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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The fight/action scenes were of course superb as always & Nikita/Alex reunion was great, but what I really liked was the Percy/Ryan scenes. Great writing and acting, found it very intriguing.


Great return episode!! Absolutely loved Alex and Nikita working together again. Michael and Owen together too was entertaining. Would've been better though if Birkhoff had been on a com adding sarcastic comments! Is Owen going to be gone again for awhile or will he still be there next week? Still waiting for him and Alex to finally meet...


this site should also make round table for nikita!!


Great episode. Can hardly wait until the next.


I loved this episode. It made me sooooooo happy to see the girls back together again and kicking a$$. This show keeps getting better and better and I wish more people watched.


Definitely one of the best episodes in the seasons. It blinks out: action, suspense and drama. Not to forget the blend of emotions. Love it!


does anybody remember the link for the code game they talked about during commercial breaks on tonights (1-7-2012, pale fire) episode. I forgot to write it down. if somebody could post it id appreciate it, hanks.


Can somebody please tell me the address for the code game they talked about in the commercials. I didnt write it down and erased it before doing so. thanks


Great. I love Alex and Nikita together whether having heart-to hearts or being badass. Ryan and Percy should play chess :] Cool fight scene between the guardian, Michael and Owen.


The guy handing the guardians their packages would have been able to tell who he was giving each package to. Both guardians confirmed their identities via picture, how would the random guy have known who to give the right package to without knowing what they looked like. Also he could have easily pegged Michael for a fake, even the verbal codes were not different. Just a thought. This was a solid episode. It was fun seeing the guys together kicking some butt and breaking their necks in the process. How sad it was seeing Michael and Owen walking off as though they had a bad work out session which was the case. I guess the regimen was seriously needed. I distinctly remember Owen having quite the same edge as that guardian who bounced off of that wall. Talk about skill, thumbs up to that actor. I guess Nikita was right, they both needed to be there and she seemed to have handled her side of things.

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Nikita Season 2 Episode 11 Quotes

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


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