Gamechanger. NIKITA returns tonight after several weeks’ hiatus to an explosive (literally) and truly outstanding episode titled “Covenants” that can easily be labeled a ‘gamechanger’ among many other positive adjectives. Even if you have not been following this new Nikita very closely, you can easily treat yourself as a viewer to a most entertaining, emotional, and exciting hour. All elements come together adeptly and beautifully: the writing, directing, production, action, and filming. And the twists, turns, and revelations move the story forward in a frenetic yet satisfying manner.
Those of us attending WonderCon this past weekend had the pleasure of seeing the full episode a full week before tonight’s official return. One thing that gave me particular joy was seeing the auditorium nearly full. Sadly, that was not due to everyone’s interest in Nikita, but to their desire to secure a seat for the “Doctor Who” panel to follow. But this gave me joy because all those people now had to see Nikita. And if they were not regular viewers before, then this episode would no doubt have made them into viewers now. Yes, it was that good! It would truly be a crime if the new incoming CW President does not renew this series for a Season Two. Excellent writing, compelling characters, talented and charismatic actors, outstanding action sequences… what more could you ask for other than a few more ratings point perhaps.
Comments and spoilers after the jump. And dare I say it for all the die-hard fans? … “Mi-kita” alert!!