Crossfire (2022–…): Season 1, Episode 3 - Episode #1.3 - full transcript

This program me contains some scenes
which some viewers may find upsetting,

some violent scenes
and some strong language.

There are things
they don't tell you.

Things you never even think about.

They never tell you how
insulting the ordinary world seems

when you get home.

How you'll feel insulted
even by your own memories.

You hate everyone
who doesn't understand,

but you hate yourself as well,

because you didn't
understand either.

SHE GRUNTS



Why didn't I appreciate
ordinary life?

How could I not have realised
how fragile it all was?

THUNDER RUMBLES

THUNDER CRACKS

THEME MUSIC PLAYS

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SHE BREATHES SHAKILY

HELICOPTER WHIRS

SHE EXHALES

THEY YELL IN SPANISH

HELICOPTER DROWNS SPEECH

SHE BREATHES SHAKILY

SHE WHIMPERS

IN SPANISH:



SHE WHIMPERS

SHE HYPERVENTILATES

Put down the gun.

It's all right. It's OK.

Just take it easy.

OK.
THEY CALL IN SPANISH

SHE PRAYS

THEY WHIMPER

THEY SPEAK IN SPANISH

Los dos y tres conmigo.

Vente. Vamos!

It's OK.

Put the gun down.

It's going to be
all right now, I promise.

GUNSHOT

Mum!

SHE HYPERVENTILATES

It's OK, it's over.

It's over, it's over.

Guardia Civil! Manos arriba!

No se mueve! Guardia Civil! It's OK.

OK, we're unarmed. We're unarmed.
Las manos arriba!

OK, OK. Suelte el arma!

OK.

SHOUTING IN SPANISH

SHE WHIMPERS

SHE SOBS

SHE WAILS

Please, senor!

Senor! Abhi!

GUNSHOT

SHOUTING IN SPANISH

Show me your hands! Hands up!

No se mueva nadie!
Hands up! Hands up!

THEY SOB

Quietos! Al suelo! Necesitamos un
medico en la cocina, ya.

Vamos!

HE GULPS AIR

HE BREATHES SHALLOWLY

OFFICER SPEAKS SPANISH

This way. You're going to be safe
now, darling.

Once you're out,
find Kimberly, Adam and Jason.

Mum, we're safe now.

I have to go.

I love you. I have to help someone.
All right, go!

HE PANTS

SHE EXHALES

PA ANNOUNCEMENT IN SPANISH

Por favor.
BABY CRIES

Mummy!

Miriam!

Oh, my darling! I've got you.
SHE SOBS

Oh, my God. You're OK.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Please register
your name to the police. Point A.

You're OK.

Where's...

Where's Daddy? Where's Sunil?

It was really scary!

Ben, Jo said that you had
Kim and Sunil.

Yeah, um...

Yeah, we, um... We got...
We got separated.

What?

I—I-I was helping
someone else, Abhi, and I...

I turned round, they'd...
They'd just vanished. I'm s...

No.
SHE SOBS

I'm sorry.

It's OK. We'll all look.
We'll... We'll find them.

There were buses taking people away
earlier. Maybe they'll be on there.

He's right.

Abhi, you go on.
Go on the bus with the boys.

Iker?

FOOTSTEPS APPROACH

Hey.

Just let me help him.

It's OK. It's all right.
You... You can go.

Stay calm, OK?

Just...

Just take it easy.

Take it easy.

He's one of them? Yes.

You need to stop him. Follow him!

I'll be fine. Take the gun.

You hold on, OK? The police
are in the building. Go, go!

HE GROANS

All right? Yeah.

Go slowly. Thanks, Abhi.

SHE EXHALES Miriam...

...if those kids are still out there,

I've got to find them.

OK? Please, be careful.

Ben?

Ben! Amara!

Where is everyone?

I've lost Kim and Sunil.
I need your help.

SIRENS WAIL

ENGINE IGNITES

SHE SOBS

SIRENS DROWN SPEECH

Right, you go and look
in the village.

I'm going to check
the waste ground again.

I'll come back here. Yeah.
I'll meet you back here.

CHILDREN SQUEALING

Kimberly!

Sunil!

Kim!

Hola, have you seen two children,
a boy and a girl?

