Last week we learned that both Nikita and Ryan are struggling not only with their places in the new Division, but also with each other. Is this the beginning of the end for their friendship?
This week we see the return of past characters – Amanda and Owen, Where have they been, What have they been doing, and how will it affect ‘Team Nikita’? And more importantly how will Own take Michael’s and Nikita’s engagement?
Join Nadia, Amanda and Dan as they recap episode 4, this Saturday at 12EST live on The VRO.
I’ve just had the pleasure of watching the latest episode of Nikita, ‘Consequences’.
The episode begins with a rogue agent, Anne, breaking Owen out of a Russian prison. The 2 struggle, and eventually Owen manages to escape and heads back to Canada. Nikita, Michael, Alex and Sean are at dinner, and are interrupted when Birkhoff sends them a message saying to come back to Division. Nikita figures out where Owen is going and meets up with him, bringing him back to Division. She explains what’s happened whilst he’s been away, but Owen remains skeptical of the new era. They figure out that Anne was after a cryptograph created by The Engineer (last seen getting his neck snapped by Percy), and Owen takes Nikita and Michale to retrieve it, only to be ambushed by a strike team led by Anne, who takes the cryptograph and escapes, but not before Nikita sees Amanda driving the getaway car.
Amanda presents the cryptograph to Ari, who chastises her for going to New York without telling him, but she claims it was worth it. Back at Division, Owen is trying to remember his past, and it’s revealed that Amanda did something to him in order to wipe his memory. A captured prisoner of the strike team contains a deadly toxin that kills at least 8 agents, and Amanda then appears on screen to Division telling them not to believe Nikita and that they should join her. Sonya manages to track the message, and a large task force consisting of an alpha team, Nikita, Michael, Alex and Owen is sent to deal with them, with Sonya and Birkhoff providing tech support. Alex and Michael manage to retrieve the cryptograph, but Owen is captured by Amanda, Anne and Ari. It’s revelaed that Amanda wanted Owen all along (though the exact reason remains unclear), but Ari stabs him with a scalpel to use as a distraction (one that works, as Nikita stops to save him).
Back in Division, Owen agrees to stick around and help them in order to catch Amanda. Ryan informs Michael and Nikita that it appears Amanda was going to perform brain surgery on Owen, and that she’d done it in the past. Sonya goes to Birkhoff to take him up on his offer of dinner, but instead he tells her that he thinks Amanda has a mole inside Division, and she agrees to help him try to find out who it is. The episode ends with Amanda telling Anne she has a new mission, and Amanda shows her the laptop containing images of Nikita and Michael at various points over the last few episodes, including when Michael proposed and the meal that they all had before being summoned to deal with Owen.
This episode was probably the best so far this season (for me at least), and that is in no small part down to the superb returning performances from Devon Sawa (Owen) and Melinda Clarke (Amanda). More questions were asked, and few answers were given, setting up for a terrific journey through the rest of the season. What exactly was Owen’s past? What does Amanda have planned for her revenge against Nikita? And who is the mole inside Division? There are theories for each, and I have my own ideas too (especially to the last question, I have a strong feeling about that one), but if you want to kow, you’ll have to ask me on twitter. I can’t wait for next week’s episode to see how the story continues to develop.