'Salamander' is coming to an end this weekend, with Paul Gerardi slowly - or not so slowly - recovering from the loss of his wife, and hot on the trail of the man intent on bringing down Belgium, or at least shaming some of the country's most revered figures into falling on their respective swords.
There's a lot to account for with only two episodes to go, namely:
- Is Gerardi going to be able to bring Gil Wolfs to justice?
- Are we sure we want him to, bearing in mind how awful the Salamander lot are?
- Will it bring down Salamander, will their secrets and shames be shared, or will Raymond Jonkhere live to see another whisky?
- Will Wolfs' trained assassin Klaus keep a cool head and emerge scott-free, or finally implode in a ball of hair gel, beard and self-importance?
Klaus (Koen De Bouw) - unknowable, deadly, bearded
Paul Gerardi is still intent on avenging his wife's mysterious death
The last of these can, at least, be answered now. It's a resounding 'Oui' (or 'Ja' in Flemish) to that one. The second series is currently being rewritten, while the first one, in the best traditions, is being geared up for an English-language remake.