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Nikita: Covenant

Michael (Shane West) confronts Nikita (Maggie Q) in her lair and reveals that he knows Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) is the mole. He tells Nikita that she has 24 hours to find Kasim (guest star Haaz Sleiman), the man who killed Michael's family, or he will tell Percy (Xander Berekley) about Alex. Eagle Egilsson directed the episode written by Jim Barnes.

Source: CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 3X6267
Airdate: Thursday April 07th, 2011

Director: Eagle Egilsson
Writer: Jim Barnes

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Jul 20, 2011
AU (FOX8) Apr 12, 2012


Guest Stars
Haaz SleimanHaaz Sleiman
As Kasim
Peter OuterbridgePeter Outerbridge
As Ari Tasarov
Thad LuckinbillThad Luckinbill
As Nathan

Co-Guest Stars
Lukas PenarLukas Penar
As Pavel
Dani JazzarDani Jazzar
As Al Qaeda #1
Mena MassoudMena Massoud
As Al Qaeda #2
Qaseem GulQaseem Gul
As Kasim's bodyguard
Main Cast
Maggie QMaggie Q
As Nikita
Shane WestShane West
As Michael
Aaron StanfordAaron Stanford
As Birkhoff


The scene opens in St. Petersburg, Russia five years ago. Nikita is getting dressed and she hears the door knob. She reaches for her gun, but it is only Michael. He says that he is her date for the evening. Nikita says that she is stuck with her dress. Michael helps her and she says that it is their first time alone without Division watching over them. However, Michael tells her that he is watching over them. Nikita asks how she looks and he says that she is perfect. Back to the present day and Michael is in Nikita’s hideout with a gun on Nikita. She disarms and Michael asks how Alex is doing. She asks what Michael wants. Nikita had hopes that Michael will be on her side, but Michael says that Nikita has lied to him about helping him find Kasim and that she has been working with Gogel. However, Nikita says that she has been fighting against them. Michael says that she is going to help him and she is going to go to Ari Tasarov and make friends. He says that she has 24 hours to tell him where Kasim is or he will know that she has failed. He shoots Nikita’s computer. ..

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Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerCraig Silverstein  |  McG  |  Peter Johnson  |  David Levinson  |  Danny Cannon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Solomon
ProducerMarc D. Alpert
Co-ProducerAndrew Colville  |  Albert Kim  |  James Hilton
Consulting ProducerJuan Carlos Coto
Production DesignerAndrew M. Stearn
EditorScott Boyd
CastingJessie Disla  |  Wendy Weidman  |  Rebecca Mangieri
First Assistant DirectorPierre Henry
Second Assistant DirectorBob Warwick
MusicDavid E. Russo
Music EditorAshley Revell
Music SupervisorHit The Ground Running
Costume DesignerBarbara Somerville
HairstylistKelly Brennan
Set DecoratorIan Wheatley
Property MasterStephen Levitt
Supervising Sound EditorGeorge Haddad
Re-Recording MixerAaron Levy  |  Ethan Beigel
Director of PhotographyDavid Herrington
Stunt CoordinatorJonathan Eusebio
Production ManagerDavid Till
Sound MixerGreg Chapman
Executive Story EditorKalinda Vazquez
ChoreographerRoberto Campanella
Special Effects CoordinatorMarcus Rait  |  Ted Ross (1)
Makeup ArtistChristopher Pizzareli
Canadian CastingTina Gerussi
Developed ByCraig Silverstein
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