Marcella (2016–…): Season 1, Episode 6 - Episode #1.6 - full transcript

Marcella is devastated when the killer targets a 6-year-old girl, but then a DNA match gives the police their strongest lead in the case. Meanwhile, Williamson investigates Andrew Barnes' death.

Are you wondering how healthy the food you are eating is? Check it -
Just follow procedure.

No one go off- piste, okay?
Don't panic anyone. Nice and calm.

Any questions,
I'll be back at the MCU, okay? Off you go.

Hey. Body's in there. No sign of the girl.

- MO?
- Yeah, it's him. No doubt.

That guy over there, that's Dad.
And the girl's name is May.

Hi there, sir. I'm DI Rav Sangha.

This is DS Marcella Backland.

Have you found her? Heard anything?

I'm afraid not yet, no.

- When's the last time you saw May?
- When I left for work.

I got a text about a delivery,
a last-minute thing.

- Who was she with?
- Beth.

My neighbor. She babysits.

If I get a late call-out,
I carry May over,

I put her in Beth's bed.
She loves waking up there.

- Beth spoils her.
- What time was that?

Jackpot247 was finishing,
so around 3:00.

- What time did you get back?
- A few minutes after 4:00.

It was just a short airport run.

And then I went to Beth's and I found her.

I appreciate
this is difficult, but--

- Hang on. Why did you go over?
- Sorry, what?

You said that May liked waking up there.
Why did you go over?

Because the door was open,
but it was dark in the flat,

so I thought I needed to check on them.

Where are you going?

- He talks too much, too much detail.
- Yeah, he's in shock.

Yes, or well rehearsed.


Oh, Christ.


They found strands of hair
in her right hand, not hers.

- DNA?
- Yeah. Looks like it.

Poor girl.

What did you do with her?

You didn't put her in Beth's bed.

- No, I normally do, but--
- Do not lie to me.

What did you do with that girl?
You're her father.

- I want to know what you did.
- Nothing.

- Tell me what you did with your girl.
- Nothing!

- What did you do to her?
- I left her sleeping!

- Where?
- In her room. On her own.

You left her sleeping
in a room alone at night?

A 6-year-old? Are you out of your mind?

Did you tell your neighbor?

I thought if I told you, I'd lose custody,

that you'd take her away.

Well, we'll have to find her
before we can do that, won't we?

Eyewitness saw a man
in a hoodie carrying a girl.

DS Backland.
I've got the footage outside the flat.

- Oh, my God, May.
- What's he doing with her?

And the other angle...

Freeze it there. Punch in.

So, she was alive when he took her.

- Are you okay to work on this?
- Why wouldn't I be?

Come on.

Her backpack. Have you found her backpack?

Why do you ask?

She must have it,
then she's got her phone.

- In her backpack?
- Yeah.

- It's on. You can track it.
- How do you know?

- You didn't call it, did you?
- Yeah, she didn't pick up.

- So, you can track it?
- If it's still on.

The person who took your daughter
might have heard it.

Located her phone signal.
They're traveling fast, driving east.

Okay, get mobile units there right away
and find that car.

Over here!

- Come on!
- Why dump the phone and not the body?

Because, Alex, she's still alive.

We don't know
he'll keep her that way.

There was a car reported stolen
behind May Weir's house.

The ANPR picked it up.
I'll send it through.

Tell me it's on there. Come on, come on.

He's down by the river!


Marcella! Marcella!

Please, dear God, don't let it be her.

Come on!

I'm requesting urgent backup now!


Oh, no!

No! No! Oh!

May? Oh, God. Oh, God.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven...

It's DI Sangha. I need an ambulance
and full SOCO unit

down to the wasteland adjacent
to London City Airport.

I need it now!

- Four, five, six, seven...
- Alex, get a defib.

One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight.

Come on.

Come on, Juliet. Three, four, five.

One, two...

- Please, darling. Come on, Juliet.
- Marcella.

- Come on, baby.
- Marcella.

- Come on.
- Marcella, she's gone.

Come on.

Oh, no.

- Where have you been at this hour?
- For a drive.

- Couldn't sleep.
- Did you try?


