Vanished by the Lake (2015–…): Season 1, Episode 2 - Episode #1.2 - full transcript

The primary suspect in Chloe's disappearance is on the run. Determined to stop history from repeating itself, Lise joins forces with the local police, led by Detective Clovis, to help solve the case.

- Hi.
- Hi.

Do you have a minute?

Yes... come in.

Let's have a drink.
Can you show me where to get one?

Is this her writing?

Yes... that's her writing.

- Where did you find it?
- Her French homework.

This scarf?

That's hers.
A Christmas present.

I shouted at her when she lost it.
She loses everything.

What's going on?

We found them at Bouchard's.


Contrary to initial reports,

Chloé was not wearing
a yellow skirt,

rather a blue,
floral-printed dress.

Rémi Bouchard
is still on the run.

The police are doing their utmost
to track him down.


Come here.

Not Rémi again, it couldn't be.

Did you know him well?

Why would he?
He's only just out of jail.

What would he have
to do with Chloé?

Rather what would Chloé
have to do with him?

She mentions him in her homework,
what happened 15 years ago,

a piece about fate and guilt.

So that's why she called me.

I beg your pardon?

She left me a message weeks ago
about asking me questions.

- Why didn't you tell me?
- What does it change?

Where were you Friday evening?

I don't know what you're up to.
Where were you?

In my car,
driving here from Paris.

I've got fuel and toll receipts.

And I'll be on CCTV.

- I had a pee too...
- No need to get angry.

Do you realise what you're implying?

So what? It's still a lead.

Can I read the homework?

Can I hear the message?

So if you wouldn't mind
calling me back, I'd be interested.

Very interested. Here's my...

Hi, this is Chloé,
your mum's neighbour.

I wanted to talk to you about...

How can I put it?
What happened 15 years ago.

About your friends. The number...

"Lise Stocker,
leading the Toussaint case,

investigating the murder
of Céline Dulac, 14."

"The three of them were inseparable.

"One night two of them went missing.

"The third stayed alone, waiting.

"She never knew what had happened.

"I'm 16 too.
It could have happened to me.

"He picked her,
he could have picked me.

"Why one girl and not another?

"Are we responsible
for our destinies?

"Do we deserve or provoke them?

Are they unavoidable?"








I'm on my way.


Come over for dinner with Lise.
Mylène would love that.

No, thanks.

They found her at Place St Michel.
She didn't know her address.

Sorry, I had no idea it was that bad.

Neither did I.

Most of the time she's fine.

- What did you do with it?
- Calm down.

- Where's the Chief Inspector?
- He isn't here.

I bet Serge knows.
What's this shit about my dog?

What dog?

Rex! Apparently
someone buried him.

- It wasn't you?
- I didn't know he was dead!

Are you OK, Mum?

- Shall we go?
- Yes.

- Do I get an explanation or not?
- Not!

Hello, everyone. It's now 2 days
since Chloé disappeared.

You've all been questioned
about Friday night,

but it's not just about Friday night.

It's about
what happened much earlier.

I want to know if any of you

found Chloé acting
strangely or differently.

Did she say or do
anything out of character?

Chloé needs us, it isn't too late.

We're all in shock,
maybe it confuses our memories,

but if you remember anything,
be sure to tell me,

or Madame Lambert,
the school nurse.


We're here for you.

If you hear anything, call me.
Goodbye, and thanks.


I suggest we have
a break from Balzac.

I imagine you're all OK with that.

Yes, Rachel?

- Do you think Chloé is dead?
- Of course not.

I'm sure we'll find her.

Do you think it was Bouchard?

What was he like?

- Did he break into houses at night?
- Was he your pupil?

Why was I arrested?
What did I do?

They didn't arrest you.

You can't even go out for a stroll.

- I'm not 16, I won't get abducted.
- Mum...

Did they tell you
what I'd done wrong?

You weren't strolling, you were lost.

They just make things up.

We were out of sugar.


You're sick.

I know you don't want to hear it,

I know it scares you, but you are.

