Prince Erik (played by James Gilbert) and Nikita (played by Maggie Q) hiding from the security cameras by crouching behind displays in the museum

Rewatching ‘Nikita’: “Coup de Grace”

The first time I watched Nikita, it’d already gone off the air. But I distinctly remember seeing the promos when I watched Smallville. So when I saw it in my Netflix recommendations, I knew I had to watch it. It’s been a while since then so I decided why not rewatch it? So now I’m binging the show from the beginning all over again. Last time, I watched the 12th episode so now I’m onto the 13th episode of Nikita.

Coup de Grace

Alex (played by Lyndsy Fonseca) adn Niktia (played by Maggie Q) looking at the TV screen (not pictured) puzzingly
  • Looks like someone’s after the prince of Georgia.
  • It’s sweet that Nikita wants to know if Michael’s said anything about her.
  • Even Alex can sense there’s something more between them.
  • Too bad Nikita’s not telling her anything.
  • Whoever Birkhoff’s temporary replacement is just made it really easy for Alex to get the intel for Nikita.
  • Not too surprised that Michael still feels salty about everything that went down between him and Nikita.
  • I don’t know why, but I loved all the Aladdin references.

The Mission

Nikita (played by Maggie Q) talking to Leela (played by Kathleen Munroe)
  • A fake necklace will definitely get this woman’s and the princess’s attention.
  • Nikita wasted no time telling her what she needed to know. Too bad it’s the princess behind the assassination.
  • Alex definitely looked worried when Stephen said, “[Nikita’s] been put down”. Then again, “put down” makes it sound like she’s dead.
  • Not even a taser is going to keep Nikita down for long.
  • Side note: Nikita’s silver dress looks amazing. Especially in all these fight scenes.

Division Arrives

Alex (played by Lyndsy Fonseca) looking around while Stephen (played by Brendan Fehr) talks to Nikita (played by Maggie Q) (not pictured) through a headset
  • Nikita really found the prince right before all the Division agents break in.
  • Princess Kristina definitely isn’t happy about Prince Erik giving up the throne. Then again, it’s probably because she doesn’t want to give up the throne.
  • Nikita’s response to, “People in love don’t try to kill each other”, is amazing. I mean, just look at her and Michael.
  • Using Leela’s (the assistant) headset is genius. And the other agents can’t hear what Nikita’s actually saying to Alex. So, no need for some kind of secret message.
  • Nikita and Alex are definitely just taunting Stephen at this point. And it’s working as a distraction so they can get the prince to safety.
  • I love how obvious it is that Nikita’s still thinking of Michael throughout this entire episode. And referencing him a lot.

The Police Show Up

Kristina (played by Beatrice Rosen) sitting next to Leela (played by Kathleen Munroe) around other sitting hostages
  • Looks like Alex found the silent alarm. And Stephen’s too distracted by Nikita to notice.
  • Stephen seems like the type who needs to win everything. Even if I didn’t know Alex was helping Nikita, I still would’ve agreed to cut their losses and just leave.
  • Alex is right: Percy’s not going to be happy about how public this is going to be. Or rather, how public it already is since the police are around.
  • It’s interesting that Prince Erik knows how to give Nikita stitches.
  • Kristina’s little inspirational speech only makes it that much clearer that she’s the one behind all this. She even says, “And even if he falls, our country will go on”. It’d be one thing if she didn’t love him. It’s another to already address everyone as if he’s already dead.
  • I love Leela’s smug comment about how she hopes whoever’s behind this gets what they deserve.

Michael Shows Up

Michael (played by Shane West) dressed like an FBI agent
  • Just when Nikita thinks things will get easier, Michael shows up to complicate it all over again.
  • Kristina’s not only evil, she’s impatient. She knew Leela would be the key to drawing Erik out.
  • There’s that secret message I wanted to see. It wasn’t all that obscure, but I still wanted to see them have some kind of sneaky, hidden message somewhere.
  • It’s always impressive seeing Nikita take down a bunch of agents with guns.
  • I know they’re only in this one episode, but I do ship Erik and Leela. They’re a sweet couple.
  • It seems risky to turn on the gas when Nikita doesn’t have a gas mask like the Division agents do. But I guess her makeshift gas mask is enough.
  • And Michael sees her walk away. He doesn’t even run after her.

The Resolution

Alex (played by Lyndsy Fonseca) with a wine glass full of almond milk and Nikita (played by Maggie Q) with a glass of wine watching TV
  • At least Princess Kristina got what she deserved in the end.
  • With everything that happened, it makes sense for Erik to step up with his royal duties. And I’m sure Leela is very supportive of that.
  • The wine and almond milk scene is so cute.
  • I remember this scene of Alex taking the phone call with Michael. And I remember how this, plus the security footage from the mission, leads Michael to suspect Alex. Also, it’s how he figures out where Nikita lives later. But that doesn’t happen for a while.

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