Spooks : the death of Jo Portman is just the start
New Spooks computer boffin Tariq Masood needn't book any holidays at Section D.
The way things are going, he'll be dead by Christmas.
Last night's shocking death of Jo Portman (surely the unluckiest character on TV) was just the latest addition to the MI5 toll.
She dropped dead after a bullet fired by fellow agent Ros Myers went straight through the body of a terrorist and killed her, too.
And that after being tortured, near choked to death, kidnapped, drowned and blown away by a bomb in previous episodes.
If it's job security and a pension you want, steer clear of Harry Pearce. Even Ros Myers has signalled that she wants to leave the show.
Turn the page for the casualty catalogue.
HELEN FLYNN (Lisa Faulkner, 2002)
Junior Case Officer, Section D. Head held in boiling fat and shot by a terrorist.
DANNY HUNTER (David Oyelowo, 2002-2004)
Junior Case Officer, Section D. Executed during a terrorist hostage situation.
FIONA CARTER (Olga Sosnovska; 2004-2005)
Seconded MI6 Officer. Shot by ex-husband and died in husband Adam's arms.
COLIN WELLS (Rory MacGregor, 2002-2006)
Technician and Data Analyst. Hanged by SIS during their attempted coup d'ÃÂ©tat.
ZAFAR YOUNIS (Raza Jaffrey, 2004-2007)
Junior Case Officer, Section D. Killed after being kidnapped and tortured.
ADAM CARTER (Rupert Penry-Jones, 2004-2008)
Chief of Section & Senior Case Officer, Section D. Killed by a car bomb.
BEN KAPLAN (Alex Lanipekun, 2007-2008)
Junior Case Officer, Section D. Throat cut by FSB mole Connie James.
CONNIE JAMES (Gemma Jones, 2007-2008)
Senior Analyst, Section D. Arrested as an FSB mole. Killed while defusing a nuclear bomb.
JO PORTMAN (Miranda Raison, 2005--2009)
Junior Case Officer, Section D. Shot by Ros Myers during a terrorist hostage situation.
TESSA PHILLIPS (Jenny Agutter, 2002-2003)
Senior Case Officer, Section K. Left the Grid after being discovered by Harry running "ghost" agents.
TOM QUINN (Matthew Macfadyen, 2002-2004)
Chief of Section & Senior Case Officer, Section D. Decommissioned after jeopardising a key mission.
ZOE REYNOLDS (Keeley Hawes, 2002-2004)
Junior Case Officer, Section D. Hidden in Chile after caught making a mistake on an undercover mission.
JED KELLEY (Graeme Mearns, 2002)
Administrative Officer. Never seen to leave, but may have moved to a different department.
SAM BUXTON (Shauna Macdonald, 2003-2005)
Administrative Officer. Reassigned to GCHQ following a poor reaction to Danny's demise.
MALCOLM WYNN-JONES (Hugh Simon, 2002--2009)
Technician and Data Analyst, Section D. Retired after many years of service. Wise move!
WHO'LL BE NEXT?
ROS MYERS (Hermione Norris, 2006-2007, 2008--)
Chief of Section & Senior Case Officer, Section D. Already revealed she's on her way out.