Nikita's Lyndsy Fonseca Previews 'Complicated' Alex/Sean Romance, Responds to 'Olex' 'Shippers
“I’m getting a lot of tweets and fan mail about Alex being ‘bad’ this year, and I have to say that I don’t think she is,” the lady behind the superagent-in-training tells TVLine with a laugh. “She’s not even on Nikita’s enemy list!”
And that’s not all. Here, Fonseca details what’s ahead for Alex on The CW spy saga (Fridays, 8/7c), and also addresses the thriving fandom eager to see a romance with Devon Sawa’s Owen.
TVLINE | Talk a little about what fans can look forward to with the Alex/Sean relationship, particularly given that Dillon Casey is now a series regular?
People will be happy that Sean is not just on the show for an Alex love storyline. It’s more interesting than that, and it makes his relationship with my character even more fun. He’s connected to other members of the cast a little deeper than people expect, and his relationship with Alex is complicated because of that.
TVLINE | Does a friendship eventually develop between the two?
Yes, but it’s going to take some time; it’s not going to happen overnight. They’re both outsiders who need Division, but aren’t 100 percent for it, so that’s one of the reasons they form a bond.
TVLINE | Sean gave her some unsettling advice last week when he suggested she off Nikita… Will she take his suggestion to heart and attempt to get rid of her former mentor?
You know, I’m getting a lot of tweets and fan mail about Alex being bad this year, and I have to say that I don’t think she is. She’s not even on Nikita’s enemy list. She’s just a little more driven toward one specific thing and because of that, she can’t be friends with her. It’s more of a coming together/growing apart between the two. They do have contact with each other, but it’s on more of a case-to-case basis.
TVLINE | How far will Alex go to reclaim her birthright? Will she pursue the lead Amanda provided?
She does pursue it. But something that [executive producer] Craig Silverstein told me at the beginning of the season is that Alex is initially very driven about one thing — reclaiming her birthright — and then what happens is that her drive makes her look at things in a broader way; her goal becomes less ‘I’m going to kill the man that took out my family.’ The job that Division had set up for Alex is that they would support her if she helps them get the black box back, but Amanda (Melinda Clarke) doesn’t really keep up with her end of the bargain. It’s all just a lot of talk. And something we just shot recently is that Alex gets a better offer [than Division's] and what that will mean for her.
TVLINE | We all know that Percy is plotting his escape from Division’s cell. Will there be any repercussions for Alex given the amount of help she is inadvertently giving him?
Alex knows that he’s up to something like breaking out, but there’s no way that she thinks it’s actually possible. Things that Percy offers Alex, she sometimes has to take knowing that there will be consequences for it. So, maybe. [Laughs]
TVLINE | What are you most excited for fans to see moving forward in Season 2?
I’m excited to see the Sean/Alex relationship develop. I’ve expressed to the writers that I’d like to be more careful with it because I really want it to be viewed in a different way than the Nathan/Alex relationship and the Tom/Alex relationship. I’m personally also looking forward to seeing Shane [West] and Maggie [Q] this year because I’ve barely worked with them. [Laughs]
TVLINE | Now, let’s talk ‘Olex.’ What do you have to say to fans who are dying to these two together — even though they’ve never met?
Oh my god, I love that! It’s crazy to me and it’s strange, but it’s really cool. What I really hope is that the writers take it into consideration that that’s what the fans really want. Maybe there could be some cool Sean/Alex/Owen triangle or something! [Laughs] Devon [Sawa] and I always laugh about it whenever we see each other.