On Ruth Evershed [Spooks 10 spoilers]
Nicola Walker as Ruth Evershed in a publicity still for Spooks 9. Read the great interview with her here, which is where I got the photo as well.
Just read this review of the end of Spooks, thanks to Richard Armitage Central on Facebook. I haven’t seen the episodes, but aside from the concession that the show couldn’t recover its dramatic momentum after the death of Lucas North, I found the conclusion of the review moving. In case you didn’t know, Ruth dies in this series. (Read that on wikipedia earlier tonight.)
I suspect that smart women everywhere are mourning Ruth. I know I do, before I’ve even seen the series. Bizarre moments in the scripts aside (the “Ruth as supercomputer” problem), I want to extend my thanks to Nicola Walker for making us both credible and desirable in a down-to-earth, believable way. Harry might not have loved you enough, Ruth, but I did. Hope you can spend eternity with Niko and his father in a heaven that looks like Cyprus on its sunniest days.