They…! She…! He…!
I can’t even…
*breathes into paper bag*
Ok. OK. The opening scene of “Til Death Do Us Part” was bold. BOLD. I was momentarily shocked. And then, not long afterwards, I was shocked again. And then I was shocked and shocked and shocked some more..
My GOD. This was MADNESS. The President REDACTED. Michael REDACTED. The REDACTED REDACTED.
And THEN THEY BLEW UP DIVISION.
*grabs paper bag again*
Death, resurrection, doppelgängers… this was a relentlessly exciting, completely ruthless and thoroughly insane way to end the season. And I LOVED IT.
The only dull spot was Special Envoy-in-Waiting Alex who can now only talk about human trafficking – come to think of it, she’s always been a single-issue character, even if the issue has changed a few times over the years – a hugely important topic for which there is a time and a place for serious discussion, but that’s not on Nikita.
Aside from that, though, this was a freakin’ fantastic way to finish: Nikki was all tortured and ass-kicky, Michael was all noble and Michael-y, and Birkhoff, as always, RULED. The season itself has – like season 2 – had its ups and downs, but if they’re capable of pulling eps like this one out of the bag, then bring on the final run. Especially since it’s short – the fourth and final season is just six eps, so filler opportunities should, one would hope, be limited. Of course, it has already been shown in the US and since Sky Living hasn’t exactly been in a hurry to show the first three seasons, I wouldn’t expect it to be any quicker with the fourth, but I do still love these three characters and their bond, so I’m excited to see how it all ends when it eventually does. Although, after what they’ve put us through this year, it had BETTER be happily. (Except for Amanda who just needs to die already.)