Entrapped (Trapped-Season Three) Series: Past Crimes Catch-Up

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The past crimes catch up in the “Entrapped (Trapped-Season Three)” series. This Nordic-Noir crime drama is an entertaining sequel to the award-winning series “Trapped.”

Once again, two good actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Andri Ólafsson) and actress Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir (Hinrika Kristjánsdóttir) reprise their lead roles in this 2022 show. So far, we have been entertained by the First Season (S1/2015-201) as well as the Second Season (S2/2018-2019) of the “Trapped (Ófærð)” series.

Entrapped is the third season of the Icelandic TV series Ófærð (Trapped), which aired on RÚV from October 17, 2021, to December 5, 2021, consisting of eight episodes. 

It was later released internationally on Netflix as Entrapped on September 8, 2022, with a reduced episode count of six.

The Nordic Noir is most often considered to be a specific genre of TV series. However, it also includes literature, film productions, and video games. Besides, it has even been extended to style, design, and music. Its key elements include a murky atmosphere, dark narratives, and flawed protagonists. Its popularity may lie in the fact that it usually undercuts the dominant narrative of the Nordics as thriving states with happy people and successful economies, but there is a dark underbelly here, too.


Trailer of Entrapped (S1/2022) | Trapped-Season Three (S3/2022) Series

Official Trailer – Entrapped or Trapped (S3/2022) Show – Netflix | YouTube

Synopsis of Entrapped (S1/2022) | Trapped-Season Three (S3/2022) Series

Andri (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) has relocated and works on enrichment offences in Reykjavík. He considers this a simple desk job compared to his previous cases. He is quickly pulled back when a body is discovered back North. The deceased turns out to be a young man Andri had interviewed 8 years ago when a girl went missing. Mistakes were made resulting in a faulty case and Andri being sent North. This case has haunted Andri´s continence and he feels the need to solve this new murder and free himself of his demon.

Rating of Entrapped (S1/2022) | Trapped-Season Three (S3/2022) Series

FM Rating3.75/5
FM Short CommentWe liked the fact that “Entrapped” – the third season (sequel) of the “Trapped” series finally brought some sort of closure to the stories of Andri (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) and Hinrika (Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir). Once again this Icelandic police procedural drama was intense. We enjoyed this Nordic Noir.
Entrapped (S1/2022) Show | Trapped-Season Three (S3/2022) Show – FM Rating

Spoiler Free Review of Entrapped (S1/2022) | Trapped-Season Three (S3/2022) Series

The introduction

We turned up to watch “Entrapped”, the sequel (or the third season) of the “Trapped” series, because of four main reasons. Firstly, it belongs to the Nordic-Noir category. Secondly, we liked the original and fresh stories of the first two seasons. Thirdly, we loved watching actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Andri Ólafsson) and actress Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir (Hinrika Kristjánsdóttir) in it. Lastly, how could we pass up the chance to visit the beautiful landscape of Iceland?

The storyline

It seems that the idea of the (religious/non-religious) Cult as well as the Motorcycle Club (M.C.) has spread far and wide. Last year, we reviewed a show titled “Mayan M.C.” about an American (outlaw) Motorcycle Club. This year, far away in Iceland, this show introduced us to Icelandic & Danish Motorcycle Clubs. The hooliganism and drug trade seemed to be common among these M.C. Then, there are added law and order complications, as both the “Cult” as well as the “Motorcycle Club” are claiming a piece of property as their own. Naturally, the tension between the two competing interests is at all time-high.

So, in this season, both the police officials – Andri (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) and Hinrika (Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir) delve into the investigation of a cult member’s murder. Perhaps, this killing is somehow connected to a land dispute involving a biker gang and a woman’s 2013 mysterious disappearance. It is an intriguing watch, as Andri and Hinrika search for truth.

What did we like about it?

To be honest, in this season, we found the character arcs of Andri (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) and Hinrika (Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir) to be quite interesting. One of them grows as a person and becomes a respectable police official in the community. While the other one becomes erratic, makes mistakes and pays a high price. Maybe, the issues in their personal lives have inadvertently affected their professional lives.

Although the script of this season could not match the high standards set by the previous two seasons, still it is of fairly good quality. And the entire ensemble cast has done well in it.

The conclusion

With only six episodes in this show, it was perfect for the marathon watch this weekend. With a bunch of murder suspects, this slow-burning crime drama was another engaging Nordic Noir. Its suspense kept us hooked right till the end. The peek into human behaviour, the cult and the motorcycle was engrossing.

In the second season of the “Trapped” show, when a close friend of Andri and Hinrika was murdered, we were sad. Similarly, the ending of the “Entrapped” show broke our hearts. But, we understand and appreciate the surprising twist at the end. To err is human. To get entrapped is human folly too. So, go ahead, admire the beauty of Iceland, wonder about human behaviour and watch this Nordic crime show that brings it all together stylishly.

Key Details about Entrapped (S1/2022) | Trapped-Season Three (S3/2022) Series

GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Original langaugeIcelandic
SeasonFirst (1st) or Third (3rd) Season of the Trapped series
EpisodeSix (6) Episodes
WriterClive Bradley, Sigurjón Kjartansson, etc.
DirectorsBörkur Sigþórsson, Baltasar Kormákur & Katrín Björgvinsdóttir
CastÓlafur Darri Ólafsson (Andri Ólafsson), Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir (Hinrika Kristjánsdóttir), Thomas Bo Larsen (Danish Hopper), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Trausti), Maria Thelma Smáradóttir (Elísabet), Haraldur Stefansson (Gunnar), Þorsteinn Gunnarsson (Erikur), Guðjón Pedersen (Bárður), etc.
Entrapped (S1/2022) | Trapped-Season Three (S3/2022) Series – About

Poster of Entrapped (S1/2022) | Trapped-Season Three (S3/2022) Series

Entrapped (S1/2022) Show | Trapped-Season Three (S3/2022) Show – Poster

Spoilers Alert – Episode Summary of the Nordic Noir from Iceland

Summary [Official] of the Six Episodes of the show

First Episode (E1) | 42 minutes

When a cult member is found murdered in a cave, Andri learns he’s the same young man he’d been convinced was guilty of a woman’s 2013 disappearance.

Second Episode (E2) | 52 minutes

The arrival of biker gang reinforcements from Denmark rattles and divides the cult. The police learn how Ívar, the bikers and the cult are connected.

Third Episode (E3) | 45 minutes

The police interrogate Sverrir but are interrupted. The cult takes a step to ensure its safety. The bikers catch Freyja furtively writing in a notebook.

Fourth Episode (E4) | 42 minutes

To get proof of Hopper’s connection to the drugs, Sonja sends Sverrir as a mole to the biker gang’s warehouse, where Hopper tests his trustworthiness.

Fifth Episode (E5) | 42 minutes

When Sverrir disappears, the police begin a search. On probation, Andri visits his mother. Gunnar discovers he’s now persona non grata in Hopper’s eyes.

Sixth Episode (E6) | 39 minutes

Kristján is questioned about his alibi. Andri spots a well-placed security camera. In the wake, the truth behind Ívar’s and Lína’s deaths is unveiled.

Poster and Featured Image of the Entrapped (S1/2022) | Trapped-Season Three (S3/2022) Series are courtesy of Netflix.

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