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Moment of Goodness

Nikita “Clawback” 

Photo Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/The CW

It’s been a week since I watched “Clawback” and part of me is still in awe. It is hands down the best hour of Nikita ever produced. The only minor quibbles I have are that I would’ve loved to see Birkhoff and a little Percy never hurts.

Photo Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/The CW

Let’s hit the highlights:

I have to admit I kind of forgot about Ryan Fletcher. The writers/producers found a great way to bring him back into the action. I was surprised he killed that guard, but I’m glad to see he’s a little bit more seasoned this time around. I love that Nikita tried to save him in jail before Oversight’s hit could be carried out. And when he died in her arms? Maggie Q is killing it this season. But even better than that? Amanda going through all that trouble to fake his death so Ryan can help her bring Oversight down. I don’t know why I keep underestimating her.

We finally learn why Sean is so loyal to Oversight. I will never get tired of seeing Alberta Watson on this show (or anywhere, for that matter). I loved her on La Femme Nikita and I am thrilled they found a way to include her here. What’s Senator Madeline Pierce’s connection to Sean? He’s her mother.  And why did he feel like he had to take Jonathan Gaines down? Because he outed her to Nikita. Sean had been thinking about leaving Division and returning to the Navy, but now he has to stick around and make sure Nikita doesn’t kill his mother.

Segei Semak knows who Alex is and tries to assassinate her. Even though Alex’s childhood friend Yuri thinks she’s a traitor, it was educational seeing Alex interact with him. We know what Gogol and Semak are willing to do to take Alex out and we know that Division will protect her. I also like the relationship I see developing between Alex and Sean. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I want them together now. I think they can each heal something in the other and I like that Alex isn’t afraid to tell Sean the truth of what’s going on at Division. I’m not sure she completely trusts Sean yet but I hope they get there soon. And I hope she doesn’t have to bunk at Division for too long. How despressing.

Nikita makes an executive decision and cuts Michael out of her attack plan on Gaines. Not smart at all, Nikita. I usually like that Nikita is so headstrong and has the final say in all the decision making. But she’s so used to being on her own, that she cuts Michael out of a key decision and almost loses him. I was surprised Nikita decided to drug Michael to keep him from going on the Gaines mission. I’m glad Michael let Nikita know how betrayed he felt. I don’t ever want them to break up, but Nikita does need to start thinking in terms of “we” and “us” when it comes to Michael. I hope it happens soon.

What did you think of the episode? Did you love it as much as I did?

Nikita airs Fridays at 8/7c.

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