Spooks: The Greater Good



Air traffic control to police 2-5-1.

Divert to new coordinates, 5-1-7-7-7-9-4.

Roger that, ATC.

I spy with my little eye

something beginning with R.

If you can't get it, you do a forfeit.


Can I get you a pillow?

London Control, the package

was supposed to be

in CIA custody 19 minutes ago.

Our aircraft is waiting.

Understood. Waiting for an update

from Traffic Control.

Good job our guest's not in a hurry.

Traffic tower says

they'll be moving within eight minutes.

The Home Office cupboards are bare.

We're going to have to be a little bit

more imaginative with our funding.

- Perhaps we can put on a telethon.

- Claws away.

Where the bloody hell is Oliver?

Where's the air cover feed?

The helicopter's been requisitioned.

A police emergency.

You can overrule, but you'll need to issue

an executive countermand.

Do it. How soon before we get it back?

Under 10 minutes.

Something's got to be done.

At the moment it's just not viable,

and the Americans know it, too.

- Director General.

- Harry.

I know you don't like hearing this

from a politician, but reform is coming.

You do know

that lift is for emergencies only?

If I come in the front,

people want to talk to me.

I call that an emergency.

Escort Two, what's your status?

You got ants in your pants,


You know, you would be a lot less uptight

if you'd just let yourself be

my London girlfriend.

The position's not gonna be open

much longer.

I spy with my little eye

something beginning with...

Bikes, travelling at speed.

Put them up.

Transport team, we have

multiple motorbikes approaching.

Threat unconfirmed.

Calum, nearest police units?

They're two miles out.

The traffic units are unarmed.

Control, Lead Two.

Pillion passengers on both.

No visible weapon.

Scramble everything we've got, now.

- Code One! Code One!

- Jesus, they're everywhere.

Attack in progress!

Oh, my good God.

June, for Christ's sake, don't.

Get out, now!

Ops Command to Transport.

This is Harry Pearce.

Convoy is under attack.

Lethal force is authorised.

Don't move! Don't say a word!

Open the van or everyone dies.

- I can't. I don't even...

- I'm not talking to you.

Open the van now!

- Pearce.

- Now!

There are civilians everywhere.

If they start shooting...

He's a Tier One CIA target.

We cannot let him go.

- Pearce.

- The Americans will crucify us.

Your operation, Harry.

Transport team. Belay last order.

Surrender the prisoner.

- Say again, Control?

- Harry.

Lay down your weapons

and release Qasim. That's an order.

What the bloody hell are you doing, Harry?

There's a significant threat to

civilian life. I have no choice.

Open the gates! Open the gates!

Go, go, go!

Control, prisoner escaped!

Heading north!

- No, no, no! June, no.

- Rob, let me go.


Control, Lead Two

pursuing on foot.

Any more feeds? Follow her.

Nearest armed unit's eight minutes away.

Helicopter's 20 miles out.

- Roadblocks?

- In place.

Other side of that tunnel

and the last junction.

There's nowhere for them to go.

SCO19 is seven minutes away.


Lead Two, report.

Lead Two?


Ed, wait.

Lead Two, report.

Lansbury's down, sir.

I repeat, the CIA Liaison Officer

has been shot.

Lead Two, do you have eyes on Qasim?

Control, I hear a vehicle.

He's gone, sir.

Anything on CCTV?

They've knocked everything out.

We're blind.

There's no air cover, nothing.

It's over.

The BBC can confirm that

the American terrorist leader Adem Qasim

has escaped from MI5 custody

in one of the most serious failures

in the organisation's history.

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