The BEST episodes written by Jonathan Brackley

Episode 6
star
8.33
396 votes

#1 - Episode 6

Spooks - Season 10 - Episode 6

Harry finds himself facing deportation to America following the death of CIA agent Jim Coaver. After some new evidence comes to light about the recent attacks on the United Kingdom and the government's proposed alliance with Russia, Ruth and her former colleagues in Section D free Harry from CIA custody. Harry's suspicions see him going to another of his former Cold War adversaries.

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Episode 8
star
8.07
556 votes

#2 - Episode 8

Spooks - Season 9 - Episode 8

The team faces their toughest challenge ever: tracking down Lucas North, their Section Chief, friend and one of the best agents MI5 has ever had. Harry decides the team are too close, and brings in a specialist to help with the hunt. But it will not be easy to find a man who has nothing left to lose, and as the search becomes increasingly desperate, Harry and Lucas become embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

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Episode 8
star
8.04
2240 votes

#3 - Episode 8

Humans - Season 2 - Episode 8

The acclaimed drama concludes. In the aftermath of the Silo tragedy Karen feels she and Sam have no future and takes matters into her own hands. Niska and Astrid prepare to return to Berlin, but can Niska really walk away from her family? Joe leaves Laura shell-shocked with a frank admission. Hester seeks revenge and will stop at nothing to hurt Leo.

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Episode 2
star
8.02
445 votes

#4 - Episode 2

Spooks - Season 10 - Episode 2

Calum is attacked by a gang of street muggers during a routine intelligence-sharing exercise with MI6. The laptop he was carrying is stolen, and contains highly-classified information on MI5's undercover assets. Their names are soon plastered all over the internet, making MI5 look incompetent and putting those top assets' lives in danger.

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Episode 7
star
8.00
2576 votes

#5 - Episode 7

Humans - Season 1 - Episode 7

Rejected and alone, Karen sets out to George's house in search of Niska. Meanwhile, Pete is determined to find out who Karen really is, but his enquiries reveal a truth stranger than he could ever have imagined. The hunted synths gather at the Hawkins, grateful to Laura and family for providing refuge. As humans and synths live alongside each other in peace, could this be the harmonious future that Leo and co have longed for? But as Hobb gets closer, it may be too late for them to find out.

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Episode 6
star
7.95
2616 votes

#6 - Episode 6

Humans - Season 1 - Episode 6

The fractured Hawkins family reaches its lowest ebb, with dad Joe in exile, and Mattie, Toby and Sophie tired of their parents' lies. As the situation reaches breaking point, Laura decides it is time to tell the truth, and her confessions has incredible consequences for household synth Anita. Meanwhile, Karen finally discovers `killer synth' Niska's whereabouts, and a joyful reunion for the runaways is cut tragically short when a brutal betrayal forces one of their number to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Episode 8
star
7.94
2482 votes

#7 - Episode 8

Humans - Season 1 - Episode 8

With the Synths now in captivity, Hobb attempts to extract Elster’s consciousness programming from their brains. There ends up being one final piece of the puzzle missing that nobody, including Leo could ever have imagined though. The devastated Hawkins family come to realise much Mia mean to them and their courage is put to the test as they take on Hobb and his forces in an effort to save the Synths from their imprisonment.

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Episode 6
star
7.92
581 votes

#8 - Episode 6

Spooks - Season 9 - Episode 6

Relations between the CIA and MI5 are stretched after an American drone is hacked in Afghanistan whilst in British care, leading to the loss of American lives. Beecher - head of the CIA in London - arrives on the Grid to oversee installation of the US's advanced cybersecurity system, 'Cybershell', to prevent any future disasters. Lucas, out in the field, is tasked with protecting and delivering Daniella Ortiz to the Grid, the young ex-hacker turned White House cryptographer who holds the installation codes. When the Grid is hacked and locked down, the team is plunged into a nightmare. Will they escape and prevent the theft of all CIA and MI5 intelligence? Will Lucas be able to protect Ortiz when the hackers decide to cut out the middle man?

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Episode 7
star
7.90
2311 votes

#9 - Episode 7

Humans - Season 2 - Episode 7

When Mattie reveals that the Synths are planning to break into the Silo, Laura is determined to find Niska and ask for her help. Mattie asks Max to help save Leo from Hester's influence. Toby receives a disturbing message from Renie. Karen seeks out Athena's expertise and makes a life-altering decision. Mia and Hester break into the Silo, but things don't go according to plan.

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Episode 1
star
7.83
449 votes

#10 - Episode 1

Spooks - Season 10 - Episode 1

The team has been left shocked by Lucas's betrayal, and with Harry Pearce on gardening leave, Section D has a new leader called Erin Watts. She has brought Calum Reed with her into the team. Harry Pearce manages to win his MI5 employment tribunal and is soon back on the Grid in the thick of the action. Secrets end up being discovered after Max Witt, a retired spy and Harry's colleague in Berlin during the Cold War, is discovered to have been murdered.

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Episode 2
star
7.83
3068 votes

#11 - Episode 2

Humans - Season 1 - Episode 2

Laura is suspicious of Anita, and feels threatened by her presence. Hobb holds Fred prisoner in his facility, but while Hobb's superiors marvel at this unique specimen, Fred voices his fears about what this means to humanity. After a violent incident, Niska escapes her brothel prison, pursued by Karen and Pete. Leo's quest for information takes him to increasingly dangerous places. George's worst fears are realised when the health service give him a new Synth, Vera, who he immediately despises.

