With Britain on the brink of a plague, the team must track down and quarantine anyone infected � starting with the hospital where Asnik (Ulas Kilic) was treated � as the sixth series of BBC One’s critically acclaimed spy drama continues.
Knowing that the virus must originally have been created by a country with a bio-weapons programme, the team deduces that whoever it was will also have a vaccine. Harry (Peter Firth) orders the interrogation of key spies from likely nations who may have the vaccine.
Drastic means are required to make the spies talk. They are forcibly anaesthetised and smuggled to a secret bunker run by Connie James (Gemma Jones) an unflappable former MI5 operative, where they are each exposed to the virus. Connie hopes that if one of them knows of a vaccine, they will surely say so now.
Yves Cuvier (Benny Young), the French spy, cannot provide the vaccine but instead offers up intelligence on Zaf’s whereabouts in exchange for his life. Edik Kuznetzov, the Russian agent, reveals that Russia has the vaccine and that, unbeknownst to MI5, the British Government is already in negotiations for it but won’t pay what the Russians want.
Kuznetzov orders the vaccine to be bought to him by the Russian couriers � he is prepared to hand it over now that he has been exposed. Following a violent exchange with the Russians, an already-contagious Adam (Rupert Penry-Jones) races to get the vaccine to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Ros (Hermione Norris) follows the French lead on Zaf (Raza Jaffrey) and meets the mysterious source, Magritte, but her investigations only lead her into yet more danger as, alone in her flat, she is silently shot down…
Spooks, BBC One Tuesday 23 October 9.00pm