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Nikita Recap

Can 'Sam' Be Saved?

Laura Prudom | Posted 07.03.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

Although Division has already suffered through its "Tipping Point," it wasn't until "High-Value Target" that our heroes truly found ourselves hanging off the edge of a cliff with the president holding the only rope.

'Blow It All To Hell'

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.26.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

Though there was plenty of action in this week's "Nikita," the episode still felt a little akin to the calm before the storm, allowing us all to take a collective breath before delving headfirst into the final three episodes of the season.

'Not Everyone Can Be Saved'

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.19.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

Although Season 3's earlier entries were more self-contained, to enable new viewers to jump on board, "Nikita" has been on an unbroken hot streak since "Intersection," raising the stakes and ramping up the action with each new installment.

'Nikita': Is There Hope For Michael?

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.12.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

Things are about to get even messier on "Nikita." Michael's loss continues to drive the narrative momentum, but it's clear that things are being teed up for something even bigger.

'Nikita': The One Problem Michael Can't Solve

Laura Prudom | Posted 03.28.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

It was a pleasure to see two such well-crafted episodes in a row, and it seems as though Michael's situation will create plenty of compelling conflict and character growth for a number of our characters over the next few episodes.

'Nikita': Drugs And Bombs And Isaiah Mustafa -- Oh My!

Laura Prudom | Posted 02.07.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

This week's "Nikita" left me torn -- while there was a lot to love about the episode (Isaiah Mustafa! Crazy Amanda! Badass Sean!) there were also a few moments that felt jarring at best, and irritating at worst.

A Presidential Threat Jeopardizes Division's Future In 'Nikita'

Laura Prudom | Posted 01.30.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

Even after a two-week break and a shift into a new (old) timeslot, "Nikita" didn't miss a beat with this week's stellar installment, proving that the creative team hasn't lost the magic formula that made Season 2 so epic.

Owen Returns And Amanda Makes Her Move In 'Nikita'

Laura Prudom | Posted 01.09.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

Since things hit a bit of a lull with last week's solid but unspectacular "True Believer," it was great to see "Nikita" back on form with "Consequences," which started at sixty and only accelerated from there.

'Nikita': Loyalties Are Tested In 'True Believer'

Laura Prudom | Posted 01.02.2013 | TV
Laura Prudom

After two of "Nikita's" strongest episodes to date, it seemed inevitable that "True Believer" would feel a little flat in comparison -- mostly because this week's story was less intrinsically personal than "3.0" and "Innocence" were for our main characters.

Lost Innocence And Newfound Hope In 'Nikita'

Laura Prudom | Posted 12.26.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

"Innocence" achieved what all of the most successful "Nikita" installments do; blended nail-biting action with real emotional stakes, with a heady dose of humor and plenty of character development tossed in for good measure.

Who Died In The 'Nikita' Finale?

Laura Prudom | Posted 07.18.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

It's been a revelatory season for The CW's "Nikita." The show shed the last vestiges of its procedural beginnings and wholeheartedly embraced its compelling mythology, drawing fans deeper into Percival Rose's treacherous web of politics and deceit.

'Nikita' Recap: Percy Plays Puppetmaster With The President

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.11.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

May 11 was an excellent day to be a "Nikita" fan. Not only was the show renewed for a 22-episode third season, its latest installment proved to be yet another gripping hour.

'Nikita' Recap: Birkhoff Faces Financial Trouble

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.28.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

While episodes dealing with finances or computer hacking generally make my eyes glaze over, what "Shadow Walker" excelled at was emphasizing the family dynamic between Nikita, Michael, Birkhoff and Alex.

'Nikita' Recap: One Of Its Finest Hours Yet!

Laura Prudom | Posted 06.20.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

What really stood out for me in this hour were Nikita's growth as a character and Maggie Q's gripping performance throughout the episode.

'Nikita': Amanda And Nikita Revisit The Past In 'Power'

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.31.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

When a show is as consistently compelling as "Nikita," it's easy to take each well-crafted episode for granted, but "Power" once again upped the ante for all our characters without wasting a minute on meaningless filler material.

'Nikita' Recap: Michael Makes A Painful Choice

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.25.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

"Arising" did feature some much-needed character development, allowing the divisive characters of Cassandra and Max to be removed from the chess board without going the lazy route of simply killing them off.

'Nikita' Recap: Percy And Amanda Go Head To Head In 'Doublecross'

Laura Prudom | Posted 05.17.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

"Nikita" has made a habit of coming back from its breaks with a bang, and the March 16 episode, "Doublecross," more than lived up to the promise of its title with a series of satisfying twists. It was pleasing to see the show ably maintain the momentum it established in the last few episodes, as if its month-long hiatus never happened.

Nikita Recap: Carla Unearths the Secrets of Division's Creation in "Origins"

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.19.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

It would've been tough to beat last week's installment of Nikita, which threw so many twists at us it was hard to figure out which way was up and which was down, but "Origins" proved to be a worthy successor.

'Nikita' Recap: Nikita's Past Comes Back To Haunt Her In 'Rogue'

Laura Prudom | Posted 04.12.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

Was this week's taut, labyrinthine installment of "Nikita" the standout of Season 2 so far? Sorry, "Fair Trade," I think "Rogue" just usurped your position at the top of the pile, as the episode combined all the best elements of our favorite spy drama: juicy backstory, dastardly double-crossing, well-paced plotting and one hell of a curveball ending.