Nikita: Girl's best friend
No Simon Says point the gun forward. You're out!
It was mission time again for Alex this week on Nikita. Good news…she got to be top agent. Bad news…she had to work with Jaden, and as we know, putting these two babes together in the same room can lead to some messy squabbles. Luckily, the girls were able to suck it up and work together like a dynamic duo.
Unfortunately, Alex had some other struggles to deal with. She had to decide whether to complete the mission or save her own butt. Which did she choose?
This week’s mission had the girls posing as models at a huge bash thrown by Kalume, the son of a foreign president. This guy, as Michael casually described, “Looked like a prince and partied like a rock star,” but he was no charmer. In fact, he was major bad news because he had created some deadly nerve gas in a lab hidden under his mansion. The gas was kept in a small resin plate and could be easily transported by using fake diamond jewelry. With the push of a cell phone, he could distribute the deadly poison and kill its target (which he demonstrated on a rebellious bodyguard). The girls, therefore, needed to blow up the lab and destroy the deadly nerve toxin before Kalume could use it for evil purposes.
Problems, Problems, Problems
To complicate things a bit, Nikita, Michael and Alex also decided that this mission provided the perfect opportunity for Alex’s departure. She could just fake her death while annihilating the lab and then she’d be a free woman. Sounds simple, right?
Well, unfortunately the girls ran into a few snags. First, Kalume had an unexpected visitor stop by named Anya. Anya took some of the toxin and planned to use it to kill Kalume’s dad and other leaders while they gathered at a summit meeting. Next, Kalume figured out that Jaden and Alex were more than just pretty faces, and Jaden became next on his list for a poison cocktail.
So, how did the girls get out of this mess? With Nikita’s help, of course. Despite Michael’s resistance, Nikita made her way to the summit gathering. Although Anya had already planted the toxin, Nikita was able to take her down and retrieve the substance before it was distributed.
Alex also did some saving but not of herself. Instead of completing the mission and hitting the road, she decided to head back to rescue Jaden. After a major gunfight with Kalume and his boys, the girls were able to escape unharmed and blow the lab to smithereens. Alex felt so good about her contribution that she decided to stick around and continue to fight the good fight.
Jaden, on the other hand, took a different route. After she returned to Division headquarters, she brought along a little present for her new pal Percy. Turns out she had nabbed the resin plate with the toxin instead of letting it be destroyed. Percy was so delighted with her work that he promoted her to full agent. Yikes, that Jaden is tricky. Watch your back, Alex!
Some Snippets of Snappy Dialogue
“Michael I love you. I just hate where you work.” (Nikita to Michael)
“I’ll call you after I take this bitch down.” (Nikita to Michael when talking about Anya.)
“I know what your gun is making up for.” (Jaden to Kalume.)
“Not bad for a couple of cover girls.” (Jaden to Alex after they successfully completed their mission.)