The kids of Nikita’s Division are not exactly what you’d call happy, but Jaden (Tiffany Hines) and Thom (Ashton Holmes) were totally working on a happily ever after, you know? Another TV romance bites the dust. Sigh.
Following last night’s sad twist, we caught up with the gorgeous Hines to find out what the tragedy means for Jaden and how her feelings about Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) just escalated from suspicious to “I’m going to take you down”:
Regarding last night’s death of poor Thom, Tiffany Hines tells us, “Thomas was the first person she ever met at Division. She loved him dearly, and after everything you find out that they did hook up, and it was important to her.” For that matter, Hines isn’t just mourning the character, she’s also losing a real-life friend. She told us, “It makes me sad [that this happened], because I love Ashton Holmes. I love him as a person and then he’s leaving.”
At the same time, Hines says Thom’s death gives Jaden “more purpose, more reason to really go after Alex, and now it’s going to get interesting.”
Do tell! Well, says Hines, “Alex has been on Jaden’s radar forever, they haven’t gotten along. It’s been like this playful catfight, but now it’s going to turn serious…I found the thumbprint, the thing she used to break into the office, so I have a feeling that she’s a plant and she’s working with Nikita (Maggie Q). I feel like she’s a mole. I go to Thom and I confide in him, and the next thing I know he’s dead, and he’s [set up] as a mole. So now all bets are off. You’ll see in the following episode, all bets are off. It’s not about, ‘I don’t like this girl’ anymore; now it’s a vendetta. ‘You killed the man I love, and I’m going to take you down.’ ”
We can’t wait to see the ensuing battle between these superbabes, but is there any chance that Jaden and Alex would ever join forces to help Nikita take down Division? Says Hines, “Do you remember the girl on Prison Break with the pretty eyes, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe? I always remember when her character was like, ‘All right, fine, we’re going to do this, but only because I need you guys right now.’ I believe that’s the only way Jaden would do that, because at this point she wants to take revenge [on Alex]—and not just take her down, Jaden wants to kill her.”
The debrief for Nikita‘s winter finale “All The Way” – which contains a full recap and complete review – is now available for your reading enjoyment here. Let the wild speculation about the rest of Season 1 begin!
“A lot happens,” Fonseca promises. “It was a huge and fun episode to film, so I’m excited to see how it all came together.”
Once the dust (literally) settles in this week’s episode, there will be a significant death that “changes everything about the show,” Fonseca teases. “Everything changes.”
Looking to Alex’s future, Fonseca says a potential love interest is on the way — to be played by no less than her onetime Young and the Restless scene partner, Thad Luckenbill — and a life change that leaves the young spook in “complete shock.”
Outside of her Nikita assignments, Fonseca is said to be on the short list of actresses to possibly star in a movie adaptation of the Hunger Games book trilogy. Though she was sent the script in October, she says there is “nothing to report” yet regarding her possible audition for the lead role of post-apocalyptic teen Katniss Everdeen. In the meantime, Fonseca is busy pouring through the young adult-oriented sci-fi series, which she raves is “so good.”
“Good” also happens to be a label Fonseca is anxious to shed with regard to the type of characters she plays, citing a pigeonhole she fell into early in her career (with turns on such shows as Y&R and Desperate Housewives). To that end, she can be spied conspicuously consuming an ice cream cone in a “video portrait” helmed by famed photographer Tyler Shields.
“For so long, I was seen in one way — as Kick-Ass’ girlfriend, or the sweet girl next door — so I wanted to do something I had never done before,” she explains of the tease-filled video. “That was my form of rebellion.”
I’ve added some additional outtakes to the Men’s Health album, and a new photoshoot as well! This new shoot was done in September and Lynds looks great!
Thanks to http://kaleycuocofan.com for the photos!
EW.com spoke with Nikita executive producer Craig Silverstein recently, and he offered up some serious spoilers for the show’s upcoming plotlines, which promise to bring major changes to the structure of the series.
The first big change is that Lyndsy Fonseca’s Alex will be graduating from Division. “Alex will be graduating from recruit to full Division agent, but it will come at a terrible cost,” Silverstein told EW. “After our winter break hiatus, there will be a major shift in the show as Nikita and Alex will be working together on the OUTSIDE. No more recruit pajamas! No more Stephen Hawking computer voice! Like Nikita before her, Alex will be out in the real world, with her own apartment, wardrobe, and car.”
Alex will also get a new love interest, played by former The Young and the Restless star Thad Luckinbill. Interestingly enough, Fonseca and Luckinbill played love interests on Y&R years ago as well. Luckinbill’s first appearance on the show will air on Jan. 27. (In other casting news, look for Roswell’s Brendan Fehr to guest star in a February episode.)