Could the stakes get any higher? The safety of the world hangs in the balance as psycho Percy continues his hunt for nuclear weapons. Luckily, Nikita’s hot on his trail and in this week’s episode, “Drop Dead,” she gets one step closer to uncovering his real motivation.

Check out our review…


The Players:

  • Director: Michael Robison
  • Writer: Kalinda Vasquez
  • Cast: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Xander Berkeley, Dillon Casey, Noah Bean

Episode Title: “Drop Dead”

The gang attempts to steal a plutonium trigger from Percy. They believe he’s trying to make a nuclear bomb, but need solid intel that only the CIA can provide. So Ryan contacts the agency’s director Morgan Kendrick (guest star Brian Howe) and asks for help. Unfortunately, Kendrick’s being manipulated by Percy and their focus shifts from the plutonium, to Kendrick’s safety. Meanwhile, Sean is shot during the plutonium exchange and Alex nurses him back to health.

The Good:

  • Sean and Alex: After months of will they or won’t they sexual tension, Alex and Sean finally kissed! The entire episode built up to the final moment where Sean took charge and laid one on her. Even Birkhoff thought it was sweet, while poor Ryan remained oblivious.
  • Unexpected Rescue: Nikita doesn’t trust the government and with good reason. But Ryan genuinely believed that Kendrick was a decent guy. Because of his instincts they found out Percy had a kill-chip strapped to Kendrick’s pacemaker. Nikita’s assassination project quickly turned into a rescue mission.
  • Michael’s Neck Drop: Is this an action drama or WWE? Michael is a slender man but apparently, he’s strong enough to turn someone upside down and break their neck. We knew Stephen (guest star Brendan Fehr) had to go, but we weren’t expecting that type of exit.
  • Sonya: Sonya seems like a good person. She just has a horrible job. When she locked on to the location of Nikita’s safe house, for a split-second she was going to delete it. Unfortunately, Percy turned around and it was too late. He’d already seen the goods. She needs to get out of there. She’s not cut from the same devious cloth.
  • Old Boys Club: It all makes sense now. Percy has tried too hard to be top dog and it’s because he has childhood issues. Kendrick revealed that Percy was a wannabe from “the sticks,” who got into all the right schools. At the end of the day, he wants to be part of the club. That explains why he’s been holding on to Division for dear life. He felt excluded from the other groups (CIA, FBI) so he made his own.
  • Homequarters: Nikita has come a long way. When this show started, she was operating solo out of her loft. Now, the self-imposed loner is the head of a family. A rogue family that includes Michael, Alex, Birkhoff, Sean, Ryan, and now Kendrick. But here’s a question: Where’s Owen?

The Bad:

  • On the Road Again: How many houses are they going to lose? And at Birkhoff’s expense? These aren’t family homes with three to four bedrooms, these are huge spreads set on the beach. Birkhoff had it right, next time Alex better foot the bill.


This episode had a great underlying theme. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Don’t let one bad apple spoil the bunch. Nikita allowed her personal issues with the government to cloud her judgement. She saw all their employees as threats without looking at the big picture. She learned a serious lesson this week: Everything isn’t always as it seems.

Rating: 9/10

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

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