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I’ve just had the pleasure of watching the latest episode of Nikita, ‘High-Value Target’.
Nikita, Alex and Michael head out on a mission to retrieve the black box from Sam/Owen, who is holding an auction for it between China, Russia, Brazil, Germany and Turkey. They’ve obtained this information from a Division agent who actually returned – Siras! Alex infiltrates the Turkish intelligence to offer them backing money. Sam manages to elude Nikita and Michael after the Brazilians attack them, but they head to Sam’s hotel room. They find Amanda being escorted to safety.
The Germans win the bid, much to everyone’s surprise, and the leader collects the black box, before killing his own men. Alex watches, but can’t prevent him leaving. Navy seals break into Division and threaten to kill everyone, but they manage to stall and make a deal over the black box. If it’s recovered – they live. If it isn’t – they die.
When news filters in that the box is gone, and so is Amanda, the President orders the seals to clean Division, but Birkhoff, Sonya and Siras’ plan works to buy them time. During this time, Sam (who had been called by Nikita to tell him Amanda had gone with the black box) kills the German bidder, but Amanda escapes (the German bidder had worked with Amanda, and set her free). He picks up the black box and destroys it, and walks away as Nikita and Michael arrive, though Michael says maybe there is some Owen left after all.
Back in Division, the group are about to die when Ryan pulls out the pressure-trigger with the bomb to blow up Division. That stops the seals long enough for the message to get to the president that the box is destroyed, and they get to leave unharmed. As the group celebrate, Siras brings news of who saved Amanda – The Shop!
It was a brilliant episode that finally concluded the black box saga, and may have brought us closer to getting Owen back. It added more intrigue to The Shop, and I can’t wait to see why Amanda is working with them. I can’t wait for more in the next episode.