Title: Fuzzy Logic
Air Date: July 5, 1998
Synopsis: A terrorist group is using a code to tunnel into a Defense Department satellite and use it for seemingly unrelated terrorist attacks. What happens when Birkhoff can’t break the code?
A terrorist group is using a code to tunnel into a Defense Department satellite and use it for seemingly unrelated terrorist attacks. When a vital coded message is intercepted that Birkhoff can’t break, Section One brings in a teenage computer genius, Greg Hillinger, to assist.
They protect him by concealing all unnecessary information so they may release him when the task is accomplished. Birkhoff is somewhat jealous when the kid breaks the code with relative ease. After cracking the message the kid escapes and wanders through Section, Nikita covers for him and finds him. He tells her he wants to stay, but Operations finds out and orders his cancellation.
However, Hillinger programmed a virus into the un-coded message; so they trick the kid into removing the virus after Birkhoff admits that he’s not good enough to do it. They let the Hillinger believe he’s going home but they take him back to the Section.
One of Nikita’s neighbors is selling heroine, so she kills a couple of drug dealers and calls ‘house cleaning’ to get rid of them.