Nikita Review: "Echoes"

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At first I thought she meant me, then Nikita perhaps, but now it makes perfect sense. Now the answer is obvious, she’s afraid of herself. - Amanda

Who is she?

That’s the question every Nikita viewer was asking for nearly all of "Echoes." The answer? herself. Alex was terrified of another version of herself; a version her father wanted and trained her to be. Excellent performances by Lyndsy Fonseca and Melinda Clarke this week.

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The Zetrov symbol, which was the sign of her father’s company, was shown throughout the hour. Alex’s father wanted her to reclaim his legacy, which we saw her hallucinogenic version of herself do, along with killing Nathan and her hallucinogenic baby.

Although I’m convinced Nathan is in no way part of Division, I find myself wondering how Nathan got a key. I would love Alex have the future that she of which she dreamed: married to Nathan, with a baby. Fortunately, Alex told Nikita she believes Nathan is in danger, and hopefully Nikita can relocate him before Division gets to him.

Finally, we find out how Nikita has been living, and where her money comes from. I wonder how she convinced this Whitfield guy to leave all of his cash to her. He must have left her a lot because Nikki requires a lot of dough to buy the ammunition she’s always packing.

Nikita was 100% right in being worried about Alex’s face when she shot Vlad. Alex is also now worried that she may be headed toward the cold killer version she saw herself as in her dream state. When she says she’s leaving, though, where does she plan on going? At least we know she won’t be headed back to Russia.

Back at Division... all I can say is: poor Birkhoff. The only way he can get his kicks is online, and even then he gets interrupted by Michael. How funny would a Division After Hours episode be? It’d be a kick to see what happens with Birkhoff and his online buddies, as well as Percy and Amanda. They had some serious chemistry in their scenes together this week.

Even though it was a hallucination, we got some Mikita action and, boy, did the sparks fly! Unfortunately, the installment ended with Michael chilling in Nikita’s house with a machine gun. Overall, I found myself wondering if new information was unfolding during hallucinations, or if the writers were just trying to make us think. Either way, it was a heck of an Inception-like episode that had my head spinning before the puzzle was placed together.

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Echoes Review

Editor Rating: 3.8 / 5.0
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Nikita Season 1 Episode 16 Quotes

Michael: I need you to run a search. The name's Whitfield.
Birkhoff: Where do I know that name from?
Michael: I don't know, why don't you do the search?
Birkhoff: Always so pleasant when you're asking a favor.
Michael: A favor is when you have the option of saying no.

Amanda: Alex is hiding something about her past; she has been since the moment we recruited her.
Michael: Well this is your chance to find out; take a crowbar to her subconscious.
Amanda: Division agents don't get to keep secrets; not from me.