( Series 9 Ep 3 )
And it's meme days 4,5 and 6!
4. Favourite female character?
RUTH! Oh how I love Ruth. I've had the biggest crush on Nicola Walker since The Last Train and Chalk (I know, shut up), so Ruth had me the moment she dropped her files. Then she battled a lamp!
Her development from enthusiastic and naive GCHQ plant to ruling the Grid to out in the field to the more world-weary, pragmatic woman she is now, she (and Harry) have added some good old fashioned spy intrigue and depth amongst all the snazzy camera work and face paced action. Plush, she's a cat person!
But I also have to mention Ros. When she first showed up I HATED her, and her involvement in Ruth leaving, even though that was down to behind the scenes pregnancy, did not endear her to me. But when I came back to Spooks in series 8 she won me over. Her leadership was a nice change of pace from the chronic manpain of Adam and Tom; she was cold, ruthless and brilliant, and the writers wisely didn't try and soften her with crying or irritating relationships (hello Tom, Adam and Lucas!), instead letting Hermione Norris bring the depth to her in her performance.
5. Least favourite female character?
Oh, that's got to be Not!Christine. So least that I can't even remember her name. Even if she did become slightly more interesting as the series went on, her American accent travelling across the states in a single scene was still irritating as hell. And you know it's a bad accent if I notice it!
6. Favourite location?
Go Thames House that is not really Thames House! The Masons certainly have impressive architecture. And when I spot similar buildings here I can pretend that MI5 agents are inside, saving the UK and having angst and being all secretive. Instead of just, you know, Masons.( 30 days of Spooks )