Cold open in one of Section's torture rooms (Yeah, Section has many of them ... and they are always shining white. They must have potent detergents!) Michael is asking an impenitent prisoner whom he is working for and whether he made the bomb himself - or just set it off. "I promise you, this will be the worst day of your life ... but it doesn't have to be the last". Michael is speaking in that dangerous, ice-cold voice, and I'd be VERY afraid ... but the prisoner isn't. He growls "Mijovich will die" ... and then he bites down on a capsule of cyanide hidden in his mouth. Operations is royally pissed about it and tells Michael to work every angle: They don't have a lot of time.
***Mission-prep meeting at Section. We learn about Mijovich, and his importance for the stability of his country. However, somebody is after him; unfortunately, they don't know who. Section is in charge of his security - because he is coming to their country for negotiations. By the way, we have no clue where Section is. The series was filmed in Canada (Toronto), but it seems Section is somewhere else. US? Europe? We will see. Anyway, Operations tells Nikita to meet someone who knows who is after Mijovich.
Inside the club, Nikita orders coffee. The door opens and the red-head comes in. A very nervous informant sits down opposite of Nikita and chides her for being 4 minutes late. She doesn't care much for his nervousness and asks whether he has something. He has ... the name is "Legion". "Nikita"? asks the red head with a shy smile, interrupting them. The contact freaks and gets away - such a bundle of nerves, that one. The woman introduces herself as "Julie Roarke", and asks Nikita whether she doesn't remember? Elementary school! They were best friends! Nikita denies any knowledge or recollection of her and leaves. Julie calls after her that she works just across the street, and if she does remember, contact her!
He calls back Nikita (who is wearing sunglasses inside) and asks her how the meet was. She says all was fine etc. (he lifts her sunglasses, to see her eyes). But, oh yeah ... she ran into someone who said she knew her from grade school. She didn't recognize her, though. And Michael says (heavy with meaning): "But she recognized you". Nikita wants to know whether that's a problem, but Michael says that all is fine: he'll take care of it. He doesn't answer when she asks what that is supposed to mean, but I think we all know WHAT it means. Nikita is supposed to be dead, suicide in prison. Her cover is now blown ...
Mijovich's plane lands. Michael and Nikita are there to pick him up. He immediately starts hitting on Nikita, thinking she is an escort or something, but she keeps him in check. When he gets overly touchy she says "I'm part of the security team". Michael seems slightly amused. Mijovich just laughs about it and tries to touch Nikita's cheek, but she proves that she really is security by almost pulling his arm out of the socket. Hehe.
Lethal Weapon torture scene! They have Nikita - and they want to know where Mijovich is staying. She is not telling.
More Lethal Weapon torture. I LOVED that film, by the way. Nikita passes out, or at least almost ... the torturer wants to continue, she screams "wait"! They turn their backs on her for a minute and she manages to kick up her legs, hit the one guy in the back and activate the tracker in her boot! Yay! Michael (who has the receiver) now knows where she is.
The torturer says: "You have the courage of a man." And Nikita replies: "How would you know?" (hahaha) The torturer continues: "Maybe you think I am the good cop and he is the bad cop ... we're both the good cop. In the next room is the bad cop."Nikita goes: "Bring him on". The door opens, black boots come in. The camera moves up the body and ... oh SHIT, it's Julie! With makeup this time and a really hard bitch ... and pissed off that the rose Nikita put on her hand hasn't washed off yet.
The guy pulls a gun and aims it at Nikita - but she kicks it out of his hand. They stare at each other for a bit, but then, he bends down to pick it up. She immediately leg-grabs him and doesn't let go. Good on you, girl! He screams for his colleague to shoot, but when he finally does, he hits his Legion buddy and not Nikita. He aims again when ... Michael jumps in through the (rather high up) window! Why use the door when you can have such a cool entrance.
So ... Michael has a soft spot for Nikita? Or is it more than that? In the beginning, he is as cold as ever, ready to kill Nikita's friend just because she recognized her. When Nikita busts "Julie" out of the office and hides her in her apartment, Michael does show up, but he doesn't try to find her all that hard. And when he saves Nikita (after she saved his life once again during the Mijovich Mission), he tells her what to say so that Section doesn't punish her. And at the very end, we get that final scene with Operations. And it tells us (for the first time) that Michael is actually risking his own status and life for what he is doing. Nice.
Nikita on the other hand is what she has been: ready to trust, ready to love and be loved. She doesn't even remember Julie (at first), but when Julie's life is in danger because of her, she risks her own life (cause Section's wrath is deadly) to save her. She feels deeply for this woman, who has to give up her old life and take on a new identity, because this is just like what happened to her. Finding out she has been betrayed all along - and even worse, that the real Julie had to die for this - likely comes as a turning point for Nikita. In the last episode, she burned the photo of her funeral. In defiance? Because she didn't want to believe in the lie? We cannot be sure, but in this episode, her past is turning out to be a curse. People from her past cannot know her (or they will have to die) and the person pretending to be from her past turns out to be absolutely deadly. I guess this means that Nikita's old life is now definitely over.