Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (1994–2008): Season 5, Episode 5 - Trügerische Nähe - full transcript





- Can't we talk about it?
- Divorce your wife if you like.

That's your business.
It has nothing to do with me.

- Let me pass.
- Please think again.

I won't get a divorce.

You knew that from the start.

Susanne, we could have
a wonderful life together.

Stop it.

- You love me.
- I told you to stop it.



After this talk
on recent legal decisions

on electronic surveillance

I want to see
how much you remember.

- You have 10 minutes.
- You've got to help me.

It's a multiple choice test.

I can't cheat.
I've never been able to.


That's it.
I'll see you tomorrow.

All right.


If you're in pain,
take two tablets.

Thank you, Mr Kammersänger.

- Konsel.
- Bernd?

Something awful has happened.
Help me.

Where are you?

This really is in bad taste.

You fight with your lover
and call me for help.

- Why is there no ambulance?
- I didn't want a scandal.

- Where is he?
- Down there.

Ladies and gentlemen,
you have three minutes left.

- What's wrong?
- He's dead.


He must have had a bad fall.
I was too late to help.

I don't believe it!
It can't be true.

You've put me
in an impossible position.

Please help me.

- Where did you meet?
- At the house.

We must remove any traces.
The cops will comb the place.

Have you got a key?

Further training is all right,
but that was like school.

- The questions were hard.
- You can say that again.

Thank you.

I should thank you.
You did that really well.

Thank you.

Have a nice evening.

- Do you know who she is?
- No.

Why do you want to know?

I want to know
why you want to know.

What else did you touch?


We drank champagne.
The glasses are on the mantel.

- We danced.
- Danced?

- We never danced.
- So you can get jealous!

Here, wash these.

Careful you don't leave
any fingerprints.

- What did you do then?
- We went upstairs.

- To the bedroom?
- The bathroom.

Then clean it up.
I'm not doing that.

Don't leave any fingerprints.




No, Rex. I did 20.

You got it wrong.
Let's have breakfast.

Push-ups? I did them.
You were in the kitchen.

Do you know what you are?
You're a slavedriver.

Saved by the bell!
My lucky day.

Good morning, Rex.
Morning, Alex.

Who found the body?

A forestry worker.

- Do we know who he is?
- Not yet.

There's a locksmith's
phone number on his key ring.


I called.
They promised to call back.

He has two head wounds.

A minor one
as a result of the fall

and a serious one
probably unrelated to the fall.

- Someone hit him?
- Probably...

unless you can establish

he fell on something
that caused the wound.

Do you know
the time of death?

It was a cool night.

In view of that
and his body temperature,

I'd say he died
eight to ten hours ago.


Why isn't he wearing socks?

Have they found his glasses?


There were marks
on his nose.

We found this
next to the guardrail.

Thank you.


Alex Brandtner.

This is my colleague,
Mr Böck.

Nina Walentin.
Crime scene investigator.

Yes... Sorry.

- That's Rex.
- Hello, Rex.

Böck here.

13 Veltliner Way.

His name?

Konrad Danzer.

Thank you.

Don't you think there should be
more female police officers?



Nothing. I'll look upstairs.

- Rex can find anyone.
- That's true.

Our dead man was called
Gunther Sikora.

I'll pass it on to Höllerer.

Hey, does anything
strike you?

Yes. The owner must be
terribly fussy.

Look how neat
the place is.

- Where have you been?
- Outside. I couldn't sleep.

I keep seeing him lying there.
I didn't want him to die.

It was an accident.
I'll take you upstairs.

- Leave me alone.
- No, you need to rest.

I'll give you some tablets.

has been wiped clean.

Everything is sparkling.
Someone has been very busy.

Let's get
the crime scene people here.

That's just his pretext.

He just wants to see
Nina again.

- What's wrong?
- Someone's here.

Mr Sikora? You left
the door open. Are you...

Who are you?
What do you want?

Brandtner. Crime Squad.

- They'll find out.
- No, they won't.

Stop fretting.

How can the police find out?

- What if they do?
- Tell them what I said.

You've not seen him for a week.
You were here yesterday.

Look, I have to go
to the surgery.

I'll be straight back, okay?

Don't worry.

A friend of Mr Sikora's owns
the house. He's in America.

What can I say?
I don't want to be indiscreet.

Mr Sikora is married.
You know what I mean.

- He used it as a love nest?
- You could say that.

Poor Mr Sikora...
He was so generous.

Who did he meet here?

You'll have to find out.
I can't help you.

I come here in the morning
for two hours, twice a week.

His rendezvous were
in the afternoon or at night.

- When were you last here?
- Three days ago.

What do you do
in those two hours?

The usual, of course.

Fill the dishwasher,
make the beds, vacuum,

throw out the empties,
water the flowers and so on.

