Quotes / Nikita


Nikita: [Voiceover] My name is Nikita. Six years ago I was taken out of prison and forced by a covert unit of the government to be an assassin. Three years ago I escaped and have been hunted ever since. I was the first recruit to get out. I'm going to make certain I'm not the last.

Michael: Your life is over, Alex. I'm here to offer you a new one. But you have to be willing to earn it.
Alex: What do I gotta do?
Michael: Learn...how not to sound like a teen meth-whore for starters. Learn to stand up straight. Learn how to walk right. Learn how to talk right. Learn how to serve your country, instead of just yourself.

Percy: [about Nikita] Did she say who she was working for?
Birkhoff: No. Honestly, I think it's a bluff. I think she's on her own. I mean, you should have seen her, she was a wreck. I was able to turn the tables on her easy.
Michael: Yeah, was that before or after she duct-taped you to that springy rocking horse?

Nikita: They told me I killed a cop. I don't remember...I've tried to. I'd just turned eighteen, so they were able to charge me with murder one. I was sentenced to die by lethal injection.
Gary: No frickin' way.
Nikita: Trust me, you'll want to save your 'no frickin' way' for the next part...where my execution was faked by a secret unit of the government called Division. They told me they were giving me a second chance. They told me they I'd be serving my country. What they didn't tell me is they were training me to be an assassin.


Michael: You can quit or you can die, but you can't stop Division. No one can.

Nikita: The last word they breathe before the end, will be my name.

Ronnie: Who the hell are you?
Nikita: Fairy godmother! [Punches him]

Jaden: What do you think I'm doing? I'm kicking your ass! [Tries to fight Alex]

Nikita: [To Alex] I know who killed your parents. Trust me; you have something to live for.

"Kill Jill"

Alex: Doesn't the window work both ways?
Nikita: Gold star. Glass is tinted, so you're gonna have to get close. Problem is, you can't just walk up and press your nose against it like a kid in a candy store.

Birkhoff: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Data breach? No way. No. Our network is Fort Knox. Internal servers are air-gapped and I run routine PAN tests on the outer defenses. We're talking five-tier security with protocols that rotate every hour, on the hour. That's proprietary software. Only person who could dream of hacking into Division is me. [Michael and Percy stare at Birkhoff] What?

Percy: If we give them a full profile, it will invariably prompt the inane moral debate about the target being a good person. Last thing we need right now is for another recruit to discover their inner Nikita. Tell 'em it's a training exercise.

Nikita: You need to stick with what you can prove. If this video turns out to be all it's cracked up to be, you get to prove that a Fortune 500 CEO is smuggling drugs. You will never be able to prove who the guys were in the helicopters.
Jill: Why?
Nikita: Because they don't have decals on their vehicles or their clothing, because there's no record that they exist—no documentation, no evidence.
Jill: What about you? You were part of them. You're evidence.
Nikita: I don't exist either.

Alex: Pretty cool how you can hack into all these servers. Local theatres, local police...FBI?
Birkhoff: It's called "ownage," girl. I don't have to hack jack. All these systems are already hacked. I own them. One button. Boom. Sneakers. River Phoenix. Rent it. What's up?
Alex: Division's lucky to have you.
Birkhoff: Heh. Tell that to Percy and the Dragon Queen. They thought I was a mole. Fascists.

Nikita: How do you know it was cocaine?
Source: Either that or someone's about to bake a really big cake.

"Rough Trade"

Lisa Han: You said you didn't want forgiveness, but you deserve it, Nikita.

Nikita: I can't believe I ever thought you were cute.
Victor: I can't believe I never had my way with you.
Nikita: Couldn't handle me then, couldn't handle me now.

Amanda: I'm proud of you Alex; you really do remind me of Nikita.

Victor: Nikita. I was told some crazy bitch burned down my factory, I wasn't sure.

Birkhoff: Man, Nikki's all hardcore about this huh? Kinda crazy how she's going back to her greatest hits, no pun.

Michael: OK, so where is this place?
Birkhoff: The quarters for the Red Circle Triad in New York. Not much going on right now but at night it turns into a pretty happening spot. Lady Gaga was there last Friday.

"The Guardian"

Nikita: That's the difference between you and me, Percy. You'll kill anyone, I don't waste life.

Nikita: The man could not keep it in his pants if it was tied to his zipper, you know what I'm saying?
Operator: Girl, you're preaching to the choir.

Nikita: I go rogue, Percy sics Michael on me. You get his personal attention.

Nikita: Good place to hide, a school bound to hell. Remind you of Division any?


Alex: They killed my parents; this is my fight too.

Alex: One minute you're telling me everything's going to be OK, and the next minute you're kissing Percy's ass.

Percy: There was only one time that I have ever doubted your loyalty, and my concern was that this was going to be another Nikita.

Michael: We'll make this right, OK? I won't let anything happen to you. I'm not going to lose you, too.

Michael: According to the world she's just a dead junkie, who's she going to contact?

Nikita: I told myself if I could just find you and see if you were OK, that I would have done one good thing in my life.

