History YMMV / Spooks

1st May '17 7:51:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* JumpingTheShark: Some fans felt that the show wasn't the same after [[spoiler:Adam died in the Series 7 premiere]]. Others would say it reached its peak after [[spoiler:the Series 8 finale where Ros died]].
2nd Apr '17 12:02:18 PM StFan
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler: Connie's [[RunningGag apparent inability to remember the current name of the Russian security service]] becomes ''really'' ironic when she turns out to be the Russian mole.]]
** In Series 7, Lucas decorates his new home with William Blake's "The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun". A few years later, RichardArmitage would play Francis Dolarhyde on the TV series [[Series/Hannibal]], a man who believes he is possessed by the Red Dragon.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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[[spoiler: Connie's [[RunningGag apparent inability to remember the current name of the Russian security service]] becomes ''really'' ironic when she turns out to be the Russian mole.]]
** In Series 7, Lucas decorates his new home with William Blake's "The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun". A few years later, RichardArmitage Creator/RichardArmitage would play Francis Dolarhyde on the TV series [[Series/Hannibal]], ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', a man who believes he is possessed by the Red Dragon.
15th Feb '17 9:30:29 AM Tyk5919
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* TakeThatScrappy: In ''The Greater Good'', Calum is not only DemotedToExtra and given little screentime, but [[spoiler:he's also shot in the head without warning towards the end of the film. It's almost as if they deliberately brought him back ''just'' to kill him]].
30th Jul '16 8:11:59 AM Anddrix
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** Erin Watts, who was a ReplacementScrappy for BaseBreaker Beth. Like Dimitri, fans warmed up to her halfway into Series 10 when [[ADayInTheLimelight she had an episode that focused a lot on her]]. It certainly didn't hurt when it was revealed that she thinks people can work at MI5 and still have a family, or that she began to realize [[BeingGoodSucks how horrible it is to work as an agent]].

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** Erin Watts, who was a ReplacementScrappy for BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter Beth. Like Dimitri, fans warmed up to her halfway into Series 10 when [[ADayInTheLimelight she had an episode that focused a lot on her]]. It certainly didn't hurt when it was revealed that she thinks people can work at MI5 and still have a family, or that she began to realize [[BeingGoodSucks how horrible it is to work as an agent]].
19th Jul '16 9:06:20 AM jkrfan7
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** In Series 7, Lucas decorates his new home with William Blake's "The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun". A few years later, RichardArmitage would play Francis Dolarhyde on the TV series [[Series/Hannibal]], a man who believes he is possessed by the Red Dragon.
9th Nov '15 7:58:49 PM ClatoLawa
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** The first episode, "Looking After Our Own," has the far-right white supremacist Robert Osbourne. Planning a series of race riots to force Parliament to crack down on immigration, Osbourne also [[DomesticAbuser viciously abuses his wife Claire]]. When he realizes MI5 is watching him, he has their contact murdered. Osbourne is revealed to be connected to a human smuggling operation so he can choke off the asylum centers- with the immigrants occasionally thrown into the ocean. When he catches the agents after him, Osbourne shows what a monster he is by torturing Helen. First he forces her hand into a deep fat fryer. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Then her head.]]

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** The first second episode, "Looking After Our Own," has the far-right white supremacist Robert Osbourne. Planning a series of race riots to force Parliament to crack down on immigration, Osbourne also [[DomesticAbuser viciously abuses his wife Claire]]. When he realizes MI5 is watching him, he has their contact murdered. Osbourne is revealed to be connected to a human smuggling operation so he can choke off the asylum centers- with the immigrants occasionally thrown into the ocean. When he catches the agents after him, Osbourne shows what a monster he is by torturing Helen. First he forces her hand into a deep fat fryer. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Then her head.]]
19th Nov '14 5:46:38 PM WarriorsGate
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** Invoked in Series 10 with the discovery that [[spoiler:Sasha Gavrik is really Harry and Elena's son.]] It feels forced and seemingly out of place because it's ''supposed'' to be. [[spoiler:In the end, it's revealed that Sasha isn't Harry's son at all; Elena lied her ass off just to make Harry think he was the father for thirty years]]. ManipulativeBitch indeed.

