Nikita Review: "Into the Dark"

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"Into the Dark" was another solid episode of Nikita this week. The show really seems to be stepping up its game since the return from hiatus, not that it was lacking before.

I don’t say its improved solely because of Mikita, although there is undeniable, electric, sizzling chemistry between Shane and Maggie. Keep it coming, writers!

It was so nice to see Michael look at Alex differently. He really looks at her with love and protection. I also see a hint of curiosity in his eyes, and I’m hoping Nikita tells him Alex’s story.

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He’ll probably be more inclined to help her once he knows. He might be the one who needs help from her next week however, as he unknowingly put himself at risk by taking the fall for Thom, who Amanda now believes was the mole.

Boy oh boy, are cleaners and guardians dangerous.

We thought Percy and agents were dangerous, but they’ve got nothing on guardians. I’m willing to bet that one of the key guardians is the boy Alex tried to help a few episodes back; the one that went on a shooting spree and got moved to cleaner position. Now we know why Division deemed him fit for that position.

I sincerely thought Owen was going to have to die by the end of this episode, and I would have cried [along with Nikita, I’m sure] if he did. Fortunately, Michael spared his life.

Besides their chemistry, Nikita and Michael are really unstoppable as a team.

Who knew Percy used to have guardians on regimens? He plants chips into everyone so why not, right? I felt so sorry for Owen, having no control over his headaches and mood swings, again another crippling thing Percy created. Brilliant and logical way to create a superhuman though, no?

I hope to see more of Owen in the future, once he’s off the regimen and is in no way dangerous to anyone. It was smart of him to separate himself from Nikita and anyone else he could possibly harm. Everyone think he’ll stick to his plan of trying to withdraw and get better?

Maggie Q’s face when Nikita received her apology from Owen about Daniel was heart-wrenching. I believe she truly loves Michael, but she is still clearly very broken when it comes to the tender subject of Daniel. It was wonderful to see some closure there, and it couldn’t be more ironic that Nikita ended up hugging the killer of her fiancé.

The only thing that wasn’t great about tonight's episode was the ending. It wasn’t much of a cliffhanger, as I don’t think Alex will be shocked or have any extravagant emotion about Nikita’s admission of being with Michael.

What did you think, TV Fanatics? Do you believe Owen will get clean? What consequences do you think await Michael at Division? Discuss below!


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Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 (60 Votes)

This episode was an insult! They seriously couldn't afford to come to the UK and film in London? The green screen setups were hokey to say the least but the scene where Nikita and Owen chased down the guardian on the bridge was utterly ludicrous - how arrogant is the production team to think that sticking up a London Underground sign will do the job when the rest of it looked nothing like anywhere in England? The yellow streetlights, the car numberplates, the bricks, the architecture of the bridge and buildings, the ice on the water (seriously? The Thames hasn't frozen for over 100 years!). This is fantasy and I shouldn't be bothered, but why set this part of the episode in somewhere they can't (be bothered to) recreate properly? If it was set in New York you'd expect the street architecture to look like you were in right country wouldn't you? It's insulting to Brits and insulting to the fans. I liked this series right up until this point but the amusing fantasy facade has now been knocked over like one of their
cardboard sets.


I heart MIKITA!!! this epi was soooo GOOD!!


@katiej--I can't help but think that's coming; that seems to be the way that writers keep the tension going between a couple, for the sake of the viewers.


Wow... Once again this was as good as the covenants last week. I love the chemistry between Nikita and Michael . Before those two got together you could tell that they cared a lot for each other , now we get to see it . Can't wait to see the next one [=


Really solid episode. Love Amanda, she keeps me on the edge of my seat!


@Carollynn Lee Long We've always seen a bit of Michael show concern for Nikita even before they got together. His concern now is not for whether or not she could take care of herself, but in this scenario with Owen, is whether she would let her compassion for Owen get in the way of her judgment. Nikita is very caring and with that she could make simple mistakes. Michael knows she could handle herself, no question. I admire the progress each character has given to their roles.


omg sooo good. mikita was awesome they really go all the way with the caring thing.. he was so worried about her..its really nice but, not so believeable Nikita has been at this a while and Michael knows she can handle herself.. i think they might be overdoing it just a bit.. i really am not complaining but it doesn't fit Michael's personality to be all freaked out over Nikita. great ep on the whole though.owen will totally be back.


You know, I've gotta say, I'm loving the numerous ways Division has of concealing USB thumb drives. So far we've seen the USB high heel shoe from Nikita's agent days, and now we get Alex and what appears to be a USB...lipstick tube? What ever will they think of next. I didn't really care that this episode wasn't filmed on location. I was buying into the story anyway. The only thing that I noticed was the lighting was a slightly off in the final scene, which probably meant it was a green screen of London in the background. Apart from that, loved this episode.


I was in love with this episode but even though I am a mikita fan, I kinda miss their heat hate chemistry.


They definately didn't film in London, or had the sense to do some research. During the scene where Nikita and Owen are having a shootout with the London Guardian. I can see falsified UK numberplates and hanging yellow traffic lights. London uses black traffic lights rooted into the street.

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Nikita Season 1 Episode 18 Quotes

Michael: I need to review some of our internal security protocols. Do you have a moment?
Birkhoff: Not really, though that does sound like a good time.

Michael [to Nikita]: So you'll be in London? With him?
Owen: She's bossy like that. You'll learn.
Michael: I think I know her pretty well.