The shocking last episode of Slow Horses Season 3 goes deep into the dangerous world of MI5, revealing a web of lies, secrets, and the lengths people are willing to go to protect their interests. What happened to the Director-General of MI5? As we deal with the fallout from the dramatic events leading up to the finale, tvacute takes a moment to review everything and find out what happened to our favorite Slough House spies.
Slow Horses Season 3 Finale Recap
Catherine Standish and Jackson Lamb (Gary Oldman) are in a house that MI5’s powerful “First Desk,” Ingrid Tearney’s enforcers, are targeting in the thrilling end. They are in immediate danger. At the same time, River (Jack Lowden) and Louisa are stuck in the warehouse of The Facility and are under heavy gunfire. A grenade goes off, knocking River out, and the screen goes black. The risks are high.
A secret file that is hidden in The Facility is at the center of the story. Sean Donovan (Sope Dirisu), who used to be the head of security at the British mission, does everything he can to find the file. He tells them that his girlfriend, MI5 agent Alison Dunn, was killed because she found damaging information in the file about a failed operation in Istanbul. The fact that Tearney is determined to keep this information from everyone sets the stage for an exciting and dangerous ending.
River, Louisa, Dander, and Marcus are among the Slow Horses who are fighting for their lives to get out of The Facility. Sean gives up his life, giving River the important file and telling him to tell everyone what’s in it. There is a shootout, and some people are killed, but the members who are still alive beat the chances and get away, each carrying sensitive information.
At the same time, Lamb and Standish get ready for an attack on the house. Being as clever as ever, Lamb uses Home Alone-style tricks to get rid of the intruders. After that, a bunch of danger traps are set off, making for a crazy but effective defense. But things get worse when Standish learns shocking things about her old boss, Charles Partner. This causes a heated fight, and Standish leaves the Slow Horses without warning.
What happened to “First Desk” Ingrid Tearney?
After the crazy events, everyone is interested in what happened to “First Desk” Ingrid Tearney (Sophie Okonedo), who planned the secret operations. During an open conversation with Tearney’s enemy Diana Taverner, it becomes clear that Tearney is ready to do anything, even murder, to protect the secret file. As bad things happen at The Facility and the house, Tearney’s trust in her main agent, Nick Duffy, turns out to be wrong.
Ingrid Tearney tries to get in touch with Duffy but doesn’t know that he has already died because he is unaware of what is happening. Taverner confronts Tearney and tells her what will happen because she sent MI5 agents to kill their own people and because she tried so hard to hide what happened in Istanbul. Things go the other way, and Tearney’s rule ends.
A few days later, Taverner talks with Lamb and tells him that he leaked the file. Taverner is promoted to the coveted post of First Desk at MI5, and Ingrid Tearney is fired from her job. While Tearney’s firing is a victory for justice, the effects of her acts are still being felt in the intelligence community.
Does Tearney get away with murder?
The question is very important as we look at what happened after Ingrid Tearney’s acts. Even though she was fired and the damning file was made public, does Tearney have to deal with the consequences for the deaths and chaos she caused?
The fact that Taverner thanked Lamb grudgingly for sharing the file shows that he is responsible, but it also shows how power and manipulation work in MI5. The fact that Tearney is driven and ready to break moral rules shows the darker side of intelligence work.
The Slow Horses are ready to go on with their lives, even though Catherine Standish quit because of shocking news. Taverner, on the other hand, has the difficult job of fixing the damage that Ingrid Tearney did to MI5. As we wait for Slow Horses season 4, the story will show if Taverner uses the same tricks or chooses a more moral way to do things in her new job.