The Best Episodes of Spiral (2005)

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 8

#1 - 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 8.01
25 votes
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Episode 12

#2 - 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 7.91
22 votes
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Episode 12

#3 - 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
23 votes
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Episode 7

#4 - 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 7.86
21 votes
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Episode 5

#5 - 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 7.79
24 votes
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Episode 6

#6 - 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 7.77
26 votes
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Episode 10

#7 - 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 7.76
21 votes
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Episode 9

#8 - 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 7.75
24 votes
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Episode 6

#9 - 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 7.71
20 votes
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Episode 11

#10 - Episode 11

Season 4 - Episode 11

Kolabi is taken into custody, Karlsson attends court to defend victimised illegal immigrants and Roban attends a meeting with Prosecutor Machard.

star 7.70
24 votes
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Episode 1

#11 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1

Police captain Laure Berthaud seizes the opportunity to redeem her tarnished reputation when the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, and immediately launches a search with her squad for the sadistic killer. Meanwhile, Judge Roban's investigation into the case of a child bitten by a dog turns out to have broader implications. French detective drama, starring Caroline Proust.

star 7.70
23 votes
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Episode 11

#12 - 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 7.67
21 votes
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Episode 8

#13 - 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 7.66
23 votes
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Episode 3

#14 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3

The identity of the second body is revealed to be that of missing girl Celia Morau and the police begin to search for a serial killer, delving into the Paris underworld for clues. With little progress in catching the culprit, Judge Roban threatens to hand the case over to the Serious Crime Squad, but an important breakthrough occurs.

star 7.65
20 votes
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Episode 4

#15 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Rachid is dead, causing problems for both Karlsson and the police. Gilou has to investigate a murder linked to a gay nightclub.

star 7.63
27 votes
Directors: Gilles Bannier
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Episode 9

#16 - Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9

On learning of Cetin's release from police custody, the Ozbeks suspect him of informing against them and Rodi is ordered to eliminate him.

star 7.63
24 votes
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Episode 3

#17 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

Laure's net is closing in on Aziz, but she still has to call in a favour from Roban to help her hold a suspect. A police stakeout on the estate goes dangerously wrong. Pierre is faced with a moral dilemma as his star begins to rise. Karlsson continues to play a dangerous game with Szabo's shady clients.

star 7.62
23 votes
Directors: Gilles Bannier
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Episode 7

#18 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7

Berthault and her team are frustrated by new custody laws which ensure the presence of a lawyer during interviews.

star 7.61
20 votes
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Episode 6

#19 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6

At a police meeting called when a youth is shot dead in a drive-by killing, Herville boasts that his unit will have arrests within 24 hours.

star 7.59
25 votes
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Episode 2

#20 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2

Laure struggles to keep her team under control when a second woman is reported missing. Meanwhile, public prosecutor Pierre Clement pays the price for refusing to cave in to pressure, and Judge Roban's investigation into possible corruption causes discomfort in high places.

star 7.59
22 votes
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Episode 7

#21 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7

As Samy's undercover operation nears its conclusion, the team prepares to arrest the Larbi brothers - but an unforeseen complication occurs and the detective's identity is called into question.

star 7.58
26 votes
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Episode 10

#22 - Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10

An online clue leads the team to the anarchists' squat, but during a raid Riffaut escapes. Judge Roban is given the results of his disciplinary hearing.

star 7.57
23 votes
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Episode 5

#23 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

The mysterious north African, Samy, arrives from Special Branch to help with the investigation into the Larbi crime family. Aziz is still out of control and finally pushes one of his young gang members too far - the team are called to a street shooting and the perpetrator is a sinister teenager.

star 7.57
23 votes
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Episode 5

#24 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5

The police manage to remand their prime suspect in custody, but a series of revelations threatens to jeopardise the solidity of their case. Meanwhile, Judge Roban's uncharacteristically hasty actions look set to compromise his impartiality, and Pierre Clement finds himself roped into dealing with an unusual case.

star 7.56
20 votes
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Episode 2

#25 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

Laure is disciplined for her use of force on a suspect and comes into conflict with Clement over his compromising newspaper interview. Karlsson is taken into Szabo's pay as his accomplice in representing the drug ring. Judge Roban uses his usual cunning in investigating a strange rape allegation.

star 7.55
22 votes
Directors: Gilles Bannier
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