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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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Ilkvomit

Ugh I DO NOT want Amanda and Ari to be the big bads of season 3.I just cant stand Melinda clarks face....she tries to hard to have a stone cold face and it just annoys the $hit outta me,and it comes across more as if shes bloated.. I do think they will be involved,but not as the main villians.Im guessing the dude and whoever hes associated with that Percy was trying to get Chummy with will be the main baddies in s.3.

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Steve: There are no guardians left to upload the black boxes if Percy died. the only box that is left is the one Amanda and Ari have, so they actually could have killed Percy awhile ago. When Percy got the guardians to break him out of division.. there was only 2 guardians left and they both got killed in those 2 episodes.

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I just have to say this: It was amazing. Of all the unsatisfaying season finales I watched this month (f.e. grey's...) This was just amazing! And it would have been a great series finale. I was afraid that Sean was gonna die, instead we were delivered the most satisfying deaths yet: Percy and Roan. Noone's gonna miss them.
Looking forward to season 3 and Amanda as the big bad villain ;D

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I havent seen any of season two but it should start in a few weeks in the uk but the last time i saw owen was in london and he decided to go off and try to clean himself up off the regimen drugs, does he make an appearance in season two ?

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So wait, wasn't the reason for not killing percy was due to the fact that if his heart was to so much as skip a beat, the black boxes would be uploaded for the world to see? A little bit of an exaggeration but still...I'm very confused now. However, that was indeed a fantastic finale!

Ilkvomit

Amazing finale !! Im actually bummed that Roan the terminator is finally dead lol. Out of the cw shows I watch,i rate the finales in this order. 1.Nikita
2.Supernatural
3.The Secret Circle
4.The Vampire Diaries
5.Ringer I cannot wait for season 3 of Nikita :) Best show in cw history !!

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Amazing episode + season finale! What I have always loved about this show is that every season has evolved from the previous. The show never gets stagnant. Also glad Percy died. However not because of hate of the character (he was a great bad character) but because keeping the main bad guy around forever gets hold (heroes for example with Sylar). And because Percy will do anything to live and I thought he was about to. It was not expecting his death. And I am not even going to try guess about next season. So much can happen! Hopefully owen will show up!

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I personally think this is one of the best, if not the best season finale I've seen ever. It was quite the close call for the show to get canceled. I would have been quite disappointed if that happened. After two seasons, this is not just another spy flick. This is a show that at least shows some standard for how a plot should be written out. If Percy and Roan had stayed alive, the show would have felt dragged and worn out. Carla was right: Division can be used for good after all. I look forward to season 3.