Nikita Review: The Ultimate Secret!

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On "Looking Glass," Michael and Nikita attempted to rescue one of Michael's former assets, the first lady of Belarus that he seduced six years ago. Nikita was not thrilled to find out about Michael's previous mission.

Is anyone else getting a little tired of Nikita being portrayed as a jealous girlfriend? Michael clearly loves her and even though he continues to reassure her, she constantly acts like a jealous teenager. I can't decide whether to give her some slack because of her lonesome childhood or to slap her silly because she's a strong and confident woman. For now, I can accept that she's insecure in her personal relationships, but I hope she gets over it soon because it's getting a bit grating.

Ponderous Michael

In contrast, it was a pleasant surprise to see an episode that wasn't about the black box, Semak, or the battle between Alex and Nikita. The writers did a great job of having both Division and Nikita and Michael all working on the same situation without it being about bringing down the other side. I particularly enjoyed that they didn't even know they were both in Belarus at Ovechkin's house. Even better was that they were working with the same endgame in mind.

Unfortunately, while Alex and Sean seem to have a moral compass, as do Nikita and Michael, Amanda's has gone to the land of Percy. How long before Amanda is ousted by Percy or at least until he has regained some of his power and control? The scene when he put on the suit with foreboding music was hopefully not indicative of the future.

While Amanda is showing herself to be on the evil side of the spectrum, I'm not ready to see Percy leave his glass cage .. yet.

In the end, the whole episode led to the important reveal at the end: Michael has a son. Should Nikita tell him the truth? This is such a difficult decision. Cassandra was right that there is no way that Michael would leave his child and that Max would potentially be a target for their enemies. Does that justify keeping the secret from him? I don't envy Nikita's position at all; no matter what she decides she will be right and wrong.

Michael's wife and daughter were killed and this is both a reason to tell him and not to tell him. Max would give him a second chance of being a father that could help him get over what happened to his family. At the same time, his family was killed and he would be putting Max at risk of suffering the same fate as his daughter. Wow.

Is it a secret for Nikita to keep? I think she should tell Michael the truth. By him knowing of his son, Max is in no more danger. Then, it is up to Michael to either pursue a relationship with Max or to leave him alone for his own protection. This is not a decision Nikita should make.

What will Nikita do? I think she'll keep quiet out of fear and her jealousy. Ultimately, her decision will cause a rift between her and Michael, one from which I'm not sure they can recover. What do you think Nikita should do? Come clean?


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Oh How I wish I still lived there! Saddlebrook is a very nice place to visit. The last time I was there had to be a good 16 years ago. One of those work related party evtens for a friend.I would LOVE to wear those dresses for a day and have many others around me doing the same.Have a wonderful time! & if you have time, be sure to stop over in Ybor city just outside Tampa. There are some amazing thrift/vintage shops plus the food is divine!!!


I hope she tells him the truth. when she kept the truth about her role in killing Alexs father i wasn't mad because she didn't do it to protect herself, in my opinion. but keeping this truth from Michael, is just pure selflessness. and i really like this couple and don't want them to break up.


yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy the baby drama!it soooo not fitting in this kind of show< i was enjoying the show and comes the kill drama!!!!! anyway! if the writers are so desperate to cause a break up scene ( i hope nikita tells him the truth ) ...... bring back Owen!! he and nikita have chemistry on screen!!!! and he is very HOT!!....crazy and all works!


i think nikita wouln't tell michael about his son and michael will find out about him and that nikita knew and that will be the reason they break up.


i agree with you. if they break up there will be more dramatic scenes and of course we will have to wait again untill they would make up again.
meanwhile, i'd like to see Nikita and Owen back together in more than one way..
maybe it'll be a little bit too dramatic, but that's what appeals to viewers.
however, i don't like the father complication either. it just messed up all my possible ending up plans..


Loved The episode and the suspense...for some reason I dont see amanda as scary looking as she was in last season and I really dont like that, I want her to take this oppurtunity as head of division and do better than Percy and I want oversight to see that amanda isnt a person to be played with or misunderstood with


nikita one day is going to be a wonderful mum.her moments with the child was a sight to behold her natural warmth shone through the complex layers of nikita and i totally disagree that nikita jealous of michael's pass assignments with cassandra.i think its more curiosity than anything leaning toward nikita telling michael he has a son.i think nikita learnt her lesson in not telling alex the whole truth why alex don't trust nikita wouldnt suprise me if max turned out not to be michael son! or even this cassandra the biological mother!i don't trust this cassandra woman.i think most of us know a rift is coming sooner or later and it will be michael who caused the mikita will be interesting to see how the writers have gone with this and hope not too many episodes later the reunited of mikita will be so much stronger!! and very emotional!! MIKITA the main and only reason i watch this show!..oh and burkhoff.


I'm not convinced that this is Michael's son. Especially not after the Press Release for 2x08, where Cassandra returns and her story seems to be lacking.
I just hope so. I don't like the father Storyline at all.


I don't get your take on Nikita's jealousy. She rarely reveals any jealous feelings and if she does, its hardly over the top. I don't see her going all emo on Michael; thats not the disposition of her character at all. The part that makes Nikita a believable assassin is that she stays calm and controlled when necessary. Her questions about Cassandra were completely reasonable. It made sense since she has a history of being tricked out on ops and didn't know Michael was ever in that position as well. The only other time that could be construed as jealousy was during that momentary flirtation Michael had with the reporter in epi 2.03-that was played for laughs. I think you're projecting a bit.


yeah. I agree, Nikita won't say a word and this will be the reason why they'll break up. I wish the writers will surprise us and find another better way to treat this situation, or well, I wish they didn't put a son in the equation...anyway...let's see!

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Nikita Season 2 Episode 5 Quotes

Jet's ready. Bring your own peanuts.


Amanda: To do the right thing ... for your country.
Percy: This is my country now.
Amanda: In that case, I'm going to have to put your lap dog down.