Listen to our On Air recap on Nikita, ‘Intersection’
I’ve just has the pleasure of watching the latest episode of Nikita, ‘Intersection’.
The episode starts with Nikita finding Amanda, but it’s an ambush and Anne kills Nikita. Sonya is then murdered by Amanda via kill chip. Luckily, Birkhoff wakes up and decides to tell Nikita, who agrees they should help Sonya. Meanwhile, Amanda realises that the situation she’s in is similar to Nikita’s former situation – isolated and trying to take down Division. Also, Alex and Michael meet up, and Michael confronts her about her drug abuse. She agrees to start getting clean, and he says she should tell Nikita herself.
The gang set up a ruse, which is mocked by Birkhoff because of Ryan’s poor acting in front of the agents, and they’re all aware of Sonya’s predicament. They decide to go after Amanda by setting bait. Sonya records a video of Nikita and Michael arguing, and sends it to Amanda (it was staged of course). Meanwhile, Birkhoff narrows down the list of potential second moles to 4, and sets them all to work on a task that will take hours in the server room (away from Sonya). Michael and Alex come clean to the team about Alex’s problem after Amanda sends through an image of the 2 together from earlier, and they all argue until Ryan shuts them up.
Amanda contacts the watchman, a rogue agent who used to work solely for Percy and Amanda (with no known identity – I have a theory on this watchman, but i’ll keep it quiet for now), to spy on them. He gets pictures of Michael and Alex kissing at a nightclub (unaware that it’s staged), and is followed as he leaves by Nikita on foot, and Birkhoff via camera. They eventually track him to his apartment, get a location on Amanda, and then Nikita attacks him. We don’t know if he’s dead or just captured, but it would be a waste to kill someone that valuable. Michael and Nikita head to Quebec to take down Amanda and Anne.
Birkhoff can’t take the waiting around and decides to deactivate Sonya’s kill chip now, in Amanda’s old torture room as no one goes down there. The 2nd mole realises where SOnya is and goes to investigate, unaware that Alex is watching. The 2nd mole sees Birkhoff deactivating the chip, and is about to send a message to Amanda when Alex confronts him. They fight, and Alex comes out on top. Michael and Nikita are aiting for the deactivation before they attack Amanda, but she leaves first. The 2 tail her until they get word that Birkhoff has deactivated the chip.
They start their attack during a car chase, but Anne has had enough and throws a grenade unde their car, causing it to crash. Michael is trapped, but Anne goes after Nikita (despite Amanda telling her countless times not to hurt her). The 2 women fight, and eventually Nikita kills Anne with her own blade. Instead of going after Amanda, Nikita goes back to Michael, who is about to die in the car explosion. Amanda manages to get away, and Michael is seconds from exploding 9along with Nikita), when Nikita grabs Anne’s knife and cuts off Michael’s hand. The episode ends with the car exploding, and Nikita clutching a bleeding Michael on the road.
It was a brilliant first episode back. It tied up some loose ends, it brought characters back together, and it pushed a few apart. I’m interested to see where they take it in the next few episodes, especially with Michael. I can’t wait for more next week.
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