Friday, May 13, 2011

Review - Nikita Season 1 Episode 22 Pandora

In true Nikita fashion, "Pandora" is chalk full of plot turns. The episode moves quickly from one thing to a next and the characters are all over the place in the episode. It begins at the loft with Alex shooting Nikita before Division agents arrive, and we soon learn that Alex faked Nikita's death (that one was pretty obvious). After Michael disables Percy, Nikita says the CIA top dogs, and Amanda lets Alex go, the episode comes full circle, ending where it begun: with Nikita and Alex together in the loft. This time, however, it is the official cutting of the alliance, as Alex cuts the zip line, physically making it impossible for her to rejoin Nikita.

Looking forward to the next season--assuming the show is renewed--the show has completely changed. Nikita and Alex are no longer allies but wary adversaries, while Nikita and Michael, once enemies, are completely together. As far as the endgame goal of taking down Division there is certainly a long ways to go still.

Alberta Watson, Madeline on La Femme Nikita, guest starred in the episode as one of the government people. Along with Amanda's increased presence, it reminded me how much darker the original show was.

Score: 9.2/10
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