'Nikita' first look: Isaiah Mustafa, the Old Spice Guy, guest-stars

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There are worse monikers to be stuck with than "The Old Spice Guy." After all, Isaiah Mustafa revolutionized an entire brand by playing the man your man could smell like. Still, it's great to see Mustafa moving forward in his acting career, this time playing an arms-dealer in the "Nikita" episode, "Sideswipe."

The actor will play Cyrus, a villain who is captured by Nikita ( Maggie Q) and Michael ( Shane West) when he tries to purchase a weapons-jamming device. The heroes try to use Cyrus as bait to capture Amanda ( Melinda Clarke). Cyrus does manage to escape, but Amanda double-crosses him, leaving Nikita as the man's only hope for survival.
 
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Considering what the man looked like in those commercials, it is pretty much imperative that Isaiah Mustafa be shirtless for at least part of the time in this "Nikita" role. He is. Photos from "Sideswipe" show that we will be seeing plenty of the Old Spice Guy's chest.

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If you don't remember the Old Spice commercials that brought fame to Mustafa, here is a reminder.



"Sideswipe" will air on Friday, Dec. 7 at 8pm.

Photo/Video credit: The CW, Old Spice
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