Episode 7 Death in Paradise


Episode 7

Long-buried memories are raked up for JP when someone from his past is caught red-handed at a murder scene and Jack must unravel a complex mystery to find the truth.


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MEN SHOUTING

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SHOUTING CONTINUES

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SHOUTING INTENSIFIES

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MAN SCREAMS

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Police, please!

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-Are you the person who called us?

-Yes!

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Sounded like all hell was breaking loose in there.

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-Oh, yeah?

-Uh-huh.

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-Dwayne?

-What?

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There's definitely someone inside.

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-We know you're in there! Open up!

-Dwayne, wait, wait!

-What?

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-There's someone on the floor. I think he's hurt.

-Eh?

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Stand back from the door!

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He's dead.

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CLANKING

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You wait here!

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DOOR CREAKS

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-DOOR THUDS

-Get me!

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Hey!

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Stop!

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I am arresting you on suspicion of...

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Cordell Thomas?

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What is... What's happened?

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It's OK. I know who he is.

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I know exactly who did it.

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-Morning, Florence!

-Morning, sir.

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-Where've you been?

-Night fishing, of all things.

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I stopped off for a quick rum after work,

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got chatting to Bernard here and I happened to mention

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that I used to go fishing for trout with my Uncle Terence as a kid.

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Anyway, one thing led to another, the next thing you know...

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..I've only gone and caught myself a real live snapper!

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Only he's not so live now, obviously.

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Well done, sir. That's a big one.

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Thank you! So, we've got a suspected murder.

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-Is it far from here?

-It's a ten-minute drive.

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Dwayne and JP are waiting at the crime scene.

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OK, no time to waste. Thanks, Bernard! Cracking night.

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-No problem, sir.

-Must do it again soon.

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ENGINE HUMS

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So what've we got, Dwayne?

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Looks like a robbery gone wrong, Chief.

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This neighbour called up about a disturbance.

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He was putting out his rubbish just after midnight.

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And he heard shouting coming from inside the neighbour's house.

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Then he noticed a pick-up truck.

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When we got there, I had to breach the front door.

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We found the owner dead on the floor

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and the assailant making a run for it.

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Did you manage to arrest him?

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That's the bad news.

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Just as JP was about to cuff the suspect,

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he broke loose and skedaddled.

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Unlucky. I don't suppose there's any good news to go with the bad?

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Strangely enough, Chief, there is.

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JP knows exactly who it is.

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Cordell Thomas, sir.

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We were at the same school for a while.

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Few years ago now. But, erm, I remember his face.

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That's definitely his truck parked outside?

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I checked the documentation in the glove compartment.

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-It's his.

-Oh, the suspect dropped this when JP tackled him.

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Japers. Jewellery! Look at that! Fair old whack!

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To be honest with you sir, I can't say I'm surprised

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to find him caught up in something like this.

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Cordell was always in trouble at school.

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And who here's our victim?

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Eugene Jones. Quite a known face around the island.

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Bit of a character. Owns Lil's Cafe on the high street,

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and a few other businesses.

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Er, souvenir stall by the harbour.

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A couple of hire cars, you know, that kind of thing.

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Quite the entrepreneur, eh?

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And it was definitely his voice the neighbour heard arguing?

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Yes, but he couldn't make out the other person.

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From the shape of the wound,

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looks like the victim was hit by this.

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Must've come from there.

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So, they tussled over here by the coffee table.

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The vase gets knocked over.

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The pair of them end up over here, near the side-board.

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Where the suspect grabs the ornament,

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then hits the victim on the head with it.

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Victim staggers back, falls to the floor just here,

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and then crawls forward.

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Right, let's get that ornament to the lab for a start.

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You know, I always wondered about silk pyjamas.

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Are they worth the extra cost?

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You know, compared to the more traditional cotton-polyester mix?

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I don't know, sir.

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The worth of the pyjamas depends on the quality of the silk.

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And from where I'm standing, with all due respect to the dead,

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that is some cheap silk.

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I'll take your word for it. You clearly know your pyjamas.

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Strange! He's holding something.

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-Is that a peanut, Chief?

-It is indeed, Dwayne.

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Now, why would our victim be clutching a peanut?

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You didn't notice any more of these lying around the place?

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-No, Chief. No nuts.

-Ah.

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Well, we should do a proper search anyway, just to make sure.

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-Did he have any relatives?

-Yes, one sister. Celeste.

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We're going to see her after we finish up here.

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Right, then, we can release the body.

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Finish processing the scene. Florence, while they're doing that,

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I think we should head back to the station.

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Try and figure out where our killer is hiding himself.

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Right, first things first, I'm going to put Sammy here in the fridge.

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Then we check the electoral register for Cordell's home address.

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I mean, it's unlikely he'll head back there

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but we need to make absolutely sure.

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Sir, you named him Sammy?

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What, you don't think he looks like a Sammy?

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Morning. Can we help you at all?

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Cordell Thomas.

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I know you know it was me that did it, so...

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..I've come to hand myself in.

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I've been working for Eugene for the past four months.

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Driving him round, making deliveries, pick-ups.

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So, you knew whose house it was you were breaking into?

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A few days ago, I was dropping off the weekly takings.

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Eugene got out this sports bag. Asked me to take a look inside.

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I knew straight away the stuff was stolen.

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He asked me if I thought I could sell it on for a cut of the profits.

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And what did you say?

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I told him I'd think about it.

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Kept talking myself out of it.

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-But...

-The little devil on your shoulder got the better of you?

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I got to thinking, what if I cut Eugene out?

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Split no profits. Take the jewellery and sell it myself.

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And that's why you broke in?

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Eugene had told me he'd be out late last night, so I went round there.

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-What time was this?

-Just before midnight.

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I know he always leaves the window round the back ajar

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to let some air in, so I climbed through.

