‘The Law According To Lidia Poet’ Episode 2: Recap And Ending, Explained: Did Fumigi Kill Elena De Santis?

The first episode of “The Law According to Lidia Poët” showed how Lidia had to face discrimination from men to conquer her position as a lawyer in society. People didn’t take her seriously, and finally, when she found a case, the higher authorities canceled her appeal to become a member of the Bar Association. Lidia’s case was taken away from her, but she still chose to work on it for the sake of her future and Pietro Biaocchi’s life, who had been arrested for the murder of Adele Valery, a prima ballerina. Lidia used her tactics and instincts to figure out that Adele and Pietro had been in love, and she never wanted to get married to the Marquis of Claremont, Carlo. Fortunately, Lidia found out that Adele was locked in the room and that the key to the door was missing. In the end, Lidia managed to catch Carlo’s father, Ludovico, red-handed with the key. Ludovico couldn’t stand that Adele had rejected his son, and this had been his only motive to kill the girl. In the second episode, Marquis Ludovico’s arrest attracted another client to the Poët family. Another woman named Elena De Santis turned up dead, and her body was found in a carriage that belonged to the anarchist Anita. Elena and Anita had a good rapport with each other as Elena had helped her a few times to find different jobs. Despite Lidia’s help with the previous case, the authorities didn’t agree with her being part of the association. But she somehow managed to question Anita by forging Enrico’s signature.

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The De Santis Murder Case

Enrico didn’t agree to proceed with Lidia’s plans, and now she had to figure out this case alone. Someone had dumped Elena’s body in Anita’s carriage when she left it aside for a while while she collected some leaflets. Anita was only trying to save her since Elena was alive at the moment she had found her. There was a possible underlying political agenda to this case and it was undeniable that huge factory owners had hated the anarchists for a long time, and that might be a motive for fabricating the evidence against Anita. Again, Lidia focused on the little details, and she found out that the factory’s commendator had feminine designs around his room, which hinted that the chocolate factory worked according to Elena’s wishes, which might have been threatening to the other family members. All this time, Lidia doubted the intentions of Leone De Santis. At this point, Lidia had no choice but to use a volumetric glove to check if Anita had had any involvement in the murder. The prosecutors were so ignorant that they didn’t consider Lidia’s request to cross-check answers. Lidia quickly analyzed that Anita had been innocent because the glove stood still during her testimony. The fact that her blood pressure had been rising might have indicated her fear of getting a death sentence.

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But none of them had been interested in listening to a woman’s point of view on this case. The officials found a note inside Elena’s pocket that had been written by Anita. On the day of her murder, they were supposed to meet each other at the river bank. But again, there was no chance that Anita would’ve known Elena’s exact location to kill her within the given time. Women can have multiple secrets, and some of them would even take them to their graves. Moreover, Elena was indeed a friend of the owner’s son, Leone. He knew that his father would have fallen in love with Elena because she was a wonderful woman. But this alliance created hatred in Leone’s mind, and even though he had multiple motives to kill Elena, he couldn’t have risked his position at the chocolate factory. Lidia had a witty mind, and she instantly guessed the possibilities around her. Most of the time, Lidia’s predictions turned out to be right.


An Unexpected Angle To The Case

Lidia began to draw conclusions, and as per them, there had been a strong possibility that Elena and Anita had had feelings for each other. Even though Elena was a married woman, both of them met each other at the print house every day, and that night, they had scheduled to meet again. Now, another angle pops up in this case: the concept of two women dating each other was considered taboo, and there was a huge chance that Elena had been killed for this. On top of it, Anita was also an anarchist, which provided more weight to the case. Lidia and Enrico had to bring this angle to light even though it would tarnish Anita’s reputation in society and with her family. It was pretty clear that Lidia wanted to know that a man could never change her through his absurd judgments. Elena loved her so much that she wanted Anita to work at a different place because people would soon spread rumors about their relationship. Lidia decided to break into the commendator’s office to get some clues, where she found a knife that had been polished recently and a dismissal letter. Moreover, Jacopo had matched Lidia’s level of attention to detail, and he had been the one to notice that all the other knives had not been used for a long time.

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The letter was written by Elena to dismiss Rodolfo Fumigi. He had been working with the commendator from day one, and when Lidia questioned him about the letter, he started reacting badly, mainly out of fear. The thing about these letters was so basic but useful since copying letters might leave some ink behind, and that’s what Elena did. This little detail indeed helped Lidia break this case. Moreover, the commendator was shocked to know that a dismissal letter had been written by Elena. Accidentally, Fumigi accepted that he had been responsible for Elena’s death. In the end, Lidia’s predictions were true, and Fumigi killed Elena because she had been helping the anarchists and also had relations with Anita. It was clear that he could’ve used this as a strong reason to remove Elena, but the commendator was aware of everything. Fumigi’s motives were truly prejudiced toward the two thoughts that anarchists bring shame to society and two women loving each other is a huge crime, so he decided to take the matter into his own hands. Even though this case accidentally popped up in the hands of the poet’s family, Lidia had managed to mark her victory with this case. This time, she brought justice to another woman and her lover.


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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