The Best Episodes of Spiral (2005)

Last Updated: Nov 7, 2018

A badly beaten body of a young Romanian woman is discovered on a Parisian rubbish dump. Her identity and past life are gradually uncovered as the various parts of the French justice system investigate her death. However, it becomes apparent that her story ties to a network of corruption touching the very people charged with uncovering the truth about her.

Episode 12

#1 - Episode 12

Season 5 - Episode 12

star 8.18
38 votes
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Episode 10

#2 - Episode 10

Season 5 - Episode 10

star 8.17
30 votes
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Episode 6

#3 - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6

star 8.06
32 votes
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Episode 11

#4 - Episode 11

Season 5 - Episode 11

star 7.97
34 votes
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Episode 9

#5 - Episode 9

Season 5 - Episode 9

star 7.97
33 votes
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Episode 7

#6 - Episode 7

Season 5 - Episode 7

star 7.94
34 votes
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Episode 8

#7 - Episode 8

Season 5 - Episode 8

star 7.90
31 votes
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Episode 12

#8 - Episode 12

Season 4 - Episode 12

The net draws in around Riffaut and his gang, but in-fighting within the police means that very dangerous loose ends remain on the streets of Paris.

star 7.87
30 votes
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Episode 12

#9 - Episode 12

Season 3 - Episode 12

The police finally close in on Niko's prostitution ring, but the killer evades custody leaving Laure in a race to get to him first. Judge Roban discovers that the moral high ground comes at a price, while Pierre finds Josephine has made a deal with Szabo to save him.

star 7.86
27 votes
Writers: Anne Landois, Éric de Barahir, Kristel Mudry, Laurent Vivier, Sébastien Vitoux, Simon Jablonka
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Episode 8

#10 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8

Samy tries to allay the suspicions of the Larbi brothers as the operation reaches its conclusion while Karlsson continues to walk a fine line. Last in the series.

star 7.85
33 votes
Writers: Virginie Brac
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Episode 1

#11 - Episode 1

Season 5 - Episode 1

Laure Berthaud leads an investigation into a shocking double murder, while Josephine Karlsson takes on the case of a man accused of killing a policeman.

star 7.82
39 votes
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Episode 7

#12 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7

Laure continues to protest that the serial killer is still at large, despite the evidence and opposition from her team. Meanwhile, Clement defends a young offender with a troubled past and Judge Roban ploughs on with his corruption inquiry - sparing no one in the process.

star 7.81
26 votes
Writers: Anne Landois, Éric de Barahir, Kristel Mudry, Laurent Vivier, Sébastien Vitoux, Simon Jablonka
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Episode 5

#13 - Episode 5

Season 5 - Episode 5

star 7.77
35 votes
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Episode 2

#14 - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2

Laure's team tracks down Stephane Jaulin, whose lawyer turns out to be Pierre Clement. The investigation widens to include other possible suspects.

star 7.76
38 votes
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Episode 4

#15 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4

New evidence emerges which proves damning for Jaulin. Herville presses on his team to nail the mugging ring. Josephine Karlsson comes up against an infamous, amoral lawyer in court.

star 7.73
33 votes
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Episode 5

#16 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5

The autopsy of the Kurd reveals a hidden clue which leads Herville to upgrade the case to the highest priority. Special Branch try to blackmail Karlsson.

star 7.70
30 votes
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Episode 3

#17 - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3

The double murder investigation steers Laure's team towards a group of bank raiders.

star 7.68
31 votes
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Episode 9

#18 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9

The police concentrate their efforts on putting Niko's prostitution ring under surveillance in the hope of tracking down a man who is an essential link in the investigation. Meanwhile, Bremont puts pressure on Gilou, prompting Laure to jeopardise everything to help him, and Roban suspects someone may have betrayed him.

star 7.64
28 votes
Writers: Anne Landois, Éric de Barahir, Kristel Mudry, Laurent Vivier, Sébastien Vitoux, Simon Jablonka
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Episode 6

#19 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6

Judge Roban transfers the case to the Crime Squad after an alarming number of procedural blunders occur, while the police are due to release the main suspect. Laure's reaction is surprising, but she remains determined to catch the killer, and Gilou finds himself in trouble.

star 7.62
26 votes
Writers: Anne Landois, Éric de Barahir, Kristel Mudry, Laurent Vivier, Sébastien Vitoux, Simon Jablonka
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Episode 8

#20 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8

Judge Roban asks CID to take charge of the investigation when new evidence comes to light and Laure is forced to take a back seat as Superintendent Bremor leads the case. Meanwhile, Pierre goes beyond the call of duty for his troubled client, and Judge Roban's pupil finds himself the target of a blackmailer.

star 7.61
28 votes
Writers: Anne Landois, Éric de Barahir, Kristel Mudry, Laurent Vivier, Sébastien Vitoux, Simon Jablonka
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Episode 1

#21 - Episode 1

Season 6 - Episode 1

Four weeks after giving premature birth to Romy, still in an incubator at the hospital, Laure Berthaud is eager to resume service. The 2nd DPJ is called in the twentieth arrondissement where a human torso was discovered. Arnaud Beckriche, the new Commissioner, overseeing the investigation, leaves a week to his team to solve the case before transferring it to the criminal brigade. For her part, Josephine languishes in a firm specializing in business law when Eric Edelman comes to offer to defend the son of a famous cosmetic surgeon, accused of having ordered the murder of his father.

star 7.61
61 votes
Writers: Anne Landois
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Episode 10

#22 - Episode 10

Season 3 - Episode 10

Former public prosecutor Pierre Clement finds himself on the wrong side of the law and turns for help to the most unscrupulous lawyer he knows. Police tighten their surveillance on Niko's prostitution ring as the killer prepares to strike again, while Judge Roban discovers hard evidence to support his inquiry into municipal corruption.

star 7.59
27 votes
Writers: Anne Landois, Éric de Barahir, Kristel Mudry, Laurent Vivier, Sébastien Vitoux, Simon Jablonka
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Episode 6

#23 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

Samy goes deep undercover with the Larbi gang. The police are closing in on Aziz, but as usual nothing is straightforward. Josephine Karlsson is up to her neck in the dealings of the Larbi gang. Clement plays a clever game behind the scenes.

star 7.56
34 votes
Writers: Virginie Brac
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Episode 11

#24 - Episode 11

Season 3 - Episode 11

Police strive to pinpoint the connection between the elusive leader of Niko's prostitution ring and the killer. Tension mounts between Laure and Gilou as he prepares to the leave the team and Judge Roban uncovers proof of Arnaud's betrayal and his reaction is unforgiving.

star 7.56
27 votes
Writers: Anne Landois, Éric de Barahir, Kristel Mudry, Laurent Vivier, Sébastien Vitoux, Simon Jablonka
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Episode 4

#25 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4

The police struggle to hold on to their suspect when he is hospitalised, while prostitutes who have been exploited by a criminal gang still believe the killer is at large. Judge Roban finds his head swayed by his heart as his personal life starts to have an impact on his work, while former public prosecutor Pierre Clement joins forces with an unscrupulous solicitor.

star 7.54
28 votes
Writers: Anne Landois, Éric de Barahir, Kristel Mudry, Laurent Vivier, Sébastien Vitoux, Simon Jablonka
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