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Eugene must've come home early and gone to bed.

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He came downstairs and found you?

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He lost it when he saw what I was doing.

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Came at me. Pushed me against the wall, hurting me.

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So I grabbed the closest thing at hand and I hit him.

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I didn't mean to do it as hard as I did,

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but I didn't know how else to stop him.

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One question, Cordell.

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When you hit Eugene, did he go down straight away?

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Why? What is it?

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Well, it's just...

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..we found this at the crime scene.

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-A peanut?

-Yeah, it was in Eugene's hand.

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I'm just wondering if you've any idea how it got there.

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Erm, I've no idea.

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It's a bit odd, though, don't you think?

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I mean, I assume he wasn't holding on to it when he attacked you?

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He didn't attack you with a peanut, did he?

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-No, of course not.

-No! That'd be just plain weird, wouldn't it?

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So, if he was out cold after you hit him,

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then how did he end up with a peanut in his hand?

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-I don't know.

-Me neither.

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Something tells me you don't think he's telling the truth.

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It's the peanut, Florence.

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Cordell was as baffled by it being in Eugene's hand as we were.

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Yet he was supposedly there when it all happened.

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-So, you think Cordell wasn't there when it happened?

-Maybe.

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Then that would mean someone else is the killer?

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But all the evidence we've uncovered so far supports Cordell's statement.

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How he got in through the window.

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Knowing the jewellery would be there.

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But we've also got the witness who saw his truck outside

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at the time of the murder.

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So, if it wasn't Cordell that did it...

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Then why does it look exactly like he did?

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Ah! Well, JP, after the night we've had,

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I... I would say we've definitely earned this one.

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Huh, yeah, thanks, Dwayne.

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-What's that?

-Eh? Muffin.

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-You have a muffin?

-Yes.

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Angelique at the bakery said I could have one as a treat.

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So, why do you get a treat and I don't?

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Because it's not your special day, is it?

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Oh! It's your birthday!

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I... I totally forgot, Dwayne, I'm so sorry.

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It's not a biggy. It's not a real, you know, landmark birth.

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But still, happy birthday, partner.

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Celeste.

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-Celeste!

-We're not open yet.

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It's the police!

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-Oh!

-Officer Myers.

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Officer Hooper. How can I help?

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It's about Eugene.

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What?

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I'm afraid it's not good news.

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We found him dead at his house last night.

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SHE GASPS

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I'm sorry.

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-What happened?

-Well, there was an intruder.

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Looks like Eugene confronted him.

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-An intruder?

-Yes.

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You know who it was?

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Ah, gents. How did you get on with the sister?

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-Well, sir, she was pretty upset.

-Poor woman.

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We told her that we have a suspect in mind.

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-And what did she say?

-Well, she wasn't wholly surprised.

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She was a bit wary when Eugene took on Cordell.

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Had heard about his reputation.

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And what about the victim's house? Find any more nuts?

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Not a single one.

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We found jars of rice, pasta and beans in the kitchen.

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But none with any nuts in it.

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-What's that smell?

-Ah! That'll be Sammy.

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Sammy? Who's Sammy?

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Sammy's the snapper. I caught him last night.

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He's taken up temporary residence in the fridge,

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so apologies for any residual pong.

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-Maybe I should give it a spray.

-Yeah.

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Anyway, how are things here, sir?

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-Any closer finding Cordell?

-Closer than you'd expect, JP.

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He's in the cells, as we speak.

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-What?

-Well, we can't take any credit for it.

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Cordell was here waiting for us when we got back.

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-Confessed to the whole thing.

-So that's great, case closed.

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Actually, the case is still firmly open.

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But you just said he confessed, sir.

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The Inspector thinks Cordell might be innocent.

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-I should've known.

-OK, I don't understand, sir.

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Cordell has admitted that he did it.

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I... I know, JP. It doesn't make any sense.

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But I think Cordell has been lying to us about what happened.

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And we've got 24 hours before we have to charge him,

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so I want us to treat this as an unsolved murder investigation.

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You're the chief, Chief.

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OK, so, sir, our victim.

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Eugene Barnaby Jones.

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43 years of age. Never married.

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Inherited his mother's business, Lili's Cafe,

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when she died four years ago.

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-Right, and would you say he was a well-liked man?

-Not really.

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Used to get a lot of people's backs up.

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But to the extent of somebody actually killing him...

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And yet kill him, somebody did.

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And our only suspect so far is this man, Cordell Thomas.

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He claims he landed the fatal blow during a botched robbery.

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28 years old. Attended Honore High School until the age of 16.

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Since he left, he seems to have drifted round the island,

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-taking cash-in-hand work.

-Yeah, sounds like Cordell, sir -

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-was always a bit of a loner.

-And he has form, right?

-Yeah, probably.

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Two charges of theft and one for aggravated assault.

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So if Cordell isn't our killer, that can only mean one thing.

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Somebody else is. So who was it? Why did they do it?

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And why is Cordell willing to go to prison for them?

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And if we can answer all that,

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maybe we get to the bottom of why our victim died

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holding a lone peanut in his hand.

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So where do you want us to start?

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-Do we know where Cordell lives?

-Mm-hm.

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He rents a flat at the old plantation house outside town.

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OK, well, why don't you fellas go and give it the once-over?

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Yes, Chief. JP?

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And Florence, you and I should start

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with what I reckon is our strongest lead we have so far.

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-The stolen jewellery.

-Exactly.

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I really don't know why we're wasting time like this.

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We've got a guy in custody with proven form.

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And he's confessed to the murder.

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-What more does the Inspector want?

-For you to follow orders!

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Look, if the Chief wants us to look under every stone

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and give the place a twice-over, that's his prerogative.

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-Hello?

-Oh, oh, excuse me, miss.

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We're looking for room number 12.

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-Cordell Thomas' apartment?

