Episode 2 Death in Paradise


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Episode 2

The team enter the high-stakes world of poker when a finalist is poisoned during the Caribbean Poker Masters tournament. The only suspects are sat round the table.


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You all set, love? We need to let the punters in.

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It's almost show time.

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Is that all this is, Les? A show?

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Quite the opposite, actually. You know what they say?

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You don't really know who someone is, until you watch 'em play poker.

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WHIRRING

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If I didn't know you better, I'd say that you were nervous.

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Poker isn't meant to be a spectator sport.

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I never signed up to be a gladiator.

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You gotta shut 'em out.

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SHE LAUGHS

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Dear God, man. What is that sludge?

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I preferred it when you'd down a whole bottle of whisky.

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Course you did. Cos then you stood a chance of winning.

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Spare me the braggadocio.

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Cutting it fine, aren't we, Ray?

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Look at you. You're like a walking billboard.

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Have you no shame?

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Silly money for wearing a hat? You're a mug if you don't.

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You all ready, ladies and gents? Your table awaits.

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Our current top seed, Bobby Rodrigues!

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APPLAUSE

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He's back in the final once again!

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Can he take the title for a third time?

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Now, our next player needs no introduction, I'm sure you've

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all read his best-seller, The Hand You're Dealt.

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It's Eugene "The Prof" Sutton!

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There he is!

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Now, it's her first time in the final, the lovely Melanie Devaux!

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And last but not least, our youngest player and current number two

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seed, it's Ray, Ray, Ray, Ray, Ray, Ray Campbell!

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What a line-up we have for this, our final match at La Mirage.

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We started with 50 players, we're now down to the final four,

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we'll be playing for a pot of no less than three million dollars!

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Come on, Gene. It's time to bet.

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He's got nothing. You're squinting, and that ain't cos it's sunny.

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Bit of a giveaway.

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I'll raise you 150,000.

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Come on, Mel. Don't leave us hanging.

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I'm out.

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You've done good, Bobster.

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Grin all you like. You're bluffing.

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Maybe it's a double bluff? I'll call you 150.

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Can't fool me, kid. This shirt is older than you are.

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You're all talk!

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Why am I about to bet 200,000?

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I'll call your 200...

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Bobby?

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Bobby! Bobby!

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Bobby!

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Doctor says I need to rest it for another week.

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A week! It's only a sprain.

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I'm going to ignore him.

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I'm not your mother, Florence, but if that's what the doctor says.

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What am I supposed to do? Just sit here?

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I'll lose my mind!

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Here, get this into you.

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Mooney's famous meatballs. You'll be back on your feet in no time.

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I'm not being ungrateful, sir, but I've twisted my ankle.

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-How is eating meatballs going to help?

-Don't ask me.

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Some sort of a strange alchemy, but in my experience,

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meatballs are the cure to everything.

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Whenever Siobhan's having some crisis or other,

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they always do the trick.

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Thank you.

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You miss her?

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Siobhan? No! Not really, shack is lovely and peaceful without her.

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Yeah.

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Dig in!

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Delicious!

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Well, you don't have to sound so surprised.

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PHONE RINGS

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Dwayne!

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What can I do for you?

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Gotcha. Be right there.

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An American poker player just dropped

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dead in the middle of a game.

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OK, so where are we going?

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Ah, no, Florence. Doctor's orders.

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Eat your meatballs!

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So! The victim is Bobby Rodrigues - a 51-year-old American.

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A professional poker player.

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Never really got poker. More of a gin rummy man myself.

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How about you, Dwayne?

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Oh, you know, I, I dabble.

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And this tournament? It's a big deal?

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You better believe it. It's a knockout.

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And the winner goes home with three million dollars.

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Three million? For a game of cards? I'm in the wrong job.

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Yeah, me too!

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So what've we got so far, JP?

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The paramedics suspect poisoning.

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The victim suddenly convulsed and started foaming at the mouth,

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just before he fell down dead.

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Awful. And he was sitting there?

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Two aces? That's a good hand, isn't it?

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Yes, but there's another one on the table,

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which makes it three of a kind!

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Or, as the pros say, "Trips". Very good hand, Chief.

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His drink, or what's left of it?

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Ew, what is it, some sort of kale smoothie?

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It's a poison in itself. It's like drinking pond.

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Do we know who made it?

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According to the tournament director,

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Les Doyle, Bobby Rodrigues made it himself just before the game.

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We better check it for toxins anyway.

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His cigar?

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Check this, too.

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If he did ingest the poison, these are the two obvious candidates.

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Poor old Bobby Rodrigues.

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One minute he's holding aces, the next he's cashing in his chips.

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Look at this. These blotches - here and here.

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His thumb and his two forefingers.

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Yes, Chief.

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I'm not so sure he ingested the poison.

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Looks like he might've absorbed it through his fingertips,

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through something he touched or held.

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Do we know if he complained of any pain or

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burning in his fingers before?

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Apparently he was fine, and then all of a sudden...tombe.

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Poisons that are absorbed through the skin tend to be fast-acting.

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How long was he sitting there?

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90 minutes. And no-one had moved since the game begun.

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Stand back, fellas!

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We need to seal off this area right now.

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If it is fast-acting,

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it's almost certain that Bobby was poisoned during the game.

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Which means that something here is coated in a deadly toxin.

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-Let's get the lab to check every single item on that table.

-JP!

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Where are the other players?

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They've gone back to the hotel, sir.

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And you're sure none of you have any stinging in your fingers?

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No dizziness? Nausea?

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No. Why?

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Well, no, it's just that we believe something on that poker table

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was coated in a lethal and fast-acting poison.

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So just want to make sure that none of you came in contact with it.

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You think Bobby was poisoned?

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It certainly looks that way, er?

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Er, Les Doyle. I'm the er, tournament director.

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It's quite impossible. I mean, logistically speaking.

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The four of us, five if you count the dealer,

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were alone at that table for an hour and a half.

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There was a crowd watching.

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I hate to agree with the Prof, but he's right.

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This is poker. We all had eyes on each other.

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You don't think we'd've noticed if someone slipped Bob a mickey?

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You're Ray Campbell? Youngest player and number two seed?

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You can read. Well done.

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Eugene "The Prof" Sutton?

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Sutton.

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And Melanie Devaux?

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Poor Mel wasn't just a competitor. Bobby was her husband.

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

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I just don't understand. Why, why would somebody want to hurt him?

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She's right. Bobby was one of the best-loved players on the circuit.

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Mmm. So, the match started at four.

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And Bobby died 90 minutes later.

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I'll call your two.

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And in that time, did anyone approach the table?

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Perhaps to pour more drinks or...

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Definitely not.

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Once the game's begun, no-one's allowed to approach or leave the table. There's strict rules.

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Right. How was Bobby during the game?

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Bloke was on fire.

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I mean, I was drawing dead to a straight flush.

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I'll call your 150.

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Sorry, drawing dead to a what?

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No matter how good your hand is, they've got a better one.

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And before that, how was he, in the hours leading up to the game?

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He, he seemed fine.

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Erm, we got ready here and then we went straight to the venue.

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OK. Thank you. So, what happens now?

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Is the game cancelled or will there be some sort of a re-match?

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Well, Poker Masters rules state we have to reschedule within two weeks.

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Mmmm.

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So that means that somebody else will get to win

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the three million dollars?

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Most likely someone here in this room?

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Well, you're not suggesting one of our players...

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Oh, no, no. Not at all, no.

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Just you have to admit if Bobby was poisoned during the game,

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well, it stands to reason that only four people could've done it.

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So, the three million dollar question - how the heck

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do you poison someone with half of Saint Marie looking on?

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And with all the other players scrutinising your every move.

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You searched everyone's pockets?