A girl with long hair?

Please.

Sorry.

SHE GASPS

CHILDREN'S VOICES NEARBY

CHILDREN SPEAKING ENGLISH

Kim, Sunil!

SHE SOBS

Are you OK?

DOOR SCRAPES

DOOR THUDS

DOOR SCRAPES

DOOR THUDS

Argh!

Stop!

Put your hands up.

Put your hands up above your head!

Don't move.

Ben! Ben, stay back!

You, keep your hands up!

Ben!

Ben, move to... Move to the side,
Ben! What?

Look, look. No, stop! No!

Hey! No, no! Stop!

SHOUTING IN SPANISH Stop!

Oh! OK, OK.

OK.

Suelte el arma. Quiet a. OK, OK.

Manos a la cabeza. OK.

Quiet a. He's... He's hurt.

OK. No, he's... he's... he's hurt.
Vale.

HE GROANS Ben.

Ben.

Ben.
HE BREATHES SHAKILY

No.

Ben.
HE PANTS, TRIES TO SPEAK

I'm here. I'm here.

Ben, it's all right.

It's OK.

VOICE BREAKING: Ben, I'm here.

Ben?

SHE SOBS

MOURNERS CHANT MANTRA: Hare
Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama...

CHANTING FADES

BIRDS CHIRP

SHE WEEPS

Oh, there is going
to be dancing, right?

Oh, yeah!
THEY CHUCKLE

I need to let my hair down

after having Jason's entire
family for Christmas.

THEY LAUGH

Ah, there's Ben!

Aha! Aw!

I ordered you an extra hot,
double shot gingerbread...

...argh!
- Caramel, vanilla and something or other. I don't know!

Well, what a great idea.
Oh, thank you.

Thank you. Oh, so sweet.

Ah! So, New Year's Eve,
our house, going all out.

Oh, you try and stop me!

JO LAUGHS

You know, I knew
we could count on you!

Thank you. I'll leave you to it. OK.

See you.

Yeah, there's plenty more
where that came from.

And plenty of time to practise. Ha!

THEY LAUGH See you.

Mm.

I can't wait for Christmas.

Yeah.

Shall we stay in
our dressing gowns all day?

HE CHUCKLES

Yeah, what, gravy all down the
front of mine by nightfall?

Ugh! It's like living
with an old bear!

THEY LAUGH
You like bears! No...

...I love bears.

HE CHUCKLES
Mwah! Yeah! Yeah!

BIRDS CHIRP
WATER BURBLES

There you go.

Thanks.

Kimberly and Adam were a bit
clingy this morning.

That's not surprising, really.

No.

HE SIGHS

Amara wants to go back to school.

I'd like her to have a bit more
time off or

at least wait for some
counselling, but she seems to want

to go back to some sort of normal
as soon as possible.

Um...

Home in a few weeks, maybe.
That's good, isn't it?

Well...

...the physio wants to see
if I'm OK with stairs first.

She wants to see me do a clear week
on just the stick, you know?

Well, maybe we could get you one
of those, you know, chairs that...

A fucking stairlift?

No. No, thank you.

Shame, the way things
turned out, isn't it?

If they'd have got me and Abhi...

...instead of Chinar,

that would have left
the field clear, wouldn't it?

GUNSHOT

SHE GRUNTS

SHE PANTS

What's wrong with her?
I don't know.

Sorry.
They wanted to call the police.

I fucked everything up.

You're a hero, Jo.
Whether you like it or not.

I don't want to be one!

I don't want to be a fucking hero!

It's my fault we were
even in that hotel,

and there is nothing heroic
about killing that boy.

It's going to take time.

SHE SIGHS Yeah.

You were in an impossible
position out there.

A lot of people, including our
daughter, were in a lot of danger.

You made a call.

Personally, I'm glad you did.

ENGINE IGNITES

CHILDREN ARGUING UPSTAIRS

ON TV: Meanwhile, in Spain,
investigations have continued today

into what motivated the brothers to
carry out such a horrific attack,

with the revelation that their
father is currently in prison

serving an eight-year term
for murdering their mother

when they were ten and 12 years old.