-That's right. You know him?

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I care-take this place, so I see him around. Has something happened?

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He's been arrested.

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Er, he was caught breaking into someone's house.

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But I'm afraid that's all we can say at the moment

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because it's still very much an ongoing police investigation.

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-And the flat would be?

-I'll show you.

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-Bedroom, bathroom down there.

-Mm-hm.

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-Well, erm, thank you, Miss, erm...

-Gayle. Marie Gayle.

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Ah, Marie, thank you very much.

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-JP?

-I'm sorry.

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Are you sure it was Cordell?

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Why? Is there someone else you think it could be?

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-No. It just doesn't sound like him.

-And what makes you say that?

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I don't know Cordell that well.

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You know, just to pass in the corridor. But he seems decent.

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You know, kind. That's all.

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OK. Thank you.

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Look, maybe the Chief's right about this.

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Maybe Cordell has changed since you knew him. Hm?

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That would be great. No, no, I can hold.

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Now, that's interesting.

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This necklace. It's got the initials LB.

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Have you come across anyone with those initials?

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I've been calling round the locksmiths

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to see if they've attended any unreported break-ins.

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-Not having any joy?

-I wasn't.

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But I just spoke to a guy who got a call-out two weeks ago.

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He remembered it because he thought the husband was acting very shifty.

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He's just getting me the details.

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First girl I ever kissed had the same initials.

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Leoni Brennon. Terrifying, she was.

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Spent the whole of primary school living in fear of her.

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-God, I hope it's not her.

-Yeah, yeah, I'm still here.

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OK.

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Well, thank you for your help. Bye.

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So, the owner of the house is a Charles Blake.

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I'll check the register.

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He's lived on Saint Marie for five years.

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Other residents at the address are...his wife.

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-Lucy Blake.

-LB.

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But if their house was burgled, why didn't they report it?

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Well, they say the only time

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people don't like involving the police in a crime...

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..is when those people are criminals themselves!

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Exactly. See if Mr Blake has a record, would you?

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Whoa! Look at this.

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Who's been a naughty boy, then?

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It's the police, love! I'll deal with it.

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-Don't worry, you stay there.

-Morning!

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Apologies for the attire. I've been hitting the treadmill.

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Always try and fit in 5K before breakfast, if I can.

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Well you're a better man than me, Mr Blake.

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The most I ever manage before breakfast is a trip to the bathroom.

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So, how can I be of service to the local constabulary this morning?

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Do you recognise this?

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Ah, that's Lucy's necklace.

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-Where'd you find it?

-At a crime scene earlier this morning.

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With quite a selection of other pieces of jewellery,

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and some gents' watches.

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Now I was just wondering if maybe they might belong to yourself

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and Mrs Blake as well.

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I couldn't tell you without seeing them.

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Ooh, so you are missing more than just this one item at the moment?

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We had a break-in a couple of weeks ago.

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They helped themselves to my watch collection

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and two of Lucy's jewellery cases. She was gutted, poor lamb.

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And you didn't think to call the police to deal with it?

0:20:000:20:02

Entre nous, I never actually got the stuff insured.

0:20:040:20:06

So a crime number was never going to do me much good.

0:20:060:20:09

-But don't tell Lucy that, eh?

-If you don't mind me asking,

0:20:090:20:11

how much was it all worth? The jewellery? The watches.

0:20:110:20:14

Well, couldn't tell you off the top of me head.

0:20:140:20:17

I mean, I'm no Louis Cartier,

0:20:170:20:19

but I imagine that little lot set you back a bob or two.

0:20:190:20:21

What are we talking, 60, 70 grand, maybe?

0:20:210:20:24

My property that got stolen, Inspector.

0:20:250:20:27

So how I choose to deal with it is up to me.

0:20:270:20:30

You see, that's what worries me, Charlie.

0:20:300:20:33

The person who was found in possession of it had been murdered.

0:20:330:20:36

You don't think it's me what done it?

0:20:390:20:41

-We checked your criminal record.

-I was shocked, frankly.

0:20:410:20:44

Armed robbery, assault, numerous spells in prison.

0:20:440:20:47

And now I'm retired. I don't do that any more.

0:20:470:20:51

Maybe. But I can't help thinking, if a man like you gets ripped off,

0:20:510:20:55

then something tells me you're not going to take that

0:20:550:20:57

lying down, are you?

0:20:570:20:59

For the record, where were you

0:21:000:21:01

between ten and eleven o'clock last night?

0:21:010:21:04

I was in bed. Asleep.

0:21:040:21:06

-With Mrs Blake?

-As it happens, I was alone, actually.

0:21:060:21:11

Lucy was out with the girls last night.

0:21:120:21:14

So, to be clear, Charlie...

0:21:140:21:16

..you don't have an alibi for the time our victim was murdered?

0:21:170:21:21

No, Inspector.

0:21:210:21:23

I don't.

0:21:230:21:24

Morning, Dwayne.

0:21:340:21:36

-JP?

-Darlene.

0:21:370:21:39

So, how's my birthday boy today?

0:21:400:21:43

All the better for seeing you, Darlene.

0:21:430:21:45

I take it we're still on for dinner this evening?

0:21:450:21:48

Well, I should hope so.

0:21:480:21:50

I've already bought all the ingredients.

0:21:500:21:52

-Oh?

-Your favourite.

-Mm.

-Creole-spiced ribs.

0:21:520:21:55

-Oh, Lord!

-So, you on the job right now

0:21:550:21:59

or am I allowed to give you a little birthday kiss?

0:21:590:22:01

Well, funny you should say that, you just catch me on a break.

0:22:010:22:04

That evidence isn't going to log itself, you know.

0:22:080:22:11

Yes, of course. Goodbye, Darlene.

0:22:110:22:13

-CORDELL:

-Hello?

