|Season 1, Episode 3|
|Air date||September 23, 2010.|
|Written by||Amanda Segel|
|Directed by||David Solomon|
Kill Jill is the third episode of Season One and the series.
Nikita rescues Jill, 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. Michael enlists the help of the recruits, Alex, Jaden and Thom, to help them locate their latest target so that they can stay longer.
|The scene opens with Birkhoff telling Michael and Percy about a newsgirl that has been giving them a headache over a blog that she does and Percy sends a team of his own to go and collect her.
Flashback to three months ago, Nikita teaches Alex about the weak point and Division and that is the observation room. She tells that she can see in but they can see out. Alex has a plan and fast forward to present day and Alex walks up to Jaden. She tells that she wants a sparing partner and that she would make a good one. Jaden tells her to get away but Alex decks her in the face. This causes Jaden to fight back and push Alex against the glass wall where she can see the next target that Division wants. Later in the tech room, she tells Nikita that the name is Jill Morelli.
At the same moment, Jeremy, main editor of "The Post", comes out and walks into a car park and he loses signal on his phone. Jill Morelli pops out and tells that she has a source on the AirMerica crash and that she talked with Henry Sampson himself. They are soon met by Division who kill Jeremy and then put Jill's prints on the gun. They tell that she killed Jeremy and before sedating her. But as Division drives her away, Nikita arrives and shoots the truck, causing it to crash. She rescues Jill from them and leaves.
At AirMerica, Percy meets with Henry and he tells that Division was only going to be a clean up mission and not something else. Henry asks about the video and Percy tells that they don't have it yet because there was a leak that tipped off another person and Percy blames Henry. But, Henry takes offence and says that there is a leak in Division. At Division, Birkhoff and Michael are trying to track down Nikita and Michale tells that he wants Jill's level to be raised and that he wants everyone trying to find Jill and Nikita. At Nikita's place, Jill wakes up and she tells that she has a source that videotaped the plane crash of AirMerica and that he wants $50,000 for her to look at the video. She tells that the guy has her number and that he is going to call her back. Nikita tells that they have 40 minutes until the phone call.
Meanwhile, Percy and Michael are talking about the possibilities of a leak and Michael suggest that they look at the system and that maybe, there is a hack. Birkhoff tells that there couldn't be a hack because the only person that could hack into it is him. Percy and Michael look at him and he calls them crazy. But, Birkhoff is dragged away to see Amanda.
Jill and Nikita arrive at her work and pose as co-workers. The man calls back and Division trace the phone. The student tells that he has the video and asks for the money. Jill tells that it is in the form of a check and she just wants to know who to make it out to. He tells her to take a picture of the check and to send it through the phone. Nikita grabs the phone and pretends to be the editor and asks if it is worth the $50,000. He comes clean that he saw black helicopters pick up the cargo and that it was cocaine.
Meanwhile, Michael and his team arrive but they have no clue of finding them as they placed the call in a large building. However, Percy suggests that he have the recruits solve the issue. Michael enters and tells the recruits that they need to track down a known terrorist (though they do not disclose that they are after Jill in fear of the recruits finding their "inner Nikita") and that they need to find out the travel record. Thom tells that Alex and Jaden are going to work will him to be able to save themselves from getting kicked out. Meanwhile in Amanda's, she tells that Birkhoff was with Nikita and that he likes her. Birkhoff tells that Amanda messed up because she couldn't train Nikita to stay with Division. This causes him to get a full cavity search and a complete brain scan.
Nikita and Jill are at a diner and Nikita tells Jill, who is still reeling from Jeremy's death, that she needs to only stick to the AirMerica case and not to go after the secret men collecting the cocaine, for she can't prove to whom they belong, as they don't officially exist. She asks why not and Nikita sees police officers come in. She tells for her to keep her head down and stay calm. One of the police officers recognizes Jill and is punched in the face by Nikita. They drive away, knowing that Division is not that far behind.
Back in Division, Michael gets news from Amanda that Birkhoff had a transmitter in his tooth that he had no clue it was there. They tell that Amanda needs to take it out. Birkhoff tries to apologize to Amanda for telling that she messed up with Nikita.
At North Virginia State University, Nikita tells that the student probably got scared after seeing Jill on the news and that they are going to have to find the man themselves.
Meanwhile at the agency, Alex tells that she knows how the girl got her source and to try to make Alex look stupid, Jaden calls Michael over. She tells everything about the things that were correct and Michael takes her to the operations room. She is shown that the operation that they were researching was an active one and she also notices that Nikita is one of the operatives that they are looking for and she just told them where to find Nikita. Alex offers to go on the mission and Michael tells that she will be running operations with Birkhoff. Noticing the map displayed on the screens, Alex distracts Birkhoff by spilling a drink on his keyboard before secretly alerting the police.
Nikita and Jill are at a map thinking of where their contact could be and they track him down to his place, simply when they asked the manager of the local sports store, his best friend, who figured that he could use a visit from two beautiful women. They enter and they eventually calm him down to show them the video. It is Division and they are loading the cocaine onto the helicopters before erasing the evidence. But before they could e-mail the video to the press, all forms of communications around the house are blocked as a Division team led by Michael shows up and Nikita tells everyone to stay inside. The student, assuming Division to be "The Feds" runs out and gets killed. Suddenly the police show up and Division is forced to back off. Nikita tells Jill to copy the video and give herself up to the police. She promises that Division doesn't have control over the police and her name will be cleared once she shows that video. After Jill is escorted, Michael and two team members enter the house for Nikita while another team trails Jill. But she is ready for them and she takes out the help. It is her and Michael in hand-to-hand combat. Michael gets Nikita in a hold and she dislocates her shoulder to get free.
Back at Division, Alex walks to her room and finds Thom there. He gives her a CD Player and tells that it is a gift for winning the test. She tells that the suspected terrorist got away. Percy is not happy that Nikita got away and that the story was published. Meanwhile Alex is writing to Nikita and tells that she was the one that sent the police to her. Nikita asks how Alex got into operations and she tells that she "worked it out". When informed about the decoy bug hidden in Birkhoff's tooth, Nikita advises Alex to find more effective ways to cover her tracks.
Nikita visits Jill, who has a new promotion and now carries pepper spray. She tells that Jill needs to stop looking into the black helicopters. She asks for their name and Nikita tells that Jill is alive because she doesn't know their name. Jill reminds her that Jeremy's family still don't know the truth and his killers are running amok and no one can stop them. Nikita corrects her: she's going to stop them. Jill offers to help Nikita, reminding her that she doesn't has to go at this alone. Nikita responds that she's not alone and promises to ask Jill for help if she needs it. She then hugs her goodbye and takes the recorder and smashes it.
- Nikita: "How do you know it was cocaine?"
Source: "Either that or someone's about to bake a really big cake."
- Percy: "The last thing we need is another recruit finding their inner-Nikita."
- Birkhoff: "Dude, she pistol-whipped my face. What are we even talking about here?"
- Birkhoff [To Amanda]: Great. Psychobabble. How much are you charging for this session?
- Tornado - Jónsi