Nikita “True Believer” takes dedication to a whole new level. The assassin tries to stop a terrorist from killing a U.S. Senator and countless civilians. The only thing standing between him and Nikita is another Division agent. Can she outsmart and outfight her peer to save innocent lives?

The Players:

  • Director: Danny Cannon
  • Writer: Carlos Coto
  • Cast: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Devon Sawa, Noah Bean, Dillon Casey, Lyndie Greenwood, Scottie Thompson, David Meunier,

Episode Title: “True Believer”

An undercover Division agent named Mia (Thompson) has gone to the dark side. While investigating a terrorist group called 3rd Wave, she became brainwashed by its leader, Joshua (Meunier). Little does she know, he’s really a scam artist who’s embezzled millions of dollars from politicians. Nikita attempts to rescue Mia, but in the process Alex is shot and we learn Joshua isn’t working alone. Meanwhile, one of Joshua’s followers plan to detonate a bomb in the middle of a Senator’s rally.

The Good:

  • Cowboys and Indians: Well done Carlos Coto! This week’s plot was layered and entertaining. It was an old fashioned fake-out centering on two former Special Ops soldiers. We can honestly say, we were shocked to learn Joshua and the Senator’s head of security were in cahoots.
  • Nikita and Ryan: Finally, we saw a glimpse of what these two used to be. For the most part, Nikita and Ryan have been at odds. They went from having a deep, trusting connection to a stern dad and rebellious daughter relationship. But the end of the episode brought it all back. She joked about his messy desk, and he allowed her to help him clean it up. That’s the Nikita and Fletch we miss.

The So-So:

  • Losing Their Mojo: Is it just us, or did Nikita and Michael get their butts beat for the majority of the episode? At least Michael proved himself in the end, but Nikita was still bested by Mia. That woman would not let up. Even with a weapon, it seemed like Nikita was struggling.
  • The Conversation: Sean and Alex had a heart to heart. It wasn’t directly about their relationship, but it was implied. It’s great that Michael and Nikita are engaged and in love, but what about these two? Last season, their relationship was on the up and up, now it seems stunted. We take it Sean never got that date he desperately wanted.

The Bad:

  • Birkhoff and Sonya: What the hell happened between these guys? And how long are they going to drag it out? Yes, it’s funny to see their awkward moments. Their dialogue is hilarious, but it’s time to show your hand. What happened over the summer and how come we can’t know about it?

Overall:

“True Beliver” was a decent episode. Everyone wasn’t at the top of their game, but they still got the job done. They really need to flesh out some of the personal relationships between the characters. We get that Mikita is the central couple, but they’re not the only ones on this show.

Rating: 7.5/10

Nikita airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on The CW

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