Maggie Q and Shane West
Nikita's Percy may be dead, but his legacy lives on in The Dirty Thirty.
On the Season 3 premiere (Friday at 9/8c, The CW), Nikita & Co. discover that taking over Division means having to clean house after the death of its leader Percy (Xander Berkeley) last season. "When the recall order was sent out, 'Percy is dead. Come back in from wherever you are in the world,' some agents complied. Thirty of those people didn't," Nikita creator Craig Silverstein told reporters at Comic-Con. "They cut their trackers out and disabled them. They're out for themselves, money, for whatever crazy ideology and personal goals they have."
Now that Percy's out of Division prison, he's having all sorts of adventures... but not necessarily the fun kind.
On Friday's Nikita (8/7c, The CW), we see Percy (Xander Berkeley) enjoying an impromptu interview with Nikita (Maggie Q) and her band of rogue agents. "That is the infamous Percy capture," Q confirms to TVGuide.com. "We actually...
Nikita, Maggie Q
Maggie Q once teased that Dillon Casey's Sean Pierce would be stripping down for Nikita, and on Friday's episode (8/7c, The CW), that promise will be fulfilled.
But executive producer Craig Silverstein says there's a reason for Sean to get naked, besides simply pleasing the fans, of course...
Maggie Q, Dillon Casey
Nikita's midseaon finale left viewers with more than a few questions, and star Maggie Q sat down with reporters this month to tease what to expect once the show returns in January.
Want some almost-nudity? Nikita new guy Dillon Casey, who plays Oversight's Sean Pierce, will be stripping down all in the name of the upcoming power play. "He's naked in the whole episode, the one that we just finished [shooting]," said Q. "There were a couple...
From the cult-TV corner: It's rare to see a ballsy action heroine like Nikita (Maggie Q) in a state of panic, but in this week's typically tense episode of The CW's Nikita (8/7c), the first of the season I've been able to screen in advance, she places an anguished call to Michael in London to utter three unlikely words: "I lost Berkoff."
Lyndsy Fonseca, Nikita
In Season 2 of Nikita, Alex is working alongside Division — but that doesn't mean that she and Nikita will remain adversaries.
Even if Nikita did break her arm and shoot her in the leg. Bygones! "I think there was a lot of worry this season about 'Oh my God, Alex is turning evil, Alex is on the bad side,' and it's really not that at all," Lyndsy Fonseca tells TVGuide.com. "It's kind of the unfortunate situation they're in right now. There's still a lot of love, there's still a lot of hate. There are moments in the next few episodes where Nikita tries to help Alex, and there's moments where Alex warns Nikita about things."
Nikita moves to Friday nights on The CW this fall, but that's not the only change in store for Season 2.
Although 'shippers will find that "Mikita" is the new reality going into the second season, romance is the last thing on Alex's mind. Over at Division, everything is settling into a new order after last season's upheaval: the always stylish Amanda is in charge, Percy is a little lonely, and Birkhoff has relocated.
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Cheers to Melinda Clarke for two-timing it on Nikita and CSI.
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The O.C. and Vampire Diaries vet holds down juicy roles on a pair of Thursday at 9 p.m. dramas. She was sadly nowhere to be seen last night on the CW's spy series — back after a too-long hiatus — as Amanda, Division's master manipulator. But fear not, Amanda fans: She'll be back next week, hooking up mole Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) to a lie detector.
Meanwhile, last night Clarke reprised her recurring role on CSI as Lady Heather, the dominatrix who got a kick out of flirting with Gil Grissom (William Petersen). Now working as a sex therapist...
Jorja Fox, Laurence Fishburne and Melinda Clarke
As dominatrix Lady Heather on CSI, Melinda Clarke probably knows all too well the trouble with getting excited prematurely. So maybe that's why, when she got the call to play the character for the sixth time, she was both happy and cautious.
"I had a conversation with Anthony [Zuiker, the show's creator] and was like...