Baptiste viewers were left on the edge of their seats as they watched a ‘missing’ sex worker narrowly escape the grasps of a Romanian gangster in a heart-stopping scene.

Prostitute Natalie (Anna Próchniak) was forced to run when violent criminal Constantin (Alec Secareanu) discovered her hide-out on an Amsterdam canal boat.

With just seconds to escape, quick-thinking Natalie walked outside and submerged herself in the murky water while Constantin patrolled the decking above her head just feet away.

The thrilling moment prompted viewers to take to Twitter : ‘I almost drowned on my couch watching that scene’ Moments later their anxiety was replaced by shocked when Natalie drowned in the water after her foot became tangled in a knot deep beneath the surface.

The prostitute had been at the centre of the missing person’s case that drew retired detective Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) into the underground world of Romanian criminal gangs and people trafficking in the city.

At the start of the episode she confided in Baptiste that Edward Stratton (Tom Hollander) was not her uncle, as he had claimed, but in fact a client who had grown obsessed with her. She also revealed he is involved with the Romanian gang.Stratton was able to discover […]

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