You must login to vote.
· Members Online: 0
· Total Members: 137
· Newest Member: Roisin
In this episode, KHYBER, Jack Turner demands he be awarded the dam contract, revealing he has evidence implicating Byzantium's client in a terrible crime. With the operation nearly over, Aidan presses Sam to revisit childhood memories of her mother's murder and her own kidnapping - to understand the reasons why the Hourglass conspirators have targeted her for death.
Hunted, the struggling BBC1 Melissa George spy drama, is on major life support, with confirmation of no second series involvement by the BBC. The drama, which aimed to be a replacement for Spooks, has seen its average audience fall by nearly half over six episodes, with a plot that left many viewers, including BBC executives, confused. However American co-producer HBO Cinemax may continue production on its own, being happy with the performance Stateside.
In the latest episode, POLYHEDRUS, Sam suspects that Jack Turner (Patrick Malahide) intends to assassinate Fatima Zahir (Meera Syal), a Pakistani presidential candidate opposed to the sale of the dam he is trying to buy. Sam and the team race to save Zahir's life, only to discover Stephen Turner (Stephen Campbell-Moore) has an even more important target - a scientist possessing a deadly secret that implicates Byzantium's own client.
After a low overnight rating for Episode 4 of 3.2 million viewers, Hunted has hit the big-time thanks to support from those time-shifting that episode by one means or another. Figures just in put the viewing figures up by 38%, the best consolidation figures so far, giving 4.4 million viewers. There was a small slide for the overnight ratings of the latest edition (episode 5 of 8) with 3.1 million viewers and a 14% share. However, the consolidated figures are cause for celebration on both sides of the Atlantic, if ratings remain at the current level. There is now genuine optimism that a second season will go into production, with producers Kudos having already hired staff to make preparations.
In the episode "Ambassadors", a mysterious assassin tells Sam that he is trying to protect her from Hourglass, a conspiracy orchestrated by five multinational corporations. Sam's investigation of the conspirators takes her to a country estate where she had been years before - it was where she was taken as a child after her mother was murdered and she was kidnapped. Also surfacing this week is some American reaction to the show's debut on their Cinemax cable channel.