You're have Alzheimer's,
you get confused.

You need to accept it and take
the medication, otherwise...

- Otherwise?
- Otherwise you can't stay here.

That's why you came.

- Yes, because you're not well.
- No...

To throw me out.

If that's it, you can go now.
I'll never leave this house.


Is it because I wanted us to leave?
Where would we have gone?

Anyway you need to attend school.

Why did you want us to leave?

Do you want some tea?

A nice hot tea.

I wasn't about
to vindicate your father.

I know he thinks I stop him doing
what he wants, with whom he wants,

but I'm staying here.
Let him move out, not me.

- He didn't leave.
- What are you saying?

So where is he, then?

He killed himself.

Hi, how's it going?

How are you, Sylvain?

Like a man gardening,
dressed like a cosmonaut.

How do you like the clown outfit?

Whoever designed it
deserves a spade in his head!

You must be shattered.
You worked all night at the fête.

Yes, at the bar, like every year.

- Were you there too?
- Yes.

- And Delval?
- Fuck, it was awful.

Poor kid.

Me and Dédé were talking
about it. Poor Hervé.

So was he with you all night?


Why do you ask?
Is he a suspect?

I have to check everything.

Well you can stop there,
he was with us, right?


OK, thanks.
Good luck with the work.




What are you doing here?

I needed a quiet spot.

Is that the Bouchard file?

I didn't know
he stole things off the girls.

He snuck in while they slept.

Stole off Lise too.

The hairband did for him.

Ana won it at the fête,
he said he found it by the lake.

Why did he never say
what he did with the bodies?

It would be an admission of guilt.

- How did the father die?
- Whose?


He jumped.

From Croix Blanche.

It was me who found him.


No reason.

Lise can help us.

She knows them all.

No, Serge, you know it's no good.

She's too involved to be objective.

And you should get some sleep.

Well, I'm off. Mylène's waiting.

- Give her my regards.
- Yes.

Hands on the wheel.
Who are you? What's going on?

On the wheel!

I was just getting my badge.

What the fuck's going on?
You're having me watched?

Not watched, protected.
You should know the difference.

Whatever. And may I ask why?

We found stuff to do
with you at Bouchard's.

Look, I don't know how
Bouchard was with you back then,

but now he seems obsessed with you.

Maybe he has unfinished business.

I don't need a nanny.
Not such an efficient one.

I can manage, I'm a cop.

Not anymore.

What was that?

You were fired.

- I spoke to your boss... Drubeck?
- Durbeck.

Well done.
Great detective work.

Won't you tell me why?
He wouldn't.

Then you've got room
for improvement.


Aren't you asleep?

How can I know
whether I'm losing my mind?

It's not all the time.

Is it?

It'll be fine.

Take your medication, do what
has to be done and it'll be fine.

You're not alone, I'm here.

What's this?

I found it in a drawer.
A Mother's Day gift from you.

You were 10.

You're not losing your mind.
I don't remember.

The date is here.

Sleep well.

- Should I close the door?
- No, leave it open.

Are you calling Chloé?


Best get some sleep
or Mum will be cross with you.

Go on.

Who's that?

No one... the town hall.

I don't want to do
all that again tomorrow.

You have to.

All those students...

baffled, afraid....

Talking about events
from 15 years ago.

You'll find the strength.

Just wait.

This is no time to crack.

They need us to be strong.

Not weep with them.

I know.

Hi, Lise.

Looking for this?

Don't be afraid.

I won't hurt you.
I never hurt anyone.

You haven't changed.

Oh, but I have.

Turn yourself in, Rémi.

- They searched your room.
- They had no right.

Not that they care.

They found Chloé's scarf.

And lots of photos,
of me, Ana, and Marion.

- They'll find you and arrest you.
- I'm not going back.

You broke into our homes at night.

You stole stuff,
they found it in your room.

You stalked us.

- You were obsessed with us.
- I loved you.

All three of you.
I'd never have hurt you.

You know that.

I don't know anything.
How could I?

Because you know me.

