Nikita: Season 1 (2010 - 2011)


Season 1
Nikita

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Building on Maggie Q's strong central performance, Nikita is a strong spy thriller that's sleek and action-packed (if a little heavy with backstory).

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Critic Ratings: 41

72%

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User Ratings: 169

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Air date: Sep 9, 2010

After years in hiding, a former spy and assassin seeks retribution against a secret U.S. agency known as Division.

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Air date: Sep 16, 2010

Nikita tries to thwart Percy and Michael's plan; Alex is activated early for a special assignment; a pivotal moment in Nikita's life is revealed.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2010

Nikita rescues a journalist trying to expose a conspiracy; Michael and Percy suspect Birkhoff is Nikita's mole; Jaden, Alex and Thom help Michael find his latest target.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2010

Michael helps Nikita during a mission; Alex has a panic attack during basic training.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2010

Division's secrets are at risk of being revealed when an operative (Devon Sawa) becomes a fugitive after escaping from a bank robbery; Alex sneaks into Percy's office and is busted.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2010

Terrorists attack a bus full of Division recruits and kidnap Alex and Thom; after Nikita earns his trust, Owen reveals devastating news about her fiance.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2010

Alex informs Nikita that one of the recruits has been activated to carry out a suicide mission.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2010

Thom is asked to eliminate Anna, a woman who was having an affair with a U.S. senator; Alex helps Nikita reach out to Anna's parents.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2010

Michael and Nikita work together to kill a terrorist who murdered Michael's family; Alex tries to cover when she is caught going through medical files.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2010

Owen and Nikita try to help a CIA agent after he is framed for an assassination in Chile; Alex sees a new side of Percy.

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Critic Reviews for Nikita: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Nikita: Season 1

  • Jul 29, 2020
    With a fantastic cast and shocking twists and turns this take on the fantastic film is a joy to behold.
  • Jan 15, 2020
    The CW reboots the La Femme Nikita franchise with the sexy spy thriller Nikita. In Season 1 former black ops assassin Nikita Mears attempts to bring down her former agency, Division, after discovering that they've gone rogue and are aiding terrorists; meanwhile a new Division recruit named Alex, who's training to be an assassin, secretly works with Nikita from the inside. Starring Maggie Q, Lyndsy Fonseca, and Xander Berkeley, the show has a solid cast that delivers good performances: especially Q, who does an excellent job pulling off the fight choreography and gunplay. And despite a bit of CW-ishness, with superfluous romance plots and sexy young actors, the over-arcing stories of Nikita seeking redemption for her past and Alex's struggle to maintain her cover are quite compelling. Additionally, the writers do an impressive job at building suspense and tension, which is further heightened by an exceptional score. Action-packed and full of intrigue, Nikita delivers an extraordinary first season, and promises to get even better.
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  • Sep 09, 2019
    I loved the main cast, especially Maggie Q, but this is really nothing more than a cartoon. It can't be taken seriously. If you just want a popcorn flick for a rainy afternoon, fine, but don't expect anything to be credible.
  • Jun 24, 2018
    The best series I have ever seen.
  • Jul 17, 2016
    The plot has energy and direction. Decent nearly mindless entertainment. Sexing up the promo material is tiresome and predictable but unnecessary. Strong performance by Maggie Q.
  • Jun 16, 2016
    Too superficial compared to e.g. 'Person of Interest', mediocre to bad acting, driving motives established in story-lines only credible for kids.
  • Feb 27, 2016
    Nikita is better acted than I would have expected, though Shane West can be a little grating as Agent Michael. Maggie Q and Lindsey Fonseca shine in particular, and the action scenes make Nikita a stronger spy-series than Alias. Though the backstory was a bit confusing for me, the world was very interesting to explore. My only real criticism is the implausibility of the setups; the characters are running around the world so frequently the show makes it feel like they're teleporting instantly to avoid slowing the show down.
  • Dec 15, 2015
    outstanding writing, great direction, acting excellent
  • Nov 08, 2015
    I was a fan of the previous La Femme Nikita series starring Peta Wilson (which isn't even listed on here). It turns out I like this one too. Plenty of action. Added in to this series: female friendship, which adds a lot to the storyline. Two strong women, Nikita and Alex, work together as allies to take down a corrupt and dangerous covert government organization called Division, one brick at a time. Seeing them make progress satisfies. Eventually, the ladies bring on board a couple of guys working for Division: Michael and Birkhoff, which scratches an itch from the previous La Femme Nikita series (I always wanted these guys along with Nikita to turn against Section I, but they never did). The ruthless leaders of Division, Percy and Amanda, surprise in how their roles are shaken up from their predecessors, Operations and Madeleine. Even though Amanda somehow gets the best of Percy, he gives the impression of maintaining control and having every option planned out, or does he? Amanda doesn't let him psych her out, and continues with her goals for Alex, the heir to a Russian oil empire. Just like in the previous La Femme Nikita series, there is romance between Michael and Nikita. While La Femme Nikita didn't take that as far as I would've liked it to go, this one does, satisfyingly so.
  • Nov 09, 2014
    When its at its best its superb, it unfortunately has a few dud episodes that slows things down. The cast are superb, mixing beauty with real acting chops.

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