Nikita's Maggie Q Says 'Mikita' Will 'Come to a Place of Understanding,' Promises 'Big' Finale

What happens when Nikita makes a deal with two Division devils? How will she react upon learning Ryan is actually still alive? Can ‘Mikita’ ever find their way back to one another? And how is the cast of the CW spy thriller (airing Fridays at 8/7c) really feeling about a Season 3 pickup?

TVLine spoke with kickass Nikita star Maggie Q about all of this and more — and brace yourselves because some of what she has to say might come as a bit of a shock.

TVLINE | Talk a little about this week’s episode, “Doublecross,” in which Nikita and Co. capture Percy — which should be a good thing, but is tainted by the fact that it’s all due to a deal made with Amanda.
They made a deal with one devil and then they have the other devil, which is something that you wouldn’t expect. You want to keep your enemies close, but not that close. The stakes are really high in this one… [Nikita and the group] are trying to move strategically; they’re trying to make this all work for them and gain what they need, making sure this move isn’t wasted. It’s kind of a big chess game.

TVLINE | I imagine that the gang agrees to go along with the plan once Amanda reveals that Ryan is still in fact alive — which must be a huge shock for Nikita.
Oh, she can hardly [process] it. In the scene [where she finds out], she is standing at the computer and she tells Amanda that’s it’s smart that she got her techs to take some old voice cues and cut them together — and then Ryan (Noah Bean) recalls a specific memory that only they would know. So, there’s a moment of Nikita not being able to lose it because Amanda’s on the phone. She has to keep it together and be this person until Ryan’s back in her arms and she’s giving her friend a big hug. It’s one of those things where you know how much it means to her because you can feel it. And if it all works out and she gets him back, that will be the big payoff. She is just blown away by his resurfacing.

TVLINE | How does Carla factor into all of this? She’s technically still tagging along with Nikita’s group, but fans are aware that she has struck a deal of her own with Percy.
Carla’s in this precarious position because she wants to do the right thing, wants to make Nikita happy, wants to keep her old alliances because she believes they want the same thing she does — but they don’t. It’s completely idealistic, but it comes from a good place. So, Carla has made a deal with Percy, but she is on Nikita’s “side,” absolutely. I just don’t think she realizes what she’s doing and how it will hurt Nikita if it all happens in the way it’s supposed to. The thing about Nikita though is that she’s not dumb. We are going to see something play out this week where Nikita understands Carla so well that she’s not too many steps behind… Nikita will be prepared for a little bit of what’s ahead.

TVLINE | And then next week that not-so-fan favorite Cassandra is back. What are you able to reveal about her return? We’re hearing she’s been harboring a big secret.
[Laughs] It’s something that’s going to piss Michael off pretty badly, and it’s something that I would say cannot be fixed. Cassandra has never been honest about who she is, and that will continue to spill over into that episode. The reveals about her just keep coming. We’re getting to a place that she’s lied about something so big, she needs to look at it and make a real decision about whether this person can stick around or be anywhere near him — really, can she be a part of his life?

TVLINE | And now, the always important ‘Mikita’ question… Everyone seems to have a different take on where exactly Michael and Nikita stand as of now. What’s your opinion? And where are things headed for the two?
As it stands this week, we’re finally, hopefully, going to see a little glimpse into Michael and Nikita possibly understanding each other again. When something’s been fundamentally damaged like ‘I walked away and you stayed in London,’ those decisions are never going to go away for them, but the first step in the journey back to one another is to understand where they are both coming from. What I liked at the end of this episode is that it’s not only Michael who becomes clearer about something; in his journey to clarity, Nikita actually gets to come to terms with something that she has never seen or faced up close. So, it’s kind of two parallel journeys coming to a place of understanding, and hopefully that will be a launching point for closeness in the future.

TVLINE | With Season 2 nearing its conclusion, what is the vibe on set about a possible renewal?
I think that for Nikita to really come to a place where these characters can turn over a new leaf and explore different sides, we would need a Season 3. I don’t think we can wrap up their journeys in just two seasons, but in three and no more, we could. It would be nice to have that to bring it all full circle. But nobody knows until the day before Upfronts if we’re coming back. I don’t see why [The CW] wouldn’t bring it back for a third season, but if they didn’t we are going to go out with a bang.

TVLINE | So, you know what Nikita‘s second season finale entails? Any teases?
The season is going to end in a big way, that I can tell you for sure. It’s going to be well worth it and people are going to really like it… I hope. [Laughs] I don’t think fans are going to expect it either, which is good!



Comments (23)

  • Bring on the Mikita closeness! And bye bye to Cassandra! =P

    Comment by Sabrina – March 16, 2012 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CW doesn’t deserve NIKITA, they should stick with crap like GOSSIP GIRL.

    Comment by Sid – March 16, 2012 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The cw better bring it back for s3. This show is better than those crappy shows they have

    Comment by x – March 16, 2012 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NIKITA is the best show on TV..genius to take a remake and have it feel like a whole new show

    Comment by Martin Bryant – March 16, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • je suis un gran fan francais de nikita et cette serie est la meilleure de la cw est de loin elle merite une saison 3

    Comment by nikita59 – March 16, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wonder if she only signed up for three seasons. I’d love to see it go a little further.

