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Title: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 27, 2012, 08:35:17 am
Nikita (Season 3)

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Episodes

Episode 1: 3.0 (http://www.hulu.com/watch/414825#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 2: Innocence (http://www.hulu.com/watch/417860#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 3: True Believer (http://www.hulu.com/watch/417478#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 4: Consequences (http://www.hulu.com/watch/423586#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 5: The Sword's Edge (http://www.hulu.com/watch/430454#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 6: Sideswipe (http://www.hulu.com/watch/432794#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 7: Intersection (http://www.hulu.com/watch/446994#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 8: Aftermath (http://www.hulu.com/watch/449326#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 9: Survival Instincts (http://www.hulu.com/watch/452205#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 10: Brave New World (http://www.hulu.com/watch/454566#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 11: Black Badge (http://www.hulu.com/watch/459147#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 12: With Fire (http://www.hulu.com/watch/462033#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 13: Reunion (http://www.hulu.com/watch/464623#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 14: The Life We've Chosen (http://www.hulu.com/watch/467713#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 15: Inevitability (http://www.hulu.com/watch/472881#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 16: Tipping Point (http://www.hulu.com/watch/475316#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 17: Mask (http://www.hulu.com/watch/478029#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 18: Broken Home (http://www.hulu.com/watch/480590#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 19: Self-Destruct (http://www.hulu.com/watch/483180#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 20: High-Value Target (http://www.hulu.com/watch/485875#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 21: Invisible Hand (http://www.hulu.com/watch/488455#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)

Episode 22: Til Death Do Us Part (http://www.hulu.com/watch/490952#play-queued-show-by-original_premiere_date-asc)
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 27, 2012, 08:38:00 am
Maggie Q talks 'Nikita' Season 3 (http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/maggie-q-talks-nikita-season-3-and-her-no-kill-la-initiative-to-save-pets-from-untimely-death.html)

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Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 19, 2012, 09:00:41 am
Nikita Panel - Comic Con 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZXUMR4DeKg
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 21, 2012, 05:55:22 pm
Fun panel for sure. A female 'Roan' for Amanda? I like it. I like the final story that Maggie tells about her making it to this years Comic Con. Pretty damn cool.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 28, 2012, 07:40:05 pm
Added Episode 1: 3.0
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 28, 2012, 09:53:49 pm
3.0
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Finally! It's been a long, long wait for Nikita to come back and I couldn't be happier. As far as 3.0 goes, it was odd that Division doesn't have either Percy or Amanda running the show and it did affect the episode. There wasn't hardly any tension. Sure, Fletcher yelled at Birkoff to shut down the operation. But that's nothing compared to the icy stare that Amanda givers you knowing that if you defy her orders, you will be cancelled. I really hope that they don't wait too long to bring Amanda back into the fold and she makes a play to reclaim Division again.