- Where did you go?
- Nowhere.

Just... driving around.

Well, after today,
there'll be a grave to go to.

I'm gonna get a shower.

I want you to go home,
get some sleep.

Get out of here,
do something normal.

Grace Gibson's funeral's at 3:00.

- Do you want us there?
- One of you. With a photographer.

Hi. Um, sorry. Is it okay if I...

Sure. What is it, Mark?

I've just heard from Forensics.

The DNA results from the hair
found in the babysitter's hand

won't be back till tomorrow.

Thanks, Mark.

Where's Marcella?

She burned her hand.
She's getting it looked at.

- She'll be fine.
- Okay. Good.

Well, I've got a lot to do, so...

Yeah, me too.

Who's Juliet?

- You heard that?
- Mm- hm.

Her daughter.
She would have been six now.


- Hi.
- You okay?

Want an update?

Okay, so...
we had to release Bendek Krol.

Didn't have enough to keep him.

And there's no sign of Mohammed El-Sayed.

He hasn't left the country
as far as we know.

We've put out a general warrant for him.

And there was something else.

Hey. It's Mum.

Mum? What do you want?

Oh, nothing. I, um...


I just wanted to hear your voice.

- What are you doing?
- Speaking to you.

No, I meant before I called, silly.

I've got netball.
Got to go. Love you, Mum.


Jason? What are you doing here?

Just dropped Marcella off.

You're looking better
than the last time I saw you.

- What were you doing at my house?
- You left her, man.

But we're still married.
So, keep away from her.

Is there an "or else" coming?

Just stay away from her.

- Bendek.
- Yes?

I need to talk to you.

I'm sorry,
but you can't stay here any more.

You're kicking me out?

We're not comfortable
with you living here.

Got till the end of the week.

- It's about the police?
- Yeah.

It's that...

and the fighting.


I paid.

I paid for a whole month.

I want you out.

I can't go.

What is it now?

Nothing. It's just that I can't...
deal with death right now.

It's just one thing too many, you know?

I can't... I can't go. I... I just can't.

Okay. Well, I'll, uh...

I'll just go straight home
after the ceremony.

So, you're go--? You're going?

Yeah. It's Grace.

I drove all the way here
to pay my respects. I'm going.

But hurry back home.

Grace saved me. Grace saved my life.

When our dad died, I ran away.

In all the years that I was traveling,

Grace never stopped calling, writing,

letting me know
that I was important to her.

I think she made a lot
of people feel like that.

Maybe that was her gift.

'Cause that's what makes life
worth living.

When people...

let you know that you matter...

to them.

So sorry.

- Hey.
- Hi.

You... You weren't in the briefing.

Not that you missed much.

The car he used was reported stolen
this morning,

and there's no facial shots
from the cameras we know he passed.

Whereabouts of
Mohammed El-Sayed are unknown--

I know. Mark told me.

What about the DNA, the hair we found?

There's no match yet.

There's no cameras
outside the Premier Lodge

that can help with the man
who took the key card.

Marcella, Laura...

Laura told me about Juliet.

I'm so sorry.

I have a 7-year-old at home.

Sally. She's my eldest--

I didn't know.

Are you okay?

I have to ask, are you still able
to be a part of this?

Yes, I am.

I have to find him.

Look, May has forced him to improvise.

He is bound to have made mistakes.

We're gonna get him.

Oh, I'm sorry. Thank you so much.

Should we send flowers
to Andrew Barnes's widow?

We didn't know him that well
and her, not at all.

I mean, we did business together.
She is an MP.

We should, shouldn't we?

Any idea who his replacement might be?

There are some options.

Do we know anything about these options?

Daughton has intel on everyone
in the planning committee.

Barnes's replacement?
As soon as we find out,

I'll send him the new plans straightaway.

That plan was a good one
when Andrew Barnes was alive,

but maybe... we can persuade
his replacement

to go back to the original.

Get the intel on the others.

Thanks, Jason.

The new plan is sustainable
and has a green space.

It has everything
in the planning agreement

and we make decent money.

Yeah, but not as much.
It was a compromise.

This is how we have to do business
in the future.

Your way?

Well, listening to me, yeah.

