13 Commandments (13 Geboden) TV Series Season 1 Summary & Episodes List

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13 Commandments TV Show | List of the commandments mentioned in the series

1- Thou Shalt have no other gods before me

2- Do not take the name of the Lord in vain.

3- Thou Shalt shalln’t covet thy neighbour’s house

4- Thou Shalt shalln’t kill

13 Commandments TV Show | Key Facts & Characters & Ending Explained

This thirteen part Belgian crime thriller sees the police searching for an attacker who has been targeting people based on the Ten Commandments; each attack is accompanied by the appropriate commandment. While the attacks are brutal they are not fatal… that of course would break the commandment against killing.

The attacker, dubbed ‘Mozes’ gains some sympathy amongst those who believe society has moved too far from Christian Ideals. The investigation is led by Peter Devriendt and his new partner Vicky Degraeve; each of whom have their own problems.

Peter’s daughter seems to be somewhat off the rails and Vicky’s mother is in hospital with no chance of recovery following a car accident some time before. As the investigation progresses there are inevitably some false leads and Vicky finds herself in real danger.

During the hunt for Moses, the investigation team misidentified two convicts as Moses. One of them turned out to be one of his accomplices and the other was entraped by Moses.

The real Moses follows the ten commandments in torturing his victims(words carved on a forehead with a knife, a tongue cut out, someone set on fire) but as the show progresses he started to purposely kill his victims as part of his personal agendas thus violating one of the commandments (Thou Shalt shalln’t kill).

The real hero of the show is Vicky as shown in the last two episodes.

In most of his killings, Moses motives are to save daughters from abusers.

At the end, Moses commits suicide by killing himself (as apparently shown in the last scene of the last episode)

13 Commandments who is Moses

Without any spoilers, Moses is revealed in the last episode of 13 commandments but the spectator could start to predict the real identity of Moses after episode 10.

13 Commandments vs Seven

Very reminiscent of Seven, which has become the touchstone for assessing all thrillers with a biblical theme (in one of the episodes a cop sarcastically calls his colleague Brad Pitt in Seven). However, the show stands on its own and the characters are different from Seven. Unlike most other shows where the lead cop has a rebellious and jerk teenage child, the lead detective in this show has a 21 year old daughter who is trying hard to find her own path in life.

13 Commandments TV Series | Reviews

IMDB score is 7

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