The best thing about day-dreaming, is that you’re running your own plot. You can cut or change troublesome facts and events (sometimes you have to day-dream how to rationalize your changes – intentional day-dreaming), you can rely on the Dallas ploy to change canon and or life – it was just a dream.
This is how I feel about the new Spooks film and Lucas North. The film doesn’t need Lucas North and Richard Armitage doesn’t need to be in this film – probably not even a good idea now. Any explanation the writers dream up to resurrect Lucas North will be the butt of jokes if we’re lucky- or incensed anger and feeling of betrayal if it turns out to be ridiculous. And there’s that damn it John Bateman.
But in my fantasy, I just have to make one season disappear, dream that Richard Armitage announces a new role or two, and mentions that he’s also going to spend a few weeks shooting some scenes for the Spooks film – so billed as something extra, a fun diversion.
And I’ve got just the right new love interest/colleague – my most favorite Elizabeth Bennet in the world, Jennifer Ehle is joining the film. They’d be great together. Fantasy overload – John Thornton and Elizabeth Bennet as a couple. Richard Armitage as Darcy. All sorts of stuff that would be fun for a goof, but not serious.
Why push for a fantasy that I don’t even want in real life?
Thinking about it feels good. The anticipation of seeing Lucas North in blue again, in another tough situation, anguishing over something or other . . . it would bring back a simpler time.
Source for Photos: The Hollywood Reporter Spooks Film -good article.