Episode 3 Death in Paradise


Episode 3

Detective drama series set on a Caribbean island. Humphrey and Martha's romantic weekend at the remote Hotel Cecile is disrupted by the murder of the hotel owner.


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Sorry!

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I'm coming!

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Sorry, I'm coming!

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Sorry, sorry...

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Sorry.

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Bit of an ordeal locking the station. Couldn't find my keys.

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-Er, shall we?

-Absolutely.

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Merci.

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# Wonderful world, beautiful people

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# You and your girl

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# Things could be pretty

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# But underneath this there is a secret... #

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-Good evening.

-Welcome to La Maison Cecile. We've been expecting you.

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My name is Elliot Taylor. This is my wife, Linda.

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Humphrey Goodman. Er, this is my... Erm, er, this is Martha.

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-Hello.

-Let's get you up to the hotel.

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# Girl and boy Let us try to give a helping hand

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# This I know and I'm sure

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# That with love we all could understand... #

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Irie. This is Mr and Mrs Goodman checking in.

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Oh, we aren't actually married.

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Elliot will take your bags to your room.

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Now, if there's anything you need, you just let us know.

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Welcome to La Maison Cecile. Mr Goodman. Mrs Goodman.

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Yes, we aren't, erm... or rather, er, she isn't my...

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So if I could just take a copy

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-of the credit card that you booked with.

-Yes, of course.

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Oh! Cecile Dumas. Is this who the hotel's named after?

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That's right, madam.

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Her husband was a very rich plantation owner from Saint Marie.

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He bought the island and built this house to show her how much

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he loved her.

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There you go, sir. You are in room six,

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which is just up the stairs and to the right.

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-I hope you enjoy your stay.

-Thank you.

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Oh...

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Oh, it's lovely.

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-Oh, wow!

-Oh, this is perfect, Humphrey.

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Right. I'm going to go and unpack.

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OK.

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-Good evening.

-Hi!

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There you go, and in addition to what is on the menu,

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we also have our house speciality.

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Grilled fresh lobster. I highly recommend it.

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I'll just get you an ice bucket for your wine.

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Oh, damn it!

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-What's that?

-I saw him earlier. One of the guests, I think.

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-(Had a bit too much to drink.)

-Oh, dear.

-What's going on?

-Nothing.

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-Everything's fine.

-You're drunk.

-No, I'm not!

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Samuel, get Ernestine to make him a sandwich - he needs to sober up.

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-Get off me.

-Go upstairs. The guests will hear you.

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All right. I'm going.

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INDISTINCT CHATTER

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So this time next week, you'll be back in London.

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Yeah. New job. New start. It's all rather exciting.

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I am going to miss Saint Marie, though.

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And you.

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It's been lovely, our little holiday romance.

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Who'd have thought it, eh?

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All those years ago, you serving me coffee and a blueberry muffin.

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-Here we are.

-Yeah. Here we are.

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To...chance encounters.

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To chance encounters.

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WOMAN SCREAMS

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What the hell was that?

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-What's going on?

-Excuse me. Sorry.

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Er, stay here, keep an eye on the guests.

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Ernestine...?

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It's Charlie...

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Oh, God.

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He's dead.

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He's been stabbed - directly to the abdomen.

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Oh, Charlie...

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Is he a guest?

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No. He's my brother.

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Gosh, I'm so sorry.

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Looks like someone broke in, possibly looking for something,

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when they got interrupted by your brother.

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-Are there any valuables here that might have been taken?

-Not that I can think of.

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They didn't take the laptop.

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What about his watch? It was his father's.

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-No watch.

-We should call the police.

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Er, actually, um, I AM the police.

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Sorry. Should've mentioned.

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I'm Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman. There's no wallet either.

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Ernestine, when you came upstairs, did you see anyone else up here?

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-No-one.

-Apart from the main staircase,

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what other points of access are there to this floor?

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None. Do you think whoever did this might still be in the hotel?

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I doubt it. I imagine they'd have wanted to get

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out of here as quickly as possible.

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But there is a chance they might still be on the island.

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So if you're mooring a boat here, the only place is the jetty?

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Yes, the rest of the shoreline's too rocky.

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-No beaches on the island?

-No.

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Can't see a boat...

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No. Neither can I.

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The killer must still be on the island. Now, how did they get in?

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So which one's Charlie's room?

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That's it, there.

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Inspector?

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Here...

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-Oh, sorry. No,

-I

-should be doing that.

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Don't be silly. You've had a shock.

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Did you find anyone?

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No sign of anyone or any boat.

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But there's not much more any of us can do tonight.

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The paramedics won't be able to head over until the morning.

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And I'll arrange for my colleagues to join me first thing.

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In the meantime, I suggest everyone heads to bed.

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And make sure the doors and windows are locked, just in case.

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I'll have to secure the crime scene.

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So I'll need all the keys you have to Charlie's room.

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-And the master, if there is one.

-I'll get them.

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Are you all right?

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Me? Yeah, I'm fine, OK.

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Martha, I couldn't borrow your brain for a minute, could I?

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So... So that's the balcony belonging to the victim's bedroom.

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Whoever killed him climbed up there and broke in.

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Here's the thing. Look...

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What am I looking at?

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-The flowerbed.

-There aren't any footprints.

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Exactly. The soil's still perfectly raked.

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And if someone HAD climbed up there,

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there'd be signs of damage - broken flowers, ripped stems.

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But there's not a petal out of place.

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So what are you saying?

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Someone has staged that crime scene to look like a burglary gone wrong,

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committed by some unknown intruder.

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So there WASN'T an intruder?

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No, I don't think there was.

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In which case, you think it's someone from inside the hotel

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-who killed him?

-I do.

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Except, if that is the case...

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..then, there's a small problem.

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Now, I noticed the victim fall down the stairs.

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You thought he'd had too much to drink.

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Later on, I saw him come back from the kitchen,

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go through the dining room with a sandwich and go upstairs.

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Ten minutes later, Ernestine, the hotel chef,

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went upstairs and discovered the body.

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Which is when we heard the scream and you went to investigate.

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At which point, everyone in the hotel, apart from Ernestine,

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was downstairs. All the guests were with you in the dining room

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and all the staff were here in the hallway.

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Then, I suppose one of them was already up there waiting for him.

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Or they snuck upstairs after the...victim went into his room,

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killed him, and then snuck back down again

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before the body was discovered.

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Yeah, but that's the thing, you see.

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There's no other way up to his room apart from this staircase.

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And I had full view from our table in the dining room

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the entire ten minutes.

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I would've noticed anyone going up and coming back down again.

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-And I didn't.

-Well, then, how did one of them manage to do it?

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-Inspector. The keys you asked for.

-Thank you.

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Mrs Taylor, I wonder - was the deceased a smoker, do you know?

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Only, I found a packet of cigarettes on his bedside table.

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Not since I'VE known him.

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It's just that they look like they're really rather out-of-date.

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Was there anything else?

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Nothing else. Thank you.

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CLATTER!

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Ooh.

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Sorry. Was trying not to wake you.

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So I have to work, I'm afraid.

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Not quite what I had planned for our last weekend together.

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-Probably best if I head back to the mainland. Leave you to it.

-Yes.

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See you tonight, though?

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Yeah, of course.

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You might want to move that bag, though!

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Bye.

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So Martha's leaving the island? It's such a shame, sir.

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Yes, it's all rather disappointing. Nonetheless,

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a murder has been committed and we have a duty to solve it.

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-So what do we know?

-What we know, Florence, is the victim

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is a man named Charlie Taylor.

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His body was discovered last night at ten minutes past ten

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by the hotel chef. A single stab wound to the abdomen

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seems to be what did for him.

