RIP Spooks

24 Oct

*Alert* No spoilers here!

I’ve just watched the last-ever episode of Spooks.  The irritating Hub worked out who the villain was, of course, but even he was surprised by the surprise right at the end.

I have watched every episode except one, and loved them all.  I knew it was something different from the very first series, when a major character died in a chip pan.

RIP Spooks; you’ll be badly missed.

For those of my readers who don’t know what I’m talking about, that’s okay: everybody knows that Spooks operate in secret.

20 Responses to “RIP Spooks”

  1. vivinfrance October 24, 2011 at 14:54 #

    Glad you enjoyed it. I gave up on it the series before last. This time, I’ve been watching Downton Abbey.


    • Tilly Bud October 24, 2011 at 14:57 #

      That’s tomorrow lunch time’s show 🙂


  2. sanstorm October 24, 2011 at 15:25 #

    I remember the chip pan. That poor girl had been stabbed and killed in casualty only to be deep fried in her very next role. I lost track of it after Tom’s series. But saw it last night.
    Am lost. But only have myself, and my self-imposed tv ban to blame.


  3. SchmidleysScribbling October 24, 2011 at 16:40 #

    Based on your blog and some of the comments, I am beginning to worry about you Brits. I thouugh you had elves or fairies? Dianne


    • Tilly Bud October 25, 2011 at 10:48 #

      I thought it was common knowledge that we Brits are eccentric?


  4. Stephen Clynes October 24, 2011 at 17:50 #

    Spooks really had the edge on other television dramas and had been my favourite for a long time. I was surprised that the 5.1m audience for Spooks was beaten by Downton Abbey, which gathered 8.9m viewers, as it went head to head with Spooks. Downton Abbey leaves me cold, I think it is old fashioned rubbish. It makes me cringe by how dated and naff it is. It is about as exciting as a visit to a museum.


    • Tilly Bud October 25, 2011 at 10:49 #

      I like DA as well. As the Hub also watches Big Brother, I’m glad we’ve got Virgin so we can record them all.


  5. nrhatch October 24, 2011 at 18:12 #

    I heard about the death in the chip pan . . . but that’s all I know about Spooks.


    • Tilly Bud October 25, 2011 at 10:51 #

      An excellent spy drama in which no one is safe: favourite characters are routinely bumped off in rather violent ways.


  6. kiwidutch October 24, 2011 at 19:57 #

    I too have adored Spooks since the very first episode, Brilliant escapism!
    No one in their right minds would tell you all the true secrets of *any* secret service so “true to life”? Of course not… so I never expected it, and thoroughly enjoyed it as the brilliant made-for-TV fiction that it was.

    That doesn’t mean to say that it can’t be excellent gripping drama, full of the plots and twists that we would like (or hope) that the “good guys” can pull off against “bad guys” in any form, and the crisis’s that they thwart at the 11:00 hour, but periodically with the ultimate sacrifice to a member of the “team”.

    I think that we secretly hope that such people exist,
    …who know’s, maybe there *are* dedicated people out there that have no family life, never sleep and work 24 hours around the clock for the greater good of the man/woman in the street who bumbles along blissfully ignorant to the imminent dangers around us.

    Like you I won’t throw in spoilers on the last ever episode… but surely the following words will bring back some fond memories to fans…
    “deep fat fryer, Tom + the self locking house that went wrong, Adam +..”did he kill Jo?” moment, Danny, anything Colin or Malcom , Ros + flight attendant magic…” to name but a few.


    • Tilly Bud October 25, 2011 at 10:53 #

      Yes, suspension of disbelief is important…apparently, applications to join MI5 go up ten-fold whenever there’s a new Spooks series on.


  7. colonialist October 24, 2011 at 19:59 #

    It had the rest of our family heavily hooked. I refused to take a first fix, as with Eastenders, because of the time it would take away from writing and stuff.


    • Tilly Bud October 25, 2011 at 10:54 #

      The series were quite short so you could have spared a little time 🙂


  8. Paula Tohline Calhoun October 24, 2011 at 20:41 #

    I’ll have to see if I can find this on Netflix or somewhere. I had never heard of it. Sounds like fun (in the way I loved “Monk” and was sad to see it go! Thank God for re-runs.)

    Aardy wrote about “Spooks” today too!


    • Tilly Bud October 25, 2011 at 10:55 #

      Aardy? Do you have a link?

      It is fun, but nothing like Monk.


  9. Lorna's Voice October 25, 2011 at 00:00 #

    Is this yet another great British series I should look for on Netflix?


  10. sarsm October 25, 2011 at 07:08 #

    I’m going to miss Spooks. A brilliant series right through to the end!!

    I sobbed, did you?


    • Tilly Bud October 25, 2011 at 10:56 #

      A trickle may have escaped my traitorous eyes…


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