Zorba the Greek plays a sadistic and devious part in The Turning. What the viewer sees of this character is only a fragment of what he really is, and is only a glimpse of the character who will become a prime suspect of Peter (Richard Ayoade) after the series finale.
When Servetus (Pablo Schreiber) decides to bring the "Great Serpent" (a giant python) out from its watery home, he does not know that the snake has already got a hold on Peter. As the serpent's breath kills his wife and son, it has started to take control of Peter's mind. In a bid to fight back, Peter must find Servetus' long lost sister-wife, Lady of the Lake (Leigh Singer), and hunt down the evil Servetus and put an end to his evil plans.
The Setting of The Turning is a perfectly set up for the story line. The story starts off in a city called Constantinople, where Servetus (Singing in Spanish), who becomes Serket, lives. The setting of the story lends itself to many scenes where the reader can see Serket and other characters in action. These scenes include a beautiful sunset over the city, a day in Peter's life as a killer, and a day in Serket's life when she gets her revenge on a Turkish prison guard.
The first scene that catches the attention of the reader is when Serket falls in love with a Russian doctor. Serket also meets an old Turkish lady named Tave (Natasha Grigorieva), whom he runs into at one point. She was tortured by the Turks for eighteen years and now she is living in Turkey.
When Serket is approached by the doctors for a good bone, he saves her from the torture. He also uses his skills to find out why her father never visited. After this, he tells the doctor that he should get his body removed because he is starting to become "dead."
Later on, Serket also crosses paths with Peter and a mystery that lead to another murder in a theater in Istanbul. Serket is also attacked by two thugs who wish to kill him because he knows too much.
Serket is in a situation where he must answer to Lady of the Lake. At the end of the day, Serket wants to save Lady of the Lake. She needs to know about what happened to her family and Serket for it is this knowledge that he has that is the key to discovering her father's fate.
Zorba the Greek plays a sadistic and devious part in The Turning. What the viewer sees of this character is only a fragment of what he really is, and is only a glimpse of the character who will become a prime suspect of Peter (Richard Ayoade) after the series finale. The Setting of The Turning is a perfectly set up for the story line.