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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Slow Horses 1.6: The Scorecard

An excellent season one finale to Slow Horses -- firing on all kinds of cylinders.  (It's the end of the first season, not the end of the first half of the first season -- the coming attractions say "Second Season").

[Spoilers ahead ... ]

Here's some of what I especially liked about this episode:

1. The discussion early on about Assam and Builders tea.  I love Assam (I mix two parts Assam and one part Keeman for my perfect cup of tea).  But Builders is good, too -- better than anything you can get in a bag in America, that's for sure.

2. The action with the kidnappers and Hassan and the dogs in the sky (were those guys dogs?) was top-notch.  I'm glad he survived, and I liked the ways he survived, and the way Cartwright did all the right things and was the hero.

3. I'm glad Min and Louisa will be getting together that evening.  They're good people.  They're entitled to at least a little more happiness.

4. The revelations at the end pushed everything up a notch -- Lamb killing Catherine's man, on orders from Cartwright's father David -- whew, that's strong stuff, and could be the basis of all sorts of future possibilities.  If Catherine finds out, would she kill Lamb, in revenge? And if she found out about David's role, what would that do to her relationship with River (though, actually, they at present don't have much of one).

5. Sid: no big revelations here, after all.  She's probably alive.  Was that her, in the coming attractions?  Not sure, it's been too long since we've seen her on the screen.

6. And on the flatulence scorecard: not sure, Lamb may have let one go as he walked slightly ahead of Louisa to the car.  But it could have been a creaky car door, and Louise didn't seem to have much of a reaction.  If I had to be on this, I'd say, yes, it was.  Which gives Lamb a perfect, six per six record.

Anyway, I'm down -- or up -- for the next season, and I hope to see you back here with my continuing reviews.

PS -- Great song by Mick Jagger.  Just wanted to say that again.




See also Slow Horses 1.1-2: Fast-Moving Spy Thriller ... Slow Horses 1.3: The Fine Art of Bumbling ... Slow Horses 1.4: Fine New Song by Mick Jagger ... Slow Horses 1.5: Did You Hear the One About the ...

  



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