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06 February 2011 @ 06:29 pm
Nikita: "Coup de Grâce" Episode Review  


MY WIFEY FLAWLESSLY WIELDING A KATANA.
YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.


Nikita 1.13 "Coup de Grâce"

NIKITA AND ALEX WORKING TOGETHER UNDERNEATH EVERYONE'S NOSES = FUCK YEAH.

NIKITA OWNING DIVISION AGENTS WITH HER GRACEFUL MOVES + A KATANA SWORD AND JUST BEING A BAMF THAT SHE IS? HELL TO THE FUCKING YEAH!

MICHAEL KNOWING ABOUT ALEX AND NIKITA? SHIT JUST GOT REAL!

What I loved about this episode is that it gave us Alex and Nikita working together on Alex's first official mission as a Division agent. With her tracker in Nikita's hands, she's able to move about wherever she wants to, including going to Nikita's place and relaying Division's plans and their plan to prevent it from happening. I love their tactics and hidden codes to each other, knowing when something is wrong or up. Quick thinking on their feet, and for Alex? Definitely thinking outside the box for alternative methods on moving ahead with the plan if things don't go as expected. Love them together.

Gotta say, saw the princess betraying the prince immediately, though I loved the entire setup with Alex and the rest of the Division agents and her using her head to fool everyone up until the end.

I also love that Nikita is gaining some alliances from others everywhere. Almost all the acquaintances she's met by saving or helping them, I feel like they might become an important asset later on. Which is good, because Nikita shouldn't be fighting this fight all by herself. She has Alex but she could need more allies for backup. Prince Erik's influence with his country might also be another influence she'll need in the future, same with all the rest.

CAN I JUST SPEAK ABOUT NIKITA AND MICHAEL, AND MICHAEL IN GENERAL? I mean, I'm not entirely sure that Michael really hates Nikita because of her not allowing to get his personal revenge against Kazeem, I think he knows deep down that she was just trying to save him. But he's stubborn and wants his revenge and that's his main priority even before knowing Nikita, so I feel like he feels that Nikita betrayed his wishes to do this so he's hurt and kinda wants to hurt her back. But in this episode he wants her to "leave now" before they storm the building. Which means he clearly doesn't want to see her getting killed or caught. And of course, she doesn't listen, and he goes in after her, only that she outsmarts them (yet again) and when he sees her escaping through the crowd? Yeah. THEIR RELATIONSHIP, SO MESSED UP BUT IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY. <3 <3 <3 <3

NOT TO MENTION THAT MICHAEL HAS FIGURED OUT THE ALEX + NIKITA CONNECTION!!!!

Or either he knows after seeing the evidence of Alex mouthing into the earpiece, or he suspects more than before that there's the high probability of them working together. He just needs more proof than making quick accusations. But the question remains, what will Michael do to get more proof and what is he prepared to do with that information?

I keep thinking that somehow he's gonna need someone to trace Alex, like say if Jayden gets promoted and graduates and becomes the eyes and ears for Division in tracking down Alex's whereabouts. Because hey, Jayden did give that threatening promise about her getting what she deserves, and there's still high animosity between them. That alone could be the worst thing ever in getting the connection if Jayden's snooping around what Alex is doing. But that's just my own speculation. Not sure what will happen or what Michael plans on doing about it without letting Percy know his own suspicions. But we'll see.....

Oh, and? I love the end with Nikita and Alex sitting down watching the aftermath of their victory. Nikita with her wine and Alex with her milk (in a wine glass). ^__^

Plus, I loved that Nikita broke the heel off her shoes because she knew shit was going down in a different way. Girlfriend knows that you cannot run in those heels no matter what, lol. Practicality, gotta love it. ♥


I've also been watching Maggie Q interviews via YouTube and omg so adorable. And incredibly classy, and flawless, etc. I seriously need to find a way to watch some of her films because, well, wifey! ♥ I will be watching The Priest when it comes out though, not only is she in it but it does look rather cool.
 
 
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Shonaille: Nikita BAMFkalikahuntress on February 7th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
I scrolled by all the spoilers but damn, this show loves me. Nikita and a katana? Oh man, I need to see this episode STAT.
And I will be seeing Priest for her as well.:)
Renée: Nikita. BAMF.rogueslayer452 on February 7th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
For a woman who can beat someone's ass with a freaking towel, her handling a katana? YES PLZ. You'll love the episode, that's all I'm gonna say. :)
philstar22philstar22 on February 7th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
Nikita! I haven't watched this episode yet, so I can't comment on it. I just love this show, though. It hits a whole bunch of buttons for me. Nikita is epically awesome. Michael is gorgeous. Alex is awesome and getting more awesome. Percy is a great villain. Gah. Now I need to go watch this episode.
Renée: Nikita. BAMF.rogueslayer452 on February 7th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
Nikita is one of the rare shows out there these days that's about female empowerment, which is kind of sucky considering. Women kicking ass and taking names, being awesome while doing so. I love the mentorship/partnership/friendship between Nikita and Alex most of all, they are simply amazing together and I love watching Alex grow and being her own person after everything and Nikita watching out for her. Michael and Nikita's intense relationship too, that push/pull thing going on between them. Amanda being calmly intimidating as well.

I also love the choreography used in the fights which, watching some behind the scene videos, is very hardcore and Maggie Q doe the majority of it herself. Gotta love that. ♥

There needs to be more shows like this on television, for reals.
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Renée: Nikita. Alex. Butterfly.rogueslayer452 on February 7th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
THEY ARE SO FIERCE AND ADORABLE. I LOVE THEIR RELATIONSHIP ON THE SHOW. IT'S THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP/FRIENDSHIP EVER. ♥ ♥ ♥

just a small town girlcarameltrap on February 7th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
I'm putting this on hiatus for the moment while I catch up on H50 and the rest of Caprica.

Have you watched Die Hard 4? Maggie's in it, though she played a villain but she did kicked Bruce Willis's ass so hard. :D
Renée: Kahlan. BAMC.rogueslayer452 on February 7th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
Oh, I also need to catch up with H50 as well.

I haven't yet, but thank you for mentioning it! I've been looking at the different things she's been in and making note to look for clips or just watching her bits because, I cannot resist. ;)
sweetp000433sweetp000433 on February 10th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
Yes!!! How awesome is H5O!!!!
Tangles: Prettyentangled_now on February 7th, 2011 08:25 am (UTC)
I gave up on this show after one episode, but everyone's awesome reviews make me wish I was watching it. May have to give it another chance.
Renée: Nikita. BAMF.rogueslayer452 on February 7th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
DEFINITELY GIVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE. It is so awesome and amazing, seriously. :D :D :D