The elder of the two was already
being investigated

following allegations
of theft from the hotel,

where he had apparently threatened
to kill staff... Mum?

Hey... during an altercation...

No, you don't have to.
JO SWITCHES OFF TV

How was it?

Adam was a bit clingy.
The teacher came out.

SHE SIGHS

Thanks, darling.

Sorry to ask you to
do that again, I just...

You know, the mums. Yeah.

They all had a good look at us.

The novelty hasn't worn off yet.

You're going to have to
face them at some point.

I'm off now.

Yeah, I said I'd help Abhi out.

Chinar's things came back
this morning.

You still haven't rung her.

Or Miriam.

I thought you were going to.
Yeah, no, I will. I just, um...

I've been busy, so...

I left my phone on charge.
I'm going to grab it and go.

DOOR CLOSES

A further memorial service
took place today

for another British victim
of the attack.

Catherine Jameson was...

DOOR OPENS, SHE GASPS Oh!

Sorry.

Made you jump, eh?
THEY CHUCKLE

Did you tell your mum
where you're off to?

Yeah. I didn't tell her
you were taking me, though.

How is she?

I don't know.

She asks me how you and Abhi are,
you ask me how she is.

It's just...

Yeah, I know.

I guess we're all just finding
it hard in different ways.

THUNDER RUMBLES

Mum!

Kim and Sunil are... Are safe.

ABHI SOBS They're with Amara.

I saw their names on the list.

They've been taken...
They've been taken to another hotel.

We can go there.

What about Ben and Chinar?
Where are they?

Um...

Jason's been...

...been badly injured.

They've taken him to hospital.

Jo?

Jo?

Jo?

You know you left the front
door open?

Did I?

Look at this.

What is it with holiday clothes?

I've got loads of dresses
and I still bought this one.

Why don't you let me do that?

No, it's OK.

Actually...

...this is the one I need you to do.

He was so efficient, you know?

His pass code's on that sheet.

His phone's in there.

I'm going to go downstairs.

Um, I want you to open
his phone and...

...delete anything I wouldn't want to
see and then not tell me about it.

Are you sure?

Yeah.

There'll be photos of me
on there, the boys.

I don't want to
lose all that, I just...

I don't want to see anything
I don't want to see.

SHE INHALES DEEPLY

Are you all right?

Look, um...

...I'm not sure how you're going
to feel about this.

I've got some news for you.

What?

I asked if I could
be the one to tell you.

SHE GASPS

Who's that?

Is that my mum? What is that?

AMARA SHOUTING UPSTAIRS Amara...

That's Chinar's phone!
What's going on?

Calm down. Look, Abhi asked me
to do this, OK?

Did you know? No.
INDISTINCT ARGUING

I'm out of here!

HEAVY FOOTSTEPS ON STAIRS

DOOR SLAMS

Miriam?

Is everything OK? What happened?

I thought you'd be pleased.

Well, I haven't got one,
and I'm still a serving officer.

HE SIGHS What is it?

You... You don't understand.
I can't accept it.

You've got no idea.
DOOR SLAMS

You were fucking him!

For fuck's sake, Mum!
You were shagging Chinar!

No! No, that's not true.
You're a liar.

She was having an affair, Dad.

I've seen the photos -
you in your swimsuit.

God, it was gross! No, that
wasn't... That wasn't what happened.

And I suppose he would've deleted
them, but he didn't get a chance to

because he got shot dead because
of you! That's enough! Amara!

You know, you two have
been through so much.

Oh, God, Dad, don't
patronise me, not now!

Look, I came round here to tell your
mum that she's going to be

recommended for a commendation
from the Chief Constable

for what she did. Oh, great, now
she's getting a fucking medal!

She saved lives, Amara!

Just leave it. Yeah, jog on, Dad.

I'm going to leave you two to it.

Jo, this isn't nothing, OK?

JO EXHALES
I need a cigarette. Fuck off!

DOOR SLAMS

FOOTSTEPS APPROACH

This better have been good.

Careful, it's a bit damp.

You're such a mum.

Yeah.

Most of the time.

When did it start?

December.

The four of us were in
a restaurant together and, um...

...my scarf fell off the back
of my chair.

Chinar picked it up and put it back.

That's it? He picked up your scarf?

