In last week's episode a little of Lucas' angst was resolved and I experienced a well fed glow. Thank you Richard Armitage. But I'm still holding out for dessert - Sarah Caulfield's discovery and downfall. Will Lucas stab her in a fit of sexual rage a la Guy/Marian or will it be a hair-pulling hissyfit with Ros? One can only hope and dream.
Manet from the Impressionists looking Spooky
Call me old fashioned but much of my Spooks interest comes from the longer story arcs. Partly because I don't have the smarts to follow the disaster of the week first go, and partly because guest stars are knocked down like bowling pins every episode - Oleg was the exception. My heart so wants to bleed for the victims and villains, but I see no profit in the emotional investment when I'm rushed through motives quicker than Phylly3 can say 'Glove Porn'. My brain filters out exposition as noise and goes into standby until things calm down. I think it's still on standby now.
Glove porn, Spooks and RH style
Maybe I'm in the minority who weren't stirred by this episode. I was having a bad day, and I turned it off halfway to cook lunch. These episodes are the culmination of a whole week's anticipation, and I chose to cook! Conversely my *groan*-it's-that-guy-again partner has been conquered. I'd always dreamed that RA would win him over but I always thought I'd be in that moment too instead of draining pasta.
Wake up sleepyhead
Anywho, by this episode there's enough momentum going to make Ros my second favourite character. (Sorry Ruth, it was fun the first episode but you've been dead wood since) Last week Lucas dealt with a ghost from the past, this week it's Ros' turn with a crusty old mentor. She's bottled up tighter than a rogue nuclear sub, but I believe there are cracks appearing now.
I miss Jo
Where's the evidence? At gunpoint I heard her voice waver. I know it's not much, but normal Ros could have taken him down with a fork. Normal Ros would have already cleared the table. We all know Ms Myers is the section D alpha shemale but methinks her tough inner totty is struggling to close the Baby Spook file. "Maybe I deserve it, if not for this than for other decisions where innocent people got hurt. Don't make a decision you can't live with." This sounds like guilt to me. Or am I reading too much into it?
She said she wanted 'coffee', he thought she wanted 'coffee'
As for Lucas, I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw he chose NOT to give Sarah the keys to his swanky new love nest. Remember what happened last time he did that? What's the point of total recall if you have a selective memory Lucas? True love doesn't bug your flat. Wake up and smell the Evil. Finally he admits to having ignored his Spooky sense when it comes to She of the Dark Roots. "I've run out of other explanations".
Her roots are showing her true colours
What I loved was Lucas calling Ros right after 'taking one for the country'. He and Ros mesh so well as BFFs, she's the muscle and he's the needy chin wobbler staring at himself in the dressing table mirror. They've both been tortured, both cynical of the 'system', and they both live the job. It makes sense to me, which is probably why it won't go anywhere.