Yes, but the future isn't here yet, is it?

You okay?

Andrew Barnes.
Overdose of antidepressants.

A presumed suicide.

Come on. I don't like it down here.
Make it quick.

It's a tracheal contusion
consistent with a solid object

being pushed down his esophagus.

In English.

Someone's pushed something
down his throat.

So, why don't you just say so?

I went to med school.

- Someone shoved what?
- Wouldn't like to say.

Thin enough to fit his throat,
thick enough to injure it.

Someone fed him an overdose
of antidepressants?

Hmm. Probably.

The injury occurred less
than an hour before his death.

You're telling me
that Andrew Barnes was murdered?

I'm telling you, you can't rule it out.

Why is it so dark in here?

Oh, my God!

- Hi, Mum.
- Hello!

Hi, gorgeous.

- What a nice surprise!
- Okay, enough.

- Are you all right? Hmm?
- Yeah.

- Is this your work?
- Don't look at that.

- Is this your job?
- Um, yeah.

And it's not for you, nosy Parker, go on.

You need to cover it up.

- Right, help me.
- Yeah.

- What are you doing here?
- What do you mean?

It's family dinner.

We agreed we needed it.

- We did?
- When I picked you up this morning.

From the hospital?

Sorry, my mind was elsewhere.
I didn't realize you meant tonight.

So, dinner is...

It's nonexistent.

Right, change of plan!

Who wants Thai?

- Yeah!
- Me!

You should try to eat.

Will this be enough?

With her gone. Will I be enough?

Nothing ever happened.

Just seeing how happy you were
when she was in the room.

You loved her.

Like a daughter, yes.

- Not the way you think.
- I'm not sure I believe that.

I miss her.

I'll always miss her.

But, yes, this will be enough.

- The coin is here.
- It's great. Well done.

I'm doing eight more tricks
at my talent show.

- Will you come?
- Of course.

I wouldn't miss it for the world.

- Will you both come?
- Course. Of course I'll come.

Hey. I can't wait to see
you up on that stage.


Right, so, what else has been happening?

I got a B in the last chemistry test.

That's rubbish. I get A's.

- Hey.
- Seriously.

- Eddy.
- I will hit you.

Okay, stop it. Enough!

Do not play with prawn crackers.

You'll never make it in the NBA, Mum.

- Why?
- Because you have to...


- I thought tonight went well.
- Yep.

You seemed a bit... off.

I'm just thinking.

It dawned on me
that everybody just leaves.

Or they're taken away.

Blaming me for the kids going
to boarding school?

I blame you for everything.

Except Juliet, you know that.

- I think they need to get away.
- So, you're saying it's my fault?


Are you saying that I drive people away?

Even my own children?

- Look, for six years I tried to--
- You tried for three.

I know about Grace. Tim told me.

It was three years, Jason.

For three years... I wanted us to move on.

- To get our lives back.
- Get what back?

What had we lost?

We lost us.

- How we used to be.
- We had ten amazing years.

That's more than most people have.

And things changed, of course,
but we dealt with that.

You deal with it.
Things were different, they weren't bad.

It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good enough.

We lost us.

And that was always our strength.
That connection that we had.

And I couldn't reach you.

Like I said before, I felt lonely.

What, and you're not lonely now?

Yeah. I am.

Well, maybe if you'd have talked
to me about it,

then we wouldn't be here now.

I came back for Grace. To grow up.

Finally get involved
in the family business.

But Grace is gone.

Sylvie doesn't care
about anything that I do.

Sylvie is going through a lot right now.

Sylvie's made me feel
like a failure my entire life, so...

I just need to succeed at one thing.

You fixed Lambeth.

Yeah, but now she's changed
her mind again.

But I don't care, you can't leave.

What's the point in staying?

- Yann?
- Yep.


Should probably go.

Did he bury his sister today?

Leave a message after the tone.

All right, bubba.

You take care, okay? I love you.

- Bye. Mwah!
- Bye.

- Look after your sister, bubba.
- I will.

- Love you.
- I'll see you soon. I love you, too.

Bye, guys.

- Bye.
- Bye.

Let's go. I call shotgun.

