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Stick it out --because the third episode is amazing.
on January 9, 2014
We are now in the murky post- war world of Anglo -Soviet relations, where all is not what it seems and the rules of the new Great Game are being defined.
In episode I, Foyle, returning home from America, is recruited by the singular Miss Pierce [ looking like a latter day Lotte Lenya in her role as Rosa Kelbb] to work for MI5 and expose a Soviet Spy ring in London among physicists, who are horrified by the moral implications of their own invention: the nuclear bomb.
Episode II deals with Foyle's discovery of a facility where Soviet codes are intercepted but which is in fact used in a much more sinister capacity. This time the lines are drawn between Soviet sympathizers, the upholders of Britain's ruling class, and fine people like Foyle who truly believe in the democratic process of justice.
The last episode, in which MI5 is discovered protecting a high ranking SS officer useful in exposing Soviet methods of espionage, carries the most weight in its moral and ethical implications, prompting Foyle to ask the question, 'How do our methods and intentions differ from those of the Nazis?'
Sam, now all grown up and married, joins Foyle in his investigations, bringing her own sunny charm to a very dark period in history.
The sets are bleak, the mood depressive, the people poor and many are uncertain that they are still on the side of right despite their disgust of Stalin's methods. Very Interesting and still cheaper than the price of a movie ticket.