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MI-5 (aka SPOOKS) Season 6
review by David Blackwell

SEASON LENGTH: 10 episodes
BROADCAST DATES: 10-16-2007 (premiere) to 10-18-2007 (season finale) on BBC One and BBC Three
US Transmission Unknown

STUDIO: BBC/ Kudos

The new season of MI-5 (aka SPOOKS) is a seaosn long arc dealing with Iran and their nuclear program. It is very Middle East themed. Zaf ends up kidnapped shortly after a train bomb is set off by British Intelligence in Iran. Soon it is revealed Adam Carter is involved with the wife of the head of the Iran Embassy in London. Adam is using her for information and MI-5 makes her an agent. The actions of MI-5 set off a chain reaction of events involving a secret intelligence group called The Altar (which recruits Ros) and the Americans.

It was very interesting to see a season that developed as the season went on. Iran is very much in the headlines. The Americans are painted as the bad guys in some ways as their agenda runs counter to what MI-5 is trying to do. It is an uneasy world as Harry Pearce remarks late into the series that he doesn't know who they can trust a they made so many enemies by their actions. Harry and his agents find themselves targets whether it is from Iran or even their own government. Adam Carter continues to be even more screwed up as you wonder how much he is lying to himself. Ros faces the consequences of her actions of working for The Altar. Ros should have been much smarter in the way she did things. Jo's new haircut is scary.

The new season continues to prove MI-5 is one of the best series today as it even proves even more unflinching than 24 and as hard as SLEEPER CELL. It ties into today's events and how politics can affect the decisions spies make in their efforts to defend the UK and the world.

this movie review is (c)2-2-2008 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. send all comments to lord_pragmagtic@hotmail.com  


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