Waking the Dead (2000–…): Season 5, Episode 9 - Undertow: Part 1 - full transcript

The team's convinced that a non-violent criminal about to be released from prison is responsible for a series of attacks/murders of women, but can they prove it?


Argh! Argh!

I assume there was a long queue.

It was half way round the block.
Suzy Jenkins. Someone surprise me.

Here you go. Thank you.
No-one surprising me?

I live in a constant state
of disappointment.

Thank you. OK, this is her.

Suzy Jenkins, third year law
student University of West London.

Never got to graduate.

She was strangled.
Defensive markings on both hands,

post-mortem bruising
to the right occipital condyle.

About here. After she was dead?
Yeah, possibly from a kick.

Was she raped?
No signs of sexual assault,
before or after. Who found her?

Chloe Martin,
we were on the same course.

She's a lawyer, but don't
let that put you off. I'll try.

No decent suspects, no-one
ever arrested. It's wide open.

Who hasn't. . . ? Oh, I don't want one.

You don't want one?

Can I have that? Hey, Stella!
Share it, man. Yeah.

Share. Come on. Thank you. So what's
changed? Catastrophe Productions -
they run several websites,

including this astonishing one -
More Mamas.

More Mamas? Can you bring it up?
Is it dot com?

No, it's on the server. Bookmarked.

So, no use of weapon, no sexual
assault. Was anything taken?

A black leather wallet.

Anything in it? According to Chloe,
she always had student ID card,
driving licence and a credit card.

So where's the connection
to Suzy Jenkins?

Because someone last night
accessed this site

using Suzy Jenkins's
missing credit card.

Everybody has to choose
their own username and password.

Nobody uses their real name.
I've got half a dozen Captain
Americas and 20 odd John Does.

All looking for what? For some of
them lactation's about sustenance,

warmth, memories of childhood.

For others, I suppose it's just
double top from ten paces.

And our guy? Anything specific?

No, I can't trace him.

If the card was rejected
then there's not much I can do.

What about the log files?

There should be a record
of each transaction on the server -

even a failed one. Yeah.

What about the log files?

We'd been out the night
before and the one before that.

She said she was tired.

Were you back late? No, not really,
but I remember being pretty drunk.

Stop! Stop it!

I heard the bath running,
so I knew she was awake.

I mean,

I thought she was.

We put some music on.

When you say we, is this
you and your boyfriend?

No, he wasn't really a boyfriend.

It's coming through the ceiling!

The taps were still on,
the bath was overflowing,

water all over the floor.

You're going to have to call someone.

It's leaking into my. . .

Excuse me.

It's a reminder.
What she was really like.


We were going to teach
in South Africa for six months.

The local paper
thought it was local interest.

I still end up back in that bedroom.

He posed her. He propped her up
against the drawers.

Now, why would a burglar do that?

Why does anyone do that?

To shock. To heighten the reaction
when the victim's body is found.

A student house isn't an
obvious target for robbery.

Unless you're after
cold pizza and beer.

Sorry. No, she's right.
I didn't say she wasn't.

He might not have known
that students were. . .

Maybe he thought students were less
security conscious - he just took
the wallet. He took the wallet. . .

but left the watch.
Yeah. It's a TAG. A what?

A TAG Heuer. That's worth about
1, 000 thousand quid.

What's she doing with. . .
He took the wallet, he left the
watch and three years later. . .

He uses her credit card.

Great. Thank you. Thanks.

Yeah? Boyd, it's Felix.

I've matched the attempted
credit card payment to an IP address.

From indigocandy. net.
Have you spoken to them?

Yep. The name on the account
is Christopher Wright.

I've got an address here for you too.

It can't be this easy, Felix.
Can it?

Yes. Thank you. Works for a building
firm, 39 years old. Married with. . .

Three kids. Yeah. How did you know?
For God's sake. Years of experience.


What is it with this place, eh?

Mr Wright? Christopher Wright? Yes.
Detective Superintendent Boyd.
My colleague. . . DC Goodman.

Yeah. What is it?
I'd like a word with you, please.

We're going to Longleat.
I'm afraid not.

Someone put their hands around
her neck and kept on squeezing.

