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'How I Met Your Mother' Cast Knew The Show's Ending Since Series Began

April 1st, 2014 11:41pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
The cast of How I Met Your Mother has known how the series was going to end since the show's beginning back in 2005.

Producers revealed the end of the story to stars Josh Radnor and Lyndsy Fonseca, who play star Josh Radnor's children on the series, when scenes for the end of the series were shot at the beginning in order to ensure that the series came full circle.

"(Creators) Carter (Bays) and Craig (Thomas), are so smart. They had actually planned the ending during our pilot," says star Cobie Smulders, who plays Radnor's love interest on the show. "They shot some scenes with the two chi...
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'Nikita' Recap: Alex Opposes Nikita in 'Inevitability'

March 30th, 2013 11:20am EDT
Nikita
After two seasons of fighting outside forces, the biggest foe in Nikita's third season is starting to be Team Nikita themselves - although the White House isn't far behind after this episode.

The President of Chad (guest star Jonathan Adams, from Bones and who kind of already played this type of character as Kamba in Burn Notice) meets with his CIA handler in a dark alley and kills him. In case you didn't know he was a bad guy, Ryan explains that to Team Nikita, saying that President Pierre is heading to a party to make a sweetheart deal with the Russians. "You're talking about another ass...
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Actress Lyndsy Fonseca To Divorce

January 13th, 2013 3:52pm EST
Lyndsy Fonseca
Actress Lyndsy Fonseca has filed for divorce from her husband.

The Desperate Housewives star, 26, lodged papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court to end her three-year marriage.

Fonseca, who split from her partner Matthew last July, has cited "irreconcilable differences" for the split, according to TMZ.com.

The actress also requests the court deny Matthew spousal support. They have no children together.
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Wrath' Claims A Significant Character

April 21st, 2012 12:10am EDT
Nikita
This week's Nikita takes us to Norway, where Percy and Roan are visiting a CIA "black site" in order to visit one nasty prisoner: Nicholas Brandt (Rick Ravanello). After having Nikita capture Brandt five years earlier, Percy is ready to set him free and sic him on her now. Yes, it's another case of history coming back into the present - the theme that's run through the entire second season.

After the last revelatory episode, everyone thinks it's going to be smooth sailing, but if it was, that would be a terribly uninteresting show. "It's like you guys need some kind of life and d...
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'Nikita' Recap: Amanda and Ari Make A Play For 'Power'

March 31st, 2012 12:04am EDT
Nikita
Last week, Nikita finally bumped off the much-maligned Sergei Semak, so it's no surprise that this week, Amanda and Ari (Peter Outerbridge) move to fill the void.

Action begins outside a DARPA research facility, where an unfortunate staffer ends up shot dead after swiping a nasty-looking device for an enigmatic woman. Michael explains to Birkhoff (and the audience) that the device synthesizes a rare isotope and allegedly "represents the future of clean energy." Nikita recognizes the shooter as a Division agent. It's up to the team to find her and retrieve the device.

Michael and N...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Doublecross' (2.16)

March 17th, 2012 12:05am EDT
Nikita
After a month of reruns, we finally get three new episodes of Nikita. This one's packed full of action, if not necessarily big surprises, although there is one unpleasant one in the final minutes.

Division has seen four agents killed in three days, which has made Amanda very unhappy, and the lower-level agents disgruntled. Michael and Birkhoff bring this information to Nikita, with Michael insistent that the targeted agents were members of a task force Percy had him assemble to deal with Gogol. "Not again with the rescuing and the saving of the enemy!" Birkhoff protests, but Nikita ...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Origin' (2.15)

February 18th, 2012 12:12am EST
Nikita
Picking up where last week's episode left off, we further probe Nikita's backstory and that of Division in this week's Nikita. There's a lot going on in both past and present...

We start in 1998, when Division is just an old missile silo with Percy giving Carla (Erica Gimpel) a tour of the place like a bad realtor. Yet we're only there for about thirty seconds before we go back to the present day, where Nikita tells Carla "I only survived because of my memories of you. And now all of my memories are a lie." Ouch. Carla says that Division was a good idea until Amanda "corrupted" it.
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Rogue' (2.14)

February 11th, 2012 12:14am EST
Nikita
The theme of this season of Nikita seems to be everyone's past crawling out of the woodwork (see: Alex's mom, Michael's son), so it's not surprising that this week we meet Nikita's mentor.

