Doctor Maya Lahan is a fictional character from the British espionage television series Spooks, which follows the exploits of Section D, a counter-terrorism division in MI5. Maya is introduced in the ninth series of the programme as the first love and former girlfriend of John Bateman (who changed his name to Lucas North) fifteen years before the events of the series.Rouass' involvement in the series was first announced in March 2010, with her character name revealed later in May.
The character was met with generally mixed reviews from critics. However, over the course of the series, Vaughn has been manipulating Lucas, by giving him Maya back into his life, in order to get his hands on an MI5 file named "Albany", which contain blueprints for a genetic weapon.
To further force Lucas' hand in getting the file, Vaughn abducts Maya, though he was possibly doing this in order to protect her from Chinese agents who wish to acquire Albany, and threatening to rape then behead Maya should Vaughn fail to deliver.
Because Maya was only a background character, Rouass's role was limited, did not perform any stunts and had time to perform other projects.
The actress liked working with Richard Armitage, who played Lucas, as she knew him for some years prior to working on Spooks.
Later, Lucas finds Maya after mortally wounding Vaughn.