"Homecoming," the Season 2 finale of "Nikita," was the most gripping episode to date. Despite the fact that CW ordered a third season, the finale seemed more like a series finale rather than a season finale. There was definitely room for a third season, however. All the changes that take place in the finale will simply require the show to be reinvented, once again.
At the end of the episode "Crossbow," Nikita (Maggie Q) and her gang had just begun their infiltration of Division. The beginning of the episode does not skimp on exciting fight scenes, even including a fight between Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) and a crazy woman with an ax, of all things.
When the president (Cameron Daddo) informs Percy (Xander Berkeley) that he is sending the military to take down Division, the look on Percy's face is priceless. His usual evil smirk is replaced with a look of shock.
Nikita initially believes the job is almost finished, and that the only thing left is to get back out. With the military heading in to take the place down, getting out becomes nearly impossible.
The tricks up Percy's sleeve
Percy informs Nikita's gang, and the president, that it was all a hoax. He has no weapon from space. He simply has Roan (Rob Stewart), his most trusted assassin, who is ready to blow up a nuke in D.C. All Percy claims to want in return for calling off his nuke attack is immunity and a nice retirement package.
Percy also has a heart monitor implanted. If Percy dies, Roan gets the signal. If Roan gets the signal, he sets off the bomb. In an ironic turn of events, Nikita is forced to protect Percy to save D.C. from being blown to smithereens.
Percy decides to make the game more fun by agreeing to Nikita's order to tell the truth to his Division operatives and expounding on it. He tells them all how he truly despises them, making Nikita's job of getting Percy out safely all that more difficult. It is the most interesting twist in the finale, as if Percy wants to have one last jolt of excitement before leaving Division.
Is it all over?
The biggest turning point in the series comes when Nikita gets Percy safely out of division, and begins the process of handing him over to the military. He decides to have himself one last hurrah by killing Nikita, knowing that she will not risk killing innocent people by killing him first. Nikita doesn't fall for it. She knows that Percy is evil, and will probably continue to do evil things. She prepares Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford) to track the signal from Percy's heart monitor to Roan before finally killing Percy.
As planned, Birkhoff tracks the signal, and send Alex and Sean (Dillon Casey) the coordinates. It's a tough fight, but they get the job done. Roan is electrocuted, and finally dies as well.
The job seems to be finished, but Nikita realizes that she does not know where home is. She grew up in Division, and it is all she knows. Government officials also realize that Division has caused too many problems. It cannot be shut down quickly. Division must stick around just awhile longer in order to undo all of the evil things Percy did. Nikita and her team decide to stay and help, but with the commendable Ryan Fletcher (Noah Bean) at the helm.