It’s been a while, but our very hot assassin is back to kick some major butt. And things are about to go off when Owen returns to ask for Nikita’s help in finishing the plan he has begun to execute in an attempt to take down Division. But Owen doesn’t realize how far Division will go to cover up its own mistakes.
Inside Division Alex is having her own problems when Jaden becomes hell bent on ending her for good.
And before all is said and done, Percy’s true colors will be revealed.
What worked: I really liked the team up in this episode between Nikita and Owen. As some of you may know, this is something that I have been asking for since Owen was first introduced. Now I hope that the team up actually sticks this time. Owen is a great character and adds an even greater emotional level to Nikita considering Own is the man that killed the one she loved. It really emphasizes Nikita’s self control.
I also hate Percy. But not the way I hated Stahl on Sons of Anarchy, where I just hated the character and her execution. I hate Percy from a personal stand-point, which is actually a good thing. Percy is a vile, wretched human being. But that is exactly what the writers are trying to do, so in actuality they are succeeding on a massive level. This episode got across so perfectly how much of a cold-blooded parasite Percy is when he killed the engineer and told the CIA agent to frame the analyst.
And that’s another thing. This episode did a great job at expanding the overall conspiracy of the series. That Division technically is supposed to answer to a higher up organization, that is just awesome.
I also really hope that, that analyst becomes an ally to Nikita and her crew.
What didn’t: If you’ve been following my reviews than you know the answer to this… Yup, way to little Alex. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Alex is the glue that holds this show together. And you can’t under play her the way this episode did. I think she had maybe ten to fifteen minutes of screen time at best. I do take issue with that because she is worth so much more.
And as a whole this episode is a bit weak overall. Not that it’s bad, but it could of used some punch up.
Side Note: This week’s episode featured an appearance from Flashpoint star Michael Cram. Cram also made an appearance on the original La Femme Nikita series back in the 90’s. And now you can impress all your friends with your awesome TV trivia knowledge.
Final thoughts: A good episode with some issues.
Episode: “Dark Matter” (Season 1, Episode 10)
Airs: CW, Thursdays, 9pm
What’s next: Division sends Alex on her on her first mission to kill the leader of a crime syndicate.
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