Alain’s trial rapidly approaches in Inhuman Resources episode 5, as he makes moves from behind bars that’ll either win his freedom or lose it forever.
This recap of Inhuman Resources Season 1, Episode 5 contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
Inhuman Resources Episode 5, the penultimate episode, wastes no time in establishing Alain’s continuing predicament and his calculated steps to free himself from it; Major Morisset’s tutoring, Alain’s pursuit of a mobile phone – things are beginning to come together here, though I suppose getting into a scrap with a cellmate over said phone wasn’t necessarily part of the plan. Meanwhile, as Cousin meets with Fontana about Alain’s supposed list of names, we see why Alain needs to get something moving.
He’s trying, at least, recording his story on the mobile and sending it to the media, and badgering Lucie about defending him. He eventually lands on the plan to represent himself and plead self-defense, which would seem like a nutty idea if this guy hadn’t been established as much cleverer and more resourceful than you’d think.
Not clever or resourceful enough to keep his wife on-side, though, as Charles reports that Nicole is having an affair with a colleague, which understandably devastates Alain. Luckily, though, his story doing the rounds in the media has earned him a fair amount of public support. That’ll help take the edge off, but it won’t make him feel too much better in the face of more violence in prison, and threats from Fontana against Nicole and his daughters. Or will it? That public support puts him in a good bargaining position. If anything happens to his family the media will lap it up. And more to the point, he has money to bargain with – he’s willing to exchange it for his freedom.
Giving Fontana, Alexandre, and Cousin the money back doesn’t seem like an ideal solution for Alain, especially since he still has allies who can protect his family, so we’ll see about that. Lucie is annoyed with him for blowing up the story in the press, which she feels undermines her, but she has nevertheless found an expert to help. The plan of action includes pleading insanity, but there is a legacy of some errant headbutts to deal with first and foremost, especially since Gregory is being a bit of a baby about the whole thing.
More developments in Inhuman Resources Episode 5: Alain gets a letter from an editor who wants to turn his story into a book and is willing to part with a hefty cash advance in order to convince him to do so; Alain won’t allow Nicole to sell the flat, and helping out Major Morisset might give Alain some protective alone time. Even a visit from Nicole doesn’t sour the mood too much. The main obstacle, even after something a time jump, is Alain’s insistence that he be defended by Lucie over more qualified legal professionals. Interested to see how that factors into his plan.
A few months later, we come to understand that Alain’s trial is going to be the subject of the big finale. And it isn’t looking good for him, although it’s hard not to think that it’s all intentional. He and Nicole patched things up and his book deal paid for his legal fees; the judge believes the latter to be an effort in manipulating the public and media and potentially intimidating jurors. It won’t help him in this trial – except, it probably will since this is just that kind of show.
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