Spiral

The WORST episodes of Spiral

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The courthouse in Paris sees business and people related to investigations. A police captain, a lawyer, a prosecutor and an examining magistrate work together during the investigations and meet regularly in the building. Money, sex, drugs and politics are the themes of this series inspired by real events, and carried out in close collaboration with real professionals of the criminal world.

Last Updated: 6/10/2022Network: Canal+
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Episode 8
star
6.83
213 votes

#1 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/3/2006

With Benoit Faye in intensive care following an assassination attempt, the prosecution in the Andrescu case has lost its main witness. The shady events leading up to the double murder of the Andrescu sisters are reconstructed through Benoit's memories - from his relationship with beautiful Elina to the involvement of debauched ministerial advisor Arnaud Laborde.

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Episode 3
star
7.03
226 votes

#2 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/20/2005

When the body of a well-known businessman is found charred to death in his home, police must delve into the details of his personal life. Meanwhile, prosecutor Pierre Clement's friendship with a prominent suspect linked to the brutal Andrescu murder has become impossible to hide. Gilout's drug habit gets out of control. Ghisele, the mother of the murdered baby, finds herself the target of an inquiry about negligent parenting and takes counsel from lawyer Josephine Karlsson.

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Episode 1
star
7.08
233 votes

#3 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/3/2010

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.

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Episode 4
star
7.11
200 votes

#4 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/10/2010

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.

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Episode 1
star
7.13
38 votes

#5 - Episode 1

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/7/2020

With Gilou facing the possibility of prison, Laure's team try to recover their reputation by taking on a case that no-one else wants - the murder of an identified minor in a run-down part of town.

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Episode 4
star
7.14
184 votes

#6 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/19/2008

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

Directors: Gilles Bannier
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Episode 11
star
7.14
202 votes

#7 - Episode 11

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/7/2010

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.

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Episode 5
star
7.15
153 votes

#8 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/26/2008

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.

Directors: Philippe Venault
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Episode 3
star
7.17
48 votes

#9 - Episode 3

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/11/2019

Ryan is not telling the whole story, so Roban decides to lock him up. The banknotes recovered from the robbery lead police to take their investigation to a nearby housing estate. Meanwhile, a link is uncovered between Wang and Herville, and Joséphine builds a rapport with her cellmate, Lola.

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Episode 4
star
7.18
39 votes

#10 - Episode 4

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/14/2020

The police investigation screeches to a sudden halt when Souleymane disappears. How and where will they find him? Meanwhile, Laure flouts the ban on seeing Gilou, who has got himself hired as a bouncer in Cisco's nightclub. There he meets the security manager, Cisco's son Titi.

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Episode 8
star
7.18
229 votes

#11 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/24/2010

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.

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Episode 12
star
7.22
68 votes

#12 - Episode 12

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/23/2017

The medical committee renders its verdict, declaring Judge Roban unfit. Relieved of his duties, he must pass all files to colleagues. For their part, Laure and Gilou interview Dr. Couderc, a doctor in contact with Moldovan. The latter is not found, Jolers is questioned again, without result. In addition, a flaw in the proceedings prematurely ends the police officer's detention. Finally, little Romy can finally leave the hospital.

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Episode 4
star
7.23
229 votes

#13 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/20/2005

The web of names involved in the brutal murder of Elina Andrescu widens to include a prominent ministerial adviser, who has links to prosecutor Pierre Clement's close friend Benoit Faye. Lawyer Josephine Karlsson and police captain Laure Berthaud come face to face in court when Laure becomes the object of an enquiry into the fatal shooting of two police suspects.

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Episode 3
star
7.24
72 votes

#14 - Episode 3

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/25/2017

The interrogation of the Camara brothers does not allow Laure to move forward, but Brémont informs him that his informer told him that Drissa and Bakary had taken part in a burglary, without the stolen gold being found. Josephine wakes up under a bridge, convinced she has been raped. She asks Laure for advice but categorically refuses to lodge a complaint, which could be detrimental to her career. Roban contacts Marianne because he wants to see her. At the trial, Rudy revisits his version of the facts and charges Thomas Weber.

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Episode 6
star
7.24
220 votes

#15 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/27/2005

Pierre Clemente initiates divorce proceedings when estranged wife Marianne and her family business become implicated in a drug trafficking scandal. Lawyer Josephine Karlsson is called in to defend a man who is charged with brutal acts of torture. Gilou loses control of his drug addiction, testing the loyalty of boss Captain Laure Berthaud.

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Episode 7
star
7.25
194 votes

#16 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/3/2006

Pierre Clemente finally resolves to have friend Benoit Faye arrested in connection with the Andrescu case, unwittingly putting Benoit's life in danger. Meanwhile, lawyer Josephine Karlsson is called in to defend a young man accused of rape, while blackmailed Gilout is compromised.

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Episode 3
star
7.26
176 votes

#17 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/10/2012

Berthaud and her team visit the scene of the immolation of a Kurdish detainee and spot Sophie Mazeret amongst the demonstrators outside the center.

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Episode 6
star
7.26
177 votes

#18 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/17/2010

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.

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Episode 2
star
7.27
176 votes

#19 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/3/2010

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.

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Episode 5
star
7.27
217 votes

#20 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/27/2005

The inquiry into Elina Andrescu's murder takes yet another disturbing turn when the body of her missing sister Sophia is found in a freezer. Prosecutor Pierre Clement must recognise that the involvement of his friend Benoit Faye goes deeper than he'd been prepared to believe. A distraught and vulnerable Ghisele Anloux is brought to trial in connection with the murder of her baby - though judge Roban soon comes to regret his meddling in the affair.

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Episode 2
star
7.27
232 votes

#21 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/13/2005

Pierre must face the possibility that some of his nearest and dearest could be implicated in the murder case he is following, which is now linked to some very high-ranking names. Laure Berthaud's team investigate the apparent murder of a baby by his babysitter, while ambitious young lawyer Josephine Karlsson is recruited as the public half of a new legal partnership.

Directors: Philippe Triboit
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Episode 5
star
7.27
174 votes

#22 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/17/2010

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.

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Episode 2
star
7.28
201 votes

#23 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/3/2012

Laure and her team are on the trail of Sophie Mazerat, a student whose car has been traced to the dumping of the bomb-damaged body.

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Episode 1
star
7.29
232 votes

#24 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/3/2012

Captain Laure Berthaud and her team investigate after a young couple has been spotted carrying the body of a mutilated man into the woods.

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Episode 8
star
7.29
201 votes

#25 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/24/2012

When the police raid the Sarahoui's flat, Gilou takes the opportunity to break into their nightclub and retrieve incriminating evidence against him.

Directors: Virginie Sauveur
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