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Yes. And no sign of any poison.

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This is where they all got changed.

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Right. First thing is,

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find out exactly which object on the table was poisoned.

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If we don't have a murder weapon, we're groping in the dark.

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The Hand You're Dealt? Maybe I should have a read.

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Although to be fair, The Idiot's Guide To Poker might be more use.

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Look, Chief, it's perfectly simple.

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You have the blinds, the flop, the turn,

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the river and you can check, raise, call or fold.

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Nope. Sorry! Just words.

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All I know is it's about reading your opponents. Right?

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Right.

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You have to look out for their tells,

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but keep a poker face yourself.

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Well, this is going to be some challenge.

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We're dealing with a group of suspects who literally make

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a living out of being unreadable.

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Chief?

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Robert Rodrigues.

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So! We've got a laptop, mobile phone.

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Our man Bobby's a bit of a contradiction.

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Cared enough about his health to knock back the green sludge,

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but there he was, puffing away on a big fat cigar.

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Er, Chief?

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Who keeps glasses in a sock?

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Why didn't he buy a case?

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Good question.

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Oh, by the way, Dwayne, I meant to say,

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with Florence out of action, I might need you to step up.

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A promotion?

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Well, not as such, no, I, I just mean...

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Do the Sergeant's job until she gets back?

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Well, yes, in a sense, it just means a bit more responsibility,

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-just for a few...

-Oh, don't worry, Chief. I won't let you down.

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We'll make a dream team. Myers and Mooney.

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OK, Mooney and Myers.

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-You know, either way, I don't mind.

-Well, whatever...

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Hey, Siobhan, it's your dad.

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So, how did you get on with your essay?

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What was it again? Oh, yeah, Descartes' view of the senses.

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The big question is - are we here or not?

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Well, I'm here. You're there. Well, actually, you're not there.

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I'm talking to myself.

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Anyway, call me when you can.

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Yeah. Love you.

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Well, Harry. I think therefore I am.

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Discuss.

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You don't give too much away, do you?

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You'd be a demon at poker.

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Ah, morning, partner!

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Morning, Dwayne. What's with the, er?

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Detectives don't wear uniform, Chief.

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Ah, but you're not technically...

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"Acting Detective" is still a detective, Chief.

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Now, there's just one thing I need to ask.

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Will I be getting a pay rise?

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You need to take that up with the Commissioner.

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Morning, Dwayne. Where's your uniform?

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And why do you have a briefcase?

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Listen, that contains vitally important material.

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It's all right, JP, I know you're going to miss working with me

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whilst I'm a detective.

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-Detective?

-Well. "Acting." Unofficially.

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I can't believe you've replaced me already!

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But you're supposed to be...

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I couldn't just sit at home while you three investigate a murder.

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Yeah, and does the doctor know that you're pulling whatever

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the opposite of a sickie is?

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Well, actually, my foot already seems a lot better.

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Must be the meatballs.

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What did I tell you?

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And I've promised I'll stick to desk duty.

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JP's brought me up to speed and I'm running background on the suspects.

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But you'll still need a partner outside the station, right, Chief?

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Definitely, Dwayne. Now that DS Cassell has promised

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-to stick to desk duty.

-Sir.

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JP, did we hear back from the lab?

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Er, yes, sir, and they tested everything for poison just

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as you asked. You got to give it to them, they worked through the night.

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So, results -

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every single poker chip tested negative,

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as did the smoothie glass and the cigar.

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Well, something must've had poison on it?

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Here is our murder weapon.

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-The ace of spades?

-Yep, one of the two cards Bobby was dealt

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before he died.

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And the postmortem also confirms that the poison was absorbed

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through his fingers.

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Right, and do we know what kind of poison it was?

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Er, yes, something called... one second.

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Er, yes, batrachotoxin. It comes from the golden dart frog.

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-Shuts down the nervous system in minutes.

-Charming.

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Where would you find one of these fellas, these killer Kermits?

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You know, they're native to Saint Marie.

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But only in like certain parts of the rainforest.

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The rainforest? So how did our killer get their hands on it?

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You'd have to know the right people.

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Or wrong people.

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So, at some point during the final,

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our killer was able to get their froggy poison onto this card

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without anybody seeing and then make sure it was dealt to Bobby.

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How is that even possible?

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They played for 90 minutes!

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The deck was shuffled, the cards passed from player to player,

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hand to hand.

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So how come no-one else was poisoned? Mmm?

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You think it was definitely meant for Bobby alone?

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Well, we have to assume.

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Or why was he the only one who died?

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And how could our killer possibly know that this exact card,

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this ace of spades, would wind up in Bobby's hand?

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They're, er, all identical. We open a fresh pack every game.

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I asked Adelaide to pick a deck at random,

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and she unwrapped it in full view of the crowd and the players.

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You can ask anyone.

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Maybe we will.

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So there's no way the cards could've been tampered with?

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Absolutely not. The, the box was locked in my hotel safe.

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No-one had access.

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That's your story.

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So it must have been poisoned during the game?

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Well, that's impossible. I can see everything from where I was sitting.

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Is there a record of the match?

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We've got a blogger who does a play by play throughout

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the final, you'll find it online.

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So, if there was no way your deck could've been

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poisoned before the game or during the game,

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well, that leaves only one possible explanation.

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-Which is?

-The poisoned ace of spades was an interloper.

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JP! Did the lab send back the rest of the deck from the game?

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Ah. Yes, sir.

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Sir? Gloves.

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Ah, yes.

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What do you think he keeps in that briefcase?

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It's either forensic samples, criminal profiles,

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or clean underwear.

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Aha! Just as I suspected.

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A second ace of spades!

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A fresh deck is opened every game,

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there are 15 matches in the tournament.

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So that means this ace could've been taken from any one of them.

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-Of course.

-The killer card wasn't in the sealed deck.

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It was poisoned before the game and somehow slipped in

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while they were playing.

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But how? Without anyone noticing?

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Well, let's get this card checked for prints anyway.

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Yes, sir. Sorry.

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So, Florence, what can you tell me about these poker faces?

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Bobby Rodrigues. Born in Chicago.

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Been playing professionally for 20 years.

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Mm, how are his finances?

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Bank balance is pretty healthy.

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Last major transaction was a few days ago,

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a hotel room at the Panama.

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The Panama?

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But the rest of the players are staying at the Rayon Vert.

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Why would he need a second room at a different hotel?

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Maybe he'd had enough of being cooped up

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with his fellow competitors.

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Four months ago, he married Melanie Devaux

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after two years together.

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She only turned professional after they met.

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Before that she was a staff writer for a travel company called

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Off The Beaten Track.

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And Eugene Sutton?

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Oxford professor turned entrepreneur.

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He made a small fortune out of his "Sutton Strategy".

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Erm, sir, I've been looking at online poker blogs,

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and it seems like there was a big rivalry between him and Bobby.

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Right! And what about the dealer? Adelaide?

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22 years old.

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Left school at 16 and worked in London casinos before this,

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her first international job.

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And then there's Ray Campbell.

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Ah, yes, a young man of great charm and social grace.

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All I know is he's got two convictions for assault.

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Now that's more like it.

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And six months ago, he was suspended for breaking another player's nose.

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Does that count as a tell?

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With the bad publicity, three sponsors dropped him.

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He's also got a failed nightclub that left him owing half a million.

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He was number two seed, right? And Bobby was number one?

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Correct.

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Three million dollars prize money would wipe out his debt

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and then some.

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And if he got rid of Bobby,

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he'd be odds-on favourite to win the tournament.

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Give us a minute will you, darlin'?

0:20:020:20:04

Looks like you're taking Bobby's death pretty hard.

0:20:040:20:07

Never heard of drowning your sorrows?

