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Niki sees her alter-ego in her reflection.
Split Personality Disorder, more formally known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, and previously referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder, is a condition that Niki Sanders exhibits. The disorder results in different alters (or alternate personalities) asserting themselves at a given time. Niki has two alters: Jessica and Gina.
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Niki talks to Micah's principal about Micah's tuition. She sees her reflection in a fish tank moving differently than she is and yells at it to "leave me alone". When she drops Micah off at her friend Tina's house, she tells her that she sometimes sees and hears a strange "other" person, but Tina fails to understand. Her reflection appears to be "delayed".
Later, Linderman's thugs break into her house and demand the money she borrowed from Mr. Linderman. She attempts to escape, but fails. The thugs suggest she performs for them on camera. She refuses, and they strike her. Sometime later, she awakens to find the bodies of the thugs mutilated. She looks into a mirror and finds that her reflection is covered in blood when she is not, and is gesturing for her to keep quiet.
Niki has a full conversation with Jessica, who reveals much of Niki's unaccounted-for time. Jessica asserts herself as a protector and as being the one "strong enough" to take care of Niki and Micah. Jessica convinces Niki that D.L. will take Micah, and that Niki should take action. As Niki retrieves the money, D.L. catches her. Niki tries to explain, but Jessica takes over and beats D.L. up.
Niki regains consciousness on the floor of her bedroom to find D.L. and Micah gone, along with the money. Tina comes over, and Niki explains that she has an alter-ego named Jessica. Tina tries to tells her that Jessica isn't real; Jessica takes over and tells Tina to leave.
Jessica visits Hal's hotel room and tells him how he abused Niki's sister to the point of accidentally killing her. She bloodies his nose and stuffs the check he gave Niki in his mouth tells Hal to never come back, and then leaves.
Jessica, having shot D.L., catches Niki's pleading reflection in the car's window, but dismisses her, slamming the car door so forcefully the glass shatters. As she searches for her son and husband, she sees her reflection in a puddle and Niki argues with her. Both are alerted by Micah's screams, and go to find him. D.L. and Jessica have an altercation, injuring Micah in the process. Realizing that her alter ego is out of control, Niki takes over again, and turns herself in to the authorities.
Niki meets with her attorney in prison. Niki and Jessica keep alternately asserting themselves while having an argument over how to handle their trial. The attorney remarks that multiple personality disorder is hard to sell to a jury. Jessica tells him to get them a shrink; Niki tries to dissuade him.
Jessica encounters and kills Nathan's FBI support listening in on Nathan's attempt to obtain evidence to indite Mr. Linderman of several crimes. When she finally encounters Nathan, Niki is in control. She explains that Mr. Linderman already knows about the FBI and the wire and that the FBI agents are dead. She then asserts that if he knocks her out, Jessica will not be able to prevent Nathan from killing Mr. Linderman.
Niki and Jessica integrate.
An alter ego of Niki's attacks Bob within the Company building, and pins him against the wall, choking him. She is then tasered by Mohinder. Once she has been taken back to her room, she tells Mohinder that it is vital she is kept locked up.
Gina manifests while Niki is looking in the mirror. She then proceeds to a dance club. Niki regains control after D.L. shows her a photograph of their family.
According to Julien Dumont's assignment tracker profile at primatechpaper.com, Julien's cloning ability puts him at high risk of dissociative identity disorder. "The Company has implemented rigorous psychological supervision, as well as chemical and psychoanalytic intervention as necessary."
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