He’s suffered more than his fair share of tortures and let downs over the years, and this season it’s been cranked up a notch with the arrival of his former KGB triple-agent lover and forgotten Russian son, all of whom have wound up entangled in bizarre conflict between MI5 (?) and the CIA, of all people.
Still, this being the final series there’s no reason why Harry shouldn’t, say, kidnap a leading CIA operative, then let him get double kidnapped and beaten to death by the real - and still mysterious - bad-guys.
He’s burning his bridges and all his old secrets in a big way, and with him in the hands of the CIA, he’s going to have a hard time foiling the inevitable storm.
Faithful companion Ruth, meanwhile, has been moved up (or sideways) to the Home Office, in what could either be nifty planning for a spin-off or - and this seems more likely - a way to put her in deadly danger for the big finale.