“Nikita” surprisingly stepped it up this week with “Kill Jill.” The first two episodes have been hard to follow but this one had a solid storyline and a decent amount of action. Guest star Julie Gonzalo leads the way as online journalist who’s being tracked down by the Division and since they want her, so does Nikita.
Check out the review…
- Director: David Solomon
- Writer: Amanda Segel
- Cast: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca Aaron Stanford, Tiffany Hines, Melinda Clarke, Xander Berkeley, Aaron Stanford, Sebastien Roberts, Julie Gonzalo
Episode Title: “Kill Jill”
Nikita rescues Jill (Gonzalo), a journalist who is trying to expose a conspiracy involving Division and a major plane crash. Michael and Percy suspect Birkhoff of being Nikita’s inside mole and send Amanda in to interrogate him. Michael enlists the help of the recruits, Alex, Jaden and Thom, to help them locate their latest target.
- Birkhoff: Aaron Stanford got a little more air time this week because the Division suspected him as Nikita’s mole. His name was eventually cleared but the entire situation was pure comedy. He couldn’t believe that anyone could doubt his loyalty or skills. One of his best lines of the night was directed towards Alex when she asked him about hacking into the FBI. He said, “I don’t have to hack jack. All these systems are already hacked. I own them. One Button. Boom. Sneakers. River Phoenix. Rent it. What’s Up?”
- Nikita vs Michael: “You have no idea how much pain I can take.” That was the line Nikita said before purposely dislocating her arm to free herself from a fight with Michael. These two really went at and it was actually entertaining. Despite Shane West’s obvious stunt double, it was a vast improvement from what we’ve seen so far.
- Eager Beaver Reporter: Julie Gonzalo typical plays dumb beauty queens or bitches in things so it was nice to see her as such as sweet character. Maybe she could be a recurring guest? An ally that Nikita could use from time to time like the tech guy on “Law & Order: SVU?”
- Alex Gets a Love Interest: So Alex and Thom shared a sweet moment at the end of the episode, which gave us a hint of something more to come between them. This would have been great if it wasn’t for Thom’s often systematic approach to everything. He’s so stiff that it’s hard to tell when he’s being personable and sincere. He’s like a teacher’s pet. He’s always on the job.
- Jaden: What is her problem this week? Granted Alex picked a fight with her first, but I saw that as payback for the crap she pulled last episode. It would be great if they developed this character beyond her bitch of the week antics.
This is easily the best episode of the season, which isn’t saying much considering the mediocre quality of the first two. Hopefully, this means better things to come.
“Nikita” airs Thursdays at 9PM on The CW
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