Nikita. Doing the two episodes up at Hulu. Alexandra went to Russia with Boy Scout to rescue her mother. They got there, he knocked out the guards. Her mother wasn't there. And the flowers in the bedroom were wilted meaning that she'd been gone for some time. Amanda asks Nikita to capture Percy. Nikita tells her to forget it. Alex reveals that she has Ryan (the guy who helped Nikita last season and something of a genius -- Amanda had him 'killed' but secretly he was still alive and she imprisoned him). Nikita agrees to bring in Percy. That's a whole series of things but it ends with a shoot out and Percy escapes from Amanda's goons and Nikita has Ryan. Where is Alex's mother? Carla is nervous about Percy (he's close to her). She finds out that the plan changed from what she was told and goes for her cell phone which is gone. Birkoff tells her they figured out she was the one leaking to Percy. She acts like she's going to leave and Birkoff tells her he will kill her. She tells him he's not a killer and walks away. He shoots her. She falls to the ground, grabs a gun and begins shooting at him. He has to kill her. Nikita is sad that Carla's gone but is glad that Birkoff is safe.
Next episode. Ari, Alex's step-dad (who killed her father), confronts Alex accusing her of taking her mother. Who's lying? Who's telling the truth? Both are. Alex does figure out where her mother is. They go to her and her mother wants her to stay with her but Alex says there's an important fight and she's a part of it, she has to stay with that.
Then Nikita's story was that Cassandra was outed as a Gogol mole. (Cassandra is Michael's ex and the mother of his child.) Michael wants to raise his son with Nikita. Nikita tells him that she's not a mother. She also convinces him that they need to rescue Cassandra. She's being set up to fail and be destroyed (by Ari). They manage to stop that. They do so by saving people and posing as CIA. But Ari's not letting to. Having failed to kill her, he makes sure MI6 finds out she's a Russian mole (they were under the belief that she had switched to their side years ago, she never did). So then it's time for them to try to kill her but Michael and Nikita ensure her safety. She's worried about her son. Nikita finds him in a park as two bad guys are approaching. She takes them out. Then she flies a plane and crashes it, jumping out at the last possible minute, so that MI6 thinks Cassandra is dead (she was supposed to be on the flight).
Cassandra and her son leave to start a new life. Michael hugs Nikita.
Okay, Third. Along with Dallas, here's who worked on it:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
Here's what we came up with:
- Truest statement of the week
- Truest statement of the week II
- A note to our readers
- Editorial: Successful summit for Iraq?
- TV: Cable Nation's New Model
- From The TESR Test Kitchen
- Choose your bed partners wisely
- We won't have what she's having
- Surprise victory of the week
- The US government's secret trial
- Saturday Guilty Pleasure
- Asking the Pentagon about rape
- Michigan Green Party comments on the race
- An Occupier's open letter to Chris Hedges (WW)
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"