I’m thinking the same thing: Lucas/Ros/Home Secretary love triangle. Forbidden lust between a Spooks section chief and the politician she’s sworn to protect. Only one colleague knows of it but harbours his own foolish passion, he keeps a yellow Rose in his pocket. This fanfic’s begging to be written. Who’s with me...
Lucas whips out
So that's the wrap, no more Richard Armitage as Lucas North for nigh a year. The whole episode felt really condensed from the rush to get dialogue out; after Ros and Lucas get to the hotel things really crackled but I was left wanted more. This can’t be it! I missed half of it from the shaky cam. Despite the ominous foreshadowing the writers haven’t taken the Nightingale thread anywhere very revealing. I’ve been gunning for Sarah Caulfield’s death since they met at the morgue and nothing short of public execution would do.
Sarah: I'm not really american. I'm not even a real blond!
Lucas: What next, that's not your real hair?
The build-up to a finale should feel like the need to pee. It should grow stronger and stronger before that desperately glorious moment of relief, thus ending the series. You can hold back a little info to make a cliff hanger, but We the Viewers deserve a satisfying end to one or two plot threads; we didn’t even get to see Sarah Caulfield die! Instead of a loud popping death it snuck away behind our backs, and Lucas was all misplaced torment visited by the ghost of ep6.
How cute are they?
I think Nat had something of a premonition when she chose a picture of Ros and Lucas for her caption contest. Both are so driven, she gives orders and he follows. Those two are so compatible I thought the writers gave them too much dialogue. No need for words, they understand each other completely. Jokes and small talk can stay though.
Has anyone tried Vietnamese civet poo coffee? (You knew sooner or later I’d resort to toilet humour) After asking a relative about this stuff I was told that Crappajoe costs 10 times a normal cup due to labour costs. The civet is a picky eater so it eats only the best beans, its digestive acids and enzymes do good things.
How cute are THEY?
HS = Home Secretary = flirty gerty. I love him all needy and vulnerable around authority figures. Fondly stroking his tie when she’s around, he’s perfect for Ros. "He was actually quite relaxed without Harry there. I found him strangely..." What was next before Lucas cut in? “Sensual”? When she was dragging him along the hotel carpet I wished she’d been injured earlier to make their thwarted escape more believable. She can slam a man twice her size, why can’t she drag this guy?
Friends of Little Guy
I like the dilemma they created with the bomb. They’ve upped the likeability on HS and Ros for a super nerve-wracking climax, but also I wanted the bomb to go off faster to rid the world of that awful caricature tied to a chair. Ros can walk away from her lie the victor because he’s not only a traitor but sexually repugnant as well.
Does anyone else think less of Lucas after the mess of Sarah? It’s a shame that this relationship has killed his credibility and good comebacks. (“Back off, Ros”) Instead of delivering punch lines he's become one! The path to unlikeable is paved with viewer revolt. I mentally mutiny when he even
Lucas can't believe it's over
This source confirms Spooks 9. Next time I want Lucas to learn from his mistakes. Hopefully he’ll spend the whole series fighting off the advances of a new Spooks recruit because he's been burnt before. Either that or no love interest at all - I've run dry on evil analogies. As for the other Spooks I hope Harry doesn’t stand around getting ignored again. Give him a Sugarhorse or something. Oh, and by some miracle, Ros and HS survive the blast and head for the beaches of Barbados. Or Bolivia, you choose.