'Nikita's' Devon Sawa Teases Owen's Return: Amanda's Big Secret and Chemistry With Alex? (Q&A)

"Everything has changed and it blows his mind."
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Nikita fans should be thrilled that Devon Sawa is finally returning to The CW spy drama on Friday’s episode, “Consequences.” The star has been promoted to a series regular for this season and Sawa says that he can’t take all the credit for the fan movement to bring him back.

“I think it’s all [executive producer] Craig Silverstein that kind of did that,” Sawa tells Celebuzz.

“I mean the way he just dropped Owen in at the right time as kind of a wildcard character is just kind of brilliant,” he continues. “I mean that’s why fans love Owen so much is because he just pops in for a couple episodes here and there and creates tension and havoc and does a bunch of action stuff and helps out Nikita and makes Michael rub his temples a lot. That’s why fans kind of dig him.”

Celebuzz spoke with the actor about Owen’s return, his relationship with Nikita (Maggie Q) and more planned entanglements ahead this season.

Celebuzz: What do you enjoy the most about playing Owen? Devon Sawa: What drew me to this series the most is the action. I mean I have been training in MMA and I’ve always been really fond of doing my own stunts and my own action stuff and my own physical stuff. So when I saw the pilot -- I saw that before going in to read for this role -- it was just my kind of action. It was something I hadn’t done before. This Owen character was different from every other character I’ve ever played. It was just something I really wanted to do.

CB: What can you tell us about Owen’s return and how Amanda (Melinda Clarke) is involved? DS:Everybody’s kind of been wondering where he’s been. I think I can reveal that Amanda had stashed him away in a Russian prison. She’s got some other stuff with him. We’re going to start this storyline between Owen and Amanda. She’s got some secrets. She’s done some stuff. So, that all starts in this episode. It’s really exciting.

So, he goes away to this Russian prison and when he comes back I guess everything has changed and it blows his mind. Division is now run by other people, there’s no more Percy. He didn’t know that while he was in there. Then on top of all that, Amanda’s got this huge secret she’s going to drop on him.

CB: Where does Owen and Nikita stand now, especially with their crazy history? DS: There’s a little spark between Owen and Nikita… You never know what could happen with Owen and Nikita. We’ll see where that goes. Also, this is the first time in this episode where Owen meets the Alex character. We’re going to see if there’s any sparks over in that department. It’s like Craig says, ‘Owen is just a complete wildcard.’

CB: What else can you tell us about upcoming episodes? DS: The fifth one gets even crazier. Then down the line, there’s one episode that’s just going to blow people away. I can’t remember whether it’s six or seven, but people are just going to be like, ‘What?’ It’s exciting. It’s exciting to see how people are going to react to all this stuff.

CB: Wonderful. So, what have you been doing in your time away from Nikita? DS: There’s a movie coming out that’s untitled at the moment. It used to be called The Sibling. But, it’s not called that anymore. It’s going to be a limited theatrical release opening in January or February, I believe. I’ve seen it, I like it. It’s with Mischa Barton and the great Michael Clarke Duncan. It was his last movie. There’s a couple other things I’m working on. Hopefully, I’m going to be able to go do a movie during my hiatus between Season 3 and Season 4 of Nikita. I’m busy right now. It’s great. It’s a good spot to be in.

Nikita airs Fridays at 9 PM on The CW. Watch a sneak peek below.

Are you excited for Owen (and Amanda’s) returns? What are your thoughts on sparks between Owen and Alex? Sound off below.

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