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After a whole week of anticipation of what's next to come on this brilliant show, Strike Back rewards us with the introduction of another character. And it is none other than the oh so awesome Dougray Scott (MI2, Hitman, etc...) as James Weatherby, a gay "courier" who's sole purpose at this point is to bring Al-Zuhari into the country (still Beirut). This seems to be a little thin, but Weatherby is such a badass it doesn't really matter what his purpose is at this point.

Between blowing up buildings, shooting his gay lover in the hand and shooting his gay lover's "friend" because he merely apologized, all proves the point. Dougray Scott is perfect in the role, but I do hope his character will be a little bit more developed.

Meanwhile we find out that Al-Zuhari is coming in from Syria with the help from Weatherby who, apparently, is getting paid to do all this by Kamali, who briefly considers quitting the mission after witnessing all of Weatherby's actions first hand.

This all seemed to be a little unlikely but it did provide us with a nice conversation between Kamali, Scott & Stonebridge at his house where we also find out Kamali has a daughter. This could be interesting further down the track.

Going back to what happened in the second episode now. Remember Viktor? The Russian dude Stonebridge killed when they extracted Kamali from Gomez' mansion?Looks like he will be avenged by his family and what better way to get things rolling than having Scott getting played by a Russian dancer who pretty easily seduces him.
Now this is going to get really interesting adding some Russian mob men coming after Stonebridge & Scott aswell. And they are not seeing this one coming! Oh boy!

Returning to the main storyline, the gang finds out Al-Zuhari is being brought in via plane to a frequently used airfield by Weatherby. This information was obtained by James' boyfriend after being captured by Martinez and Richmond outside of the casino where the pay-off between Kamali and Weatherby took place. The whole casino scene was my favourite this week and had the perfect intensity.

At the airfield though, the mission goes sideways when Al-Zuhari is in fact, not onboard and a woman has taken his place instead. What her role is, what Weatherby wanted with her or what her connection is to Al-Zuhari is not known yet. And we don't find out.

Maj. Dalton, still struggling with the death of Serg. Baxter, is loosing control and kidnaps the suspect before Locke's eyes, who's back in Beirut to relieve Dalton of her command. Seriously, Dalton has lost it. Dumping the woman in the back of a car and looking all bad-ass was a nice way to finish the episode.

This episode just flew by and it felt like it just started when Dalton went bananas at the end. A testamant to true greatness and this was yet another rock-solid episode. Truly one of the best shows on TV right now. Next week can't come soon enough!

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Dalton is just gorgeous to look at.
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Strike back is one of my favourite shows at the moment. Action, jokes, good actors.
I just wish it would last longer than 6 or 10 episodes (don't know how many this season) ... I just love Maj Dalton loosing it and going crazy.
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Yeah , thumbs up as usual ... btw anybody knows the name of the music that plays when they exit the parking after the hotel kitchen shooting scene .
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I'll try and find out!
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It's good to see strike back getting some front page love. I've watch this show since it was called Chris Ryan's strike back. This is technically episode s04e03. Anybody know when Hunted is back on the air?
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I know, it gets confusing, i mentioned that in the review for episode 1-2...and i initially had it as season 4, but we're talking Cinemax here...so...
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Good review. Keep 'em coming! :)
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Thanks to you bro! Too bad we now have to wait 2 weeks for episode 4! Cot'Damn!
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I really really love this season so far. The action in it is brilliant. Dougray Scott was always a favourite actor of mine and he is perfect playing this psycho character! BRILLIANT SERIES SO FAR!!!!
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This show is the perfect summer show. So is Dougray Scott going to be getting a character to play in "Game of Thrones" now (cause that would be awesome)? Every year somebody has been in both. 1st season it was both Liam Cunningham and Iain Glen. 2nd season had the great Charles Dance. Who's it going to be in season 3?

Pill popping Rhona Mitra is great, but its OK to still miss Amanda Mealing two years removed isn't it?

As great as this show is - you know that Cinemax has stepped up its game now when you're just as eagerly anticipating the show returning in January getting ad time before and after it - damn I want some new 'Banshee' sooner rather than later. Cinemax has two great dramas - they jumped into the original drama game pretty late and in two years developed three good shows that all got renewed in some capacity (not sure how 'Hunted' is coming back been reading its going to more of a Sam Hunter spin off). Very cool that Cinemax has provided a home to great creative tv minds like Frank Spotnitz (EP 'Strike Back' and 'Hunted') and Greg Yataines (EP and Showrunner 'Banshee'). They are making television a whole new way over at Cinemax but it seems to be working fine.




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I initially thought the airfield was a set up to get Mike and Scott as pay back for killing the Russians or for some other reason since the show seemed to emphasize how Dalton didn't run it by her higher ups for confirmation (or their blessings) and didn't run it by Kamali. The thought that the boyfriend getting shot in the hand was a set up for giving the details on the "set up".
LOL, I think I over thought the show;-)

That kitchen scene with kamali and the the guy getting head shot and the other getting shot in the had was great--we all were led to think Kamali's cover was blown....
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Love Strike Back! Fantastic action series with great (albeit complicated and unlikey) plotlines and a solid cast. Rhona Mitra as Major Dalton is fabulous - I really hope they don't kill her off too quickly...Mike and Scott are one of the best buddy teams on telly right now - the perfect mix of machismo and concern! Bring it on! And yes charlescarmic - I agree with your praise of Banshee too.
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Indeed, Rhona Mitra is fantastic and she should never be off TV!
Totally agree on the buddy comment too!
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Quite Awesome!! Best action show for years..
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Strike Back and Banshee are the 2 best action shows on TV. They bring it with no bullshit.
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They both love 'em some good old rocket launchers!
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Hahaha...true. And that's part of what makes them awesome.
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