Nikita Review: Love and Monsters
Wow! And that's an understatement about "Wrath."
This was an absolutely heart-wrenching hour of television. We have always known that Nikita struggled with what she did while working for Division, but she's been fairly successful at hiding it.
Maggie Q gave an award-worthy performance as Nikita, withstanding Brant's torture, revealing her deeply repressed pain and enduring the emotional turmoil of Michael's arrival and declaration of love.
The flashbacks were a reminder of the horrible missions to which Nikita were assigned. She was forced to seduce and romance some evil men. Did the ends justify it? In the case of Brant, perhaps; she was helping protect the country from an arms dealer. But it had a huge psychological toll on her.
She let all her anger out when she beat him up, leaving him scarred and without an eye. The realization that she had, as Percy called it, "evil" in her was damaging. Brant's return resurrected the rage she had long suppressed.
This vulnerability only heightened when Michael entered the situation. Nikita was able to maintain her strength against Brant when it was just her. When Michael became threatened, she no longer knew what to do, so she turned on him.
All the emotional turmoil of the previous few months was released. Were Nikita and Michael back together or not? It no longer mattered, as Michael declared his love for her and his unwillingness to let her go. He would rather die with her, than go on without her. Swoon!
Well, that would be a normal reaction, but Nikita wasn't able to accept his undying love for her. She didn't feel worthy of it. Michael's reaction was precious. He understood that her hurtful words were the truth, but he accepted that. He loves all of her and will help her learn to love herself. Double swoon!
Now that Nikita and Michael have resolved the uncertainties in their relationship, what will that mean going forward? Will they be able to move towards the white picket fence? Maybe, but not for now. Nikita is determined to destroy Percy.
If Percy is in control of Division without Oversight and now with plutonium, that can only mean bad things are to come. Plus, Amanda and Ari are still out there certainly plotting some type of comeback.
Team Nikita will need to stick together to bring them down. Sean may have killed Brant and gotten vengeance for his mother's death, but that won't stop him from going after Percy now. And even though Alex has the Udinov fortune, she isn't going to leave the fight. Plus, her growing relationship with Sean will keep her in the fight for now as well.
Who will come out on top? Will Team Nikita be able to stop Percy and his plans for the plutonium? Or will he succeed? And how will Amanda and Ari play into this battle? Will they pick a side or stay on their own? Only a few Nikita episodes left to find out!
Did Michael's declaration of love make you swoon too? Check it out here and then other Nikita quotes including a few zingers from Birkhoff.
Michael: You think I can't be selfish? This is the most selfish thing I've ever done. I did this because I had to see you one last time even if I was killed. I did this because I love you. | permalink
Nikita: You have no idea who I am. If you did, you could never love me.
Michael: No. No. I know exactly who you are.
Nikita: I have evil inside of me, Michael.
Michael: Maybe you do. Maybe that is a part of you. That is all that it is. It is just a part. A part. It is not all of you. And that is what I love. Is all of you.
Nikita: We are going to die
Michael: Then we die. Together. | permalink