Episode 5 – From Colin to Pauline
Frederique calls the chess player (Etienne) and offers his letters back at a price. He politely declines. Colin gets comfortable at Pauline’s place and eats all her jam.
Business at usual with Thomas’s group, but Quentin’s new acquaintance Renaud is starting to take over the other group, makikng Lili uncomfortable.
Fred can’t unload the letters on Lucie either, but Pauline is very interested.
Quentin wins the lottery or a horse race or something, and Renaud steals the money minutes later. The celebration party goes on anyway.
Sarah’s doing just fine at the Prometheus group. Lili’s group divides up the city to begin searching for Renaud.
Pauline buys two of Fred’s letters.
Warok and Iris are not impressed.
Colin meets Sarah, who has business with Pauline… and follows Sarah to the theater.
Episode 6 – From Pauline to Emilie
The search for Renaud is on.
Colin plays a newspaper man again and interviews Thomas, while Sarah looks on amused. Then he hangs around and bothers Beatrice.
Fred finds Warok, and Colin brings a young lady home.
Thomas likes Sarah AND Beatrice. Wikipedia says they “engage in a threesome” but I think they’re reading too much into it.
“Lorenzo’s envoy” comes calling at Pauline’s place. She knocks him out, stashes him in the basement and flees. I don’t get this part. Talks to Colin first… it’s the last time he’ll see her in the course of the movie.
David Ehrenstein, from the (now hidden) comments:
The part you “don’t get” has to do with the massive revelation that “L’Angle du Hasard” is a cover for a sinister underground. Up until this point “Les 13” is simply an idea that several of the characters toyed with at some point in the past. But what Sarah and Pauline/Emily are up to is very much in earnest, as are Renaud’s dealings which lead to Frederique’s death (a sequence not included in any form in “Out 1: Spectre.”)
Thomas talks to Etienne about these letters and the group. Fred checks out the guy Honey Moon has a crush on… it’s Renaud!
Lili has gone missing, so Quentin joins Thomas’s group.
Colin nearly breaks down over his letters… finally hits upon the coded word: WAROK.
Episode 7 – From Emilie to Lucie
Colin finds Warok, who gives him no clues. Fred didn’t actually cut & dye her hair, but was only wearing her Intrigue Wig.
What of our two theater groups? Thomas’s group is doing jolly well, but Lili is wandering the beach on her own.
Elaine alerts Lucie that Lili is gone… Lucie is standoffish. Beatrice meets her guy for the last time, I believe.
Iris and Sarah confront Emilie (formerly Pauline) when she tries to send her purchased letters to the papers, trying to implicate Pierre in her boyfriend Igor’s disappearance.
Fred and Renaud make a cute couple.
Colin can’t find Emilie… because she’s gone to the beach house and met up with Lili.
Thomas talks with his co-conspirators about the Emilie Letters Affair… then goes off to the beach house with Achille and Faune.
Fred and Renaud get comfy. Colin gets no answers from Sarah.
Episode 8 – From Lucie to Marie
The beach house group has some tea. Emilie goes over things with a semi-hostile Sarah.
Colin gathers his thoughts. Fred dreams of death some more.
Either the beach house is turning into a Celine & Julie creep-fest, or everyone’s messing with Emilie’s mind. Thomas reconnects with his old flame Lili.
Colin revisits Warok, sees Lucie, gets frustrated with the whole thing.
This shot has been recurring in the last few episodes. At first I thought it was a wide shot of Quentin’s oddball search for Renaud, but I never did see Quentin in the frame. Now Q is off doing theater I suppose and this shot comes back in episode 8. Can’t explain.
I don’t know what she’s thinking, but Frederique goes all Feuillade and starts stalking Renaud while he has a secret rooftop meeting with some guys.
She surprises him and he kills her by accident.
Emilie gets a phone call from her beloved Igor. He’s waiting for her at Warok’s house. She and Lili leave straight away for Paris.
Colin is back at work in the cafes with his harmonica.
Thomas breaks down out on the beach. Maybe something to do with losing Beatrice, Sarah and now Lili? The theater group? The group of 13? The letters? Igor’s return? Not really worried about it, because it seems a fitting ending.
Final shot, Marie, still looking for Renaud?