Original air date: 09/09/2010 Runtime: 42:18 min. As a troubled teenager, Nikita (series star MAGGIE Q) was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division. There she was erased from society and trained to be a spy and assassin. After being betrayed by the only people she thought she could trust, Nikita escaped from Division. Now, after three years in hiding, the rogue Nikita is seeking retribution and is making it clear to her former boss, Percy (series star XANDER BERKELEY), and former friends and colleagues Michael (series star SHANE WEST) and Birkhoff (series star Aaron Stanford) that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert agency. Meanwhile, Division continues to recruit and train other young people who have been ostracized from society, among them Jaden (series star TIFFANY HINES) and Thom (series star ASHTON HOLMES), erasing all evidence of their former lives and turning them into cold and efficient killers.
Original air date: 09/16/2010 Runtime: 42:16 min. Percy and Michael take their latest assignment, a Slavic leader wanted for war crimes, into protective custody. Nikita learns of their hideout and attempts to thwart their plan, but a mysterious group of mercenaries in search of nuclear material beats her to the task. Meanwhile, Alex is activated earlier than expected for a special assignment that throws her into the crossfire of bullets, and a flashback reveals a pivotal moment in Nikita's life.
Original air date: 09/23/2010 Runtime: 41:23 min. Nikita rescues Jill (guest star JULIE GONZALO – Veronica Mars, Eli Stone, A Cinderella Story), a journalist who is trying to expose a conspiracy involving Division and a major plane crash. Michael and Percy suspect Birkhoff of being Nikita's inside mole and send Amanda in to interrogate him. Meanwhile, Michael enlists the help of the recruits, Alex, Jaden and Thom, to help locate their latest target.
Original air date: 09/30/2010 Runtime: 42:18 min. Nikita revisits her past when she posed as a nanny for an influential government official — and decides to right the wrong of his death. During the mission, Michael comes to Nikita's rescue and begins to doubt Percy's motives. Back at Division, while undergoing basic training, Alex suffers from a panic attack which prompts Amanda to break her of claustrophobia.
Original air date: 10/07/2010 Runtime: 42:03 min. Divison's secrets are at risk of being revealed to the world when Owen (guest star DEVON SAWA - Final Destination, Extreme Dating, SLC Punk!), a Division operative, escapes from a bank robbery and becomes a fugitive. Percy decides to search for Owen himself, which makes Michael suspicious of his motives. Nikita and Owen go head-to-head until Percy joins them for a tense standoff. Meanwhile, Alex sneaks into Percy's office to warn Nikita, but she is busted by Thom and the two share an intimate moment.
Original air date: 10/21/2010 Runtime: 42:20 min. A bus filled with Division recruits is attacked by terrorists who kidnap Alex and Thom, both of whom are unaware that this is a test by Division. Percy, Michael and Amanda watch as Alex is tortured. Alex breaks free and contacts Nikita for help. Meanwhile, Nikita has earned Owen's (recurring guest star DEVON SAWA) trust and he reveals some devastating news to Nikita about her fiancé.
Original air date: 10/28/2010 Runtime: 42:09 min. Alex informs Nikita that one of the recruits has been activated to carry out a suicide mission. Nikita intercepts the recruit just as Michael arrives, and the two sides exchange gunfire. Meanwhile, back inside the walls of Division, another recruit decides to attack several guards, creating mass chaos.
Original air date: 11/04/2010 Runtime: 42:17 min. Division sends Thom to eliminate Anna (guest star RAYISA KONDRACKI – The Bridge), a woman who was having a secret affair with a U.S. senator (guest star SPENCER GARRETT – Leverage, Yes Man). Division agrees to cover up any trace of the affair as long as the senator agrees to help pass a bill that will continue to fund the agency. Nikita, with Alex's help, attempts to reach out to Anna's parents, but the conversation doesn't go as she expected.
Original air date: 11/11/2010 Runtime: 42:18 min. Nikita and Michael temporarily team up to kill a terrorist who murdered Michael's family many years ago. When Percy learns this information, he sends Division agents to kill Nikita, who, ultimately, compromises the mission, leading to Michael's capture by the terrorist group. Alex is caught going through medical files inside Division so she creates a lie that involves Jaden and almost blows her cover.
Original air date: 12/02/2010 Runtime: 42:18 min. Owen (recurring guest star DEVON SAWA) leaks secret information from Division's black boxes to the media, revealing that the U.S. government was responsible for an assassination in Chile. As a result, Percy frames a C.I.A. agent, Ryan (guest star Noah Bean – Damages, Dark Blue) for the crime. Nikita and Owen go to Chile to rescue Ryan from mercenaries and, in doing so, end up getting captured. Nikita reveals the secrets of Division to Ryan in an effort to save all of their lives. Back inside Division, Alex spies on Percy and Birkhoff and witnesses a side to Percy she has never seen before.
Original air date: 12/09/2010 Runtime: 42:14 min. Alex informs Nikita that Division is sending her on her first mission to kill the leader of a crime syndicate. Alex is uneasy about taking someone's life but is reassured by Nikita who insists on helping her with the kill order. Birkhoff discovers the shell program that has been used to connect to Nikita in the outside world and informs Percy and Michael there is a mole inside Division. When the mission doesn't go as planned, Nikita makes a quick decision in an effort to clear Alex's name. Inside Division, Jayden attempts to reveal Alex as the mole but Thom steps in.
