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Nikita Review: Oh, Crap!

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While Nikita closed out last year with a bit of a snoozer, it opened the new year with action, reveals and heart in "Pale Fire." The changes made this season from Nikita/Alex versus Division to a broader look at their world made the show more exciting. At the same time, the players in the game seemed at times to be in the wrong place -- on purpose.

With the season half over, the payoff is that with the exception of Ryan, everyone has maneuvered to where he/she should be. Well, maybe not Michael, but he will either make the right decision or it will be made for him to leave his son and return to Nikita.

Owen and Michael

Did you cheer when Alex walked in on Nikita, they looked at each other and lowered their guns? I've missed these two working together. Nikita has always put people first, so it was no surprise that she dropped her quest for the black box to help save Alex's mother. It was heartening to see them work together and have each other's back. Despite everything that has gone down between them, they still care about each other.

As nice as it was to see them working together, it was heartbreaking for Alex to learn the truth about the night her life changed forever. Whether her mother was complicit in her husband's murder is not clear, but her affair with Semak led to that event. When the truth came out, Alex's only happy memories were forever tainted. Alex has continually been let down by those around her.

Now that it seems that Alex is going to work with Nikita again, what does that mean for Alex and Division? And Sean? We haven't seen what he has been up in a while. Assuming Alex is still wearing the watch, he's been tracking her. If Nikita takes her to the new safe house that Birkhoff set up for the team, Sean will know the location and a threat to the team. (I do miss Birkhoff. Glad to see he is back next week!)

While Nikita and Alex were in Russia, Owen and Michael were on the hunt for the remaining black boxes. The fight scene between Michael, Owen and the guardian was impressive. Even though both Michael and Owen are strong and well-trained it took both of them and all they had to bring down the guardian. In the end, they succeeded in destroying two more boxes, but more importantly they got a clue about why Percy brought the guardians out of hiding -- they are going to rescue him. Given how difficult it was to bring down one guardian, it may be their most difficult mission ever to try to stop the guardians

However, a rogue Percy is sure to cause plenty of people trouble: Division, Oversight, Gogol, plus Nikita and team. Who will Percy go after first? He has been betrayed by all. Wouldn't it be intriguing if Percy went after Semak and unwittingly ended up working with Nikita and Alex?

The mid-season premiere was an action-packed way to start the new year. Truths were revealed and motivations became more clear. This was a perfect beginning to the rest of the season. What did you think? Share what you want to happen next in the comments!

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Carla Day is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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I knew Alex's mom and Semak were having an affair when I saw that she survived, though I don't think she was privy to Semak's plans. I hope she discovers the truth and finds her way back to Alex. Next week's episode should be awesome with Sean going after Nikita. But no matter how much military training Sean has when it comes to taking on Nikita, he's still a rookie.

Marissa

I loved this episode and I loved that Nikita and Alex are back working together I missed seeing them fight together there a great team and never stopped caring about each other. I can't wait till the next episode it looks great.

Bella21

I'll scream if Semak turns out to be Alex's father.

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"Wouldn't it be intriguing if Percy went after Semak and unwittingly ended up working with Nikita and Alex?" I agree with you but I think their team with Amanda would be more dynamic. We've never seen Amanda's psycho-manipulative and planning prowess at their hundred percent, and I wanna see her in a fight scene 'coz it seems she can kick some serious ass (remember when she took down Alex in season one with just one move?). We all know that Division may have been built by Percy but it was built around Amanda's methods. So far, this is the best episode for season 2. I was a little scared though 'coz before season 2 went on it's mid-season break, Nikita started to get boring and those first few episodes with her going back to rectify the lies and covered-up missions in the black boxes were just really a snooze.

Bella21

This episode was so good, Nikita and Alex (Teambadass) for me are the core of this show. I was seriously sad to see them split up, so i was SO HAPPY to finally see them together again. I know they never stopped caring about eachother and somehow helping eachother out, But to just really see them working together again and bonding omg I just love how Nikita is like a mother/big sisther figure to Alex. I want it to stay like this, but i read some things about them splitting again soon :( OOh and i LOVE Owen, i want him as a series regular.

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I was grinning like a fool with Nikita and Alex back together. I was almost jumping out my skin so excited. I dug that last scene, so heartfelt and much needed. I love how Nikita is mom, big sister, friend all rolled up in one and she has desperately wanted Alex's forgiveness. Maggie Q doesn't get enough credit, but she's great with the emotional scenes. I don't know what's to come, but I hope Nikita and Alex can heal their relationship and find a "home" together again. They are the glue of this show and it's strongest when they are together.

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doesnt have to do a lot with this episode but have we've seen a picture or the face of the the last oversight person nikita didn't take a picture of in the episode where they grab birkoff and amanda tortures him?

Carla-day

@Jade and @Dairlover -- I rewatched the Katya and Semak scene and on second view I thought maybe she said that he fathered her too. It was hard to tell. But, she said, "You won't hurt her. We had a deal." ... "You promised not to hurt Alexandria." And, Alex is wearing a watch in the last scene with Nikita. I assume that is the watch that Sean gave her.

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@ jade I thought I heard Katya say that too, maybe I need to rewatch it. So if that's true then Alex is getting brainwashed to take over Zetrov for division, and what her childhood friend said was true.

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So just a few things I noticed but would love if someone could help me clarify: 1. The last scene of Katya and Semak has Katya telling Semak that they had a deal. Did she say that SEMAK was the one who fathered Alex? 2. I think someone else mentioned this too but with Alex still wearing the watch Sean gave her that means that the safe house is compromised. But if Nikita was careful enough to have Birkhoff check himself for tracking devices before taking him back home,why wouldn't Nikita do the same for Alex?

Nikita Season 2 Episode 11 Quotes

Black box can wait. We're gonna get your mother out ... tonight.

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Oh, crap!

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