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A 2cm non-serrated knife, by my reckoning.

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There's no sign of it at the scene.

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To all appearances, it looks like an intruder climbed up to

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the balcony outside Mr Taylor's room,

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broke in and was interrupted mid-robbery.

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-But you don't think that's the case, sir?

-No, I do not, JP.

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The flowerbeds and trellising beneath Mr Taylor's room

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show no signs of disturbance.

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So however the killer did make it into his room,

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it certainly wasn't via that balcony.

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So, what, you think it was someone from inside the hotel?

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Very possibly, Dwayne. Except there's one slight problem.

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We have a key witness

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whose statement undermines that theory entirely.

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Really? Who's the key witness?

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It's me.

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-You, Chief?

-Yes.

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What are the chances, eh?

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-And the other guests were down here also?

-They were in the dining room

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visible to me at the time when the victim was killed.

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But I thought you said the hotel staff were downstairs as well?

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They were. Except they were out of my sight during the timeframe.

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So they must've been the only people who had the opportunity to kill

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Charlie Taylor. I just don't know how they managed to get up and down

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these stairs without me noticing.

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So, Florence, you and I need to talk to the staff.

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While we're doing that, Dwayne and JP, here's the key

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to the victim's room. You know what to do. Photographs. Fingerprints.

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Bag the evidence. And look out for the knife that killed him.

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Oh, and I noticed

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the, er, victim carrying a document folder earlier in the evening.

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-Might be worth keeping an eye out for that.

-Yes, Chief.

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So I'd like to start by asking where you all were

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in the ten minutes prior to the deceased's body being found.

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Mr and Mrs Taylor?

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Er, I was in my office, going over the accounts.

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In the kitchen, clearing up for the night.

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-You were both alone?

-Yes.

-Yes.

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And what about the rest of you?

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I was at the hotel reception all night.

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I was down in the wine cellar.

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But there wasn't anyone with me.

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Ernestine, before you headed upstairs, where had you been?

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Out here.

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It gets hot in that kitchen, and I needed some air.

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So, to be clear, none of you have an alibi during the ten minutes

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in which the victim was killed? OK.

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Did anyone else see Charlie before he went upstairs to his room?

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When he came into the kitchen to collect the sandwich,

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Elliot asked me to make him.

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He took the sandwich and left?

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-Yes, he went straight up.

-You saw him as well?

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Thank you, Ernestine.

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Does anyone know why Mr Taylor had been drinking?

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It was not like Charlie at all.

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I saw him returning from the jetty at the start of the evening.

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Does anyone know where he'd been?

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Looked like he had a folder with him.

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And how had things been with him recently? Any fallings-out?

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Not as far as I'm aware.

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And the deceased ran the hotel with you?

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Not really. I mean, he had a share in it.

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But Charlie moved away about 20 years ago.

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Our parents owned the place originally.

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We took it over from them.

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Charlie was involved in the early days,

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when I was off at university.

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But then he just got a bit bored with it all.

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It wasn't really Charlie's thing, was it, love?

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-No.

-When did Charlie come back?

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-About three months ago.

-Did he often visit?

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We hardly ever saw him, to be honest.

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His room was always here if he wanted it.

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-So why did he come back now?

-I have no idea.

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I had wondered if he might have got himself in a spot of bother.

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Always lived a little on the edge, did Charlie.

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-How long was he planning to stay?

-Didn't say.

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And what did Mr Taylor do for a living?

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I know he travelled around a fair bit.

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Did some volunteering here and there.

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And what about everyone else - how well did you all know the deceased?

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I met him about three months ago when he first arrived.

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Me too.

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I met him when I started working at the hotel a couple of months back.

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Ernestine?

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It was Elliot and Charlie's parents took me on here.

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I've known them most of their lives.

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I see.

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Erm, I think that's all for now.

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We'll need a room to base ourselves in while we're here.

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Yeah.

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OK, thank you.

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You've all been very...helpful.

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HE YAWNS AND SIGHS

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Right then, Florence, let's work through what we know.

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Erm...

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Sir?

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Sorry...erm... Erm, our victim...

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Charlie Taylor. 50 years of age.

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Initial checks with immigration show he arrived on Saint Marie

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three months ago from Sudan.

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Yes, recently returned home to the family nest,

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but interestingly, no-one seems to know why he came back.

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Which leads us to our suspects...

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The victim's brother - Elliot Taylor.

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45. He studied hospitality and catering in Paris.

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And he's been running the family hotel since he graduated.

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And while he may be the younger of the two brothers,

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it seems Elliot is the more responsible of the pair.

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Linda Taylor...

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49. She and the victim's brother met when he was studying in Paris.

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They moved back after graduation and got married.

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Around the same time the victim moved away.

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Next is Samuel Palmer.

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Hotel's waiter and barman.

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50 years old. Saint Marie born and bred.

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He's the only suspect to have form.

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He served a prison sentence some years ago for arson.

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Might be worth getting hold of that case file.

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Irie Johnson. Hotel receptionist. 28. Also local.

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He's been working at the hotel for two years now.

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Background checks show he's a widower.

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His wife died three years ago in a boat accident.

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Leaving him with one child. A daughter.

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Goodness. Poor guy.

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Finally, Ernestine Gray. 62 years old.

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She's the hotel's long-standing chef.

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Worked here since she was 16.

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Let us not forget, Florence,

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it was Ernestine who discovered the victim's body.

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Of all our suspects, she was the only one who was alone

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with the deceased after he was last seen alive.

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But would she have had time to stab him and stage the crime scene?

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Admittedly she didn't have long. But it's not out of the question.

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At the very least, we should talk to her. DOOR OPENS

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OK, Chief, Sarge.

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So, we've processed the crime scene and I've bagged up all of the

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-victim's possessions.

-Excellent.

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Oh, I thought you might like to see this.

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It was on the floor next to the victim's desk.

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It's a UK telephone number.

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-I wonder who he was calling.

-Want me to check it out?

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Yes, yes, why don't you.

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I'm going to have a word with Ernestine.

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-What are those?

-Pomme surette. My favourite.

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-Really? I've never heard of them.

-They taste sweet and sour

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-all at once. Here, let me...

-Thank you.

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I used to pick these for Elliot and Charlie when they were little boys.

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-They couldn't get enough of them.

-What were they like growing up?

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A bit like most brothers. One minute, they're best of friends.

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Next, they can't stand the sight of each other.

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-They were good kids at heart.

-Why did Charlie leave

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all those years ago?

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I think he fell out of love with the place.

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It suited Elliot, you know? Charlie became restless here.

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Like he was searching for something he couldn't find.

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Wow! Sweet and sour all at once.

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So I'm guessing that you're stood there cos you think

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maybe I had something to do with Charlie's murder?

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Well, I wouldn't quite put it like that. But the truth is,

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there was a short period of time in which you and the victim

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were alone together, and in theory, you could've killed him.

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I know they only thought of me as the woman who cooked their dinners.

0:19:050:19:09

But I loved them like they were my own. I would never hurt

0:19:090:19:13

-either one of them.

-Is there anyone you think might have done it?

0:19:130:19:16

There was one thing. The other day, I was taking Charlie his lunch.

0:19:170:19:21

And I heard raised voices. It was Charlie and Irie arguing.

0:19:210:19:26

Did you hear what it was about?

0:19:260:19:28

Charlie was angry about something.

0:19:280:19:30

Saying he couldn't believe Irie thought he'd get away with it.

0:19:300:19:33

Thank you.

0:19:370:19:38

How're you getting on down here?

0:19:460:19:48

Oh, er, no sign of the stolen items.

