'Nikita' 'Shadow Walker': Birkhoff kills for love


"Nikita" is always chock full of gun battles and butt kicking, but the strength of the show is often in its relationships. In "Shadow Walker," we get a really good look at Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford), and whether or not he really considers himself a part of the group.When Nikita (Maggie Q) insists that Birkhoff use his $20 million to take down Percy (Xander Berkeley), he reluctantly agrees. The only catch? He wants to be a part of it. When they realize they're being scammed, Birkhoff can't bring himself to kill again, and Nikita ends up shot. You can see how much this hurts him, and when Nikita bails him out of jail anyway, it does something to him. He not only allows his $20 million to be blown up (in spectacular fashion), he kills a man to save Nikita's life. As amazing as the gun battles were this week, the scene that sticks out is...



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