With the return of "Gossip Girl" and "Hellcats", I've watched more CW this week than I had all year previously, and with that comes seeing pretty much non-stop promotions for other CW shows. The one ad I keep seeing over and over again is for "Nikita", a show I haven't been watching , but probably should be, and this week's episode apparently focuses on Lyndsy Fonseca, who plays Alex.
It's always weird for me to see Fonseca in more serious or grown up roles, since I see her almost every week in archive footage on "How I Met Your Mother" (where she plays Future Ted's daughter in the framing scenes, all of which were shot about five years ago). I still think of her as that girl, even after having seen her play more sexualized characters last year in both "Hot Tub Time Machine" and "Kick Ass", two movies I thoroughly enjoyed.
Fonseca also had a decent, if forgettable, run as Dylan Mayfair on "Desperate Housewives." Though she was intimately involved with the big mystery of the season, she never really got to dig into the role, because as it turned out the mystery was a mystery to the character as well as the audience (and, personally, I think it was the best reveal the show's had to date).
If I ever do start watching "Nikita", Fonseca will probably be a big reason why.