Nikita

Nikita – The Complete Series

by Alan Rapp on June 12, 2015

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  • Title: Nikita
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Nikita - The Complete SeriesIt was a reboot of a television show which itself was based on a previously-released film. I came to this show more than halfway through its four-year run not expecting all that much but quickly fell for characters of former killers and assassins turned heroes trying to make the world a better place.

Over 73 episodes Nikita‘s (Maggie Q) mission would continue to change as each season reset the stakes turning enemies to allies and former friends into enemies. Set against the evil Division, a shadow agency training assassins for the U.S. Government, the show began with Nikita and her protege Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) attempting to expose and destroy Division, but the show would have many twists and turns before Nikita’s journey from killer to assassin to hero to fugitive and back to hero was finished. Along for the ride are computer nerd Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford), the villainous Amanda (Melinda Clarke), and Michael (Shane West) whose relationship to our heroine is… let’s just say complicated.

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Nikita – The Final Season

by Alan Rapp on May 29, 2014

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  • Title: Nikita – Season Four
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Nikita - The Final SeasonThe shortened final season of Nikita involves Nikita (Maggie Q) hunted for the assassination of President Spencer (Michelle Nolden), uncovering The Shop and Jones‘ (David S. Lee) army of duplicate soldiers around the globe, attempting to stop The Shop from starting a war between Afghanistan and the United States for their own profit, Nikita and her friends going from terrorist assassins to world heroes, and the show’s finale which pits Nikita in one final battle against Amanda (Melinda Clarke).

Along the way Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) will be framed as a terrorist, Sam (Devon Sawa) will struggle against his own nature to rediscover a bit of the good man he was as Owen, Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) will reunite with his father (Judd Nelson), Michael (Shane West) and Nikita will spend much of the season working through their relationship issues, and Ryan Fletcher (Noah Bean) will sacrifice his life to reveal a final threat.

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Nikita – Canceled

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2013

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  • Title: Nikita – Canceled
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Nikita - Canceled

After four years Nikita comes to a close with a final episode putting Nikita (Maggie Q) and Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) back into the field as assassins to avenge the death of Ryan (Noah Bean) and take down Amanda (Melinda Clarke) and the remaining members of the shadow organization responsible for his death. Offering us flashbacks to Nikita’s early troubled days in Division, the finale plays on themes of the character returning to the emotionless killer Division recruited but struggled to control.

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Nikita – Bubble

by Alan Rapp on December 23, 2013

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  • Title: Nikita – Bubble
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“No more secrets.”

Nikita - Bubble

The penultimate episode of Nikita offers us the calm before the storm, at least until harsh reality cracks the illusion of victory and safety Nikita (Maggie Q) and her team believe they have won. We begin with Nikita, Michael (Shane West), Ryan (Noah Bean), Sonya (Lyndie Greenwood), and Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) all living in suburban homes on a Washington military base. In a single montage “Bubble” offers each of their separate testimony over the dark history of Division and the roads that have led them to this point which leads to Nikita becoming the hero of the story Washington desperately needs to present to frame the story and end the national nightmare.

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Nikita – Pay-Off

by Alan Rapp on December 16, 2013

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  • Title: Nikita – Pay-Off
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“Did you really think it would end with either of us winning?”

Nikita - Pay-Off

With Nikita (Maggie Q), Michael (Shane West), Ryan (Noah Bean), and Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) in Pakistan attermpting to stop WWIII and Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) and Sam (Devon Sawa) in Switzerland attempting to access the only non-frozen assets of the Udinov fortune, Nikita and her team are offered a deal by Jones (David S. Lee). Although they don’t agree to call-off their operation, The Shop does offer to fake the lives of Nikita and her entire team, allowing them to start new lives elsewhere as long as they all agree to stop interfering in The Shop’s plans.

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