Nikita: 1×17 – Covenants


Nikita, Nikita, Nikita.  How is possible that every time I finish an episode, I think that there is no way they can top that and yet they always come back with something which just blows my mind?!?!


Dear show, we are only 3/4 of the way through the FIRST season and it already feels like we’re on Season 4 or something!  I’m beginning to think that maybe we should be limited to one new episode per month because it takes me about that long to digest and recover from an episode (JUST KIDDING.  I NEED A NEW EPISODE NOW!  OMG THE PROMO!!!).

I love that this was a Michael/Nikita centric episode.  I love Alex and her character is arguably the most interesting one but she has had a lot of centric episodes and, well, the show is called Nikita.

FLASHBACK!  Nikita flirting with Michael.  ❤ Ooh something is going to happen between them during this mission!

Oh gosh I wanted to run into the screen and give Nikita a hug after that scene with Michael (which, btw, I forgot to breathe for the duration).  I don’t think we have ever seen her so desperate and upset.  Also, I think she needs to stop highlighting the fact she wants him to join her side.  I think it should be more implied and clearly that argument isn’t going to work when Michael is as furious as he is.

And it all comes down to Kasim!  Of course it does!  I LOVE that they played that card.  I only just realised that it was a Kasim-centric episode when I read the episode summary.  I think it would have been even better if they hadn’t put that in the episode summary.  Kasim would be one of the reasons why Michael wouldn’t go running to Percy and Amanda (the other reason being that he loves Nikita, of course).

Alex came to check up on Nikita and immediately knew something was wrong.  “Something’ wrong, what is it?  I can tell.”  “If you want me to stay, I will”.  ❤ ❤ ❤
And yet Nikita didn’t tell her what happened.  Probably wise but still if things had gone crazy wrong, Alex would have been in danger (not that I believe Michael would have ever revealed the truth to Percy/Amanda).

FLASHBACK!!!  ❤ ❤ ❤  So this is their first time …. or not!  Ohhhhh he tells her about his wife and child ❤ ❤ ❤  Like every scene I have ever wanted to see between them is playing out: when they crossed the line, when he told her about his past, her promising him to help him track down Kasim ….. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

I had always assumed that Michael/Nikita had had more of a ~relationship~ back in the day but apparently nothing much actually happened ….. it was all UST all along?  Wow I think I love them even more now!

Ooh Nikita and Go-Go.  Scary!

Nathan/Alex …. this is not good.  For the first time I actually found Nathan kind of adorable.  Thom >>>>>>> Nathan though.  Oh ALEX.  HAVE YOU NOT LEARNED ANYTHING FROM NIKITA?!?!?!  S

he’s going and making the exact same mistake Nikita did despite all of Nikita’s warnings.  Division are going to kill him!  Do you want that you silly girl?!?!?!

Percy/Michael …. do you think Percy knows he is making Michael hate him more rather than making him more loyal?!

OMG THE FIGHT SCENE AND SWAN LAKE PLAYING!!!  Epic!  And also really funny in an unintentional sort of way.

Michael/Nikita!  Nikita threatening Michael!  Oooh they hate each other at the moment.  Okay clearly Michael hasn’t gotten all the black box information.  Nikita should know that.

KASIM WORKS FOR DIVISION?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!  PERCY TOLD HIM TO KILL MICHAEL’S FAMILY?!?!?!??!??!  This is like the best reveal ever!  It ties everything up so neatly and basically just pushes Michael into Nikita’s waiting arms.

You know, I KNEW that Percy was evil but I didn’t think he was THAT evil!  I thought his one bit of humanity was understanding Michael’s need for revenge, even if he wanted to work that to his own advantage.

If I’m nit-picking then you got to laugh about how it all came down to knowing a code to unlock the phone.  I mean this is a huge gamechanger, the reason why Michael will join Nikita, finding out the truth about Percy and it all comes down to something so small?  Lol!

I KNEW IT WOULD COME DOWN TO NIKITA KILLING KASIM!!  I KNEW IT!!!!  AND I LOVED THE WAY IT ALL PLAYED OUT.  I am sort of sad that it meant that Nikita had to kill someone in cold blood rather than Michael doing it.  I mean we know how Nikita hates killing for the sake of killing and although Kasim is an evil, evil man, the reveal that he was told to do what he did by Percy kind of makes us feel a tincy wincy bit like maybe he should be spared …….. oh no, wait, he is still an evil terrorist.  Yes, you go girl!

Michael talking about his family and Nikita crying!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ <3.

“I was coming here to double-cross you.”  “Well, you did it.”  I loved that Nikita was harsh to him at that point.  It kind of needed that.

Now Nikita has two moles in Division.  Whoo!  Sort of wanted Michael to just shoot Percy though.  Do you reckon if we get, say, a third season TPTB will have Percy be killed and the objective of the show will change from bringing down Percy to attempting to clear up all the mess …. I know that wouldn’t really work but with the rate we’re speeding through plot arcs, I’m half expecting Percy to be dead by the end of the season!!!!!!


The funniest thing about all of this is that my main worry has always been someone finding out that Alex is the mole, even Michael so when I knew the moment would come when he discovered the truth, it didn’t even cross my mind that the episode wouldn’t be all about that.  I mean it was hardly discussed.  Michael didn’t even want to know how/why/anything about the whole Nikita/Alex thing and it wasn’t even mentioned again after the first five minutes.  Obviously now he will keep the secret but I am wondering whether Michael/Nikita will tell Alex the change in circumstances.  And if they don’t when she finds out, is she going to be crazy mad at the fact they kept it from her?

Also, call me crazy but this is my usual reaction when my OTP gets together: I love that it finally happened but I kind of wish that maybe they had dragged it out more?  I mean with everything that happened in this episode it most definitely cleared the way to Michael/Nikita being together but I sort of wish they ended the episode with the whole “I came here to doublecross you” line.  Then in the next episodes we see Michael/Nikita making plans to bring down Division etc. and all the UST and it all drags out to them finally ending up in bed in the season finale or something.
I mean gosh now they’re together, don’t tell me they’re going to be happy together for the rest of time without TPTB splitting them up again ……  I suppose the best we can hope for is that TPTB allow them to be happy / their relationship fade into the background a bit after next week’s episode before they feel the need to “deal with it” again.  Obviously Michael/Nikita together forever and all that but don’t tell me they are literally going to be together from now until the end of the series.  That would be like the first time that has EVER happened on a TV show!

But for now I am just going to watch the last scene over and over and over again.  I don’t think Maggie’s ever looked prettier than in that shot when she’s at the computer and Michael walks up behind her.  I dunno, it must be the lighting or something.  And then when ‘Cosmic Love’ starts to play and you all know what it’s leading up to and when she turns away and when he grabs her and kisses her.  Gah.  ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ <3.

The plot progression in this show is INSANE.  I never thought I’d say this but I wish that the writers would discover the idea of “filler episodes” just so that every single episode doesn’t feel like a season finale.  It is not good for my blood pressure!!!  Lol.  I mean what about the promo for next week?  Heeee!  Showdown!


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