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** Invoked in Series 10 with the discovery that [[spoiler:Sasha Gavrik is really Harry and Elena's son.]] It feels forced and seemingly out of place because it's ''supposed'' to be. [[spoiler:In the end, it's revealed that Sasha isn't Harry's son at all; Elena lied her ass off just to make Harry think he was the father for thirty years]]. ManipulativeBitch indeed.indeed.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Lucas North was introduced in the first episode of series 7 pretending to be a double agent for the Russian Federation with his Russian ex-wife Elizaveta as his handler. All in all, an interesting and shady change of pace from relative boy scout Adam Carter. An early episode even revolved around Lucas and Elizaveta being murdered as traitors by Russia if MI-5 acted on intel he got from the Federation. His precarious life as a triple agent seemed like it would be a recurring plotline for him. It lasted five episodes, not even to the end of series 7, before it was dropped for good and he became basically the new Adam Carter. At least until series 9 happened....
27th Jun '14 3:13:07 PM ACW
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** The first episode "Looking After Our Own" has far-right white supremacist Robert Osbourne. Planning a series of race riots to force Parliament to crack down on immigration, Osbourne also viciously abuses his wife Claire. When he realizes MI5 is watching him, he has their contact murdered. Osbourne is revealed to be connected to a human smuggling operation so he can choke off the asylum centers- with the immigrants occasionally thrown into the ocean. When he catches the agents after him, Osbourne shows what a monster he is by torturing Helen. First he forces her hand into a deep fat fryer. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Then her head.]]

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** The first episode episode, "Looking After Our Own" Own," has the far-right white supremacist Robert Osbourne. Planning a series of race riots to force Parliament to crack down on immigration, Osbourne also [[DomesticAbuser viciously abuses his wife Claire.Claire]]. When he realizes MI5 is watching him, he has their contact murdered. Osbourne is revealed to be connected to a human smuggling operation so he can choke off the asylum centers- with the immigrants occasionally thrown into the ocean. When he catches the agents after him, Osbourne shows what a monster he is by torturing Helen. First he forces her hand into a deep fat fryer. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Then her head.]]]]
27th Mar '14 12:47:53 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: The first episode "Looking After Our Own" has far-right white supremacist Robert Osbourne. Planning a series of race riots to force Parliament to crack down on immigration, Osbourne also viciously abuses his wife Claire. When he realizes MI5 is watching him, he has their contact murdered. Osbourne is revealed to be connected to a human smuggling operation so he can choke off the asylum centers- with the immigrants occasionally thrown into the ocean. When he catches the agents after him, Osbourne shows what a monster he is by torturing Helen. First he forces her hand into a deep fat fryer. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Then her head.]]

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* CompleteMonster: The CompleteMonster:
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first episode "Looking After Our Own" has far-right white supremacist Robert Osbourne. Planning a series of race riots to force Parliament to crack down on immigration, Osbourne also viciously abuses his wife Claire. When he realizes MI5 is watching him, he has their contact murdered. Osbourne is revealed to be connected to a human smuggling operation so he can choke off the asylum centers- with the immigrants occasionally thrown into the ocean. When he catches the agents after him, Osbourne shows what a monster he is by torturing Helen. First he forces her hand into a deep fat fryer. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Then her head.]]]]
**Mohammed Rachid is a [[TheFundamentalist radical mullah]] who has [[TheUsurper taken over]] a Mosque in Birmingham England, from the kind and moderate Imam who founded the Mosque. Rachid hates all Westerners and uses the Mosque as a recruitment ground to convince disaffected Muslim teenagers to become [[SuicideAttack suicide bombers]]. When Rachid discovers one of his young followers is [[TheMole a mole]] for MI5, he has the young man beaten with sticks and thrown out a window. Rachid sees his suicide bombers as disposable [[ThePawn pawns]] in his mission against the West and has no intention of endangering his own life for that mission. Rachid's ultimate target for his suicide bombers is [[WouldHurtAChild a playground full of children]].
16th Mar '14 4:16:48 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: We have the far-right white supremacist Robert Osbourne from the first episode ''Looking After Our Own''. Planning a series of race riots to force Parliament to crack down on immigration, Osbourne also viciously abuses his wife Claire. When he realizes MI5 is watching him, he has their contact murdered. Osbourne is revealed to be connected to a human smuggling operation so he can choke off the asylum centers- with the immigrants occasionally thrown into the ocean. When he catches the agents after him, Osbourne shows what a monster he is by torturing Helen. First he forces her hand into a deep fat fryer. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Then her head.]]

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* CompleteMonster: We have the The first episode "Looking After Our Own" has far-right white supremacist Robert Osbourne from the first episode ''Looking After Our Own''.Osbourne. Planning a series of race riots to force Parliament to crack down on immigration, Osbourne also viciously abuses his wife Claire. When he realizes MI5 is watching him, he has their contact murdered. Osbourne is revealed to be connected to a human smuggling operation so he can choke off the asylum centers- with the immigrants occasionally thrown into the ocean. When he catches the agents after him, Osbourne shows what a monster he is by torturing Helen. First he forces her hand into a deep fat fryer. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Then her head.]]
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