0:19:480:19:51

But I did find these knives in one of the drawers,

0:19:510:19:54

but none of them match the width of the one used to kill Mr Taylor.

0:19:540:19:57

You check the dishwasher?

0:19:570:19:59

-Dishwasher?

-Yes.

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The one right behind you with the red flashing light on it.

0:20:010:20:04

Someone put on a wash for just ONE knife?

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Two centimetres exactly. It's non-serrated.

0:20:180:20:21

It's got to be the weapon, hasn't it?

0:20:210:20:24

JP. Is there something the matter with you today?

0:20:240:20:27

-With me?

-With all due respect,

0:20:270:20:29

it doesn't feel like you're performing at your absolute best.

0:20:290:20:33

I-I didn't get much sleep last night, Dwayne.

0:20:360:20:39

Me and Rosey had our first row.

0:20:390:20:41

Wait. Your first row?!

0:20:410:20:43

-Mmm.

-How long have you two been together now? Six months, isn't it?

0:20:430:20:47

Yes, and three days.

0:20:470:20:48

And in all that time, you've never had one argument?

0:20:480:20:52

I-I guess we just, you know, sort of, get on.

0:20:520:20:55

Or rather, we did.

0:20:550:20:58

JP. Couples argue.

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Especially married ones.

0:21:030:21:05

All you need to do is pick up some flowers on your way home

0:21:050:21:08

tonight, tell Rosey you're sorry,

0:21:080:21:10

it was all your fault, and you love her very much.

0:21:100:21:13

Simple.

0:21:130:21:15

But the thing is, Dwayne, I'm not so sure that

0:21:150:21:18

it WAS all my fault.

0:21:180:21:20

She had her part to play as well, you know?

0:21:200:21:23

JP. There's something you have to understand.

0:21:230:21:26

You're in a relationship with a woman.

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It's ALWAYS going to be your fault.

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Now, come on, you need to start focusing on helping the Chief

0:21:310:21:34

solve this murder.

0:21:340:21:36

Capeesh?

0:21:360:21:37

Yes. Capeesh.

0:21:370:21:40

Would you mind telling me exactly what it is you know?

0:21:440:21:47

Chief.

0:21:470:21:48

-Ah, JP, is this a dagger I see before me?

-It sure is, Chief.

0:21:510:21:54

Erm, we, er, found it in a dishwasher. It was the only thing

0:21:540:21:57

in there. And it's the right width.

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So having somehow made it upstairs and back down again

0:21:590:22:02

without being noticed, the killer also went into the kitchen

0:22:020:22:05

to dispose of the knife after they committed murder?

0:22:050:22:07

Let's get it back to the lab when we head back this evening.

0:22:070:22:10

Oh, and the stolen wallet and watch, any sign of those on your travels?

0:22:100:22:13

-Not on the ground floor, I'm afraid, sir.

-And not upstairs either, Chief.

0:22:130:22:16

OK. Er, JP, maybe a search of the gardens when you're done here.

0:22:160:22:20

Those missing items have to be on the island somewhere.

0:22:200:22:23

Chief? I thought I'd make a start working through the victim's phone

0:22:230:22:27

and laptop - see who's been calling and e-mailing.

0:22:270:22:30

-Very good.

-And Chief...

0:22:300:22:32

We found the document folder you was going on about.

0:22:320:22:35

Oh, yes? What was in it?

0:22:350:22:36

Empty.

0:22:360:22:38

Maybe Charlie Taylor gave whatever was in it to whoever it was

0:22:380:22:42

he met yesterday afternoon.

0:22:420:22:44

Oh, yes. Hmm. Any joy with the prints on these cigarettes?

0:22:440:22:48

Only the victim's prints were on it, sir. No-one else's.

0:22:480:22:51

Why would Charlie Taylor have a past-its-best packet of cigarettes?

0:22:510:22:54

I mean, these must be decades old. Here, smell.

0:22:540:22:56

-Oooh!

-Sir.

-Yes?

0:22:570:22:59

You should hear this. That phone number we found.

0:22:590:23:02

-It's for the Metropolitan Police Fraud Unit.

-Go on.

0:23:020:23:05

They've been dealing with a spate of credit card cloning

0:23:050:23:07

over the last six months.

0:23:070:23:09

Turned out the common link was this hotel.

0:23:090:23:12

The victims had all stayed here.

0:23:120:23:14

So they called through and ended up dealing with Charlie Taylor

0:23:140:23:17

about it. He said he'd look into it. But they never heard back.

0:23:170:23:21

So she still doesn't know who was behind the crime.

0:23:210:23:25

All I could tell was that Charlie was angry about something.

0:23:250:23:28

Saying he couldn't believe Irie thought he'd get away with it.

0:23:280:23:31

SHE might not know.

0:23:310:23:33

But I think I do! Come on, Florence.

0:23:330:23:36

-Er, Mr Johnson, I wondered if we could have a chat.

-Oh!

0:23:390:23:43

-Somewhere a bit more private, maybe?

-OK. This way?

-Yeah.

0:23:440:23:49

Why don't you have a little look around?

0:23:490:23:52

Sorry, you're saying that someone's been stealing

0:24:040:24:07

-our customers' credit card details?

-That's exactly what I'm saying.

0:24:070:24:11

And I'm also saying that I believe it was you.

0:24:110:24:13

Me? What makes you think that it was me?

0:24:130:24:15

Because I have a witness who overheard you and the deceased

0:24:150:24:18

having an argument two days ago,

0:24:180:24:20

in which Mr Taylor was clearly heard asking you "how on earth

0:24:200:24:24

"did you think you could get away with it?"

0:24:240:24:26

Yes, I remember that discussion.

0:24:260:24:29

But it wasn't about any fraud going on.

0:24:290:24:31

It was about something else, something unimportant.

0:24:310:24:34

Sir. Two days ago. Text from an unnamed contact.

0:24:340:24:39

"When's the next batch coming?"

0:24:390:24:41

The reply - "We need to stop. They know."

0:24:410:24:45

Please stop wasting our time, Mr Johnson.

0:24:450:24:48

My daughter started school this year. She's four.

0:24:590:25:03

My sister takes care of her when I'm here,

0:25:030:25:06

but she has a job to hold down herself, and childcare isn't cheap.

0:25:060:25:10

So you thought you'd earn a bit extra on the side?

0:25:100:25:13

I met a friend of a friend at a bar.

0:25:130:25:15

He heard what I did for a living. Knew I needed some cash.

0:25:150:25:18

He said he thought we could help each other out.

0:25:190:25:21

If I got him some names and card numbers, he'd pay me a good price.

0:25:210:25:25

I knew it was a mistake.

0:25:250:25:27

So you were doing it to help your daughter?

0:25:270:25:29

Would it be fair to say that you would do anything for her?

0:25:290:25:32

Whatever it takes to make sure you're there for her?

0:25:330:25:36

Wait. You don't mean you think that I'd kill for her?

0:25:390:25:43

Charlie Taylor was on to you. He confronted you and told you

0:25:430:25:47

-he was going to pass your name on to the police.

-No.

0:25:470:25:50

Which would mean you were looking at a minimum two-year sentence.

0:25:500:25:53

How do you explain that to a daughter who's already lost

0:25:530:25:56

-her mother?

-I didn't kill Mr Taylor.

0:25:560:25:58

I admit that he knew what I'd been doing.

0:25:580:26:00

And, yes, he confronted me about it.

0:26:000:26:02

But when I told him about Carly,

0:26:020:26:04

that I couldn't let her see me go to prison,

0:26:040:26:07

well, he understood. He said he would make it go away somehow.