I want them to come home.

- You should ask them.
- They didn't ask to go.

They're there because it suited you
and now I want it to suit me.

Okay. I'm not gonna fight you on this.
But I think you should ask them.

- All right.
- They like it there, Marcella.



Look after your hand.

Listen. Forensics called.

We've got a match on the hair
from Beth's hand.

D and D from a few years back.
Let's finish this.

Open up! Police!

Go on, just break it down.

- Police!
- Get on the ground!

Yann Hall, I'm arresting you
on the suspicion

of the murder of Beth Bacan
and the kidnap and murder of May Weir.

You do not have to say anything,
but anything you do say

may be used in court
or in evidence against you.



Yann Hall. He's Matthew Neil's boyfriend.

The computer bloke
we spoke to about the sex chat.

Wait till the solicitor gets here.
See what the search gives us.

- Keep me in the loop.
- Okay.

Good job.

I shouldn't be here.

No one says anything.



- You won't return my calls.
- Why would I?

To discuss our financial settlement.

Is that the intel
from Daughton I prepared for you?

- Yeah. So?
- Then you'll find

that I'm good at what I do.

Very good.

You've got till noon.

Otherwise... I tell Sylvie about this
and Marcella and the police.

You've got my number, haven't you?

It's DI Tim Williamson.

I'm looking into the circumstances
surrounding the death of Andrew Barnes.

No, we have to look into every suicide.

Yes. Yeah, it's very tragic.

Listen, did he upset anyone?

Is anybody angry with him?


Maybe they didn't like something
he was doing.

What's that?

Mm. Yes.

And who was the developer?

Yes, I am familiar with him. Thank you.

Where were you between 3:00 a.m.
and 6:30 yesterday morning?

- Yesterday? I was at home.
- Doing what?

Watching telly. Asleep.

- Were you with anyone?
- No.

My partner, he works away a lot, so...

- In bed, asleep alone? Mm.
- Yeah.

What happened there?


Burned myself. I was cooking.


- Why are you asking me all this?
- A 6-year-old girl was drowned.

We found... these in your house.

The 6-year-old girl's hands were tied.

With ones just like that.

And hers.

And hers.

And his.

And you see there?

You see that around their necks?

Yann, look at that. What is that?

That's right.

Where do you think we found that?

I don't know.

- Where did we find that?
- I have no idea.

Shall I tell you?
We found it in a cupboard in your kitchen.

- Circumstantial.
- We've got DNA.

Your DNA. From the babysitter.

Were you in a rush? Hm?

Did May walk in on you?
Did she scream or cry?

Did she know that she was gonna die?

You couldn't kill her, could you?

You threw her away
like a piece of rubbish.

If she didn't freeze to death,
then she'd drown.

As long as you didn't have to see it,

- No, no, no.
- Yeah.

Because you're a fucking coward.

- You're a fucking coward.
- No!

Shut up! Shut up!

Get off me. Get off!

Women and children, huh? Huh?!

You did it, didn't you?! You did it!

I don't know
what you're talking about!

I want to stay.

Well, I'm sorry, Bendek.

That's out of the question.

Linda doesn't know, does she?

That you're leaving? Yes, she does.

About... your illness.

The multiple sclerosis.

You think that's gonna keep you here,
do you?

That you found out?

I'll just tell her.

I mean,
I've got to sooner or later anyway.

Are you going to tell her
about this as well?

It says here he was found
a little after 2:00 a.m.

Two nights ago.

End of the week, Bendek.

According to the search history,

you searched
for "Andrew Barnes's suicide,"

"Barnes found dead,"

and "MP Barnes' husband dead"
from midnight onwards.

That's two hours before he was found.

I took a screenshot.

And downloaded it.

So, I'm staying.

Everywhere else will be so expensive

since I'm living here for free now.

I haven't done anything.

I'm not supposed to be here!

I'm not supposed...

I'm not supposed to be here.

Please, just come, come.

Come, I'm... I'm...

You all right?

I did not ask you to do anything.

And this isn't saying that.

This is so I never see or hear
from you again.




Please just go.
Go and get someone. Please.

Get someone. Get someone.

Breathe. Relax.