Nikita Review: New Alliances Emerge

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What the heck happened on "Clean Sweep?" That was a non-stop hour of blackmail, negotiation, lies and deaths.

Clean Sweep, itself, was a bust thankfully, but the ramifications of the conflicting blackmail threats have changed the situation for everyone.

Nikita vs. Percy

The conflict between Percy and Amanda came to a head with Percy seeming to have won that fight. Or, did he? Perhaps this battle ended in a draw. Percy got out of his glass prison, but other than that he didn't gain much. He lost Division, Clean Sweep failed and he was shot. Assuming the gunshot isn't fatal, he will fight another day.

Amanda kept control of Division, but she lost Percy. While Clean Sweep failed, she didn't gain anything or did she? One of her main problems was Oversight and Percy took them out for her. Convenient! The battle for Division is definitely not over; it has just begun.

Unfortunately for Senator Pierce, she doesn't hold much sway over Amanda now that she is on her own. Though, what did Oversight do for Division anyway? If it controlled the purse strings wouldn't that still be the case? So, not only does Amanda have to worry about Percy's quest to get control of Division back, she will have to watch out for Pierce because she now has a secret weapon -- Nikita's team.

In this spy world of Nikita, loyalties come and go as enemies change. Nikita has always wanted her freedom and now she has the opportunity to get that. Will Senator Pierce hold up her end of the deal? Or, is she just using Nikita and Michael to get what she wants -- Division destroyed.

Michael is right, Nikita should work with her. This is their chance to clear their names. They have a common enemy and at this point Pierce is harmless. They also have Sean to help and his intentions have always been good.

Where does this leave Alex? Will she reveal herself to the world as Alexandra Udinov and play right into Amanda's hands? Or, will she return to work with Nikita? Alex is a wild card. She has her own goals and motivations. But, going along with Amanda on her own is a dangerous play. The scariest part is that she doesn't know that Amanda is working Ari. That is going to bite her big time.

The sides have taken form. Amanda and Division have Percy and Team Nikita/Pierce after them. Percy has Amanda/Gogol and Nikita/Pierce after him. And, Nikita has everyone gunning for her: Amanda, Percy, and Gogol. At least she finally has Oversight off her back with them basically eliminated and Pierce on her side.

I'm pretty excited to see how these new teams are going to work out. What a view that was to see Percy with his two comrades, Roan and a Guardian walking to their car all dressed in black. Formidable indeed.

On the other side, you have the elegant Amanda partnering with Ari and potentially Alex.  And, on the outside, there is Nikita's team with her, Michael, Birkhoff, Sean, Madeline, and Owen.

But ... what are they fighting for? Who will come out on top? And, are we done with the black boxes? The rest of the season will be an exciting ride to see how it all plays out!


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Great episode is like a movie.great casts and acting. Ask your friends to watch and they will love it.


Great show.btw when nikita will find out tha ryan fletcher still alive..?.will be great story...btw i think nikita need more owen and ryan.


Wow....great show. Like movie.percy,mickey,nikita,sean....great scene....please renew for few more seasons....must watch show


This show is the best on the cw network and yet doesn't get much buzz like the other overrated shows on this network(Gossip girl and TvD) both of which i watch and can say Nikita is way better than them in writing and some aspects too...every episode of this show is better than the last: it's so consistent..and as usual CLEAN SWEEP was a good episode..thumbs up nikita crew


There is no way Alex is on Amanda's side. She knows Amanda has an agenda even if she doesn't know what it is. Alex just wants Semak dead and her Mom back, she doesn't want to take over Zetrov. So no, she won't want to help Amanda. However, Amanda could keep her holed up in Division...she basically holds the cards. Alex must tread carefully here.


Great story....great acting..great action...must watch tv series....pls spread the words...and ask your friend to watch so nikita can be renew for 3 more seasons...
Hope maggie q will get the role again to play in MI franchise...she will be a great partner for ethan hunt in the next MI 5...


WoW…….I love Nikita and While Nikita’s ratings are low, I find this show to be a must watch and deserves a wider audience for those who were fans of Alias and the Bourne Identity movies. Here’s 5 reasons:
1. It’s the only show that features action sequences that are heart stopping to watch and are so well choreographed.
2. It features some very strong female characters and an attractive cast altogether.
3. Maggie Q is mesmerizing as Nikita
4. It features one of the BEST villains on Television
5. The writing is fast paced and thrilling
Conclusion: Nikita delivers on many levels-action, suspense, friendship, betrayal, love and sex appeal. Why is this not a Hit?


Madeline rocks this episode, she is brilliant, I loove her! ) Sean is very touching in his love towards mom, needless to say, for me the reunion scene was just the best!) Is it clear she will get immunity for silence? Or it's just what she thinks?
Percy's humour is so cool and evil!) I liked three persons are pointing their guns at him, but he is just teasing them all.))
Ari and Amanda are very colourful characters! And this her question: "How can I repay you?".) Did I understand right he meant sex? )
I just wonder why they called organization "Gogol", Nikolay Gogol is a Russian writer.


I hope Alex will decide not to tell the world she is Aleksandra Udinov. What happened between Nikita and Owen? And I expected Amanda's failure but I didn't expected she works with Ari Tasarov.


Nikita two tumbs up!!! Hope more people will watch this great show... And will renew for more seasons.... Nikita fans where r u guys....? Why more people watching other crap shows like vampire,gossip girl, than this spectacular show? I think this show deserve big tv network.... Fox or others

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Nikita Season 2 Episode 13 Quotes

I need to do this and I'm the only one that can.


Sean: You have a t-shirt I can borrow?
Birkhoff: NO!