THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
"NIKITA" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Phoenix" (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
NIKITA EXPOSES A U.S. SENATOR'S SEX SCANDAL - Division sends Thom (Ashton Holmes) to eliminate Anna (guest star Rayisa Kondracki, "The Bridge"), a woman who was having a secret affair with a U.S. Senator (guest star Spencer Garrett, "Leverage"). Division agrees to cover up any trace of the affair as long as the Senator agrees to help pass a bill that will continue to fund the agency. Nikita (Maggie Q), with Alex's (Lyndsy Fonseca) help, attempts to reach out to Anna's parents, but the conversation doesn't go as she expected. Shane West, Xander Berkeley, Melinda Clarke, Aaron Stanford and Tiffany Hines also star. David Barrett directed the episode written by James Barnes (#108).