‘The Law According To Lidia Poet’ Episode 5: Recap And Ending, Explained: Who Murdered Achille Castelnuovo?

In the previous episode of ‘The Law According To Lidia Poet,’ Lidia managed to convince Enrico to take Margherita’s case, and in the end, it was proved that Margherita had been the killer all along. Margherita had lost her mother because of Professor Braschi and Antonio, who had been conducting illegal experiments on impoverished women. In the end, Margherita could’ve been saved, but she confessed her crimes and went to prison. The fifth episode is rather strange; it begins with a clairvoyant’s vision as she predicts the danger that lurks around Achille Castelnuovo. The next morning, he was found dead, and a prostitute named Azzura was arrested for murdering Achille. Every time Azzura visited a client, she would make sure that his drink was mixed with sleeping pills, and once they fell asleep, Azzura would rob them. On the night of Achille’s death, she’d done the same thing and stolen things from his house. Without any strong evidence, the officials arrested her and blamed her for the murder because Azzura had the missing items from Achille’s house. Even though he was a rich and popular man, Lidia decided to take Azzura’s case and fight for her freedom. Lidia had to establish his connections and his reputation with the competitors since the case had no connecting link until Lidia found Giuditta Ancelli, his sister-in-law. 

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Spoilers Ahead 


A Thin Line Between Reality And Lies

Lidia couldn’t understand if Giuditta was lying or not because she had been diagnosed with a mental illness, and nobody believed whatever she said. A part of her claimed that she was the murderer, and another part of her revealed that she had witnessed the entire murder, and that Giuditta knew who had killed Achille. No matter what, Lidia couldn’t find any basic detail that would link to the case. So as a few days passed by, Lidia attended Massimo Chiaia’s party and found out that Achille had been a cruel man as he had always considered himself to be superior to others. Finally, Lidia discovered the common link between Achille and Massimo: the clairvoyant, Madame Crespal. At one of the parties, Crespal communicated with various spirits, and according to Achille’s wife, she warned him since she had wanted to get revenge on Achille. Even though everyone believed this theory, Lidia had been quite uncertain because things didn’t fit well with Crespal’s statements. Even if there had been a supernatural vision, there was a huge chance that Crespal knew who the real murderer was, and she was trying to protect Achille. Crespal and Lidia decided to meet each other in the evening again for a seance.

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Enrico had been completely against this idea, but he somehow trusted his sister’s intentions and knew that she might come up with something new that might help with the case. Crespal had been trying to summon Achille’s spirit, but somehow, Lidia’s father had been summoned. Suddenly, the candles went out, and they heard their father’s voice in the distance. He apologized for hurting Lidia, and she couldn’t take it anymore. Lidia stood up and opened the windows. But the overbearing pressure caused her to get a nosebleed. Lidia knew that her father would never forgive her and that Crespal had been lying. Now, there might be a possibility that Crespal had been a pathological liar, and she had been using ventriloquism, where a person could speak without seeming to move their mouth. Lidia had been certain that Crespal was lying to hide the truth from her and Enrico. Lidia and her father had a strained relationship. In the past, she had to leave the house because Lidia knew that her father would only love her if she married Alberto. Lidia tried to come back several times, but she chose to write her own destiny rather than have someone else do it for her. Lidia believed that her father had never loved her, and the letter that they found in Muraro’s study room was enough to prove that her father would have done anything to save his money.


Who Is The Real Murderer? 

Lidia decided to warn Crespal and blamed her for protecting Massimo to catch him red-handed. Lidia doubted that Massimo ever wanted to share his profits with Achille, and scaring him with clairvoyance might be enough to lure him off. But, Crespal refused to believe anything. Lidia carefully waited for Massimo’s arrival in the evening and noticed that he had arrived at the hospital to meet Giuditta. This was enough for Lidia to understand that Massimo had been involved in Achille’s murder. If a person is scared of their crimes, they will go to any lengths to get them solved. Lidia lured him into talking, and suddenly, Massimo attacked her, but luckily, Enrico arrived at the right time and arrested Massimo for his crimes. Moreover, Crespal had sent Lidia a letter that Crespal claimed to have been written by Lidia’s father. But Lidia refused to believe it because he could’ve done it when he was alive, and now it was too late. Compared to the other cases, Achilles’ case had been pretty easy to solve, but the other lawyers tended to ignore the important dynamics of any case. Luckily, Lidia didn’t, and she managed to catch Massimo red-handed even before she was killed.

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That night, if Lidia hadn’t arrived at the hospital, Massimo would have killed Giuditta, but Lidia had been sharp enough to catch him in the act. Massimo’s intentions were completely political, and he wanted to acquire everything that he couldn’t due to Achilles’ superiority. In the end, Achille lost his life because of his cruelty, and there was an unexplored path for Achille, which also raised questions about his wife’s death. The episode ended with a new and final challenge for Lidia, which was to save Jacopo since he had been arrested for a murder case.


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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