NIKITA “343 Walnut Lane” Review

NIKITA "343 Walnut Lane" Season 2 Episode 6 – Was my cold influencing my judgement or was this a kick ass episode of Nikita? I was expecting Birkoff’s house to be used as headquarters for quite some time, but to have it blow up in episode six was a pretty ballsy move on the part of the writers, who crammed this episode filled with some of the best elements Nikita has to offer.

I’m delighted that Nikita is mobile and not restricted to a computer base, mainly because it makes Division all the more powerful. Every episode Nikita and Michael and Birkoff hid from Division in their log cabin, organizing missions and relaying tactics, the seeming omnipotence of Division was reduced every day they didn’t have a lock on Nikita’s whereabouts.

Last week I mentioned that the writers were trying to force Percy to be a scarier villain than Amanda: this week I have to say they’re no longer trying to force anything. Concocting a plan to dupe Nikita into thinking she’d found her biological father was a bit farfetched, but who gives a crap when the result was as cruel as this? Maggie Q did some of her best work to date in this episode as Nikita was provided a rare chance to get emotional, confiding secrets about the fact that Michael sired a son (I just really wanted to use the word ‘sire’) and ultimately killing him, the man who, for a very brief while, was her father, because he knew too much. Read More...


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