Interlude, while we’re all waiting for the next ComicCon news
Spooks 8.5. Ruth has just told Lucas, in front of Harry, that based on cell phone tracking, Sarah Caulfield was in the near vicinity when Samuel Walker was murdered. Ros tells Lucas there could be any number of reasons to explain this fact. She’ll have to be asked. A beautiful intimate scene ensues, in which Lucas establishes that Sarah’s lying about her knowledge of Walker’s killer. Yeah, I love the initiation of sex (how could I not?). But something I always find myself thinking about is the sadness in Lucas’s eyes.
Sarah Caulfield (Genevieve O’Reilly) and Lucas North (Richard Armitage) discuss recent events in the final scene of Spooks 8.5. Source: RichardArmitageNet.com
If you watch this scene, you’ll notice throughout that in addition to being half closed when his face is turned away from Sarah’s, Lucas’s eyes are almost brimming.
My question: is this because he’s fighting back tears? Or because, after everything, he can’t quite bring himself to cry any more?
Masterful, Mr. Armitage. You understand the human condition like no other.