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Nikita Review: Truth Slowly Uncovered

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Wow!

I opened my last Nikita review that same way and the feeling remains for the same for the season premiere. This show continued to knock it out of the park in both action and heart. I'll be sad to say goodbye to these characters at the end of the year.

With a shortened Nikita season 4, the premiere didn't waste any time at all. After 100 days of being on the run, Nikita finally had some evidence that could help prove what really happened on that horrible day in the Oval Office. With evidence in hand, she set out to clear her name.

The Nikita Season 4 Episode 1 opening sequence was horrifying to watch, yet Nikita's nightmare was a clear way to show why she left her family behind and went out on her own. She was the most wanted person in the world and she couldn't allow them to put their lives on the line for her. She loved them too much to stay. 

Crossing the Border

Despite her best intentions, Nikita's decision to leave was selfish. Michael and the others were never going to stop looking for her. And, that left them right in the line of fire. During her months away, they continued to investigate The Shop, what happened in the Oval Office, while trying to find her.

Michael's search meant he was hot on her trail as soon as she surfaced. While the FBI was still cataloging evidence, Michael's understanding of Nikita allowed him to look at the evidence and with a little cyber-research figure out her plan. And, without hesitation, he went after her.

While Nikita was in the dark, she was able to avoid detection from not only Michael, the FBI, but also her greatest foe ... Amanda. Nikita's plan to meet with journalist, Dale Gordon, would have worked if it wasn't for Amanda. She was feeding Dale information about Nikita and the President's assassination.

Dale's role as the biggest critic of the investigation and questioner of the events in the Oval Office made him the perfect journalist for Nikita to approach, only that ended up being a mistake. She thought his source was an FBI insider, but since it was Amanda, Nikita walked right into a trap.

The FBI was clueless about Nikita's whereabouts until Amanda tipped them off. I just assumed that was because she wanted Nikita captured, but there was something much larger at play. The lead investigator on the case, Matthew, was working for Amanda.  What?!? I didn't see that coming. 

With Nikita trapped in the building surrounded by the FBI, it was Michael and Birkhoff that helped her get out. I loved that they both gave her crap about leaving in a loving and supportive way. As angry as they were at her for abandoning them, when it came to this life and death situation, they let it go with the exception of a few snide remarks.

It was business as usual. Nikita took control of the situation and told them what was going down. When the control shifted back to the guys, it was awesome! Well, I mean, I felt bad for Nikita as she sat helpless under the fan, but in that moment it was nice to see her have to rely on someone else to help her.

The moment that Nikita and Michael were reunited was touching. Short, but their feelings for each other were undeniable. Michael blackmailed an FBI agent for her. When it was revealed that Matthew was working for Amanda, that added a whole new dimension to that arrangement.

With the evidence that Nikita had either blown to smithereens with Dale Gordon or in the hands of Amanda's people, what will Nikita do next? She's on her own and seriously injured. Will she realize she needs her family's support? Or, will she try to handle this all on her own?

While I hope she contacts Michael, the events at the news station will likely push her to try to move forward on her own. It's too bad that she doesn't realize that they have some of the answers she needs about what's going on. 

The Nikita season 4 premiere has set a high bar for the remaining five episodes in the series. The truth behind what happened is slowly being uncovered, but not without danger and a loss of life.

Odds and Ends

  • At first I wasn't sure how what Alex and Sonya was doing would help Nikita, but they were trying to get the goods on the Shop and their human trafficking business.
  • Owen! Or, I guess I should say: Sam! Is he the "last one" that Amanda mentioned? 
  • I hope that Alex is able to finally get through to him. They have a lot in common and if anyone can draw Owen back out again even partially, it's Alex.
  • What's in the blood? And, how are the people being controlled? Is it something that could be spread? I hope we don't have to worry about whether everyone could be "controlled."
  • Where has the real President been all this time, since it was an imposter that committed suicide? If they figure that out, Nikita would be in the clear.
  • What is Amanda's endgame? The connection with the Shop and the experiments aren't likely about money. Amanda always has a grand scheme going. I hope it's revealed sooner rather than later.

What did you think about the premiere? Should Nikita team up with her allies again? Or go it alone? What do you think Amanda is up to?

Review

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Fortyseven

It should have ended with the destruction of Division.

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I like this show, but the writing can be a little campy. I say that because I've been around more than 6 decades, I have seen a lot of stuff on movies and TV. There have been times I thought about scrapping the show from my list, but I like the characters. The writing can be weak at times and too far over the top.
Just one example. Nikita gets shot in the car; she drives; she's passing out and crashes the car BUT she has enough energy to ditch the car and start walking away? Running is 1000 times more difficult in her condition than sitting and moving a steering wheel.
Remember Percy's Plexiglas lock up at Division? It had everything but a toilet.
Most wanted woman in the world? Not hardly. The people in Iran (if it were true) would be cheering her.
But all that aside, I still watch the show even though it annoys me sometimes.

Marissa

So glad the show is back and the first episode was great. I thought it was funny when Birkoff was telling Nikita about everyone and how Alex thinks she's Batman which make his girlfriend Robin. I love Owen/Sam and I can't wait to see where his story goes. Those cops in the beginning were told not to approach her and what do they do they approach her and one gets knocked, the other gets shot at, and their police car get taken. Birkoff telling Ryan to talk to Nikita before she decides to shoot herself out through the side and then Nikita asking if she could shoot the fan was funny. That dream at the beginning was just lovely. After terrible dream Nikita woke up to a wolf staring at her which I thought was kind of funny for some reason. Can't wait till the next episode and the rest of the season.

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nooooooo

Ilkvomit

son of a bitch !! Nikita how I have missed you !! the best show on the CW returns with a fucking bang !! god damnit this show is so awesome,it's like watching a movie every effing episode every season.

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That scene was soooooo sad. T_T I love the reporter guy but he has to get killed so early. :( And the writer is really forcing the alex and owen storyline. Out of nowhere, Owen is EXACTLY WHERE ALEX IS? REALLY? Pulease. Owen is a dear friend of Nikita but they rarely have any moments together anymore because the writer wants to soothe the fans of Olex. Sigh.

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I love me some chicken