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29 October 2011 @ 12:54 am
Nikita: "Walnut Lane" Episode Review  
Nikita 2.06 "Walnut Lane"

Poor Nikita. :(

The strategy of Division setting up her past like that so she could move on from her anger could potentially work, if the circumstances weren't so dire and so emotionally damaging for her already. She wanted to know, she needed to know about her birth parents. Where she came from, who she is, so she could have some of that weight off her shoulders. But of course, it was all a lie, constructed by her worst enemy to keep her in check. Well, now it's more about getting to her to kill her, but still. In a way I also had hoped she had found her birth parents, and I hope that someday that she finds the real truth about her past.

Alex helping Nikita, Michael and Birkhoff out was awesome. I knew she'd come around sooner or later. Granted she needed time, but like she said she's only using Division for her own needs -- however, Division is also using her for their own needs, as well. Percy lying to her, both Amanda and Percy knowing that Alex had betrayed them. It's only going to be a house of cards tumbling down for her.

Seeing Birkhoff's house being blown up made me sad. :( It makes me wonder where in the hell is Birkhoff gonna shack up now, and if he managed to get all of his important data so Division wouldn't use it against them when they relocated, you know.

Okay, so I stand corrected about Nikita telling Michael about Max. That was another weight on her shoulders to carry, and it was tearing her up inside.

But that last scene, it broke my heart because I know something is gonna happen to break Nikita and Michael apart for a while. I have a feeling that this new revelation about him having a son he never knew about, and Nikita keeping it from him, even if for his own protection, and at the promise of Cassandra herself, will cause a rift. Honestly, I'm on the fence about that. I don't really like these kinds of storylines because it seems to be something to purposefully drive two characters away from each other. Shane West and Maggie Q have stated that this won't be permanent and it won't last long, their separation, but it just leaves me feeling funny because why does this have to occur in the first place? Idk, I just feel like these kinds of storylines are designed to break a couple up before coming back together. Now yes, Nikita isn't like those other melodramatic teen shows on the CW where it's dragged out for episodes, and both Nikita and Michael are adults who understand the lives they are leading and they handle things maturely. I don't doubt that the show will handle this smoothly. But again, I just have mixed feelings about this whole situation in general.

Anyone else have thoughts on this?
 
 
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philstar22: Nikita: Nikita animatedphilstar22 on October 29th, 2011 08:58 am (UTC)
I wonder if shows are copying each other because there are three shows with random kids that the character didn't know about showing up and two about euthanasia. Is there some mass writer's conference where they all share ideas and decided to copy each other this year?
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 31st, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
I honestly don't know. This happens at times for reasons I don't even know, where shows have similar storylines. It must be a pattern thing, to see which ones get the audience reaction from, etc. But this kid/pregnancy storyline has been used in several shows now and you gotta admit, it gets tiring seeing the same situation in different places.