After spotting an error in episode 3 of season 2 of “HPI”, Internet users have spotted a new inconsistency in the final episode of the detective series.
Warning, this article contains spoilers on the last episode of season 2 of HPI broadcast last Thursday on TF1. If you don’t want to know anything, don’t read on!
After 6 weeks of broadcasting, season 2 of HPI ended last Thursday on TF1 with a finale rich in twists and turns in which Morgane (Audrey Fleurot) and Karadec (Mehdi Nebbou) discovered after a long investigation that Romain, his ex-companion whom she thought had been dead for many years, was in fact very much alive and had rebuilt her life in England.
A finale that had delighted fans of the detective series, but in which a small error was hidden, spotted by our colleagues from Entertainment TV.
A step back is necessary. To arrive at this shocking discovery, Morgane and Karadec had to dive back into the past with the help of the young woman’s father, played by Patrick Chesnais. A scammer with the same intellectual predispositions as his daughter, he had told the duo of investigators that he had helped Romain to make a quick buck.
He had in fact put him in contact with a Belgian mafia so that he could lend him money to play in the casino. But when Romain came out of the said casino with his loot in his pocket, he was kidnapped by a mysterious man. Luckily, Morgane’s father managed to remember the license plate number of the vehicle.
And that’s when a little chronology error crept in. In a flashback, we can see the license plate on which is the number of the department surmounted by the logo of the region. However, these plates were only put in place in 2009, while the action described is supposed to have taken place in 2005.
This is not the first chronological error to have crept into this season 2 of HPI. In episode 3, broadcast last May, Morgane and Karadec were investigating a 50-year-old cold case, which led them directly to a striptease bar, where they met Madame Sarah (Sylvie Granotier), the manager of the ‘establishment.
In a flashback, narrated in voice-over by the latter, we could see Tulipe and Coco, the two women now deceased, dancing on stage to the sound of I Feel Love by Donna Summer. But if the cold case murder took place 50 years ago, in 1972, Donna Summer’s song was only released in 1977, 5 years after the fact.
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