The Little Drummer Girl episode 6 (finale) preview: Charlie’s true allegiance

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Next week on BBC One, The Little Drummer Girl episode 6 — otherwise known as the finale — is officially set to air. This is an installment that should offer up a sense of closure in the midst of what has been a challenging season for many of these characters.

For our lead of Charlie in particular, we consider this entire story one based mostly on self-discovery and on a character very much at odds with the person that she was and a person she has now become. She’s been ushered into a life of espionage, one that has brought her perhaps too close to some of her targets. With this in mind, Kurtz and Becker, the people responsible in part for preparing her for the mission, now have to question as to whether or not they’ve made a few mistakes along the way.

By the end of this episode, signs do point to Charlie having to pick a side one way or another — and the results of it could prove catastrophic and life-changing. On the other side of this, we’re not entirely sure that she will ever want to step into the spy world ever again. (Luckily, there’s no guarantee that she will have to — this was designed as a limited series and with that, there’s no guarantee of it ever coming back down the road.)

Below, CarterMatt has the full The Little Drummer Girl episode 6 synopsis with some other information regarding what is coming. Note that this is a fairly in-depth preview, and there are some minor story spoilers ahead (though nothing that gives away the final outcome):

Khalil takes Charlie to an isolated house where he builds a bomb for the planned attack on Professor Minkel – an outspoken academic. Meanwhile, Kurtz and Becker are concerned about Charlie’s state of mind and where her allegiances lie.

In her greatest test so far in the ‘theatre of the real’, Charlie delivers the bomb to the university moments before Professor Minkel is due to speak. Kurtz and Becker work with British intelligence officer Picton to try to avert bloodshed and turn the situation to their advantage. When Kurtz discovers that Charlie is working with Khalil, he sees an opportunity to help Charlie rise to the top of Khalil’s network alongside the great man himself. Finally, an agent on the inside.

But having grown so close to those she is tasked with betraying, will Charlie bend to the will of Kurtz and Becker at the last? And can Kurtz and his team outsmart Khalil, the genius that he has been chasing for so many years?

Torn between love of Becker, respect and sympathy for Khalil, and a wavering belief in the righteousness of her quest, Charlie’s identity is tested to its very limit in a nail-biting season finale.

Given that The Little Drummer Girl is based on an adaptation, there are many readers already who likely are aware of how this story is going to tie together — with that, the challenge for the team behind the scenes here is no so much trying to find a way to surprise anyone. Instead, it’s delivering a conclusion that feels satisfying, and one that offers up the sentiment that the past several weeks were truly worth it.

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What do you want to see when it comes to The Little Drummer Girl episode 6, and how do you anticipate that this particular story is going to conclude? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments! (Photo: BBC.)

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