0:22:220:22:23

Is anybody there? Can I get some water, please?

0:22:260:22:29

I suppose you're enjoying all this.

0:22:380:22:40

As far as I'm concerned, the sooner this is over with

0:22:470:22:50

and you're out of here, the better.

0:22:500:22:53

Everything OK, gents?

0:22:550:22:57

Everything's fine, sir.

0:23:000:23:01

Tell me. Do you recognise this fella?

0:23:060:23:08

His name's Charlie Blake.

0:23:110:23:13

Never heard of him. Who is he?

0:23:130:23:15

The gear that Eugene asked you to shift

0:23:150:23:17

-belongs to this man and his wife.

-What is this?

0:23:170:23:20

What's going on? Why haven't you charged me yet?

0:23:200:23:22

Because I don't think you're telling us the truth, Cordell.

0:23:220:23:25

I think you're covering for someone.

0:23:250:23:28

You know, right now, stuck in this cell, I wish that were true.

0:23:280:23:31

But I'm afraid you are wasting your time, Inspector.

0:23:310:23:34

There is no-one else involved.

0:23:340:23:36

Sir, postmortem and lab results are in.

0:23:430:23:45

-I'll print off for you.

-Oh, thank you, Florence.

0:23:450:23:48

Oh, I almost forgot, Dwayne,

0:23:480:23:50

a little bird by the name of Darlene tells me it's your birthday.

0:23:500:23:52

-Why didn't you say?

-Oh, you know me, Chief.

0:23:520:23:55

I'm not one to blow my own birthday trumpet.

0:23:550:23:58

-Well, happy birthday, anyway!

-Thank you, Chief.

-Yes, happy birthday!

0:23:580:24:02

-Thank you, Sarge.

-I'd offer to buy you a drink,

0:24:020:24:04

-only I hear you got plans.

-Well, I could still fit one in

0:24:040:24:06

before I have dinner with Darlene, you know.

0:24:060:24:08

-Only if there's time, now.

-There's always time.

0:24:080:24:11

Right. Let's see if any of this backs up our thinking.

0:24:140:24:17

So the pathologist confirmed the time of death

0:24:170:24:19

would be just after 10 o'clock last night.

0:24:190:24:21

Which is when both Cordell and the neighbour say it happened.

0:24:210:24:24

Small traces of blood found on the ornament

0:24:240:24:26

confirm this to be the weapon. Partial finger-prints recovered.

0:24:260:24:29

And who did they belong to?

0:24:290:24:31

Cordell Thomas.

0:24:320:24:34

As well as Cordell being caught at the crime scene,

0:24:340:24:36

and then confessing he did it, we now also have a time of death

0:24:360:24:39

that matches his and the neighbour's statements.

0:24:390:24:42

-Plus, his prints are on the murder weapon.

-I know, JP.

0:24:420:24:45

Every single piece of evidence we've uncovered so far

0:24:450:24:48

-points to Cordell as our killer.

-So, maybe he is, then, sir.

0:24:480:24:51

Florence. How're you getting on?

0:24:520:24:54

I've been going through the victim's finances

0:24:540:24:56

and Eugene was struggling to make ends meet.

0:24:560:24:58

Might also explains the sub-standard quality of his silky jim-jams.

0:24:580:25:02

Er, you know what, Chief?

0:25:020:25:04

If our victim was trying to sell that stuff,

0:25:040:25:06

maybe I should have a word with Jimmy The Fence.

0:25:060:25:08

-Why not? Give him a bell.

-Will do.

-Also, sir,

0:25:080:25:11

I found a monthly payment for a lock-up

0:25:110:25:13

Eugene rents down by the beach. Might be worth us taking a look.

0:25:130:25:16

Good thinking. How did you fellas get on at Cordell's flat?

0:25:160:25:20

It looked like Cordell didn't use it very much, sir.

0:25:200:25:22

I think Eugene had him working long hours.

0:25:220:25:24

We also spoke to a couple of his neighbours

0:25:240:25:26

and they confirmed exactly what JP said earlier.

0:25:260:25:28

The man is a total loner.

0:25:280:25:29

Which makes me start to wonder, how can the guy be covering for someone

0:25:290:25:32

-if he doesn't even know anyone?

-We did find this, sir.

0:25:320:25:35

Cordell's address book. There's not many names inside it.

0:25:350:25:38

-But I'll phone around a few that's there.

-Mm.

-Sir?

0:25:380:25:41

Key to Eugene's lock-up.

0:25:410:25:43

Lead the way, Detective!

0:25:430:25:45

Wow, look at all this stuff.

0:25:520:25:54

Man of taste!

0:25:540:25:55

Florence?

0:25:590:26:00

OK, I'll speak to the man outside. See if he saw anything.

0:26:040:26:06

-Hello, sir. Can I ask you some questions, please?

-Yes, Officer...

0:26:100:26:13

Don't mind if I do.

0:26:180:26:20

Serves you right for trying to steal a dead man's cookies.

0:26:250:26:27

Right, what've we got?

0:26:290:26:30

Thank you.

0:26:340:26:36

Sir? That was really interesting.

0:26:370:26:40

He said yesterday he was working on his boat

0:26:400:26:43

when he heard shouting coming from inside this lock-up.

0:26:430:26:46

When he looked, Eugene's sister was there.

0:26:460:26:48

She was furious.

0:26:480:26:50

He couldn't make out what it was all about.

0:26:500:26:52

But when she left, she said Eugene hadn't heard the last of it.

0:26:520:26:55

I am not going to be driven out of my own place!

0:26:550:26:59

Well, I think I might know what it was about.

0:26:590:27:02

Look at these. It's where Eugene keeps all his paperwork.

0:27:020:27:05

-He was selling the cafe?

-Although Eugene owns the restaurant,

0:27:060:27:09

it seems like it's Celeste who runs the show.