Things start in New Jersey, where Percy is having Roan off a Newark detective in an alley in the middle of the night, because that's where these things happen. The next morning, Nikita and Michael (who appears to have gotten a haircut since Percy's dig about his looks last week) are sparring, only to be interrupted by the arrival of Alex. "Amanda definitely has complete control of Division," sh...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Clean Sweep' (2.13)

February 4th, 2012 12:12am EST
Nikita
Nikita is back this week, and "Clean Sweep" was an episode worth the wait, because the show looks considerably different now.

Picking up where "Sanctuary" left off, Team Nikita overhears the conversation between Amanda and Patrick Miller (Patrick deVry), and makes their own plan to intervene. "It's about saving lives," says Michael to an incredulous Birkhoff. Convincing the group that he's needed, Sean teams with Nikita and Michael to rescue his mom (and the other members of Oversight) from the Guardians.

This puts them on a collision course with Percy, who is finally freed from hi...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Sanctuary' (2.12)

January 14th, 2012 12:08am EST
Nikita
This week's Nikita sees the band back together again, and they play well enough, but the greatest hits are yet to come.

Team Nikita is reunited, but it's not smooth sailing. Birkhoff tells Nikita that Alex (whom he refers to as "Occupy Beach House") tried to swipe his pain meds. Alex and Nikita again talk about what we learned last week - that Alex's mother was having an affair with Sergei Semak. Nikita tells Alex about Carla (whom we now know will be played by Erica Gimpel), who helped her before she ended up in prison.

At Oversight's meeting, while Sean sits awkwardly in the hallw...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Guardians' (2.10)

December 3rd, 2011 12:15am EST
Nikita
Last season's Nikita midseason finale was a stunner. This season's feels like an unfinished work - but hold on for the final few minutes, because those open up a world of possibilities.

We open in France, where there's a late-night raid, which includes Owen (Devon Sawa, last seen in "Falling Ash"). He and his strike team come up empty-handed, which does not please Ari. He wants the remaining black boxes found and destroyed yesterday or nasty things will happen.

Owen goes home to find Nikita hiding out in his place, wanting his help to recover another black box. They chat about Per...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Fair Trade' (2.09)

November 19th, 2011 12:06am EST
Nikita
Nikita went into a tailspin last week, largely because it jettisoned much of what made it a good show. Put the pieces back together, and the show gets good again. Who'd have thought?

"My boss doesn't need caffeine, she's high on life," Birkhoff tells a pretty girl named Allison - who happens to be Senator Madeline Pierce's aide - in a coffee shop, as he's putting a tracker in the Senator's coffee. Will Traveler would approve.

Nikita's hoping to get the drop on the remaining members of Oversight by crashing the emergency meeting they've called to discuss her. Division knows she's...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'London Calling' (2.08)

November 12th, 2011 12:12am EST
Nikita
In this week's Nikita, Michael heads to London to see Cassandra and Max - and unsurprisingly, the trip ends up being anything but a pleasant father and child reunion. It's painful for everyone, including the audience.

In the most awkward and yet least dramatic teaser in the history of this series, Cassandra (Helena Mattsson)'s got a new man in her life, which makes Michael wonder who's hanging around his kid, and she has to be pleaded with to let him see Max at all. Surprisingly, Michael isn't angry with her, but he's certainly ticked off with the two guys that have been following ...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Clawback' (2.07)

November 5th, 2011 1:06am EDT
Nikita
It took seven weeks, but Nikita finally hit its mark this week with an episode that put the screws to nearly every major character. Now will it be the start of something?

Ryan Fletcher (Noah Bean, if you forgot) cannot catch a break. The ex-CIA agent is now in prison, but the suspicious death of a pharmaceutical company employee makes him call Nikita (via his mom, no less). He's cracked a Division operation known as "Grey Rain." Unfortunately for Ryan, Amanda has intercepted the call and has sent Roan (Rob Stewart) to take care of him.

He ends up in the bowels of Division at epi...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Looking Glass' (2.05)

October 22nd, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Nikita
This week's Nikita is a high and a low. Shane West can still turn in a performance like nobody's business - even if it's in another formulaic episode filled with plot concerns.

Apparently Michael shares my affinity for pina coladas. I approve. But wait, who's this blonde woman he's with? That's Cassandra Ovechkin (Helena Mattsson). Relax, kids - this was six years ago. And she's the First Lady of Belarus, and up until two seconds ago she thought that he was a cultural attache named Jonathan she was bedding, not an agent there to kill her husband.

While Michael's operation succee...
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Q&A: 'Nikita's' Shane West Talks Season 2

October 21st, 2011 4:09pm EDT
Nikita
The show may be called Nikita, but it's Shane West, as the title character's partner Michael, who is the backbone of the series.

