Title: Last Night
Air Date: August 9, 1998
Synopsis: A security breach is suspected in Section One when several attacks are launched in areas the Section recently withdrew from.
A security breach is suspected in Section One when several attacks are launched in areas the Section recently withdrew from. The person behind it is known as ‘Brutus’ and the only known connection is a demolitions expert.
Nikita and Michael kidnap the demolition expert for interrogation and find that Brutus only communicates via the Internet, so they back-trace an email to determine Brutus’ location.
The command center is protected by a computer-controlled machine gun which Nikita destroys. Upon entering the command center they discover that ‘Brutus’ is a computer program. A very advanced computer which issues commands to freelance terrorists over the Internet.
Madeline interrogates the computer and tricks it into up-linking with a satellite so Section can scan it. Birkhoff gave an estimated time of 12 hours to complete the scan, so Operations asked Madeline to dinner and left Michael in charge, telling Michael that he was needed on a secret mission.
However, the computer tricked Section and scanned it’s computers instead. Launching attacks on two new locations. Michael refuses to contact Operations insisting he would take care of the problem.
Meanwhile, Nikita went to search for a young girl, Julia, who may’ve been shot during the kidnapping and is detained by the girl’s suspicious father. Nikita’s cover is nearly blown when Michael attempts to call her in to assist and her captors answer the phone. But with Julia’s assistance she escapes and completes the assignment Michael needed her for.
Madeline ordered that the computer, Brutus, be dismantled piece by piece…as a form of torture. Michael confronts Nikita on her whereabouts and tells her to cancel Julia and anyone involved, she refuses and begs Michael not to kill the family but he does not give a definite response, as usual.
Operations confronts Michael about his actions, asking why he did not contact him and threatening to report him to their superiors, but Michael responds with his own threat of informing Operations that he knew about the date with Madeline. Operations lets the matter rest.