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Harry Pearce finds himself in front of a tribunal over his willingness to trade the Albany file to save Ruth Evershed but he is temporarily reinstated at the request of the Home Secretary. Erin Watts had replaced him while he was on 8 weeks of enforced leave and he is pleased to hear she is to stay on as Section Chief. On his return he learns that a one-time agent, codename Sharecropper, had been trying to get in touch with him. Unfortunately, he was murdered just 72 hours before his return. Elena Gavrik, codename Tourmaline, is the wife of a Russian minister and was one of their best sources of information during the cold war. Harry thinks Sharecropper was trying to tell him that Gavrik is in danger of being exposed. For Harry however, Tourmaline is more than just another ex-agent. Written by garykmcd

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18 September 2011 (UK)  »

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The beginning of the end
19 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having enjoyed Spooks since episode one it is sad to see this fine series entering its final season; many characters have come and gone over the years and as this season begins there are plenty of new faces. Since the final episode of the previous season Harry has been suspended because he traded classified documents for Ruth's life but he is reinstated at the behest of the Home Secretary. This is because a senior Russian politician is making an unofficial visit to London in an attempt to improve relations between the two countries. Harry knows him from the time when the Russian was a senior KGB agent during the cold war… Harry also had an agent very close to him; an agent who seems to have become active once again.

This episode was an exiting opening to the new series; with some taut action scenes and the beginnings of a highly convoluted plot that should last until the series concludes. As always with Spooks it is impossible to know who can be trusted; one thing is certain, some 'good guys' will turn out to be bad and vice versa! Peter Firth is great as Harry and Nicola Walker does a fine job as Ruth; it is too soon to judge the new cast members yet but I have a feeling they will be good.


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