Title: In Between
Air Date: August 16, 1998
Synopsis: A former Red Cell member, plans to fund a series of terrorist attacks but needs to transfer the funds without notice. During the mission Nikita meets a man who claims to know Madeline.
Able Gelner, a former Red Cell member, plans to fund a series of terrorist attacks but needs to transfer the funds without notice. Michael and Nikita go in saying they can transfer the money. Nikita meets a man, Giraldi, who knows she is Section, and he gives her a card to give to Operations. Operations tells Nikita to keep quiet and not to trust the man.
During a second meeting with Gelner, Giraldi arranges to meet secretly with Nikita. Nikita finds out that Giraldi’s real name is Charles Sand, an operative who has been out of Section for nine years, waiting to be brought back in. He was taken by Red Cell mid-mission and formed a relationship with Gelner but never gave up vital Section info. Sand gave Nikita info on Gelner and told her to go to Madeline if Operations still would not trust him.
Nikita gets Birkhoff to check on Charles Sand and finds out that he tried to contact Section One every month but Operations rerouted his communications and deleted them. Nikita reports to Operations and he upgrades her status to report directly to him and changed the mission profile to include canceling Giraldi (Sand).
Nikita tells Madeline everything about the situation and finds out that Sand is Madeline’s husband. Madeline tells Nikita to bring him in. Prior to the mission Michael tells Nikita that he’s no longer her mentor. The profile is executed and Nikita corners Sand, she is struggling with the order to kill him when Madeline appears.
Madeline shoots him herself after a brief meeting, there was no way to bring him back. After the debriefing Operations meets with Madeline. She congratulates him…he simply says "thank you."
Nikita’s old friend, Carla, comes to visit and ends up moving in. However, she is somebody’s plant.