Nikita (season 4)

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Nikita Season 4
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Blu-ray cover art
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 6
Broadcast
Original channel The CW
Original run November 22 – December 27, 2013 (2013-12-27)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 May 20, 2014 (2014-05-20)[1]
Blu-ray Disc release
Region A May 20, 2014 (2014-05-20)[2]
Season chronology
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Season 3
List of Nikita episodes

The fourth and final season of Nikita was announced on May 9, 2013. It premiered on November 22 and ended on December 27, 2013, containing six episodes.[3]

It is based on the French film Nikita (1990), the remake Point of No Return (1993), and a previous series La Femme Nikita (1997).

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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68 1 "Wanted" Eagle Egilsson Kristen Reidel November 22, 2013 (2013-11-22) 4X5251 0.74[4]
Three months after being accused of president Kathleen Spencer's murder, Nikita continues her run in Canada. Meanwhile, Alex, accompanied by Sonya, is trying to find the Shop's location and goes to Mumbai, India to figure out their next move. Willing to do everything in order to clear her name, Nikita returns to the United States and meets Dale Gordon, a reporter for the news channel ENN — who she thinks can help her clear her name by telling him the truth. This, however, is a setup by Amanda and rest of the Shop, who are using Gordon as a trap, in which Nikita unwittingly falls into. Trying to save herself, Nikita decides to kidnap Gordon. She is saved when Michael makes a deal with the FBI's head director Matthew Graham. On her way to meet Michael, when Nikita is finally able to escape out of the trap, she is shot by Graham, who is revealed as another member of the Shop. Realizing Gordon might help Nikita expose the truth, Graham arranges to have him killed in a bomb explosion. Meanwhile, Alex, who finds about the Shop's next move in India, is taken by Owen (who now uses his real name — Sam).
69 2 "Dead or Alive" John Badham Albert Kim November 29, 2013 (2013-11-29) 4X5252 0.86[5]
Nikita, who got shot by Graham, is saved by Michael and the others. After Graham frames Nikita publicly for setting up the bomb that killed Dale Gordon, Ryan discovers that the Shop is using people to replace Graham as well as others. Sam/Owen contacts Nikita and reveals that he is looking for revenge by using Alex, who is going to help him find Amanda's location. Birkhoff and Ryan come up with a plan that must be done in order to stop Graham's attacks over Nikita. However when Michael and Nikita go to kill Graham, Amanda connects to Nikita to warn her that the real Matthew Graham is alive and she will kill him if Nikita kills the impostor. Alex is taken by the CIA, while Sam is able save Sonya. Ryan deduces that The Shop are planning to start a war between the United States and Pakistan, by stating that Pakistan bought Nikita to kill the president. Also, the tension between Michael and Nikita grows after Nikita approaches Michael, who states he is done fighting for them.
70 3 "Set-Up" Marc David Alpert Carlos Coto December 6, 2013 (2013-12-06) 4X5253 0.85[6]
Tension grows between the United States and Pakistan after Amanda plants an evidence that Pakistan hired Nikita to kill the president. Alex is framed by the CIA for sending Nikita money and helping her. Meanwhile, Ryan tries to find the next impostor that The Shop are going to use and he thinks that it's Birkhoff. Ryan tries to prove it by showing that Birkhoff saved the next impostor. However, Birkhoff reveals to Nikita that his real name is Lionel Peller and that the next impostor by The Shop is actually Ronald Peller — his father. In order to save Birkhoff's father, Nikita decides to use the impostor to find The Shop's location and save the real one. Michael and Sam are forced to team together in order to save Alex from the CIA. Nikita is forced to kill the impostor after he tries to assault Birkhoff. Meanwhile, Amanda learns the true identity of Birkhoff and the fact that Ronald is his father, and is even more interested in destroying Shadownet.
71 4 "Pay-Off" Dwight Little Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett December 13, 2013 (2013-12-13) 4X5254 0.64[7]
Jones calls Nikita and offers her and the entire team complete freedom by wiping away their identities and faking their deaths, only if they walk away from their mission. After Nikita refuses his offer, Jones decides to stick to the plan and send a missile from Pakistan to the United States. The team lands the plane on a secluded Pakistan air strip, but a local drug czar and his men storm the plane and demand a bribe of ten million dollars, so Nikita calls Alex for money. Alex goes to Zurich, Switzerland in attempt to take the money and after she pulls diamonds out of a safe deposit box to pay the insurgents, Sam sees an opportunity to recoup his losses and contemplates stealing the diamonds, leaving Alex in danger. On his way to leave Alex in the hotel, he sees that a man is sent to kill Alex, so he returns to save her. A confused Alex realizes that Sam is a threat so she has a plan of her own. Michael comes face-to-face with an old adversary, Ramon, who is also used by The Shop. Meanwhile, Birkhoff gets a message from his father who helps them in finding The Shop's location. As the team goes to Dubai to stop The Shop they decide to send the missile there. During the attack Amanda is killed by the missile, but Jones later meets the real Amanda and reveals that her impostor did well.