0:27:090:27:11

So, if he'd decided to sell it...

0:27:110:27:13

Yeah, I imagine she wouldn't be too happy about it.

0:27:130:27:15

Wow, this place is really something!

0:27:220:27:24

This your mum? Lily, was it?

0:27:260:27:29

-Yes.

-I imagine she was the life and soul of the place, am I right?

0:27:290:27:32

Take a seat.

0:27:340:27:36

Yes, she was a good hostess.

0:27:360:27:38

Made every night feel special.

0:27:390:27:44

-Like a party.

-And from what I gather,

0:27:440:27:46

Eugene was cut from the same cloth?

0:27:460:27:48

They both had a certain...charisma.

0:27:490:27:54

When your mother died, she left the business to Eugene.

0:27:540:27:57

-He was younger than you?

-Mm-hm.

-Why not leave it to you, Celeste?

0:27:570:28:01

Seems it's you who does all the work.

0:28:010:28:03

Eugene was her favourite.

0:28:040:28:06

But though it was Eugene's name on the deeds,

0:28:070:28:10

it's my heart that beats inside this place.

0:28:100:28:13

Oh, well, that's plain to see.

0:28:130:28:15

No doubt about that.

0:28:150:28:17

So, then, how did you feel about the fact

0:28:190:28:21

that Eugene was planning to sell the restaurant?

0:28:210:28:23

Huh, I, er...

0:28:260:28:27

I only found out yesterday.

0:28:290:28:31

Eugene never showed any interest in this place.

0:28:320:28:35

Always too busy pursuing his "other ventures",

0:28:350:28:38

as he liked to call them.

0:28:380:28:40

But all it ever did was brought him more debt.

0:28:400:28:42

So, what were you going to do about it?

0:28:420:28:44

There is nothing I can do.

0:28:450:28:47

We know you had an argument with Eugene yesterday at his lock-up.

0:28:470:28:50

Sounds like you got pretty worked up there, Celeste.

0:28:500:28:53

From the moment that child was born...

0:28:570:28:59

..Eugene had not a single ounce of common sense in that head of his.

0:29:010:29:04

Mamma didn't care.

0:29:060:29:07

"He has spirit," she'd say.

0:29:080:29:10

But what good is spirit if you don't have the gumption to go with it?

0:29:120:29:16

I admit it.

0:29:180:29:19

I disliked my brother.

0:29:210:29:22

And I would have gladly murdered him

0:29:240:29:26

for what he planned to do to this restaurant.

0:29:260:29:28

Except that she...

0:29:300:29:32

..Mamma, would never have forgiven me.

0:29:330:29:35

And unlike Eugene, I at least have some respect for my mother's memory.

0:29:360:29:42

Where were you last night around ten o'clock?

0:29:420:29:45

I was here. Cleaning up after service.

0:29:450:29:49

Anyone vouch for that?

0:29:490:29:50

I was alone.

0:29:520:29:53

But sir, if Celeste killed Eugene,

0:29:560:29:59

why would Cordell agree to cover for her?

0:29:590:30:01

When me and Dwayne spoke to her earlier,

0:30:010:30:03

-she said she didn't even trust the guy.

-It's a fair point, JP.

0:30:030:30:06

I don't quite have an answer yet.

0:30:060:30:08

And it's the same problem with our first suspect, Charlie Blake.

0:30:080:30:11

We can't find a strong enough connection between him and Cordell.

0:30:110:30:14

Also true - thank you, Florence.

0:30:140:30:16

So we only have two possible suspects and, in both cases,

0:30:160:30:21

there's absolutely no reason

0:30:210:30:22

for Cordell to take the blame for either of them.

0:30:220:30:25

Again, spot on. Much appreciated.

0:30:250:30:27

Dwayne, JP, I don't suppose you've found anything

0:30:270:30:30

to support my theory that Cordell might be innocent.

0:30:300:30:33

Dwayne, what about Jimmy the Fence, was he any help?

0:30:330:30:35

Still waiting for him to call me back.

0:30:350:30:37

JP, what about Cordell's address book?

0:30:380:30:40

-Did you manage to speak to any of them?

-All of them, sir.

0:30:400:30:42

Mostly older friends who said

0:30:420:30:44

they've hardly seen Cordell in the last year.

0:30:440:30:46

What about his phone records?

0:30:490:30:50

There's no registered accounts with any of the island's networks.

0:30:500:30:53

He must've used a pay-as-you-go phone and disposed of it

0:30:530:30:56

because we didn't find one at the crime scene or at his flat.

0:30:560:30:58

-Maybe he ditched it before he handed himself in.

-Well, that could help.

0:30:580:31:02

Because you'd only ditch your phone if there was something on it

0:31:020:31:04

-you didn't want the police to find.

-But how we going to find that, sir?

0:31:040:31:07

It could be anywhere on the island.

0:31:070:31:09

So, the truth is, Cordell leads an isolated life.

0:31:110:31:14

With few, if any, friends.

0:31:140:31:16

Which makes it hard to believe there's anyone

0:31:160:31:18

he could be protecting, even if he wanted to. On top of which,

0:31:180:31:20

every single piece of evidence we have so far

0:31:200:31:23

points firmly to him as the guilty party.

0:31:230:31:25

-Apart from the peanut.

-Apart from the peanut.

0:31:250:31:27

All right, let's take a breather. Clear the heads.

0:31:280:31:31

Here, sir. I made you a cup of tea.

0:31:470:31:49

I thought you looked like you could use one.

0:31:490:31:51

Ah, that's very thoughtful, JP.

0:31:510:31:52

No situation can't be remedied by a nice hot cup of cha.

0:31:530:31:57

-Sir. Can I ask you something?

-Course you can.

0:32:000:32:02

Well, that peanut.

0:32:030:32:05

Is that the only reason why you're convinced Cordell is innocent?

