Pictured above: Spooks Season 9, Episode 2 – Robert Westhouse (James Faulkner) © Kudos/BBC
Episode 2 of 8
First UK transmission on Monday, September 27th, 2010
Spooks Season 9, Episode 2 – The official details
Beth Bailey is thrown in at the deep end on her first operation with Section D, as the tense spy drama continues. She goes undercover as an oil trader at a secret meeting of Britain’s top oil dealers. After receiving intelligence that Robert Westhouse, an influential oil baron, is the subject of an assassination attempt, Beth is tasked with protecting him.
Before they’ve even arrived at the meeting, the oil traders are attacked in a machine gun massacre. Only Beth and a man named Jacob Chapman survive. Assuming the attack is related to the planned assassination, Section D set to work on uncovering the culprit. However, Ruth Evershed digs deeper into the case and is shocked to discover a link between one of her colleagues and the masked gunmen.
Elsewhere, Harry Pearce and Lucas North become suspicious of Westhouse and launch a secret surveillance operation on his mansion. They soon discover that Westhouse has arranged to take possession of a deadly ex-Soviet nerve agent and is planning an attack, with potentially catastrophic consequences. It’s a race against time as Harry must ensure Westhouse’s plans are halted before they cause irreversible damage.
Meanwhile, Lucas is reunited with an old flame, Maya, who he hasn’t seen for 15 years. With emotions highly charged after so much time, how will Maya respond to Lucas re-entering her life?
Beth Bailey is played by Sophia Myles, Robert Westhouse by James Faulkner, Jacob Chapman by Nigel Lindsay, Ruth Evershed by Nicola Walker, Harry Pearce by Peter Firth, Lucas North by Richard Armitage and Maya by Laila Rouass.