The Serpent viewers rejoice as character makes lucky escape in episode 3

Louise McCreesh
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Photo credit: Mammoth Screen/Roland Neveu - BBC
Photo credit: Mammoth Screen/Roland Neveu - BBC

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The Serpent episode 3 spoilers follow.

The Serpent viewers have rejoiced as a would-be victim of Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) and Marie-Andrée Leclerc (Jenna Coleman) had a lucky escape in episode 3.

The BBC One drama aired its third episode tonight (January 10), with viewers introduced to backpacker Dominique Renelleau (Fabien Frankel), an intended victim of the serial killer and his girlfriend.

After being targeted and later poisoned by Sobhraj and Marie, acting under the names Alain and Monique, Dominique began to question why the travellers invited back to Kanit House in Bangkok got so sick – and, after seeing Coco the monkey drink his medicine and die, Dominique confided in Nadine and Remi about being trapped in Kanit House.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Related: The Serpent – Where are Charles Sobhraj and Marie now?

The move prompted the guilty-looking pair to buy Dominique a plane ticket back to France and fix his passport, which was previously altered by Sobhraj.

However, a tense wait at the airport awaited Dominique as he caught glimpse of Sobhraj, with the implication this was a hallucination.

Thankfully, Dominique boarded the plane and managed to escape – unlike so many other unfortunate souls – and viewers were beyond relieved.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

"I'm so glad Dominique got away," said one person.

"Okay now my hearts racing a little less but I'm so happy Dominique is back safe and sound," said another. Below are a few more reactions:

Related: The Serpent viewers have one major problem with "gripping" premiere

Bring on, episode 4.

The Serpent continues next Sunday (January 17) on BBC One. All episodes are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.

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