|Season 3, Episode 6|
|Air date||December 7, 2012|
|Written by||Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett|
|Directed by||Joshua Butler|
The Sword's Edge
Sideswipe is the sixth episode of Season Three and the fifty-first episode overall.
DOUBLE CROSS — Nikita and Michael capture Cyrus (guest star Isaiah Mustafa), an arms dealer, who is purchasing a weapon-jamming device for Ari. Nikita convinces Ryan to let them use Cyrus as bait to capture Amanda but Cyrus manages to escape the trap. However, when Amanda double crosses Cyrus, his only hope for survival is Nikita. Meanwhile, Birkhoff is hot on the trail of Amanda’s mole and Alex starts to unravel.