Is happily ever after in the cards for Team Nikita?
On the penultimate episode of Nikita (Friday (9/8c, The CW), our group of rogues have just come off of a successful strike on MDK Dubai, seemingly killing their longtime nemesis Amanda (Melinda Clarke) with a missile. Now the team is finally free of that last vestige of Division. "This is such a game-changer because this is the first time that Team Nikita believes that they've defeated the enemy, that Amanda is actually dead in the ground," Noah Bean, who plays Ryan Fletcher, tells TVGuide.com. "I think it's hard for the team to figure out what to do next. That hard target is gone. This person that we've been fighting against for so long isn't there anymore.
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"Everybody's trying to figure out what is their happiness," Bean continues. "Michael and Nikita (Shane West, Maggie Q) are always talking about that little bungalow on the beach. Every character has their own version of that bungalow. Ryan though is the only one who hasn't given up the fight. His Spidey sense starts to tingle, and he realizes that this battle might not be over."
Unfortunately, Ryan is right. It turns out that Amanda faked her death by brainwashing a double to take the hit for her. How the team will discover she's still alive remains to be seen, but Ryan should trust his instincts. Earlier in the season, although he didn't understand the reasons why, he was the one who guessed that Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) was hiding something in his NSA search.
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"Ryan is the newest to the group so he isn't as emotionally attached to everyone," Bean says. "I think he can separate himself a little bit more than Nikita can, seeing if people are changing. Ryan is such an analytical guy, and so I think he's always picking up on subtleties and people's behavior, even though he's a bit of an introvert himself. We talk about that as his superpower is his mind and his ability to decipher information and understand behavior. So I think he was starting to pick up on these subtleties. And he is the conspiracy theory guy, so I think he's always looking out for disaster and keeping his eyes open."
Nikita airs Fridays at 9/8c on The CW.