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OK, let's get to the point.

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Detective Dwayne Myers, and this is Detective Inspector Mooney.

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It's all right, Dwayne, he's already met us. There's no need.

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Now, do you mind if we ask you a few questions?

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You can ask.

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You always carry a pack of playing cards?

0:20:230:20:25

Tools of the trade, ain't it? If I was a plumber...

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Then what? You'd be sitting by the pool with a spanner in your hand?

0:20:270:20:30

So. Any idea who done Bobby in yet or what?

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Yes. We believe...

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He was killed by a poisoned playing card.

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Playing card?

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So it could've been any one of us that karked it?

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Well, technically, yes.

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But Bobby was the only one who touched the card,

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suggesting that he was the target.

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Now, the question is who stands to gain most from his death?

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You tell me. You're the detectives.

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Well, we spoke to your bank,

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it turns out you're not exactly flush at the moment.

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Don't listen to the bank! What do they know?

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It's just a glitch.

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Pretty big glitch.

0:20:590:21:00

Your sponsors are deserting you.

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And you're half a million dollars in debt.

0:21:020:21:04

One big win. That's all I need.

0:21:060:21:08

One big win? Say, three million dollars?

0:21:080:21:10

Now that Bobby's dead, I'm guessing you're the odds-on favourite for the re-match?

0:21:100:21:14

-Yeah, but that don't mean...

-We checked your match history. You played Bobby, what was it?

0:21:140:21:18

15 times. Remind me, how many times did you win?

0:21:180:21:20

What are you trying to say? The only way I could beat Bobby is by killing him?

0:21:200:21:23

He didn't say that. I didn't hear him say that.

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Listen to the man!

0:21:250:21:26

Yeah, it also strikes me that of the five people sitting

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around that table, only one had two previous convictions for assault.

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Oh, not that again. That's history.

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Pretty recent history, Ray.

0:21:340:21:35

You broke a man's nose only six months ago.

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Why? Because he stopped you from winning?

0:21:370:21:39

No! That weren't even about poker. It was about a girl.

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Do your homework. Look, sometimes I drink too much.

0:21:420:21:45

But that don't make me a...

0:21:450:21:47

Why would I want to kill Bobby Rodrigues?

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Besides three million dollars?

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Oh, forget about the money! I looked up to Bobby, all right?

0:21:510:21:54

Ever since I was a kid. Yeah, I wanted to win.

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But not that much.

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So go point the finger at some other mug.

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So? How am I doing? You know, with the whole detective thing?

0:22:050:22:09

Am I a natural or what?

0:22:100:22:12

Well, full marks for enthusiasm, Dwayne.

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I just wonder if could you maybe dial it down, just a smidge.

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No problem, partner. I don't want to steal your thunder.

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It's important to keep it elevated.

0:22:230:22:25

Commissioner!

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If I knew you were coming, I would've baked flapjacks.

0:22:260:22:29

I'm disappointed in you, DI Mooney.

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Your DS was injured in the line of duty, you should have

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insisted on her staying at home until fully recovered.

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Believe me, I tried.

0:22:370:22:39

Is uniform no longer mandatory, Officer?

0:22:390:22:42

Or are you working undercover?

0:22:420:22:43

Not at all Commissioner, I've just had a promotion.

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-Temporary.

-As Detective.

-Acting Detective.

0:22:460:22:49

What Dwayne means is while DS Cassell's on desk duty, he's kindly...

0:22:490:22:52

..offered to work hand in hand with DI Mooney to solve this murder.

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Well, we don't actually hold hands as such...

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I see.

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Well, I can't stay. I'm on my way to a meeting.

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I just stopped by to make sure you've got your speech

0:23:040:23:07

-ready for tonight?

-My speech?

0:23:070:23:09

You haven't forgotten? My niece's lecture group.

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Ah.

0:23:120:23:13

There are 13 nurses breathlessly

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awaiting your talk on the life of a detective.

0:23:150:23:18

I'm just putting the finishing touches to it right now.

0:23:180:23:21

Good, good. Seven o'clock sharp.

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Counting down the hours.

0:23:240:23:26

13 breathless nurses!

0:23:290:23:31

That's a whole heap of Caribbean for one man to handle, you know, Chief.

0:23:330:23:36

Don't you think you might need some backup?

0:23:360:23:39

I appreciate the concern, Dwayne.

0:23:390:23:41

I'll radio in if it all kicks off.

0:23:410:23:42

So, how's it going, Hopalong?

0:23:430:23:45

I've been searching Bobby's laptop, and look at this.

0:23:450:23:48

Bobby sent a series of threatening e-mails to Professor Sutton.

0:23:480:23:52

"The jig's up, Gene, quit while you're ahead."

0:23:520:23:54

Any replies from the Prof?

0:23:540:23:57

Mmm-hmm. "I shan't be slandered by a crass colonial,

0:23:570:24:00

-"these lies are beneath your dignity"

-Blackmail!

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Certainly looks that way. I'll keep searching.

0:24:020:24:04

But first, you'll want to take a look at this.

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This is what I found on Bobby's mobile!

0:24:070:24:09

Would you look at that?

0:24:110:24:12

Adelaide sent it to him yesterday.

0:24:130:24:15

The dealer! They're having an affair.

0:24:150:24:18

I, I wouldn't leap to conclusions. A...any idea where this was taken?

0:24:180:24:21

I checked the time and date against Bobby's bank statement,

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and this was sent soon after he paid for the room at the Panama Hotel.

0:24:240:24:28

OK, so Bobby and Adelaide checked in at 12.15

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and went straight to their room.

0:24:330:24:35

Mmm. They didn't emerge for five hours straight.

0:24:350:24:37

And they ordered room service.

0:24:370:24:39

So Bobby then left at 5.15, and Adelaide followed an hour later.

0:24:390:24:43

I wonder why she waited a whole hour?

0:24:450:24:46

Isn't it obvious? Bobby and Adelaide was having an affair.

0:24:470:24:51

Bobby ended it, Adelaide swore she'd get revenge so she dealt him

0:24:510:24:54

a poisoned card.

0:24:540:24:56

Job done. Case closed.

0:24:560:24:58

What did they eat?

0:24:590:25:01

What?

0:25:010:25:02

Room service. What did they eat?

0:25:020:25:04

So when did you first meet Bobby?

0:25:060:25:08

Two weeks ago. When the tournament began.

0:25:080:25:10

Since then you've got to know him fairly well?

0:25:110:25:14

Not really.

0:25:140:25:16

We didn't get the chance to speak properly till a couple of days ago.

0:25:160:25:19

Mmm, I can see why you're a dealer and not a player.

0:25:190:25:21

That was the worst bluff I've ever seen.

0:25:210:25:24

I'm sorry?

0:25:240:25:25

I think what my colleague is trying to say is that we have you

0:25:250:25:28

and Bobby on CCTV.

0:25:280:25:30

Mmmm.

0:25:300:25:31

At the Panama Hotel just a couple of days before he died.

0:25:310:25:34

Oh, and we also found this on his phone.

0:25:350:25:37

-It's not what it looks like.

-Mmm.

0:25:390:25:41

I suppose you're going to tell us you didn't deal Bobby the poisoned playing card either?

0:25:410:25:44

What? No. I would never hurt Bobby.

0:25:440:25:47

Yeah, well, I put it to you that you and Bobby were in fact...

0:25:470:25:49

It's all right, Dwayne. Thank you.

0:25:490:25:51

I know that you and Bobby weren't having a relationship.

0:25:520:25:55

The room service. You wouldn't order

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a pot of tea and a selection of sandwiches

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if you were having an afternoon of passion.

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And you probably wouldn't book an economy twin, either.

