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Post by Nick Barlow on Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:49 pm

Anyone else here a fan? It's my favourite show of the autumn series most years, and I'm really enjoying the new series - Hermione Norris is fantastic as Ros, and Richard Armitage seems to have slotted in nicely to the series, especially as he's not had to take over all the bucketloads of angst that dogged Adam around for the past two years.

The one thing that's bugging me is that I can't shake the feeling that this series is shaping up to be Harry's last - Peter Firth's suddenly got himself promoted to be the last face on the titles, and every single negative-out this series has featured him. There's the air of a swan song about it, and while I'm sure it'll be a good story, I don't want a Harry-less series. (Insert your own 'it's been Ruthless for two years' joke here...)

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Re: A Spooks thread

Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:23 pm

I agree, I'm getting the "Bad End for Harry" vibe myself - and I don't want it to happen. Ros is even more sublime than usual, while the new boy shows definite promise.
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Post by sheringham on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:07 am

I read an article somewhere - not sure where - which said Ruth was coming back. I DO hope so.

I don't think they will get rid of Harry. He's too important.

I'm a bit worried about Malcolm after last night - that might come back to bite him on the bum.

I love the way Harry has gone all Tinker Tailor - brilliant.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:12 am

Oh, I'd love for Ruth to make a return - preferably at the end of this series, so if Harry must go - at least he can sail off into the sunset with her. And yes, Richard Johnston is practically George Smiley in all but name isn't he.
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Post by barnaby morbius on Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:55 am

sgood so far...i miss adam though. and someones going to leave- cos they always do...either harry or jo i reckon.

jo looks like she's going to lose it spectacularly
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:58 am

barnaby salton wrote:sgood so far...i miss adam though. and someones going to leave- cos they always do...either harry or jo i reckon.

jo looks like she's going to lose it spectacularly
Jo to lose it spectacularly - Harry to leave. Yes, there's an Adam-sized hole due to his shockingly abrupt departure - but that won't last for long I suspect. By the way, did anyone apart from me think that the opening action in the railway station in yesterdays episode owned stylistically more than a touch to the very, very similar scene in the last Bourne film?
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Post by Nick Barlow on Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:08 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:Jo to lose it spectacularly - Harry to leave. Yes, there's an Adam-sized hole due to his shockingly abrupt departure - but that won't last for long I suspect. By the way, did anyone apart from me think that the opening action in the railway station in yesterdays episode owned stylistically more than a touch to the very, very similar scene in the last Bourne film?
I haven't seen the Bourne film, but I've gone through Livepool Street quite a few times (it's the London station you come into from Colchester) and always thought it'd be good for a pursuit through a crowd scene. One thing they didn't use last night is that there's a balcony/mezzanine all around the station too which is great for people-watching.

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Post by barnaby morbius on Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:16 am

Nick Barlow wrote:
Sid Seadevil wrote:Jo to lose it spectacularly - Harry to leave. Yes, there's an Adam-sized hole due to his shockingly abrupt departure - but that won't last for long I suspect. By the way, did anyone apart from me think that the opening action in the railway station in yesterdays episode owned stylistically more than a touch to the very, very similar scene in the last Bourne film?
I haven't seen the Bourne film, but I've gone through Livepool Street quite a few times (it's the London station you come into from Colchester) and always thought it'd be good for a pursuit through a crowd scene. One thing they didn't use last night is that there's a balcony/mezzanine all around the station too which is great for people-watching.

there's a nice sandwich place up there as well...
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:21 am

Yep, I noticed the potential of the balcony/mezzanine too. I suppose it was difficult enough filming as they did without adding to the headaches by making use of it. Pity though.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:29 pm

Forgot to set my recorder last night! affraid

*thumps head against wall - Hard. Very, very hard. Mad
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Post by Nick Barlow on Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:46 am

Good episode last night, though Paul Rhys seems to be getting weirder as he gets older, almost as though he's turning into the Welsh Crispin Glover or something.

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Post by barnaby morbius on Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:33 am

last night was ok- but my mate dan told me the bbc3 episode was amazing.
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Post by Nick Barlow on Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:23 am

So, Lucas appears to have a sonic screwdriver (check the blue glow when he's unlocking a car early on), says 'I'll explain later' and runs around a lot while being chased by bad guys...

Meanwhile, things aren't looking good for Harry, are they?

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Post by barnaby morbius on Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:00 am

Nick Barlow wrote:So, Lucas appears to have a sonic screwdriver (check the blue glow when he's unlocking a car early on), says 'I'll explain later' and runs around a lot while being chased by bad guys...

Meanwhile, things aren't looking good for Harry, are they?

nick -you seen the bbc3 episode yet?

i haven't. but i fear for harry.
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Post by barnaby morbius on Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:03 pm

oh. my. god.

every year it seems to get better you know.
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Post by Nick Barlow on Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:19 pm

That was very good - I'm glad I don't have to wait two weeks for the next part, though!

Spoiler:
And does Connie leaving open the door for Ruth coming back? Apparently, Peter Firth said in an interview she makes an appearance this year.

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Post by Nick Barlow on Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:26 pm

And from DWF, tonight's episode was written by James Moran.

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Post by Nick Barlow on Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:57 pm

Seriously brilliant episode to end the series, and a hell of a cliffhanger too!

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:52 pm

Nick Barlow wrote:Seriously brilliant episode to end the series, and a hell of a cliffhanger too!
Wasn't it just.

I genuinely can't wait for the next series to see how the situation is resolved. I think this has possibly been my favourite series of the show.
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