Marcella (2016–…): Season 1, Episode 3 - Episode #1.3 - full transcript

Marcella is terrified when Grace's body is found and tries to hide the fact that she was one of the last people to see her alive. Sylvie is distraught at her daughter's death and shocked to learn of her affair with Jason.

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Headmistress called me.

- Did she tell you what it was about?
- Just that it was important.

You seem stressed.

Well, I am stressed.

We will be curtailing
Emma's privileges for the next few weeks

and we would like you to talk with her

so she understands
the gravity of the situation.

We will. Right?

- Yeah. Absolutely.
- Good.

You can wait for her in the library.
I'll go and get her.

And yes, we want this off school property.

- You coming?
- Hm? You do it.

No, we should do it together.
Our daughter is taking drugs.

- She is reacting to our breakup.
- You told them?

Well, someone had to.

- She's 13, Marcella.
- She blames me.

She listens to you. And it is your fault.

- If that makes you feel better, then.
- No, it doesn't.

Look, we have to do this together.

And we should have told them
about us together too.

It's okay.

It's okay.

You all right?

Dad's going to stay. I'll see you soon.

Sorry, guv, said it was important.

Thank you.

- See, I've been thinking it over, you see.
- Oh, yeah?

That girl, the one I bought stuff off?

The one you bought
stolen goods from, yeah?

Yeah, right, yeah, anyway.

A couple of days ago,
this bloke got beaten up behind the shop.

Think she might have been involved.


Someone saw her come out of the shop,

and this kid started talking to her.

Right. So, the officers investigating
that assault have spoken to you?

- Yeah.
- And what did you tell them?

That I'd never seen her.

Look, I didn't want to get involved.
But I'm telling you now.

Okay. I'll look into it.
Thanks for coming in.

If this leads anywhere,
if this helps you find her...


Do you think you could drop the charge?
The receiving thing?

- What do you think?
- Probably not.

Probably not.

♪ Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday dear Lea
Happy birthday to you ♪

- Happy birthday, bestie.
- Thank you.

Aren't you supposed to get breakfast
in bed on your birthday?

You would have done
if you hadn't woken up so early.

It's gone 11.

- Did you steal it?
- No.

- Honestly?
- Cross my heart.

I brought it with the money
that I got from the stuff.

You're cool with that, right?

Yeah, I'm cool.

Thank you.

- Why would I do that?
- To find out what Emma said.

It was her first time,
she wanted to try it.

She feels stupid
and she'll never do it again.

- Am I getting warm?
- You don't believe her?

What difference will it make?

You've talked to her, we'll talk again
when she comes home,

and the school's on it.

One more thing. Um...

You're going to find out sooner or later.

Grace and I are in a relationship.

- Grace?
- Gibson. At work.

No one knows about us,
so, I can't...

I walk around being politely concerned
when really what I want...

- I'm sorry, I shouldn't. Not with you.
- It's all right.

It's okay.

I'm sorry.

It's okay.

I'll see you soon.


You're late. Where you been?

Um, I had to go to my daughter's school,
Emma's been smoking weed.

What, you want me to lie about it?

Keep your jacket on,
you and Alex are gonna see Evan Jones.

- Who's Evan Jones?
- He was robbed and assaulted

behind the pawnshop
where we found those trophies.

- By her?
- Uh- huh.

- Yeah, that's her.
- Certain?

- Yeah.
- Do you know who she is?

Never seen her before?

Never. No.

Well, it says here she followed you
into the backyard.

Yeah, then she yelled at me to stop.
When I turned around she knocked me down.

Then she stole my phone and wallet.

Right, and how far away was she
when she yelled?

Right behind me, a yard or two maybe.

- So, it happened quickly?
- Yeah, I didn't have time to react.

You did have enough time
to make a positive identification

of that drawing.


I'd seen her before,
but I don't know her name or who she is.


The Net.

Come on.

So, that's her,
but she's not online now

because she's got a red lock by her name.

How does it work?

You log in,

you click on someone online,
and you ask them to do things.

- Sexual things?
- Um...


