MI-5: Season 10, Episode 6

Episode #10.6 (23 Oct. 2011)
"Spooks" Episode #10.6 (original title)

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In the last ever episode, Harry is being extradited from the UK to be asked questions over CIA Deputy Director, Jim Coavers death. Elena Gavrik approaches Ruth at the signing of the Russian... See full summary »

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In the last ever episode, Harry is being extradited from the UK to be asked questions over CIA Deputy Director, Jim Coavers death. Elena Gavrik approaches Ruth at the signing of the Russian/UK partnership and reveals she has information but must only speak to Harry. The team are then forced to break Harry out of custody, taking Elena to a bunker to be interrogated. Elena then reveals the details of all the attacks on her husband and MI5, as well as truths about who was behind them shocking Harry and Ruth. She also insists there is an attack that very day, a threat with a bomb on a plane heading into London from Moscow. But is Elena to be trusted? As Erin, Dimitri and Calum race against time to find out who is behind the attack, Elena reveals some uncomfortable truths and lies to Harry. Ruth begins to question Elena's true motives and Harry takes drastic action when faced with a choice. Is the plane going to crash or does Elena want to force the UK to shoot it down starting conflict ... Written by SugarhorseAnna

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A Fitting Farewell
28 October 2011 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Which is exactly what I think the final episode of 'Spooks' was. I didn't think they would be able to tie up all the story threads involving the Gavriks and Harry's past satisfactorily in just an hour, but for me, they did. The acting from most of the cast was outstanding, and from Peter Firth just phenomenal. Lara Pulver and Max Brown were fairly hopeless as usual, (at least in my opinion, their casting was the only thing to have marred this concluding series) but the fact that their characters were kept (very wisely, I think) in a very secondary role during this episode prevented them from spoiling it.

Yes, the ending is tragic, and not everyone will be happy with it, but I think it was the most appropriate conclusion. The idea of Harry and Ruth riding off into the sunset, while sweet, would have been completely out of character with 'Spooks', which has never gone in for saccharine happy endings. The last few scenes of the show, involving brief but very moving acknowledgement of the other officers the section has lost, Harry's own private farewell to Ruth and Harry's return to his desk were beautifully crafted and rounded the whole thing off to perfection. The last line couldn't have been better. Yes, a very fitting farewell to a wonderful show that everyone involved in should be very very proud of.


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