Spooks

Season 1 Episode 4

Episode 4

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 04, 2002 on BBC
9.0
out of 10
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Mi5's best officer, Peter Salter, seems to be joining the enemy. President Bush is scheduled to visit and it seems as though Salter is trying to stop the peace, is this all part of his mission or is he in fact a triple-agent?

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  • Evolving the alegiance of your soul

    9.0
    I think that this is a magnificent episode. Former Buffy 'Watcher' now goes to ground as a former Mentor. One with a sliding concern to what is right. Even while watching the episode it is unclear what exactly is happening. Even MI-5 is at a loss explaining it all. The episode has more then one story. It might be traitor's gate, and He might be a traitor to the eyes of his peers. But the episode is in my eyes more about blind followers. When a strict set of rules is appealing on what is right and wrong, the question becomes what happens when the black and white get's changed to shades of grey. When the big picture loses clarity what will you do? When will you stop aiding the painter who mixed the colors in a grey mesh and when the painted picture is no longer clear, or even no longer a picture to protect those you vowed to protect?



    That is a serious question to have and the one question this episode does ask in a very interesting way.moreless
Bronwen Davies

Bronwen Davies

Amber Chambers

Guest Star

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Jools Siviter

Guest Star

Anthony Stewart Head

Anthony Stewart Head

Peter Salter

Guest Star

Rory MacGregor

Rory MacGregor

Colin Wells

Recurring Role

Hugh Simon

Hugh Simon

Malcolm Wynn-Jones

Recurring Role

Graeme Mearns

Graeme Mearns

Jed Kelley

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • If you pause the video/DVD at the right time you can see that the intellegence file on Peter Salter actually contains information on Mary Kane. See episode 1 for more on Mary Kane.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Telling Ellie he works for MI5.)
      Tom: Well, it's a job, um, with an office, a pension, it's got a canteen. It's not out of the ordinary.
      Ellie You just got shot.
      Tom: Well, there are perks.

    • Peter Salter: I am the thing the Security Service fears the most; the spy who walks through traitor's gate willingly.

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Ellie: I'll change my name, too. Call me… Pussy Galore.
      Pussy Galore was a character from 007: Goldfinger. Ellie compares herself to Pussy because she too is dating a spy.

    • Harry: O when shall we lay down our burdens?
      A quote from the Bible, which Harry seems rather given to quoting, Matthew 11:28-30. Annoyed that Tom keeps pursuing the issue he asks when he will lay it to rest.

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