Monday, March 12, 2007

Nikki Carpenter - Character Profile

Nikki Carpenter (Elyssa Davalos) first appeared in the episode Fire and Ice when she and MacGyver collaborate to catch the jewel thief who murdered Nikki’s brother. The two have opposite personalities and are often in disagreement. In fact, in GX-I, MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) was displeased when Pete Thornton (Dana Elcar) had brought along Nikki in East Germany to pose as his wife in order to evade suspicion. Nevertheless, their friendship develops in The Widowmaker when MacGyver shuns himself from the world after the death of his good friend Mike.  Continue reading...
Eventually, the Phoenix Foundation hires Nikki Carpenter as an agent given her background and previous work in the senate. In Blow Out, she becomes the target of terrorists when she unconsciously witnesses the post office bombing. Despite threats on her life, she found it difficult to seek help for fear of getting other people into trouble. This apprehension was brought about by the murder of her husband who was killed in a mob hit that was meant for her. Later, Nikki allows herself to be involved with the Phoenix Foundation director Matt Webber. Only, as luck would have it, she had gotten herself in deep trouble after discovering that Webber is one of those conspiring to assassinate President Yaman Amunde. During this time MacGyver had started to doubt her loyalty, but she proves him wrong when she herself becomes Webber’s captive. By the end of season 3, Nikki Carpenter and MacGyver’s friendship had deepened and is affirmed when he confesses to his then girlfriend, Deborah, his sincerest concern for his colleague and friend Nikki.

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