‘The Law According To Lidia Poet’ Episode 1: Recap And Ending, Explained: Did Pietro Kill Adele?

Based on a true story, “The Law According to Lidia Poet” revolves around the life of Lidia, who became the first Italian woman to become a lawyer. She inspired thousands of people in her journey and changed her entire life by solving several mysterious cases. Born in 1855, Lidia had to face multiple challenges to conquer her position in society because women were never considered professionals. The men wanted them to be homemakers and faithful wives instead. Lidia broke the stereotype and inspired many to follow her path, and today, she is still known for her career. In the past, many people rejected her because she was a woman, but Lidia proved that women could be capable of handling any problem that came their way.

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“The Law According to Lidia Poet” Episode 1 began with the introduction of a young Lidia, who had been struggling to pay for her necessities. But, at seventeen years old, Adele Valery’s murder case changed everything for her. Lidia’s morning began with the arrival of Pietro Baiocchi’s mother since he had been arrested for the murder of the Ballerina’s murder, Adele, who worked at Theatre D’Angennes. None of them had taken her seriously, and even the higher authorities doubted Lidia’s capabilities. There were several incidents when she tried to convince them to take fingerprints, but the authorities refused to proceed with her plans since they felt that it would be a huge waste of time.

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What Happened With The Bar Association?

The other prosecutors and the judge were sure that Pietro was responsible for Adele’s murder, as he used to stalk her. Pietro had been completely obsessed with her. Several pieces of evidence had been gathered, yet considerable changes had to be made. Men in the 1870s believed that women were ruining this respectable position and that they were not supposed to have so many responsibilities. Lidia tried her best to convince the authorities, but they didn’t allow her to take the fingerprint tests.

So, Lidia accepted her challenge and tried to crack the case using her instincts. The fingerprints had been pretty important to this case because Adele’s body had been closed in the casket for more than 18 hours. Lidia had a man she loved, but she had been so dedicated to her career that her romantic life didn’t matter to her anymore! Things took a different turn when she was not admitted being a part of the Bar Association like all the other lawyers. It would have provided her with official status to perform her duties like any other lawyer could in this profession. Again, Lidia was rejected because she was a woman, and according to the male-dominated society, women created hindrances in their duties.

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The men would criticize women for their fashion and the clothes they wore. They were judged based on their dress and overall gender. Women had been marked as unsuitable in this profession, and this perception had been going on for ages until it was changed by Lidia’s efforts. The authorities wouldn’t compete, failed to maintain healthy competition, and demanded women focuses on their families instead. Well, Lidia had no choice but to live with her brother Enrico again because she had no money left to pay her outstanding rent. Even Lidia’s brother Enrico would criticize her efforts and blame her for everything. People would simply tell her that God created women for domestic purposes. But, despite everything, Lidia begged Enrico since she wanted to be his assistant, and he refused. Even though Lidia had to face so many challenges, she had been concerned about her client and his son, Pietro, because he had been on the verge of receiving a death sentence. Luckily, Lidia got closer to the case with the help of Jacopo, a journalist, and Teresa’s brother, Enrico’s wife.


Episode 1: Ending Explained – Who Had The Key?

Lidia pretended to be friends with Adele and attended her funeral to question her and her fiancé’s family. Carlo was the Marquis of Claremont and marrying him would’ve destroyed her career as the Prima Ballerina. Even though people around her claimed that Lidia was scared of Pietro, Lidia found out that they truly loved each other. Lidia knew that Adele had been locked inside a room and the key had gone missing; even though the authorities couldn’t find the key in Pietro’s house, they still blamed him for his illicit drawings that pictured a woman’s body. Even though the drawings didn’t prove anything, Enrico refused to communicate with Lidia and demanded she apologize to Pietro and his family for providing false hope. Lidia used her skills to analyze all the little details that were ignored by the self-absorbed men around her. She noticed that Adele’s engagement ring had been missing and that she had broken off her engagement with Carlo. Lidia noticed a hint of fear on his face but couldn’t question him more because Carlo refused to talk to her. She decided to work with Jacopo and publish a fake story about collecting fingerprints to find out who would attend the ballet show to remove the fingerprints.

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The next day, Lidia booked tickets to the Giselle and took Enrico and the whole family together. She somehow convinced Enrico to gather a few policemen and the judge near the murder room. Lidia and Jacopo hid inside a closet and witnessed that Carlo’s father, Ludovico, had entered the room, and he also had the key. Luckily, Enrico got there on time, overheard their conversations, and arrested Ludovico as a suspect. Because of Lidia’s smart move, Pietro escaped the death sentence, and he was finally free. In the end, Lidia wrote her appeal again and went on to fight for her position at the Bar Association. Well, it is said that women pay more attention to the little details than most men do, and Lidia has proven every single bit of this saying. Since she directed her focus on all the little details that helped Lidia to shape her imagination and her gut instincts, they certainly helped to pave a different path in Adele’s murder case. Lidia’s lateral thinking had provided her with Enrico’s consent and the confidence to apply for her appeal again.


Raschi Acharya
Raschi Acharya
Raschi Acharya is a Mass Media graduate and she is currently working and living in Mumbai. From a very young age, Raschi was heavily interested in reading and writing. She prefers to write everything that her mind nurtures her to do as shaping up her imagination is her forte!

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