Series 03, Episode 06
Spooks - Persephone
Show Spooks
Air Date 15 November 2004
Previous Love and Death
Next Outsiders

Persephone is the sixth episode of spook's third series which aired for the first time on 15 November 2004.

Summary Edit

Zoe is put on trial charged with incitement to murder, following the death of an undercover police officer during an operation to take down the Turkish mafia. It is revealed that during the operation, the leader worked Al-Qaeda, so Zoe had another member kill him, killing the officer in the process.

Ultimately, despite assurances that she was only be given a slap on the wrist, she is found guilty and sentenced up to 10 years imprisonment. Danny is able to persuade Zoe to run away to Chile with a new identity.


  • Persephone is the Greek goddess of the Underworld. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter and the wife of Hades. She is associated with the changing weather seasons and the growth of vegetation.