But this isn't. . .
Show me your hands.

Would you put your hands on the
table? I'd like to see your hands.
Thank you very much. Thank you.

I wasn't in the country then.
I don't know the girl. Wedding ring.

Could have taken it off.
But you're using her credit card?

I told you, I found the card.
Where'd you find the card?
Stand up, please, would you?

I found a wallet in my garden.

5:10. I was just clearing up.
Clearing up?

I'd like to see your feet.
I threw it back again.

We moved in nine months ago.

I mean, the house is a wreck.
We've only just got around to
the garden. Is it always this wet?

Oh, it flooded recently.

What's through there?
Oh, that's a public footpath.

I threw it over there.

I've got it!

Yeah, what you got? It's the wallet.

Leather's in pretty good condition.
Probably not been outside very long.

OK, library card. Hmm. ID?

Yeah. Student ID.

Suzanne Jenkins. Suzanne Jenkins.
Find out about the previous owners.

Who had access from the river here?
The wallet was probably thrown
there. Yeah, but just humour me.

What about him? Make sure he's got
his dates right.
We need to comb this whole area.

Yeah, well I'm in the wrong shoes!


Do you think someone wanted it
found? There are better places.

So why does it turn up now?

Why take it in the first place?
People steal, don't they?

They steal anything.
They steal the contents don't they?

They dump the wallet as soon as
they can. They don't keep it safe.
We don't know where it was kept.

It was in good condition,
so it wasn't left outside.

You haven't got a nail file? No.

I've snagged this. Oh, Boyd!

He kicked her after she died.

He posed her. He's angry about
something. It wasn't personal.

They interviewed
everybody she ever bumped into.

Well, he's angry about
something else then.

What can you tell me
about the previous owner?

She died soon after we
completed, I'm afraid.
Left the proceeds to a cats' home.

Something like that.

She didn't have any family.

Did many people view it?
A long list. Who handled the sale?

For Shapiro's? Bryony Watts.

She'd know more about the details.

But she's no longer with us.

I can give you an address
if you like? Great. Thank you.

I'm looking for Bryony Watts.
Double T. No.

Well, she moved a while ago.
Do you know where she went to?

No clue.

She had a boyfriend though.
Oh, really.

I know where he is. Where's that?

Nine months, benefit fraud.

Right. Do you have a name?

I found bite marks on the wallet.

Vulpes vulpes.

It's a red fox.

How can vulpes vulpes be a red fox?

I mean, red red
or fox fox, but not red fox.

The marks on the wallet also had
traces of blue plastic in them.

I recovered this bag at the scene
and I found teeth marks on it too.

So the wallet was in the bag?

And it wasn't the only thing.
I found this. It's a handkerchief.

Now I tested it and
it's covered in saliva.

Lots of it. It was possibly used
to gag the victim.

I'm looking for Bryony Watts.

Why ask me?

I was told you lived together.

Not for long.

It was just a casual arrangement.
Do you know Carswell? Who's that?

David Carswell, PC Carswell.

No. You should look him up.

He's bent,
he lied about me at my trial.

How can a clerical error be my fault?

It was ridiculous. I was an
estate agent, I was selling houses.

I mean, ten grand was nothing.

I'm not here to talk about
your conviction. I was naive.

I thought I could just tell the
truth. I didn't realise I was going
to have to prove my innocence.

When did you last see Bryony Watts?

Pulling out of a parking space.
She didn't even wave.

And you haven't heard from her since
you've been in here? No.

Really we had nothing.

A lot of people would
forget about the trial.

Not me.

I get out of here at the end
of the week and I'm a crusader.

I've stood up for a lot of causes.

It's in my nature.
I never give up. I don't walk away.

Thanks for your help.

You know, it's very unlucky
to have new shoes on the table.

Yeah, all right, go on.

OK, so he takes two
personal items from the scene.

He doesn't take them for what
they are, he takes them for
what they mean. A trophy?

Something to go back to.

Which probably means
he's done it before. Why?

Well, the first time they do it they
think they can just close their eyes
and relive the whole deal, but they

can't so they take something.

You need to bring something
with you to remember it by.