0:26:070:26:11

You have to believe me.

0:26:130:26:15

For now, I guess we don't have a choice.

0:26:150:26:17

Because currently the only other person who can corroborate

0:26:170:26:20

your story is, unfortunately, dead.

0:26:200:26:23

-You see, that makes no sense at all.

-What's that, sir?

0:26:300:26:33

Well, according to this, Brompton Cigarettes

0:26:330:26:36

ceased production in 1993.

0:26:360:26:38

Which means that these cigarettes we found in Charlie's room are

0:26:380:26:41

at least 24 years out of date.

0:26:410:26:43

Maybe he kept them because they have a personal attachment?

0:26:430:26:48

A packet of old fags? Why were they there, Florence?

0:26:480:26:51

There has to be a reason.

0:26:510:26:52

How are YOU getting on? Any further gen on our victim?

0:26:530:26:57

It seems he spent most of his time abroad, employed as an aid worker.

0:26:570:27:01

Spent the last three years in Sudan.

0:27:010:27:03

And before that he was working for Action Against Hunger in Kenya.

0:27:030:27:07

Crikey. Well, that's a bit more involving

0:27:070:27:09

than doing a spot of volunteering.

0:27:090:27:11

Clearly a much more honourable guy than his brother led us to believe.

0:27:110:27:14

Charlie Taylor was evidently quite the altruist.

0:27:140:27:17

Thank you very much, Tinicia. You've been very helpful.

0:27:170:27:20

Yes. Bye-bye.

0:27:200:27:23

-Chief, I've got something.

-Hit me with it, Dwayne.

0:27:230:27:25

I've been going through Mr Taylor's laptop.

0:27:250:27:28

And I noticed he'd exchanged some e-mails with Jacob DeCosta.

0:27:280:27:31

He's a local solicitor.

0:27:310:27:33

Handled the probate when my grandparents passed away.

0:27:330:27:35

And what were he and our victim communicating about?

0:27:350:27:38

It seems it was Jacob who wanted Mr Taylor to come back home.

0:27:380:27:40

And I quote, "His head is buried in the sand.

0:27:400:27:43

"I think it's time you came and did your bit."

0:27:430:27:45

I wonder who "he" is? Elliot maybe?

0:27:450:27:47

Well, that was Jacob's secretary.

0:27:470:27:49

And she said that Charlie had been to their offices

0:27:490:27:51

-yesterday afternoon.

-To meet with Mr DeCosta?

0:27:510:27:54

He's out with clients at the moment.

0:27:540:27:56

-But I managed to get hold of Tinicia.

-Tinicia?

0:27:560:27:58

Jacob's secretary.

0:27:580:28:00

Me and her...kind of hit it off during the probate, you know?

0:28:000:28:03

Anyway, I got her to book me in for an early appointment with him

0:28:040:28:08

first thing tomorrow morning.

0:28:080:28:09

-Good work, Dwayne.

-Er, er, Chief, I think you should know this.

0:28:090:28:13

On the night he was killed, Charlie Taylor had booked

0:28:130:28:15

to fly back to the Sudan. There was an e-ticket in his inbox.

0:28:150:28:18

He was planning to leave? When?

0:28:180:28:20

First thing this morning. He was due on the 7am flight.

0:28:200:28:22

Really? How come no-one knew about this?

0:28:220:28:24

It's strange he didn't appear to tell anyone.

0:28:240:28:26

Isn't it?

0:28:260:28:28

And why all of a sudden did he decide he needed to go?

0:28:280:28:31

Something must have prompted that decision.

0:28:310:28:33

Anyway, it's, um, it's getting late.

0:28:340:28:36

We need to get the boat back before it gets dark.

0:28:360:28:38

You should get off, sir. I'm sure Martha would be glad to see you.

0:28:410:28:44

Yes, it would be nice to spend some time with her,

0:28:440:28:46

if you can manage without me.

0:28:460:28:48

-Right, I'll see you all in the morning.

-Chief.

-Bye.

0:28:480:28:51

So, JP, you going home past the florist's this evening -

0:28:510:28:55

-make things up with Rosey?

-Why? What's happened?

0:28:550:28:58

JP's in the doghouse. They had their first row last night.

0:28:580:29:01

Well, er, the thing is, Dwayne, um,

0:29:010:29:03

I've been thinking about your advice.

0:29:030:29:05

And while I'm very grateful for it,

0:29:050:29:08

and you're obviously very wise with these things,

0:29:080:29:10

I don't want me and Rosey to be the kind of husband and wife that

0:29:100:29:13

don't talk about our stuff.

0:29:130:29:14

I want us to be able to sit down and, you know,

0:29:140:29:16

work through our issues, you know?

0:29:160:29:18

-Oh, man.

-Ignore him, JP.

0:29:180:29:20

That sounds very mature of you.

0:29:200:29:22

OK. You do as you please.

0:29:220:29:24

But don't say I didn't warn you.

0:29:240:29:26

# Oh, Cherry, oh, Cherry, oh, baby

0:29:260:29:30

# Don't you know I'm in need of thee?

0:29:300:29:34

# If you don't believe it's true

0:29:340:29:35

# What have you left me to do? #

0:29:350:29:40

-Boo!

-Oh!

0:29:400:29:41

-Oh, good Lord. Something's happened.

-Hello.

0:29:430:29:46

-I'm, um, cooking dinner.

-Yes, so I can see, erm...

0:29:460:29:50

-Gosh, you're messier than I am!

-Oh, sorry. Got a bit carried away.

0:29:500:29:54

-But there is method to the madness.

-Right?

0:29:540:29:56

-Where did I put the parsley?

-Oh, er, the, er...

0:29:560:29:59

Oh! Um, how's the case going?

0:29:590:30:02

Um, well, yes, er, our murderer - not unlike your parsley -

0:30:020:30:06

is proving to be rather elusive.

0:30:060:30:07

But, um, we'll get to the bottom of it, I'm sure.

0:30:070:30:11

There's wine on the veranda. Why don't you go and pour yourself

0:30:130:30:16

-a glass.

-Yes, I-I think I'll leave you to it!

0:30:160:30:18

This is fantastic.

0:30:300:30:32

Sorry about the ice bucket. It's all you had.

0:30:320:30:34

I love it.

0:30:340:30:36

Here we are.

0:30:460:30:47

Wow!

0:30:470:30:49

You don't mind lobster two nights in a row?

0:30:490:30:51

You can never have too much lobster - that's what I always say.

0:30:510:30:54

So you've been reading a little local history?

0:30:560:30:58

Yeah, I got it from the library.

0:30:580:31:00

That story about Cecile Dumas, it's actually really rather sad.

0:31:000:31:04

The REAL reason her husband bought the island and built that house

0:31:040:31:08

for her wasn't some grand gesture of romantic love.

0:31:080:31:11

It was because he was worried that she'd fallen in love

0:31:110:31:14

-with another man.

-Really? So he moved her onto the island

0:31:140:31:16

to try and keep her out of temptation's way?

0:31:160:31:19

Poor Cecile.

0:31:190:31:21

Well, come on. Let's eat it before it gets cold.

0:31:210:31:25

Er, yeah, this is the, er, first time I've cooked lobster,

0:31:250:31:28

-so be kind.

-OK.

0:31:280:31:30

-Or perhaps just be careful.

-OK. OK.

0:31:300:31:33

Mmm! It's delicious!

0:31:400:31:42

-Really?

-Really.

0:31:420:31:44

Are you all right, Humphrey?

0:31:560:31:57

Sorry? Yes.

0:31:570:31:59

Couldn't be better.

0:32:000:32:01

HE WHISTLES

0:32:230:32:26

-Morning, Dwayne.

