Nikita's Melinda Clarke: Amanda's Not Finished With Alex Yet! Plus: Hot New 'Mikita' Promo

While Nikita’s brutal hiatus lingers on (and on and on), I’m here with a little pre-weekend teaser, courtesy of Amanda’s portrayer Melinda Clarke. And if that’s not enough, let’s whet your Mikita-lovin’ appetite with The CW’s new OMG-inducing promo.

When we last saw Amanda, she was calling for the “cancellation” of Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca), which is huge and begs the question: Is there any good in the master manipulator? Surprisingly, Clarke believes there is.

“I’ve thrown around the idea that Amanda’s not necessarily out to get Alex,” she tells me. “She’s trying to help her become the best she can be, and in that she’s the ultimate tiger mom. She’s sees some brilliance in Alex, but at the same time, if there’s any weakness or doing something you shouldn’t be doing, á la Alex, Amanda might just use it to her advantage.”

Regardless of how Clarke sees it, sources close to the show tell me that Amanda’s not done with Alex by a long shot. In fact, she’s going to keep digging into the her past, no matter what it takes. The upside: We’ll get to see Amanda in action.

“The show has established that everyone has a different fighting style,” Clarke shares, “and Amanda is one of these people who doesn’t waste her time and energy on things that she doesn’t need to. We’ll see some physical stuff coming up for her, but everything Amanda does is elegant and efficient — and the fighting will be the same.”

No word on who she’ll face-off with, but I’d say that Alex, Nikita (Maggie Q) and maybe even Michael (Shane West) are all safe bets.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, that most unbelievable Nikita promo to date — ripe with a Mikita lovefest sure to send you shippers right over the edge:

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Nikita returns to The CW with new episodes Thursday, April 7 at 9/8c. Be there, or face Division-style cancellation!