The CIA provides MI-5 with what is supposed to be a hacker-proof computer system, Cybershell, but Tariq realizes that the Grid has been hacked into already. They are being watched and the ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Alton Beecher
Chief Hacker
Danielle Ortiz
Hugh Simon ...
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Teng-Mei Zen


The CIA provides MI-5 with what is supposed to be a hacker-proof computer system, Cybershell, but Tariq realizes that the Grid has been hacked into already. They are being watched and the hackers have access to everything. Once connected to the American system, the hackers will have access to that information as well. Lucas is supposed to collect the American crypto-officer and deliver her to Thames House but he receives a final warning from Vaughn Edwards to deliver the Albany file or Maya will fall victim to him. Lucas turns to a former colleague, Malcolm Wynn-Jones, who he believes knows how to retrieve Albany. Back at Thames House, Harry and the others are trapped when the hackers lock them in and shut down the power. Written by garykmcd

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As the CIA are setting up Cybershell on the Thames House MI5 Grid, Danielle Ortiz's computer file is shown. 'Initialisation' is misspelled as 'initialiasation' when the screen flashes with the phrase 'Awaiting initialiasation codes'. See more »

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26 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After a good start to the series I didn't think things would get any better but they did with this episode! After a US drone is hacked into via a British computer the CIA insist on giving their latest security protocols to MI5 so it can't happen again. With the system set up all that is needed is for an American cryptographer, Danielle Ortiz, to input all the relevant codes. While Lucas is sent to collect her a problem occurs on the grid. It is discovered that the system has been hacked into and somebody has access to all the files and passwords as well as to the internal security systems meaning that everything they say and do is known. While Lucas is bringing Ortiz back to MI5 he is contacted by Vaughn and asked to bring the Albany file; to do this he shakes off CIA agents who are following and heads to former agent Malcolm and claims that Harry is being blackmailed and the files are needed to clear him. Back at MI5 everybody is struggling to defeat the hackers without being discovered; unfortunately their actions are discovered and the hackers lock everybody in and contact Lucas using Harry's voice to change the rendezvous point and order him to kill Ortiz. It is now a race against time for the team to find a way to get out and prevent Lucas carrying out this order.

This was a great episode, right until the end I wasn't sure just how far Lucas would go to protect his secret, Richard Armitage put in a fine performance in the role. Fiona Glascott was fun as hacker turned cryptographer Ortiz and it was a treat to see Malcolm again. As the series approaches its conclusion I can't wait to discover just what it is Vaughn has on Lucas and what Albany is.

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