With the memorial for the London attack two days away and knowing there is a second bomb, Charlie convinces the team to help break Malik out of prison. Yates is duped into thinking that they are conducting regular surveillance on another threat. While the second bomb is a priority, Rachel manages to delay the murder enquiry involving Rob as a suspect.
Already Britain is a technology hungry nation: widespread CCTV, loyalty cards, Oyster cards, new listening devices, chipping, tagging and soon the identity card. Civil liberties are hotly debated. Imagine a Britain post a major terror attack, in which thousands die. A Britain desperate to piece together what happened and equally fearful of where the next attack is coming from. A Britain in which social control is on the rise and anti terror methods are influencing every aspect of life. Britain in 2013 is a highly monitored world, which spills into everyone’s private lives. MI5, the new secret police, defend the realm. Society is tense – watching and being watched all the time.