Zoe Reynolds is a fictional Case Officer in the Counter-Terrorism department of MI5, featured in the British television series, Spooks, also known as MI5 in the United States. The character was played by Keeley Hawes. Prior to starting her job, she was studying for her degree at Oxford University, something which she reveals to Danny Hunter when she is preparing to go undercover in the third episode of series two. One of her main talents lay in linguistics, with her translating Serbian dialogue in the first episode of series two.
Zoe was a junior case officer in Section D, which she joined shortly before September 1997, and was part of the original leading trio (along with Tom Quinn and Danny Hunter). Zoe was brilliant at her job. She had excellent instincts and charm, which made her an expert undercover. In many different operations she was seen to take undercover roles and one of those led to her dismissal from the service. At the end of the second episode of the show, she moved in with Danny and the two young spooks formed a very strong bond. She also formed strong relationships with Harry Pearce (her boss and someone whom she respected a lot), and Ruth Evershed.
Throughout her career as a spook her confidence and morale took a big beating. She was distraught to find out that Tessa Phillips was corrupt, as she admired Tessa greatly. This was made even worse by the fact that Zoe was very much involved in her downfall. She went through a similar hard time when Tom (someone who she was very close with) was alleged to have been a rogue officer. Her confidence took a bigger beating when she and the rest of the team managed to clear his name, only for him to be decommissioned in the next episode.
In series 3, Zoe got engaged to a photographer named Will, which led to tensions arising between her and Danny. In episode 6 of this series, Zoe was seen in court, charged with conspiracy to murder. When she was found guilty, Zoe was forced to leave to Chile, without Will, to avoid being jailed. This led to a very emotional goodbye between her and Danny.
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