Nikita Post-Mortem: Creator Talks Mikita, Black Box, Trap Door To Come?

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Spoiler Alert: Only read ahead if you’ve seen Friday’s Nikita episode, “High-Value Target."

If you read our chat with Craig Silverstein Friday you know he teased a lot about last night’s installment. But since there were some big things that happened with our gang trying to keep Division in one piece (or maybe blow it into many, many bits) we wanted to hold the rest of the interview until now. 

Here's what the Nikita creator told us about the events of last night and beyond ...

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TV Fanatic: So are things coming full circle with these final episodes?

Craig Silverstein: You’re going to have to go back to Season 2, I would say, to find some of the scenes that are going to bloom in the finale. There’s actually a hint that begins in this episode with Amanda and The Shop that carries forward into the finale but people hopefully won’t see that coming.

TVF: Cyrus comes back in this episode and I wondered, nothing against him or Isaiah Mustafa, but why Cyrus?

CS: We loved him and we always wanted to bring him back. I wish we could’ve done more with him. We hope to do more with him in the future. Also, story-wise, it helped us for him to come back and there’s also a schematic thing where everybody has abandoned Division and he comes back because of what Nikita did for him earlier in the season.

TVF: Got it. And, of course, you managed to work in a shower scene, which I’m sure was appreciated by the Mikita fans.

CS: I hope they like it. I know it’s not exactly what they may have had in mind.

TVF: Who is the bigger threat moving forward? Owen/Sam or Amanda?

CS: By the end of that episode, [Owen] hasn’t at all Han Solo-ed back. The fact that he destroyed the box was a bit of an olive branch or a sign of hope that there’s a struggle within Sam. He still remembers Owen.

TVF: The decision to destroy the Black Box is huge since so much story has circled around that. Talk to me about that decision.

CS: Yeah, I think the point is that they’re really closing one chapter as another is opening beneath them like a trap door.

Nikita airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on the CW.

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