Gone ... for good. Well, there are those of us who still live in hope. No body , hence , who knows? But I feel he's gone for good. So good-bye, Lucas.
After watching the thrilling finale of this year's Spooks season I felt upset, moved but grateful, orphaned but gratified. I've had plenty of emotions thanks to Lucas North. I'm sad now and feel in loss but I AM grateful for what I had.
I loved Lucas's inscrutability and vulnerability, his coldness and his fragility. That only perceptible, yet indecipherable, mysteriousness was his charm. And then he was cool, smart, brave, generous, loyal, reliable, enterprising, tender, extraordinary, skillful ...
|Lucas North in series 8|
What was I saying? Yes, Lucas's journey the reverse of Guy's in RH. Peeling layer after layer in this series we are led to discover his hidden dark side. A true Mr Hyde, John Bateman. I still have Richard's "WHAT?" in my ears (Watch this interview, 4:33, if you don't remember it) . I made it mine when I first heard Vaughn Edwards calling Lucas, "John"! But then, I just let it be. And it was great. They deconstructed the character I loved, I let it be and ... enjoyed the show.
My favourite Lucas moments...
1. Yes! Lucas & Elizabeta. Tender, protective, reassuring. He lets her go in the end (series 7, ep. 5) , apparently in order to protect her new quiet life.
5. "My name isn't ... Lucas North. My name is John ... Bateman". The naked truth. What suffering on both faces . This long confrontation scene between Lucas and Harry is another awesome bit. Richard and Peter Firth were touching in their performances, so convincing!