Best part of the episode was Michael going back into the Police station to reclaim his engagement ring and seeing that "awe-struck" look on Nikita's face. Priceless. 3 Years building up to that. Not sure how Alex is going to figure into the overall plans given that her cover is blown and can't be used for spy missions anymore.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2012, 07:48:56 pm
Added Episode 2: Innocence
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 04, 2012, 08:51:36 pm
Innocence
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Kinda cool episode that mixed it up a great deal by having the subject be a child "assassin" who was kidnapped and trained by a Division Operative during Percy's reign. The ending was a kind odd. It straight up a 'feel good' Hollywood ending with the reunion between Liza and her parents. I'm actually okay with this. It was a nice change. When I said it was odd, I meant that it's not your typical Nikita ending. Even though Liza joked at the end that she would make a great Agent for Division, I can definitely see her returning in a future episode that calls for a kid to infiltrate whatever the mission calls for.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 11, 2012, 05:10:09 am
Added Episode 3: True Believer
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 11, 2012, 06:06:44 am
True Believer
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I enjoyed the episode even if it did come with a very predictable ending. Mia kept barking that she was willing to die for her cause. Sure, her cause changed once she found out that Joshua wasn't who he said he was and that he was nothing more than a mercenary angling to drum up business for his start up "company". But if you said your willing to die over and over for the majority of the episode, you can pretty much see the writing on the wall. As I mentioned in the first episode, they really need to bring Amanda back ASAP so they can reshuffle the deck and bring in some much needed tension within Division.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 18, 2012, 08:41:34 am
Added Episode 4: Consequences
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 18, 2012, 08:10:55 pm
Consequences
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It's about damn time! Amanda returns! Yay!! This felt like vintage Nikita and Amanda's absence definitely reared its ugly head. She may not be able to completely erase losing Percy, but she does bring a lot to the show. What I find interesting is the "relationship" with Ari seems to be running on fumes. How long before she whacks him and takes him out of the picture. Very cool to see Owen return as well and from what he says at the end, it looks to be a nice run of episodes as he is back at Division. So, who is the mystery mole that tipped Amanda off about when to release her video upload to Division? My money is on Sean. Maybe he has some wrapped idea that the only way to finally burn Division to the ground is to give the keys to place back to Amanda.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 10, 2012, 10:28:26 pm
Added Episode 5: The Sword's Edge
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 10, 2012, 11:26:57 pm
The Sword's Edge
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Pretty good episode that had a former Division Agent somehow managing to get to the seat of Presidency in a third world country all with the intent of killing the US President. Lofty ambition if I do say so myself. I liked that they used the 'mask' idea from Mission Impossible. Even the effects for this was pretty damn good, especially the morph scene. Ryan Fletcher is gonna go bad sooner or later. Sure, he was able to smooth some wrinkles by the end of the episode, but I don't see this lasting much longer. He's gonna turn into a Percy clone for sure. It will be subtle at first and then.....PERCY!
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 18, 2012, 07:02:35 am
Added Episode 6: Sideswipe
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 18, 2012, 08:07:33 am
Sideswipe
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It looks like Isaiah Mustafa is joining the cast of Nikita as renegade rogue Division agent Cyrus, who in the end helps out Nikita and becomes an ally to her. He's a very cool actor and an even cooler character. Not sure how much we will see of Cyrus. I think it will be more along the lines of how they use Owen. As for the episode in general, it was pretty damn entertaining with a couple of key moments. First off, Nikita calls Amanda on her bluff to kill her and learns the truth about what Amanda's end game is.....to kill those closest to Nikita. We also learn that Sonya is the Mole. Well, one of two Moles. She is only going along with Amanda's plan because she had re-activated her kill chip. Once Birkhoff caught Sonya red-handed did she come clean and name another Mole. Who this 2nd Mole is remains a mystery. I'm beginning to suspect that it's Fletcher. Remember, he was a prisoner of Division at one time and it's not out of line to say that he too didn't have a kill chip implanted inside of him as well.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2013, 07:16:10 am
Added Episode 7: Intersection
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2013, 07:22:21 am
Intersection
