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Nikita Review: Revenge Denied, Feelings Expressed, Tears Shed

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Michael, you think you have nothing to live for. You have me. - Nikita

This was the week every Nikita fan had been waiting for: Michael and Nikita team up and work together! Did it end the way we all wished? Of course not. Now Michael wants Nikita dead just as bad as Division.

Percy and Amanda

A lot of things were uncovered “One Way." Nikita still very much loves Michael, and now we know how Michael ended up working for Division. I’m fully on board Team Michael, so I was glad to know he didn’t do anything terrible to end up working for Percy, such as many of the current recruits have.

Unfortunately, despicable Percy used Kaseem’s actions against Michael's family to lure him into Division, promising him he would be able to get revenge and kill his family’s murderer.

This week brought on a lot of emotion for viewers, as well. Watching Michael’s family die in that car was heart wrenching; and Michael's rage at Nikita after she stopped him from killing Kaseem was so frosty I almost looked away from the TV screen.

I was at the edge of my seat throughout, rooting for Michael to run faster and kill Kaseem. Unfortunately, that satisfaction wasn’t provided this episode. Something I love about this show is  its unpredictability.

The expected and viewer-pleasing thing to do would have been to let Michael get his revenge. But when does The CW ever give you what you expect? Although I was initially angry with Nikita, I understand that she stopped Michael from killing Kaseem to save his life. He would have been dead in an instant had gone through with it.

Dr. Hanson and Alex

Touching on the character of Alex: Nikita didn’t miss a beat while training her, and I’m glad she was the person to help Nikita find Michael in Uzbekistan. Jaden was also back this week, and played a role in Alex’s ploy to take down the doctor that hit on her.

The doctor said that a lot of things happen in Division that nobody knows about. What else will be discovered?

The ending left me teary-eyed, as I didn’t even realize how deep Nikita’s feeling for Michael went. When she told him that he should stay alive for her, I realized that she really still loves him. She’s lost him, and we can only hope there is a way for him to see any good in her from here on. This sure does set up an opening for the Nikita love interest talk, as Michael is clearly out of the picture for her.

Finally, when the show comes back in December... so does Owen! Will he serve as Nikita’s new love interest? Do you want him to? We have a few weeks to ponder these pressing questions.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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i truly want Michael for Nikita and i hope she doesn't want like Owen come on her loving Daniel was more dan he could take now Owen " IT WILL KILL HIM"

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can someone please explain to me how/why michael owes percy? He did NOTHING for him. Just walked in on michael contemplating killing himself. He lured him in with the promise of revenge.

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Omg, I can't wait for the next episode. Owen is back and looking co cute. Maggie Q rocks as Nikita. I was a fan of the old series as well, but that series was much darker. Nikita is much more action oriented and adventurous, more Alias and James Bondish. Either way, I love the show and I wish there was a way to get the word out. Not sure if the ratings are holding strong for the network to keep it going. I hope so, IT IS THE BEST SHOW this season. Michael and Nikita do have amazing chemistry; the action scene where Nikita went down to set off the propane tank was awesome; and the way Alex set up Jaden was great too....... Love, love this show.

Addict666

I loved this episode, I am so sad that it will not be back until December. It was so heart breaking to watch this episode and it was even sadder to know how bad things were going to get for both Michael and Nikita

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NIKITA is indeed the best new show around. its super thrilling eerytime and Maggie Q is the best, she is smart, sexy, charming and lovable. Michael's story was heart wrenching and especially when he get caught at airport while killing him was Amazing my heart was literally pounding. now that wud be interesting to see how Michael and Nikita story will go? but is this means when kaseem is caught or dead? Michael wont work for division?
I want Owen Back he is sexy and Brutal...there can be so many layers to his character as he was a sweepers , there must so many things he has down about whom we don't know about division has been capable of.

