“SOMETIMES you have to give a man a chance, Ruth.
“To show you who he really is.”
Spooks series nine episode three, with Peter Firth on scorching form as Sir Harry Pearce.
“HARRY!” Ruth has urgent news for the head of Section D in Spooks series nine, episode two.
But first, a recap.
RUTH Evershed likes to get to the heart of the matter.
“At present, we have more questions than answers,” she points out.
Will Ros survive to make it into another series of Spooks?
Who will she shoot this week?
And just what is her perfume made of?
TIME to get serious as we approach the end.
I’m sure you are as shocked as I am to discover that next in line is episode seven.
You wait a year – or even longer – to see the new series of Spooks.
And then in a flash…it’s almost over.
THE caption appears seconds in to episode six:
“MI5 Safe House, SE16.”
It’s almost panto season, so shall we all shout this together?
JUST the briefest of glimpses.
But I’m so glad the humble cake stand is making a comeback, both on screen and off.
Not that Ros finds time to nibble a Fondant Fancy when she meets up with her former MI6 mentor Jack Coleville.
THE seeds were planted last year.
Long before series eight, episode four.
The one where Lucas North (Richard Armitage) and his past collide.
And he also visits Waterstone’s bookshop in London’s Piccadilly.
“WHO doesn’t want to be a dead billionaire?”
That’s the nightmare game show at the heart of Spooks episode three.
Along with very angry man in black Lucas North (Richard Armitage) having that fight in a swimming pool.
And something that may come as a shock to those viewers unfamiliar with The Way Spooks Works.
THERE was a knock on the dressing room door while I was interviewing Richard Armitage on set for the new series of Spooks.
Yet another crisis had engulfed the small MI5 team responsible for saving us, and the rest of the world, on a weekly basis.
In the face of global warming and the threat of nuclear war, one more vital resource had run out at Thames House.
“There’s a milk shortage on The Grid,” apologised Richard.
So without the benefit of tea, we carried on.
You’d have been proud.
Today’s TV feature on Richard, who plays Lucas North, and the new series is here.
As ever, space was tighter than the Spooks’ milk budget.
So dedicated Spooks – and Richard Armitage fans – may like to read some of the extras below.