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Damn, it sure took a long time for the show to return from its hiatus, but boy, was it ever worth the wait. The ending gave us our own Luke Skywalker (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/star-wars-episode-v-the-empire-strikes-back-(1980)/msg13613/#msg13613) moment when Michael was trapped under a car about to explode. What to do? Have Nikita cut off his hand and make it out of dodge before it go Ka-Boom!! That's what a cliffhanger is suppose to do. Overall, the episode was kick ass from start to finish, but I certainly didn't see the end coming for sure. I'm surprised they killed off Amanda's little henchman, er...woman so soon. I thought she would be around for much longer. As for Sonya, I was also certain that even if Birkhoff was able to disable the kill-chip in her head that there would be a secondary chip to go off. Guess not.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 03, 2013, 05:59:33 am
Added Episode 8: Aftermath
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 03, 2013, 06:04:11 am
Aftermath
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With what happened in the previous episode, I figured this would be an episode devoted entirely on Michael as he deals with the aftermath of losing his hand in the line of fire. Naturally, he takes it out on Nikita, more or less blaming her for what happened to him. With him now being benched from field work, that leaves the door open for Owen. My guess is this will also be the chance for the writers to explore Owen's feelings to Nikita and bring in another obstacle against Michael as Owen and Nikita could possible end up growing closer to each other as time goes on.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2013, 06:45:08 am
Added Episode 9: Survival Instincts
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 10, 2013, 06:49:47 am
Survival Instincts
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Kind of an 'off' episode that really didn't deliver. It was definitely a throw-away episode given the fact that the mission came and went, hunting down a rogue Division Agent. I did find it pretty lame that highly "skilled" Agents, along with Sean would get picked off that easily. Anyway, the ending was the most intriguing with Birkhoff telling Nikita that he may know how Michael can get his hand back. My guess is that they are going to have to make a deal with the devil herself: Amanda, as she is probably the only connection to whoever the scientist is that can give him what Michael wants.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 18, 2013, 10:05:28 pm
Added Episode 10: Brave New World
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 18, 2013, 10:10:03 pm
Brave New World
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And so it begins. I've been wondering and waiting for when that moment would come where Division would be asked to carry out a Kill Mission. Well, that time is now and Fletcher didn't even blink twice upon hearing the order given. So now the President of the United States wants a "few" more Kill Missions in place. I expected the reaction from Nikita and the rest of the gang to be negative. And I knew that Fletcher's reaction would be more stoic as it's doing his "duty" for the US. My guess is that by the end of the season, he will be totally consumed by the power at his finger tips and will morph into Percy 2.0.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2013, 01:03:46 pm
Added Episode 11: Black Badge
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2013, 01:08:38 pm
Black Badge
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A pretty "simple" episode and mission. All that is required is to "kill" off Sean, extract him from Federal custody and then initiate him into Division officially. Easy peasy! As simple as the plot was for this one, it was incredible exciting and entertaining. After Sean is framed for the murder of the CIA Director, by Amanda no less, it's up to Sean to sign off on making the world think he is no longer of this Earth. I will give the writers props in totally fooling me on one of their Agents. I actually thought the Blond Agent would end up as an ally for Nikita and the rest of Division. Turns out she was working with Amanda to facilitate the frame job. Well players writers, well played.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2013, 09:24:35 pm
Added Episode 12: With Fire
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2013, 09:28:59 pm
With Fire
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I'm still not entirely convinced that Ari and Amanda are on the outs. Sure, they set it up that one betrayed the other, which sent Ari running straight to Division for protection. The entire time he was getting his ass kicked by Nikita, I kept waiting for the reveal when we see what his really motivation was, along with Amanda. It never came. So, it looks like Ari is now working with Division to provide Intel. But, like I said, I'm still not convinced. This could just be a slow burn to get everyone to believe in the lie. Not sure what to make of the blood drop at the very end. Is Michael's hand bleeding or is that related to something else that I didn't pick up on earlier in the episode? Not sure.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 17, 2013, 02:40:16 pm
Added Episode 13: Reunion
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 17, 2013, 02:55:30 pm
Reunion
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Frickin' awesome episode! There are a bunch of reasons why I loved this episode, but where to start? I guess I will start from the beginning. That's as good a place as any to start from. Having 2 players from Lost show up and sharing scenes together was cool, even if neither shared any scenes together on Lost itself. It was still a trip to see Andrew Divoff and Dylan Minnette together. Who are they? Well Divoff played Mikhail and Minette played David Shephard. But that's another series all together, so lets stay on point here.

