The mustache is back.
Kenneth Brannagh satisfied audiences’ appetites for mystery murders by starring and directing Murder on the Orient Express in 2017 and treated audiences to another Hercule Poirot adventure in 2022.
Based on Christie’s 1937 novel of the same name, Kenneth reprises the iconic role in Death on the Nile, with a star cast including Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, Emma Mackey and more.
As more viewers unravel the mystery at its core, some have turned their attention to a spoiler-heavy question. Who dies in Death on the Nile?
WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR DEATH ON THE NILE
Who dies in Death on the Nile?
In the 2022 film Death on the Nile, the following characters die: Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle (played by Gal Gadot), Louise Bourget (Rose Leslie), Bouc (Tom Bateman), Jacqueline “Jackie” de Bellefort (Emma Mackey), and Simon Doyle (Armie Hammer).
Chronicling the deaths in the film, it’s also worth noting that Hercule brings up the death of his former lover, the nurse Katherine, who died in a mortar blast.
She was actually the one who suggested he grow a mustache to hide his scars.
Fast forward and the crucial death that gives the film its central mystery is that of Linnet, who the passengers discover was shot in the head.
More death and the killers revealed
Louise’s body is later found and the cause of death identified as a slashed throat. Hercule deduces that she witnessed Linnet’s murder and was killed to ensure her silence. In return, Bouc is murdered for witnessing the murder of Louise.
It all finally comes to light when Simon and Jackie are revealed to be the murderers. Backed into a corner and staring at the rest of her life behind bars, Jackie hugs Simon and shoots him through the back, killing them both.
What was her motive?
Well, it turns out that Simon and Jackie remained lovers the whole time and Simon’s only reason for pursuing Linnet romantically was to inherit her wealth. The whole affair was a conspiracy hatched by the lovers.
Kenneth Branagh on Poirot’s return
During an interview with stackKenneth Branagh was asked why he finally decided to repeat the character and return with another Poirot mystery:
“I guess we’re trying to expand on what we did with Murder on the Orient Express and produce this entertaining mystery with this incredible cast of actors and delve into a dangerous love triangle that involves this circle of friends.”
He added: “It invites you to find out who you love and who you hate and who you desire?”
Death on the Nile streams on HBO Max, Hulu, and Disney+.
In other news, Radhe Shyam will be released for OTT streaming via Amazon Prime on that date
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/03/30/who-dies-in-death-on-the-nile/ Every character who dies in Death on the Nile and explains their fate