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Three previous incarnations of Nikita

Since 1990 we had Nikita around (or Maggie in Point of No Return/ assassin). That's almost 24 years. In those years we had two movies:
- (La Femme) Nikita (1990)
- Point of No Return/ Assassin (1993)

And two TV series
- La Femme Nikita (1997-2001) for 5 seasons
- Nikita (2010-2013) for 4 seasons

That's nine seasons and two movies (take that Community).
It also had it's influence on other shows Like Alias with it's double crossing and triple crossings and Dolhouse's secret underground "training" facility and tech wizard.

For me the key scene of the entire franchise is the assassination from the bathroom it is both emotional and very tense. When on vacation she gets a call from "division" to go to the bath room get a secure walkie talkie and await instructions. She then gets instructed to assemble a sniper rifle open the window and aim it at a door on the building opposite. In the mean time on the other side of the bathroom door her boy friend who noticed the mood swing after the phone call wants to come in to talk to her about why she is so secretive and that he imagine the worst.

Nikita listens to him and almost starts crying. She then gets instructions from "division" to kill the woman who's coming out of the door. She briefly hesitates then shoots her.

Her boyfriend enters the bathroom after he hears some noise. Nikita sits on the side of the bath crying, the rifle hidden underwater in the bath.



We see both sides to Nikita here, the ice cold killer and the humanity creeping in, her need to connect and resentment to keeping secrets. This scene is in both movies but not in the TV series, but I'm not sure.

So now to come back to the question "What next?"

Do we get some sort of 25th anniversary in 2015 say an ultimate box set with all movies and TV series I doubt it but it would be nice.

Maybe a video game? During the run of La Femme Nikita a video game for the Xbox was planned, but later cancelled maybe it would work now something like Solid Snake.

Or and this is extreme wishful thinking a new film or an HBO miniseries based on the original movies (Hey HBO is WB who own the rights so it's possible in one of the many parallel universes that might exist).

These are my thoughts, now lets get the series finale and hope it goes out with a bang that will spread out the remains of Amanda over five continents.


Let me know your ideas of what's next and if you have a favorite scene from the franchise.
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That restaurant really does capture everything that's great about this story. A broken human being who's been broken down further and put back together thinking that somebody, perhaps for the first time ever, is showing her some kindness by taking her out to a fancy restaurant only to realize a very harsh reality...and that realization (and subsequent emotions) is a fantastic watch.

While Amanda was obviously a high ranking member of the Division machine in the film(s), I never saw her as the "Evil Amanda" that the TV shows adapted. Both shows have done a good enough job with Amanda that I'd be interested in seeing how she came to be. It would pretty much be a re-telling of the basic Nikita story, but with Amanda and instead of the physical assassin training, it would psychological and emotional.

I dunno. This story pretty much always works so whatever the next incarnation is...I'm sure it'll be awesome!
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That is something I would watch. Another thing that might make it interesting is make it British. We had a French, Canadian and 2 American versions. Or go totally of the reservation and have a Russian one.
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It's an interesting thought, though I'd be hard pressed to think of any nationality influence in any incarnation.

The first film was in French, but it's not like Paris played a role. Similar with the first TV series, though Canadian based, there wasn't much Canadiana. Same with the US.

I think likely because much of the story takes place in the non-descript bunkers of Division and much of the outside stories are international so home base could be anywhere.

I don't know specifically about a British version, but I'd be all over the BBC running their own series. US networks have adapted more than a few UK shows, maybe it's time to return the favour :)
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There is a Law and Order UK so that has been done...
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have a follow up mini series on FX
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It'd be nice to see a follow up movie based on the most recent series. Ive only seen an episode or two of the original series nor have I seen either of the movies, all I know is my "version" of Nikita is ending tonight which sucks but it did get to finish its story strong.

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See the Movies; See the Movies!!!
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I like the idea of HBO doing a mini-series or series about Nikita
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With Gina Carano as Nikita to make the fantasy complete.

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Great scene/actress!

How about Ivana Milicevic from Banshee?
The following clip is a little choppy since the fight scene took place through the entire episode and was spliced together here.

***CAUTION: GRAPHIC/BRUTAL VIOLENT FIGHT SCENE*****

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Ivana Milicevic As Nikita. Sounds about right!
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I feel Leon fits the bill as we have a mini- Nikita in there. Barhroom killings and assasins.
What next for Nilita? I have no clue. Will have to watch the current series first.
Best scene - the kitchen in la Femme.
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Leon - loved that movie!
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Yes I can see that as a prequel. Mathilda's life could go down that road.
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Nathalie Portman!
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The scene from La Femme:


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