0:26:010:26:04

And then there's the body language.

0:26:040:26:05

His hand on your shoulder, not your waist.

0:26:050:26:07

Look at your faces - you're both nervous,

0:26:070:26:09

as if you're still trying to figure it all out.

0:26:090:26:13

So I have to ask, if you weren't his lover...

0:26:130:26:15

I'm his daughter.

0:26:170:26:19

I always assumed that Dad was some waste of space from the estate.

0:26:250:26:29

Should've guessed.

0:26:290:26:31

Growing up with a dealer for a mum, what else was he going to be?

0:26:310:26:34

Is that how she and Bobby met? At the casino?

0:26:350:26:38

After Mum died, I found a letter from Bobby...

0:26:380:26:43

..telling, telling her sorry, but he wasn't ready to be a dad,

0:26:440:26:48

couldn't stick around.

0:26:480:26:50

So you were determined to track him down?

0:26:500:26:53

I knew, I knew he played the Masters.

0:26:530:26:55

All I had to do was persuade Les to give me the job.

0:26:560:27:00

It wasn't hard, to be fair.

0:27:000:27:01

Why go to all the trouble?

0:27:010:27:03

Why not just send Bobby an e-mail?

0:27:030:27:05

I had to find out what kind of man he was first.

0:27:050:27:07

You know, get close enough to decide whether or not to tell him

0:27:090:27:12

the truth.

0:27:120:27:13

And when you finally met him?

0:27:140:27:15

He was everything I could've wanted.

0:27:150:27:19

He was kind, funny, was larger than life.

0:27:200:27:25

Right! And when did you tell him that you were his daughter?

0:27:270:27:31

Couldn't have gone much worse.

0:27:320:27:34

I, I'd been waiting for the right moment.

0:27:340:27:36

Er, and the first time me

0:27:380:27:40

and Bobby were alone together wasn't exactly ideal.

0:27:400:27:42

It all came tumbling out, how I'd had to look after my sick mum,

0:27:440:27:48

how I'd found his letter.

0:27:480:27:50

I was a gibbering mess.

0:27:520:27:54

None of this explains why Bobby needed to book you

0:27:540:27:56

a room in a different hotel.

0:27:560:27:58

The island's full of poker fans. Everyone knows who he is.

0:27:580:28:02

We needed somewhere private.

0:28:020:28:04

Somewhere we could talk, get our heads around it all.

0:28:040:28:07

Why didn't you go for a drive, take a walk on the beach?

0:28:070:28:11

Do you want proof?

0:28:110:28:12

Here.

0:28:140:28:15

What's this now?

0:28:150:28:16

The letter Bobby wrote to Mum.

0:28:160:28:18

It's all there in black and white.

0:28:190:28:21

And you didn't tell anyone else about this?

0:28:210:28:24

You were the only ones who knew?

0:28:250:28:27

I wanted to shout it from the rooftops!

0:28:270:28:30

But Bobby said he needed to find the right time to tell Melanie first.

0:28:310:28:34

Do you mind if we keep a copy of this?

0:28:360:28:38

I'm still not sure I'm buying it, Chief.

0:28:400:28:42

You know, the whole long-lost daddy thing.

0:28:420:28:44

Well, let's see if he'd told Melanie.

0:28:440:28:47

That'd corroborate Adelaide's story.

0:28:470:28:48

Or not. Ah.

0:28:480:28:51

Sorry to disturb you. Do you have time for a quick chat?

0:28:510:28:54

-Is there news?

-Well...

0:28:550:28:56

Are you any closer to finding Bobby's killer?

0:28:560:28:58

We're pursuing a number of avenues.

0:28:580:29:00

Now, I just wanted to ask,

0:29:000:29:01

did Bobby mention anything in the last few days about Adelaide?

0:29:010:29:05

What about her?

0:29:050:29:06

Well, we believe that Adelaide is Bobby's biological daughter.

0:29:060:29:11

Who told you that?

0:29:130:29:14

Adelaide. Well, we just spoke with her.

0:29:140:29:16

Apparently, she only told him a couple of days ago.

0:29:160:29:19

Yes, Bobby told me. He told her not to tell anyone.

0:29:190:29:23

He didn't say it to her, but he wanted to do a DNA test,

0:29:240:29:28

just to be certain.

0:29:280:29:29

A DNA test? Wha... He didn't tell you about this?

0:29:290:29:32

Yes, well, he, he told me there was a letter,

0:29:330:29:36

but, well, it's not 100% conclusive, is it?

0:29:360:29:39

And do you think he believed that she was his daughter?

0:29:410:29:43

I think he wanted to, strangely enough.

0:29:430:29:46

But he just had to be certain.

0:29:460:29:49

And did he tell you that they spent the afternoon

0:29:490:29:51

together at the Panama Hotel, just two days ago?

0:29:510:29:53

Of course. Now, why are you asking me all these questions?

0:29:530:29:57

Do you think Adelaide had something to do with his death?

0:29:570:30:00

Like I said, we're just looking at a number of...

0:30:000:30:02

But Adelaide can't be one of them.

0:30:020:30:03

Why would she kill the man she believed to be her father?

0:30:030:30:06

-Dwayne!

-Chief!

0:30:120:30:13

-I need your poker knowledge.

-Go on, then.

0:30:130:30:15

I've been reading the live blog of the final.

0:30:150:30:17

Here's what I don't understand.

0:30:170:30:19

Bobby had two aces - but he chose not to raise.

0:30:190:30:22

Does that seem odd to you?

0:30:220:30:23

Not necessarily.

0:30:230:30:25

Sometimes you have to slow play the best hand to keep

0:30:250:30:27

the others in the pot.

0:30:270:30:28

If you raise too early, it can scare them off.

0:30:280:30:30

There were still two cards to go.

0:30:300:30:33

So he could've been playing a long game?

0:30:330:30:35

You see? Now you're getting it.

0:30:350:30:38

So, erm, I checked this like you asked, sir,

0:30:400:30:42

and you were right, it came from a previous match.

0:30:420:30:45

There's six different fingerprints on it,

0:30:450:30:47

which means it must have come from the semifinal.

0:30:470:30:49

Of course, it's a knockout tournament.

0:30:490:30:51

There are prints matching the victim, the four suspects and one other.

0:30:510:30:54

So who was the sixth player in the semifinal?

0:30:540:30:56

A Dutchman named Adrian Van Hoebeek.

0:30:560:30:58

Now, I contacted the Dutch police and as luck would have it

0:30:580:31:01

they had his prints on file for a drunk driving charge.

0:31:010:31:04

Perfect match.

0:31:040:31:05

Excellent work, JP. So where is he now, this Van Hoebeek?

0:31:050:31:07

Well, he went back to Holland the morning of the final.

0:31:070:31:10

That rules him out.

0:31:100:31:12

Hmm. That means we're on the right track.

0:31:120:31:14

So our killer has to be one of these four people.

0:31:140:31:17

Ah, one other thing, sir.

0:31:170:31:18

Shorty, the taxi driver,

0:31:180:31:20

he told me that he took Bobby on three separate trips,

0:31:200:31:23

always to the same place, always at the same time, early evening.

0:31:230:31:27

-Where?

-To a community centre on the other side of the island.

0:31:270:31:30

What was Bobby doing there?

0:31:300:31:32

Well, according to the website, could have been a number of things,

0:31:320:31:35

Bible study, life drawing, seniors' tango, dog training, diet club.

0:31:350:31:40

Well, maybe take a trip over there this evening, see what you can find.

0:31:400:31:43

Yes, sir.

0:31:430:31:44

Sir, I think you should see this.

0:31:440:31:45

I carried on searching Bobby's laptop, and look what I found.

0:31:450:31:48

He's got footage from ten different poker games on here.