Right, yes, shut their eyes
and remember how it was, yeah.

Plus we know he's angry
because he posed her and
he kicked her in the head.

And it's not a personal
relationship? Yeah.
So could it be two people?

I think it's one
and I think he's frustrated.

I think he had a
picture in his mind of what he
wanted to happen and it didn't.

A specific scenario,
which says something about
a degree of experience.

OK, but he didn't do that.
He hit and ran.

No he was probably disturbed.
I've got a match on the saliva found
on the handkerchief. Suzy Jenkins?

Not exactly, no.

I ran the DNA sample through
the database and got a hit.

We've got a suspect?
We have another body.

Philippa Carrington was pulled
out of the Regent's Canal
near Paddington main line.

She was 24, a student at a
catering college near the station.

For work experience she had a part
time job in a Greek restaurant
we're going to called the. . .

Lantern Taverna. It's in Ealing.
Was Carrington strangled?

No, she drowned. The verdict at
the time was possible suicide,
but ultimately it was left open.

Have you checked those
dates on Chris Wright?

Yep. He was in Dubai working
a construction contract.

He's been back less than 12 months.

So he's out.
So what's the connection?

How did this killer know them?

Was it socially, professionally?
Maybe it's just random.

Random? No, nothing's random,
except in mathematics.

Even a pathological
offender has a non-pathological

method of finding his victims,
no matter how many there are.

Yes, to find out if there are
any more that have been missed.

Going back how long?
I don't know. Five, six years?

No, longer than that. And not just
bodies. We're looking for rape,

indecent exposure, assault. . . They
don't just start off as murderers.

There's usually a learning curve.

Take a look at that.
Better than yours?

Not quite, no.

Philippa came through the college,
work experience was part
of her course.

Half my staff are students.
It's the cheap labour, isn't it?

No, no, no, it's the long hours
and hard work. Yeah, and it's cheap.

You'd have to ask my wife about that.
Did Philippa make many friends
when she was here? No, no, no.

I don't think so. She was quiet,
She never talked much to anyone.

How long did she work here for?

Oh, about six months,
maybe a little bit longer.

Thanks. And some still mineral
water. Are you all right with that?

Relative activity theory.
Mm. Well, remembered.

I won't do that though because we
haven't got enough information.

We've got two victims connected to
the same borough. Two crime sites.

Can we have some glasses of white
wine, please? Yes sir.

We need more than two.
What, do you want a bottle?

No - sites. Oh!

There's the encounter, the attack,
there's the murder.

There's the dump of the body. . .

This is delicious. I don't normally
like Greek food. I prefer Italian,
the real thing, but this is good.

Mm, it's really good.

I know why you like Italian. Why?

You like the gun taped behind the
cistern in the gents loo, don't you?

Oh yeah, something like that.

Excuse me a minute. What?

Oh great, thanks.

Thanks. Do you mind

if I ask you a couple of questions?
Is everything OK, sir?

Oh, it's delicious, Mr Routsis,
absolutely delicious.

Thank you very much indeed.

That was quick. I got waylaid.

Philippa Carrington? Yes.

The Ealing Mercury? Absolutely.

Suzy Jenkins was in the same paper.

Put it in your bag. Boyd!
Put it in your bag.

They're not looking.

Cheers. Cheers.

Forty three unsolved attacks on
women during the last six years.

Stella. Indecent exposure,
indecent assault, rape, attempted
rape and one who just disappeared.

Between 17 and 35 years old.
All within the same
rough geographical area.

Thank you. Now the two we know
about, that's Suzy Jenkins and

Philippa Carrington, they both
appeared in the local newspaper.
Philippa Carrington?

Let me see. We found this on the
wall of the Taverna in Ealing.

Do you think this is how he's
choosing them? I don't know.

Seeing a picture,
being attracted to a face. . .

It could be a catalyst.

The Mercury's got a
circulation of 22, 000,
a readership of half that again.

It could just be coincidence.

You don't believe in them, do you?


Hello, Ealing Mercury.

There's never been enough money
to get everything put on disk.

I'm afraid you'll have to find what
you need the old fashioned way.
We'll manage. Thanks.

I think it's left hand drive.