-Ey, ey, ey! What the blood...?!

0:32:310:32:33

Things didn't go quite as I planned with Rosey.

0:32:330:32:36

I just don't know what went wrong. We sat down to discuss it

0:32:360:32:41

like proper grown-ups. We both agreed

0:32:410:32:42

that it was a silly argument, and it should never have happened.

0:32:420:32:45

-And the next thing, it just happened again!

-But I told you...

0:32:450:32:49

I know. I know, OK? You don't need to say it.

0:32:490:32:53

-I should have just listened to you.

-Yes, JP, you should have.

0:32:530:32:57

You forget I know a thing or two about a thing or two.

0:32:570:33:00

That's why I'm not the one standing there without any clothes on.

0:33:000:33:03

Now, stop moping and go and get dressed.

0:33:030:33:06

We've got 15 minutes to get to the solicitor's office,

0:33:060:33:09

and Tinicia does not tolerate latecomers.

0:33:090:33:11

So hurry up!

0:33:110:33:13

-Go on!

-OK.

0:33:130:33:16

So the postmortem came through this morning, sir.

0:33:230:33:25

It confirms the victim died from profuse internal bleeding from

0:33:250:33:29

a single stab wound to the abdomen.

0:33:290:33:31

And I also heard back from the lab.

0:33:310:33:33

As we expected, they were unable to recover any prints from the knife.

0:33:330:33:35

What do you think?

0:33:370:33:39

Sir?

0:33:390:33:41

Good. That's good, Florence.

0:33:410:33:43

-What've you got there?

-Victim's phone. Dwayne said there were

0:33:480:33:52

-quite a few photos on it. Thought I'd look through.

-Really?

0:33:520:33:56

Anything of interest?

0:33:560:33:57

A few from his travels.

0:33:570:33:58

But mostly from when he was here at the hotel.

0:33:580:34:01

As a kid. Some of his parents.

0:34:010:34:04

A lot of his brother.

0:34:040:34:06

Yes, I can't help but sense that Elliot feels

0:34:060:34:08

a little spurned by his brother.

0:34:080:34:10

But I don't think that Charlie necessarily felt the same -

0:34:100:34:12

if he kept all those photos of him. It's interesting.

0:34:120:34:16

So, to recap. We have five possible suspects.

0:34:170:34:22

And now, unless we find any evidence to prove otherwise,

0:34:220:34:25

our instinct is telling us that Ernestine Gray is not the killer.

0:34:250:34:28

-Which leaves us with...

-Elliot and Linda Taylor.

0:34:280:34:30

The owners of the hotel.

0:34:300:34:32

-Samuel Palmer.

-La Maison Cecile's resident waiter and barman.

0:34:320:34:36

-And the receptionist.

-Irie Johnson.

0:34:360:34:38

But just how did one of them do it,

0:34:380:34:41

when none of them were seen sneaking up or coming back down the

0:34:410:34:43

one staircase leading up to Mr Taylor's room?

0:34:430:34:45

Just how, Florence? How did they manage it?

0:34:450:34:48

Sir, you should take a look at this.

0:34:480:34:52

Um, that's Charlie, right - as a teenager?

0:34:530:34:55

It's not him you should be looking at.

0:34:550:34:59

Good Lord.

0:34:590:35:00

Samuel Palmer. The waiter.

0:35:000:35:02

He said he first met Charlie Taylor when he started working here

0:35:020:35:05

-two months ago.

-They clearly knew each other when they were teenagers.

0:35:050:35:08

That church they're stood outside, it's St Peter's.

0:35:080:35:13

I'm sure that was the church where the fire was started.

0:35:130:35:16

-Fire?

-Samuel Palmer's arson charge. Let me check the case file.

0:35:160:35:21

I'm right.

0:35:230:35:25

He set fire to the community centre attached to St Peter's Church.

0:35:250:35:29

He was 16 at the time.

0:35:290:35:31

Roughly about the same age I'd say he looks in this photo.

0:35:310:35:34

Well done, Florence.

0:35:360:35:38

When I started working here, Charlie didn't want anybody knowing

0:35:380:35:42

-that we used to be friends.

-Why not?

0:35:420:35:44

Because he was as responsible

0:35:440:35:45

for starting that community centre fire as I was.

0:35:450:35:49

Only, he didn't get caught.

0:35:490:35:51

You're saying you and Charlie started the fire together?

0:35:510:35:55

It was a stupid teenage prank that went wrong.

0:35:550:35:58

And you took the rap for him?

0:35:580:36:00

When the police asked me if anyone else was involved, I said no.

0:36:000:36:04

You served five years. That's quite a favour.

0:36:040:36:07

He was my friend. He would've done the same thing for me.

0:36:070:36:11

Why did you start working here after all this time?

0:36:110:36:14

Let's say life hasn't been too kind these past few years.

0:36:140:36:17

I heard Charlie was back at the hotel.

0:36:170:36:19

-I came to him for help.

-For money?

0:36:190:36:21

He said things were a bit tight at the moment.

0:36:210:36:23

But he heard Elliot saying

0:36:230:36:25

they needed a new hotel waiter and barman.

0:36:250:36:27

Charlie suggested me. Said he had a recommendation.

0:36:270:36:30

But without letting anyone know you used to be friends?

0:36:300:36:33

He cared about people.

0:36:330:36:34

And I could see it still haunted him, what he did.

0:36:350:36:38

Seeing me go off to prison.

0:36:380:36:40

You want to know why he kept it secret?

0:36:420:36:45

It's because he felt ashamed, Inspector.

0:36:460:36:48

It must've cast quite a shadow over your life.

0:36:500:36:52

People don't often look kindly on ex-offenders.

0:36:520:36:55

What's your point?

0:36:550:36:57

My point is, your life hasn't ended up too well,

0:36:570:36:59

thanks to that prison sentence.

0:36:590:37:01

And all the guy who you covered for could offer in return

0:37:010:37:03

was a job as a hotel waiter and a barman.

0:37:030:37:05

It's not exactly the greatest of thank-you presents, is it?

0:37:050:37:08

You think I stabbed Charlie because I was angry

0:37:080:37:11

that he had nothing more to offer me than a job?

0:37:110:37:13

You want to walk in my shoes, Inspector.

0:37:130:37:16

Then you might understand that I have nothing but gratitude

0:37:160:37:19

for what Charlie did for me.

0:37:190:37:21

How long have you been a smoker, Mr Palmer?

0:37:230:37:26

Since I was 14 or so.

0:37:260:37:28

And what about Charlie - did he smoke back then?

0:37:280:37:30

On and off. But he never really took to it.

0:37:300:37:33

His mother didn't approve,

0:37:330:37:34

so he was always too busy worrying he'd get caught.

0:37:340:37:37

Mmm-hmm.

0:37:370:37:39

Thank you.

0:37:400:37:41

So what do you think, sir? Is Mr Palmer telling the truth?

0:37:450:37:48

Well, he seems convincing enough, Florence.

0:37:480:37:50

And if he is, the picture he paints of Charlie Taylor tallies

0:37:500:37:54

with the one Irie Johnson presents.

0:37:540:37:56

That of a man with a strong conscience.

0:37:560:37:59

Dwayne, JP, what news?

0:37:590:38:01

So we've just got back from speaking to Jacob DeCosta.

0:38:010:38:05

And the reason Jacob had been in communication with

0:38:050:38:07

Charlie Taylor in the last six months is because it turns out

0:38:070:38:09

this hotel is on the brink of bankruptcy.

0:38:090:38:12

And according to him, the business is failing big-time.

0:38:120:38:16

And Elliot has been refusing to acknowledge how serious it all is.

