Nikita: Girl's Best Friend

"Come on, I'm an agent all over again. Isn't that some sort of fantasy of yours?"

This episode brought to light a very interesting debate: can Division be used for good? Michael seems to think so, and I sure loved watching him try to convince Nikita of his unorthodox opinion. It provided quite a bit of compelling material for the hour.

Of course, the real highlight of the hour was Alex. After weeks of being sidelined with a painful love interest, our little heroine finally found herself back on the field. This hour really exemplified what makes a hero, and Alex undoubtedly proved herself as one as she sacrificed her long-deserved freedom to save Jaden. Moreover, I also adored her announcing that she was staying in the fight as Michael and Nikki watched on like loving parents. The three just have a wonderful family dynamic that feels very earned.

Speaking of Jaden -- this was her strongest episode by far as it actually gave her a lot to work with and elevated her character from one-dimensional bully to a layered woman with a past of her own. I absolutely loved the ending (no surprise there) with her presenting Percy with the nerve toxin and being promoted to full-agent status. Things can only get explosive from here on out.

Bits & Bullets:

- Fantastic dream fight with Alex vs Owen and Jaden. I don't know what's up with the show's obsession with 3-way fights lately, but they've all been incredible.

- It's so nice to have Michael, Nikita and Alex on the same side discussing how to take down Division.

- Loved Jaden and Alex working together as prostitutes.

- That Anya turned out to be much tougher than I expected.

- Awesome moment with Jaden and Alex double teaming everyone culminating with Jaden shooting Kalume dead.

- Alex with the double guns (after flipping over the table) was so very Lara Croft.

- The second fight between Nikita and Anna was spectacularly choreographed. And I love that Nikki took her dress.

Nikki Notables:

Nikita: Michael, I love you. I just hate where you work.

Nikita: Once you're free, you're going to have to be on your own for a little while. I know you'll be smart and I know you'll be careful, but please be strong, for yourself. God knows you've been for me.

Anna: And the trigger?
Kalume: There's an app for that.

Jaden: Know what I did? Stuck a knife in the back of his neck. The people I work for thought I showed initiative.

"Girl's Best Friend" is yet another riveting and absorbing hour of Nikita.

4 out of 5 nerve toxins.

Previously posted at Nad's Reviews.

2 comments:

ChrisB said...

I also adored her announcing that she was staying in the fight as Michael and Nikki watched on like loving parents. The three just have a wonderful family dynamic that feels very earned.

I couldn't have said it better myself. I like this dynamic much better than the creepy guy at the dinner table.

I also liked the end where Nikita just leans into Michael. It's so nice to be able to see her not be so alone.

Anonymous said...

I agree, the dynamic between the three of them is so wonderful and cosy. I love their relationship and Nikita/Alex is one of the highlights of this season.