Season one of La Femme Nikita ended on a cliffhanger of sorts, as heroine Nikita (Peta Wilson), who has been forced on threat of death to join the covert anti-terrorist organization Section One, was given the opportunity to escape her penury by her fellow agent, and lover, Michael Samuelle (Roy Dupuis). Season two begins with a "free" Nikita on the run from Section One, working incognito as a waitress -- but not for long. Captured by the sinister "Freedom League," Nikita is used as bait to draw Michael into a trap...and without giving anything else away, it can be noted that they both manage to wriggle out of this predicament and survive for the balance of the season. Back in the clutches of Section One, Nikita ruefully resumes her espionage career, performing acts ranging from sabotage to abduction for the "good of the service." It is increasingly clear that Section One head man "Operations" (Eugene Robert Glazer) considers his agents totally expendable, and is even willing to kill people like Nikita and Michael himself in order to successfully pull off a delicate mission. Somehow, Nikita survives attacks from both within and without Section One, and is promoted to team leader, an honor which understandably doesn't impress her too much since she is now an even bigger target for extermination than before. The second season ends with a two-part cliffhanger, in which Nikita must choose between saving Michael's life or preventing the disgruntled creator of Section One from destroying the organization and everyone in it!
by Hal Erickson synopsis