Unfortunately, no news as to an official transmission date in the UK for the final season of brilliant BBC series, Spooks, with initial reports still saying ‘Fall’, and all that implies. Still on tap for an April 2012 broadcast in the U.S. on public television so, that much, we know. As most know, filming is done, so things are starting to leak out of the grid. If I didn’t know better, you’d think Connie was still around Section D. What we do know about the final season is courtesy of the BBC Press office, so it’s their fault if you keep reading and don’t want to know yet what’s in store for Harry Pearce in S10.
IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW MORE OR IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN FINAL EP OF S9, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER.
After a 21st century High Noon rooftop showdown to end series 9, the remaining members of Section D are left reeling by Lucas North’s (Richard Armitage) betrayal. Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) is on ‘gardening’ leave. Enter Erin Watts (Lara Pulver) is acting head of Section D. In short order, Harry survives (because that’s what Harry does) and is soon back on the grid. A former colleague of Harry’s from the Cold War is found murdered. Enter Ilya Gavrik, Russia’s foreign ambassador and Harry’s opposite number in the KGB for much of the Eighties. The final season is filled with buried secrets, old Cold War enemies and overall animosity towards Russia. Gavrik is in the UK with his wife, Elena to negotiate a ground-breaking strategic partnership between Russia and the UK.
Sounds easy enough, right? Please. This is Spooks, remember.
Seems as though Elena was Harry’s secret asset in Berlin during the Cold War when he got her to spy on her husband. But when Elena reveals he’s asked her to spy for him again, Harry realises that someone is pretending to be him. Who is it and, more importantly, why?
Behind the scenes of Spooks S9
As everyone knows, I’m such a sucker for behind the scenes stuff. FYI, you can catch the greatness that is Lara Pulver as Irene Adler in the brilliant second season of Sherlock coming to BBC and PBS in early 2012. Cheers.