Nikita Review: A Free Woman

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We can all breathe a sigh of relief, as Nikita returned this week with a bang (a good bang, not the sort of bangs Nikita causes).

While "Free" revolved around Nikita deactivating the chip and the tracking device, I have immense respect for Alex sticking it out in order to get revenge for her family’s murder.

Taking a Hostage

The episode started out with a jolt, as Thom appeared in Alex’s dream asking "is this the life you really want, Alex?" I guess he was right when he told her she’d see him everyday.

Alex looked like the little girl she was in her flashbacks when Michael took her to her new apartment. Who wouldn’t want a brand new car, fully stocked closet and a hot neighbor? Alex decided to stock her fridge with marshmallow fluff, and hopefully she learns how to buy real food, as she decided to stick it out instead of taking the escape Nikita offered her.

Speaking of the hot neighbor, Nathan seems a bit sketchy to me. Either that building is Division agent central, or Nathan is a part of Amanda or Division’s plan for Alex. I’d like to hope Alex does let loose and find a friend in Nathan, but it’s just too shady. I’m so glad Alex did not take Amanda up on her offer to talk about Nathan. Remember how that turned out for Nikita?

Couple Alert: Nikita and Fletcher are heating up! If we cant have Mikita, I’ll take Flikita (or Nikitcher). They have cute chemistry, though I much prefer her with Owen. Here’s hoping Fletcher doesn’t get in any further trouble with his boss for detaining Birkhoff.

A few other notes:

  • Nikita made it look like Alex is always home according to her tracking device. What happens when she goes on a mission (or gets abducted), and they know she isn’t at her apartment, yet her device says she is? Either she’ll get killed for rerouting her chip, or she’ll wish her chip was correct so she can be saved.
  • I hope we find out what happened to Alex’s father, as the flashbacks got me invested in her story as a young child. From Alex’s nightmares, we all know things end with a fire, but it seemed like her father knew he would be killed or taken. I hope they don’t leave this story open too long.

What did you think, TV Fanatics? Did Alex make the right choice in staying to get revenge for her family? Do you trust Nathan? Are you on board team Flikita? Sound off below!

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Nikita Season 1 Episode 12 Quotes

Nikita: She wants you dude, congrats.
Fletcher: You're alive.
Nikita: You know, I never get tired of hearing that.

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