'Nikita' Season 1, Episode 20 Recap

Just when you think you've got 'Nikita' all figured out, those sneaky writers throw an end-of-episode curveball that has you reevaluating everything you've just witnessed, until you find yourself torn between admiring their chutzpah and wondering how the creative team plans to keep up the breakneck speed of these story lines.
One startling twist just wasn't enough tonight -- writer Kalinda Vazquez saw fit to toss in the mother of all cliffhangers almost as an afterthought, just when it seemed like the episode was winding down. I certainly didn't see the first shock coming, let alone the second, and that's one of the many reasons I love this scrappy show so much: just when you expect it to feint left, it roundhouses you right in the jaw instead. I love a series that can keep me on my toes, and there are too few currently on air that are bold enough to take the risks that 'Nikita' takes week after week. Read More...



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