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''Nikita': Drugs And Bombs And Isaiah Mustafa -- Oh My!

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 3, Episode 6 of The CW's "Nikita," titled "Sideswipe."

This week's "Nikita" left me torn -- while there was a lot to love about the episode (Isaiah Mustafa! Crazy Amanda! Badass Sean!) there were also a few moments that felt jarring at best, and irritating at worst.

Let's start with the good, since a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Isaiah Mustafa was perfectly cast as suave arms dealer Cyrus, the rogue agent with a heart of gold (or maybe bronze, at least). His sly banter with Nikita was perfectly delivered, and I was pleased to see that Amanda didn't succeed in blowing him up, since I always appreciate it when the writers flesh out the supporting cast -- especially since so many nameless redshirts get gunned down with nary a blink on a weekly basis. Hopefully, this means we'll be seeing Mustafa again before too long. Read More...


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