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416. "Catch A Falling Star"

        
(# 82) Nikita and Michael go to Dingman's Hollow, Tennessee to recover a downed satellite containing classified data, only to discover that the entire town is a sleeper base for a terrorist group called Black Storm.
lfnforever briefing

best dialogue
CORMAN: "Everything I could find suggested that the satellite was crashed on purpose."
MADELINE: "Do you know by whom?"
C: "I was working on that when you called me. But everything that I could see leads back to Oversight or Center."
OPERATIONS: "Can you think of a reason why Oversight would intentionally crash a satellite containing valuable data right into the heart of a terrorist base?"
C: "I don't know. Not unless…"
M: "Go on."
C: "Well, if the data was useless. Providing the enemy with useless intel would distract them for years"
M: "You're very astute"
C: "Thank you. But Michael and Nikita… (pause) were sent in to make it look convincing. To make every effort to retrieve the data. But Michael won't fail."
M: "You've put the pieces together quite well."
C: "And if Michael dies trying…will make it look all the more convincing."
O: "Very good Mr. Corman."
M: (to operatives) "Take him to containment."

Written by Lawrence Hertzog
Directed by Joseph L. Scanlan
Original airdate: July 23, 2000 (USA)
April 11, 2002 (France); March 20, 2003 (UK)

guest stars
Larissa Gomes (Naomi Hill)
Lawrence Bayne (Davenport)

music
"Crazy," Patsy Cline
"I Ain't Been Right Since You Went Wrong," Ernest Tubb
"Old Fashion Love," Ernest Tubb
"No Need To Cry," Neko Case & Her Boyfriends
"Thrice All American," Neko Case & Her Boyfriends
"Guided Wire," Neko Case & Her Boyfriends

locations
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Czech title: "Padajici hvezda"
French title: "Une jolie petit ville"
Italian title: "Una stella cadente"
Portuguese title: "Agarre uma estrela cadente"
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