Fast ahead to the start of Baptiste sequence two, and Sara has been lifeless for 4 months. How she died is without doubt one of the mysteries of the brand new sequence, which is why Julien feels so to blame about her demise. We meet Julien 4 months after the lack of his daughter, when he’s separated from his spouse Celia and strikes right into a dingy resort. The background photograph on his telephone is of Sara and his granddaughter. Julien refuses to take Celia’s calls and conducts his investigation with an abnormal loss of emotional involvement. We see him chasing a tender runaway, who says he’s going to now not go back to his oldsters. Baptiste walks away indifferently and tells the boy to do what he needs, and that everybody will make their very own errors, however a minimum of now his oldsters will know that their son remains to be alive. Did Julien make a mistake that resulted in Sara’s demise? Or was once the fault along with her?
In his resort room, Julien watches a TV press convention with the British Ambassador to Hungary, Emma Chambers (Fiona Shaw), whose circle of relatives is lacking. On listening to her name to witnesses for info, Julien glimpses a knitted blue toy elephant on his bedside desk on the resort. When he seems to be a 2nd later, he’s not there.
Later, after touring to Hungary and promising to lend a hand Emma Chambers in finding out what took place to her lacking sons, Julien sees the toy for the second one time. In the resort toilet it is there one minute and long past the following. The blue elephant obviously symbolizes the lack of Baptiste’s daughter, and the grief and guilt he reports. Maybe it was once Sara’s youth toy, possibly it as soon as belonged to his granddaughter, whose whereabouts – along side her father Ron’s – are recently unknown. Maybe it performed an element in Sara’s demise, or is it only a reminder of her loss.
Eighteen months after Sara’s demise, and fourteen months after Baptiste took over the Chambers circle of relatives industry, he’s in a horrible situation. Untidy, bearded, under the influence of alcohol and disorderly, he’s picked up via two cops as he bangs at the door of a French mansion, yelling that the resident is a coward and that they should pop out. Who’s in that area? Is it any person related to the Chambers case, or most likely Ron, his granddaughter’s father? Will Julien be denied get admission to to his granddaughter after Sara’s demise?
What killed Sarah? The most blatant bet can be a heroin relapse, most likely caused via the surprise of finding she had a half-brother. Baptiste sequence one offered the Dutch policeman Niels, son of the Amsterdam police leader Martha Horchner, who had hidden the delivery of Niels from his father Julien. Niels was once uncovered as corrupt and labored for a other people smuggling gang. Now he’s in jail for corruption and for by accident capturing his mom. When Celia meets Julien after spending an evening in prison, she berates him for his “cussed Gallic bullshit” and for quietly torturing “what took place to [their] daughter”, then provides him divorce papers, which he indicators.
Not way back Baptiste had a spouse, daughter, granddaughter and a brand new son. Now he has not anything however a ton of guilt and the continual, torturous symbol of a toy elephant to constitute his loss. As he advised Emma Chambers (who, as… Baptiste protagonist Edward from the second one sequence, additionally misplaced a daughter), he carries Sara’s demise with him. If he manages to lend a hand Emma in finding her lacking son, can that ease that burden?