Department S Episode 12: Les Fleurs du Mal

A man receives a package with three flowers in it and with a cryptic note inside. 5 Million dollars has been stolen and one of the suspects, Johnnie, has been found dead. Someone obviously believed Johnnie knew where the money was. Department S is sent to Paris to investigate the crimes. As the dead bodies pile up the trail becomes more convoluted. Stewart looses his composure and finds himself at the mercy of Jason and Annabelle to decrypt the message, and they haven’t a clue. The secret of the missing 5 million dollars may have died with Johnnie but maybe death is the answer.

Personal Synopsis

Theres something about the title in French which makes one think that this will be a  story of sordid porportions. Its is not, however it is one of the strongest shows in this series. The chase for the 5 million dollars is the ultimate storyline but the writers allow for imagination when shuffling through all the “bad guys”. In fact, the crooks in this story are actually a collection of different group but of course one overcomes another. I enjoyed this episode for its acting , there are a few familiar faces and they supplied a very believable crime story. On a side note Edina Ronay is a very interesting beauty.


Rome, Italy


Original Air-Date: October 22, 1969

Directed by Cyril Frankel

Written by Philip Broadley

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Stacey- Donal Donnelly

Weber- Michael Gothard

Enzo Brandini- Alex Scott

Henri Rachou- John Tate

Danielle- Edina Ronay

Gina- Joanna Jones

Johnnie- John Porter-Davison

Boy- Ricardo Campos

Commandante- Dennis Bernard

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Department S DVD

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