0:31:500:31:53

They all seem to feature the professor.

0:31:530:31:55

Studying his opponents' form? Not entirely unexpected.

0:31:550:31:58

Only the professor?

0:32:000:32:01

None of the other players.

0:32:010:32:03

Not that I can find.

0:32:030:32:04

What was going on between these two?

0:32:040:32:06

It has to relate to those e-mails in some way.

0:32:060:32:08

Let's do some more digging, see what we can discover.

0:32:080:32:11

Will do, sir.

0:32:110:32:12

This murder was carefully planned.

0:32:140:32:15

Our killer pockets the ace of spades during the semifinal,

0:32:150:32:19

coats it with poison and then during the final

0:32:190:32:21

slips it into the deck without anybody noticing.

0:32:210:32:24

Bobby somehow gets dealt this exact card. But how?

0:32:240:32:28

It defies all logic. It's like some sort of magic trick!

0:32:290:32:32

Could that be it?

0:32:340:32:35

I mean, magicians have all sorts of tricks, don't they?

0:32:350:32:38

Ways of palming cards and concealing cards up their sleeve.

0:32:380:32:41

Let's go to the library.

0:32:410:32:42

Let's see if they've got anything on card tricks.

0:32:420:32:44

-You can't go now, sir.

-Why not?

0:32:440:32:46

Your speech for the Commissioner's niece?

0:32:460:32:48

Ah...for Pete's sake. I'm in the middle of a murder investigation.

0:32:480:32:52

I don't have time to be sharing my wisdom with

0:32:520:32:55

13 breathless nurses.

0:32:550:32:57

Well, I, er, I suppose, as Acting Detective, unofficially,

0:32:570:33:02

I'd be more than happy to stand in for you.

0:33:020:33:05

Are you sure you don't mind, Dwayne?

0:33:050:33:06

It'd be my pleasure.

0:33:060:33:08

Brilliant! Meanwhile, I'm going to learn me some magic.

0:33:080:33:11

Sorry I'm late, Commissioner.

0:33:170:33:19

You're not just late, you're the wrong person.

0:33:190:33:23

Where's Inspector Mooney?

0:33:230:33:24

Ah, he sends his apologies, he had to read some magic books.

0:33:240:33:28

But don't you worry. I'm ready, willing, and able to deputise.

0:33:280:33:33

The ladies are expecting to hear about the life of a London

0:33:330:33:35

detective, not a local constable.

0:33:350:33:38

I, I don't know what to suggest, Commissioner.

0:33:380:33:41

But then again, I certainly hate to disappoint my niece.

0:33:410:33:46

Her nurses are...

0:33:480:33:49

..feverish with anticipation.

0:33:510:33:54

Feverish?

0:33:550:33:56

Good evening, ladies, sorry to keep you waiting but there's a killer

0:34:020:34:05

loose on the island, and it's my job to track him down, so don't worry.

0:34:050:34:08

Detective Dwayne Myers is on the case...

0:34:080:34:10

Eh...

0:34:120:34:13

-Well?

-Eh.

-Go on.

0:34:160:34:20

The Prof's book is useless.

0:34:270:34:29

It's not really about cards,

0:34:290:34:30

it's more about how to use poker to win at life.

0:34:300:34:34

Now. If I've got this right,

0:34:340:34:36

all it should take is a quick flick of the wrist, like so.

0:34:360:34:40

Like so.

0:34:420:34:44

Right, hang on, then.

0:34:440:34:45

And the card should just...

0:34:470:34:48

-Don't you think someone might've noticed the killer do that?

-PHONE RINGS

0:34:510:34:55

JP! How's it going?

0:34:580:34:59

Ah, sir.

0:34:590:35:01

So Bobby's trips to the Community Centre were for AA Meetings.

0:35:010:35:04

AA? So he wasn't always a health nut?

0:35:040:35:07

No. Well, apparently something happened at last year's

0:35:070:35:09

tournament that made him quit drinking on the spot.

0:35:090:35:12

Right, good work, JP. We'll look into it in the morning.

0:35:120:35:15

Listen, why don't you go home to your wife

0:35:150:35:17

and please send her my apologies for working you so late.

0:35:170:35:20

I will do, sir.

0:35:200:35:22

Good man.

0:35:220:35:23

Ah, nuts. This whole sleight of hand thing is harder than it looks.

0:35:240:35:27

No wonder so many magicians resort to cheating.

0:35:270:35:30

Cheating?

0:35:300:35:31

Yeah, look at this. Where's my book?

0:35:310:35:33

See all these ads for various conjuring contraptions.

0:35:340:35:37

A fake hand. A spring-loaded thingy that fires cards from your pocket.

0:35:370:35:40

And this one, X-ray spectacles.

0:35:400:35:43

Now, to be fair, I can see some practical uses for those,

0:35:430:35:47

unless of course, they don't work and it's all a big con job.

0:35:470:35:50

Wait a minute. X-ray glasses.

0:35:520:35:55

Yes, that could be it.

0:35:550:35:57

You think the killer was wearing X-ray glasses?

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I'm not 100% sure, Florence, I'd need to check

0:35:590:36:02

something in the morning. But if I'm right, one of our suspects

0:36:020:36:04

is looking very guilty indeed.

0:36:040:36:07

HE TOOTS HORN

0:36:160:36:18

Morning, Dwayne. Thought you might like a lift.

0:36:200:36:23

A lift? It's not even seven o'clock.

0:36:250:36:27

I'm still running my bath.

0:36:270:36:29

Th...there's no time for a bath now.

0:36:290:36:31

I need to show you a magic trick!

0:36:310:36:33

Dwayne, you got the queen of spades, Florence, four of clubs!

0:36:350:36:38

Exactly! How did you do that?

0:36:380:36:40

It's very simple.

0:36:400:36:41

The glasses in the sock!

0:36:430:36:44

The very same.

0:36:440:36:45

Last night, I was researching magic when I found this.

0:36:450:36:49

X-ray specs.

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Which put me in mind of these.

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So, as an experiment, I marked the back of the cards with UV ink =

0:36:520:36:55

the same ink we'd used to track down stolen bikes - and, hey presto!

0:36:550:36:58

X-ray vision!

0:36:580:36:59

X-ray vision! Come on!

0:36:590:37:01

Now, I know when I'm playing with Winky Bob,

0:37:010:37:03

he will try and scam me, but these guys are meant to be professional.

0:37:030:37:07

So Bobby was a big cheat?

0:37:070:37:08

Well, that was my first thought, too.

0:37:080:37:10

But then I remembered the videos on Bobby's laptop.

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It's footage of the professor, taken from ten different games.

0:37:130:37:16

And look what he's wearing in every single one.

0:37:160:37:19

Oh, see how he slips his hand into his pocket?

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Dabs his finger in the UV ink, then marks the back of a card,

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and then he can watch the card travel round the table

0:37:250:37:27

through his special shades.

0:37:270:37:29

So much for his winning strategy.

0:37:290:37:30

Bobby must've worked it out.

0:37:300:37:31

Which is why he stole the Prof's glasses,

0:37:310:37:33

and sent him all those threatening e-mails.

0:37:330:37:35

You think Bobby was blackmailing him?

0:37:350:37:37

-Well, I think we should ask the Professor.

-Hm.

0:37:370:37:39

No doubt you've all heard of beginner's luck.

0:37:420:37:45

Well, I'm here to tell you there's no such thing.

0:37:450:37:47

In fact, the only people dumb enough to believe in luck are beginners.

0:37:470:37:53

I couldn't agree more, Professor.

0:37:530:37:55

Do you mind? These gentlemen have paid a great deal of money.

0:37:550:37:58

I'm sorry for interrupting.