Both played a big role in this episode when Ari's Son (Minnette) is the target of Amanda. But standing in her way is Amon Krieg (Divoff), the man that is paid by Ari to protect the boy at any cost. Enter Nikita and Alex who are there to rescue the boy. Of course, Krieg doesn't know that Nikita is working with Ari. He can't trust anyone now. So, what should one do in a situation like this? Take both Nikita and Amanda hostage and threaten to torture both for information. And there's your long-awaited 'Reunion' between Nikita and Amanda. It was fun and we learned that the one that trained...er, turned Amanda into a "Monster" was her father. So she says.

Loved the twist at the end. Even I fell for it thinking that Nikita has shown up just in the nick of time to rescue Alex from police custody only to reveal that it was Amanda doing the "rescuing". Can't wait to see what happens next now that Alex is her hostage.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 24, 2013, 05:57:15 pm
Added Episode 14: The Life We've Chosen
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 24, 2013, 06:00:19 pm
The Life We've Chosen
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The silence at the end between Nikita and Alex was deafening. Looks like Amanda did what she set out to do and that was to cause a rift between the two. Now Alex has her doubts about Nikita and how everything seems to revolve around her. And Nikita knows that Alex loyalty is in doubt. I was pretty sure that "Medic" was a mole for Amanda to pry information from Alex. I guess I was wrong. I was surprised to see that they had Amanda kill Ari. I wasn't expecting that.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2013, 01:21:28 pm
Added Episode 15: Inevitability
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 07, 2013, 01:26:53 pm
Inevitability
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I like the new Alex, one that is taking a stand in spite of potentially destroying her relationship with Nikita. But what both of them fail to realize is that a organization like this can't run on democracy. It needs a clearly defined leader. As it stands right now, everyone thinks they are running the ship: Nikita, Alex, Michael, Fletcher, etc....Too many cooks in the kitchen and things won't get done. Fletcher is the one I see eventually being corrupted.

I liked the story involving Danforth and how Division was able to basically turn Danforth into their own puppet by using (threatening to) use the Black Box. Fear of information getting out will turn anyone into their own b*tch. With Danforth in line, they have basically got the President locked up....unbeknownst to her of course.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 14, 2013, 07:44:07 pm
Added Episode 16: Tipping Point
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 14, 2013, 07:48:06 pm
Tipping Point
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I shouldn't have been surprised at the twist at the end when its revealed that Alex is orchestrating the mutiny from Division, and yet, I was very surprised. The writers did a great job in shifting the attention elsewhere so as not to zero in on her But the biggest surprise was seeing her actually gun down Ryan. She is so far gone now. I can't wait to see the inevitable confrontation between her and Nikita when she finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together. And how is Sean going to react to this? Not good is my guess.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 22, 2013, 09:37:22 pm
Added Episode 17: Mask
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 22, 2013, 09:47:54 pm
Mask
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This is what you call a 'Reset Button Episode' and it definitely kept me on edge. I didn't know what was gonna happen and there were a couple of great twist in this one to keep me totally off guard. The first of course was Owen turning on Nikita and handing her over to Amanda....for a price. The second twist was when Rachel (Jessica Camacho) assumes control of the mutiny that Alex worked so hard to get off the ground. Now she is on the outs and will have to do whatever is necessary to keep this from turning into a bloodbath.

This was also the episode of some great reveals regarding Owen's past and what he was really like while in the Army (running dope), stone cold killer of his "friends". But how much of this is real though? His flashback sequence is called into question by the viewer when Amanda walks Nikita through how she "implanted" memories into Alex about the girl she tried to save, only to point out that she never existed. All in all, a fantastic episode that has me chomping at the bit to see what happens next. FYI, the throw-down between Michael and Owen was awesome. I really thought that Owen was going to break off Michael's newly repaired hand.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 03, 2013, 06:57:42 am
Added Episode 18: Broken Home
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 03, 2013, 07:08:28 am
Broken Home
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The BIG episode that NEVER was. I've been looking forward to this one pretty much all season long. Even though the set up was only recent, I knew that one day there would come a time when Division turned on itself and there would be bloodshed. Sadly, this one wasn't as good as I had hoped it to be. For starters, some of the acting by the "extras" were really bad. Bad enough to call attention to itself and make you roll your eyes. Was it really wise to populate all of Division with Abercrombie models with hair that wasn't out of place, with no one older than 25 years old? Ugh.

 The other thing that I just didn't like was Amanda's 'origin' story. Well, not so much the story, but the way the story was presented. Having her implanting memories into Nikita so that she could "live" the origin story was a bit much and kind of calls into question the legitmacy of the story. For all we know it could be a false plant to mess with Nikita. The biggest thing to come out of the episode is that they actually killed off one the main characters. So seeing Sean bite the bullet and fade away was a surprised for me.

