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In this week’s Nikita, the “Invisible Hand” rears its ugly head. As the title suggests, a limb is at the center of the episode’s biggest dilemma. Plus, Amanda resurfaces and makes an unethical (shocker) demand.

The Players:

  • Director: Dwight Little
  • Writer: Carlos Coto
  • Cast: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Lyndie Greenwood

Episode Title “Invisible Hand”:

Nikita learns that Amanda and The Shop are targeting a human trafficking advocate. They plan to assassinate her using a toxin, which reacts like a kill-chip. Meanwhile, Nikita’s pulled into Amanda’s web when it’s revealed that Michael’s artificial hand isn’t all it seems.

The Good:

  • Sonya: Is it just us, or was Sonya in almost every scene this week? She got some serious airtime. Perhaps it’s because Division has been whittled down to a choice few. Either way, we liked it. We also learned a little about her background. She’s a former East African resident by way of Oxford. We want an episode dedicated to her backstory. She seems like such a sweet girl. How the heck did she end up at Division? We hope they explore her more in Season 4.
  • Kill-chip Upgrade: The Shop has developed a new nano-technology that makes blood vessels explode. It’s essentially an upgrade to the kill-chip. We have to admit it’s pretty sophisticated but the end result is beyond disturbing.
  • Michael’s Hand: We knew his new limb came with a price. When they magically attached Michael’s hand we were upset. We felt it negated the drama of him having to go without. But now, his life is on the line because it’s laced with the toxin. Now it’s infiltrated his entire bloodstream and he’s a ticking time bomb.

The Bad:

  • Relationships in the Workplace: This is why Nikita and Michael should have never gotten together. Due to Nikita’s love for him, Amanda’s got (figuratively) her balls in a vice. Either Nikita assassinates the President of the United States or Michael goes boom. Not to sound heartless, but in the grand scheme of things Michael’s death wouldn’t be the end of the world. It would just mean the end of Nikita’s. She should know better than to trust Amanda to give her the antidote. We don’t like where this is going.

Overall:

This week’s episode is polarizing. Nikita’s stuck between a rock and a hard place. Her ultimate decision regarding Amanda’s mission will destroy a lot of lives, including her own.

Rating: 9/10

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

What did you think of this week’s episode?