It’s with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes that I sit down to write this, because as much as I’ve been looking forward to this day, I’ve also been dreading it. I hate endings, but everything has to end eventually. I’ve been putting off writing this post for a while now, mainly because I don’t want to accept that this is goodbye, but also because I’m not sure I can put into words everything I want to say right now, I’m still unsure, but I’ll give it my best shot.
I remember the first time that I ever saw Nikita. It was the summer of 2011, maybe June, July, and an ad played on my TV, and it said something like “Press the red button to record this episode now”, and I remember waiting until the very last second to press the red button. The episode in question was actually episode 15 of season 1 (Alexandra). I remember watching it for the first time, and I instantly fell in love with it. I had no idea what was going on, hell I thought Nikita was working with Division, but I just knew that pressing that red button had been the right decision. After that, I discovered online streaming, and I managed to watch the whole of season 1 about three or four times that summer! It was safe to say that I was hooked.
I created my @AlwaysMikita twitter soon after, and found myself being accepted into something so wonderful, the Nikitaverse. I was amazed at how quickly you all welcomed me, and how easily I became one of you. I think back to those early days with a smile. At 14 I was the “baby” of the Nikitaverse, but that was okay because you accepted me anyway. Over the years, you became a family to me, and like any family, we’ve had our ups and downs, we’ve celebrated gains, suffered losses, but at the end of the day we’ll always be there for each other. So here’s to the late, computer screen lit nights spent with all of you wonderful people, united in our love for this one show. Thank you for sharing these times with me, and for making these past three years amazing. I love you more than life itself, and I swear I’ll never forget you.
To the people who have worked behind the scenes to make this show possible, writers, crew, stunts people, hair and makeup, wardrobe, sound, lighting, editors, I could go on infinitely, I wish that I could name each and every single one of you and thank you individually, because this show would not have been possible without you and all your hard work, so thank you all so much!
To Craig Silverstein, who had an idea which turned into a TV show, and a TV show that turned into my everything. I want to thank you so much for everything you’ve done over the years, this show truly has meant more to me than I could ever hope to express in words, so thank you for giving it not just to me, but to all of us!
To the entire cast, it’s all of you who made this show so great. Thank you all! To those who we’ve already said goodbye to, Xander, Dillon, Noah, and more, you were always loved and never forgotten. To the main cast, the ones who have taken me on this wonderful adventure over the past 3 years, to all of you who have shown up every week and made me feel things that I never knew were even possible, to Maggie, Shane, Lyndsy, Aaron, Dillon, Devon, Noah, Lyndie and Melinda, I love you more than I ever thought it possible to love people that don’t even know I exist. Every single week you portray these characters with such depth, skill and intensity, and it makes me fall in love with them just a little bit more. I can’t find the words to convey how thankful I am for all of you, so I’m going to leave it at a simple “thank you so much” and hope that you know it means so much more.
To Danielle, Emer, Steph, Emma, Georgina, Shauna, Sarah, and Beckie, for not just putting up with me and my probably incredibly annoying Nikita rants, but for actually caring, and taking an interest. Although the show’s over, I’m not gonna promise that this will stop (it won’t, sorry). You’re all the best friends anyone could ask for. Thank you so much!
Although we only got 6 episodes in season 4, I always had absolute faith that the writers would make it amazing, and wow they did. I have loved every single second of this show and it breaks my heart to be losing it, and while I wish the CW would have given us even just a little more time to say goodbye, I’m going to have to accept that it’s the end.
And now, there’s nothing left to say but goodbye. So goodbye Nikita, a show so loved and forever missed.
Hello Nikitaverse like you al know 27th December is comming in a vew months and that means Nikita ended 1 year ago already:( I know manny of you still miss the show ( so do i) and we are still talking about it. Now i wanna do something for the cast to let them know we didnt forgot them, i wanna make a video and it that video will be different Quotes and little story’s what you miss about Nikita. So Nikitaverse lets do this and send your fav quote and your story what you miss about Nikita to this email firstname.lastname@example.org there isnt a deadline yet but i hope you will all send something for the amazing cast