Right, fire it up.

Let me look at you.

I'm fine. Did you bring the
books that I asked for? Oh yes.

Are these the right ones?

You won't read all those.
Oh you know me, I read quickly.
You always did.

This guy understands what it takes.

This is all the real estate you need.

It's all up here.
I've been thinking about what I'm
going to do when I get out of here.

Sam Taylor, sometime before May '99.


Sorry, I just wondered if you
wanted a cup of coffee? No thanks.

Fine. . .

thanks. OK.

Sam Taylor.

One indecent exposure,
one sexual assault, one attempted
rape and one missing person.

These four victims appeared in
the Ealing Mercury. Julia Macey.

Successfully campaigned
for the removal of a speed
hump outside her house.

Sam Taylor. Won the parents' egg
and spoon race at Broad Ash junior.

Angela Worthing.

Raised ?2, 000 for charity
running the London Marathon.

She's a member of the Ealing
Harriers Athletics Club.

Sophie Raikes helped deliver a
baby boy in a hospital corridor
because there were no beds.

Two of the women

got a look at their attacker.
Angela Worthing was out jogging.

A man dragged her into the bushes.

He held her down, stuck his hand
into her mouth, undid his trousers.

According to her statement,
he wasn't sexually aroused.
She screamed and the man ran off.

But she got a look at him.

Julia Macey was in the shower.

When she got out she saw a man
looking at her through the bathroom
window. He was masturbating.

She shouted for her husband,
but by the time he got there the man
had gone. She sat with an artist.

They look like two different guys,
don't they? Which isn't surprising
because if they were viewed through

a bathroom window, unless it
was open, he'd have been all
wobbly, wouldn't he? I don't know.

Victims often pick out different
features from the same face.

One looks like he's out of a
catalogue and the other. . .
Out of a hedge. Out of a hedge?

Yeah. Out of a hedge. There's been
nothing for over a year.

Well, maybe he's moved
away, he's left the area.

Or been caught for something else.

Or maybe he just stopped. It's a
myth to think they don't ever stop.

A shift in personal circumstances,
a life changing event, you know.

Things change. What happened
to this one? Sophie Raikes.

Filed as a missing person.

Never got any further than that.

A short paragraph's all there is.

Who reported her missing?

A boyfriend, Ben Elwes.

Ben, there are some people here.

Police officers.


When Shelly said police officers,
I thought you'd found her.

Nobody's really been looking.

I told them at the time
she wouldn't just walk out.

Half a million people
go missing every year.

We have to choose who we chase.

So why now? Why come and see me now?

Tell us what happened
the day she disappeared.

She was on nights.

She left for work. She never got
there and she never came home.

And what did you think
had happened to her?

People said she obviously
wanted to be somewhere else.

All I knew was that wasn't true.

A few months before she disappeared
this article was in the local paper,

when she delivered the baby
in the hospital corridor.

Yeah, yeah. I remember.

These things sometimes
have consequences.

You know, crank calls or
hassle outside work. . . Anything?

No, nothing I remember.

No problems from anyone at all? No.

Excuse me.
What about you and Sophie?

We were going to get married.

Well, you seem to have got another
life together here pretty quick. I
mean, you've moved on, haven't you?

He calls me Ben. He's not mine.

She's only missing.

What would you do if she turned up?

I'd forgive her.

Grace, can I show you something?

Sarah Baker from the Ealing Mercury.
Oh, local papers.
I love the names you give them.

I'm the crime reporter. And
all you do is talk about graffiti.

We're part of a group of 13 local
papers. We cover about two thirds of
the city. The door is that way.

Two of your officers were
searching our archives.

Can you tell me why? No.

We could go off the record. Yeah
we could, but there is no record.

Spence, this is Sarah Mercury Baker
from The Wingit Messenger. Can you
show her out? Hello. How are you?

I'm good. I'm good. How are you?

Spence! Straight out! Local press.

They're up there with estate agents
and they're not even national.

Come on, get her out!

Most of us travel a limited
distance to do certain things.

None of us go further
than we need to.

Different people call
that different things.

Oh, like relative activity theory?
Yeah. That's right.

