Original air date: 10/19/2012 Runtime: 42:13 min. In the third season premiere, Ryan takes charge of Division with Nikita by his side. Their first mission under the new regime is to bring in The Dirty Thirty, the rogue agents who failed to respond to the Division recall after Percy was killed. Unfortunately, their first mission doesn’t go as planned and Michael is arrested, forcing Nikita to change gears and hatch an escape plan for him. Alex reprises her alter ego, the spoiled Russian princess Alexandra Udinov, in a very unique way as part of the plan to spring Michael. Meanwhile, Birkhoff struggles to maintain a working relationship with Sonya (recurring guest star LYNDIE GREENWOOD Rookie Blue), despite his growing attraction to her.
Original air date: 10/26/2012 Runtime: 42:30 min. Nikita, Michael and team extract a young girl named Liza (guest star ANNALISE BASSO New Girl), who is being held captive by a rogue Division agent, Wade (guest star CHANCE KELLY Generation Kill). Wade has brainwashed Liza and trained her to be a Division agent to help him on his own personal mission. Nikita tries desperately to break through to Liza but, in a moment of chaos, the girl escapes Division. The team races to find her before she can complete her mission to unleash a bomb on a high value target. Meanwhile, Liza’s abduction brings up painful memories for Alex. Recurring guest star LYNDIE GREENWOOD appears as Sonya.
Original air date: 11/02/2012 Runtime: 42:03 min. When Ryan tells Nikita an undercover agent has been arrested and they need to extract her from prison, Nikita questions why Division is continuing to run Percy’s old missions. Nikita, Michael and Sean attempt to stop a terrorist attack but are one man down after Alex is shot. Meanwhile, Birkhoff and Sonia (recurring guest star LYNDIE GREENWOOD) continue to bicker.
Original air date: 11/09/2012 Runtime: 41:50 min. Amanda sends a rogue Division agent, Anne (recurring guest star SARAH ALLEN – Being Human), to spring Owen from a Russian prison, but Owen manages to escape her clutches and sends a message to Nikita that he’s free. When Nikita tracks him down, Owen is shocked to learn that Nikita is with Division now but returns to base with her. Michael and Ryan aren’t sure they can trust Owen, but Nikita stands by her friend.
Original air date: 11/30/2012 Runtime: 42:14 min. Division discovers one of their rogue agents, Markov (guest star JONATHAN GOAD – Republic of Doyle), who has been undercover for six years, has been elected President of Uzbekistan and is planning to kill the President of the United States (recurring guest star MICHELLE NOLDEN – The Time Traveler’s Wife). Ryan confesses to the team that Division is on thin ice with the President and she has threatened to wipe them out if the public finds out about the secret agency and rogue agents. Nikita and Michael are furious that Ryan kept this a secret from them and must figure out how to save the President’s life without alerting her of the danger. Meanwhile, after Alex and Owen are caught in an explosion, they investigate and believe it was set up by an insider.
Original air date: 12/07/2012 Runtime: 42:32 min. Nikita and Michael capture Cyrus (guest star ISAIAH MUSTAFA – Chuck), an arms dealer, who is purchasing a weapon-jamming device for Ari (recurring guest star PETER OUTERBRIDGE). 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.
Original air date: 01/25/2013 Runtime: 42:02 min. Nikita and Owen face off against a rogue “cleaner” named Liam (guest star PEDRO PASCAL – The Good Wife), while Michael takes a new position at Division. Michael and Nikita’s relationship becomes strained as he watches her work with Owen.
Original air date: 02/01/2013 Runtime: 42:30 min. A rogue agent named Ray (guest star MATT BUSHELL – True Blood) kidnaps his girlfriend, Kate (guest star ANNA HOPKINS – Barney’s Version), so Ryan dispatches the team to rescue her. Nikita is confused when Michael sends Owen into the field with her instead of going himself. Meanwhile, Sean makes a decision about Alex.
Original air date: 02/08/2013 Runtime: 41:28 min. Michael gives up his role as a field agent and resumes his role inside Division running Operations. After learning key information from Birkhoff, Nikita preps a secret mission that takes her into dangerous territory. When Michael, Alex and Ryan find out, they follow her into Kosovo but the outcome has far-reaching consequences for Division.
Original air date: 02/22/2013 Runtime: 42:20 min. A CIA agent named Naomi (guest star AMANDA SCHULL – Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill, Center Stage) comes across a file detailing Madeline Pierce’s involvement with Division and turns it over to the Director of the CIA, Morgan Kendrick (guest star BRIAN HOWE). 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.
Original air date: 03/01/2013 Runtime: 42:15 min. After Birkhoff gets a tip from Shadowbot that Ari (recurring guest star PETER OUTERBRIDGE) is in New York, Nikita and Owen swoop in to pick him up before the FBI does. However, Ari reveals he planned everything for a chance to talk to Nikita. He tells her that Amanda has gone too far and is working with a terrorist who plans an attack on American soil. Ari wants 50 million dollars for the information that could lead to the terrorist's (guest star PITER MAREK - Castle) capture. Nikita and Michael are stunned when Ryan considers paying the bribe. Meanwhile, Sean is jealous of Alex and Owen's relationship.
