Whoa. Now that was a rush.
Spiral has always been excellent, but sometimes its seriousness and grittiness has meant it’s not exactly a fun show to watch. Not so this week, however. This was a frenetic, fast and just fantastic episode. The plot sped along, the twists and turns dealt with deftly and mercifully quickly, but with a lightness of touch that is sometimes necessarily missing from the programme, given the horrors it portrays.
Pierre standing up to his boss and Laure remembering what it was we all liked about him in the first place (apart from, y’know, the obvious) was lovely, very funny stuff. But even later, when Marchand got his own back, and the whole Samy affair exploded in everybody’s faces, the subject matter was potentially hands-in-front-of-your-eyes embarrassing, but the handling of it was superb, the writers even finding room for a little fun with the storyline – jealous Pierre’s “Sorry but you’re not irresistible….Do you want a coffee?” to the stunned Laure was priceless.
Meanwhile, Roban continued to be the best character in a crime drama anywhere ever, sorting everyone and everything out with supreme style, but what was Shady Josephine up to at the end of the episode? What’s her plan? Roban was right when he said “You’re playing a dangerous game.” But then so is everybody else in this show – Samy and the Larbis, Laure and her squad of desperadoes, Pierre and his battle with Marchand. I cannot wait till the next (and final) episode when we find out who wins.