Rachel escapes so we know she will come back in a future episode and Alex herself is now on the run. At least this wasn't the Season Finale. If it was, I'd be really p*ssed off right now. With a handful of episodes still left for this season, I'm sure they will give me something really good to savor.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 04, 2013, 08:09:57 pm
Added Episode 19: Self-Destruct
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 04, 2013, 08:15:34 pm
Self-Destruct
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We just had a 'reset-button' episode 2 weeks ago and now another one? I see what the writers are doing, they are stripping down Division down to it's core 6 characters of the show and letting everyone else walk. I guess they want to have them almost like guerilla soldiers with only the barest essentials to do the job. It does make for some great potential be creative if they don't have the latest hi-tech toy at their disposal. As for Alex, I was and still am surprise that Nikita was able to track her down and get her to rejoin the team so quickly. I for sure thought that her on the run would carry over into hopefully a 4th Season. Well, that didn't quite play out that way, huh? Solid episode. Bring on the next one.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 13, 2013, 08:14:19 pm
Added Episode 20: High-Value Target
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 13, 2013, 08:18:53 pm
High-Value Target
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Great episode that got better and better as it went on. I like the twist that Owen inadvertently allowed Amanda to buy back the Black Box. So, now she is working with Percy's "Pocket Protectors". Curious to see just how big and influential their power is and how much more pull Amanda is going to have now. There is a ray of hope for Team Nikita. Owen can be saved and brought back to the Good side as seen by his decision to destroy the Black Box before Amanda could take possession of it. Loved Ryan's mini-monologue when staring down the Navy Seal Good Squad.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 19, 2013, 08:00:16 am
Added Episode 21: Invisible Hand
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 19, 2013, 08:07:33 am
Invisible Hand
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Very elaborate set up and kind of smart by having Amanda be the one that actually supplied Michael with his replacement hand, one with a deadly asterisk to it. Having it contain new and improve nano-tech, i.e. 'Kill Chip' basically forces Nikita into a corner. So, we are now led to believe that Amanda finally has Nikita where she wants her....by her side, doing her bidding. It's easy to see that when the end finally arrives, Amanda will perish. But what has been on my mind, especially this past season, is who will die on the 'Good' side? It comes down to Nikita or Michael. Sure, we all want them to ride off into the sunset together, but is that really going to happen? I dunno. I think there has to be a great loss and that would be Michael. But there would be an upside to it. That is if they reveal that she is pregnant with his child so as to carry on his legacy. Yeah, I'm getting way ahead of myself here. This season hasn't even wrapped yet.
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 26, 2013, 08:40:45 am
Added Episode 22: Til Death Do Us Part
Title: Re: Nikita (Season 3 - 2012)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 26, 2013, 08:50:48 am
Til Death Do Us Part
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Holy sh*t! That was EPIC!! I feel a bit punch drunk with everything that went down. Talk about twist and turns that would make anyone feel dizzy. For starters, when they opened up the episode with the President dead in her own pool of blood, I did think it was all for sure, an act, to fool Amanda into believing that Nikita had fulfilled her mission objective and that the President was in on it to give her the necessary time to hunt Amanda down. So, you can imagine my shock when the scene is replayed later in the episode to reveal that the President, after hearing from Nikita about moles in her inner circle, takes the gun and kills herself. That was a doozy.

Imagine my surprised that near the end of the episode, it's revealed that the President isn't dead after-all. but is being held prisoner. Punched to my head. I feel dizzy. The assault in Division was damn good and the hand to hand combat was thrilling. But it was the emergence of Nikita at the last second to save the gang that made the scene what it was. Epic. It was a cross between Terminator and Sarah Conner. More please. The destruction of Division was a long time coming and it literally went out with a bang. I liked it. The ending was also a shocker in seeing Nikita leaving behind her engagement ring as well as the gang. To be continued.....next season.