- When's the bin emptied?
- Once a week.

Hey! Crime Squad.
Leave the garbage.

If you can't afford lunch,
I'll treat you.

Thanks, but as you can see
I only eat leftovers.

Have you found
anything tasty?


That won't fill you up.

Homicide. Höllerer here.

Hello, Alex.

One second.

Catering service...


13 Veltliner Way.

Okay. I'll look into it.


Mrs Sikora?



My name's Böck.
I'm from the police.

Nice horse.

- Police?
- It's about your husband.

My husband?
What about him?

Has anything happened to him?

He's been found
near the Kahlenberg.


Is he...

- Who ordered the oysters?
- A Mrs Konsel.

- First name?
- Susanne.

- Her address?
- 19th district...

37 Rastgasse.

Police, Emergency Service.
Don't hang up.

What are you doing?
You're meant to be lying down.

- You rang someone?
- I called the surgery.

To ask how long you'd be.

Police, Emergency Service.

You called the police?

- What did you tell them?
- Nothing.

Don't lie to me, damn it!
And don't phone anyone.

I'll give you
some more tablets.

Sorry I hit you.

We'll discuss it again
after you've slept.



Again... Where were you
between six and midnight?

I told you.

My husband and I ate
at half past six.

We had a few glasses of sherry
and went to bed around 11.

Dr Graf found traces of paint
in the wound. It was murder.

- Do you recognise this?
- No.

Why don't you tell the truth?

You met Mr Sikora yesterday.

Shortly before seven

oysters, champagne
and cheese were delivered.

You paid by credit card.
Shall I show you the slip?

How many sherries
did you have?

Two or three.
I want my lawyer.

We've been held here for
two hours. I won't stand for it.

We're not holding you.
We asked you to help us.

I don't want to sit here
for hours.

- Nor do we.
- Then we're agreed.

- Well?
- He's sticking to it.

They had dinner together,
drank sherry

and then went to bed.

He's protecting his wife.

Oh dear!

Test this for blood.

You pushed Mr Sikora

and he fell backwards
over the guardrail?

He slipped, or tripped.
I'm not quite sure which.

It all happened so fast.

When you found him
at the bottom of the bank,

why didn't you call
an ambulance?

I didn't want anyone to know.
Besides, my husband's a medico.

Mrs Konsel,
maybe it was like this...

You phoned and then
went back to Mr Sikora.

He was conscious. You had
a row and lost your temper.

- You struck him.
- What are you saying?

It was murder. He died
from a blow to the head.

He died from a blow
to the head?


Can I go home at long last?

Sorry. I have
a few more questions.

Did you know
about your wife's affair?

Of course.
She met him at the golf club.

- Didn't you mind?
- No. Not at all.

We see our marriage
as an open relationship.

An open relationship?
Does that work?

Didn't you ever mind?
No jealousy? No tension?

Only weak people get jealous,
don't they?

If you say so.

You want to protect your wife
but she's told us everything.

She said she called you
and asked you to see to him.

She said that?
Then I needn't lie any more.

- It's true she called me...
- Good. Come with me.

- How are you?
- Did you kill him?

What? Have you gone
completely crazy?

Sit down.

Mrs Konsel, what did you tell
your husband exactly?

That something had happened
and he must come.

You're getting confused.

You did call me but only to say
you weren't coming home.

- You didn't go there?
- No.

My wife has been
in a state of shock.

I gave her an anti-depressant
with clomipramine in it.

It can affect your perceptions.

Ask any doctor.

- Here are the tablets.
- Why are you lying?

Calm down.

He killed him.

Are you all right?

- Can I go now?
- The magistrate will decide.

Never make a date
with a policeman.

You'll be sorry.
Very sorry.

It's terrible
what love can do.

But people still want
to give it a try.


Sorry to keep you waiting.

You were less formal before.

Here's to you.

Hey, where did you get that?

Thank you.

As a kid I used
to pinch roses. Didn't you?

Only red ones. No telling.

He likes you.

- Does he?
- Yes.

Nina Walentin.

That's interesting.

Of course.
See you soon.

I have to go to the lab.

- I'll be quick.
- Okay.

The fragments look fresh.

- How many did you find?
- Four.

Show me the other two.

Never date a colleague.
The bill, please.

- Were you leaving?
- I'd given up on you.

The same again, please.



Yes, I'm nearby.
Yes, I'm coming.

I won't be long.

Be grateful
you haven't got a mobile.

He was arrested near Grinzing.

He tried to exchange
the torch for wine.

He says
he found it in a ditch.

The innkeeper saw the blood
and called us.

- You believe him?
- He's a drunk, not a killer.

Sikora wasn't robbed.

- Let him go.
- Yes.

- I assume she went home.
- Yes.

Thank you for looking after it.

It could be the same glass.

