Nikita 2x19: “I’m sorry” …The other side
Shit. Just. I don’t even need to comment on Maggie Q’s amazing perfromance here. Maybe some of the best acting I’ve ever seen. I mean fuck.
Okay, here’s the thing about this show. It’s not marketed properly. It’s on a channel filled with lots of crappy shows. And Maggie Q is playing a complex WoC action lead and I remember when this show first came out how people said she wasn’t pretty enough, how she looked ‘blank’, etc. and some people even commented ‘why is she asian?”
But none of that is even a problem. The way she portrays Nikita is perfect. Nikita was a messed up street kid recruited to be a ruthless killer under the guise of ‘serving her country’. She’s done terrible things, but she also works so hard so make things right. Like Maggie Q just gets every aspect of personality perfectly, her cheerful, funny side, and then her super dark side like in this video.
Maggie Q deserves all the awards. I really don’t know why she hasn’t gotten more roles, or why she hasn’t atleast been rewarded for her perfomance in this show. Because she is amazing.
And now for the unpopular opinion: I like Michael/Nikita, it’s very touching, but I still find Alex and Nikita’s relationship 10x more interesting and moving, and not just because they’re two girls.
Alex basically saved Nikita’s humanity. She didn’t do anything intentionally, but she was the reason Nikita first defied Division, and afterwards, after Nikita escaped from them and Daniel was dead, Alex was the person that literally made her love again.
Michael was still in Division at that point. But Alex and Nikita became friends. Alex was unflinchingly loyal and the only person to help Nikita for a long time. Not in a ‘ohhh I’ll save your soul’ way, she helped Nikita open up by just being Alex and nothing else.
Nikita tried being all tough love on her but you can see throughout their flashbacks and throughout every episode how she starts being more open around her. Even cries in front of her. She saved Alex’s life, and Alex like saved her soul lol. They brought out the best in eachother.
And I think it would me so much more poignant if Alex was the one to make Nikita see the good in herself and stop torturing herself for the things she’s done. Not Michael.