NIKITA “Falling Ash” Review

NIKITA "Falling Ash" Season 2 Episode 2 – One of my main disappointments about Nikita has been the weak plots. The overarching ones are usually quite arresting, but when it comes down to the week-to-week plot lines, they’re often so overridden with sentimentality and convolution that they’re hard to understand, let alone latch on to.

That was not the case with this episode, which featured a pretty kick ass plot in the form of a new breed of assassins: ex-junkies looking for a cure via hypnosis, are neurologically programmed to kill when they are clued in to a particular frequency. The show pulled off this plot well, the scenes of exposition were much better written than others the show has featured. Sure, Michael was laughably quick in realizing that the attempted assassination of a senator was linked to an assassination group from 2003, but so what? I’d have much rather that than twenty minutes of dead ends. Also, Owen returns to help Michael and Nikita out, but he’s such a bland character that his presence barely registered with me. Read More...


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