Nikita 3×11 – Black Badge

"This is what we're calling an operative nowadays?"


And the thrills are back! This was an electrifying hour of Nikita that has me immensely pumped for the rest of the season.

Sean oh Sean. Dillon Casey must have been ecstatic with this one as he got a lot of material to work with. From being framed by Amanda, to his subsequent initiation into Division, it was heartbreaking to see Sean’s life ripped out and torn to shreds. Nevertheless, it sure made for some fantastic drama. Really anything that brings Team Nikki closer together is fine by me and I’m looking forward to watching our favorite SEAL deal with this ordeal.

Can I just say that I wish Naomi hadn’t been killed off? I wasn’t too intrigued by her Ryan analyst shtick at first, but the reveal that she was Amanda’s mole was pretty darn unexpected. Top that off with an epic fight scene against our heroine and she made for an excellent villain that I would have liked to see more of her. Nevertheless, Nikki hurling a knife into her chest was an exciting and badass resolution to her story. Well done show.

I can’t believe I never noticed this before but Nikita and Ryan are pretty much the good versions of Percy and Amanda. I love their relationship and Nikita’s voiceover at the end over how Division has changed was a great way to bookend the hour. It actually made me question if she had a point there. The final scene was amusingly light-hearted (with a tinge of darkness) as the two discussed Ryan being “pure evil.” Can’t wait to see where this goes.

Bits & Bullets

– I really didn’t expect them to kill of Kendrick so swiftly. Go Mandy.

– I audibly gasped when Naomi shot Sean’s vial. Seriously.

– I positively adored the touches of comedy in this one amidst all the tension. From Nikki complimenting Naomi’s shoes (and walking off with them in the end) to the two women stopping mid-fight as people walked by, it was just awesome on every level.

– Loved Alex scrambling to bring Sean back to life. I actually had my doubts about him waking up.

– It really felt very full circle to witness Nikki and Alex initiate Sean into Division.

– Where was Owen? Hmm….

A compelling and exhilarating outing, Nikita is back on track.

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