Season 4, Episode 04
Episode 71
Air date December 13, 2013.
Written by Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett
Directed by Dwight Little

Pay-Off is the fourth episode of Season Four and the seventy-first episode overall.


THE SHOP OFFERS NIKITA THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME — Mr. Jones benches Amanda and takes back the reigns of the operation. He calls Nikita and offers her and the entire team complete freedom by wiping away their identities and faking their deaths if they walk away from their mission. The team lands the plane on a secluded Pakistan air strip, but when the local drug czar and his men storm the plane and demand ten million dollars, so Nikita calls Alex for the money. After Alex pulls diamonds out of a safe deposit box to pay the insurgents, Sam sees an opportunity to recoup his losses and contemplates stealing the diamonds. Meanwhile, Michael comes face-to-face with an old adversary, Ramon, who hits Michael with some hard truths.


Main Cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast




  • the perfect final resting place for... well, you'll see.
  • Production Designer, Andrew Stearn, will stop at nothing to find natural light on location.
  • What happens in this building... will change everything. Or... won't.
  • Director Dwight Little on the set
  • Amanda BTS
  • "This one is for @brasstab. TV and film's "unmotivated steam"
  • "Spending the night in Karachi, Pakistan. I love my job."
  • "Michael discovers the truth."
  • "Someone gets some very, very bad news."
  • "Storyboard shot -- Birkhoff."
  • "From the NIKITA special effects truck. This is what I'm talkin' about."
  • Script



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  • Who will die in "Pay-Off"?

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    • maggie Q says that its not the death but the sacrifice that makes it sad! so someone good will die i don't want to believe that amanda w...
    • It turns out that the death will occur in 4x05. 

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