Nikita: I made the same mistake you did. The best mistake of my life.

Owen: I'm naked.
Nikita: You're observant.
Owen: You got anything to eat?

Nikita: That's what Percy does. He destroys the thing you love, so he can get the thing he wants.

Owen: Why don't you just let me go?
Nikita: So you can try and kill me again?
Owen: Yeah.

"The Recruit"

Alex: They killed Robbie. You were right, it hurts.
Nikita: Yes it does. But if you felt nothing, you'd be one of them.

Nikita: What'd you tell the girl?
Lawyer: She almost killed me.
Nikita: You'll live.

Birkhoff: Oh, holy night.
Percy: Relax, they're rent-a-cops.
Birkhoff: No, it's Nikita.
Percy: Detonate the vest. Now.

Alex: They can use us for whatever they want because we don't exist. We could get killed, but we're already dead. I wouldn't be so anxious to get out there.

Alex: Nikita, this girl is worth saving.
Nikita: They are all, Alex.

Birkhoff: You have an attachment to things from the past, or things that have passed on. It's ok to miss her, you know? Nikki was one in a million; a force of nature. Like a one woman Michael Bay movie, only with good acting.

"The Phoenix"

Nikita: You tried to kill me.
Ari: Ancient history.
Nikita: It was last night.

Oliver: Was it even real for her?
Nikita: You were the only real thing in her life. We all wear masks. Everyone, everyday. Sometimes we wear them so much we forget who we really are. Sometimes, if we're lucky, someone comes along and shows us who we really want to be; who we should be. You were that for her.

Senator: Are you going to let me go?
Nikita: I'm thinking about it.

Ari: So, Percy sent you to kill me? Now there's an ego boost.

Nikita: Before you pull the trigger, you should know my name.

Ari: A killer with a conscience; it's no wonder they cut you loose.

Birkhoff: The target from yesterday, she's still dead right? Cause she just clocked into work.

"One Way"

Michael: What are you, the CIA?
Percy: Ugh, nothing that obvious.

Kaseem: What drives you, Michael?
Michael: The thought that one day I'll get to kill you.

Nikita: Michael, you think you have nothing to live for, well you do. You have me.

Michael: They'll never be another woman for me, you know that right? Unless she's really hot.

Nikita: I'm the better shot.
Michael: I knew you'd gone rogue, I didn't know you'd gone delusional.

Nikita: I'm done. I can't have another one.
Akmadoff: Oh, nonsense! Where I come from they call this mothers milk.
Nikita: I'd hate to meet your mother.

Nikita: I'm not going to hurt you.
Michael: Really? Because my shoulder still a little sore from when you shot me.

Michael: What the hell are you doing here?
Nikita: Thanks, my flight was lovely. How bout yours? That taxi driver ripped me off.

"Dark Matter"

Nikita: See anything else?
Alex: Yes, I saw what Percy is capable of.

Fletcher: Divison. Just Division?
Nikita: Pretentious, I know.

Percy: Bring your best team. If those two are working together, they're going to be hard to stop.

Birkhoff: I'm not a spice girl, and I was never ever obscure. I was elusive, and a little dangerous. I was a legend.

Owen: I'm new at this hero stuff, you've been doing it a lot longer.

"All The Way"

Percy: Even with all of the trouble you've caused, it still feels good to see you back where you belong.
Nikita: I never belonged here.
Percy: You were born here.

Alex: You make it sound like you're my guardian angel.
Michael: In this op, I am.

Jaden: I bet she used it to get into Percy's office too. Remember when Jerkoff tried to pin that on me?
Alex: It's a kill job. I kill, or be killed, everyone knows that. I like the sapphire dress too.


Alex: I was never meant to live a normal life, and I couldn't even if I wanted to. Not until I get revenge for my family. I'm here to finish this fight, just like you.

Birkhoff: Percy trusts me.
Nikita: But will he trust you when you come back with another microchip in your tooth; or teeth? You have 5 minutes to decide, or prepare for oral surgery.

Birkhoff: [to Fletcher] Listen, mini Ethan Hunt. You need to worry about where you're headed, because you have no idea who you're dealing with. Not only have I always wanted to say that, it's true.

Alex: I got invited to a party. I thought it'd be good to go. For my cover.
Nikita: For your cover? That's what I used to say in the beginning.

Nikolai Udinov: The only one you can count on... is you.
Alex: And you, Papa.
Nikolai Udinov: You won't always have me.

"Coup de Grace"

Nikita: NYPD, do you copy?
Michael: Hello, Nikita.

Percy: If you kill Nikita as well, I'll cut down our commission.

Prince: I have no anesthetic.
Nikita: It's OK I've had worse.
Prince: From doctors or other men?

Nikita: When I was at Division... well, I never got one of those merits, but I heard they suck.

Alex: Is it Nikita-proofed?
Michael: Almost. She has a way of corrupting things from the inside. Like a cancer.

"The Next Seduction"

Alex: I thought relationships with outsiders were dangerous?
Nikita: They are, but you can't live the lie. It's not enough. You have to live a life too.

