"In some parts of the ancient world, the hawk symbolized the sun. Back when I got this, I figured if I always had the sun on me, I wouldn’t be afraid of the dark." "You’re afraid of the dark?" "I was afraid of the dark. Now it reminds me of the fear I’ve overcome.”
#5 “Give Me the Damn Glock!”: In the midst of a rescue mission, Michael had to go back for Nikita’s engagement ring, yelling as much at her when Nikita questioned why he was running back into the fray. The look on Nikita’s face when she realized Michael had just spontaneously proposed was priceless. I debated whether or not to include the more traditional proposal scene at the end of this episode, but this one just felt more fitting for our spy couple.
What was it about Maggie Q that made her the perfect Nikita? ”It was simply because, before we knew who Nikita was going to be, we all talked about how impossible it was going to be to cast this role. It had to be someone who was beautiful, who could fight, who you could believe holding a gun and who you believed was smart, in order to plan everything that she was doing. You’d think those things would be easy to find in an actor, and they’re not. We had actors come in and these girls would be gorgeous and smart, but you’d put a gun in their hands and it didn’t work. The second we heard Maggie’s name, Danny Cannon, our director, and I looked at each other and were like, “Yes!” It was really early on in the process.” - Executive Producer Craig Silverstein