0:38:160:38:19

-So Linda was aware of the situation?

-Well, Mr DeCosta says

0:38:190:38:22

she's no better than her husband at dealing with these things.

0:38:220:38:25

She just does whatever he says.

0:38:250:38:26

That's why Jacob got in contact with Charlie. Says he's more level-headed

0:38:260:38:30

and realistic when it comes to the family business.

0:38:300:38:32

-And that's what the meeting was about yesterday?

-Jacob and Charlie

0:38:320:38:35

have arranged for the hotel to go into liquidation.

0:38:350:38:37

Charlie went to pick up the paperwork to bring it back

0:38:370:38:39

here for him and Elliot to sign.

0:38:390:38:41

So that's what was in the document folder Charlie was carrying.

0:38:410:38:45

But if that's the case, where are the documents now?

0:38:450:38:47

Dwayne, JP, I'd like you to search Mr Taylor's office,

0:38:470:38:50

-see if you can find those papers.

-Yes, Chief.

0:38:500:38:52

Florence, let's go and speak to the Taylors.

0:38:520:38:54

-Mrs Taylor...

-Inspector.

0:38:590:39:01

Where's your husband?

0:39:030:39:04

Erm, he's, er, er, gone to drop some mail at the boat.

0:39:040:39:06

He'll be back shortly.

0:39:060:39:08

Is everything all right, Mrs Taylor? You seem edgy.

0:39:100:39:13

I...I haven't slept well over the...past few nights - these, erm,

0:39:130:39:17

help keep me calm. It's all been a bit...a bit tough-going.

0:39:170:39:21

-Yes, yes. I can imagine.

-Elliot!

0:39:210:39:24

It's all right, love. I'm here...

0:39:240:39:26

-What's happening?

-We know, Mr Taylor.

0:39:280:39:30

What do you mean, "we know"? What do you know?

0:39:300:39:32

Everything. We know that the hotel is in financial trouble.

0:39:320:39:36

We know Charlie had returned to the island to convince you to put

0:39:360:39:39

the business into liquidation.

0:39:390:39:41

-That's why he met with your family solicitor yesterday.

-Sir?

-Yes.

0:39:410:39:45

They were shoved to the bottom of his waste-paper bin.

0:39:450:39:48

Thank you, JP.

0:39:480:39:50

Three separate copies. All signed and dated by Charlie Taylor.

0:39:510:39:55

And yourself.

0:39:550:39:57

I imagine it wasn't quite so hard for Charlie to say goodbye

0:39:570:40:00

to this place, having been absent for the last 20 years.

0:40:000:40:02

But getting you to put your signature to these papers -

0:40:020:40:05

I sense that would've taken quite some doing.

0:40:050:40:07

Three months I've had of him going on at me about it.

0:40:070:40:09

Saying we don't have a choice. But you always have a choice.

0:40:090:40:13

You can give up and go or you can stay and fight on.

0:40:130:40:16

Do you not think maybe all Charlie was trying to do was help you?

0:40:160:40:19

How can what he did be seen as some sort of act of kindness?

0:40:190:40:21

As good as bullied me into it, he did.

0:40:210:40:24

Is that why he'd been drinking last night - Dutch courage?

0:40:240:40:27

So what happened next?

0:40:290:40:31

-Next?

-Well, he'd forced your hand, literally,

0:40:310:40:33

into signing these papers. So, what,

0:40:330:40:36

you decided he wasn't going to have his way after all?

0:40:360:40:38

You were going to do whatever you needed to cling on to this hotel?

0:40:380:40:41

What? No! I didn't kill him.

0:40:410:40:44

He was my brother, for Christ's sake!

0:40:450:40:47

What my husband is trying to say is that we did not kill Charlie.

0:40:470:40:52

But we did take the documents from his room.

0:40:530:40:56

When Charlie was found dead, I realised there was

0:40:570:41:00

an opportunity to stop the liquidation going through.

0:41:000:41:03

You didn't give me all the keys to Charlie's room, did you?

0:41:040:41:07

Inspector, the keys you asked for.

0:41:070:41:10

I told her not to do it.

0:41:100:41:12

Later that night, I went back to Charlie's room.

0:41:130:41:15

It was stupid, I know.

0:41:150:41:17

I thought if no-one ever finds them...

0:41:170:41:19

No-one would ever know the papers were signed, and La Maison Cecile

0:41:190:41:22

would live on to fight another day.

0:41:220:41:24

We could've got through it, you know - this rough patch.

0:41:240:41:29

Busy season's just round the corner.

0:41:300:41:32

We could survive, I'm sure of it.

0:41:320:41:34

So...

0:41:370:41:38

Ow!

0:41:380:41:39

We find ourselves presented with four suspects,

0:41:390:41:42

all of whom had reason to benefit from Charlie Taylor's death.

0:41:420:41:45

And all of whom have lied to us in some way or another

0:41:450:41:48

over the past two days. So which one of them did it?

0:41:480:41:51

-Sorry, Dwayne, what are you doing?

-Oh, sorry, Chief.

0:41:510:41:53

I think I picked up a splinter on the boat on the way over.

0:41:530:41:56

I'm sorry to hear that, but maybe you could deal with it later.

0:41:560:41:58

-Of course. Carry on, Chief.

-Florence?

0:41:580:42:00

All of the suspects were downstairs

0:42:000:42:02

at the time that the victim was murdered upstairs.

0:42:020:42:05

And as none of them were seen using the only possible means

0:42:050:42:08

-of access to his bedroom...

-The staircase.

0:42:080:42:10

..then there is nothing to say that they are not telling the truth.

0:42:100:42:14

She's right, Chief.

0:42:140:42:15

Yes, it's impossible. Isn't it?

0:42:150:42:17

And you know the most infuriating part of it all?

0:42:170:42:20

I-I was there, I was there the night it happened.

0:42:200:42:24

We're not relying on some second-hand,

0:42:240:42:26

half-remembered statement from a witness here.

0:42:260:42:28

I-I was there,

0:42:280:42:30

and I saw all four suspects down in the hallway after the body

0:42:300:42:33

had been found. Dwayne, please will you stop picking at your finger?!

0:42:330:42:36

-It is so distracting.

-Sorry, Chief.

0:42:360:42:38

It's...it's really hurting me and I can't seem to get

0:42:390:42:42

the damn thing out!

0:42:420:42:43

I'm sorry, it's me - I'm not really myself today. I'm not...

0:42:430:42:48

-Wait a minute.

-Sir?

0:42:550:42:58

Tell me. If you would. What am I?

0:42:580:43:02

Er, what are you, Chief?

0:43:020:43:03

I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it.

0:43:030:43:06

I brought it home because I could not find it. What am I?

0:43:060:43:08

-I don't know.

-A splinter! I'm a splinter! Good Lord, Dwayne.

0:43:080:43:14

Thank heavens for your splinter. Because if we use that

0:43:140:43:16

as a starting point, it suddenly all starts to make sense.

0:43:160:43:19

And I had full view for the entire ten minutes.

0:43:190:43:22

-He came into the kitchen.

-..clearing up for the night...

0:43:220:43:24

I was at the hotel reception.

0:43:240:43:25

-..in my office...

-..down in the wine cellar.

0:43:250:43:27

Someone put on a wash for just ONE knife?

0:43:270:43:30

Looks like someone broke in.

0:43:300:43:31

-What about his watch?

-There's no wallet either.

0:43:310:43:34

He was always too busy worrying he'd get caught.

0:43:340:43:37

Why? I don't understand?

0:43:370:43:39

Why? His phone...

0:43:400:43:42

Photos! They're not there.

