Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What I’m Watching: Nikita

Nikita: Season 2, Episode 21 “Dead Drop” (B)

Things are happening quickly on this show, as Percy continues to get thwarted by Nikita and her ever-growing team in his pursuit of something much more malicious than just a simple bomb, a question that will have to be answered in the show’s final two episodes of the season. With government contact Madeline out of the picture, it’s a convenient time for Ryan to step in and mention that he just happens to know someone trustworthy in the CIA. Fortunately, he was clever enough to deduce that Kendrick was in fact only working for Percy because the criminal mastermind implanted a kill chip in his Pacemaker, and thanks to some computer talk and Michael working out a personal vendetta, they were able to free him from that burden and add another member to their troop just in time to have to find a new base of operations. It’s not like Birkhoff to leave himself exposed for so long, and therefore the destruction of his mansion comes as a disappointment since it could have been prevented had he remembered to go back and check it as soon as the kill chip was disabled. Alex and Sean having their makeout moment in the back of the car with Birkhoff at the wheel and an oblivious Ryan in the passenger seat was hilarious, but this show deserves some fatalistic declarations of love since, for all intents and purposes, its characters are going to be fighting a war for their entire lives, so they may as well enjoy some happiness while they can.

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