Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What I’m Watching: Nikita

Nikita: Season 1, Episode 10 “Dark Matter” (C)

Let’s start with the good since there isn’t much of that. Nikita finally deciding to trust someone other than Alex is without question a good move since she could really use some support in her painfully slow quest to bring down Division. Owen is a good choice because he actually knows how to fend for himself, as opposed to all of the civilians and Division trainees Nikita has put her trust in during previous episodes. As far as Ryan Fletcher goes, we’ll return to that later. There’s nothing quite as effective as strangling someone with your bare hands to do away with any thoughts of insubordination, and I’m continually reassured by the presence of Xander Berkeley as Percy on this show. Now back to the main plot, it’s infinitely frustrating that Division can simply frame another person when their first plan falls through, and I don’t see a way that this show could possibly resolve itself if Division is capable of such instant and complex manipulation of information. It also doesn’t make sense to leave Fletcher alive since he now poses a great danger to Division, and I don’t even quite comprehend how he’ll be able to get away scot-free. I’m also extremely puzzled by Alex’s continued framing of Jaden since the former’s possession of a picture of the latter trying to escape would also implicate Alex in the attempt. Also, if escape is possible, why not just escape? It’s all so infuriating and senseless. The amount of shows premiering in the spring is somewhat staggering and may cause me to abandon this show, but Thursday nights aren’t really getting all that more crowded, so I may stick around.

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