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Spooks IX.7

November 2nd, 2010 (01:15 am)

Probably the best episode of Spooks there has been in a long time, and perhaps the best of its latterday heightened fantasy-adventure era. The layered psychological deconstructions were credible and set up a symmetry which will pay off in the final episode of this series. As Lucas said, we believe in abstracts bigger than ourselves; it's when either that faith is not repaid or one becomes convinced of one's unworthiness that everything can go wrong.

A word too in praise of Trevor Cooper's performance as Keith Deary. Ruth may have patronised him, but Cooper and the direction didn't.


Posted by: widsidh (widsidh)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)

Agreed, awesome.
Thanks to putting it into intelligent words!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)

I suspect that an expansion and explanation of Maya's role will be of importance to next week's episode.

Posted by: widsidh (widsidh)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)

I had better!
The RT preview is rather positive about the episode.