0:37:580:37:59

I was just wondering, do you have time for a quick chat?

0:37:590:38:03

All right, so I, I... I cheated.

0:38:060:38:11

It was an aberration. A moment of madness.

0:38:130:38:15

No. Once would be madness. Twice would be careless.

0:38:150:38:19

But you've been running this racket all the way back to the

0:38:190:38:21

Black Rock Final in 2012.

0:38:210:38:23

We've seen the footage.

0:38:230:38:25

I was under immense pressure from my publishers.

0:38:250:38:28

Erm, the sales of the book were, were riding on the back of a win.

0:38:280:38:33

Oh, well, in that case! So what was Bobby demanding?

0:38:330:38:37

-Did he want you to pay back the money?

-Throw the final?

0:38:370:38:40

Throw the final? You're not a poker player, are you?

0:38:400:38:43

It's almost impossible to lose deliberately.

0:38:430:38:46

Although I admit I, erm, have a variety of strategies.

0:38:460:38:51

But not even I can control which cards are dealt.

0:38:510:38:54

So what did he want? Why didn't he blow the whistle?

0:38:540:38:57

Because he was enjoying himself too much. He loved having the power.

0:38:570:39:01

Besides, he knew if he blabbed about my misdemeanours,

0:39:010:39:05

I might blab about his.

0:39:050:39:08

Would this have anything to do with last year's final?

0:39:080:39:11

I'm not sure it's my place to say.

0:39:110:39:16

You can't slander the dead, Professor.

0:39:160:39:19

And given what we know about your "misdemeanours"

0:39:190:39:22

it'd be very much in your interest to share what you know.

0:39:220:39:26

So, come on.

0:39:260:39:27

Bobby used to drink. I mean, he could put it away.

0:39:280:39:33

And then his eye would start to wander,

0:39:340:39:37

and that's what led to him dropping out of last year's tournament.

0:39:370:39:40

Well. Go on, what happened.

0:39:400:39:43

Well.

0:39:430:39:44

On this particular occasion, Melanie woke to find Bobby...

0:39:440:39:49

..gone a-wandering and went looking for him.

0:39:490:39:52

And she found him giving a rather generous tip to a waitress.

0:39:540:39:57

If you catch my meaning.

0:40:000:40:01

Bobby went after her.

0:40:030:40:05

She wasn't in their room. She wasn't anywhere.

0:40:050:40:07

In fact, he was so desperate, he

0:40:070:40:08

even roped me in to the search party.

0:40:080:40:10

Eventually, we found her on the beach threatening to drown herself.

0:40:110:40:15

We just got there in time.

0:40:150:40:17

After that, Melanie had a breakdown, Bobby dropped out of the final,

0:40:190:40:25

joined AA.

0:40:250:40:26

Swore he'd never have a drink or look at another woman again.

0:40:260:40:29

Personally, I wasn't that convinced. But she seemed to believe him.

0:40:290:40:35

And you didn't think any of this was worth mentioning before?

0:40:410:40:45

I didn't think it was relevant, no. Bobby had changed.

0:40:450:40:47

Why drag up the past?

0:40:470:40:49

Well, you seem very certain of that.

0:40:490:40:51

How much more proof do you need?

0:40:510:40:53

He'd just passed a year sober. We'd got married.

0:40:540:40:56

We were buying a house.

0:40:560:40:57

The Bobby I first met lived out of a suitcase.

0:40:580:41:01

And how did you meet, if you don't mind me asking?

0:41:010:41:03

We met on social media, of all places.

0:41:040:41:07

I was just an amateur at that point, a fan, really, and, erm,

0:41:080:41:13

I asked him a question about how to avoid tilt.

0:41:130:41:16

Tilt?

0:41:160:41:18

When you lose your head at the table, make bad decisions.

0:41:180:41:21

And eventually this online relationship,

0:41:220:41:25

it turned into a real one?

0:41:250:41:27

Before I knew it I was giving up my job

0:41:270:41:29

and following him around the international poker circuit.

0:41:290:41:33

My friends thought I'd lost my mind.

0:41:330:41:35

And then I did, briefly.

0:41:370:41:39

Bobby clearly caused you a great deal of anguish.

0:41:400:41:43

Perhaps you found it hard to trust him, and for good reason.

0:41:440:41:48

No. Like I said, Bobby had changed.

0:41:490:41:53

It was the one good thing to come out of my breakdown.

0:41:550:41:57

It was agony at the time, but we promised each other,

0:41:590:42:02

no more secrets.

0:42:020:42:04

You can't honestly think I'd I kill the only man I ever loved?

0:42:060:42:09

Three men and two women sit at a poker table for 90 minutes.

0:42:140:42:18

At some point, one of them

0:42:180:42:19

palms a poisoned ace of spades into the deck.

0:42:190:42:22

And as if by some kind of Obia magic,

0:42:220:42:24

that card gets dealt to Bobby Rodrigues.

0:42:240:42:26

And no-one else touches it.

0:42:260:42:27

Not the poisoner, not the other players, not even the dealer.

0:42:270:42:30

Tell me, how is that even possible, Dwayne?

0:42:300:42:33

I wish I could, Chief.

0:42:330:42:34

We have four suspects, each of them has a motive.

0:42:340:42:36

The dealer seeking revenge on the father who abandoned her.

0:42:360:42:39

I'm his daughter.

0:42:390:42:41

The broke number two, eager to get rid of the competition.

0:42:410:42:44

One big win! That's all I need.

0:42:440:42:47

The professor, scared that his serial scam might be uncovered.

0:42:470:42:51

I was under immense pressure from my publishers.

0:42:510:42:53

And the wife he'd driven to a nervous breakdown.

0:42:530:42:56

You can't honestly think I'd kill the only man I ever loved?

0:42:560:42:59

I really thought by now someone would've given themselves away.

0:43:010:43:04

-Mmm.

-Slip of the tongue, clumsy lie.

0:43:040:43:07

-A tell.

-A tell! Exactly!

0:43:070:43:09

Yes. The best poker players never give themselves away.

0:43:090:43:12

They're either so aggressive you have no idea

0:43:120:43:13

if they're winning or losing or they're

0:43:130:43:15

so unassuming you wouldn't think they had it in them to bluff.

0:43:150:43:18

You know what I need to do now?

0:43:230:43:25

No.

0:43:250:43:26

I need to buy a cigar.

0:43:270:43:28

COUGHING

0:43:350:43:36

So, at this point, Eugene folds.

0:43:410:43:43

Ray then raises 150,000.

0:43:440:43:46

I'll raise you 150,000.

0:43:460:43:48

Before Melanie folds too.

0:43:490:43:51

I'm out.

0:43:520:43:54

And now it's back to Bobby.

0:43:540:43:55

Bobby calls Ray's 150,

0:43:570:43:59

before Adelaide deals three more cards.

0:43:590:44:01

Seven of diamonds, ace of clubs, and...

0:44:040:44:07

Mrs Haddock, the Fisherman's Wife?

0:44:070:44:10

Ah. Yes. I found these cards in the evidence store,

0:44:100:44:12

half the deck was missing, so I had to make a few substitutions.

0:44:120:44:15

You just have to imagine that's a four of diamonds, OK?

0:44:150:44:18

Four of diamonds.

0:44:180:44:19

So, anyway, Ray then bets...

0:44:190:44:21

200,000.

0:44:210:44:23

Bobby checks his cards

0:44:270:44:28

and even though he's holding...

0:44:280:44:30

Mr Bacon the Butcher?

0:44:300:44:32

No, like I say, you just have to imagine, er, a different card.

0:44:320:44:35

-An ace.

-Ace, four of diamonds.

0:44:350:44:37

So, even though he's holding two aces, he doesn't raise. He calls.

