A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her.
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Series cast summary:
Maggie Q ...  Nikita 73 episodes, 2010-2013
Shane West ...  Michael 73 episodes, 2010-2013
Lyndsy Fonseca ...  Alex 73 episodes, 2010-2013
Aaron Stanford ...  Seymour Birkhoff 73 episodes, 2010-2013
Melinda Clarke ...  Amanda 70 episodes, 2010-2013
Xander Berkeley ...  Percy 45 episodes, 2010-2012
Lyndie Greenwood ...  Sonya 41 episodes, 2011-2013
Dillon Casey ...  Sean Pierce 39 episodes, 2011-2013
Noah Bean ...  Ryan Fletcher 39 episodes, 2010-2013
Devon Sawa ...  Owen Elliot / ... 32 episodes, 2010-2013
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When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who faked her execution and told her 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 spy and assassin. Throughout her grueling training at Division, Nikita never lost her humanity, even falling in love with a civilian. When her fiancé was murdered, Nikita realized she had been betrayed and her dreams shattered by the only people she thought she could trust, so she did what no one else before her had been able to do: she escaped. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former bosses that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation. Written by The CW

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9 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Ari Tasarov is the leader of a terrorist syndicate known as Gogol. This is likely a reference to the character General Gogol (played by Walter Gotell) from the James Bond series. Gogol and Tasarov also resemble the evil organization SPECTRE and its leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld from the Bond series as well. See more »

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Off to a good start that promises to get better.
9 September 2010 | by johnnymacbestSee all my reviews

I just finished viewing the pilot episode of CW/s "Nikita" and here are my thoughts on it.

1. Despite it being loosely based on the French film "La Femme Nikita" I thought the pilot was good. It had a nice balance between action and character development, but with a lot of teasing moments that are sure to raise to exciting results. I would've liked more exposition and interaction between characters, something that the previous entries in the series had, but the introduction to the main character was good.

2. The action scenes are a lot brutal and violent, showing the dark side of being an assassin and the toll it takes on the human mind and those around to witness such horrific acts. If the violence is any indication of what's in store for Nikita and her world, I can only imagine how dark and disturbing the actions taken by both good and evil will be.

3. It's not a reboot, or sequel to the '90s series, which is a plus(though I also loved that show dearly) and has it's own vibe going for it. The coolness factor is there and has it's own thing as well. I was tense throughout the whole running time, not sure of what's next. And that's a good thing. A real good thing.

4. There's no patriotic cheese being introduced. Doing so would damper the overall dark tone of the story. I love the dark humor. Suits the atmosphere well.

5. It moves at a fast pace, but pauses long enough in order to include some character development and concentrate on the story.

So from the looks of things, Nikita is shaping up to be an awesome series with everything starting to become established so far. Hopefully the show will grow as it's own and be something really special. I'm sure some will say it's not as good as the '90s series, but I for one am looking forward to how this plays out.


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