0:32:050:32:08

I'll tell you what, JP.

0:32:100:32:11

I'll answer your question on the proviso that you answer one for me.

0:32:110:32:15

-Deal?

-Deal.

0:32:150:32:17

What's your question?

0:32:170:32:18

Cordell Thomas.

0:32:190:32:21

Why are you so convinced he's guilty?

0:32:210:32:25

There's more going on here

0:32:250:32:26

than just an old face from the past, isn't there?

0:32:260:32:28

Cordell wasn't a very nice person at school, you know?

0:32:310:32:36

In fact, he was very nasty, sir. Bullied people, bullied me.

0:32:370:32:43

Sorry to hear that.

0:32:440:32:47

Yeah, must've been tough.

0:32:470:32:48

What age were you when this happened?

0:32:480:32:50

I was 11. It lasted about a year.

0:32:500:32:53

I mean, I was small for my age and easy to pick on.

0:32:540:32:59

And because I didn't ever put up a fight, I think Cordell,

0:32:590:33:02

well, he realised he could do whatever he wanted to me.

0:33:020:33:04

So he did.

0:33:040:33:06

What I saw inside him then, you know, looking into his eyes

0:33:070:33:11

as he picked on me and pushed me around...

0:33:110:33:14

I don't think that just leaves you.

0:33:160:33:18

Anyway, your turn.

0:33:220:33:24

Oh, yeah. The peanut. Yeah.

0:33:250:33:28

My old man was a copper. Did I ever tell you that?

0:33:290:33:32

-No. A detective like you?

-No, no, no, no. Strictly uniform.

0:33:320:33:36

But he was good, you know. He had a nose for it.

0:33:360:33:39

And he used to say you know the truth not just by the reason,

0:33:400:33:43

but also by the heart.

0:33:430:33:45

And I guess that's how I feel about Cordell.

0:33:450:33:48

There's something in here, telling me that he didn't do it.

0:33:480:33:51

So, no. Wasn't just about the peanut.

0:33:520:33:54

But what can you do about instinct

0:33:570:33:58

when all the physical evidence is solidly stacked against you?

0:33:580:34:01

-HE SIGHS

-Running out of options, JP.

0:34:030:34:05

You know what, sir?

0:34:080:34:09

I think I know what we need to do.

0:34:110:34:13

Florence! JP and I have just had an impromptu case conference

0:34:130:34:16

out on the veranda and, well, the upshot is

0:34:160:34:19

we've decided to work through the night to try and crack this one.

0:34:190:34:21

-If that's the plan, then I'm in.

-Which means the pressure's on.

0:34:210:34:24

Because we've got less than 10 hours before we have to charge Cordell.

0:34:240:34:27

-Thank you, Jimmy.

-Is that your man, Jimmy The Fence?

0:34:270:34:29

Oh, yes, about two weeks ago, Jimmy got wind on the grape vine

0:34:290:34:33

that one of the local thieves had burgled Charlie Blake's house.

0:34:330:34:36

Did he say who it was?

0:34:360:34:37

That was the only thing I couldn't get out of him.

0:34:370:34:39

As soon as that thieving little toe-rag realised

0:34:390:34:41

whose house he'd broken into, he started to sweat like a hot banana.

0:34:410:34:45

He didn't want a man like Charlie Blake on his back.

0:34:450:34:47

-So, what did he do?

-Well, he went to find someone to sell the gear to.

0:34:470:34:50

And in steps the unwitting Eugene Jones, I take it?

0:34:500:34:53

Exactly. So, anyway,

0:34:530:34:55

Jimmy then heard that Charlie Blake was kicking and screaming,

0:34:550:34:59

running up and down, asking everybody

0:34:590:35:01

if they knew who had his gear.

0:35:010:35:03

So, Charlie wasn't going to just let go of it.

0:35:030:35:06

You better believe it! Apparently, he was fuming.

0:35:060:35:09

Saying that he was going to make sure whoever had stolen his stuff

0:35:090:35:13

was going to suffer.

0:35:130:35:15

I think it's time you and I had another little chat with Mr Blake.

0:35:150:35:19

And why don't you fellas pop back to the victim's house?

0:35:190:35:22

-Give it another search.

-Yes, sir.

0:35:220:35:23

And see if you can speak to the neighbour again.

0:35:230:35:25

See if there's anything at all he forgot to tell us.

0:35:250:35:27

With all due respect, Chief, it's getting a bit late

0:35:270:35:30

and some of us have places we need to be, remember?

0:35:300:35:33

Oh, your birthday dinner! I am so sorry, Dwayne.

0:35:330:35:37

You go on, we can manage.

0:35:370:35:39

-Well, if you're sure it's OK?

-Yeah, go on! Enjoy yourself.

0:35:390:35:41

Thank you, Chief.

0:35:410:35:43

HE SNIFFS

0:35:450:35:47

You know, Florence. Maybe I should change my shirt first.

0:35:470:35:50

Still smells of fish. What do you think?

0:35:500:35:52

-HE SNIFFS

-Yeah.

0:35:520:35:55

You know what the hardest thing is about being a detective, Charlie?

0:35:550:35:59

No.

0:35:590:36:01

But I get the feeling you're going to tell me.

0:36:010:36:03

It's having the faith to trust your instincts.

0:36:030:36:06

Because it's abstract, intangible.

0:36:060:36:08

Nothing more than a feeling in your guts telling you something's wrong.

0:36:090:36:12

-Your point?

-Earlier today, I had the same feeling about you.

0:36:120:36:16

And I was right to trust it.

0:36:160:36:18

We have a witness who claims you were threatening revenge

0:36:180:36:20

-on whoever had your jewellery.

-The next thing,

0:36:200:36:23

the man in possession of it turns up dead.

0:36:230:36:25

Now, are you telling me that's just a coincidence?

