25 November 2012 | UncleCanoolie
Solid Series Until Last Episode
Solid series for lovers of Spooks and similar series of the genre. A slow build up of so many unanswered questions over the previous 7 episodes make the final episode (8) a "must see" - so many unanswered questions.
However, I was extremely disappointed by the final episode. Perhaps 10 episodes would have been sensible. The writer/s simply lost the plot, so much so that I joined IMDb to air my view. It is hard to comprehend that the same writing team constructed the previous 7 episodes.
No spoilers, but so many questions and mysteries raised in the prior episodes is answered in episode 8 which takes place over just a few days in episode story time. Unlike Spooks and others, the outcomes were predictable, not a single twist and some important questions are left unanswered (frustrating? Yep).
E08 is simply a bombardment of answers on plot and previously unclear character backgrounds and provides far too much information to remain plausible, or for the viewer to absorb in a single episode without feeling let down. It felt like the writers were instructed to "Kill this, and make it fast!"
I sat down to watch E08 thinking "I hope this runs for another season". After it was finished I stood up thinking "What an implausible dud, so glad that's over!" If you are a fan, you will want to watch E08, if you intend watching or buying the entire series on DVD, then maybe best to save your time and cash. Episode 8 - 2/10, Series - 5/10