Class Act Ending Explained!

Netflix just released its latest limited series Class Act, Bernard Tapie, the late businessman, musician, actor, and TV personality based on the life of one of France's controversial public characters.

Published: September 14th, 2023 5:40 am | Updated: September 14, 2023 5:40 am

Class Act Ending Explained: How did Bernard Tapie Become Mayor? Is Bernard found to be Guilty? It all ends with him eventually hitting the brakes on all of his endeavors and just wanting to be with his family.

Netflix just released its latest limited series Class Act, Bernard Tapie, the late businessman, musician, actor, and TV personality based on the life of one of France’s controversial public characters.

The onscreen fictional interpretation of Tapie’s actual life incidents was nonetheless able to portray the numerous controversies in which the man’s identity got caught up. 

The last episode depicts his verbal argument with the prosecutor in charge of the investigation following the confession of Valenciennes player Jacques Glassman, one of three players contacted by Marseille player Jean-Jacques Eydelie. Here’s how the last episode addressed the problem and depicted Tapie’s eventual demise.

Class Act: How did Bernard Tapie Become Mayor?

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Following the sale of Adidas, Tapie can settle the matter out of court. Still, it compels him to rebuild again, focusing on Olympique de Marseille winning the Champions League, ensuring him the post of mayor of Marseille.

Eager to obtain this post, Bernard requests that the team’s general manager, Jean-Pierre Bernès, arrange a match. Olympique de Marseille wins the Champions League, but one of the disgruntled bribed players, Jacques Glassmann, files a complaint against Bernes and later sues him.

Olympique de Marseille has assured him that if his legal action is unsuccessful, they will work to discredit Glassmann, but he still goes forward. Prosecutor Éric de Montgolfier discovers 250,000 francs in the yard of a relative of another paid player, Christophe Robert, validating Glassman’s allegations.

He keeps this smoking pistol to himself, allowing Tapie to incriminate himself by fabricating stories to show Bernes’ innocence and, therefore, clear himself.

Conversely, Montgolfier is fully aware of his plans and puts him into a corner. He urges that Tapie confess in exchange for a light punishment or be forced to ruin his public image.

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Does Bernard Confess?

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When Bernard learns that Montgolfier has called Jean-Pierre, he visits him to persuade him that Glassmann is lying. Bernard is unaware that Montgolfier has discovered the money.

Montgolfier acts as if he knows nothing, and Bernard fabricates stories to show Jean-Pierre’s innocence, unaware that Montgolfier knows his goals.

Finally, Montgolfier admits that Bernard was also implicated in the scandal and that this visit shows it. He requests Bernard to admit to his crime to receive a lighter sentence or to be found guilty later and imprisoned. Bernard proclaims his innocence and does not confess.

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Is Bernard found to be Guilty?

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Bernard’s father took him to prison in 1997. Following a months-long trial, Bernard was convicted and sent to 8 months in jail, the term demanded by Montgolfier.

Bernard’s father believes he failed him. Furthermore, on the wedding day, Bernard informed Dominique of the entire truth about the controversy, and she remained by his side. Bernard now wishes to retire from politics, business, and television.

He wants to take whatever money he has left and leave with his wife, children, and parents. He thinks that one’s life defines one’s name. He considers himself fortunate to have become the guy known as Bernard Tapie.