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Episode 1
star
7.81
467 votes

#12 - Episode 1

Spooks - Season 9 - Episode 1

Reeling after the explosion at the hotel, Section D is left considering the sacrifices they make as spies. But they are soon back in action, tracking Somalian AQ terrorist Abib on a boat from Tangier. When it becomes clear that the boat is carrying a lethal load, the team fears it is headed to Plymouth for the launch of the newest addition to the Royal Navy's fleet. But is the real target elsewhere, and is it too late to find the UK source of the plan? Lucas's own faith is challenged when he is visited by an unwelcome ghost from his past.

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Episode 5
star
7.74
520 votes

#13 - Episode 5

Spooks - Season 9 - Episode 5

The American president is on his way to London to chair top secret peace talks between Israel and Palestine, under the guise of his first state visit. Beth and Dimitri must keep their wits about them as undercover Home Office representatives, tasked with keeping the delegates apart until the talks. When a plot to kill the president is uncovered, they must also track down the assailant. The hotel is put in lockdown as a precaution, but are they locking the threat out? Or in?

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Episode 1
star
7.74
3746 votes

#14 - Episode 1

Humans - Season 1 - Episode 1

The Hawkins, a loving but troubled family decide to buy a 'Synth' called Anita, but they start to suspect there's something unusual about her...

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Episode 3
star
7.73
425 votes

#15 - Episode 3

Spooks - Season 10 - Episode 3

MI5 receives a red flash: radioactive material has been detected at an airport. They have intelligence that a highly dangerous anarchist with a penchant for dirty bombs has secretly entered the country. They enlist Dimitri to honeytrap the anarchist's only known contact, his sister Natalie. It is a morally tough operation for Dimitri, but through Natalie he gets close to the dirty-bomber. Dimitri's personal connection to them both proves invaluable in the tense and potentially lethal endgame.

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Episode 1
star
7.72
1214 votes

#16 - Episode 1

Humans - Season 3 - Episode 1

When fractures within the Synth community start to appear, all hope of stability comes under threat, and both families are brought back to fight for the Green-Eyes' survival.

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Episode 3
star
7.72
2768 votes

#17 - Episode 3

Humans - Season 1 - Episode 3

Laura finds herself at odds with her family when she tries to return Anita to the shop, but Laura is begrudgingly forced to keep her when Anita saves Toby from a near-fatal road accident. Joe suggests that Laura is imagining Anita's strange behaviour, but he can't help noticing how human Anita appears when he has to check her for damage. George seems to have submitted to Vera's joyless routine, but he is actually hatching a daring plan to escape with Odi. Pete and Karen investigate a murder at a brothel, but after Pete's hot temper earns him a suspension, he finds himself stuck at home with Simon.

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Episode 5
star
7.65
2414 votes

#18 - Episode 5

Humans - Season 2 - Episode 5

When Mia risks falling into the hands of a mysterious organisation, she is forced to take drastic action. Odi struggles to find meaning, while Sophie is awestruck by Renie's 'Synthie' lifestyle. As Pete recovers from his assault, Karen makes an admission that rocks their relationship. Hester and Leo stake out the Silo and track down the sniper who killed Ten. Hester agrees to deal with her peacefully, but can she be trusted? Mattie leaves home to reconnect with Leo.

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Episode 1
star
7.65
3117 votes

#19 - Episode 1

Humans - Season 2 - Episode 1

Niska is living as a fugitive in Berlin where an unexpected romantic encounter leads her to a huge decision with far reaching consequences. In the UK, Leo, Max and Mia are laying low in a coastal hideout while Mia works in a local cafe as 'Anita' to pay for their supplies and stay connected to the human world. Leo and Max come to the aid of Hester, a very special Synth, but when a mysterious organisation begins to pursue them, there's a tragic outcome. The Hawkins family are struggling to put past events behind them as they settle into a new home. In San Francisco, Athena Morrow, a fiercely-driven scientist researching AI is recruited by charismatic Milo Khoury, the entrepreneurial force behind tech company Qualia, for a top-secret project to create conscious Synths for the mass market.

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Episode 2
star
7.64
2742 votes

#20 - Episode 2

Humans - Season 2 - Episode 2

Laura must decide whether to accept Niska's request, while Karen and Pete learn about a special Synth being sold for unprecedented amounts on the black market. Hester uses questionable means to gain information from her prisoner, and Leo faces a new mission. Mia takes a risk to help Ed but is her secret now in jeopardy?

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Episode 4
star
7.63
433 votes

#21 - Episode 4

Spooks - Season 9 - Episode 4

When a highly skilled trio of Chinese agents arrive in London for 48 hours only, the team must find out why they are here. Ruth goes undercover in a major scientific research corporation where one Chinese scientist, Jiang, proves to be the ultimate prize. Beth activates an asset from the Chinese Security Services to be Section D's mole on the inside, but has she activated him too soon? Lucas makes a decision that could change his course forever.

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Episode 2
star
7.58
1108 votes

#22 - Episode 2

Humans - Season 3 - Episode 2

A grieving Max must face the consequences of his painful decision. Laura discovers she's not being told everything at the Dryden Commission, while Joe uncovers Karen's shocking secret.

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Episode 2
star
7.28
98 votes

#23 - Episode 2

Better - Season 1 - Episode 2

Lou struggles to keep up appearances with Col, inviting further suspicion. Desperate to get away from Col and clear her conscience, she seeks help from an unexpected source.

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Episode 1
star
7.00
155 votes

#24 - Episode 1

Better - Season 1 - Episode 1

After her son almost dies, corrupt detective Lou Slack attempts to make amends for her misdeeds but realises she must betray the dangerous drug baron she has been working for.

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