Can you show me
the fragments again?

What are we going to do?

- Has my colleague left?
- Yes.

What a shame.

- An espresso?
- Yes.

Good morning.


Sleeping on a hard surface
is said to be good for you.

Poor thing.
Do you want a massage?

I won't say no to that.

What do you say
to a long, lazy breakfast?



Yes, I'm on my way.

- It's breakfast for one.
- It's only postponed.

- For you.
- I was beginning to wonder!

- Have you begun?
- I was waiting for you.

Let's go.

Good morning.

You waited next to your car?


When your husband returned,

was his behaviour odd
in any way?


I've never been here before.
She's imagining it.

Who suggested
wiping away the traces?

- My husband.
- That's garbage.

Calm down.

What did you do after that?

We came back here, got in
our cars and drove home.

- Did you arrive together?
- Yes.

Why drag me into this?

I don't understand it.
She needs to see a shrink.

- So you've never been here?
- That's right.

How many cigarillos
do you smoke a day?

Seven or eight.

- May I borrow your cigarillo?
- Why?

For a small test.

We've had a westerly wind
for the last few days.

Then he may find the scent.

Bravo, Rex.

I wonder
what he'll say now.

Me too.
Come on.

Please calm down.

Yes. All right.

Mrs Sikora is asking when we'll
release her husband's body.

Will you explain the delay?

No. She was frantic yesterday.
I nearly had to call a doctor.

Stop staring. This is mine.
You've had yours.

- Give it to him as a reward.
- Give him yours.

I will, when the lab finds
Konsel's prints on the wrapper.

Okay, but you're not getting it
without a fight.

If you're fast enough,
you can have it, okay?

Go back three paces.

If you can catch it,
it's yours.


That's not fair.
Rex, protest.

All right.
You get a second chance.


Do you always have fun here?

The glass shards
come from the torch.

- The blood matches Sikora's.
- Any prints?

Only Sandler's.

Nice of you to bring them.

I'll go and see Mrs Sikora,

I'm being kept in the dark.
Come on, Rex.

We're looking for Mrs Sikora.

What a beautiful animal.

My husband gave him to me
for my thirtieth birthday.

In murder cases the prosecutor
is slow to release the body.

Sorry I was brusque
on the phone.

That's all right.
We're used to it.

Did you know about
your husband's affair?


I told you that yesterday.
Come on.

Do you know who...

Things point to Mr Konsel
but it's hard to prove.

- What about Mrs Konsel?
- We don't suspect her.

She's been released.

Been making friends,
have you?

Did you check her alibi?

She was in the stable all night.
A mare was foaling.

- Did anyone see her?
- The stableboy left at nine.

- The vet saw her.
- When?

She phoned at half past three.
He left immediately.

There were
no other witnesses.

Could that big white horse
be following us?

Do you know what they did
to horse thieves?

A bit big for you,
isn't he?

We've found your prints.
Why don't you confess?

Can you prove

your dog found the wrapper
at the scene?

You could have emptied my bin.

That's enough.
Out of here.

Maybe I went a bit too far,
but I apologise. Okay?

I apologise, damn it!

All right. I was there.

But I couldn't help Mr Sikora.
He was dead.

Why didn't you tell us before?

When I knew it was murder,
I got scared.

You're not a tolerant husband.
You exploited the situation.

You found your wife's lover

You struck him
with your torch.


How did you put it?

"Only weak people get jealous."

No one's so strong
they can't weaken.

Isn't that right?

We should have spoken
long ago.

I'm sorry.

Won't you come in?

I've spoken
to some of Sikora's friends.

One said he wanted
to divorce his wife.

Mrs Sikora said she didn't know
about his affair.

Suppose she was lying?

Then she had a motive.

- Jealousy.
- For example...

- We ought to talk to her.
- Good idea.

- May I have some water?
- Of course.

Thank you.

- May I?
- Help yourself.

My eyes.

What's wrong?

I don't understand.

Please call a doctor.
Quickly. I feel sick.

Have some water.

Here, drink a little.
You'll soon feel better.

Police, Emergency Service.


Inspector Brandtner...

- Mrs Konsel's. Fast.
- Why?

- She called us.
- Hold tight.

She'll pull through.
I don't think it was suicide.

In her letter she confesses
to hitting Sikora with a torch.

Then why did she call us?


He can smell horses.

Mrs Sikora!
Give up.

Give up!


Stop, damn it!

Get down.

I followed my husband
for weeks.

I saw what happened.
Then I...

Then you struck your husband
because he wanted a divorce.

What about Mrs Konsel?

It was all her fault.

- Anything else?
- Stop fussing.

Rex is treating me
like a total invalid.

- Care for a banana?
- Too healthy.

Who'd like some oysters?

- Our belated breakfast!
- If you like.

Fantastic. May I?