Nikita [to Percy]: Don't worry. When I bury you, I won't call to brag first.

Alex: I thought it'd be easier on the outside
Nikita: It's never easy Alex. You can't let your guard down. You have to live the lie.
Alex: Until the lie becomes your life.
Nikita: That's right.

Percy: First Owen, now Ryan, she always was the ultimate honey trap.
Michael: She remains a threat.
Percy: Yes she does, just as you remain head of the task force designed to stop her. How's that going for you, by the way?

Emile: You certainly don't fight like a banker.
Nikita: You do.


Amanda: Michael, I've done this before. All the drug addicts that wind up here as recruits, I'm practically running a rehab clinic.

Michael: If Percy finds out an agent went AWOL, it'll give him a reason to test out his kill chip.

Birkhoff: If God is in the details, than I'm a God.

Bouncer: Let me guess. Model? Actress?
Nikita: Assassin.

Michael: She hasn't checked in, something might have gone wrong with that op.
Birkhoff: Or something went right with the date, shazam! Dude, you really need to get a sense of humor.
Michael: I don't laugh at your jokes because I have a sense of humor.


Amanda: In her dream state Alex projects a mysterious female nemesis was chasing her. She kept repeating "it's her, she's coming". At first I thought she meant me, then Nikita perhaps, but now it makes perfect sense. Given her guilt about Thom, the answer is obvious; she's afraid of herself.

Michael: You're using rehab to conduct an interrogation?
Amanda: I'm multitasking.

Birkhoff: Dude, you need to stop getting so personally invested in recruits. It never ends well for you; also it's getting kind of creepy. Alex is not Nikita.
Michael: Thanks for the tip.

Gustoff: In our world, friends are not assets, they're liabilities.

Nikita's voicemail: Hi, this is Nikita. I'm out saving the world right now, so please leave a message after the beep.

Birkhoff: And the plot thickens. What was the plot, exactly?


Michael: If I had just listened to you 5 years ago, things could have been different.
Nikita: Things will be different.

Nikita [to Michael]: You're the strongest person I've ever met. I don't think you're capable of not caring.

Kasim [to Michael]: Percy walked into your hospital room 9 years ago, and he's been using you ever since. He promised you vengeance against a ghost that he himself has created. You deserve to know the truth.

Kasim: You seem like someone with faith.
Nikita: Oh I don't know about that. Although, I do recall praying for the day when I would find your elusive ass.

Nikita: All in one piece. Unlike my ego.
Michael: Nikita, the man is gay.
Nikita: So?

"Into the Dark"

Nikita: Do you realize I'm your nurse a lot? You're unconscious half the time we're together.

Michael: The black box is destroyed. That's the second one she's gotten to. Perhaps you should re think your black box strategy?
Percy: Perhaps.

Amanda: You of all people should know the consequences of falling in love with an agent.
Michael: Yeah, I'll keep that in mind.

Owen: [About Michael] He's kinda scrawny.
Nikita: He's built where it counts, can we move on?

Michael: [to Nikita] So you'll be in London? With him?
Owen: She's bossy like that. You'll learn.
Michael: I think I know her pretty well.

"Girl's Best Friend"

Michael: Are you telling me you think there's a good side to Division?
Nikita: Not unless you're running it.

Jaden: Not so bad for a couple of cover girls, huh?

Nikita: [to Michael] I'm an agent all over again. Wasn't that some sort of fantasy of yours?

Anya: And the trigger?
Kalumay: There's an app for that.

"Glass Houses"
Amanda: [After discovering how Jaden died] Alex, one more thing. Are you familiar with Division cochlear implants? Division's been developing them for quite some time. They go into the subjects' ears and are virtually undetectable, even the subjects they're planted on. How much longer did you think you could hide who you really are, Alexandra?

Dana Winters: Before you came I was trapped. Stuck in two worlds I was afraid of, afraid to walk away.

Birkhoff: I'm throwing a net over the whole town. Every phone, camera and computer, be mine!

Jaden: So you knocked boots with the guy, so what? But it seems like you let your guard down along with your pants.

Nathan: [to Alex]: Here's the stuff you left at my place.
Jaden: Hi, I'm Jaden, one of Alex's co-workers.
Nathan: Another government assassin. Great.


Percy: Nikita is a light woman with a heavy foot and a lot of tracking.

Nikita: My life is on this box, the lives of people I care about, Fletcher. I'll guard it with mine.

Percy: Nikita and Alex are en route. When it's over, clean them both.

Ryan Fletcher: Tom Cruise on a harness couldn't get in there.

Nikita: Operation Sparrow? Honestly, where does he come up with these names?
Michael: The more innocuous they sound, the more lethal they are.


Percy: Covenant? Wow. I knew this was a 'come-to-Jesus' meeting, but covenant? That's old testimony.

Percy: Off to Oversight. Off to see the wizards.

Nikita: My orders were to kill your whole family. I saved you. It was the first time I defied Division.

Birkhoff: I figure if Nikita can keep giving Division the finger I can at least cross mine behind my back.

Amanda: I'm not going to hold onto you like I held onto Nikita.