Yeah.

It was about the attention.

Jason would never even notice
something like that.

THEY CHUCKLE

Hey. Hiya.

There you go.

Thanks. That should shut them up.

THEY LAUGH

You look great.

Thanks.

Do you want to... come in?

Um, no. No, I'm, um... I've got
to get to the supermarket so...

Right.

Listen, this, um...

This holiday plan,

are you sure it's a good idea?

It's a great idea.

Yeah. Yeah, I mean, I-I love it.

I just want to see the swimsuit.

I don't... Oh, God!

It'll be fun. Let's do it.

Say hi to them for me. Mm-hm.

PHONE CHIMES

SHE CHUCKLES

Mum...

...that's not a reason to be
texting someone else.

Amara, we weren't
sleeping together, all right?

It was...

It was texts and it was...

It was picture messages.

Whatever it was,
it wasn't an affair.

OK?

You really think it doesn't count
just cos you weren't fucking him?

Wanting to, Mum -
that's having an affair!

AMARA SCOFFS

Miriam knows.
She saw the pictures, too.

Abhi got Miriam to do
a sweep of his phone.

JO GROANS

God.

SHE SIGHS

JO INHALES DEEPLY

Oh.

KNOCKING ON DOOR

I'll see who it is.

Oh, dear.

SHE SIGHS

DOOR CLOSES

DOOR CLOSES

I...

I know I haven't been in touch.
I've been...

...meaning to call.

Abhi, I...

I wish I could take it back.

I wish I could take it all back.

I-I wasn't... thinking about you.

I wasn't thinking about
anybody, and...

JO BREATHES SHAKILY

And I'm so sorry.

I'm so sorry.

You know, it was... It was just...

It was just flirting.

And stupid texts.

Mm-hm. I'll have to take
your word for it, won't I?

JO EXHALES

Is this why we were all
on holiday together?

Ah...

How could you be so fucking selfish?

Clearly you didn't think about me.
Did you think about the kids?

Abhi, I swear...
Oh, I don't want to know.

I don't want to think about it
every time I think of him.

He's dead and...

...next to that, what you were
or weren't doing is...trivial.

I'm not here to make you
feel better about it. No, I know.

I know. I...

I do.

But if I...

If I hadn't chosen that place...
Listen to me.

Nobody is responsible
for what happened

except the men who chose to do it,
do you hear me?

I won't have this stupid hierarchy
of blame and suffering.

Did you know there was
going to be an attack

when you booked that hotel? No.

Take responsibility
for your own actions

and nobody else's.

She's right.

But you two, you were so brave,
and no-one's talking about that.

That was a split-second decision.
That's not bravery.

I'm brave now, Jo.

I'm brave every morning
when I wake up and remember

that I'm the single mother
of three young boys.

SHE SIGHS

GUNSHOT
SCREAMING

It's the pictures, isn't it?

GUNSHOT They just come

any time, out of the blue, when
you're not even thinking about it.

BEN: Well, have a nice time
without me.

See you later.

Yeah.

The thing I keep going back
to is filling my water bottle

to go to the pool...

...not realising that was the last
moment of our lives...

...that was normal.

Yeah, OK. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

I can hear him sometimes
with the boys.

THEY CHATTER

Then it's gone.

You want to grab the rails? Right.

Nice and slow, no rush. Yep.

That's it.
JASON GROANS

I-If the stairs are too much,

we could move you downstairs
just for a...

Oh, God, no, please... few weeks.
No. Next to the dining table?

No.

Mind you, it would be a talking
point for the guests, I suppose.

You know, you...

You're going to have to...

To help me.

I-I won't be able to guess.

I will.

SHE INHALES DEEPLY

I know things haven't... haven't
been good between us, but...

But I'm here.

And I'm not...
I'm not going anywhere.

I know. And I appreciate that.

Honestly, I do.

I want us... to help each other
get through this.

Unless, that is, you're about
to tell me that you

fell for one of your nurses.

HE TUTS
No. God, no.

She was a right battle-axe!

Mind you, one of
the consultants was...

SHE CHUCKLES
..you know.

The attack didn't stop time.

Nothing can, of course.

It always moves forward,
relentlessly.

