Friday, October 29, 2010

Review - Nikita Season 1 Episode 7 The Recruit

"The Recruit" is much different than the previous episode. Nikita and Alex, for all intents and purposes, are background characters in the episode, helping the real main characters along their own paths. We get to see two new perspectives of Division recruits and how they differ from Alex.

There's Sarah a bottom-tier recruit who's tasked unknowingly to become a suicide bomber, and eventually gets away with Nikita's help, getting a final glimpse of her daughter as well. The other recruit, Robbie, is not as lucky, however. Despite Alex's encouragement and support, once he's assigned to security, he snaps and starts shooting up the place. The scary part is that Amanda still wants him to be a cleaner, seeing how he killed fellow Division members without a second thought.

All in all, though, we learn next the nothing other than some operational nuances. The message about Division has gotten stale. It's the evilest, most devious, most murderous, most deceitful organization in the history of the world. Percy would mass murder puppies if it served his ends. The continued emphasis on this point leaves little wriggling room: Nikita final goal is both worthy and necessary. She is always right and Percy is always wrong. In my opinion, the show should operate more in a grey area where Nikita can consider the morality of her choices instead of going in guns blazing.

Score: 8.6/10
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