Nothing against Maggie Q, but Shane's doing a lot of heavy lifting. In just over a full season, Michael has been Nikita's trainer, ally, one-time possible love interest, enemy, ally again, and now her current love interest. We've seen how he lost his wife and daughter, left his longtime post as right-hand man at Division after finding out that boss Percy was behind their deaths, and now he's ditched the concrete walls of the secret agency for a life on t...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Partners' (2.04)

October 15th, 2011 12:09am EDT
Nikita
This week's Nikita continues to dig up the past - but this week it has a specific name and a face, and a whole lot of festering anger.

We're in Turkey this week, and Kelly (Katheryn Winnick) is trying to make a quick escape. When that doesn't go as planned, she starts shooting and steals a getaway van. Yay for generic white vans.

This big, loud escape brings her to the attention of Amanda at Division, who decides to send a cleaning team - and Alex, because Kelly happens to be Nikita's former partner, presumed killed in action on the operation during which Nikita escaped Division. ...
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'Nikita' Recap: 'Knightfall' (2.03)

October 8th, 2011 12:03am EDT
Nikita
As a disabled person, I was pretty happy that we were represented in this week's Nikita. Unfortunately, the handicapped dude's a villain. Tough break - but regardless, "Knightfall" is still a pretty good episode.

In Quebec City, a mysterious figure on a motorcycle assassinates the Energy Minister. He's not mysterious for long: his name is Ramon (Simon Kassianides from the last James Bond film, Quantum of Solace), and his face is familiar to Michael and Nikita. She captured him six years ago, and now they find out that Division's decided to keep him on the payroll instead. Needless t...
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'Nikita' 2.02 'Falling Ash' Recap and Review

October 1st, 2011 12:12am EDT
Nikita
Nikita spent a little too much time laying out the changes in its game last week. Thankfully, this week it has the return of Owen (Devon Sawa) to give it a shot in the arm.

We begin the episode in - of all places - Connecticut, where there's an awkward conversation between a guy and his father, before a mysterious man drops off an unmarked package at the window of the guy's ice cream truck. It's got a gun in it, and the resulting phone call brainwashes the poor sap into using that weapon to trying to kill a Senator. His father is not too happy when he's cut down by the security det...
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Q&A: Devon Sawa Returns To 'Nikita'

September 30th, 2011 2:05pm EDT
Nikita
You can't keep Nikita's Owen down - and the fans are certainly glad for that. Devon Sawa's ex-Guardian has been so popular that tonight marks his fifth appearance on The CW's hit spy series. Before "Falling Ash" airs tonight, Devon came by to chat with me about Owen's popularity and what's ahead for his character.

(You can also check out our previous interview from season one.)

This is your fifth appearance and your first of season two. Not bad for a character intended as a one-off! What do you think is the secret to Owen's popularity?

I must be doing something right. I don't ...
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'Nikita' 2.01 'Game Change' Recap and Review

September 24th, 2011 12:11am EDT
Nikita
Nikita is back, and I've got a boatload of questions. What does the show's future look like after those drastic changes in the first season finale? Will it continue to break the stereotype we expect when we hear the phrase "The CW"? Can I make a Standoff reference somewhere in here?

Maybe, possibly, and I just did.

Ominous music swells as Nikita walks into a dimly lit store and asks for haggis, which turns out to be the password that gets her into an underground casino. Looking fabulous as ever, she throws a lucky seven for a guy who flirts with her. She tells him that she and her b...
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'Nikita' 1.22 'Pandora' Recap and Review

May 13th, 2011 7:22am EDT
Nikita
Now we come to the end of the rollercoaster ride that is Nikita. I hated it, then I loved it, then my feelings got all lukewarm, and now...well, now I'm still kind of lukewarm.

Picking up where "Betrayals" left off, Alex has apparently killed Nikita. We know that's not the case, but Joey Greco tells Percy that cardiac arrest is what did our heroine in, which doesn't make him as happy as one might expect. Percy orders Alex back to Division, telling Amanda "that was unexpected," before leaving to visit Oversight.

Meanwhile, Michael is still hanging out in the basement. Birkhoff wal...
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'Nikita' 1.21 'Betrayals' Recap and Review

May 6th, 2011 6:09am EDT
Nikita
Last week's Nikita was fairly forgettable except for that awesome scene that saw Amanda expose Alex as a traitor. It's time to pick that mayhem up where we left off!