0:43:420:43:44

-Of course. That's why!

-They moved back and got married.

0:43:440:43:47

Around the same time the victim moved away.

0:43:470:43:49

Charlie became restless here. Like he was searching

0:43:490:43:52

for something he couldn't find.

0:43:520:43:53

Poor Cecile.

0:43:530:43:55

The story is actually really rather sad.

0:43:550:43:56

-Planned to leave? When?

-First thing this morning.

0:43:560:43:59

-Of course it was!

-Hm?

0:43:590:44:02

It's all clear to me now.

0:44:020:44:04

-You know?

-Yes. I know.

0:44:040:44:07

-Shall we gather everyone together, Chief?

-No!

0:44:070:44:10

No, not this time.

0:44:110:44:13

Perhaps it's better if we deal with this a little differently.

0:44:130:44:15

I need to go and check something in the victim's bedroom first.

0:44:150:44:18

-Er, Florence, if you wouldn't mind coming with me.

-Of course, sir.

0:44:180:44:21

-Dwayne, JP, I need you to fetch someone.

-Who, Chief?

0:44:210:44:24

The person who murdered Charlie Taylor.

0:44:240:44:26

Shall we?

0:44:320:44:34

Please, sit down.

0:44:530:44:54

What's going on?

0:44:580:45:00

You killed Charlie Taylor.

0:45:000:45:02

Oh, don't be absurd. Of course I didn't.

0:45:020:45:05

Please. We know what happened.

0:45:050:45:07

I know you didn't mean to do it.

0:45:070:45:09

But you did nonetheless murder your husband's brother. Didn't you?

0:45:090:45:13

Oh, God...

0:45:140:45:15

I'm so, so sorry.

0:45:180:45:21

It was one of my colleagues getting a splinter in his finger that

0:45:210:45:24

led me to solving this case.

0:45:240:45:25

A tiny little splinter made me alight upon something

0:45:250:45:29

I just hadn't considered before.

0:45:290:45:31

That a person can receive an injury in one location,

0:45:310:45:34

and then carry it with them to another.

0:45:340:45:38

And therein lies the answer to our riddle.

0:45:380:45:41

Charlie was not stabbed in this bedroom.

0:45:410:45:44

He was stabbed downstairs in the hotel kitchen.

0:45:440:45:48

By you.

0:45:480:45:49

You know, when I saw him walking up that staircase two nights ago,

0:45:530:45:56

I assumed that he was staggering because he was drunk.

0:45:560:45:58

When actually, the real reason he was so unsteady on his feet

0:45:580:46:01

was because he'd sustained a fatal injury.

0:46:010:46:04

Charlie proceeded to his bedroom.

0:46:050:46:07

And set about staging the scene to look like robbery gone wrong.

0:46:070:46:11

But why?

0:46:110:46:12

Why, when his life was ebbing away, would he choose to make everyone

0:46:120:46:16

think that the person who wielded that fatal blow

0:46:160:46:18

was someone other than you?

0:46:180:46:19

We found some photos on Charlie's phone.

0:46:200:46:23

Something to remind him of his past here on the island.

0:46:240:46:27

Family.

0:46:270:46:29

Friends.

0:46:290:46:31

Lots of his brother, Elliot.

0:46:310:46:34

An awful lot.

0:46:340:46:35

But not a single one of you.

0:46:350:46:38

Almost like he was trying to erase you from his memory.

0:46:390:46:42

During this investigation,

0:46:420:46:44

no-one we talked to could seem to make much sense of why

0:46:440:46:48

Charlie decided to leave this island 25 years ago.

0:46:480:46:51

Charlie became restless here.

0:46:510:46:53

He just got a bit bored of it all.

0:46:530:46:56

Like he was searching for something he couldn't find.

0:46:560:46:59

I don't think either of them were right.

0:46:590:47:01

Charlie left this island 25 years ago

0:47:010:47:03

because that's the very same time you arrived on the island.

0:47:030:47:07

We know that after you and Elliot graduated in Paris,

0:47:070:47:11

you came back to La Maison Cecile and got married.

0:47:110:47:14

I hadn't met Charlie before we moved here from Paris.

0:47:140:47:18

I hadn't even visited the island.

0:47:180:47:21

I can remember the first time I saw him standing on the jetty

0:47:210:47:25

as the boat pulled in.

0:47:250:47:26

And...I just knew in that moment.

0:47:280:47:33

Straight away.

0:47:330:47:34

We both did, I think.

0:47:370:47:39

That you were in love?

0:47:390:47:40

We tried to ignore it.

0:47:400:47:42

But the more you deny something like that, the more it consumes you.

0:47:430:47:49

Yeah, I imagine it must've broken both your hearts

0:47:490:47:51

to have to give each other up.

0:47:510:47:53

But if that's what had to be done

0:47:530:47:54

to avoid Charlie hurting his brother, betraying him...

0:47:540:47:56

..then that's what he would do.

0:47:580:47:59

If there's one thing we've learned about Charlie Taylor,

0:47:590:48:03

he was a man driven by compassion.

0:48:030:48:06

He understood.

0:48:060:48:08

He cared about people.

0:48:080:48:10

Charlie Taylor was evidently quite the altruist.

0:48:100:48:12

Which is why, when Jacob DeCosta got in contact with Charlie

0:48:120:48:15

and alerted him to the dire financial situation the hotel

0:48:150:48:19

was in, Charlie realised that his brother needed his help.

0:48:190:48:23

So he came back. We can't know exactly what happened

0:48:230:48:26

between you and him these last few months.

0:48:260:48:29

I assume you both realised the love that was denied to you

0:48:300:48:33

all those years ago was as strong as it ever was.

0:48:330:48:37

We tried, we tried so hard.

0:48:370:48:40

Which brings us to the evening of the murder.

0:48:410:48:43

The reason Charlie had been drinking wasn't, as we thought,

0:48:450:48:48

because of his having to get Elliot

0:48:480:48:49

to agree to sign the liquidation papers.

0:48:490:48:51

It was a Dutch courage of a very different nature.

0:48:510:48:55

We found out Charlie had booked a flight to return to his work

0:48:550:48:58

in Sudan the very next morning.

0:48:580:48:59

He knew that once he'd got Elliot to sign the papers,

0:48:590:49:03

it was time to force himself to leave this island again

0:49:030:49:07

and resume living life without you in it.

0:49:070:49:10

Charlie had been drinking that night because he knew

0:49:100:49:12

he had something very hard to do.

0:49:120:49:15

He had to say goodbye to the only woman he'd ever loved.

0:49:150:49:18

I mean, that's why he was in the state he was in.

0:49:180:49:21

I think Charlie, feeling the worse for wear, entered the kitchen

0:49:210:49:24

that evening not because he needed food, but to come and talk to you,

0:49:240:49:27

-to tell you he was leaving.

-I can't do this any more.

0:49:270:49:30

And in that moment, your heart just broke all over again.

0:49:300:49:33

I-I imagine you tried to convince him otherwise,

0:49:330:49:36

made what desperate attempt you could to make him not go.

0:49:360:49:39

I think you realised

0:49:390:49:41

that having spent the best part of your life living on an island

0:49:410:49:44

stuck with a man you'd never really loved in the first place,

0:49:440:49:46

that you weren't ready to give up on a chance of true happiness.

0:49:460:49:49

So you begged him to take you with him.

0:49:490:49:52

But he refused.

0:49:520:49:53

It would mean betraying his brother.

0:49:530:49:55

Devastating him with the revelation that his wife and brother had

0:49:550:49:59

been secretly in love with each other since the day they met.

0:49:590:50:03

So we don't know exactly what happened.

