***In Lexington, the CW is channel 117 (digital cable), 384 (satellite), 914 (HD).***
And now for tonight’s episode. The following paragraphs contain minor spoilers that will set up the premise, but not spoil the twists.
Michael holds the cards, now knowing that Alex is Nikita’s mole. As we begin the episode. Michael has not yet exposed Nikita or Alex to Division, but is threatening to. He is angry at Nikita, and has been, because she did not allow him to take down Kasim when he had the chance. Now he demands that she get Kasim for him, or he will give Alex over to Amanda (Melinda Clarke), not a pretty picture.
One may wonder how Michael expects Nikita to find an elusive terrorist such as Kasim, but Michael has that all worked out. He knows Nikita has connections with GOGOL, though he does not understand the actual relationship, and demands she use those connections to get to Kasim. So we get Kasim and Ari back as guest stars! Yay! Any chance to see the two get their evil on is more than welcome.
The other important thing going on is that Percy wants Michael to give up on his revenge bend and fully commit himself to Division. While Percy has allowed Michael to investigate his family’s death before, he now suddenly decides it is time for Michael to move up in the company, and to do so, he must leave the past behind. I find this slightly odd, since it is so recent that Percy encouraged Michael on the mission, but with Nikita’s threat to Division growing, it seems logical.
This is definitely a Michael-centric episode more than anything, and it’s about time. I love me some Michael drama, and he goes to a really dark place. He has some decisions to make, obviously, about his loyalty and where to go next.
There’s also a small subplot about Alex and Nathan, and if they should go forward in their relationship. But this one is really all about Michael.
Now, I refuse to tell the really big reveal, because it is fantastic, and I would not want to lessen your enjoyment. Let’s just say that Kasim knows something that he thinks Michael needs to know. You will not be disappointed. I will post a short review tomorrow about the twist, and the implications, so please check back here then.
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Nikita returns tonight, and airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on the CW.
Article first published as TV Preview: Nikita – “Covenants” and Season So Far Overview on Blogcritics.
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