Lise... only you can help me.

They won't listen to me.
Will you help me?

I didn't do anything.

You know I didn't.

If it wasn't me,
it was the other guy.

What other guy?

Nothing happened for 15 years.

You get out of jail, it starts again
but it's nothing to do with you?

- How will you explain that?
- I won't, you will.

That's for you to do.

Since it's all because of you.

Because of me?

Why do you say that?


You know...

all the details matter.

Wasn't some boy
always after Ana and you?

Why do you say that?

I heard you talking about him
to Ana and Marion.

- Who is he?
- But it can't be him.

He's strange but he isn't nasty.


What's his name?


Rémi Bouchard.


There is still no news
about Chloé Delval,

the 16-year-old who vanished
after the Sainte-Croix fête.

But important information
has emerged...

Why do they release guys like that?

I thought they had
to wear electronic tags.

Good morning.
A coffee, please.

What are those judges thinking?

He's not a judge.

He arrested Bouchard 15 years ago.

They'll never find the body.
Like the others.

Or they've been locked up
and abused by some nut.

If they'd killed him off,
we wouldn't be here.

If we killed off every arsehole,
you'd have no customers.

What are you upset about?



No one knows.

It proves nothing, Mum.

I have to go now.

Take care. Bye.

Good morning.


You're working today?
Don't tell me they called you.

No, I need a document.

You know, Karine, you didn't...

Don't tell me I didn't
need to come. I'm here.

Fleur's at school.

If I stay home alone, I'll go crazy.

I just want to get through the day
as quickly as possible.

I need to stop thinking.

So don't talk to me about anything.

Just let me work normally.

As if nothing had happened.

What's going on?
I got your message.

The neighbour saw me,
on Friday evening.

Saw what exactly?

Me with Chloé... arguing...

She didn't mention you.

You did delete my messages...

I always do.

What are we going to do?

Let the police do their job.

They'll find Chloé.

- Madam Mayor?
- Yes.

I'm coming.

He was by the lake.

Alone, sitting on some sort of...

Well, I think that's everything.

He was sitting in front of me
on the 5:40pm bus,

and got off before me
at Haute Epine.

So he didn't go into town?

Surprisingly, not.
Everyone was coming to the fête.

OK, thanks. I'll see you out.

- Hi, Lise.
- Hi, Serge.

- Can I see you a minute?
- Of course.

Not here.

I'll have a smoke.

- Have you seen Bouchard too?
- No, why?

Everyone here has seen him,
simultaneously, in different places.

Do you think it's him?

No idea, I'm just doing my job.

Can I help you?

No, I came to see Serge. And...

to apologise for last night.

No problem.

- Good morning, ma'am.
- Good morning.

I shouldn't but...

- Can I have one?
- You smoke?

I stopped but...

So what's this about?

Could I get a copy
of Bouchard's case notes?

What for?

I've no desire
to go through it all again.

I've done my best to forget.

But now I'm a cop, I was thinking,

there might be some detail
I'd see with a different eye.

I may as well try.

Is it a good idea?

I just want to try.

I'll get to see how my dad worked.

I haven't much
to remember him by.

He doesn't need to know.

I'm coming.

His wife's expecting their third
baby, so he's edgy, is that it?

- Who?
- Clovis.

Wrong. He's been
married 6 months.

That dog, it was him.

He buried it.

He found it in a ditch,
hit by a car in the night.

Where is this ditch?

Near Pas du Loup, by the cross,
on the bend. I have to go.

I knew you'd be here.

- Here's your file.
- Thanks.

Is this still a spot for lovers?

Does it bring back memories?

We're allowed
to have them, aren't we?

Was Chloe's phone found down there?



I found fragments of a car light.

- Blood?
- Looks like it.

There were tyre tracks.
I'll send you a photo.

Your dad would like you
being a cop.

Do you think so?

He hated you going
to boarding school.

But he was the one who sent me.

No, it was your mother, not him.

He wanted to keep you close to him.

Mr Mazaud.

How are you doing?

I'm fine.

