What a tangled web we weave. This week’s episode of “Nikita” entitled “The Looking Glass” was filled with lies, betrayal and hidden identities. Michael and Nikita’s relationship hits a serious rough patch after a new element is thrown into their midst. Also, Alex and Sean come to a mutual understanding, while on a rescue mission to Belarus.

Check out our review…

The Players

  • Director: Ken Girotti
  • Writer: Albert Kim
  • Cast: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Xander Berkeley

Episode Title: “Looking Glass”

Nikita and Michael travel to Belarus where they plan to excavate the first lady and Michael’s former “asset” Cassandra. Upon their arrival they learn that Cassandra has a son and her own plans to escape the country. But when they fall through, she turns to Michael for help with her and “their” son’s escape. Sean and Alex also arrive in Belarus to recover a captured agent, but are too late to save her. Their rescue turns into an assassination hit that’s pleasing to Amanda, who may have engineered the whole thing!

The Good:

  • Michael’s the Daddy: From the first moment Cassandra’s son Max appeared on screen, it was evident that Michael was his dad. The young boy who plays the child favors Shane West and looks absolutely nothing like his mother’s husband. This paternity revelation is going to put a serious damper on Nikita and Michael’s relationship — if and when he finds out.
  • The Switcheroo: Sean placed a bomb in Ovechkin’s car in order to kill the power hungry ruler, but he almost blew up Cassandra instead. We have to admit, for a moment the thought of watching Michael lose another mother and child due to Division interference would have been too much to take. Thank goodness for Nikita’s fast feet and quick thinking!
  • Double Mission Success: This was the first episode where Michael, Nikita and Alex had a related goal that didn’t cancel each other out. Division wanted Ovechkin dead and he is, Michael and Nikita wanted Cassandra and Max safe, and they are. It was a win-win.
  • Nanny’s Got a Gun: How badass was it for Max’s nanny to be a part-time killer? That lady was ready for war when she realized that Nikita had been speaking to Max. She put up a good fight. She still got killed by a toy, but still, a helluva fighter.


The Bad:

  • Nikita’s Insecurity: We get it Nikita — you’re jealous of Michael’s past relationship with Cassandra. Nikita showing signs of vulnerability leaned too much towards the needy side. Plus, with the revelation of Max’s paternity, you already know she’s going to keep that secret despite how much it’ll hurt Michael. Judging from next week’s preview he’s still none the wiser. I smell a break up coming and it will be all her fault. Calling all Owen lovers.


“The Looking Glass” was one of the best episodes this short season. Missions got accomplished and new personal developments were made. We already liked Michael but adding Max just made him a lot more interesting. How long do you think it’ll be before he finds out the truth and turns on Nikita? The season finale?

Rating: 9.5/10

“Nikita” airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on The CW

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