Geographers call it the nearness
principle, psychologists call it
the principle of least effort.

With criminals it's
not an exact science.

But white offenders will travel
further than black, bank robbers

will travel further than
burglars, old further than young.

Give or take, it's the same
behaviour that supermarkets study
before they open a new branch.

So what's the give or take?

Well the give or take is the
offender has to balance his
desire for anonymity with the

ability to operate within an area
that he's very comfortable with.

There's a buffer zone.

Right there.

Just round where he lives.

I've been there.
Right there, yesterday.

In what context?

Bryony Watts, the estate
agent I'm looking for,
she lived on that road, there. Boyd?


Relative activity theory.

Oh God, what? RAT theory.

What are you talking about?
The estate agent I've been trying to

find, she lived within the buffer
zone that Grace was talking about.

She shared a flat with her ex,
the guy I saw in prison.
Steven Hunt.

How long's he been in prison? Nine
months. No attacks in over a year.

Boyd? Hang on, hang on.

So this could be Hunt?

What do you mean? One or both of
them? Spence, you've seen him.

What do you think?

I don't know.

What do we know about him?

He's inside for benefit
fraud, said he was set up.

He also said he was an
estate agent as well.

So he wouldn't need Bryony to help
him locate a house. She's gone to
ground. We haven't found her yet.

Hunt's been inside, so
he couldn't have dumped the wallet.

Also, we don't know that this wallet
wasn't just thrown into the
garden. . . Perhaps we do. What?

I've been looking at Stardust.

It's the name of a plane that
disappeared in the Andes in

1947. Now they searched for it
at the time, but found nothing.

Fifty years later it turns
up halfway down a mountain.

What happened to the plane?

OK. After the crash it snowed
and the plane became part of
a constantly moving glacier.

Eventually it was spewed out and
came back to the surface again. I
still don't know why I'm interested.

There was a flood
in Wright's garden.

Now the ground became waterlogged
and the pressure built up underneath
the plastic bag. Which was buried?

Right. And when the pressure
got too much, it essentially
floated back to the surface.

All on its own.

What else have we got on Hunt?

He's about to get out.

Oi Hunt, come on.

Steven introduced
me to Bryony Watts.

I was never sure if they were an
item or not. How did you find him?

Truthfully, the first time I
met him I was impressed. By what?

Well, he seemed smart, he was
enthusiastic, he sounded ambitious.

What about the second
time when you met him? The second
time was favourable too.

It took a while for me to
realise that I was wrong.

What do you mean by that? Well,
it's hard to describe. Try us.

When he arrived he was going
to be the top salesman in the

office within three months, the
best in the company within six.

Did it last? About a week.

Then he started missing days,
wouldn't turn up at all for a while.

Then he'd be back with
all the same plans.

He had this great scheme for
marketing the agency, a new solution
to this a different version of that.

What he didn't have was any sales.

Did he sell any houses at all?

One in the 18 months he was here.

To his parents.

I had big plans for that agency,

but they didn't have any vision.

No sense of progression.

After all, it's the man who stands
alone who is the creative force.

The man who disagrees.

You must have found very
hard in here if you're
prone to disagreements?

I've had to learn to adapt.

I'm very adaptable.
It's been an interesting experiment.

In what way?

Situational ethics for one,

the shift of moral
certainties outside the
normal parameters of society.

And how does that work exactly?

On your way out of
here you drop a ?20 note.

I see it, but the mistake is yours,
not mine. So you take it?

Why not?

The situation governs my ethics.

Did I steal it? No.

Did I act fraudulently
by taking it from you?

But you didn't tell me I dropped it.

Yeah, but the mistake was yours.

You see, there's no constant, the
situation is continually evolving.

I started to get complaints.

He'd turn up at a house without an
appointment, without clients either.
Did you ask him about it?

Of course. He'd say the clients
hadn't shown and he'd just
forgotten to tell the owners.

Yes, I am still holding, thank you.

One couple found him inside when. . .

In the house? Yes.

When they got home. He said
he was measuring the bathroom.

I didn't believe it either and then
two weeks later he'd been arrested.

I was denied a fair hearing.

The judge just wouldn't listen to me.

