I just finished watching the last series of Spooks. After the weirdness that was series 9, I was looking forward to the show going out in a blaze of glory.
A friend told me I’d be irate at the ending, and I was. I am very, very disappointed. For years now, I’d wanted Ruth and Harry to live happily ever after, and for her to die like that is just so wrong. Yes, she sacrificed herself for him, but it’s just not fair. I got all teary-eyed when Ruth died, and then again when Harry looks at the list of names of MI-5’s dead. There was Adam, and Jo, and Ros and Ben and so many spies who I came to know and love. Obviously Connie and Lucas aren’t there, but so many others were (one question though — I didn’t see Tariq’s name on that wall. Did I just miss it, or was it not there at all?).
What I really found intriguing was the sight of Tom Quinn showing up at the Russian’s home just after the Home Secretary tells Harry that he knows how to deal with that particular Russian. The idea of the Government hiring Tom to kill this man was just the right touch for the ending of the series. It really brought things to a full circle.
Anyway, now it’s all over. All we have now is the memory of 10 years’ worth of great television. Next year at this time, there won’t be a new series of Spooks to keep me on the edge of my seat, and that makes me sad. Not as sad as Ruth dying of course, but very sad all the same. Someday, when I have the funds, I want to buy a box set of the entire series so I can watch it whenever I want.