And the only option
is to move with it.

However hard that might be.

Ah, Mum, you look great.

Thanks, darling.

Do you want to wait in the car?
I'll be out in a minute.

Mum! Mama!

Oh, you look so smart!

Hello. Hello, ma'am.
How are you doing? Good.

SHE WHISPERS

Certainly. Thank you, ma'am.

Let us not forget that throughout
this appalling incident,

Jo Cross risked not only her own
life, but those of her family.

It takes a very special kind
of courage

to tackle a determined gunman.

It takes truly exceptional courage
to tackle them

while knowing your own family
remain at risk.

APPLAUSE

As you've just heard...

...many years ago,
I was a police officer.

And I couldn't be more proud...

...to be standing here today...

...with my former colleagues.

SHE EXHALES

HE BREATHES SHAKILY

GUNSHOT

I don't deserve this commendation.

I killed a boy...

...out of fear for...

For my life and my daughter's life.

He may have been about
to shoot us both.

But we'll never know because...

Because I killed him.

A boy died.

A lot of people died that day.

Um...
SHE INHALES DEEPLY

Our friend Chinar died.

HE INHALES DEEPLY

VOICE BREAKS: Our f...

Our friend Ben.

JO BREATHES SHAKILY

SHE SOBS

SHE INHALES SHAKILY

SHE CLEARS HER THROAT Excuse me.

I'd like to acknowledge
just some of the people

who should be getting this
commendation alongside me.

Miriam Alderton
and Abhi Lasidoshi,

who were so brave and who both lost
their husbands that day.

Mateo Rodrigues, who could have
escaped at the very beginning,

but stayed to help other people

even though he didn't know
if his own wife was safe,

and very nearly died
from his injuries.

My husband, Jason.

His bravery doesn't have anything
to do with shooting a gun.

It's about getting up in the morning
day in and day out.

Like everyone who was traumatised

by this horrific event.

The hotel staff.

The other guests.

There are too many people to count.

SHE SNIFFS So...

Thank you.

Thank you, all. I will accept this

on behalf of those people,

all the people who don't get awards,

but really do deserve them...

...just for living with memories...

...that no-one
should have to live with.

SHE SNIFFS

Thank you.

Thank you, ma'am.

APPLAUSE

I tried to turn down the applause,

but that just got me more applause.

Because when people have decided
that you're a hero,

it turns out anything you do
just makes you more heroic.

BACKGROUND CHATTER

Why is there no applause
for the day-to-day stuff, I wonder.

All the stuff we do all the time.

Where's the commendation for that?

CHATTER IN NEXT ROOM

CLOCK TICKS

Here you go. Thanks.

Adam, Gatik, can you bring some
plates through, please?

One...

...two...

...three.

SHUTTER CLICKS Done.

Come on, Miriam. Your turn.

Oh, no, um... Amara, she's cold.

No, she's not. Come on.

MIRIAM CLEARS HER THROAT

Hey, come here.

Mm, she's a good hugger, this one.

Thank you, darling.

SHUTTER CLICKS

THEY CHUCKLE

Thanks for coming.

I hear your speech
went down a storm.

Yeah, I, um... went off-piste a bit.

Not sure they'll want me back now.

What, you're going back to being
a police officer?

Yeah, I think so.

Haven't decided yet.

Sorry.

Time to stop apologising, maybe.

You know the thing
I still struggle with?

You were with Ben when he died

and I wasn't.

VOICE BREAKS: It hurts
that it wasn't me.

Right, you lot,

plates to everyone first
and then hand out the sandwiches.

Is he having a sad day today?

Yeah, darling, he is.

I'll get him some cake.

Well? Hey.

So what's
the Chief Constable saying?

She wants me to go in next week
for a meeting.

You've wanted to go back for years.

SHE INHALES DEEPLY

Yes.

It's like you said - I've got
to do it for the right reasons.

Come here.

Hey. Oh, thank you, darling.

How are you feeling?

Yeah.

Yeah, OK.

THEY CHATTER

THEY TALK IN SPANISH

THEY LAUGH

There's no denying that
everything's different now.

There's no such thing
as "getting back to normal".

But somehow, you find a way.

And, for me,
that means no more excuses.