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Not sure about the plot (spoilers)


I enjoyed this movie quite a lot but i am not sure about a couple of points.

Firstly, what actually happened to the woman spy? I heard some slang terms but I had no idea what he was on about other than to assume the drug dealers did something to her.

Also, am I to understand that the entire bomb plot was manufactured by the British intelligence service to perpetuate fear among the general population ? Or were they merely turning a blind eye to a legitimate terrorist cell? Why did they hire an ex-soldier who was not part of the plot, knowing that he may well uncover the whole thing ?

Also, does Ronnie Cox ever do anything other than roles as a senior intelligence officer ;)

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I enjoyed this movie quite a lot but i am not sure about a couple of points.

Firstly, what actually happened to the woman spy? I heard some slang terms but I had no idea what he was on about other than to assume the drug dealers did something to her.

Also, am I to understand that the entire bomb plot was manufactured by the British intelligence service to perpetuate fear among the general population ? Or were they merely turning a blind eye to a legitimate terrorist cell? Why did they hire an ex-soldier who was not part of the plot, knowing that he may well uncover the whole thing ?


It is unknown what happened to the female, but the main character seemed to believe the worst. I say this because he decided on a bullet in place of an interrogation for his only known source of this information.

A rogue faction of BI were using war to control the people. It was never revealed how high in the chain of command this methodology went, or what specifically this rogue faction was getting out of it. They were both allowing, and if necessary, facilitating the terrorist activities. I say this was a "rogue faction" in part because they outsourced this ex-soldier instead of using their own, and could use his life however they pleased to serve their end, which is something they could not have as easily done with a registered soldier... at least not with the same regularity as they could a civilian.

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