The Serpent has finally arrived on Netflix after more than three months of waiting. Episode three is one of the eight-part series most intense instalment and viewers want to know everything they possibly can about Dominique Renelleau (played by Fabien Frankel). Did Dominique escape serial killer Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) and did he survive? Express.co.uk has everything you need to more.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers about The Serpent
Did Dominique escape?
In episode three of The Serpent, the truth comes to the surface about Dominique Renelleau.
Dominique is based on a real person who encountered Charles Sobhraj, was a young French traveller who fell into Charles’s grasp.
In The Serpent, Dominique and Charles are portrayed as meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand after swimming together in a river.
Dominique was then drugged by Charles and taken back to his apartment in Bangkok, Thailand.
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In the series, Charles’s instructed his accomplice, Monique/Marie-Andree Leclerc (Jenna Coleman) to “keep Dominique sick” so he would “do anything” for them.
At the time, the real Dominique believed he was suffering from dysentery. As he made a slow recovery, Dominique began helping Charles around the apartment complex and was even given his own flat to stay in.
In the series, it soon becomes very clear Dominique was being held by Charles against his will.
After a few weeks, Dominique began to notice several travellers would attend at Charles and Monique’s apartment and would later be reported missing.
He also began to suspect partygoers had been drugged by Charles and Monique after witnessing unconscious bodies being dragged from the apartment building.
After a thorough search of Charles’s apartment, Dominique realised the identities of several deceased or missing travellers matched the passports found in Charles’s safe.
He also noticed many items in the apartment belonged to missing travellers.
Thankfully, Dominique was able to escape from Charles Sobhraj with the help of Charles’s neighbours, Nadine (Mathilde Warnier) and Remi Gires (Grégoire Isvarine).
During Monique, Charles and Ajay Chowdhury’s (Amesh Edireweera) Christmas trip to Nepal, Dominique told Nadine the truth about his living circumstances and asked for their help to escape.
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Before Charles left for Nepal, he made Dominique aware he had used his passport to travel meaning Dominique was trapped.
This meant Nadine, Remi and Dominique would have to reconstruct a false passport using one of the several kept in Charles’s safe.
Nadine and Remi also used their own money to pay for Dominique‘s plane ticket as Charles had robbed Dominique of his money on arrival.
Thankfully, Dominique was able to return safely to France on the false passport he, Nadine and Remi had manufactured.
In The Serpent, Charles, Ajay and Monique can be seen in Bangkok airport just as Dominique is about to board the plane but whether this was a figment of the imagination remains unknown.