He virtually called me a liar.

Are you familiar with Saint
Peter's Terrace in Ealing? No.


Your girlfriend handled it.

I just thought if you
were in the same office. . .

I dealt with the high end property.

Business contacts,
people that I'd met at school.
The top end of the market.

Saint Peter's Terrace is
just not in that league.

So you do know it then? No.

Well, people have told me about it,
but I don't know about it myself.

Not personally. I don't think
I've ever even been there.

Do you ever read the
local newspaper? No.

So you've never read The
Mercury, never even looked at it?

I doubt it. It's local fluff.
Once or twice maybe.

But as an estate agent it's a source
of information for you, isn't it?

Yes, but the internet's
changed all that.

I mean, I might have looked at
it to see what films were on.

But I don't even have time to
go to the cinema. I work a lot.

I've always worked a lot.


He's like a child
who's done something wrong.

If there's a silence he's just got
to fill it. He can't help himself.

So what do you think of him?

Well, he'll show you a good time,
but you'll have to pick up the bill.

I don't mean as a dinner date.
I mean. . .

It's a description that's
always stuck in my mind. Of what?

A psychopath.

If you think of cutting through a
rope, it has hundreds of strands.

Well, a personality works
in exactly the same way.

What strands are we looking at?
Well, there's a host of pointers.

Restlessness, unreliability,
egocentricity, eccentricity. . .

But not all psychopaths are killers.

Not at all. So what makes the
difference, what tips the balance?

Well, some kind of trauma perhaps.

A specific event, maybe.

More consistent abuse in childhood
or adolescence, but not necessarily.

It could be intertwined with
a parental relationship, a sibling,
a best friend, a girlfriend. . .

Have you got hold of the girlfriend
yet? I'm talking to her bank
to get a current address.

But without a warrant they're
dragging their feet. Guess what?
What? Get a warrant. Oui Monsieur.

Just find the girl.

Angela Worthing said her attacker
stuck his hand in her mouth. Right.

I was going back over
these and it made me think.

Suzy Jenkins had defensive
injuries to both hands.

Abrasions, scratches and
bruises to the side of the hands.

They were examined at the time
though, weren't they? Yeah
but some things have moved on.

In this case, the software.

Now there are a lot of variables.

How the bruises were made, when
they were made, and the amount
of healing that's occurred.

Now this enhances the image without
subtracting or adding any data.

It allows us to see
all the details of an injury.

It's a bite mark.

Partial at least, starting from
the left side lateral incisor.

Is there enough to get a match?
I think so.

If you give me a mouth
to compare it to. Right.

Yes? I'm looking for Bryony Watts.

She doesn't live here.

DC Stella Goodman. I was given your
address by your bank.

Would you mind
opening the door please?

Bryony Watts, yes?


Donald, can you get that?

Donald. . .

Oh, I'll get it.

Oh, Inspector Boyd. Mrs Hunt.

This is my colleague. . . Do come in.
Yes, yes, this way.

Wow, this is an original, isn't it?
Goodness me. It's probably worth
more than the house. Sorry.

Do you ride, Inspector?
Only donkeys at the beach and I
haven't done that for years.

I used to love riding with
the hounds when I was a child.

Donald doesn't like horses.

Well, you can't do it now. It's
illegal anyway. I'll get some tea.


I didn't see you there. Mr Hunt?

Are you a dentist?


I don't like dentists.

But I've got naturally good teeth.

Good teeth run in my
mother's side of the family.

Is that right?

You have to look after them, of
course. Which has been quite
difficult in here. Why's that?

Nobody likes you if you floss.

OK, I need you to bite down firmly.


Mainly fresh water fishing, then?

Yes. You don't do any. . .

Donald, clear the small table.

I can do that.

Is this your son Steven, Mrs Hunt?
Yes, it is.

I hear he found you this house?

Yes, he did.

We weren't really looking, but. . .

I just. . .

fell in love with it.

He knew I would.

It's just perfect for
all my furniture.

Strange how one gets

attached to furniture.

Thank you. Thank you.

Donald? No.

Steven was. . .

. .completely let down by the system.

Is that your view, Mr Hunt?

Of course it is.

