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Friday, April 8, 2011

Nikita - "Covenants"

     Note to readers: This is a followup to a more complete article about Nikita published yesterday. This article only examines the twists at the end of "Covenants." Please click here to find the longer article discussing the season so far. As such, this article contains many spoilers, so if you have not yet viewed the episode "Covenants," please do so before reading this. My previous article is safe to read before watching.

     Were you shocked? What a twist! If there is anything that will make Michael (Shane West) betray Percy (Xander Berkely), it is that their whole relationship is a lie. Kasim (Haaz Sleiman) only killed Michael's family on Percy's orders. So Division is the big bad behind all of Michael's troubles, too. Is it any wonder he will now be joining Nikita (Maggie Q) on her revenge quest?

     But will they be joining each other in more than a professional way? That seems to be the indication as the episode ends. What about Nikita's thing with Ryan (Noah Bean), though? Will Nikita just sleep with any guy that has come over to her cause? OK, that is a little harsh. She has real feelings for both men. But she has such history with Michael! And I think the only reason she took up with Ryan is because she didn't think Michael would come around to helping her. Will she break things off with Ryan now? I hope so!

     I love that Michael is finally fully on the right side. Better yet, he seems to still have Percy's complete trust, and Percy is grooming Michael to go deeper with Division. Could there possibly be a better set up for a take down? This episode marks the turning point where the advantage in the war shifts from Division to Nikita.

     Be sure to keep watching Nikita to see what happens next; it airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET on the CW.

Article first published as TV Review: Nikita - "Covenants" on Blogcritics.

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