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Hummm, saw ep 1 tonight from series 9 that showed mon night. really liked it, love the new characters of dimitri and beth, BUT im not happy about this thing they shoved at the end with lucas, it can really only be 1 of 2 things, first he was john before lucas and has a checkered past before he was recruited into mi5 and before captured in russia and somehow this all was missed when he was recruited, or second spooks are gonna employ the face off style of technology and he is not lucas and some sort of russian spy whos had surgery to look like lucas, I dont like either but the second is just stupid for spooks. see where it goes but no not happy with that, it felt shoehorned in also. but other than that enjoyed the ep, always liked spooks, rarely has it ever had any bad moments, although of recent years you can see its had a budget cut. but the eps are still good.

loved harry visiting the ex home secretary scene.

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It is called a teaser. That is what Spooks does and always has done. Why bring it in at the start of the episode when doing at the end makes sure people tune in.

 

Face Off technology...come on man, Spooks is beyond that crap.

 

There will be history. There will be reasons. There always are. The guy who called him John obviously knows him and something from years ago. Let it play out and Spooks never disappoints.

 

Budget cuts are nothing new. Spooks has a strong point of the story. You do not need explosions every episode, or CGI or crap like that. This is not what Spooks is about.

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It is called a teaser. That is what Spooks does and always has done. Why bring it in at the start of the episode when doing at the end makes sure people tune in.

 

Face Off technology...come on man, Spooks is beyond that crap.

 

There will be history. There will be reasons. There always are. The guy who called him John obviously knows him and something from years ago. Let it play out and Spooks never disappoints.

 

Budget cuts are nothing new. Spooks has a strong point of the story. You do not need explosions every episode, or CGI or crap like that. This is not what Spooks is about.

 

 

like I said always liked spooks even with budget cuts, like teasers but this felt forced and got a feeling im not gonna like it, some how harry dont know about his past before mi5? humm. bit like ruth finding from nowhere the evidence on the ex home secretary lol, took a bit of digging lol. but i can live with that, not sure im gonna liket he lucas stuff. but will see.

 

yer i hope spooks is beyond the face off stuff but then again we did have the aweful code 9 so u never know lol. I jus think its one of the 2, im not a fan of either for lucas, but like I said still love spooks, its never been bad, always good.

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Spooks Code 9 was done in the way it was as it was a topical way tying in the 2012 Olympics and terror attacks. I personally liked the different route it took and explanations used. It was different and still had some ties to the main Spooks.

 

As regards Lucas, and any history, it may be an old job coming back to haunt him. It could be one of a hundred things with the least thought of happening and everyone going "Oh yeah, that makes sense."

 

"Nightingale" had been under investigation for some time. Ever since the former Home Secretary had been smeared they were looking. The time from the hotel explosion to Ros's funeral was about 4 to 6 weeks according to the storyline. So, unless you keep an eye and ear out fro the exact time line, you may not make sense of the story.

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spooks code 9, hollyspooks, felt alot like hollyoaks in many ways, lots of bad things lol, just pretty ppl. lol, i wanted to like it but really didnt, although some of the main cast I liked. was jsut very silly in alot of ways, some really bad acting and scripts. i see what they were trying but its an idea that should of been done after spooks ended perhaps, with one of the leads having to rebuild with the kids or junior agents)

 

if the lucas thing is a past cover job coming back then Ill be ok lol, but if its something like he isnt lucas really (not the lucas harry knew before capture) then i wont be happy, lol I hope the spooks writers are reading this lol ;-)

 

still love spooks, still hoping tom comes back at some point, something like he is working private sector, couldnt keep away or something like they need someone off the grid to help with a rescue or one of the team, harry perhaps and they go to tom for help, would be cool. always liked tom.

 

got to give it to spooks on the death front , the deaths are alwasy good, not boring or predictable, and u never know who is safe (unless the tv times ruins it lol by saying hermanie leaving spooks to do this ect before anything has aired)

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Watch Spooks from the beginning. The very beginning. Ignore Code 9 as it does not fit into the main Spooks time line. Find me a storyline that was out of place. Find me a scenario that failed to work within the series, the current real life world or the combination of the two. Look at the in fighting between Allies like Israel, the USA and the UK - that happens. Look at relations with Russia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan etc and see that reflected in the show.

 

Spooks is as close as you are going to get to the real thing. There is nothing there that makes me go..."that would never happen".

