Nikita – Broken Home

by Alan Rapp on April 21, 2013

in Television Reviews 

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“In Geneva you demanded I tell you what made me. Be careful what you wish for.”

Nikita - Broken Home

Things have looked better for Nikita (Maggie Q) and Michael (Shane West). Alex‘s (Lyndsy Fonseca) little rebellion has gotten out of her control as her co-conspirators have taken Division by force and are threatening to kill anyone who stands against them. Michael and Sean (Dillon Casey) are both locked up, unable to warn anyone that Owen (Devon Sawa) has turned and is in possession of the Black Box. As Rachel (Jessica Camacho) busies herself with emptying Division’s bank accounts and providing each agent a shiny new life, Alex’s other minions force Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) to shutdown Shadownet for good making it nearly impossible for Division to find the scattered assassins after they leave the nest, which means killing Birkhoff as well.

Meanwhile Nikita is at the mercy of Amanda (Melinda Clarke) who decides her former student needs another lesson courtesy of Amanda’s special chair and psychic surgery which forces Nikita to live out Amanda’s screwed up adolescence involving her father’s (Christopher Heyerdahl) post traumatic and brain experiments on his own daughter, Amanda’s twin sister Helen (Haley Ramm). Nikita tries to rewrite history by saving Helen but learns nothing about Amanda’s past is quite what it seems.

After breaking out, Sean and Michael track down Owen. In order to allow Owen to lead Michael back to Nikita, Birkhoff and Shawn volunteer to cover their escape and stay to attempt to save the women they love. Not surprisingly Owen double-crosses Michael and manages to get away with both the Black Box and Amanda. However, Michael is able to save Nikita before Amanda can play with her mind any further and return home to a damaged, but still (barely) standing Division. The good guys have won the day, with even Sonya (Lyndie Greenwood) getting in on the action. However, not all the members of the team make it out of the conflict undamaged as a broken Alex flees after watching the man she loves die in her arms.

Although the episode wraps up several of the season’s storylines it creates new problems for our characters as well. With the majority of agents abandoning Division during the coup, there will be hard decisions going forward. From the teaser for next week’s episode it appears Ryan (Noah Bean) will be back in charge with a risky plan to save them all by destroying all evidence of Division’s existence permanently. Alex’s latest loss sends her out into the world as well, so we’ll have to wait and see just what kind of trouble she can get into on her own. Owen and Amanda still have the Black Box posing an even bigger threat, but even more concerning is what else Amanda might have done to Nikita’s mind during their time together.

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