andraste: Playing with layers. (Sloane and Nadia)
Tonight, I am going to go home and watch the last episodes of Spooks. I've been putting it off partly because of problems recording it when it aired and, er, acquiring the episodes subsequently, but also because THEN IT WILL BE ALL GONE. That is going to be so weird. There aren't many TV shows I've watched for ten whole years. It's had its ups and downs, but it will always have a place in my heart. It's definitely from the John le Carré school of thought regarding spying, and despite the slick filming it never made the Great Game look like fun. And I will always admire their willingness to kill off anyone in the cast at a moment's notice. Well, anyone except Harry.

Speaking of which, I figure there are four ways for the show to end:

- After ten charmed years, Sir Harry Pearce finally gets shot/blown up/revealed as a double agent and then shot or blown up. Ruth looks sad. This would be thematically appropriate given the tone of the show, and the fact that they've averaged a death rate of over 50% among the regular cast.

- Ruth gets shot/blown up/revealed as a double agent and then shot or blown up. Harry looks sad. This would also be thematically appropriate, given that Harry has been last man standing ten years running.

- Neither Harry nor Ruth get shot or blown up. Harry makes good on his promise to leave MI-5 and they ride off into the sunset together. Happy ending! This seems wildly unlikely, but you never know. Maybe the writers have gone sentimental after all this time. And they could still have the rest of the cast get shot and/or blown up for the sake of balance.

- Rocks fall on the grid. Everybody dies. Would be completely consistent with the series thus far.

For those who have already seen the end, I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW which of these things occurs, or if I'm completely wrong and everyone goes off to frolic with puppies and unicorns. Whatever else happens, though, spoilers for the first four episodes of Series Ten. )

FINALLY!

May. 24th, 2008 08:57 pm
andraste: The reason half the internet imagines me as Patrick Stewart. (Business Associates)
Have purchased the fifth season of Spooks on DVD now that it has been released here at last, and have stopped part way through the third episode to say -

Spoilers, obviously, as far as 5.3. Also one for 5.5 )
andraste: The reason half the internet imagines me as Patrick Stewart. (Default)
Oh, Harry, I <3 you. What does it take to make you finally tell your lame government where it can put its stupid orders? A dire threat to the National Health Service! No wonder your Communist friend thought he could turn you back in the day - you have to watch out for that fuzzy liberal side of yours.

Not that it's in any danger of getting out of hand, given the reaction to Ruth's Feminism 101 lecture about his non-inclusive use of 'brotherhood'. Hee.

Spoilery remarks about episodes I've not even seen. )

I'd heard a lot of grumbling about Season Four from fannish and non-fannish sources, but I've enjoyed it. Sure, some of the plots are silly, but when have some of the plots on this show not been silly? And I actually like the fact that there are a lot of cast changes. Working for MI-5 is stressful and dangerous, after all.

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