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.)