I have one very important question: what is it with writers and Shane West losing limbs? The moment Anne pulled out the knife I KNEW what was gonna happen, and as she and Nikita were fighting, I couldn’t help but think FUCK THIS SHIT NOT AGAIN WHY IS THIS HAPPENING???!!!!!
Reading an interview with Shane talking about Michael taking a step back from missions, and staying more in Division, was also a big hint that something was going to happen to Michael. Why else would he stop fighting in the field? Really wish I hadn’t read it, but THAT, of all the things that could have happened, was not cool coming from the trauma that ER had caused.
And to think that I’d chosen to watch Nikita before Fringe because I thought it’d be a light episode before getting into the heaviness of a series finale, but LOL, nope.
I did love all about Birkhoff and Sonya, I loved Niki saying that she knew she liked her, I loved that Amanda wanted personal dirt instead of meddling in their missions, I loved how Niki kicked ass.
And I LOVED the Malex bits. I used to ship them a bit harder than Mikita during the first half or so of the first season. But once Mikita happened (which was way faster than I thought it would), it was pretty clear that Malex wasn’t going to.
I remember reading Shane saying that, paraphrasing here, anything romantic between Michael and Alex would cheapen Mikita and Michael as a person. He was absolutely right, and that sort of closed my mind on the Malex chapter. I guess we all know that to be truth in every single triangle situation, but with Nikita it was different because Nikita and Alex as friends are just as, or even more, important than Nikita and Michael as lovers. So, while Alex and Michael have their history, in a show like Nikita, them being romantically involved would have effectively ruined Alex and Niki’s friendship, which would have ruined the series.
I kept loving Michael and Alex as friends, whenever they were given the chance to interact as such. And last night definitely had that. I was relieved that Nikita learned about Alex’s relapse because when are secrets a good idea? Never, that’s when. Sonya’s and Seymour’s faces seeing the pic was pretty funny, though, as was Nikita pulling their strings during the fake date. Which brings me to their awkwardness, which was hilarious, and to the kiss, which was beautifully shot, and hot, without feeling like they were enjoying it too much. I’m glad that Malex shippers got that, and I think, as one of them, that it was enough.
Now comes a dark period with Michael, Nikita, and the gang dealing with what happened, and finding a way to go on. I hope it’ll also involve Owen and Alex spending a lot of time together, more of Birkhoff’s awesomeness, and more Alex and Nikita teaming up. While it wasn’t Amanda’s fault, not entirely, I don’t think that’ll stop Nikita from wanting to find her even more than before, and I do wonder what repercussions it’ll have on Amanda, and what’ll be her next move. So many possibilities and, thankfully, lots of episodes to go!