Nikita has been one of the surprises this season. Every week the show delivers a solid episode worthy of a place among the best action shows on TV.
This week was no exception. Again the story was well constructed and carried throughout the episode without tangling itself into mess of irrelevant dialogue. What is especially good in the show are the characters of Nikita and Alex. A big reason for the show being so captivating is the work of Maggie Q and Lyndsy Fonseca. The dynamics between them is a key in the story and they are very believable in their roles. This week the back story of Alex was in focus and we saw a new side of her. Fonseca managed again to do a splendid role. It seems like the writers are consciously trying to avoid falling into the pit of boring series. A series like this has all the potential to be a terrible wannabe action piece, especially since it is a revamp of a previous show. Every episode manages to prove us wrong though. The writers actually are trying to do something different with the show with a more dark and complex plot unlike many other shows on CW.
Two thumbs up for this weeks instalment. A few looks back to the past of Alex and Nikita moved the show again a little bit further.