Pictured above: Spooks Season 9, Episode 6 – Lucas North (Richard Armitage) © Kudos/BBC
Episode 6 of 8
First UK transmission on Monday, October 25th, 2010
Spooks Season 9, Episode 6 – The official details…
When British security is compromised resulting in a fatal American drone attack on a US army camp, the head of the CIA travels to The Grid, as the spy drama continues.
Relations between MI5 and the CIA are fraught and Harry Pearce agrees that Section D and the rest of MI5 will use the USA’s security system, Cybershell, to avoid further security breaches.
Meanwhile, Lucas North is tasked with protecting ex-hacker-turned-White-House-cryptographer Daniella Ortiz. She has the codes to start Cybershell and Lucas must ensure her safe delivery to MI5.
Back on The Grid, Tariq Masood discovers that their computer systems have been hacked into by suspected Russian and Chinese hackers who can see and hear every move they make. However, once the perpetrators have realised that Tariq and the rest of Section D are aware they have been bugged, the hackers put The Grid’s computer systems on lockdown. If Ortiz is successful in delivering the codes, Russia and China will have unlimited access to MI5 and the CIA’s entire catalogue of intelligence; the consequences are unfathomable.
Elsewhere, Lucas encounters several problems on his journey and has to make a tough decision. Will his personal life and the secret he’s so desperately trying to hide take priority over his work at MI5?
Harry Pearce is played by Peter Firth, Lucas North by Richard Armitage, Daniella Ortiz by Fiona Glascott and Tariq Masood by Shazad Latif.