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Nikita Review: Truths Revealed

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This week's Nikita was all about "Origins."

We found out how Division was started and Nikita was recruited, while Alex reclaimed her birthright. The first two were a long time coming, but I was surprised that Alex revealed her true identity so quickly. I expected that plan to take a little longer to come together.

Alex in Russia

Carla
As has become the norm on Nikita, loyalties were challenged and scheming was involved. Carla's appearance has complicated the situation for all involved. She started the concept that Division was based on, but with good intentions. She wanted to help rehabilitate prisoners and give them a second chance.

Percy took what she started and with the help of Amanda manipulated it into a something entirely different. And, now, Percy has manipulated Carla into helping him. She has been on the run for years and seemingly alone. The idea of getting back to her work and being productive has blinded her to Percy's true intentions.

It's too bad that Carla has trusted Percy over Nikita. But Carla's hatred and desire for revenge against Amanda has drawn her to Percy as well. They have a common enemy and she believes a common goal. Unfortunately, she is going to be terribly disappointed. If she doesn't see Percy in a true light soon, she is not going to get out of this. Nikita is her only hope.

Amanda and Ari
These two make an odd, yet intriguing couple. I have a little trouble believing they have been working together all these years, but I'll go with it. So, it turns out that Amanda wanted Carla taken out because she met Ari with Amanda in passing. Amanda really didn't want anyone to know about the two of them, did she?

However, from the flashbacks, Amanda had no affection at all for Carla or her do-good attitude. But if Amanda and Ari were supposed to be a secret, why would they be out in public together in the first place. Stupid move.

Amanda and Ari's plan seems to have been to take over Zetrov. But, again, when did this plan start? Have they always known that Alexandra was alive? I thought Amanda was surprised to find out her true identity? Or, is that a newer plan they developed? Either way, it just ties into my skepticism about this storyline.

Now, that they have been found out, how long can Ari work for Semak? Not very long if Percy has anything to say about it. Or, will Percy use the information to blackmail Amanda to get Division back? Then Amanda can go work with Ari at Gogol? So many ways this can go!

Alex
She finally revealed herself to the public as Alexandra Udinov. It looks like her days of being undercover are over. The famous Udinov daughter can't run around shooting people, can she? I appreciate that Alex approached Semak with a fair deal. Ten percent and her mother was a bargain for him to keep control of Zetrov.

He was greedy and clearly unaware of Alex's resources. Now, he is going to lose it all. Unfortunately for Amanda and Ari, Alex's decision to take over the company crushed their plans for Zetrov. Alex better watch her back, because they are not going to let her out of their sights.

Will Nikita and Michael be able to continue to protect Alex? Or, is she going to be on her own? Amanda's definitely going to want Alex to pay for remaining loyal to Nikita.

Odds and Ends

  • When Ari told Amanda she was going to have to sacrifice Alex, she honestly looked upset. Could Amanda, the ice queen, actually have feelings? And, for Alex?
  • Birkhoff calling Ari "Lord Voldemort" was brilliant. Loved it. Though it was convenient that Carla recognized him and that was what Amanda feared.
  • One of the best lines ever from Birkhoff: "Which brings us back to ... put my hardware down, Bitch."
  • Carla is a liar and hopefully Nikita is suspicious of her after her disingenuous comment: "You're right, Wildflower, I have a lot to learn from you."

Review

Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (98 Votes)

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NIKITA is great show
Love BIRKHOFF,need more action sCene for him
Owen,ryan where r u guys?we need more of you.
Cw need to renew thus show

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Superb!!!!
Brilliant amanda& ari.
Birkhoff need more action,NIKITA is rocks.
Can't wait for next episode.NIKITA deserve few more seasons

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Loved This Episode As I Do Love All Of Them..Not Happy I Missed 10min. Of The Episode But As Soon As I Got Home I Quickly Turned On The T.V And Started Watching..I Wonder What Percy Is Going To Do Now That He Knows About Ari's and Amanda's Alliance..Loved Amanda As Always I Don't Want Her To Die Ever She Is A Bad Bitch And Someone I Enjoy Watching Each Time I See Nikita :)

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Hahaha I agree fortyseven - the part when the Division agents in the SUV yelled out "We're division" I was like that's a little boneheaded - people could easily hear that and wonder "what the hell is Division..." and that would not be good, seeing that Division is supposed to be secret.

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As always, I am blown away by this week's Nikita episode. Superb acting, and a good interlude to all the gun-fights that seem to characterize each week's episode with interesting flashbacks and superb acting on the parts of Nikita, Carla, and Birkhoff.

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Birkhoff was great with the gun. Life experience I guess.

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Is it possible Amanda has some sort of blood ties to Alex? It seems Amanda knew ALex was really Alexandra Udinov from the start, her obsession with Zetrov and now she actually showed caring towards Alex.

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Oh and addressing in the review where it's like ''stupid move'' about Ari and Amanda being out in public...
It could have been when they first met/first working together... Because then he had a CHARMING southern accent and was some sort of government official. It might not have been until later that Ari and Amanda started working together when Amanda could have killed off anyone who knew and was paranoid that Carla would remember.
Just my thoughts:)

Mustang

I absolutely love this episode. All the twists and turns! I'm gonna keep it short and sweet this week and not go on a rant about Carla... ;)
1) I HATE Carla. She's like a selfish five-year-old trying to get what she wants. If ''mom'' won't give it to her, OF COURSE go ask ''dad''... GAH. Ok... 'nough said about Carla.
2) I LOVE Birkhoff. He has more screen time than in previous episodes, and we usually only see him at a computer. He was BADass with the gun, though. And we usually don't get to see him like that. :)
3) Alex. Oh Alex. She pushed Ari and Amanda into a corner, took back her company, and is probably gonna put herself in SO much danger. *Micheal was sure quick in getting there... is their safe house close to the hotel?
*Nikita should have not been so trusting of Carla. Honestly, when she had the tablet I was like ''shoot her, Birkhoff!!''
Love it. Where's the promo for next week?

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No Madeline and Sean...:(
Liked Amanda and Ari, they have some chemistry! :)
Don't like Carla's line - too twisted to me...
Alex, the lost Romanovs' princess.;)))) I wonder if her mother needs to be trade, really... ;)