Most wanted

Nikita’s try­ing to clear her name in the fi­nal sea­son of the ac­tion-packed spy thriller.

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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!”


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.


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.

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