The reason that we've come here
is that I wanted to look at
some of your son Steven's things.

What things? Clothes, possessions.

Presumably he left them here
when he was convicted. Why?

Because. . . Surely he's
entitled to some privacy now.

This isn't about his present
conviction, this is a
murder investigation.

No, no, not again.

No, I won't have it.

Steven was victimised.
Mrs Hunt. . . Do you have a warrant?

I'm afraid I don't, Mr Hunt.
I want you to leave my house now.

I want you out of my house.
A warrant's only a piece of paper.

Leave it.

Leave my house now. Yes, OK.

That's OK, it's fine.

We've all been through. . .

I will not tolerate this again.

Thank you.

Riding with the hounds. What?

Riding WITH the hounds.
It's riding TO hounds.

Riding TO hounds!

Oh God. What's she doing here?

Is it true that you're investigating
a series of attacks on women in
the Ealing area? What did she do?

Smile at you? Get her out of here!

Can you confirm that at least more
than one woman has been attacked?

Is this a murder investigation?

It is a police investigation.

When you do have something to
say, will you give me first look?

First look?
A few details before anyone else.

Look, you just show her out,
all right. And unless I've

etched an invitation on her forehead
don't show her back in, all right?

Do you understand me? Yes?
OK, get out!

This way please. Yes.

OK. Let's have a
little look, shall we?

I'd just come out of
a bad relationship.

And, um. . .

well he seemed nice.

He seemed normal.
Why did you leave him?

He didn't turn out
to be what I thought. In what way?

Take your pick.

He was odd.

Not just a little bit.
I mean, strange.

He'd change every few months.

Ask her about his physical
appearance? About the photo-fits.

Like he'd eat hardly anything.

Mostly fruit and some fish.

He said the oil was
good for his skin.

And he'd drink lots of water.

Always bottled.
How long did that go on for?

Several weeks.

And then suddenly he'd change.

In which way?

He'd just let himself go.

It's like he stopped caring.

He'd stay in the flat all day

just watching telly
and writing his letters.

Letters to who?

The local paper.

You should watch this. The different
descriptions make sense and there's
a connection to the local newspaper.

Just listen, listen.
. . . how the council should be doing
more to help local businesses.

Were they published? Some of them.

Not with his name on them though.

He signed them Cedric Z Centianno.

Where does that come from?

It's an anagram.

A concerned citizen. It's not him.

The standard of proof is
medical certainty. Meaning what?

Ideally I'd want 15
points of comparison.

Twist my arm and I could live
with 10. How many have you got?

Four. It's not Hunt.

His teeth didn't make those marks.

You're missing something.
You've done something wrong.
Check it again.

I've been over it three times.

It's not Hunt. It doesn't match.

Everything matches Hunt. He attacked
six women, three of them are dead.
Everything we know matches Hunt.

Follow me.

We know about the benefit fraud.

But he wasn't selling any houses.

How was he making his money?

From his parents.

He never admitted it,
but there was nowhere else.

And he always complained about them.

In what way?

Mostly his mother.

You know, if things went
wrong, it was always her fault.

Except only he was
allowed to say that.

You weren't? No.

Not even when she scratched his car.

Tell us more about that.

Well, he bought a new car,

in my name - he couldn't get credit.

And a couple of days later someone
put deep scratches on both sides.

He was furious.

How did you know it was the mother?

Well, they'd had an
argument about the car.

It was the kind of thing she'd do.

Tell me about the physical side
of your relationship, how was that?

Well, he told me once that, um,

that I was with him for the sex.

I thought he was joking. Why?

He had trouble getting aroused.

And when he did, it was
just over really quickly.

Could she have been bitten earlier?
From before the attack,
a boyfriend or something?

No. The wounds hadn't started
to heal. They were inflicted
moments before she died.

Maybe we jumped in too fast.
Nobody jumped anywhere. Just think
about it again Felix, will you?

I have thought about it.

I can't change the science just
to suit you. Did I say that?

Is that what I said?
I said think about it again!

Hunt doesn't have a violent record.

Nine months for benefit
fraud doesn't make him a
mass murderer, does it?

When was he convicted?

