Because David Solomon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is a co-executive producer on Nikita, I wasn't surprised to see a Buffy alumna pop up on the show...looking no older than she did back in 1997.
*nods* Holla if you love being Negro.
So once again we have the beautiful woman of color enter the scene. This one, however, is not an assassin or soldier of any kind. She's a civilian and a sensitive artist.
This gentle, sweet, WoC is also into white guys (go figure) but at least in her case, her white guy likes her back. So much that he risks his own life (but he risks hers as well, so that kinda buys him nothing).
Her beau - you guessed it - is a super assassin. Portrayed by a Devon Sawa who's so grown up I still have trouble believing it's him, he falls for her when she collapses in their building hallway and has to be rushed to a hospital for dialysis. Who says romance is dead?
But...in the spirit of predictable plots and fails, this beautiful WoC suffers from what I've fondly dubbed Ilario Syndrome: she shows up, wins us over, and dies.