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Nikita Season Finale Review: Here We Go Again!

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Here we go again!

Nikita came full circle in the finale, "Homecoming." Nikita and Michael returned to their Division home to take down Percy. Not only did they succeed, but they did the only thing they could -- took control!

Nikita in Black

Throughout the year, Nikita has struggled with her role at Division and those that she left behind. Carla wanted Division to be restored to its original mission of saving the recruits and giving them a second chance by serving their government. Nikita was convinced that was not possible. Is it now?

When Percy regained control of Division, he acted invincible. Yes, he had a brilliant and manipulative plan. His plot was complicated, but he rolled it out convincingly and it never felt contrived or unrealistic. Last Friday, we got the first twist that Percy wasn't building a bomb, but instead a satellite weapon. In the end, the manipulation was that he didn't have a full-fledged weapon at all, only a little plutonium.

That's all Percy needed to get the President to capitulate. The end game for Percy was to move on to a bigger and badder international organization. My only complaint about the finale and this storyline is about this connection. The United States has a non-negotiation policy, so why did the President give in to Percy? And, that control wouldn't be permanent so, why would the big nefarious organization let him join?

Ultimately, neither of those things mattered because Percy was killed. His belief that he was invincible got the better of him. He could have walked out a free man, but he had to take Nikita down. That cost him his life. The image of him falling and crashing through his glass prison was a satisfying end.

While Percy thought he was unbeatable, it was Roan that had more lives that a cat. But, he too was killed. The pair of them had a good run, but it was time to say goodbye. Surprisingly, I wasn't at all sad to see either of them die. It was time to move the story forward and in a new direction.

Nikita's manipulation of the Vice President was smart and honorable. When she showed up at Division with all the guns pointed at her, it was concerning, but her heartfelt speech to those left was uplifting. She was not going to let them be exterminated; they deserved the second chance they were promised.

Ryan taking over is the perfect solution ... for now. With Nikita and Michael's help, Division can clean up the mess left by Percy. Nikita and Michael have the respect of those behind. They understand each other, as they were all misled about Division's purpose. Plus, Ryan has the intellect to oversee their operations. Will they be able to maintain integrity as Carla felt was possible? Or, will the Division's power corrupt even the honest Team Nikita?

While this finale would have been a satisfying series finale, I'm thankful that we get to see more. I'm especially glad that all of Team Nikita survived. They formed their own version of a family this year and it would have been heartbreaking if any of them died. I wasn't sad to see either Percy or Roan die. Their deaths open up a whole new world of story for season three. Were you upset by their deaths? Happy that all of Team Nikita survived?

Odds and Ends

  • Will Alex and Sean go out on a date? I hope so. Since they survived this mission, they deserve some happiness.
  • The Birkhoff and Sonya kiss -- wow! That was awesome. They have been on opposite sides all season, but their interactions were full of subtle heat.
  • Amanda now has an unencrypted black box. With Percy dead, what will she use it for? Will she use it to get back into the new Division? Or, will she be a foe on the outside causing Team Nikita problems?
  • The big nefarious international organization is still out there. Team Nikita wasn't really aware of it beyond Percy's mention to Nikita about moving on. Will it be Division's mission to bring them down next season?
  • Nikita: You are not invisible. You exist. And, if they want to get to you. They have to get through me first. | permalink
  • Alex: Here we go?
    Nikita: Here we go again. | permalink

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Is it just me or did the writers forget that when Percy's heart stop beating it signals the Guardians to release the information in the unfound black boxes? Just a thought. :)

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What sucks is that the CW isn't moving Nikita off the Friday night death slot. Instead, Nikita will return for season 3, on Fridays as usual, but also on IN A NEW TIME SLOT - 9 TO 10 PM! THAT'S EVEN LATER THAN NOW (8-9 PM EST). What a Pyrrhic victory. An epic spy drama gets renewed, and is then condemned to Friday night.

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Woo-hoo! Team Nikita is taking over Division! This was a greate finale and I'm so happy it was only a season finale. Every time Sean kept pushing Alex to say yes to him, I laughed then got worried she'd say yes and he'd die soon afterwards. But nope, they tricked me and I couldn't be happier about it. Love that Ryan will be. Regular next season and that Team Nikita stayed intact. Percy is a great villain, but his time had come. I'm hoping that Amanda is not the main villain next years as that seems like retreading old ground. I want a resolution to her story arc but am more interested in learning more about this group that Percy was so eager to join. I can't wait for season 3!

Marissa

I loved this episode I have to say it was the best episode out of them all and it is deffinetly my favorite season finale in the whole world. I can't wait till season 3 it will be amazing and im so happy they renewed the show. When Percy died I was so happy I've been waiting to see that forever and when Nikita was holding on to him and he kept asking her to pull him up I just kept thinking drop him drop him drop him and then she did and he landed in his little box where he started the season in which I found I little funny. I'm so glad roans dead I just keep thinking when I see him when is he going to die a mean he survived so many things where others that where there died. I'm so glad they didn't kill any of team Nikita off. When birkoff kissed Sonya I was so happy it was a great moment. I really can't wait for season 3 I really want to know what's going to happen.

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LOL! Birkhoff working his mojo on Sonya! I love that the season ends with Nikita speaking to Alex, "Here we go again!" Poor Sean, he never got a yes! LOL! Oh yea! Team Nikita running Division. I think next season's problems would be be Ryan trying to answer to the President's demands of the organization while struggling to keep Team Nikita's interests. That would be great. Me love some intense moments between Ryan and Nikita. I did ship them way WAYY before Michael and Nikita. heheheh BRINGGGGGGG OWEN BACK PLEASE!! I love that Nikita remembers one of his speeches to her: "When they gave you the power to kill, they also gave you the power to protect." :) It's so true and pushed her to make that final decision. SEASON 3!!! WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! P.S Is the Terminator really dead? lol.

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Fantastic Nikita finale! I love Nikita and Michael but Alex and Sean are adorable! I can't wait for next season.

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The ending of the season final look more like the series final to me because they filmed it before they were renewed. Also the ending was totally not what I expected about who died. Yes, Percy was shown that he was dead but for Roan we never really saw if he is dead or not. Remember he is labled the Terminator and always bounces back. There was an interview on Friday Craig Silverstein made that is on the IMDb board. It sounds like they are still debating to bring Roan back in Season 3 to maybe take revenage on Percy's death.
Nikita and team should caputure Roan and take him of the regiment he is on like Owen did and bring him to their side too. He would be a great asset to the Nikita team.

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Great finale..need season 3 asap...
@ pooter
Why r u her.shut up!!!

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What a crap finale and let down. Killed off the best characters: Percy and Roan and everybody else got loved up at the end. Roan bested by the Princess and the seal??Pathetic! Pass the barf bucket. I hope they cancel season 3.Without Percy the show will just be an action friends type drama and will focus on team Smugita`s couples personal relations. To Osama. I recommend you watch Breaking Bad or Homeland if you want to see truly great drama.

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This was a terrific episode!! I knew we were going to see Amanda again--I wonder, though, if she sides with the new cartel or if she has to work with Nikita/Division to defeat the new cartel. I really hope Percy is dead LOL I don't see how he could've survived that fall, though, and he looked pretty dead. We cheered when Birkhoff kissed Sonya and laughed through all the Alex/Sean banter. All the couples have such on-screen chemistry--how do they NOT date, off the set? LOL

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