Thanks for your help.



Grace Gibson has been found dead.

There's evidence it's our murderer.

Rav, get someone out to the scene.

Steve. John. Get on it.

Make sure they send out
everything on her disappearance.

We're treating her as our fourth victim.



Tim said the victim was having an affair
with your husband.


- How long have you known?
- I found out the day before yesterday.

- How?
- Tim.

He had a talk with Jason.

Look, I didn't know
anything about it until then.

- Are you going to take me off it?
- I should.

You are not allowed near the victim's home
or place of work,

and you are not to question Jason.

All right?


Are you going to get in shit for this?

So, make it worth taking some shit for.

Our planning chief,
Andrew Barnes, has been in touch.

He wants to see plans for Lambeth
and visit the construction site.

I'm stalling,
but we ought to have a strategy.

All right.

They found a body on Hampstead Heath.


They haven't said. A woman, that's all.

- It's not Grace.
- I'm just saying--

It's not Grace.

If you don't actually know,
why bother saying anything?

- Sylvie?
- What?

I'm very sorry.

Congratulations, you're a free man.

Here's your paperwork
and letter of recommendation.

Thank you.

- So, what are you going to do now?
- I'm not really sure.

- Think I might see a bit more of Maddy.
- Yeah, she seems nice.

Oh, she is. She's fantastic. All right.


- For everything, yeah?
- Good luck.

- Yeah.
- Pop by sometime.

I will.



- Where's Guy?
- He's gone.

I'm free. Released this morning.

- That is fantastic.
- Come on, let's go grab a coffee.

Yeah. Only I can't, I've only got
ten minutes till my next lecture.

Another time, though.

You know, decide when a bit beforehand,
just to make sure I can.

Yeah. Yeah, of course. Of course.

Let's make it soon, yeah?


- I'm really looking forward to it.
- Me too.

- All right, I'll see you soon.
- Yeah. Yeah.


Tape. Bag. Cable ties.

Everything is identical to
the other victims, only he moves this one.

- Why?
- He didn't want her found straightaway.

No. He wasn't bothered
about when they were found before.

Fincher was lying there for weeks.

- Could have been disturbed by something.
- Could be.

How are we doing on CCTV?

There is nothing by her house
according to DI Williamson,

the closest is a side street.

Check it out, I'm sure he had a car.

- I can do that.
- We usually have DCs doing that.

Yeah, I know, but I don't mind.
I've got to learn.

- Did they find any kind of trophy?
- We don't know yet.

The family are looking into it.
But there was something else. Alex.

Yeah, we found blood on the kitchen table.

If we're lucky,
Grace put up a fight and it's his.

We need samples from the family
and we need to find a boyfriend,

because there are traces of a man
in the bedroom and bathroom,

although she is listed
as the sole occupant.

She was having... a relationship
with my husband.

Are you serious?

I didn't know
until after Grace went missing.

Laura's been informed,
and she's okay with me

continuing work on the investigation.

Did you know about this?


- This is completely crazy.
- I know, Alex, it's not up to me.

If you've got a problem with it,
talk to Laura.

You know, she's DCI Porter
to the rest of us.

The webcam girl from the pawnshop.

Anyway, I contacted admin at the sex site

and a lot of umming and ahhing,
to-ing and fro-ing,

but they give me an account number.

- Got off the phone with the bank--
- Short version, Mark.

I found her.


Great. Marcella, get Alex
and get onto it straightaway.

- If we're right, she's seen the killer.
- Okay.

I don't know where she is.
Why are you looking for her?

She didn't say where she was going?

I went out and she wasn't here
when I got back.

I'm not interested in her stealing.
I want to know who she stole from.

It could be dangerous, do you get that?

Get her to call me.

We'll see ourselves out.

Cara, it's Lea. Where are you?

The police are looking for you.

They want to know
who you nicked stuff from.

- They said--
- Where is she?

I said, where is she?

Shit. I'm going.


Have you seen this girl?
Have you seen this...?

Have you seen this girl?
Have you seen this girl?

- She went that way.
- Over there?