Michael and Nikita are discussing how much time they have before Percy enacts his plan for world domination. "Whatever it is, if it fails with Percy's fingerprints on it, then he burns, and he knows that," Michael says. They know they need Birkhoff to help them break the encryption of the black boxes. She expects him to get a hold of the hacker, but he knows doing so will expose him for good. Then there's a now-require...
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Lyndsy Fonseca Dishes On Final 'Nikita' Episodes

May 5th, 2011 5:29pm EDT
Nikita
There are only two episodes left for Nikita, and Alex is in hot water! She's been exposed as Division's mole and now there's no turning back for the double agent. In advance of tonight's episode, "Betrayals," I sat down with actress Lyndsy Fonseca to get the dish about the season's end while we wait to hear whether or not Nikita will return for a second go-around.

Let's get the obvious question out of the way: depending on who you talk to, Nikita's prospects are good or not so good. What have you heard about a season two?

We haven't heard anything officislly but I think everyone's e...
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'Nikita' 1.20 'Glass Houses' Recap And Review

April 29th, 2011 1:17am EDT
Nikita
After tonight, there are only two episodes left in Nikita's first season. This would be the time to start the final push toward the end. Instead, we get an episode that reminds me of The X-Files' "Arcadia," only with more bullets and a lack of the supernatural.

Alex is telling Nikita how easy it would be to leave her apartment and her cover. Nikita doesn't think now is the time for that. "We can't afford to make a mistake," she says, but Alex insists that now that Michael has turned sides, she's no longer needed. I think I asked that same question awhile back...

Speaking of Michael...
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'Nikita' 1.19 'Girl's Best Friend' Recap and Review

April 22nd, 2011 8:38am EDT
Nikita
Oh, Nikita. You are all about girl power this week. I just can't wait for the bigger and better things. Color me impatient.

Things are really awkward for Alex and Nathan, as Alex has told him her real story. He is not pleased with the entire "let's fake our deaths and run off together" idea. Just as he's leaving, Jaden shows up on her doorstep. Immediately, a three-way fight breaks out and ruins a lot of perfectly good dishware. This is obviously a nightmare.

Alex wakes up from it and is promptly summoned to Division by Michael, who is sending her on another mission he describes a...
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Interview: Devon Sawa Returns To 'Nikita'

April 15th, 2011 9:16am EDT
Nikita
After making his first appearance in "The Guardian," Devon Sawa became an instant favorite of Nikita fans everywhere. Since then, he's just kept coming back.

This week's "Into The Dark" marks Sawa's fourth appearance as rogue Division agent Owen, who was Nikita's (Maggie Q) second ally in the fight against the spy organization. To mark the occasion, he sat down with Starpulse to talk about the experience of Nikita.

Let's get the basic question out of the way first: what brought you to the role of Owen?

The action. I was all about that. When they said there's this show called Nikit...
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'Nikita' 1.18 'Into The Dark' Recap & Review

April 15th, 2011 8:45am EDT
Nikita
After the underwhelming "Covenants," I was looking for Nikita to punch back this week. And it does to an extent - mostly because Devon Sawa steals the whole show.

Unsurprisingly, after all that ridiculous sexual tension, Nikita and Michael are having a little issue keeping their hands off each other. (Hey, in her defense, if Shane West wanted to sleep with me, I wouldn't turn that down!) Into this cuddly moment walks Owen. He's arrived with information on the black box that's in London, and Michael is not happy to see him. Especially since Nikita wants to go with him to London. "Yo...
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'Nikita' 1.17 'Covenants' Recap and Review

April 8th, 2011 6:10am EDT
Nikita
Welcome back, Nikita. Now what?

Five years ago, we were in St. Petersburg, Russia, because all sorts of spy stuff happens in Russia. Nikita nearly shoots Michael when he shows up unannounced to help her with a mission. Back in the present day (picking up immediately from the end of "Echoes"), they are much less happy to see one another. He forces her to completely disarm - like that's really going to help him much - and accuses her of working for Gogol, the Russian spy organization. He tells her that if she doesn't get him Kasim's location in the next twenty-four hours, he's going...
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'Nikita' 1.16 'Echoes' Recap and Review

February 25th, 2011 1:13am EST
Nikita
I am generally opposed to TV episodes that take place in a character's head, as they lend themselves to bad writing. All too often, they are code for "we're going to use a bunch of half-baked, implausible ideas that wouldn't fly in normal canon, and/or tease fans with what you want by giving it to you without actually making it canon, and we're going to get away with it." This is not that episode. Not at all. In fact, by episode's end, my heart actually stopped.

The episode - and the drug trip - opens with Nikita giving Alex a pop quiz on Division lingo, mid-sparring match. When Ale...
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