'Nikita' Recap And Review: 'Wanted'
Here we are: Nikita's last stand. It's the end of the road for both the character and the series. Naturally, that comes with some pretty high expectations.
We find Nikita has been "the most wanted woman in the world" for the last hundred days since the apparent death of President Spencer. When the news compares you to Osama bin Laden, your situation is pretty dire. A local cop attempts to apprehend her in Boston, and he's all proud of himself until Nikita grabs his partner's gun, shoots just past his head, and steals their patrol car. That'll teach you to be smug, dude.
Elsewhere in the world, Amanda is watching the news with interest. She points out that Nikita is very good at holding a grudge, but insists that she's nothing to worry about. On another channel, Alex - now campaigning against human trafficking - is giving a press conference in India. She's shut down three of Amanda's operations in the past few months, and she's working with Sonya to find the location of The Shop. Sonya is more worried about Nikita having come out of hiding. "She must have a plan, and she'd want us to stick to ours," Alex tells her.
Having ditched the cop car, Nikita turns up in the office of the talking head who compared her to bin Laden. She wants him to do her a favor. She tells him about another figure acting suspiciously, just like the President before she died. Nikita's convinced there's shenanigans going on. Meanwhile, Michael, Ryan and Birkhoff are still looking for her - the latter two aboard their new headquarters on a courier jet in the sky. Nikita is going to need their help sooner rather than later, because she just got played by Amanda.
As the news HQ goes into lockdown and a bevy of law enforcement officials swarm the place, the reporter's annoying secretary blows Nikita's cover, forcing her to pull a gun while everyone around her captures the situation on social media. Because that's what sane people do, is stand around and film on their iPhones rather than try to protect themselves.
Birkhoff uses that to his advantage, calling Nikita via all the phones to put her in touch with him and Michael. Once Nikita realizes she's not alone, she becomes Captain Nikita again and starts issuing orders, much to Birkhoff's annoyance. He points out to her that everyone's kind of lost the plot in their attempts to clear her name. "You're going to wind up in an alley somewhere, alone and dying, unless you stop running and let us help you," he warns.
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