    Comment by Jack – March 16, 2012 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am not in the states so Am not even sure whether my opinion counts or not but You are absolutely right.Another Network In your Country should take on Nikita.Its the most amazing show I’ve seen in years and it deserves not only a 3rd but also 4th,5th and alot more seasons.

    Comment by Abbie – March 16, 2012 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita is the best show on The CW, one of the best on tv. Please have a S3

    Comment by Portiaslegacy – March 16, 2012 11:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait for tonight’s episode. I’ve really missed the show the last few weeks. Tonight looks awesome. And I’m calling it…Cassandra’s secret is that her son isn’t Michael’s.

    Comment by Dave B – March 16, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita is such a great show. Still wonder how it would do on another network.

    Comment by JJ – March 16, 2012 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CW: Here’s a suggestion. For shows with somewhat devoted core fanbases, like Nikita, Ringer and Gossip Girl…shows that are well-done, but ratings-challenged…why not try something “new” and give each of them a 13-order pickup for next season. Seems a better idea than simple cancellation. Something “known” to fall back on; you can hold the episodes (to air continually) until whenever something new falters or you need a familiar “spike.”
    Just something to consider.

    Comment by Jason – March 16, 2012 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The problem is, when a show has horrible ratings (like Ringer) networks are often losing money, airing the episodes because they have to charge less for ads.

      Comment by Captain – March 16, 2012 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita deserves a third season. Unfortunately, this show is just on the wrong network. I still think it would’ve done better on cable somewhere, or at the very least, ABC or FOX. The CW is pretty much passed over for the most part(which is why the highest rated show is still somewhere around 1.4) because all it does is remake the same shows for young girls. Nikita goes against the grain that is the CW in every way. They should push Nikita as much as they can and definitely try to develop more shows like Nikita(one that isn’t exclusively targeted at 12-16 year olds) around so that people will take the network more seriously. I’m not saying those type of shows in particular are all bad, but that is the bread and butter of the CW, and ultimately, why no one really pays attention to it.

    Here’s to a season 3 of the best show on the CW.

    Comment by justsomeguy – March 16, 2012 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was such a fan of “24″, together with all of my neighbors; we would enjoy a BIG community dinner and watch together. Finally found a show in “Nikita” that I can get as excited about… I love it. I watch episodes over twice or more and still love it… but I can’t get my friends excited about it. I guarantee that being on CW has everything to do with it; “water cooler” discussions don’t happen with this show because very few people have even heard of it. The outstanding storyline, cast, and production are worthy of so many more viewers and loyalties.

    Comment by ARicko – March 16, 2012 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cancel this show.. Absolutely horrible acting on behalf of Maggie Q, stupid story. And stop promoting anorexia!!!!

    Comment by Craig Gagliano – March 16, 2012 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • shut up dude, she is not anorexic, she is a healthy person. If you got nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all. The show is the BEST the cw has and if you don’t like don’t comment.

      Comment by Y – March 16, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I honestly was ready to give up on this season until episode 2.12 (Sanctuary). It almost seems as though all the previous episodes before that one were necessary to be ‘bad’, where ‘Sanctuary’ was literally a time of healing in both the Nikita universe and for us viewers. Episode 2.12 and on wards, it’s literally a consecutive non-stop thrill ride.

    If this keeps up, not only is it ever more going for that “24″ adrenaline(+) but it’d stand taller than the previous Season.

    Comment by Josh – March 16, 2012 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is a great show, that started off great…but I feel CW has completely neglected it…story wise and publicity wise. I hope it comes back for a season 3…but I wouldn’t mind seeing it on another network like cable…where they can move the story faster and make it a little more gritty. I shall continue to watch this season though

    Comment by Margo – March 16, 2012 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is what happens when a great show starts revving up–nobody knows if it’ll last–

    Comment by Preston – March 17, 2012 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ok people.. this show isnt even in the same league as la femme nikita… with Peta Wilson.. its a cheap knockoff…..and saying that much is being kind…

    Comment by renee – March 18, 2012 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I live on an island in the indian ocean and we have to download NIKITA unlike you people.Its unbelievably a very popular show here. And its the best tv show ive seen in all my years. extremely good acting, great story. Definitely needs a S3. y cant the show be aired on another channel?

    Comment by Jay – March 19, 2012 03:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • there should def be a S3. y cant it be aired on another channel. its the best tv show ever.

    Comment by Jay – March 19, 2012 03:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nikita and Chuck are my two most favourite shows, after the greatness that was Lost, 24 and Prision Break… unfortunately, I only discovered Nikita late in Season 2… only when I watched an episode by accident, did I realize how good it was… went back and watched all the episodes… its just brilliant, and the whole family watches it. This deserves season 3, 4, 5 and more…

    Comment by Ron – April 15, 2012 06:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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