‘The Serpent’ recap: What happened in Episode 4?

New crime drama The Serpent continued 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 fourth episode of The Serpent, which aired on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 17th January 2021:

Charles (Tahar Rahim), Marie-Andrée (Jenna Coleman) and Ajay (Amesh Edireweera) flee Bangkok for Nepal, where they scour the iconic hippie streets for victims.

After Charles loses the group’s money in a card game, tension rises in the gang until Marie-Andrée overcomes her crisis of conscience to deliver Charles his next prey.

The group flees on a frenzied trip around Asia, leaving destruction in their wake.

In March 1976, Nadine (Mathilde Warnier) helps Herman (Billy Howle) and Angela (Ellie Bamber) to accumulate evidence by taking undercover photos of the suspects and their private apartment.

Will this be enough to convince Janthasin (Sahajak Boonthanakit) to raid Kanit House? And how safe is Nadine?