Thursday, October 21, 2010

Review - Nikita Season 1 Episode 6 Resistance

Nikita had a 24-vibe this week. There was the interrogation scene with threat of torture and then actual torture, the breakout, and a several twists. Nikita is on the sidelines with the guardian, who eventually escapes and recovers the black box, as Alex deals with a Division test which seems to be a legitimate capture. In the end, Alex messes up the test by breaking out and shooting her captor--a Division agent--before Michael takes her back at the gas station. Her actions, though, warrant death, which Michael begins to carry out. Percy shows himself to be a duplicitous as ever, as the test was not only for Alex, but also Michael--the gun only contained blanks.

While the flashbacks do bring a fair amount of pathos, they frankly aren't that interesting. It moves in small increments and the path is very predictable. Nikita reveals that she saved Alex as a child, so Alex eventually trusts her, and even requests to join her crusade. As far as I'm concerned, the backstory stuff could just be covered in a single flashback episode.

Score: 8.9/10
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