Let me continue my thoughts on Strike Back episode 1
I have a confession to make.
Usually, I’m not that impressed with the ladies who are lucky enough to appear opposite RA.
I admit, I can hardly be objective and everything else seems to disappear once he’s on screen.
However, I feel like the ladies haven’t been up to par.
There, I’ve said it!
There are exceptions, of course, like Ros Meyer from Spooks or Geraldine for The Vicar of Dibley.
I can add one more lady to the list.
I absolutely adore the chemistry between John Porter and Kate Dartmouth, played by Orla Brady.
Dartmouth is a British journalist who is kidnapped outside Basra, Iraq by the “Sword of Islam”.
In the Iraq episode Porter is sent to rescue her.
And boy, does he ever…
I adore the tenderness that Porter expresses towards her.
He really does give her comfort and a bit of security in an extreme situation.
Katie seems to break down and cry for the first time, only when she is in the safety of Porter’s arms.
I can relate to that.
When times are tough you feel strong, the moment someone takes control and shows you tenderness, you end up cracking and breaking down.
It’s like you don’t have the sole responsibility to keep things together anymore.
Whatever happens, you must trust me… trust me!”
” Just so you know, I’m gonna kill every single one of these bastards…”
On being rescued, after relying so much on Porter, trusting him and owing her life to him, she finds it hard to part with him.
Can’t blame her one bit…
And when all is said and done, lives saved, justice served (OK, not so much…), I adore the fact that he came to visit her in hospital with a bunch of flowers.