‘The Serpent’ finale recap: What happened in Episode 8?

New crime drama The Serpent concluded in the UK tonight.

Set in the 1970s and based on a phenomenal true story, the BBC and Netflix’s eight-part mini-series tells how one of the most elusive criminals of the 20th century was caught and brought to trial.

From the creator of Ripper Street and the makers of Endeavour, The Serpent stars French actor Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) as Charles Sobrhaj, alongside Jenna Coleman (Victoria) as Marie-Andrée Leclerc, Sobhraj’s partner and frequent accomplice.

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Here’s a plot recap for the eighth episode of The Serpent, which aired on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 14th February 2021:

The net begins to close on Charles (Tahar Rahim) and Marie-Andrée (Jenna Coleman) in India.

Charles hatches a daring plan to escape to South America, but he is losing control and becoming reckless.

Soon, everything spirals out of control.

In Bangkok, Herman (Billy Howle), Angela (Elli Bamber) and the Action Committee face up to life after the Sobhraj case.

The authorities corner Charles and Marie-Andrée – but the case is far from over, and Herman’s pursuit of Charles will stretch through the years until justice can be done.