Original air date: 03/08/2013 Runtime: 42:30 min. In order to gain control of the black box, Amanda makes plans to kidnap Ari's (recurring guest star PETER OUTERBRIDGE) son, Stefan (guest star DYLAN MINNETTE - Saving Grace, Awake) to use him as leverage. Still in Division;'s protective custody, Ari begs Nikita for help. However, Stefan's bodyguard, Krieg (guest star ANDREW DIVOFF - Lost) manages to capture both Nikita and Amanda and the two must work together to escape. Owen is furious with Michael after Michael assigns Alex to be Nikita's backup instead of him.
Original air date: 03/15/2013 Runtime: 42:09 min. Amanda holds Alex hostage and tells Nikita she will release Alex in exchange for Ari (recurring guest star PETER OUTERBRIDGE). Michael assigns Nikita and Sean to handle the exchange of prisoners, but Ryan adds Owen to the team at the last minute, which makes Michael suspicious. While in captivity, Alex befriends a fellow prisoner named Larissa (guest star OLGA FONDA - How I Met Your Mother) and vows to break them both out of the jail, which ultimately conflicts with Nikita's plan, forcing Alex to choose between Nikita and her promise to Larissa.
Original air date: 03/29/2013 Runtime: 42:24 min. When Nikita decides Division should take on a government mission to eliminate the President of Chad (guest star JONATHAN ADAMS – Revenge) while he’s in Paris, Alex takes a stand and refuses to participate. Upset that Nikita is keeping secrets from everyone, much like Percy did, Alex recruits Birkoff to dig up secrets on Danforth (recurring guest star RICHARD T. JONES – Hawaii Five-O) to use as leverage in case things get messy with the government. Alex and Birkhoff are shocked when they come across a secret so big it could blow up Division — literally.
Original air date: 04/05/2013 Runtime: 42:01 min. Nikita and Michael learn of a new prosthetic hand that could have Michael back to his old self, but it comes at a steep price. Meanwhile, Alex and Sean are tasked with investigating who inside Division is behind a mutiny that ends in bloodshed.
Original air date: 04/12/2013 Runtime: 42:15 min. Alex confesses to Birkhoff her desire to leave Division. Amanda begins providing Owen with something he was never able to find — memories of his real past. Despite Nikita’s attempts to help, Owen begins to confront the events of his past.
Original air date: 04/19/2013 Runtime: 42:17 min. Strapped down and drugged, Nikita is subjected to Amanda’s horrific mental conditioning process, sending her on a terrible trip through memory lane. In the process, Nikita discovers Amanda’s deepest, most guarded secret ever. Now revealed as leader of the uprising, Alex struggles to save everyone as events violently escalate. With Michael locked away by Division conspirators, Birkhoff and Sean must step up to save the women they love. Meanwhile, Owen’s newfound memories drive him to disturbing actions during Division’s lockdown.
Original air date: 04/26/2013 Runtime: 41:35 min. Shattered by Amanda’s programming, her inability to save everyone, and her ultimate responsibility for the tragic events at Division, Alex reverts to old ways and violently strikes out. With most of their compatriots dead, broken or scattered to the wind, Nikita and Michael together must pick through the ashes of Division to see who and what can be salvaged — and they must do this quickly, before the President realizes the sinking depth of the damage. As memories of Division’s glory days haunt them, Birkhoff struggles with his own personal losses.
Original air date: 05/03/2013 Runtime: 41:53 min. Seized from the wreckage of Division, the black box falls into the hands of a mutinous agent guided by Amanda. Select leaks to sweeten the box’s sale immediately put what’s left of the team in peril from potential international buyers and the President. With no support staff, few leads and the clock ticking, arms dealer/reformed rogue agent Cyrus (recurring guest star ISAIAH MUSTAFA) returns to do right. With his help, Nikita, Michael and Alex stage a daring operation at the tightly secured G20 economic summit to regain control of the box … and everyone’s future.
Original air date: 05/10/2013 Runtime: 42:30 min. Before becoming engaged Nikita said, “There’s always gonna be another mission.” Now, after barely surviving harrowing recent events, Michael questions his fiancée’s commitment to a life beyond Division’s web of deceit, double-crosses and murder — and he’s not the only one with doubts. Still, the remaining threat of Amanda looms large over the team, particularly since she’s now allied herself with mysterious new partners that furnish her with a terrifying new weapon. Meanwhile, Alex considers an intriguing offer from the Nobel Prize winner (guest star RAVEN DAUDA – Paradise Falls) she’s defending.
Original air date: 05/17/2013 Runtime: 42:33 min. In the season finale, Amanda puts her final plan in motion and forces Nikita into a life-threatening situation where she has to choose between saving Michael … or saving herself. The team races to find a way to stop Amanda, but with a diminished Division, they might finally be out-gunned.