I fell for Lucas from the first moment I saw him, the hood being pulled from his disheveled dark head, clad in the grubby jumper and track pants, squinting, shambling forward, a little unsteady on his pins. I don’t think anything more beautiful came out of a car boot than Lucas–shockingly thin, the elegant planes of his face even more defined, the blue eyes wearing a haunted look. And that grin. Enigmatic and disarming. Gorgeous. All that before I discovered those amazing Russian prison tattoos on his thin yet muscular body. There was so much I wanted to know about this character–his upbringing, what led him to join MI5, his failed marriage to Elizaveta, those years in prison–and just what did all those tattoos mean?
I will always feel that Kudos and the scriptwriters squandered a wonderful opportunity to enlarge upon what we already knew of Lucas’s past and to create a fascinating and credible story of Lucas’s struggles as Richard’s time on the series wound down. However, it’s all water under the bridge and I prefer to remember the Lucas we got to know–as much as we could ever know this private, haunted man– in S7.
- Sexy Spy Saturday with Luscious Lucas (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- Tattoo You: Richard Armitage and artists in ink (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)
- After eight years in Russian prison – a haunted, beautiful man. (thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com)