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Spooks 8.6 (2009)

TV episode review: Spooks (2009), season 8 episode 6

Incidentally, last night, some channel or other was showing the movie Avatar from 2004, starring… Genevieve O’Reilly! She had a funny accent, bordering on Aussie. It was a movie from Singapore or something like that. Aaaanyway. She’s in this episode, of course, with a particularly exaggerated American accent, and she’s up to no good. No change there, then. Except now, our team of dashing heroes are on her trail.

The episode is focused on Ryan Baisley, an annoying guy (Ewen Bremner, the one who’s in Strike Back), who has some bank account details to sell, because he happened to hack his own bank to get them. He now wants even more money to give them up to the MI5, and then it turns out people who happen to have those bank accounts don’t want that to be revealed, and is out to kill him. Cue dashing heroes.

At the same time, the Home Secretary is forced to resign, because of some economic kerfuffle. You see, there’s such a thing as a financial eclipse, where you can’t play about with money like normal, because then you get find out and the economy collapses. You have to play it cool and let it blow over and the population in general is none the wiser. Well, guess what? Britain’s in one. Hence why that money is top priority for the government, and with that, the MI5.

Some great scenes between Lucas (Richard Armitage) and Cauldron (Genevieve O’Reilly), lots of angst. What happened in the end I’m not entirely sure, but I hope watching the next episode will clear things up. The episode as such was memorable enough that I had to watch parts of it again in order to be able to write this post. So yeah. Time to watch the next one, I reckon. It’s said to have Pakistanis in it, apparently. Makes a change from the Americans, I suppose?


An easily distracted and over-excited introvert who never learns to go to bed at a reasonable time. Enjoys traveling (when there's not a plague on), and taking photos of European architecture. Cares for cats, good coffee and Boardwalk Empire. A child of her time, she did media studies in school and still can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up.

2 thoughts on “Spooks 8.6 (2009)

  1. I loved the final scene in this episode between Lucas and Sarah . It is compelling…She seems to let him live and risk her life. He is completely shocked at discovering the truth about that woman … poor Lucas he didn’t want to believe it: “Oh God, not you!”
    If you want to understand more about Sarah in the next episode, you’d better see it for other reasons. Sarah is just mentioned, she’s not there. But it is another good one. Enjoy it.

  2. Take it from this American… Sarah doesn’t sound one bit like she’s from the USA. (I’d keep forgetting she is supposed to be American until they’d mention her and the CIA in the same sentence.)

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