Another great nod to continuity on this show: I realized that in the 2x18 flashback with Amanda, Nikita is wearing a similar red dress and hairdo as in her flashback with Ramon in 2x03, and when she practices her lines in French - she mentions Paris which is where the Ramon mission took place. So I wondered if it's meant to be the same mission. I tweeted Carlos Coto, the writer of both episodes, and he confirmed it -
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@Slingblade1987 yes it is. Same gun, too... And the French. We love to evoke the original film whenever possible
Oooh! That is awesome! Very cool too that you got confirmation and that it's not just a theory. Reason 30,631 why I adore this show: the continuity! Even the visuals are consistent. Earlier this season, I was utterly stricken by the almost shot-for-shot recreation of Amanda visiting Robbie in 1x07 and then visiting Ryan in the exact same place in 2x07. I mean, even the episode numbers match up! There's a lovely gif compilation of both scenes here.
Then, I didn't even make this connection while watching the last ep, but the scene where Nikita watches her little spy family is a beautiful callback to Birkhoff's scene in the coffee shop. Another tumblr gif set.
Damn, but I keep finding new reasons to love this show and cry forever about the fact it doesn't get the recognition it really deserves.