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We are certainly getting down to the wire with Nikita! Not only does it appear Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca)’s life may hang in the balance after Amanda (Melinda Clarke) uncovered her alliance with Nikita (Maggie Q), but the series itself still remains on the bubble regarding a second season pick-up from The CW. But thankfully we will be getting answers about everything– how Alex will manage to make it out alive, if she will leave more Division agents scathed in her wake, and of course, if any or all of the characters will get to tell more of their stories in a future season– in the next few weeks.
But who wants to wait, right? LA TV Insider Examiner had the opportunity to chat with Fonseca a bit about what we can expect and we picked her brain on everything from Alex’ greatest threat to the “Mikita” romance to more deaths before the first season finale.
Strap on your seatbelts (and maybe a bullet proof vest!); things are about to get a bit worse before they can even begin to consider getting better for our favorite rogue Division agents.
LA TV Insider Examiner: We have seen tons and tons of fight scenes throughout the season, but I think the one between Alex and Jaden in “Glass Houses” may have taken the cake. Is it just like second nature for you now?
Lyndsy Fonseca: Oh yeah, totally! I don’t know; I think there’s an element of trust now that I think Maggie’s kind of taught me because when it comes to stunts, I really want to do everything myself, and I want to make it perfect, and Maggie has this very kind of calm ‘It’ll be fine’ attitude towards it because she’s done it so much. I think that really taught me a lot. I think I have a lot more confidence in it now. Yeah, I don’t know; it’s really fun!
Obviously we’ve seen Alex get herself out of dangerous situations before, and we’ve seen her evade Amanda’s suspicions enough for the time being, but this time it seems like she is really stuck. How worried should we be for Alex right now?
L.F.: Oh, I’d be worried! Yeah, no, it gets crazy.
Has Alex been preparing for something like this, knowing that Amanda doesn’t trust her? Does she have a few tricks left up her sleeve that she can pull out to save herself or should we expect to see Nikita and maybe even Michael come in to save the day?
L.F.: It’s more complicated than that. I will say that she does do things on her own…I think that there’s a strange understanding that happens by the end of this season between Alex and Amanda. It’s an interesting way that Melinda has played it, and that they’ve written it, and I’ve been waiting for there to be, like, something else that we don’t know going on because I feel like [Alex] has always known that Amanda is a lot smarter than she’s letting on.
Would you say, then, that Amanda is the bigger threat over Percy?
L.F.: You know, Percy’s got a lot of surprises up his sleeve! When I read the last two scripts, I was like ‘Holy shit!’ He might seem like he’s in the dark, but he really plays the last two episodes very well.
Shane has called Nikita an idealist with the way she just wanted to pull Alex out of Division, and even Alex was talking pretty excitedly about just upping and leaving at one point. Going forward, do you see another option for Alex, other than just running the hell away from Division?
L.F.: I do. I do see a different option. I think she’s been debating those choices for a long time, and hopefully next season we’ll get to see that. The way that it ends, you definitely wonder which way she’s going to go.
If you had your choice, where do you want Alex to go?
L.F.: I think I just want Alex to start making decisions for herself, you know? It’s been a very important thing for her to listen so much to Nikita, and I think that friendship and that bond was extremely important for her emotionally, but I think she’s ready to start making these choices on her own, so I think that will be interesting, and unfortunately the way that it plays out, I don’t– I don’t know, it’s really sad in some ways the way it ends between Nikita and Alex.
Does that have anything to do with “Mikita?”
L.F.: Oh, she knows. They didn’t really play on it, and they didn’t really have Alex tell her how she thinks about it, but she knows [about their relationship].