Hard Landing
Episode 1 of 22 within Season Two. Item 23 of 99 overall.
Production number 201.
Michael Loceff - Writer
Jon Cassar - Director
6 votes

With Michael's help, Nikita survived the destruction of a Freedom League hideout in the first season's final episode. Since then, she has been on the run from Section One. While working as a waitress, Nikita is captured by the Freedom League and used as bait to lure Section One into a trap.

Meanwhile, during a raid by a Section team led by Michael, Nikita saves Michael's life and they manage to escape together. Later, on an abandoned ship, Nikita and Michael share a night of passion.

However, Michael's lies about Nikita's whereabouts are in danger of being exposed.

original airdate--January 4,1998


Music--theme music composed by Mark Snow

  1. "The Love Thieves" by Depeche Mode 
  2.  "Reunited" by Sean Callery


Weapon used: H&K MP5 Submachine Gun

Terrorist: Freedom League

  • Stuart Sherrin: prostitution, drugs, outlawed gambling. He launders money. Sherrin acts as a firewall to isolate terrorists from their transactions. Buying weapons, contracting players.
  • Purcell: Michael's contact in South Africa. 
  • Ackerman an operative who leaked Intel to the Freedom League.

Goof: When Operations and Madeline tell Michael that Nikita is alive in Operations' office, he's in his suit. The next scene in Systems, he's changed into his gear and Ackermann gives him five minutes to meet at transport. Then they pop back to him in his office emailing Nikita, he's back in his suit. Next scene, they're meeting at transport and he's back in his gear.


"I was falsely accused of a hideous crime and sentenced to life in prison. One night I was taken from my cell to a place called Section One, the most covert anti-terrorist group on the planet. Their ends are just, but their means are ruthless. If I don't play by their rules, I die."

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regional titles

Hard Landing
Hard Landing
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harte Landung
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Difficile Landing
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