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'Strike Back' S.3 Ep.5 preview: High costs

The members of Section 20 are once again forced to consider the personal costs of doing their jobs in the latest episode of "Strike Back."

The team travels to Budapest in hot pursuit of Mairead McKenna (Catherine Walker), the IRA soldier who took out Major Rachel Dalton (Rhona Mitra) in Beirut. As you can see in the exclusive video preview (the second below), Col. Locke (Robson Green) tells the team that Section 20 will do what it can for Dalton's son, which earns this sharp response from Stonebridge (Philip Winchester): "Because the Army won't, right?"

Locke says Dalton's is not the first family to pay the price "for what we do."

That recurring theme has had Stonebridge reconsidering his life throughout the season, as Winchester told me during San Diego Comic-Con.

"The whole time, the question keeps coming back, 'Is this it? Is this it?'" he said. "Just being the good soldier doesn't appeal to him anymore."

And he may have found a way out of it. As you can see in the first preview clip below, Stonebridge and Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) still are discussing whether to keep those diamonds they took from James Leatherby (Dougray Scott) or turn them in to authorities.

"It could be their get out," Winchester told me. "So for the rest of the episodes they're kind of talking about it, 'If we cash in does that make us just as bad as the people we're stopping, or have we done enough good to justify doing this?'"

In the first video, Scott also teases Stonebrige about his "smoochy-smooch" with Kim Martinez (Milauna Jemai Jackson). Maybe Stonebridge is, as Scott says, finally getting some action?

"He actually might be a little interested," Jackson told me. "I perhaps may tickle his fancy—who knows?"

The new episode, which I will call "High Costs" because these episodes are never titled(!), debuts at 9 p.m. CT Sept. 13 on Cinemax with replays at 10:30 p.m. the same night, 8:10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sept. 15, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and throughout next week. It was written by John Simpson and directed by Paul Wilmshurst.

The episode, which continues the "Strike Back" tradition of casting "Game of Thrones" actors. Can you find the former "GoT" actor guest starring in the photo gallery above?

Winchester had more to say about the serious subjects this season brings up in the last video below, which was shot at Comic-Con.


Exclusive preview

Philip Winchester at Comic-Con

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