Is That Thing On? Spoilers

If you have never watched Spooks and know absolutely nothing about it, there are spoilers ahead.

The Spooks Fan Blog has a guest blogger today. Will from the Spooks Forum is giving his take on how Spooks should end. What? It’s going to end? The next season isn’t the series finale is it?! No! Okay, I realize Will didn’t say that, but someone is going to get that impression, so you need to get ready for that on the Spooks Fan Blog. Most people only half read anyway. Shame since we’re all so eloquent, and seriously, I do think Will is eloquent about his view of realism. No fantasy for him. Apparently he embraces realism with a vengeance, and in his reality, the hero dies. Yeah, Will’s real name is Goodtime Charlie ;-) No wonder he likes Spooks since in Spooksland the hero dies. Oh, you didn’t know that? That’s why I put ‘Spoilers’ in the title of this post.

For all of you in the U.S. who are reading this and don’t know anything about this show but disregarded my spoiler message anyway and are assigning a negative connotation to the word ‘Spooks,’ just know that it’s slang for spy, and also, the show is called MI-5 in the states for the very reason Spooks would probably be misconstrued as something else. (I may have topped my record for a lengthy sentence). That’s hopefully as close as I ever come to social commentary or politics on this blog.

Where was I? To my knowledge the show has been aired on both BBCA and PBS, but I think BBCA has now dropped it. That’s okay since most of us don’t get BBCA but almost all of us in the U.S. get PBS. Oh, and you DO NOT have to start at the beginning of the series to enjoy it, but I highly recommend it. Matthew MacFadyen is the star of the first couple of seasons, and he is wonderful. Now I’m assuming if you’re new to this show and you’re reading my blog, it’s because you’re looking for something about Matthew MacFadyen or Richard Armitage. Both are great in this show, but I especially love Richard. Hey, what else did you expect me to say since this whole blog is dedicated to the guy? Well, it’s dedicated to him and to my need to wax on and on about a lot of crap that really doesn’t matter. Oh, some of it matters but a lot of it doesn’t.

I’m done, so go check out Will’s piece, and here are a few pictures to send you on your way. Will would be proud — except the hero overcomes in this scene.

Screencaps courtesy of


  1. I know this is off-topic, but i REALLY like Rupert Penry-Jones best of all the “hot male leads”. Otherwise, I’m all about (Sir) Harry Pearce.

    Lucas showed terrible taste when he started getting it on with that girl with the awful accent. He’s still hot, yeah?

  2. I ‘m fond of Harry. I really like Rupert Penry-Jones, and as much as I love RA, his episodes in Spooks are not my favorites. Matthew MacFadyen is my favorite star of Spooks. I don’t remember exactly why I like him so much in this show. Maybe I’ll have to rewatch to find out. :D

    Oh, and don’t get me started on Sarah’s accent. LOL!

  3. LOL at your post!

    OT: In that 2nd pic from the bottom, is really Richard or is it a double. I keep looking at it and doesn’t look like RA, maybe it is the angle but I see something wrong. In pieces everything matches (hair, clothes, nose…), as a whole not so much.

    OML :S
    (Officially crazy.)

  4. I think it’s him because that’s one continuous scene, and they do not cut away for a double. I can see where you might think that since his features look much finer (nose smaller) in that next to last picture, but yeah, I think it’s the angle.

  5. Loving the screen caps! 7.6 is my favourite Lucas episode! If you get a chance to watch the DVD from Series 7 – check out the special feature on the rehearsal of this fight scene from the salvage yard – it’s really interesting to see them rehearse it – It’s like dancing.

    I love all three male leads from [spooks] – MM as Tom, RPJ as Adam & RA as Lucas North – all float my boat for different reasons!!!

    But let’s not forget Danny! Zaf and Ben – they were great, but underused. Of course Harry is fantastic and Malcolm & Colin & Tariq are all wonderful!

    Man I love the “boys with toys!”

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