He’s back! This week, Devon Sawa returns to “Nikita” as Owen, the Guardian gone rogue. Whenever he and Nikita work together sparks fly, and this episode was no exception. There’s plenty of drama, action, and lots of sexual tension pulsating through the screen. Be warned, it’s about to get hot in here!

Check out our review…

The Players

  • Director: Dwight H. Little
  • Writer: Albert Kim
  • Cast: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Xander Berkeley, Devon Sawa

Episode Title: “Guardians”

Nikita heads to Europe to find Owen and recover a black box. But she discovers he’s been working with Gogol and decides to use their connection to her advantage. The duo closes in on the box’s assigned Guardian but run into trouble. Nikita’s arrested by local police and Owen’s betrayed by Gogol (no surprise there). Meanwhile, Alex sneaks into Semak’s home ready to kill, but comes across a ghost from her past.

The Good:

  • Owen’s Back!: Owen has returned after a long hiatus and his feelings for Nikita were on full display. In earlier reviews, we’ve wondered if a love triangle was on the horizon and all signs point to YES! Owen’s a lot more open with his flirtation (the breakfast scene: “I’d forgotten how bossy you can be. And well, I kind of missed that.”), but he stills respects Nikita and Michael’s relationship. You can tell that he cares for her, because he’s willing to put his feelings aside for her happiness.
  • Michael’s Entrance: Speaking of Michael, he really knows how to make an entrance doesn’t he? He was M.I.A. most of the episode and shows up in the final 12 minutes in the most baddass way. Nikita and Owen were on the verge of death, when Michael pulled up and started unloading rounds like Neo in The Matrix. He even had the long, black coat to match!
  • Mama?: Who didn’t see that soap opera ending coming? Thanks to Percy’s prophetic voice over, Alex (and the audience) learned that her parents weren’t really dead. Well, at least her mother isn’t. Alex stumbled upon her in a bedroom, and the poor girl was completely shocked. Interesting side note: Sarah Clarke, who plays Alex’s mom, is the real-life wife of Xander Berkeley (Percy). He really is involved in everything!

The Bad:

  • No Birkhoff: We know Birkhoff is at home licking is wounds but he was missed this week. The covert missions just aren’t the same without his witty lines and quips. We miss our “nerd.”


This week’s episode of “Nikita” was all about chemistry. Nikita, Owen, and even the brief moments with Michael were amazing. The actors gel well and there was enough sexual tension to set Alex’s old house ablaze!

Rating: 8/10

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

What did you think of this week’s episode of “Nikita?”