- She met up with people on Sinnr.
- What is that?

It's an app for people
who want to cheat on their partners.

She'd sleep with them
and nick their stuff before they woke.

Counted on the fact they wouldn't go
to the police.

- Because they had been unfaithful.
- Yeah.


So, our man is on Sinnr.
That's how she got the trophies.

- Can you think of anything else?
- She did webcams.


- One of her punters threatened her.
- Did she know them?

No. She was completely freaked out.

He said he'd find her
and he was going to kill her.

I told her there was no way
he could find her.

She felt safe when I said that.

- It's hard...
- Oh, love. I know.

We're going to find him.

You think he's murdered
three people.

You know he beat his wife to death
and now he's a free man.

Look, he fits the profile I'm building.

It's going to mean more to my career
than my dissertation if I'm right.

You are completely out of your mind.

- So, you don't like it?
- No.

I don't like you flirting
with your clients.

There is no comparison, Maddy,
come on.

Don't look at that. Listen.
I won't have you seeing him.

- I can't do this right now.
- I won't have you seeing him, all right?

You finishing soon,
so we can head home?

Yeah. Just a minute.
Just a minute.


- That's too little.
- Really?

- It's not what we agreed.
- You shouldn't even be in the country.

Should be glad I pay you
at all, you fucking parasite.


Come on. Come on.

So, I called Patrick,
and I can get my old job back.

That's in Norwich, though.

Yeah, I know.

- We don't live in Norwich.
- No, but we could.

They've got computers
that need fixing as well.

What do you want me to say?

How about, "We could see it through, Yann.

This is just a bump in the road"?

Or, "I love you, Yann."
Try that.


Things are slow at work.

And that's why you're consulting
at Gibson's.


So, Henry knows
about our financial situation, but not me.

- He's what bothers you with this.
- Yeah.

- You're totally dependent on him.
- No, I'm not.

Okay, you keep telling yourself that.


Hey. Your boyfriend's here.

Oh, that's really mature, Yann.


They found Grace.

I, um, heard about that webcam girl.


- The jewelry from the pawnshop?
- Yeah.

There was definitely
nothing of Grace Gibson's?


Webcam girl must have slept
with him before he murdered Gibson.

Yeah, I suppose. Thanks.

Her name was Cara.

- What is it?
- The interview with Jason.

I'm supposed to keep my distance,
part of the investigation.

I know.

Why the question mark?

- It's a different MO.
- What, a copycat?


So, how's the rest of it going?

- We lost a witness today.
- Yeah, yeah. I heard.

- Where was Cullen?
- No idea.

I'm not allowed anywhere near him.

What, and you're doing
what they tell you?

Laura will chuck me
off the case otherwise.

I've not managed to keep all my friends.

- Are you staying?
- For a bit, sure.

- Good. Beer?
- Go on in.

There you are. Good.

How are you?

We identified Grace last night.

I know.
It must be very hard for you.

They had a police specialist there
who took DNA samples to rule us out.

He was asking
how he could get hold of Henry.

And her boyfriend.

- Sylvie. I can explain.
- No. Really, don't even try.

We're done here.

I've got a case review in 15 minutes.

- Mark.
- Cara's mobile's crushed.

Without her login details,
we're not going to get anything.

We don't know which
e-mail address she was using.

- What about her computer?
- We're restoring her chats

to track down the person
who threatened her.

- Good.
- We're checking black Ford Fiestas.

None have been registered as stolen.

And there's no CCTV
at the end of that tunnel.

He moved Grace Gibson.

Even if he changes it,
he uses some vehicle.


See if we've overlooked anything
in the witness statements.

Sure. Alex, Marcella, you do it.
We've got the post-mortem from Gibson.

Single blow to the head.
Same cause of death,

except that she had cocaine
in her bloodstream,

scratch marks on her throat
and bruising on one forearm

- as if someone had grabbed her.
- She might have put up a fight.

We found blood.

- She was also 6 to 7 weeks pregnant.
- What?

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry. I wasn't thinking.

That's fine.

I'm sorry.

