Finally, we get to see the second half of Nikita‘s first multiple-episode arc. While there wasn’t exactly a “to be continued” at the end of “The Guardian,” the main components of that episode continue through into “Resistance.” If you missed any of “The Guardian,” you can find last week’s recap here. While that episode set the table, “Resistance” is where the real payoff is.
Not only does Nikita give us an intriguing main plot in the staged kidnapping of Alex and Thom, but we’ve been teased with the promise that Owen (returning guest star Devon Sawa) is going to tell Nikita – and us – who killed her fiance Daniel. Will we really find out or is it just another tease, not unlike the Michael and Nikita backstory in “Rough Trade”? Only one way to find out. At least they’ve now updated the opening narration to catch viewers up on the previous episode.
We open a year ago, with Nikita bringing Alex to visit her fake gravesite, and explaining that to the world, she died five years earlier. She tells Alex that Division killed Alex’s parents when her father became a target, and that she herself saved Alex’s life. Alex does not take this well and runs off. Back in the present day, she’s asking Nikita for help with an upcoming test on interrogation.
Meanwhile, Michael walks into Percy’s office to discuss his breaking into Percy’s office. (He’s had a wardrobe change, too, and he looks good.) Percy reminds him that there’s only been one time Michael’s loyalty was ever questioned – during his relationship with Nikita. “What relationship?” Michael asks, and reminds an arrogant Percy that they have no proof that either Nikita or Owen are dead. Percy’s ego keeps him from listening to anything Michael is saying to him, and he reminds Michael that soldiers who don’t follow his orders end up dead. Cue the “wow, you really are dense” look from Shane West. It’s as if his look communicates everything I’m thinking.
Owen isn’t dead, obviously. He’s handcuffed to a bed in Nikita’s apartment (at least he’s not in a box), demanding to know the location of the key. The two struggle briefly and then argue about the events of the last episode, before Nikita tranquilizes him one more time.
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