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Nikita Season Finale Review: "Pandora"

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Although last week felt like a season finale, this episode of Nikita provided closure, as well as plenty of open-ended storylines with which to begin the sophomore season. Let’s all cross our fingers like Birkhoff and hope one actually arrives!

Now, let’s break down "Pandora" character by character ...

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Nikita managed to save the day and take off with Michael after Rome flushed her system of the toxin Alex injected to make her appear dead.

Her main mission in "Pandora" was to keep the CIA from cracking “operation sparrow,” which would then leave everyone in the room dead. However, she saved Fletcher, who she promised to bail out of prison for the injuring the guard and compromising his superior.

Nikita also had to let Alex go, which was hard for her. We learned that although she neglected to follow orders, Nikita was told to make sure that Alex died, along with her family, in the tragic fire.

Alex cut the cord from Nikita, figuratively and literally.

Her kill chip is deactivated, thanks to Amanda. Alex is now possibly joining forces with the government that funds Division, or used to. It seems Amanda is now in charge of things, as Percy was nowhere to be seen in the final scene.

Amanda promised Alex that they are both after the same person, the person who now runs her father's Zetrov dynasty.

Amanda fixed her hair before injecting Alex’s heart with adrenaline to revive her. Only Amanda would do that, with a straight, voided face to boot. After deactivating her kill chip, she instructed Alex to leave Division.

She said not to run back to Nikita, but that she was free to go and Percy would be dealt with. Melinda Clarke really shined in the finale, showing emotion when she mentioned how she tried to keep Nikita inside of Division, and wouldn’t do the same to Alex.

She also helped Alex see what a strong woman she was to have survived all that she had, and that she wanted to live.

Michael had the chance to kill Percy and didn’t take it.

I’m still not sure what Amanda has done with Percy, but Michael not killing him gave me the same feeling as when he was denied the murder of Kasim.

That kill would have been epic, but then the bad guy would have been dead and there’s no fun in that. At least he got a good black-box hit in, and how ironic is it that Percy gets slammed in the face with the one thing he’s done everything to protect?

Percy decided that he wanted to run the CIA, and that he was the only person who knew how to run the country. I loved the little tidbit of him picking up his drink when he left the table of officials. He’s not stupid; anyone would drug him if they had the chance.

Percy’s demand to Oversight for control left him in Amanda-land, and who knows where he will end up.

Birkhoff defied Percy, and let Michael out of his holding cell without authorization. While I love Birkhoff’s character for his witty one-liners and comedic relief, it was great to see his character develop and really stick up for himself.

Birkhoff also decoded the real black box for Michael, even though he knew doing so had grave consequences for everyone, himself included. He also knew that Nikita needed Michael out there, and we all know he loves Nikki.

All in all, a great season finale. The only thing missing was Devon Sawa’s character, Owen. He has a lot of potential, and we can only hope to see him assist Nikita and Michael next season.

Let’s all hope Nikita gets picked up for another season! Sound off on last night's finale here!

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I don't think it will renew.... the ending was obvious since the flash back of Alex under the bed and how Nikita was the one to save her. I like the series but the ending really killed it for me >.>;; so obvious of what was going to happen. I'll be happy if it renews and continues with the storyline. It's just that the Season Finale wasn't as good as the other episodes.

Fortyseven

Wow! Alex should have listened to Percy and Amanda. Every character had great moments.

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Loved the episode, can't wait for season 2!!! I want more Mikita and less Alex. Alex is great and all, but the show is called Nikita. Also, how awesome was it to see Madeleine? That was a great nod to La Femme Nikita. Amanda is totally awesome. Other than Mikita, she's my fave.

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EXCELLENT episode, as always! Couldn't have asked for a better season finale. This HAS to get picked up for another season!

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Finale was great. It showed that you don't need crazy cliffhangers and random deaths to make great TV. It closed a few story lines and had a smart setup for season 2. A few things I didn't enjoy. The shootout in the loft could have been done better. At least one of the girls could have been shot while fleeing. How did Alex get off the roof alive? Maybe they could have showed/implied Nikita taking pain medicine to cope with her broken ribs and injuries but other than that it was great. Best scene was the breakup of Alex/Nikita. So much emotion. Season 2 is going to very interesting.

Msgtlfoxx

AMAZING episode. and the ending when they drive into storm. :O just wow.

Eagleone

Ya, that was fun to see Alberta Watson here! Hope the show will be pick up. No more Smallville to see...A SAD FRIDAY TODAY... By the way @L, your a A**.

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Terrible show. So flat and one-sided. There's no shades at all in this show. Horrible acting. Especially compared to the original show, it is at such a low level that I hope it doesn't get picked up for the next season.

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That was the best thing on television last night. I was disappointed with Vampire Diaries, but Nikita just blew me away. Every minute of it was entertaining and nothing about it was predictable. Amanda is a beast, she's now my favorite character. Great screen play.

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i love the show i hope it will be a nest season. love nikita