I'm going to decide the places.
Just cafes, things like that.

Among people.

Never get in the car with him.
Never go to his home.

- Never be alone with him.
- He is dangerous.

I know.

But I need to build a profile,
and to do that I need to meet him.

I'm just looking out for you.

I will be careful. I promise.

I love you.

Nothing about a black
Ford Fiesta anywhere.

What do you have?

Two people saw a delivery van or lorry

with a logo on the side
outside Benjamin Williams' flat.

Delivery van, that would explain how
he knows the way around the homes.

Oh, yeah, sorry, I forgot.

Peter Cullen doesn't drive a delivery van,
so, it's probably not important.

- I didn't say that.
- You didn't have to.

- You don't know him.
- No, but I'm starting to know you.

- What's that supposed to mean?
- Just that.

A social worker said a minicab
took a parking spot

around the time Williams was killed.

Yep. Minicab was also spotted
outside Liz Harper's.

Not parked, but it passed by twice.

Although the witness wasn't sure
it was the same car.


So, we've got a delivery van and minicab.
I'll tell Rav.

You're not going to help?

You know me.

You didn't know we issued
those appeals to hospitals, did you?

You were stabbed with scissors
while breaking and entering.

We've got blood from the crime scene.

You know, it's better for you
to talk to us about it,

otherwise we'll be looking at
including four murders as well.

Was Peter Cullen there?

Was he with you waiting outside?

He wasn't even there, was he?

He was leaving Cullen unsupervised,
and he was his only alibi.

Can I go somewhere near him now?

DS Backland.
I'm here to see Peter Cullen.

- Peter Cullen?
- Yep.

Released yesterday.

He's out on parole as of yesterday.

He's got a place in a halfway house
and he's yet to be seen.

How the hell did we miss this?

- Come on.


- Cullen's out. Did you know that?
- Yeah.

Well, have you seen him?

Yeah, he turned up
at my college yesterday.

If he contacts you again, you call me.

I know what I'm doing. I'm being careful.

- He's dangerous.
- I know he is.

If he shows up, don't lie,
don't reject him,

don't do anything
that he'll see as a betrayal.

- You just get away from him.
- But I need him for my studies.

He is sick.

You do know that, don't you?

You call me.

Yeah, I'll call.


Adrian, are you home?

That's one less problem.


Tell me about Maddy.

What does she like?




- You made me jump, Bendek.
- Sorry. Sorry.

I didn't mean to.

- The rent.
- Oh, thank you.

Where is Stuart?

He'll be home soon, I'm sure.
I'm going to get something to eat.

Do you want company?

Sure, why not.


Bounty, where are you?



It's been a long day.

I can do massage.

I'm very good.

My ex- girlfriend said, "Bendek,
you are so good with massage."

That's okay. Thanks.

I slept at her place
the night before last.

- Not last night?
- No.

I saw Marcella
earlier on today.

Got the impression
that you were still married.

We are, but we've separated.

Sorry to hear that.

How long ago were you separated?

A week or two.

A bit more.

How long have you been
with Grace Gibson?

You're not taking any notes.

How long?

Three years.

Three years.

Three years.

Three years.

Three years.

Just over.

- Marcella.
- What are you doing here?

You don't live here anymore.

I got the sack today.

Did you have to ruin everything?

Why couldn't you go on sleeping with her?
I didn't have to know.

You glad she's dead?


I have to see her.

I've got no right to ask, and you've got
every right to tell me to go to hell.

But I have to see her.

She was pregnant.

When she died.

She was seven weeks pregnant.


What are you doing here?
Shouldn't you be home?

Come and have a look at this. I got hold
of the CCTV from Hampstead Heath.

There's no camera where we found
Gibson's body or the next street.

Closest one's in a car park.

So, I planned to start there
and work my way outwards.

Anyway, look who I found.

Jesus. It's Clive Bonn.

Good work, Mark.

There's something else.


She's been looking at the CCTV
from Grace Gibson's house.

- I know. We told her to.
- Yeah, yeah, but before that.

Three days ago.
Before we found Gibson dead.