Nikita – Aftermath

by Alan Rapp on January 27, 2013

in Television Reviews 

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Nikita - Aftermath

As Nikita (Maggie Q) and Owen (Devon Sawa) head into the field to take on a dangerous rogue Cleaner named Liam (Pedro Pascal) working for the head (Julio Oscar Mechoso) of a drug cartel, Michael (Shane West) deals with the loss of his hand, his growing frustration with the limitations of his new robotic replacement, and his jealousy at watching his fiance work closely with a man he’s never really trusted.

When Michael is unable to stop Liam from escaping the trap the field team sets for him his frustration only grows. Having interrupted his cleaning job Liam heads for the Federal Building in Houston to retrieve an encrypted laptop containing he electronic ledger for the cartel. Admitting to himself that he’s a liability in the field, Michael stays in Division as Nikita and Owen head back out on their second attempt to stop Liam.

Although Michael discovers a new role in Division by leading the mission from Operations which keeps both Nikita and Owen alive in the field, it doesn’t help calm his unease with his new situation or give him the grace necessary to forgive Nikita for putting him in this situation (even if doing so saved his life). Meanwhile Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) continues her rehab, trying everything including mediation with Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) to work through the issues which caused her to relapse, which are the same issues that are keeping her benched until further notice.

I’m glad to see the series is taking its time dealing with the fallout of the previous episode. Given Michael’s condition it appears Owen will be sticking around for awhile. We’ll have to wait and see how that further effects Nikita and Michael’s strained relationship and how much longer Alex is stuck on the sidelines before admitting to herself and Nikita her conflicting emotions about the choice between Sean (Dillon Casey) and working with the woman who gave Alex her life back. Although her side-story works I’d like to see Fonseca get more screentime and see Alex get back to kicking some serious ass.

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