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Hmm...Out of all the reviews and the comments that I've read, I've to say that the one person that shared my sentiment would be reviewer X. I was a la femme nikita fan too but that definitely does not cloud my judgement nor my enjoyment of this new version. I think Maggie Q makes a great nikita. And having said that, I agree with reviewer X. Michael appears to be purposely vague. Sure he was mad at Nikita but in hindsight, when he said he now knows who his friends are, the sort of glare that he gave Percy in the end does not indicate that it was Percy that he meant. I believe he wanted Percy to believe that whatever trust and emotional attachment he might have for Nikita are thus severed with her act of 'betrayal'. It was only a ruse to throw Percy off IMO. But all in all, a most satisfying episode so far from this freshman series. I love it.

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A few things: lindsay, I actually wouldn't mind Owen as Nikita's love interest. It would make a ton of sense, since they've been working together for a while. I guess I'm just not open to the idea of the CW network forcing the show to bring in a love interest for Nikita to 'lighten the mood,' because I love the dark feel of the show and you already have Owen. It seems unnecessary to bring in an outside character. I agree that Michael and Nikita will end up together eventually, anyway. You know they will. They have explosive chemistry together, so when they do get together - the sexual tension will explode - all that anger, pain, resentment, love and betrayal will be released. It'll be megahot. Shannon, completely agree with your entire comment. Michael and Nikita have explosive chemistry and eventually, that sexual tension is going to be too much for them to handle. The payoff will be great. tati, I agree with you in that I don't want a new love interest for Nikita either. My problem with it though is the CW network's reasoning behind making the show bring in a love interest for Nikita. They said it was to 'lighten the mood' of the show, but I happen to love the dark feel of it. And, you've already got Owen. Why not use him if you have to give her a love interest? That would actually make sense. I can deal with a love interest for Nikita, because I really do think this Ryan guy will just be a fleeting thing. I'm not worried about it one bit. Doesn't mean I have to like it, though. LOL HotsForDamon, I know right? From the beginning, I've always thought Nikita wanted Michael to leave Division and team up with her to bring them down. Especially, since in the pilot when they were in the alley she told him she knew why he was staying there - to protect the recruits. That's it. mikita, completely agree with you. I don't know how anyone can say Michael and Nikita don't have chemistry. It's off the charts. The sexual tension is palpable. I got the same feeling about why Michael said he didn't trust Nikita anymore - that she somehow used him to escape Division and he saw that as a betrayal. I also agree that they will somehow end up somewhere together (probably reluctantly, at least on Michael's part) and be forced to let out all that pent up sexual tension. It'll be HOT! May, I agree. He was extra hot in this episode too. X, I kind of got the same feeling too. You're not alone. The way Michael looked at Percy at the end and the way he responded, I got the sense that he was saying what he knew Percy wanted ot hear. I do still think he's very angry with Nikita for foiling his plans at revenge at the end there, but I'm not so sure he's completely against her now. I still don't think he'll be able to kill her given the opportunity. What I loved about this episode was that you really got to see how much Nikita loves Michael. I mean, we've gotten insight into Michael's feelings up to this point. But, not Nikita's. This episode proved how much Nikita still loves Michael and the lengths she's willing to go to protect him. That montage at the end was also very telling too, especially when you saw that she still has his knife. She never returned it to him.

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Maybe I'm watching the show with some bias from being a La Femme Nikita fan, but I wasn't so sure at the end that Michael has written off Nikita as someone who can't be trusted. I think his comments to Percy were purposefully vague by the writers - he is letting Percy think he hates Nikita now, but I think he realizes that his first shot at revenge was blown by Percy. I agree that he's mad at Nikita for now, but (and here is where my bias from being a La Femme Nikita fan comes in) the looks Michael gave at the end seemed to include anger at Percy as well. Of course I want Michael and Nikita together anyway, so maybe I'm reading too much into it.

Whipped-by-damon

Excellent episode this week, I'm very impressed with this show, it could've been so generic and obvious and it is nothing but! Really upset about Michael and Nikita..well breaking their alliance! Can't wait for the next installment!

May

Shane West is soooooo HOT!!!!!!�

Nikita Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

Nikita: I'm not going to hurt you.
Michael: Really? Because my shoulder still a little sore from when you shot me.

Michael: What the hell are you doing here?
Nikita: Thanks, my flight was lovely. How bout yours? That taxi driver ripped me off.

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