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NIKITA “Coup de Grace” Review

NIKITA ” Coup de Grace” Season 1 Episode 13 - While last week’s lack of action on NIKITA could be explained away as a transition episode for the second part of the season, tonight’s episode “Coup de Grace” was a slight disappointment for me. Alex is assigned her first group mission, an order to kill the Prince of Georgia at a museum event. Alex and Nikita devise a plan to prevent the assassination. But they don’t account for the possibility that the Prince’s own power-hungry wife is behind the plot. Division learns that Nikita is involved; and there is a stand-off between Nikita (who saves the Prince) and Division.

Nikita felt awkward and cumbersome tonight, yet surprisingly still suspenseful and entertaining for the most part. Beyond the bad accents, I thought the dialogue and plot (including the action scenes) seemed oversimplified and incomplete. It was as if everything was cut off before the whole sequence had been completed. I would guess that the logistics of having both Nikita and Alex on the outside makes everything about producing the show more difficult. But all that we were left with in “Coup de Grace” was the theme of love taking over the entire episode. Throughout the show, there was a constant and obvious comparison being made between Michael/Nikita and the Prince/his girlfriend. Read More...


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