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Watch Spooks from the beginning. The very beginning. Ignore Code 9 as it does not fit into the main Spooks time line. Find me a storyline that was out of place. Find me a scenario that failed to work within the series, the current real life world or the combination of the two. Look at the in fighting between Allies like Israel, the USA and the UK - that happens. Look at relations with Russia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan etc and see that reflected in the show.

 

Spooks is as close as you are going to get to the real thing. There is nothing there that makes me go..."that would never happen".

 

i agree, its been consistently good and never silly, but this latest lucas thing, im worried about.

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You do not need to be worried for the reason you have already given and may not realise...

 

i agree, its been consistently good and never silly

 

That is your quote, so trust in the writers.

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spooks, still good but not great like it used to be, but im still loving it, still not sure on lucas, I dont like that he maybe a traitor, I dont like that he set up an innocent college,, what the hell was he in the past as john, why is he still lying to that woman he loves? who was john? whats going on? now he has hacked into mi5 and set someone up I cant see a good ending for lucas, especially with ruth on his tail!

 

and why are the chinese after him lol

 

looking forward to next week, looks good.

 

i hope they give dimitri more to do, especially as he is ex sbs (or sas)

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still not sure why the chinese assassins are after him from a few eps ago, still not happy he is a traitor (as such) and from the trailer at for the next ep looks like he gets decommissioned in disgrace perhaps? but although im not happy about his character arc this year it is being done well, what exactly is his past that no one knows about? who is was his name working for "michael" is it who is after albany, who exactly is he?

 

great to see malcolm back, and great that he knew gave a fake to lucas, I wonder what it is albany?

 

so im a little confused without going back, this american security system they were installing, is it now installed? would that happen in real life, MI5 installing us systems? if it is then thats f***** up. but I did like the little dig at current affairs saying uk tech is out of date, cos at least front line it appears it is, or at least thats what the news likes telling us

 

i really wanna see tom back, after lucas leaves in disgrace harry finds tom who is a security expert or something for a firm, says how bout it i need someone i Can trust and who can do the job, tom says he doesnt know what came over him, hes missed it and is sorry he burned out but can now handle it and comes back, perhaps?

 

they need to find sophia myles more to do though, last ep she did F all but look like shes got wind lol.

 

i would say I want malcolm back but im staritn to warm to tariq. both cant be there, unless malcolm just returns to the series as a recurring role in some capacity when needed

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spoilers

 

 

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humm, so the lucas plot was better than I had feared and up until after the interrogation with harry believable i think but how he ends seemed to stretch credibility for the character dealing with the chinese ect and what he does to facilitate that, its not the man we grew to know or had become regardless of the back story. but still decent enough, liked how it ended with him as everyone was expecting something else on that roof top.

 

now the harry situation for the next series, humm, i really hope he comes out of it, spooks isnt spooks without harry, like 24 without jack,

 

REALLY liked the new guy "specialist" alec, hope he becomes section chief next series, glad its coming back

 

one thing, did I hear right, the chinese are gonna say they stole it and it works and the uk are ok with that? WTF? lol, glad it wasnt real, harry would never do that, not even for ruth and if he did it would devaluate his entire history. what he did knowing it didnt work is believable and understandable, if it worked then no way harry would do it.

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spoilers

 

 

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.................

 

 

humm, so the lucas plot was better than I had feared and up until after the interrogation with harry believable i think but how he ends seemed to stretch credibility for the character dealing with the chinese ect and what he does to facilitate that, its not the man we grew to know or had become regardless of the back story. but still decent enough, liked how it ended with him as everyone was expecting something else on that roof top.

 

now the harry situation for the next series, humm, i really hope he comes out of it, spooks isnt spooks without harry, like 24 without jack,

 

REALLY liked the new guy "specialist" alec, hope he becomes section chief next series, glad its coming back

 

one thing, did I hear right, the chinese are gonna say they stole it and it works and the uk are ok with that? WTF? lol, glad it wasnt real, harry would never do that, not even for ruth and if he did it would devaluate his entire history. what he did knowing it didnt work is believable and understandable, if it worked then no way harry would do it.

Watch the episode again and you will answer every single question you have raised.

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I won't till I get the DVD cheap now

 

What questions , about the uk being. Ok with the Chinese saying they took it?

 

I'm on my mob so

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If you look back at your previous posts and the questions you have raised, all of them were actually answered within the episode (s).

 

You can also watch episodes online for free.

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