NIKITA “London Calling” Review

NIKITA "London Calling" Season 2 Episode 8 – In this week’s episode, Michael heads off to London tomeet his son and Cassandra. After they’re attacked, Nikita joins them. Meanwhile, Percy continues his weird schemes with Alex by paying her to transfer money for him while Sean tries to seduce her out of her relationship with Nikita.

The decision to cast Maggie Q as Nikita immediately just upped the quality of the action above the usual standard television show, and that means that all of the other actors (and their stunt guys) have to up the level of physicality. That was pretty evident in the fight scene between Michael and the hitmen out trying to kill Cassandra. After watching Chuck, which featured a bunch of quick cuts and extreme close ups in the fight scene so that you couldn’t tell exactly what was going on, I was just supremely impressed by Shane West’s physicality in the fight. Of course Maggie Q rules the roost – she did that ridiculously awesome run on the ceiling – the freakin’ ceiling! – but it’s just the level of care put into the action sequences that makes this show a step above the other spy shows since 24. Read More...


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