1.04 – Rough Trade

Episode Title: Rough Trade
Episode Aired: September 30th 2010
Episode Number: 4
Viewing Figures: 2.68m
Directed by: Nick Copus
Written by: Carlos Coto


Nikita revisits her first assignment with Division: assassinating a Homeland Security official. She uncovers a fashion store is hiring a triad gang to employ slave labour. Nikita storms a sweatshop, destroys it, and after following the gang leader, realizes that the man organizing it is the same official she thought she had killed; he faked his death after approaching Percy for help in not exposing his true nature. She travels to Hong Kong, catches the man, and drops him off outside a police station. Meanwhile, Alex begins suffering from claustrophobia from a traumatic childhood experience and Amanda is determined to cure her.

Memorable Quotes

Nikita: What have you got behind your back?
Michael: Nothing.
Nikita: I may just have to fight you for it. You scared?
Michael: Terrified.

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

Nikita: [about Percy, to Michael] You’d follow him over a cliff, wouldn’t you? Just like that

Michael: You don’t have a choice.
Nikita: What about you, Michael? Do you have a choice?
Michael: Grow up.
Nikita: Why are you so loyal to Percy? Why?
Michael: Because I owe him my life.