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Nikita

NikitaNetwork: The CW
Episodes: 73(hour)
Seasons: Four

TV show dates: September 9, 2010 – December 27, 2013
Series status: Ended

Performers include: Maggie Q, Aaron Stanford, Ashton Holmes, Lyndsy Fonseca, Melinda Clarke, Shane West, Tiffany Hines, and Xander Berkeley.

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TV show description:
As a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita (Maggie Q) was rescued from death row by a secret US agency known only as Division. They faked her execution and told her that she was being given a second chance — to start a new life and serve her country. What they didn’t tell her was that she was being trained as a emotionless spy and assassin. Still, throughout her grueling Division training, Nikita never lost her humanity and even fell in love with a civilian.

When her fiance was murdered, Nikita realized she’d been betrayed by the only people she thought she could trust. As a result, she did what no one else had been able to do — she escaped. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and makes it clear to her former bosses that she’ll stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation.

Meanwhile, Division continues to recruit and train other young people, erasing all evidence of their former lives, and turning them into cold and efficient killers. One of these new recruits is Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca), a beautiful girl with a violent past. Her story’s not so different from Nikita’s. Following her parents’ murder, Alex’s life completely fell apart. She ended up drug-addicted and homeless until Division “rescued” her and brought her into the fold.

Division’s top authority is Percy (Xander Berkeley). He spent years being a good government soldier, taking his role as an insider and using it to turn the secret organization into a lucrative spy-for-hire shop. With Nikita gone rogue, Percy will do whatever it takes to destroy her and protect the empire he’s built.

Percy often turns to his top lieutenant, Michael (Shane West), for help. Michael trained Nikita when she was a recruit and is now faced with the responsibility of tracking down his renegade student. At the same time, Michael is in charge of training Alex, Nikita’s young replacement, along with other recruits, including Thom (Ashton Holmes), who has been at Division for a year and is anxious to prove himself, and Jaden (Tiffany Hines), a beautiful and tough young woman who challenges Alex at every turn.

The recruits all spend part of their training with Amanda (Melinda Clarke), a master manipulator who can turn any ugly duckling into a swan and any bleeding heart into a killer. Her use of psychological warfare and strategy is key to Percy’s entire operation. Amanda has only had one failure during her tenure at Division — Nikita.

Nikita also left her mark on Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford). He’s a nonconforming computer genius who was caught hacking into the Pentagon’s system from his college dorm room. Birkhoff was recruited into Division at the same time as Nikita. He never admits to anyone that he misses his former colleague, and he has managed to hold onto his own rebel spirit, his geek-speak, and his slacker dress code.

Alex now finds herself facing the world of Division every day. She is just beginning to understand what lies ahead for her and why the legendary Nikita made the desperate decision to run.
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Series Finale

Episode #73 — Canceled
In a flashback, Nikita is shown as a vulnerable teenager who first entered Division causing chaos in her wake. In the present day, Birkoff, Owen/Sam, and Michael persuade the Senator to let them out of US custody to capture Nikita and Alex — before Nikita destroys the world out of revenge.

Nikita and Alex travel to a secluded house in Washington, DC where the Group is meeting. Once there, the pair start to eliminate the remaining clones (against Michael’s wishes). They then obtain a list of all of the doubles and release it to news outlets and Birkhoff’s secure server.

Nikita, Alex, and Birkhoff are arrested and confined to a maximum-security prison. Amanda visits Nikita to say goodbye but events take a surprise turn. Nikita breaks free and puts Amanda in her restraints. Nikita tells Amanda that she and Alex used tranquilizer bullets instead of live ammunition on all of the doubles. No one was killed and Michael and Sam are releasing the real officials.

Nikita explains that her main goal has been to come face-to-face with Amanda and to kill her. However, Nikita has changed her mind and would rather let Amanda suffer by being imprisoned for life — never to be heard from again. Nikita leaves, saying “Welcome back to the basement, Helen.” (a reference to her childhood as the subject of her father’s inhumane experiments).

Moving into the future, we see Birkhoff release Shadownet to the general public to safeguard them from the government’s prying eyes. Alex and Sam tour the country as spokespeople. We then see that Nikita and Michael are happily married and living on a beach in Ecuador. They continue to work on their own small missions together.
First aired: December 27, 2013.

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What do you think? Do you like the Nikita TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?

 

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Brendan D. E. January 21, 2014 at 10:31 pm

The show was AWESOME and NO I DO NOT think Nikita should be cancelled…! Why??? Was the ratings bad??? It was a great show…please renew for season 5 and much much more.

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Anonymous January 11, 2014 at 11:43 am

It would be nice to re-ait the series finale for those of us diehard fans who missed it.

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Khadijah January 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Nikita , I Loveeee The Show I Really Hope they Renew It , Don’t Miss Out ,
Nikita is The Best , So Dnt Cancel It ! I literally dress everyday because of Nikita’s Wardrobe ! I need More of the Show .. It hasn’t ran its Course

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Jonathan December 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Awesome show I love this one!

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Mariette December 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I don’t think it should have been cal celled it was one of my favorites.

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Gary December 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

This is a great series and like Burn Notice should have gone on in a revised form as PI’s fighting the endless bad guys.

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Sean December 29, 2013 at 12:32 am

The CW F up bad this was the best show on Friday nights. Maggie Q was awesome in this roll. Going to miss her very much!!!!!

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Charlee December 28, 2013 at 12:27 am

Really unfortunate that you are cancelling Nikita. This show is better than most of the garbage out there. Too bad that you decided to let go of the best bunch of actors/actresses and a great storyline. Totally sad. There are too many poor shows / series at hand.

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braniff53@Gmail March 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Love the show they would be fools to cancel the show Nikita. Kicks. But very. Smart. And exciting. Show keeps. You on your. Feet. At all times.

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Zahid January 9, 2013 at 5:28 am

I think best action series of recent times..just awesome and niki is fabulous.

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E.Mullins November 24, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I like the show Nikita. I think Maggie Q is fantastic. Some of the women that they say are the loveliest women in the world have nothing on Maggie. She is a very beautiful woman. She was made for the show Nikita.

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shay W August 4, 2012 at 6:05 am
Janis Cooper May 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm

We had a storm during the season finale and we missed the last 7 minutes where can I go to see the series finale? Thank You Janis Cooper

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danny6114 May 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Try cw.com or hulu.com to see the season finale.

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emma April 8, 2011 at 11:57 am

Renew renew renew! This is is smart and exciting an Maggie Q is a goddess. Ratings need to be HIGHER, because people are missing out!

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Nicole March 24, 2011 at 11:35 am

I absolute love Nikita! I really enjoy shows with powerful women on TV, like Nikita and Rizzoli & Isles. We need more of these kind of shows!

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