Nikita Review: Homequarters

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A family fights, but always comes back together. That's what Team Nikita is ... a family!

While the gun fights, chase scenes and the hand-to-hand combat are fun to watch, the real gem of Nikita is the subtle interactions. It's the character moments, whether tender or manipulative; that's where Nikita stands out. "Dead Drop" featured the perfect combination of action and heart.

Hot Nikita!

How awesome was it that Michael and Ryan went against Nikita? She has undoubtedly been the leader, but the team is not blindly under her control. When the safety of the world was at risk, the guys followed their gut.

It was a surprise when Nikita showed up to help them, though she did follow her own gut by bugging Kendrick. And, she was quick to go after him when he called Percy. Thankfully, Ryan was able to figure out Kendrick's coded message before Nikita pulled the trigger. The target instantly became someone Nikita needed to save. And, in that moment, Team Nikita grew by one.

What is Percy up to, anyway? He has plutonium, retrieved the triggers and needs one more component to have a bomb. But, he said to Roan, "Maybe if she had the slightest idea of what was going on. But, she just thinks I'm building a bomb." What?!? He is building a bomb, right? Or, does he have something else planned?

Now that Kendrick gave Team Nikita access to the CIA data, will they be able to stop Percy? No matter what he is up to, it can't be good. It's going to be a wild ride to the end of the season with only two episodes left.  Plus, Amanda will be returning in the finale. Which side of the fight will she be on? Or, her own?

Outside of their fight against Percy and Division, Team Nikita is comprised of people with blood flowing throughout their bodies and even emotions. That was no more clear than during this mission. It was all put into perspective for Alex when Sean got shot; just as Nikita being held hostage did for her and Michael.

The drugs probably didn't hurt either, but Sean declared his feelings for Alex. And, she accepted them. The kiss in the back of the car was perfect, only made better by Birkhoff telling Ryan to be quiet and let them savor the moment.

While that was a heartwarming moment, the big prize goes to seeing the entire team bonding at Ryan's safe house after the beach house was blown up. Michael said it best when he named it their "homequarters."

Unfortunately, someone is going to die before the season is out. Will it be someone on Team Nikita? Was that their last happy moment together? Let's hope not.


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it's a shame that the cw has caved into renewing teeny bopper fluff with the exception of super natural over stories with actual substance. If they even bothered to watch their own shows instead of just looking at the numbers then they're be no question as to whether to renew Nikita or not- this drama has depth and heart and keeps on getting better and better, a feat which sadly other shows are unable to do. Oh well, gotta think about the money, eh?


Really great episode. Besides the great action, I enjoyed the part when Sonya realized she had tracked Birkhoff's signal and was going for the "ESC" key but Percy had already seen. I hope this show gets more seasons, because it is maturing nicely :)


I loved this episode is was great. It was funny and very nice and happy especially at the end. I really hope the renew the show for a season 3 it is a great show and I really hope it doesn't get canceled. I can't wait for the next few episodes they should be amazing.


This was another great episode of Nikita. While the title character of Nikita is shows main focus, I think what makes this show so great is the great supporting cast. From Percy, Amanda, Michael, Ryan, Alex, Owen, Ari and my favourite Birkhoff. This show is amazing. My favourite parts of this episode was Michael's showdown with on of his former recruits when he says "I also taught you manners" after the agent trash-talked Nikita. Birkhoff stole the show for me when he suddenly went rambo after the division agents were coming to the beach house especially after we saw how hesitant he was with guns in the last episode and then kept chirping alex about sean. The only thing I didn't like is in the end when they were all taking about it being a family was the inclusion of the CIA director. I mean unless he is supposed to be that wierd creepy uncle he didn't really belong in the "nikita family". All in all a great episode. CW should renew this series based on the excellent writing and acting of this show, if they don't it would be really disappointing.


I REALLY hope CW won't cancel this show. It's so damn good! week after week, never fails! I'd watch this over 90210 any day.


It was an amazing ep! Maggie Q has a such good acting skill! Nikita is just a perfection. That's her (not the others) built all what they have now. And the other line in this ep which I like was :"You're buying the next house." - Birkoff told Alex. Hahaha!

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Nikita Season 2 Episode 21 Quotes

If you want to understand Percy. You only need to know one thing. All he ever wanted to be is a member of the club.


Kendrick has a kill chip near his heart. Any guess who put it there? This just became a rescue mission.