Our Guy and the Lucas Countdown

Unless you’re under a rock in the RA universe, you know by now that our guy Richard Armitage is going to be playing Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit.” What I found interesting is the filming schedule. Begins in February. What else do we know begins filming in February? Oh, I understand if you’re a novice at this Richard Armitage watching. So let me instruct you as an act of public service. ;-) You may not be aware that the BBC show Spooks will start filming in February, and RA plays one of the main characters, Lucas North. No, he’s nothing like Guy of Gisborne in this one. At least that’s what I have been thinking, but on second thought, he might be a bad guy (pardon the pun).

I’m trying to process the speculation about Lucas, and now? Is it too early to say he’s toast? I mean RA is good at running from location to location, but no one’s that good. London to New Zealand is still quite a trek (assuming the squabbling over labor is settled and it will be in NZ). Or maybe Spooks is going on location again? No, they’ve got their Greek God replacement, so I think they’ll stay home.

Whatever the case with Lucas North, I hope he goes down in a blaze of glory. Does it have to be a peaceful death? No offense to RA’s wishes. Somehow that wouldn’t be nearly as much fun, and a peaceful death is harder to write, and well, do I need to explain why I don’t hold out hope for a well done peaceful death? Of course if it’s a violent death, then I suppose it will have to be a bomb. Maybe I can hold out for a death like Guy’s where he still gets to say a few words at the end. All I know at this point is that I’m on for the ride with Lucas, and I will enjoy it no matter what. But my most ardent wish is that he will come to his senses at the end and have a mad, passionate love affair with Beth. She can even be Alpha.

In the meantime, I’m salivating at the thought of SO, who is an LOTR fan, paying to watch Richard Armitage in a movie.


  1. I’m assuming Lucas is toast, too. I did read somewhere they were scouting locations in the UK, so–it might be feasible. But I just think in my gut this is the swan song for Lucas. And also hoping he goes out in a blaze of glory, but not putting a lot of faith in these scriptwriters to give him the ending he deserves.

    I am thrilled this has happened for RA; he’s worked so hard for so long and is such a true professional, it will be nice to see a really good guy the recognition he deserves.

    Hmmmm . . . hubby will get to go to three movies with Richard Armitage. Won’t he be thrilled?! LOL

  2. Yes, Beth is worth 100 Mayas. OK, not being nice. And if Lucas is on the way out, please don’t let him deliver a soliliquy. Not very PC, but every time I see Hamlet, I feel like yelling “DIE, already!”.

    It would be lovely to see Mr. A in New Zealand, which must be one of the most beautiful countries of the world. And could this be The Break-out Role. I don’t really want to share him beyond the blogs, but he deserves the recognition. So, “go get’m, big boy!”.

  3. OK, I have the awful feeling you’re right. Please, please, please TPTB let Lucas die as hero (I know everything is already filmed but I can’t help myself), kill him -almost-whatever way you want but as a hero, he deserves it after all you’ve put him through!

    I wonder how does The hobbit filming schedule fit with SB2’s filming?

    “In the meantime, I’m salivating at the thought of SO, who is an LOTR fan, paying to watch Richard Armitage in a movie”

    OML :)

  4. That’s my worry too, that we only have a maximum of three episodes left of Lucas North. Oh well, fun while it lasted. And S2 of Strike Back? I think I’d rather watch The Hobbit. Unless Porter gets his kit off a lot again, because that would mitigate the testosterone overdose.

  5. I’m hoping Lucas might just disappear… I think it’s time for Spooks to come up with a different way for a character to exit. OR.. he could do a Mulder (X-Files) and be part of the Spooks story without actually being there (wishful thinking!) such as being arrested by the FBS again!

  6. I love that! Then of course he could guest star at some point.

    I’m ready to get back to Spooks being my chief attraction for the show. I will admit it’s been hell on my nerves to watch it with RA. LOL!

  7. I may be in denial, but I hope Lucas won’t die… just get captured by the sneaky Chinese or go deep undercover again or whatever so he and Tom Quinn (Matthew MacFadeyn) can suddenly make dramatic reappearances in the last season, whenever that may be. Darcy + Thornton on the same screen together would be drooltastic!!!

  8. Er I mean, MacFadyen. Oops.

  9. @Skully: Aww, and there’s me thinking you meant they should have Lucas abducted by aliens! Now wouldn’t that be an interesting twist? ;)

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