Herman and Angela Knippenberg on a mission to catch the killer of Charles Sobray (Photo: )
Disclaimer : Spoilers ahead for the fourth episode of Snakey.
Herman Knippenberg (Billy Hawl) soon finds himself close to Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) in the latest thriller episode of Snake as he learns more about the atrocities committed by the serial killer during his travels.
Last week, Dominic (Fabienne Frankel) became the first character to successfully escape death at the hands of Charles in exciting scenes.
If viewers breathed a sigh of relief when they saw Dominique reunite with his parents in France, they felt their hearts turn against them when they saw Nadine (Mathilde Warnier), Charles’ neighbor who helped Dominique escape, intercepted at the post office by Charles, his companion Monique (Jenna Coleman) and his assistant Ajay (Amesh Edirevera).
The audience was probably afraid they would never see Nadine again. However, in the fourth episode of the series, Nadine is found alive and manages to convince Charles and his henchmen that she is still their friend.
Having already supplied Charles with clients for his gemstone business, unaware of his true nature, Nadine now feels a strong sense of duty to help him end his terror once and for all, even if it means putting himself in danger.
Despite protests from her husband Rémy (Grégoire Isvarine), Nadine manages to photograph Monique, Charles and Ajay, as well as the objects scattered around their Bangkok home that used to belong to their now-deceased victims.
Ajay asks Nadine when to take her picture (Photo: / © Mammoth Screen)
Nadine hands this evidence to Dutch diplomat Herman and his wife Angela Knippenberg (Ellie Bamber), whose initial investigation into the disappearance of a young Dutch couple led them to Charles’ lair.
The photos allow the couple to file a report, which they hope will be enough for police to finally take action against Charles.
The evidence gathered by Nadine also sheds additional light on what Charles, Monique and Ajay have been up to in recent months, as it turns out they were actually in Nepal when they were suspected of coming to Hong Kong for Christmas.
Monique, whose real name is Marie-André, tells Charles she’s had enough (Image: / © Mammoth Screen).
Reading the newspapers closely, Herman comes to the conclusion that Charles is the cause of the terrible deaths recently reported in Nepal.
For the first time in the series – despite the fact that he drugs unsuspecting travelers and learns that he burns innocent people alive – we see Charles get his hands bloody when he kills a couple with a knife to get his hands on the jewels they have in their possession.
Although Charles retains the ability to control and manipulate those around him, the two people closest to him, Monique and Ajay, show little loyalty to him.
Herman brings the found evidence to Belgian diplomat Paul Simons (Tim McInerney) (Photo: / © Mammoth Screen)
Stunned by the lies and deception, Monica tells Charles in Nepal that she has had enough and wants to end their toxic life together.
Ajay, on the other hand, forms a bond with the young woman, his humanity first manifesting itself when he begs Charles not to harm her.
Despite their momentary infidelity to Charles, Monique and Ajay were caught up in his web again when they returned to Bangkok.
Now that the police seem to be on their side, can Herman and Angela take down Charles?
Or will the cunning murderer escape?
Snake returns to One next Sunday at 9pm and can be seen on iPlayer.
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