Nine months ago. He's about to walk.

And he's served his whole sentence.
Every day of it? Yeah.

Nobody serves their whole sentence.

Why did he serve his whole sentence?


Has he hurt somebody?


Is it serious?


He used to jog. . .

. . late at night or
early in the morning.

Because he said he preferred it when
there was nobody around.

And one time he came

back with scratches on his
face and his hands.

He told me he'd been
attacked by a dog.

It didn't look like it was a dog.

I should have said something.
And all I did was leave.

Steven Hunt was involved in a fight.

That's why he served
his full sentence.

He sustained injuries to the face
and mouth. He lost six teeth.

He must have had some work done.

It would have changed his bite.
That's why there's no match.

He could still be the guy.

He's always been the guy.


No. You remember her,
you remember the scene.

It was the last time you saw her.
I came here to help, to offer you. . .

She wasn't lying on the floor, you
propped her up. Maybe that's
the bit you don't recognise.

Does that help? Can you see it now?
. .To offer you whatever help I could.
Women like me. . .

You saw her in the newspaper Steven,
you watched her and you killed her.

Then you took this wallet as a

Then you buried it, only you
didn't bury it deep enough,

because it surfaced again.

Let him talk, Boyd.
Give him some room.

You have eclectic taste.

Blonde haired girl,
dark haired girl,

Asian, Caucasian, Afro Caribbean.
What is it you like?

I mean, out of all these
photographs, all these girls,

what exactly are you looking for

in a woman?

Where's my son?
I want him out here now.

Where is he?
You're not allowed in here.

He's answering questions.
About what? I can't tell you.
I can get you a drink of something.

Sit down.

I'm not under arrest, I can
leave whenever I like. . . Sit down.

I know how you work.

You're looking for a guy.

And you can't find him,

so you come for me.

I've been set up once,
I'm an easy target.

Haven't you got a proper cup?

It comes out of a machine.

Where are you from?

Bit of a mix,
partly English, partly French.

I advertised in The Mercury.

When I was at Shapiro's,
I ran the campaign.

Did the whole thing.

I've done a lot of marketing.

Perception's very important,

the way that people perceive you.

How do you think
people perceive you?

I'm a guy who gets things done.

People who know me would say that.


Was writing those letters
"getting things done"?

How long is this going to take?
I can't say.

I'm going to call my lawyer.

Maurice Olsen.

He's been our family solicitor
for years. He'll deal with this.

You're entitled to
call who you want.

You have very pretty hair.

You wrote over a hundred
letters to The Mercury.

I doubt it.

A few certainly.

I'd be very surprised
if it was that many.

Occasionally I felt that there
were things that needed to be said.

On 104 occasions.

The area needs attention,
some kind of central plan.

The right sort of regeneration could
bring millions to the local economy.

Why didn't you use your own name?

I'm too busy to get involved.

I like to make suggestions.

I don't want to get
dragged into local politics.

Although plenty of people
have told me I should.

Was one of those
people Bryony Watts?

Bryony was a mistake.

An error on my part, a relationship
I should never have got into.

I didn't realise it at first, but

she's not a stable person.

Mood swings are a large
part of her personality.

She's very malleable,

very open to persuasion.
Sir, the dental records have been
lost. We can't prove it was him.

That became very clear in the
short time that we spent together.

Abundantly clear.

You should ask my mum about it.

Is she still here, by the way?

I think I'd like to go now.

The practice changed hands and went
private. A lot of things got lost.

You're sure it was the right place?

There's a record of him
but no records of his teeth.

So there's not enough for an
arrest, let alone any charges? No.


What's he going to do, Grace?
He's not a book, I can't
just turn to the next page.

You're get inside these people's
heads, you understand them.

A psychopathic personality
has a low boredom threshold.

So we rule out daytime TV.

It means that to get the same
response there has to be a
constant escalation of the risk.

So he's going to do it again.
Is that what you're saying?
He's going to kill again?


Given the opportunity.


We think we might have
got something.

What's Hunt doing?

I've got to put him at the scene.

He knows he's in control.
You gave him back the power.

I don't care why he is what he is.
All I know is that he is what he
is and it's my job to stop him.

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