0:44:370:44:40

Why? Because he's playing a long game.

0:44:400:44:42

I'll call your 150.

0:44:420:44:44

He doesn't want them to know he's got a good hand. Right, Dwayne?

0:44:460:44:49

-Right.

-Wait a minute. A different card.

0:44:490:44:52

Dwayne! What card is this?

0:44:540:44:57

-Ace of spades?

-Except it isn't, is it? It's Mr Bacon the Butcher.

0:44:570:45:00

But you just...

0:45:000:45:02

How can we be sure he wasn't holding Mr Bacon or Mrs Kipper or

0:45:020:45:06

-Mr Trim the Tailor!

-Now you've lost me.

0:45:060:45:08

What if we've been looking at this all wrong?

0:45:080:45:10

What if Bobby never had an ace of spades?

0:45:100:45:12

That card was definitely the only thing with any

0:45:120:45:15

trace of poison left on it.

0:45:150:45:16

Any trace left. What if they made the evidence disappear?

0:45:160:45:19

Like a magic trick. Like a, a playing card up the sleeve.

0:45:190:45:22

These blotches, his thumb and his two forefingers.

0:45:260:45:29

The ace of spades.

0:45:290:45:30

All identical. We open a fresh pack every game.

0:45:300:45:33

Batrachotoxin. It comes from the golden dart frog.

0:45:330:45:36

But not even I can control which cards are dealt.

0:45:360:45:39

I'll be jiggered.

0:45:400:45:41

JP. Florence. Round up the suspects, meet me at La Mirage.

0:45:410:45:44

Dwayne. I need you to check something for me, please.

0:45:440:45:46

-You know who did it?

-I believe I do. But I'm not ready to reveal my hand.

0:45:460:45:50

Not just yet.

0:45:500:45:51

I have to be honest, up until a couple of days ago,

0:45:560:45:58

I'd never really seen the appeal of poker.

0:45:580:46:01

I thought it was just a silly card game where now

0:46:010:46:03

and again people lose their shirts.

0:46:030:46:04

But, with the help of my associate here, I realised I was wrong.

0:46:040:46:08

'Course, Poker's not really a card game at all, is it?

0:46:090:46:12

It's a game of people that just happens to be played with cards.

0:46:120:46:15

Such as this one.

0:46:180:46:20

Well, what is it?

0:46:200:46:21

Well, essentially it's just a small piece of paper with a picture on it.

0:46:210:46:25

But the power this fella has! He can make your fortune.

0:46:250:46:28

He can ruin you.

0:46:280:46:30

Or - in the case of this particular card - he can kill you.

0:46:300:46:33

Four world-class players were sitting around this table

0:46:380:46:41

for the final of the Caribbean Masters.

0:46:410:46:43

But only one of you was dealt the fatal ace of spades.

0:46:430:46:47

The unfortunate Bobby Rodrigues.

0:46:470:46:50

So the question that was puzzling me right from the outset

0:46:500:46:54

is how did the killer get the poisoned card into Bobby's hand?

0:46:540:46:58

And even more impressively, how did they manage it in full

0:47:000:47:03

view of the audience and under the intense scrutiny of their opponents?

0:47:030:47:08

Well, the answer seems obvious.

0:47:090:47:10

After all, there's only person who decides which cards are dealt

0:47:100:47:14

to whom.

0:47:140:47:16

Me? Why would I want to kill my own father?

0:47:160:47:20

Your father?

0:47:200:47:21

A father who abandoned you before you were even born.

0:47:210:47:24

You give up your education,

0:47:240:47:26

you give up your future to look after your sick mother.

0:47:260:47:29

Bobby owed you for all those missing years.

0:47:290:47:31

No.

0:47:310:47:32

I, I just wanted to meet him, to get to know him.

0:47:320:47:34

And yet all the evidence would suggest that you were

0:47:340:47:36

the only person

0:47:360:47:37

who could've dealt Bobby the fatal hand.

0:47:370:47:39

Or at least, that's what our real killer wanted us to think.

0:47:430:47:47

Now, I'm no poker player, but this, this also puzzled me.

0:47:470:47:52

If Bobby had two aces, why did he only match Ray's bet?

0:47:520:47:55

I know, I know, the obvious explanation is that

0:47:550:47:58

he was playing a long game.

0:47:580:48:00

'Course he was. What other reason could he have?

0:48:000:48:03

What if Bobby didn't have two aces at all?

0:48:030:48:06

What if at the moment he died, he was actually holding an ace and

0:48:060:48:11

a much lower card, let's say for the sake of argument, three of hearts.

0:48:110:48:14

Bobby wasn't playing a long game at all.

0:48:140:48:17

Because, mark my words, this poisoned card, this ace of spades,

0:48:170:48:21

it wasn't placed on the table until after Bobby died.

0:48:210:48:23

So what killed him, then?

0:48:260:48:28

You said the ace was the only thing on the table with poison on it.

0:48:280:48:31

I... I said it was the only thing LEFT on the table with poison on it.

0:48:310:48:34

But that's because the real murder weapon had already gone up in smoke.

0:48:360:48:39

Now, Bobby, he might well have turned over a new leaf,

0:48:410:48:43

but he still had one weakness.

0:48:430:48:45

These things will kill you.

0:48:500:48:52

Especially if their tips are laced with batrachotoxin.

0:48:520:48:55

Here, here and here. His thumb and his two forefingers.

0:48:570:49:01

The blotches on Bobby's fingers were exactly where he'd hold a playing

0:49:010:49:04

card but they're also where he'd hold a cigar, as he cut off its tip.

0:49:040:49:09

Now, all the while the lethal poison was making its way through

0:49:100:49:13

his bloodstream, the poisoned tip

0:49:130:49:15

was burning away.

0:49:150:49:16

All traces of it disappeared in a puff of smoke like some

0:49:160:49:20

sort of conjuring trick.

0:49:200:49:21

But who would have the opportunity to poison Bobby's cigar?

0:49:230:49:26

And who on earth would be able to get their hands on an obscure

0:49:260:49:29

poison derived solely from a rainforest frog?

0:49:290:49:32

Well, perhaps only someone who spent years

0:49:340:49:36

travelling to far-flung places.

0:49:360:49:38

She was a staff writer for a travel company called

0:49:380:49:41

Off The Beaten Track.

0:49:410:49:43

Researching local knowledge for a living.

0:49:430:49:45

Oh! This is absurd. Why would I kill Bobby?

0:49:480:49:54

Because you believed that history was repeating itself

0:49:540:49:56

and Bobby was being less than honest, just like before,

0:49:560:49:59

when he betrayed your trust a year earlier.

0:49:590:50:02

But I told you, we were over that.

0:50:020:50:04

But contrary to what you said to us,

0:50:040:50:05

Bobby hadn't told you anything about Adelaide being his daughter, had he?

0:50:050:50:09

Yes. Bobby told me.

0:50:100:50:11

Now, I have to give full credit to my associate,

0:50:130:50:15

Acting Detective Myers.

0:50:150:50:17

It was Dwayne's knowledge of poker that tipped me off.

0:50:170:50:20

As he said himself, top players are either aggressive...

0:50:200:50:23

..or they're so unassuming you wouldn't think

0:50:230:50:26

they had it in them to bluff.

0:50:260:50:27

Which sums you up to a T.

0:50:270:50:29

You turned pro less than two years ago,

0:50:290:50:31

and you've risen straight to the top.

0:50:310:50:33

You're clearly a natural.

0:50:330:50:35

Natural liar.

0:50:350:50:37

Which is why, when we asked you about Adelaide being Bobby's

0:50:370:50:40

daughter your face showed no emotion, perfect poker face.