- How about you?
- I'm trying my best.

I try to reassure them but I can't.

Did you want to see me?

Yes, about some
homework you gave out,

in which Chloé talked
about me, Ana and Marion.


The subject was guilt, I think.

She got a good mark.

But she always does.

Why choose to talk about that?

- Was she the only one?
- Yes.

It's not so surprising.

People round here
never forgot about it.

I'd hate there to be a third victim.

I'll be off.



- It'll be fun.
- But we've got Maths.

Who cares?
Let's get out of here.

- Let's go.
- Rachel?

Are you OK?

It's only been 2 days,
we'll find her.

Did you believe it
when they said it back then?

Well, yes.

They believed it too.

You know...

every little detail counts.
All of them.

That guy's always eyeing us up.
It's getting weird.

- What are you staring at?
- Don't!

I'm sick of it, he's a psycho!

He scares me.

I keep wondering what we missed.

Some detail we failed to see.

That's why you have to think.
You know her best.

But if I knew anything,
I'd have said, wouldn't I?

Chloé's my best friend.

I'd better go.

- Why did you make that face?
- I didn't!

Yes. What did she say
that upset you?

Just this, "she's my best friend".

- Why?
- It's a pack of lies.

She's not her friend.

- Explain.
- They used to be inseparable.

But not for the last 3 months.

- What happened 3 months ago?
- No idea.

I just know there was a big party.
Next day, I saw them arguing.

Since then relations
have been frosty.

So this "best friend" thing is an act.

- What was the party?
- Ask someone who was there.

We aren't in the gang.
Our faces don't fit.

Don't move.

Hi, Mum.

My darling daughter.

Do you need a hand?

No, thanks.

Thanks for everything else, too.

I always wanted a view over the lake.

What are you on about?

You booked me a room.
Cancel it.

- I'll never go to a care home!
- I didn't book anything.

I was looking into it.

I worry about you.

I'm looking for ways to protect you.

I'd never do anything,
without asking you first.

So you say!

I know what it's like
to be sent away against your will.

Meaning what?

Who wanted to send me
to boarding school?

Was it Dad's decision or yours?

- Don't change the subject.
- I'm not, you are!

Why did you lie?

Why tell me it was his decision
when he wanted me to stay?

So you're sending me away
to get revenge.

I could have stayed with him longer.

Enjoyed more time with him.

- Why did you do it?
- To protect you!

Protect me from what, Mum?

Am I disturbing you?


Bloody mess.
What's your dad been up to all day?

We've been drawing.

I end up doing
everything around here.

- I'll help you.
- No need.

What was that, Fleur?

Chloé's mug.

What have you done?

Why did you do that?

I didn't ask you to do anything!

Stop it.

It's nothing, love.
Go to your room.

No harm done.

Leave it, I'll do it.

- I'll stick it back together.
- You can't, it's smashed!

OK, I'm coming.

Where are you going?

Don't take it personally,
it's the illness.

It produces mood swings.
It makes people verbally aggressive.

That's nothing new.

Why don't you come over
for dinner tonight?

We could talk.


- I spotted him this morning.
- Only you and Hervé know.

They let him out,
but this time he won't be so lucky.

They found Rémi, they'll kill him.

The sheepfold.

Recognise me?

Look at him!

I'm Ana's dad.

Ana, my daughter,
who you killed 15 years ago.

15 years since my life ended,

15 years of waiting...

for you to tell us where she is,
so we can bury her.

I wanted to bury my mother.

She died of sorrow,
seeing me in prison,

thinking her son was a murderer,

when I didn't do a thing.
Not a thing!

How can you lie?
All that evidence found in your room!

Why take the piss?
Why not tell the truth?

I've been telling
the truth all along!




OK, fine.

Chloé did an internet search
about pregnancy termination.

Don't tell me she's pregnant.

- It's Hervé
- And his daughter?

What did you do to her?

Stop, damn it!


Where's my daughter?
Tell me what you did with her.

Tell me.

- I'll make him talk!
- Cut it out!