Maggie Q Teases Nikita’s Second-Season FinaleAll the titular Nikita wants is to take down Division and be able to live out her life with Michael, knowing her loved ones (Alex, Birkhoff, Ryan, and yes, even Sean) are safe. But as The CW drama ramps up to its second season premiere, series star Maggie Q told Snakkle things are only going to get more intense before she may even come close to getting her wish. By Danielle Turchiano
“We had this moment… where Michael and Nikita are looking at them, and everybody’s on the couch, and I went, ‘What show is this!?’” Maggie Q laughed when discussing how Nikita’s maternal need to protect has shown itself of late.
“Everybody was kind of sitting around and happy… and I said to Craig [Silverstein, Nikita’s executive producer], ‘We can’t have these happy couch moments forever!’ And he said ‘No, not forever; it’s a temporary thing.’”
And knowing Nikita as well as we do, we know the finale will feature some major twists and turns! Here is what Maggie Q teased for us:
NO MORE CASSANDRA BUT ANOTHER GLIMPSE AT AMANDA. Though Maggie Q admitted that the Cassandra chapter has been closed—and it kind of has to be because of the kid—she promised we have not seen the last of Amanda. After all, last we saw Amanda, she still had that box, so she still had a few tricks up her sleeve. Maggie Q shared that “she doesn’t come back in the way you may think,” though.
ANOTHER BIG DEATH. “There will be loss!” Maggie Q confirmed. And maybe get your tissues ready, because if she was torn up about the loss, you know you will be too!
“I understand all of the elements that make this show work and why they make it work because of those elements, so I was a little bit torn about taking a very important element out of what we’ve done for two years,” Maggie Q said candidly. “But at the end of the day, Nikita’s journey has to move forward, and it has to be either through gain or through loss, because only through those emotions do you grow. We rarely grow when we’re happy; we grow when we’re hurt.”
NIKITA AND PERCY FINALLY FACE OFF. Again, though, nothing in the Nikita universe is as simple as it seems. And when Nikita finally has Percy in front of her, she can’t just kick his ass the way we all know she wants to.
“Percy puts her in a position where you have to see her working with him, which is just so putrid and disgusting for her,” she said. “She could either help him or off him, and ultimately only helping him will help her achieve her goal. So it just becomes this whole juxtaposition of ‘I have to do this, but I loathe this human being!’”
ONE FINAL MIKITA MOMENT. Maggie Q promised that fans who are staunchly behind the relationship aspect of the show won’t be disappointed, and all of the emotional twists and turns won’t overshadow how far Michael and Nikita have come as a couple, in addition to a team.
“We’ll end on a Mikita moment,” Maggie Q smiled. “It is a beautiful moment between them, but visually [too]. It really was a magical weather moment. And it’s nice because after 19—after “Wrath”—there’s no more wall. You see Nikita being a little bit more open with Michael, because after that, you either have moved on and you change, or you go back into the darkness. And I think she’s ready to be more open and forthcoming than she ever has been, and we have a moment of that as well.”
NOT QUITE A CLIFFHANGER TO CLOSE. Since the finale episode was shot without the cast or crew knowing if the show would be returning for a third season, they were respectful enough of their fans not to end so openly that there wouldn’t be closure if it proved to be standing as a series finale. That being said, though, Maggie Q pointed out that there is still one last surprise thrown in at the end that she hopes fans won’t exactly see coming.
“If it were me, I wouldn’t want any happy ending,” she shrugged. “I’d want it just to be a cliffhanger… but I think people need a little bit of hopefulness. So we’re going to give them a little bit of hope with something big and shocking.”
Nikita airs its second-season finale on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 8 p.m.
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