Nikita Review: "All the Way"
It took me longer than usual to sum up this episode of Nikita in a single sentence. After all, the cute beginning of an Alex fashion show was very deceiving, as this turned out to be one of the darkest episodes yet of the drama.
Overall, “All the Way” was jam-packed with action, suspense, fatalities and superb acting.
Lyndsy Fonseca really stood out, convincingly saluting to Percy and promising her loyalty to Division. Alex has now killed Thom, an act I never would have seen coming from her, considering she spent the whole hour holding back on her mission, unable to shoot the target.
Thom killed Alex’s target, with tears in his eyes, after explaining to Alex that “with every kill, they never die. You see their face everyday.” As Thom lay dying, and repeated those words to Alex, my heart broke. I also didn’t expect Alex to frame Thom for the bombs that she planted, but it was a brilliant way to keep herself alive.
Even though Alex is now an agent (a very well respected one for capturing both Nikita and killing Thom, the supposed mole) and will be living out of Division quarters, you could see in Michael's eyes that he knows she is connected with Nikita.
I wonder if that will have him keeping his eye on her more so than he would otherwise. I also found it heartwarming how Michael told Alex to say that her gun jammed, rather than the truth: that she couldn’t kill the target.
After the bombs Alex planted helped free Nikita, we saw Amanda actually flee a room. Amanda isn’t afraid of anyone - except Nikita, apparently. On her way out of the escape hatch, we got a brief moment between Nikita and Michael. The pain in Nikita’s eyes conveyed so much emotion. The Division escape hatch is now sealed. Good thing Alex is working out of Division and won’t need the hatch or the shell program that she used to chat with Nikita.
The flashbacks between Nikita and Alex were great, and provided some information behind how the setup in the series premiere was arranged.
A few afterthoughts:
- Where the heck was Owen this week?
- Did Alex mean to kill, or even shoot, Thom? Or was it just something that just happened during their struggle?
So, TV Fanatics, were your jaws on the floor by the end of this episode? Are you excited to see Nikita working with Alex outside, or are you still mourning Thom’s death? Sound off now on a fantastic midseason finale!