|55||10||"Brave New World"||Marc David Alpert||Kristen Reidel||February 8, 2013||3X7360||1.34|
|Nikita goes on a mission of her own to Kosovo in order to rescue a scientist Heidecker (John Billingsley) who could possibly help Michael get his hand "back".|
|56||11||"Black Badge"||David Grossman||Mary Trahan||February 22, 2013||3X7361||1.24|
|A CIA agent named Naomi Ceaver (Amanda Schull) comes across a file detailing Madeline Pierce’s involvement with Division and turns it over to the Director of the CIA, Morgan Kendrick. When Kendrick is killed shortly thereafter, Amanda frames Sean for the assassination and the CIA takes him into custody. Nikita promises Alex they will free Sean and comes up with a plan that could either save him or cost him his life.|
|57||12||"With Fire"||Eagle Egilsson||Carlos Coto||March 1, 2013||3X7362||1.01|
|Ari Tasarov turns himself into Division, revealing to having split off from Amanda after she incidentally got international authorities after him. He demands $50 million in exchange for the identity of an anarchist group Amanda has recruited to commit indiscriminate terrorism. It is a race against the clock as Nikita is torn between beating an answer out of Ari or give into his demand.|
|58||13||"Reunion"||Jon Cassar||Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett||March 8, 2013||3X7363||1.37|
|Nikita and Amanda are captured by Stefan's bodyguard and are forced to work together to escape. Meanwhile, Owen becomes furious with Michael, after Michael assigns Alex to be Nikita's backup instead of him.|
|59||14||"The Life We've Chosen"||Brad Turner||Albert Kim||March 15, 2013||3X7364||1.21|
|Amanda offers to release Alex in exchange for Ari; Alex befriends another prisoner and promises to help her escape.|
|60||15||"Inevitability"||Mark C. Baldwin||Kristen Reidel||March 29, 2013||3X7365||1.22|
|Nikita orders that the president of Chad be killed when he visits Paris, but Alex disagrees and refuses to participate in the plan. Meanwhile, Alex and Birkhoff discover a secret that could literally blow Division apart.|
|61||16||"Tipping Point"||Dwight Little||Oliver Grigsby||April 5, 2013||3X7366||1.23|
|Nikita and Michael learn about a new prosthetic hand that could help Michael return to his old self, but it comes at a steep price. Meanwhile, Alex and Sean try to discover who within Division was behind a bloody mutiny.|
|62||17||"Masks"||Chris Peppe||Kamran Pasha||April 12, 2013||3X7367||1.15|
|With Division becoming increasingly unstable because of Ryan's shooting, Amanda restores Owen's real identity: Sam Matthews, a sociopathic Delta Force soldier, who captures Nikita and delivers her to Amanda. She reveals to Nikita that that she not only tampered with Owen's memory, but Alex's as well, resulting in a hostile takeover of Division, capturing Michael, Birkhoff, Sean and Sonya in the process.|
|63||18||"Broken Home"||John Badham||Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett||April 19, 2013||3X7368||0.97|
|Amanda puts Nikita into a psychotropic trance and reveals that as a child, Amanda's father, Matthew (Christopher Heyerdahl), ran experiments to prevent PTSD on her for years while her twin sister looked on. Amanda eventually kills her father and sister. Chris orders Birkhoff to shut down ShadowNet, but is shot by Birkhoff when he tries to kill Birkhoff to prevent Division from turning it back on. Birkhoff halts the funds transfer to the rest of the Division mutineers. Sean is injured during a crossfire and dies from internal bleeding while in Alex's arms.|
|64||19||"Self-Destruct"||Nick Copus||Kristen Reidel||April 26, 2013||3X7369||0.95|
|Alex goes on a rampage, destroying everything and everyone in her path, and it's up to Nikita and Michael to stop her.|
|65||20||"High-Value Target"||Dan Sackheim||Michael Brandon Guercio||May 3, 2013||3X7370||1.03|
|Nikita, Michael and Alex go on a mission to retrieve a black box containing all of Amanda's secrets.|
|66||21||"Invisible Hand"||Dwight Little||Carlos Coto||May 10, 2013||3X7371||1.01|
|Amanda reveals to Nikita that Michael's prosthetic hand is laced with nano-cells that will explode when triggered. Amanda offers her an antidote only if Nikita assassinates the President. Alex is offered a job to be a UN special envoy on human trafficking by Miriam Hasan (Raven Dauda).|
|67||22||"Til Death Do Us Part"||Eagle Egilsson||Albert Kim||May 17, 2013||3X7372||1.00|
|Nikita is forced by Amanda to choose between saving her own life and saving Michael's. Division's HQ is finally destroyed for good.|
The series was renewed for a third season on May 11, 2012, which premiered on October 19, 2012. The show is filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Actor Isaiah Mustafa guest starred during the season as Cyrus, a former Division agent.
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