Frank is hired to bring a package from the south of France to Paris, which alerts the dogs at a vehicle checkpoint. After being chased by the police and reaching the agreed transfer point, ...
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Frank is hired to bring a package from the south of France to Paris, which alerts the dogs at a vehicle checkpoint. After being chased by the police and reaching the agreed transfer point, he realizes the package he's delivered is a bomb meant for a planned terrorist attack on the French capital. Frank must rush to find and stop Gassam, the gang leader who'll stop at nothing to avenge his brother, accidentally killed during an identity check. After an electric first encounter, Frank can count on Mauga, Gassam's sister, who wants to stop her brother from committing the irreparable while Carla uses her old connections with the French secret service to protect him. The hunt for the bomb begins Written by
Just as Frank is having a pleasant evening in with the mysterious Juliette Dubois he receives a call from Carla saying that he has a job. It sounds simple enough; he just has to drive a briefcase to a site in Paris. Problems soon arise when he is stopped at a police checkpoint and sniffer dogs take a distinct interest in his car. He manages to drive off and get to the delivery point where he is confronted by a gang who are not happy that he brought a bomb into their territory. We soon learn that the woman in charge of the gang is the sister of the man who had Frank bring the bomb to Paris. It turns out the police killed another of their brothers when he fled a checkpoint and now he wants revenge against France. If the bomber is to be stopped Frank will have to work with the gang leader while Carla liaises with the police, who believe Frank is the terrorist.
This episode starts well enough; Juliette continues to be an enigma and Frank's escape from the police roadblock was exciting. The problems start when he gets to the drop-off point; he is met by a gang, which he easily beats in a fight only to get tasered by their leader. Once he is captured she keeps telling him that he is going to die but never actually gets around to harming him. No attempt is made to move the bomb so the revenge obsessed brother soon gets his hands on it and is able to place it at the busy Gare du Nord railway station. Then rather than passing on details of the vehicle to the police they use gang contacts to locate it! We then get some more enjoyable action and the enjoyable sight of Frank driving a tiny Smart Car through narrow streets and along the Seine as he rushes the bomb to the location where police can deal with it sadly this concludes in one of the most unlikely endings as Frank jumps from the car just before it flies through the air and land in a shipping crate that contains the explosion! The episode also suffers from the fact that Dieter doesn't appear to provide the usual laughs. Overall a somewhat disappointing episode but if you can suspend your disbelief it isn't bad.
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