0:50:030:50:06

But, somehow, somehow, as he made to leave,

0:50:060:50:09

to abandon you to a life of misery, things got out of hand.

0:50:090:50:13

It was the thought of him walking away again,

0:50:140:50:17

I don't know what happened to me.

0:50:170:50:19

I just got so angry.

0:50:190:50:21

I'm leaving in the morning and I'm not coming back.

0:50:210:50:23

'I reached for the knife and I threatened him.'

0:50:230:50:26

No! 'I told him I'd make him tell Elliot if I had to.

0:50:260:50:30

'He tried to take the knife off me, but I wouldn't let him have it.'

0:50:300:50:34

I just thought that, if I kept trying, if I...if I didn't give up,

0:50:340:50:38

I could convince him not to leave me.

0:50:380:50:42

And that's when it happened.

0:50:420:50:44

'I didn't mean to, but I stabbed him.'

0:50:490:50:52

It was in that moment he knew.

0:50:540:50:56

He knew he had only minutes left to live.

0:50:560:50:59

By the time the paramedics made their way out on the boat,

0:50:590:51:01

he'd be dead.

0:51:010:51:03

And he knew the result of you killing him would not only

0:51:030:51:06

mean the woman he loved going to prison...

0:51:060:51:08

But also that his brother would discover the one thing

0:51:080:51:11

Charlie never wanted him to know.

0:51:110:51:13

That his wife and brother were in love.

0:51:130:51:16

So he decided to cover up for what you'd done.

0:51:170:51:20

I assume he hid his injury then said he'd sort everything.

0:51:200:51:24

Linda! Give me the knife!

0:51:240:51:26

He took the knife and put the dishwasher on.

0:51:260:51:30

It's going to be OK.

0:51:300:51:31

He took the sandwich, so everyone

0:51:330:51:35

would assume that's why he'd been in the kitchen.

0:51:350:51:37

And when he got back to his room,

0:51:370:51:39

I think he knew he didn't have long left.

0:51:390:51:42

But all he cared about was making sure that the truth would

0:51:420:51:45

never come out.

0:51:450:51:46

Charlie was protecting the woman he loved.

0:51:460:51:49

To convince us that whoever killed him had managed to get away,

0:51:490:51:52

he needed to make it look like the wallet and watch had been stolen.

0:51:520:51:56

I assume he also had to get rid of whatever he'd used

0:51:560:51:59

to stem the blood. So how did he achieve this vanishing act?

0:51:590:52:02

The answer lies with this.

0:52:060:52:07

Since you'd known Charlie, he'd never smoked, you told me.

0:52:070:52:10

You see, I later discovered that he did once smoke, when he was younger.

0:52:100:52:14

His mother didn't approve,

0:52:140:52:15

so he was always too busy worrying he'd get caught.

0:52:150:52:18

So maybe these cigarettes were a remnant of his brief spell as

0:52:180:52:21

a teenage smoker.

0:52:210:52:22

If Charlie was worried about his mum finding out that he smoked,

0:52:220:52:25

well, then, maybe he had a secret place

0:52:250:52:28

where he used to hide his cigarettes.

0:52:280:52:30

And if he did, then maybe that's where he hid the wallet

0:52:300:52:34

and the watch.

0:52:340:52:36

The packet was here when I first found it.

0:52:380:52:41

So if he'd taken it out to make room for the items he wanted to hide,

0:52:410:52:44

then the secret hideaway must be close by.

0:52:440:52:46

There were spots of blood here on the floor.

0:52:460:52:48

Charlie must've left them when he went to hide the wallet and

0:52:480:52:51

the watch. So wherever he put them must be...

0:52:510:52:54

..somewhere...

0:52:560:52:57

..near here.

0:53:010:53:02

And here we have the final missing piece.

0:53:070:53:10

Your scarf, I believe.

0:53:150:53:18

But also the wallet and the watch.

0:53:200:53:23

Even though he must have been crippled with pain,

0:53:260:53:29

Charlie went out of his way to lead us away from the truth

0:53:290:53:32

of what had happened. He did it because he loved you.

0:53:320:53:34

And he loved his brother.

0:53:340:53:36

And he wanted to protect you both.

0:53:370:53:39

He knew he was going to die.

0:53:390:53:41

But if he could die knowing that the truth would not be discovered,

0:53:410:53:45

then at least he could die with some sense of peace.

0:53:450:53:48

He was that close to achieving it.

0:53:480:53:50

If it wasn't for an out-of-date packet of cigarettes.

0:53:500:53:53

Mrs Taylor, I'm afraid we will have to arrest you. I-I'm sorry.

0:53:560:53:59

I think it's unavoidable that your husband will find out what happened.

0:53:590:54:03

If you want to take a few minutes,

0:54:050:54:08

to tell him yourself...

0:54:080:54:10

Thank you, Inspector.

0:54:110:54:13

Fancy a beer? Huh?

0:54:270:54:29

I better not.

0:54:290:54:31

I think I'm going to buy them flowers for Rosey.

0:54:320:54:35

So you've finally decided to take my advice, huh?

0:54:350:54:39

Ah... I guess so.

0:54:390:54:41

Hey. What's the problem?

0:54:450:54:48

Look, I just don't want it to feel like I'm saying sorry to...

0:54:500:54:53

to have an easy life, you know?

0:54:530:54:55

Then, when you say it, mean it.

0:54:550:54:57

And the next time you and Rosey have a row,

0:54:570:54:59

maybe she'll be the one to apologise.

0:54:590:55:01

It's give and take.

0:55:010:55:03

Isn't that what they say about a good marriage? Huh?

0:55:030:55:07

Yes.

0:55:070:55:09

You're right. They do.

0:55:090:55:11

Well, then. There you go.

0:55:110:55:13

-Thank you, Dwayne.

-Any time.

0:55:140:55:17

And they ask me why I never got married.

0:55:180:55:20

Well done, sir. That wasn't easy, what you had to do today.

0:55:290:55:33

Night, Florence.

0:55:360:55:37

Sir.

0:55:410:55:43

I hope you don't mind me asking,

0:55:450:55:47

but you haven't quite seemed yourself today.

0:55:470:55:50

In truth, Florence,

0:55:520:55:54

well, you see something really rather awful

0:55:540:55:56

-appears to have happened.

-What?

0:55:560:55:58

Last night, I was having dinner with Martha and...

0:55:580:56:01

I realised that...

0:56:010:56:02

..that I love her.

0:56:040:56:06

-And that's a bad thing?

-Well, yes, it is, rather.

0:56:070:56:10

Because any day now, she's going to leave my life forever.

0:56:110:56:14

So what are you going to do?

0:56:140:56:16

As seems to be my way with affairs of the heart, Florence...

0:56:160:56:20

..I haven't a clue.

0:56:220:56:23

I haven't a clue.

0:56:310:56:32

Here in the Caribbean, cricket is in our blood.

0:56:480:56:51

-Jerome Martin, 45...

-Found dead in the middle of Honore cricket pitch,

0:56:510:56:55

having been shot in the heart.

0:56:550:56:57

I loved my husband a great deal, despite everything he'd done.

0:56:570:57:00

This was meant to be a holiday romance,

0:57:000:57:01

and I stupidly fell in love with her.

0:57:010:57:03

I'm your partner! This really big thing about your past -

0:57:030:57:06

and I had no idea about it.

0:57:060:57:08

Chief, come on! Airport!

0:57:080:57:10

That's it! That's her plane! Go, go!

0:57:100:57:12

Humphrey and Martha's romantic weekend at the remote Hotel Cecile is disrupted by the murder of the hotel owner on the first night of their stay.


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