0:50:400:50:46

Adelaide is actually Bobby's biological daughter.

0:50:460:50:49

Although, inside, I'm sure you were horrified.

0:50:490:50:52

I, I have no idea where Bobby said he was going

0:50:540:50:57

when he slipped off to the Panama Hotel that afternoon.

0:50:570:51:00

But whatever his excuse was, you weren't buying it.

0:51:000:51:02

Hey, sweetheart, I just picked up a private game.

0:51:020:51:05

Just a few of the boys.

0:51:050:51:06

So you followed him

0:51:080:51:09

all the way to the Panama Hotel.

0:51:090:51:11

We almost missed it, until we checked the CCTV outside the hotel

0:51:120:51:17

and saw you standing there, watching Bobby

0:51:170:51:21

and Adelaide go inside together.

0:51:210:51:23

I imagine you'd already noticed the awkward looks between them,

0:51:250:51:28

the tiny tells.

0:51:280:51:29

Small wonder when he'd just learned he had a long-lost daughter.

0:51:290:51:32

But you didn't see it that way.

0:51:320:51:34

So you hatched a plan. You waited until after the semifinal

0:51:340:51:38

and took the ace of spades from the table.

0:51:380:51:40

And then somehow you got hold of the batrachotoxin on the black market.

0:51:400:51:45

And then, well, I assume when Bobby was getting ready

0:51:460:51:49

you poisoned the tip of his cigar.

0:51:490:51:51

Then after that...

0:51:530:51:54

well, all you had to do was wait for the panic after Bobby collapsed

0:51:540:51:57

so you could slip the poisoned card onto the table,

0:51:570:52:01

creating the illusion of the perfect crime.

0:52:010:52:04

You thought you could spot Bobby's tells,

0:52:050:52:07

but you fatally misread the situation.

0:52:070:52:09

And that's why you murdered an innocent man.

0:52:110:52:14

That's why you killed the only man that you ever loved.

0:52:140:52:17

This is your fault!

0:52:220:52:24

Mine? How could you?

0:52:240:52:27

If you hadn't tried to sneak into Bobby's life.

0:52:270:52:30

You killed him!

0:52:300:52:32

You stole my father from me before I even got the chance to know him.

0:52:320:52:36

You could've told me the truth. Why didn't you?

0:52:360:52:39

If you had, he might still be alive.

0:52:410:52:44

Officer Myers, if you would?

0:52:440:52:46

Pleasure. JP.

0:52:460:52:47

Let's go.

0:52:510:52:52

Thank God this is over. What an ordeal.

0:53:000:53:02

I take it we can go now?

0:53:020:53:04

Of course.

0:53:040:53:05

Although, you understand we have an obligation to report your cheating?

0:53:050:53:08

Cheating? What cheating?

0:53:100:53:12

Well, let's put it this way, Les. It's a shady business.

0:53:130:53:17

What?

0:53:190:53:20

I gather congratulations are in order.

0:53:230:53:26

A satisfyingly swift conclusion to the Rodrigues murder.

0:53:260:53:29

Thank you, Commissioner. I apologise for letting you down last night.

0:53:290:53:34

I was busy.

0:53:340:53:35

Learning to pull rabbits out of hats, so I understand.

0:53:350:53:38

Fortunately, your stand-in rose to the occasion.

0:53:380:53:41

In fact, it's him I want to talk to.

0:53:410:53:44

Ah, the very man!

0:53:460:53:47

Commissioner.

0:53:470:53:48

My niece informs me you were a great hit with her ladies last night.

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So much so that they have made requests to have home visits

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to check their security arrangements.

0:53:560:53:58

Home visits?

0:53:580:53:59

So far, you have had six requests.

0:53:590:54:02

But I'm sure there will be many more.

0:54:020:54:04

Here are their addresses.

0:54:040:54:06

I trust you will not disappoint any of them.

0:54:060:54:09

No, erm, er...

0:54:090:54:11

Your shoes appear to be a little soggy?

0:54:110:54:15

Oh, I, I had to go home. Just a little domestic mishap.

0:54:150:54:21

I left my bath running this morning and it's flooded the whole house.

0:54:210:54:24

I wasn't soliciting an anecdote.

0:54:240:54:25

I was suggesting you change your shoes.

0:54:250:54:28

Yeah. Commissioner.

0:54:280:54:30

Why did you leave the bath running?

0:54:310:54:33

Because I had to leave my house in a hurry.

0:54:330:54:35

There was a mad man sitting outside honking his horn.

0:54:350:54:37

Well, you should find that man and give him a piece of your...

0:54:370:54:40

Oh, right, you mean...

0:54:400:54:42

Yes, it's going to take at least a week to dry out completely.

0:54:420:54:45

I've got no fridge, no television, no bed!

0:54:450:54:48

Well, listen, come and stay at the shack.

0:54:480:54:50

No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

0:54:500:54:51

I'm sure JP can put me up.

0:54:520:54:53

Oh, erm, I'm sorry, Dwayne. Me and Rosey only have one bedroom.

0:54:530:54:57

Same here, Dwayne. Sorry.

0:54:580:55:00

Well, that settles it, then.

0:55:000:55:01

I got you into this mess, the least I can do is put you up.

0:55:010:55:03

And now that Siobhan's gone, the spare room is going, well, spare.

0:55:030:55:07

As long as you don't mind being around me 24 hours a day!

0:55:070:55:10

I'll be glad of the company, to be honest with ya.

0:55:220:55:24

It's been fairly quiet round here.

0:55:240:55:26

I'll just be next door.

0:55:280:55:29

Oh, and just to warn you, apparently I snore,

0:55:330:55:36

so you might want to get some ear plugs.

0:55:360:55:38

Lovely!

0:55:390:55:40

Great!

0:55:480:55:49

You going to raise or fold? Tick tock.

0:55:540:55:57

Tick tock.

0:55:570:55:59

You've never played this game before in your life, have you, JP?

0:56:000:56:03

How about you, Dwayne? I'm guessing you're going to want to fold too?

0:56:040:56:07

I wouldn't be so sure about that!

0:56:070:56:09

No? You pursed your lips. You got nothing.

0:56:090:56:11

I thought you knew nothing about poker?

0:56:130:56:15

I don't.

0:56:150:56:16

But when you've spent the best part of 15 years interviewing

0:56:160:56:19

the cream of London's criminal fraternity, yeah,

0:56:190:56:21

you develop a knack for spotting tells.

0:56:210:56:23

OK, so what's mine?

0:56:230:56:25

You wrinkle your brow. Yep. Just like that.

0:56:250:56:28

Ugh!

0:56:310:56:32

Straight flush! How?

0:56:330:56:35

Beginner's luck.

0:56:350:56:37

Mm-hm.

0:56:370:56:38

Ah-ha.

0:56:380:56:39

Wow!

0:56:450:56:46

My husband was

0:56:500:56:51

murdered yesterday and I would give everything I have, everything,

0:56:510:56:54

to bring him back again.

0:56:540:56:56

What brought you out to the island?

0:56:560:56:57

Frank... I've always been a fan.

0:56:570:56:59

Is that an Irish accent I hear?

0:56:590:57:01

Who is Otis Falconer?

0:57:020:57:04

It's like he's never heard of personal space.

0:57:040:57:06

He's meant to be my boss!

0:57:060:57:07

I may be an agent, but I'm not THAT ruthless!

0:57:070:57:10

You take longer in the bathroom than anyone I've ever met.

0:57:100:57:13

And I've got four sisters!

0:57:130:57:15

DI Mooney and the team enter the high-stakes world of poker when a finalist is poisoned during the Caribbean Poker Masters tournament. The only suspects are sat round the table. When even a twitch of an eye can reveal a player's hand, just how did the killer commit murder?