Nikita recap: Resistance
Poor Alex…she needs a vacation. The girl was definitely put through the ringer this week as Division gave its recruits a little lesson in torment and terror. Miss N, on the other hand, was busy with her own pet project, Owen, who seemed to bring out her more nostalgic side. Good for us, though, because we got the answers to burning questions like who killed Nikita’s finance and how did Nikita and Alex team up in the first place? So, let’s fill in these few blanks and put all curious minds to rest and then we’ll recap the action.
Read on for Nikita and Alex's history, as well as some tough tests for the Division folk after the jump.
Recruiting the Recruit
First thing's first: How did our girls originally meet? Well, it definitely wasn’t under pleasant circumstances…but surprisingly, Division was the one that brought them together. Turns out that Alex’s dad was the agency’s target and fire was their method of destruction. Unfortunately, Alex was the only survivor thanks to Miss N, but her life took a not-so-pleasant course afterward. She was snapped up by Russian slave owners, began to dabble heavily in drugs, and finally, as we saw in a previous episode, Nikita caught up with her and snapped her into shape.
The Pet Project
Owen and Nikita also had crossed paths many years ago, but theirs was quite a different story. It took awhile for us to get the facts because, as you know, our two rogue agents have a tough time communicating. Keep in mind, too, that Miss N had Owen tied up in her hideout and that might be one reason why he’s having some trust issues. Regardless, these reluctant comrades eventually started swapping war stories and we learn all kinds of crazy tidbits. Turns out Owen wasn’t just any agent at Division. He was their number one dirty deed-doer known as a "cleaner," and after Nikita tells him about her past, he drops one heck of a bombshell on her. He tells her that he’s the one who killed her fiancé! This news, of course, hits our girl like a ton of bricks and she breaks into tears. But, the drama doesn’t last long, because a frantic Alex calls needing Miss N’s help.
Testing the Limits
Now that we’ve answered the big questions, here’s a quick review on the trials and tribulations of the young recruits:
The Division masters decided that these protégés needed more than just punching bags and really stepped up their training this week. First, they had the youngsters interrogate a terrorist This didn’t go very well for Alex, since her capture ended up trying to strangle her. Next up, the assassins-in-training were told they would be taking a bus trip to their next assignment. They were riding merrily along in the large, blacked-out vehicle, when they were suddenly attacked by gun-wielding terrorists. For Alex, this is when things really went downhill. She was nabbed by the brother of the terrorist that she had interrogated earlier and now he wanted some answers. (That’s some bad luck!) Unfortunately for her, he had a thing for electric shock treatments and boy, did Alex get a few doses. Too bad she didn’t know that it was all just a test by the elders at Division. But, no matter, our clever girl pulled some fast moves to escape and even made her way to a local gas station where she placed that call to Miss N. Michael, though, who is always a quick study, was able to track her down and barely missed running into his old foe, Nikita.
When Alex was safe and sound back in headquarters, she learned that her recent ordeal was nothing but a sham. Naturally, she was pissed. We also learned a little something. Percy revealed that Alex wasn’t the only one being tested…Michael was too. Good ole’ Percy is keeping everyone on their toes. But, did Michael pass the test? Stay tuned to find out.