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Tear Jerker / Poirot

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  • Curtain. Start to finish.
  • The Lonely Piano Piece that is played at the beginning of the episode and during Poirot's last goodbye to Hastings, and his final moments? Fryderyk Chopin's Opus 28, No. 15 (Raindrop). Give it a listen here, and bring your tissues along.
  • The ending of The Hollow. After Gerda Christow goes to her private room and sees a photo of her husband John and their children one last time, she commits suicide by taking potassium cyanide. So heartbreaking.
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  • Also, the sad music that plays in Appointment with Death, in the scene when Dame Celia Westholme approaches the helpless Lady Boynton to perform the Coup de Grâce on her, is "Dido's Lament (When I Am Laid in Earth)" from the 1689 opera Dido and Aeneas by English composer Henry Purcell. These lyrics say it all as if in a reminder from Lady Boynton:
    When I am laid, am laid in earth, may my wrongs create
    No trouble, no trouble in thy breast;
    Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
    Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
  • The end of Three Act Tragedy. The actor playing Poirot expresses really well the feeling of betrayal he's feeling towards the murderer, his old friend Sir Charles Cartwright.
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