Episode Title: Kill Jill
Episode Aired: September 23th 2010
Episode Number: 3
U.S Viewing Figures: 3.15m
Directed by: David Solomon
Written by: Amanda Segel
Jill Morelli, a tabloid journalist and government conspiracy theorist, is attempting to expose a plane crash that was actually organised by Division. Division responds by killing her boss and frames her for the murder. Nikita intervenes by rescuing Jill, and together, they agree to expose the story. They get into contact with the source, whom they meet and see the video showing Division agents at the site of the crash, covering up the evidence and obtaining its cargo – cocaine, smuggled by its corrupt CEO to keep his airline in business. However, Michael, having tried to find his target with the help of Jaden, Alex and Thom, is able to track the source with Alex’s assistance, and leads a team to their location and kill the source. Alex secretly alerts local police to the area, who arrest Jill while Nikita takes down the Division agents. Jill is able to expose the story, and clear her name, and another Division operation fails. Meanwhile, Michael and Percy suspect Birkhoff is leaking information to Nikita from inside Division (not knowing it is actually Alex). After he is interrogated by Amanda, they discover a tracker on one of his teeth. In the end, Nikita asks Alex to find another way to cover her tracks.
Jill: What about you? You were part of them. You’re evidence.
Nikita: I don’t exist either.
Michael: Look. The more you try to do this, the more you hurt yourself.
Nikita: Michael. You have no idea how much pain I can take.
Jill: And that these people, whoever they are, they get away with it. And no one can stop them.
Nikita: I’m going to stop them.
Jill: Well, see you don’t have to do it alone. I can help.
Nikita: I’m not alone, Jill.
Nikita: [to Alex] 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.”
Nikita: [to Michael] Does Birkhoff have a toothache or did Percy just cancel him?
Nikita: You don’t know me anymore, Michael.