0:36:250:36:27

I'll be brief, Inspector, cos I've had my fill of your time-wasting.

0:36:280:36:32

You're right. I was looking to get my jewellery back.

0:36:320:36:36

And if I found whoever had it, there were going to be consequences.

0:36:360:36:40

However, things never got that far.

0:36:400:36:43

Because it now seems someone beat me to it.

0:36:430:36:47

And anything to prove to us that it wasn't you who did it?

0:36:490:36:52

Nothing.

0:36:520:36:53

But if your instinct's as good as you seem to think it is,

0:36:530:36:56

then why don't we let that be the judge?

0:36:560:36:58

I...didn't...do it, Inspector.

0:37:010:37:06

Well, as the English would say,

0:37:130:37:16

-blimey.

-Blimey indeed.

0:37:160:37:18

Hmm! Oh!

0:37:250:37:27

It's your birthday, so help yourself to as much as you want.

0:37:270:37:30

Oh, yes!

0:37:300:37:32

I've been waiting for this all day, you know.

0:37:320:37:35

I thought I'd nearly have to cancel.

0:37:370:37:39

-Oh?

-Yeah, see, we've got this case, it's really baffling, you know.

0:37:390:37:43

So, the Chief wanted us to work up all night.

0:37:430:37:46

But my very own boy in blue managed to solve it just in time, eh?

0:37:460:37:50

If I had, they wouldn't still be up there working on it now.

0:37:500:37:53

I reckon they'll be up there for most of the night.

0:37:530:37:56

Anyway, so the Chief said to me, "Look, it's your birthday,

0:37:570:38:00

"go and enjoy yourself." So here I am.

0:38:000:38:03

Is something wrong, Darlene?

0:38:090:38:10

So, you have hot-footed it up here to stuff your face.

0:38:100:38:14

-You better believe it!

-While the rest of your poor colleagues

0:38:140:38:16

are working through the night to bring justice to this island.

0:38:160:38:19

But it's my birthday!

0:38:190:38:21

-Here, caffeine'll do you good.

-Thank you.

0:38:250:38:27

I mean, it probably won't in the long run.

0:38:270:38:29

But it might stop us from nodding off.

0:38:290:38:31

So, Charlie Blake?

0:38:330:38:35

-I hate to say this, sir, but...

-You think he's telling the truth?

0:38:350:38:39

Maybe we've had our murderer locked up in that cell all along.

0:38:400:38:42

Cordell. He had a coffee with him.

0:38:490:38:52

Sir, if you were going to hand yourself in to the police

0:38:520:38:56

to protect someone, what's the last thing you'd do?

0:38:560:38:59

Well, let the person I was protecting know

0:38:590:39:02

that's what I was doing.

0:39:020:39:03

So, what, you think Cordell phoned whoever it is he's covering for

0:39:040:39:07

before handing himself in?

0:39:070:39:09

It's like JP said, the phone could be anywhere.

0:39:090:39:12

Except I remembered he had a takeaway coffee,

0:39:120:39:14

it was six in the morning when he got to the station

0:39:140:39:17

and there's only one place open at that time in Honore.

0:39:170:39:20

-The bakery.

-He must've bought it before he came to us.

0:39:200:39:22

Cordell knows he has to make one last call

0:39:300:39:32

before he gives himself up.

0:39:320:39:34

So he goes and buys a coffee, phones whoever it is. And then...

0:39:340:39:39

Bins the phone, and he makes his way to the police station.

0:39:390:39:42

That's the route you'd take from the bakery to the station.

0:39:430:39:46

We need to check every bin along that route.

0:39:460:39:49

Dwayne? What are you doing here?

0:39:510:39:53

Well, I... I couldn't enjoy myself

0:39:530:39:55

knowing my colleagues were still working on the case.

0:39:550:39:58

So I came to help.

0:39:580:40:00

Darlene told you to, didn't she?

0:40:000:40:01

No, she didn't.

0:40:010:40:03

Though she's a very intimidating woman when she wants to be.

0:40:040:40:07

Yeah, well, you're just in time because we need to search every bin

0:40:070:40:10

-from the bakery to the police station.

-Seriously? Bin duty?

0:40:100:40:14

But it's my birthday!

0:40:140:40:15

And you didn't see anybody at all

0:40:180:40:19

while you were waiting for us to arrive?

0:40:190:40:21

I would have told you if I had.

0:40:210:40:23

-And there's no-one else in the house that might have seen something?

-No.

0:40:240:40:28

Been just me here for a few years now.

0:40:280:40:31

Since my wife passed.

0:40:320:40:34

I'm sorry to hear that, Mr Palmer.

0:40:360:40:38

Is that her over there?

0:40:390:40:42

There's my Bessy.

0:40:420:40:44

Well, you both look very happy.

0:40:460:40:49

We were.

0:40:490:40:51

You know, between us...

0:40:520:40:54

..I used to be a bit of wild thing, back in the day, you know.

0:40:550:41:00

Different girl every night.

0:41:000:41:02

But then, this one came along and something changed.

0:41:040:41:08

Like, everything suddenly make sense in life.

0:41:080:41:13

Of course it did.

0:41:130:41:14

Maybe Cordell has changed since you knew him.

0:41:140:41:17

-You all right, son?

-Er, yes.

0:41:190:41:23

Erm, thank you, you've been very helpful.

0:41:230:41:26

Come back again.

0:41:280:41:30

Sir!

0:41:350:41:37

I got it wrong.

0:41:370:41:39

I got this whole thing wrong, sir.

0:41:390:41:42

-Got what wrong?

-Cordell.

0:41:420:41:44

All this time, sir, I was sure it was him.

0:41:440:41:46

But it was like what Mr Palmer said, sir - something changed.

0:41:460:41:49

You've lost me, JP.

