Nikita’s trying to clear her name in the final season of the action-packed spy thriller.
Spy series Nikita (2010-2013) is tailing off with a much shorter final fourth season. The six episodes are as full of twists and turns though, explains leading lady Maggie Q, who plays Nikita. “We are going to make these episodes even bigger because there’s only six. So we want to go out movie-style, you know what I mean? Do six movies!”
WHERE WE LEFT OFF
The third season closed off in April with Nikita forced to flee for her life to Canada after she was accused of assassinating US President Kathleen Spencer (Michelle Nolden). Season 4 picks up three months later, says Maggie. “Nikita is taking stock of her current situation and she’s determined to clear her name.” While hiding, Nikita has kept radio silence but now her spy ex-fiancé Michael (Shane West) and the rest of her team track her down. After all, they couldn’t very
well launch an attack on their nemesis Amanda (Melinda Clarke) without their leader Nikita, could they? But getting revenge on their one-time boss at spy agency Division isn’t going to be as easy as they’d hoped.
THIS MEANS WAR!
The show’s theme – as well as that of the series it’s a reboot of, La Femme Nikita (1997-2001) – is “identity”. As a troubled teen, Nikita was recruited by Division, had her death faked and trained in secret to be a spy. Season 4 “has flashbacks to Nikita’s life before Division. We even get to meet her parents,” hints Maggie. The team will be busy attacking terrorist group The Shop, who in episode 2 (30 November) are replacing government officials with doppelgängers for their plan to start war between the US and Pakistan, but that’s not the only battle for Nikita. “Michael is still angry that she broke off their engagement in the previous season…” teases Maggie.
Nikita and Michael are reunited and rejuvenated in their war against The Shop.