Original air date: 01/27/2011 Runtime: 42:13 min. Now an agent, Alex gets a new apartment and is given a cover job. She meets her new neighbor, Nathan (recurring guest star THAD LUCKENBILL – The Young and the Restless, 8 Simple Rules), who invites her to a party at his house. Nikita warns Alex about getting too involved with people but Alex struggles between her duties at Division and living a normal life. Nikita realizes Division has implanted a kill chip in Alex's head and sets out to gain control of the chip. Plus, while interrogating Birkhoff, Nikita stuns Ryan (recurring guest star NOAH BEAN) by revealing a secret.
Original air date: 02/03/2011 Runtime: 41:12 min. Alex's first assignment is a group mission to kill the Prince of Georgia at a museum gala. After Alex tells Nikita about the order, the two devise a plan to foil the assassination. However, Nikita trusts the wrong person and their plans are foiled, resulting in a stand-off and Division is alerted that Nikita is in the building. Percy sends Michael in to kill Nikita.
Original air date: 02/10/2011 Runtime: 42:15 min. Ryan (recurring guest star NOAH BEAN) intercepts a message about a dangerous cutting-edge weapon coming into the U.S. so he asks Nikita to help him stop the delivery. Nikita discovers the man bringing the weapon into the country is Voss (guest star MATTHEW MARSDEN – Resident Evil: Extinction, Coronation Street), a man she was forced to have a relationship with while undercover at Division. She reluctantly resumes her alter ego to retrieve the missile. Meanwhile, Michael interferes in Alex's new life with Nathan (recurring guest star THAD LUCKINBILL).
Original air date: 02/17/2011 Runtime: 42:10 min. While out on a mission for Division, Alex runs into Irina (guest star KSENIA SOLO – Black Swan, Life Unexpected), a woman from her past. Alex tries to help Irina break free from her captor, but her old friend double-crosses her and turns Alex over to Vlad (guest star MARK IVANIR – Holy Rollers, In Face of the Crime), a Russian mobster with a debt to settle. Nikita realizes Alex is in trouble and sets out to save her but runs into Michael who is searching for his missing agent. Realizing she can't compromise Alex's secret, Maggie must find a way to work with Michael to save Alex without getting her friend killed by Division.
Original air date: 02/24/2011 Runtime: 42:11 min. In order to speed up her healing, Amanda sedates Alex after her last mission then takes advantage of Alex's drugged condition to question her about the secrets Amanda believes Alex is keeping. Nikita realizes Alex is in danger and tries to secure her another identity to smuggle her out of the country. However, Nikita's contact double-crosses her and she comes face to face with a surprising opponent. Meanwhile, Michael becomes suspicious of Alex and asks Birkhoff to investigate her.
Original air date: 04/07/2011 Runtime: 41:07 min. Michael confronts Nikita in her lair and reveals that he knows Alex is the mole. He tells Nikita that she has 24 hours to find Kasim (recurring guest star HAAZ SLEIMAN – Nurse Jackie), the man who killed Michael’s family, or he will tell Percy about Alex.
Original air date: 04/14/2011 Runtime: 42:16 min. Owen (recurring guest star DEVON SAWA) returns with information on one of Percy’s black boxes. Nikita goes to London with him to retrieve it but notices that Owen is acting strangely. Owen tells Nikita that he wants to release the contents of the black box and when Nikita disagrees, he turns on her. Meanwhile, Percy finds out Nikita is in London and dispenses Michael to kill her. Also, Amanda overhears Jaden arguing with Alex about the escape tunnels so she hooks Alex up to a lie detector to get the truth out of her once and for all.
Original air date: 04/21/2011 Runtime: 41:48 min. Nikita believes it’s getting too dangerous for Alex at Division and decides it’s time Alex disappeared. Alex agrees, but before the plan can be put in motion, she and Jaden are assigned to an overseas mission to stop the son of a foreign president (guest star EDI GATHEGI – Twilight, Gone Baby Gone) from selling a newly developed nerve toxin. When things go awry, Alex must decide whether to try and save the mission … or save herself.
Original air date: 04/28/2011 Runtime: 41:13 min. Frustrated that Nikita continues to intercept his black boxes, Percy sends Michael to check on one of the boxes and the guardian attached to it. Nikita makes it to the small Pennsylvania town first and is shocked to find that the guardian is a normal woman named Dana (guest star CHRISTINA MOSES) who has abandoned her post and is attempting to live a normal life with her husband and child. Tensions mount when Michael is forced to report Dana’s actions and Division swarms in to clean up any evidence of her existence. Meanwhile, Alex and Jaden get into an argument and Nathan (recurring guest star THAD LUCKINBILL) gets caught in the middle.
Original air date: 05/05/2011 Runtime: 41:42 min. After Michael learns that Percy has ordered Divison to kill anyone who could decrypt the black boxes, he sends Nikita in to save the last person on the list, a CIA cryptographer named Malcolm (guest star RICH SOMMER – Mad Men). Nikita kidnaps Malcom and takes him to Ryan (recurring guest star NOAH BEAN) for protection. Meanwhile, Percy turns on Alex.