MI-5: Season 7, Episode 1

Episode #7.1 (27 Oct. 2008)
"Spooks" Episode #7.1 (original title)

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MI-5 is having a particularly busy day. They have just exchanged spies with the Russians and welcome the return of Lucas North after 7 years of imprisonment. Harry Pierce's Russian ... See full summary »



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MI-5 is having a particularly busy day. They have just exchanged spies with the Russians and welcome the return of Lucas North after 7 years of imprisonment. Harry Pierce's Russian counterpart, Arkady Katchimov hints however that they will soon have another agent in custody leading Connie James to try and call off an operation in Moscow that is literally minutes away from happening. Simultaneously, an Al Qaeda splinter group has kidnapped a soldier, Andy Sullivan, who has just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They release a video threatening to decapitate him if Remembrance Sunday ceremonies aren't canceled. MI-5 learn from the information gathered in Moscow that Al Qaeda is planning a much bigger attack in London. Written by garykmcd

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Lucas translates his tattoo "Dum Spiro Spero" as "While I live, I hope," but it should more accurately be translated "While I BREATHE, I hope." See more »


Malcolm Wynn-Jones: Is it really eight years?
Lucas North: Oh, it flew by. These Russian prisons, they're like holiday camps... they got mattresses and everything.
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Still as good as ever!
27 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A year in the waiting and if you love this programme as much as me then you've been waiting since the last episode ended last year for this, and you still wanted more! And how do they begin? They don't change a thing and they do it again!! They just can't seem to stop. We've been fooled before and probably will be again but they're also really rather ruthless in leading us up the garden path, yet again! What I will say is that Richard Armitage seems a good choice to join the team and it's really good to see Hermione Norris back! Cold and efficient as ever, but with that little bit of heart momentarily on show. I really don't want to say any more about it so as not to ruin it for anybody out there who hasn't seen it yet, but it's still on form and I thoroughly recommend this - excellent viewing. 10/10

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