Episode 2 of 8
First transmission on Friday November 6th, 2009 (UK)
Spooks Season 8, Episode 2 – The official details are as follows…
The team is forced into action as the country reaches crisis point when energy supplies are threatened by an explosion at a gas processing plant, as the spy drama continues.
The Home Secretary maintains public confidence by insisting that alternative suppliers are available but, behind closed doors, the Government is forced to engage in secret talks with Tazbekstan, a nation with a dubious human-rights record.
Tazbek Trade And Industry Secretary Rustam Urazov promises to supply Britain with energy but, in return, he expects that Section D will turn a blind eye as he wipes out two enemies – exiled poet Bibi Saparova and campaigning journalist Matthew Plowden.
With the stakes high, Harry insists that nothing must get in the way of the talks to supply gas, but Jo and Lucas argue that they must protect Bibi and Plowden.
When Urazov stalls the negotiations, Harry takes drastic action to save the country, telling the team that they must take out Urazov. Section D masterminds an ingenious plan using Bibi to kill Urazov in order to shift responsibility. Will the scheme work or will it backfire to the detriment of the country?
The Home Secretary is played by Robert Glenister, Rustam Urazov by Jonny Phillips, Bibi Saparova by Julia Krynke, Matthew Plowden by Richard McCabe, Harry Pearce by Peter Firth, Jo Portman by Miranda Raison and Lucas North by Richard Armitage.