72 5 "Bubble" Nick Copus Oliver Grigsby December 20, 2013 (2013-12-20) 4X5255 0.69[8]
Nikita and the team are held in CIA custody at a Naval base. The CIA insists that Nikita tell the whole world about the runnings of Division. After revealing the truth about Division and The Shop, Nikita receives positive feedback and is named a "national heroine". Meanwhile, Alex goes to Paris, France to save Owen/Sam from a group of men who he owes money. Ryan is convinced that Amanda is still alive so he goes to visit Jones for answers. However, when he visits Jones, Ryan is attacked and captured, and later sent to Amanda for interrogation. While being used as hostage, Ryan learns that there are seven other people/impostors who are working with Amanda, and later, while trying to escape, Ryan is shot and mortally wounded, so he commits suicide by throwing himself out of the window. Nikita arrives at the hospital where a dying Ryan reveals to her the whole story. A very vengeful Nikita is even more convinced to kill Amanda and the others after Ryan's death, so she decides to ask Alex for help, which she reluctantly agrees to give.
73 6 "Canceled" Eagle Egilsson Albert Kim & Carlos Coto December 27, 2013 (2013-12-27) 4X5256 0.82[9]
The episode starts with a flashbacks of Nikita and the time she spent in Division. Nowadays, after witnessing Ryan Flecher's death, Nikita is even more vengeful and convinced of the need to kill all members of "The Group", including Amanda. With the marines on their way to stop Nikita and start shooting, Michael alongside Birkhoff and Sam, tries to convince her to back off. However when Nikita kills the rest of "The Group", Alex is forced to attack her from behind in order to save her life. After Alex, Birkhoff and Nikita are arrested, Michael and Sam decide to team up in order to save them and get them out by tracking down and releasing "The Group"'s imprisoned victims whose imposters are under Amanda's control throughout the world. While she is arrested, Nikita is visited by Amanda who reveals that she has full control now that all members of "The Group" are dead. However, Nikita gets free and locks Amanda, revealing to her that she didn't kill the members of "The Group", she only used them to track down Amanda. Nikita leaves Amanda locked up alive in the prison, in a place where nobody can find her, but will be kept alive for life. Nikita walks out saying, "Welcome back to the basement, Helen", referencing Amanda's childhood where she was used as a lab rat for her father's inhumane experiments--in a season 3 episode. In the end, Alex and Sam start a relationship, Birkhoff reveals more information about Shadownet to the public, while Michael and Nikita — who are happily married — reside to Mompiche, Ecuador with both of them vowing to keep going on missions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lambert, David (January 30, 2014). "Nikita - Warner Press Release Announces 'The Complete 4th and Final Season'". TV Shows on DVD. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ Lambert, David (February 26, 2014). "Nikita - Month-Long Delay for 'The Complete 4th and Final Season'". TV Shows on DVD. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ MacKenzie, Carina (May 16, 2013). "'Nikita' Season 4 gets 6-episode goodbye run on The CW". Zap2It. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 25, 2013). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Raising Hope' & 'Where Were You When JFK Died?' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Nikita'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 3, 2013). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustment for 'Nikita', 'Grimm' or 'Dracula'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 9, 2013). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Bones' & 'Raising Hope' Adjusted Up; 'The Neighbors' & 'The Carrie Diaries' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 16, 2013). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustment for 'Last Man Standing', 'Raising Hope' or 'The Carrie Diaries'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 23, 2013). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'Blue Bloods' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 30, 2013). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustment for 'Nikita' or 'What We Wasted Our Year On'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 

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