‘The Serpent’ recap: What happened in Episode 7?

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 seventh episode of The Serpent, which aired on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 7th February 2021:

Charles (Tahar Rahim) and Marie-Andrée (Jenna Coleman) attempt to set up new life in Paris.

But Charles’ past catches up with him, and the web of lies that he has told Marie-Andrée begins to untangle.

Yet another door in Herman (Billy Howle) and Angela’s (Ellie Bamber) investigation slams in his face.

As a last resort he decides to take his story to the press.

His bold decision pays off, as a saviour emerges from the shadows.

As Charles and Marie-Andrée attempt to close business deals in France, Herman’s committed investigation finally catches up with them, and what’s left of their relationship finally implodes.