Hey, no worries, Bremont? lovely! yes, we could play swopsies..
Yes i think it’s fair to keep the dramatic ending secret since that is how the writer has written it& what they would want surely? ne worry pas
re your Christmas stocking there is always hope…
a few final thoughts on Spiral
The Leak somewhere:
If Tin Tin & Gilou aren’t crooked then there is a leak somewhere since Le Shark did know about the wire tapping. As somebody here cleverly pointed out at the time, Niko’s gang switched to code eg. “goats” where before they hadn’t used coded references. Le Shark knew about the wire tapping then back when he snatched poor Elena.
Roban’s stitch up by Martin:
Roban, poor Roban, stitched up every which way by his toad of a brother Martin. Martin the snake in the grass who sews him up with Isabelle & gets him taken off the case by ‘confessing’. He brings down Roban personally through his beloved case and privately. Boy does Martin hate Roban, but why, a childhood thing? I missed a bit of conversation they had about ‘when we were young’..
Arnaud does indeed make with a rope. Well said on here.( I never thought somebody who clearly loved his single parent Mother so much would do that) He does it in some way out of spite towards Roban, however it was a Bit of an over reaction surely. Arnaud wasn’t very well though, was he?
Perhaps it was a case of ‘if i can’t have her, you can’t’..
Arnaud and his Isabelle were wound up tighter than the coiled spring Szabo threatened Josephine with. They were more than a bit weird and or soppy/sappy i propose.
I didn’t really understand what Robans saw in Isabelle who i know was his first love etc. however she acted like she had indeed been trapped inside a tower as an aging Rapunzel for the last, oh, twenty odd years. Then had her hair done in a ‘bob’..
No second chances with Roban:
Roban could have given Arnaud a second chance with 3rd time strike out? Considering how deep he was in love with Isabelle, Roban must have realised he was sacrificing his relationship with her on some level.
Cleverly, as someone said, Roban could have used Arnaud as a double agent to mess with the Mayor & Co and to get more information to really bring them down. Maybe Roban doesn’t think that way. He is (mostly) straight down the line.
Results of Roban’s Investigation:
What did this exciting Serpico investigation turn up after all this build up? Some tawdry cameras in a peep hole place near the Ladies. Bit of an anti-climax. Roban was acting like he had broken a heroin ring.
Does Josephine have Stockholm Syndrome?
Granted i don’t know the characters but did wonder id Josephine has been groomed rather than trained by Szabo? it all seemed icky and oddly submissive behaviour from her towards Szabo? I get that Szabo is seriously scary.
Szabo is JJ abrahams from Amadeus meets De Niro as his best bad guy. If Szabo was on screen any longer and you were watching in a cinema i see a small fire, a combustion of the celluloid, spreading smokily into the cinema. Such is his smouldering screen presence..