414. "Line in the Sand"

 (#80) The search for the Cardinal, a prominent member of Red Cell, triggers an all-out war between Section One and George at Oversight, and its up to Nikita and Michael to find the Cardinal before Section is destroyed.
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best dialogue
BIRKOFF: "What happens if Iím wrong?"
NIKITA: "You canít think that way."
B: "Ever since Hillinger came to work here, Iíve been second-guessing myself."
N: "Yeah, heís good. But so are you. You found the Cardinal. Hillinger didnít."
B: "Yeah and now Iím wondering why he didnít. What if I overlooked something? Iím about to deploy on the single most important mission Section has ever moved on and I canít give the command."
N: "Forget Hillinger."
B: "I canít."
N: "You have to."
B:"Heís better than me."
N: "Yeah, heís brilliant. It takes more than analyzing raw data to do this job."
B: "Whatís that?"
N: "Instinct. What does your gut tell you, Birkoff? Is it the Cardinal or not?"
Written by Peter M. Lenkov
Directed by Joel Surnow
Original airdate: July 2, 2000 (USA)
March 28, 2002 (France); February 13, 2003 (UK)

guest stars
Kris Lemche (Greg Hillinger)

"Nocturne Op. 15, No. 3 in G Minor," Chopin


Czech title: "Stopa v pisku"
French title: "La ligne dans ke sable"
Italian title: "Linea sulla sabbia"
Portuguese title: "Linha na areia"

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