As if the above photo wasn't enough to send RA fans into a panic, the following Ep 8 synopsis seals that emotional state for one and all. SPOILER ALERT! Do not read the following if you'd rather not know why my recent internal prayer was "Don't Do It Harry!!!!!" :
From BBC website - synopsis ep 8
>Harry (Peter Firth) instructs the team to find Lucas
Section D face their toughest challenge yet when they are tasked with tracking one of their own, as the spy drama concludes. Following Lucas North's shocking revelations about his former life and double identity, Harry Pearce instructs the team to find him – at any cost.
As one of MI5's most skilled spies, Lucas is not an easy man to find. Harry enlists the help of ex-internal affairs specialist Alec White who promises to locate the fugitive, while the rest of the team struggle to understand why he would betray them.
Out on the run, Lucas is getting increasingly desperate to track down the Albany file and also to flee the country with the love of his life, Maya Lahan. It seems that he doesn't care who or what gets in his way.
Meanwhile, Harry discovers Ruth Evershed has been put in grave danger and he is forced to choose between his loyalty to MI5 and his heart. This decision culminates in an emotional showdown when he finally comes face to face with Lucas, with shocking consequences.
Lucas North is played by Richard Armitage, Harry Pearce by Peter Firth, Alec White by Vincent Regan, Maya Lahan by Laila Rouass and Ruth Evershed by Nicola Walker.<
On a lighter note, Richard was asked by a reporter if his love life is more uplifting than Lucas North's. To paraphrase his reply, he first said his romance was with the show, and then added that he'll soon be on break, so who knows???
Is it pure coincidence? Following find a link to a series of articles on Kierkegaard in the UK Guardian, April 2010. Harry must have been reading the articles during the filming of Spooks 9. ;) teehee His quote: "The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly..an arm, a leg, a wife, all are noticed." Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher.
Mining for more clues:http://www.google.com/hws/search?client=dell-usuk&adsafe=high&safe=high&channel=us-psp&hl=en&ibd=6081115&q=+the+greatest+hazard+of+all%2C+losing+one%27s+self+kierkegaard+blake+&Submit=Search
A Game of Thrones author, GRR Martin, is currently visiting Ireland. His latest journal post..
>A Hawking We Will Go
Oct. 20th, 2010 at 10:36 PM
Sleeping in a castle. Spent the morning hawking. Too cool.
My head is swimming with ideas for Westeros.
One of the falconers recognized me. Even cooler.
Anyone else ever sleep in a castle? We spent one unforgettable night at Kinnity Castle in Co Offaly, Irl. Stone walls, the rustle of fluttering wings in the rafters early the next morn, long winding staircase, narrow hallways and a dungeon bar - all added to the medieval feel of the centuries old castle and demesne. The view from our top floor window also enhanced the journey back in time - it was of a thousand-year-old stone celtic cross. Upon reading the history of the castle discovered the origin of the cross - a monastery originally stood on the same ground. Recently checked the website and sadly Kinnity Castle is currently for sale...no doubt caught up in the meltdown of the global real estate market. It's truly a lovely location for special events - one pic shows the dining room decked out in festive finery for a wedding celebration.
We'd enjoyed a delicious dinner in the room below(without extraneous frills) and then adjourned to the library bar, which was cozily furnished with dark-green leather sofas and chairs. It's warmth enhanced, not only by the company of our fellow travellers, but also by a tourist's delight - a lovely peat-burning fireplace. The dungeon bar was reserved for non-hotel-guest revellers. That room was lighted by candles alone - on tables and along the walls. It would make a perfectly eerie setting for Halloween festivities. I recall when we arrived at the castle's front entrance the scene was set, inside the huge wooden doors, by two inanimate, shining-armor-clad knights.
Past Post of the Day: http://allthingsrarmitage.blogspot.com/2010/04/richard-armitage-as-cavalier.html
Musa's suggestion for RA's wished for historical role - Bernardo O'Higgins, founder of Chile:
RA quote in recently published interview: "I would love to play a character from history; sombody who's really lived, somebody I have to research to bring to life. It would be good if it was someone who wasn't that well-known, so if I made a complete mess of it, no one would really know!"
My suggestions for the role follow. The first mentioned is certainly very well known, while the other two have flown under the radar of many movie goers...1) Sir Laurence Olivier 2) DH Lawrence 3) Thomas Paine.
Awesome modern communications: A tweet provides a photo of Geo Martin w/said hawk he mentioned above...
accompanied by comments of expectations the author will use details about his new found friend at some point while writing the last 3 books of his series "A Song of Fire and Ice."