0:41:490:41:50

OK, think about everything we've learned about Cordell.

0:41:500:41:53

OK, he stopped seeing his friends.

0:41:530:41:54

He was spending hardly any time in his own flat.

0:41:540:41:57

Sir, that's what happens when you meet a girl.

0:41:570:42:00

That's what I was like when I first started seeing Rosey.

0:42:000:42:03

I mean, the man even got himself a job, sir!

0:42:030:42:05

Cordell was settling down.

0:42:070:42:09

-You mean he's got a girlfriend?

-Yes, sir.

0:42:090:42:12

And I think it's her he's protecting.

0:42:120:42:14

All we have to do now, sir, is find out who she is.

0:42:140:42:17

-Sir? Wrapped up in an old newspaper.

-Good work, Detective Sergeant.

0:42:170:42:20

Last number dialled was at 5:32am yesterday morning.

0:42:200:42:24

-20 minutes before Cordell handed himself in.

-Someone called Marie.

0:42:240:42:27

Marie? Looks like you got this right, JP.

0:42:270:42:31

But who's Marie?

0:42:310:42:32

The caretaker.

0:42:340:42:35

OK. First we get Cordell to revoke his statement

0:42:380:42:41

and tell us exactly what's gone on.

0:42:410:42:43

And if we're right about this,

0:42:430:42:45

then we'll have to go and arrest the girlfriend.

0:42:450:42:47

I'll save you the time. You can arrest me now.

0:42:510:42:53

Is anybody else here getting a touch of deja vu?

0:42:540:42:57

KEYS JANGLE

0:43:000:43:02

Cordell? From the start of this case, I struggled to believe

0:43:080:43:11

that you killed Eugene Jones.

0:43:110:43:14

I thought you were covering for someone. And I was right, wasn't I?

0:43:140:43:17

That's right.

0:43:180:43:20

He didn't break in to Eugene's house to steal the jewellery.

0:43:200:43:23

He went there to help me.

0:43:230:43:25

Because I killed Eugene.

0:43:250:43:27

About a week ago, Eugene did ask me to sell some stolen goods.

0:43:280:43:33

But I told him no. I didn't do that any more.

0:43:330:43:36

Cordell told me what happened.

0:43:370:43:39

And I told him he did the right thing.

0:43:390:43:41

But I know how much we could use the money.

0:43:420:43:44

So I thought I could sell it myself, as a one-off.

0:43:440:43:47

Cordell need never know.

0:43:470:43:48

After a couple of days, I'd already sold about a quarter of the stuff.

0:43:480:43:51

But then, one of the market traders told me some man was asking round.

0:43:510:43:56

That he heard I was selling his stuff and he wanted it back.

0:43:560:43:59

Charlie Blake was on to you.

0:43:590:44:01

Apparently, he was making some nasty threats.

0:44:010:44:03

So, what did you do?

0:44:030:44:04

The night before last,

0:44:060:44:07

I went round Eugene's to hand over the money I made.

0:44:070:44:10

And I told him I was scared about this Charlie Blake.

0:44:100:44:14

And he just shrugged.

0:44:140:44:15

Told me I'd been careless and it was my problem.

0:44:150:44:18

So I told Eugene, if he wasn't going to help me, I'll go to the police.

0:44:180:44:22

-And he didn't like that?

-He started shouting at me.

0:44:220:44:25

I tried to leave. But he wouldn't let me.

0:44:250:44:28

You know, he was holding me back. Hurting me.

0:44:280:44:30

And I just wanted to get away. So I grabbed the ornament and lashed out.

0:44:300:44:34

You hit him?

0:44:340:44:35

I went to, but I missed.

0:44:350:44:37

And he stumbled back, he fell and banged his head on the coffee table.

0:44:370:44:41

And just laid there, dead.

0:44:420:44:44

Which is when you went to Cordell?

0:44:450:44:47

She was in a state, hysterical. She could hardly speak.

0:44:480:44:53

I said not to worry.

0:44:530:44:55

I'd go check it out.

0:44:560:44:58

Next thing I know, I get a call from him, telling me I'm to keep quiet.

0:44:590:45:03

That he's going to take the blame.

0:45:030:45:04

To protect me, both of us.

0:45:050:45:07

Sorry. Both of you?

0:45:100:45:11

You're pregnant?

0:45:180:45:20

Four months. That's why Cordell did all this.

0:45:200:45:24

-To stop us going to prison.

-That's why it all started?

0:45:240:45:27

Why you needed the money?

0:45:270:45:29

We wanted to put a deposit down on a house.

0:45:290:45:32

Just wanted to do the best for our baby.

0:45:320:45:34

I'm sorry, Cordell.

0:45:490:45:50

Truth is, if anybody should be apologising, it's me.

0:45:530:45:56

I know what I did to you all those years ago, JP.

0:45:570:46:00

I get it.

0:46:040:46:05

Er, we were different people back then.

0:46:050:46:07

-Erm, I... I think I need some air.

-Yeah.

0:46:110:46:16

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

0:46:210:46:24

-Everything OK, sir?

-It makes absolutely no sense.

0:46:240:46:27

-What doesn't?

-If Eugene banged his head on the coffee table,

0:46:270:46:30

then he would have been found lying the other way around.

0:46:300:46:32

And there was blood on the weapon.

0:46:340:46:35

Which supposedly isn't a weapon at all.

0:46:350:46:38

So how did that get there?

0:46:380:46:39

And Marie said she gave Eugene the money, but we never found any.

0:46:390:46:42

All we found was this lousy legume.

0:46:420:46:46

And ever since, we've located not a single other nut

0:46:460:46:48

anywhere during this case. Not in the victim's house,

0:46:480:46:50

his restaurant, his lock-up.

0:46:500:46:52

That's right. We never found any nuts in the lock-up.

0:46:530:46:57

But there was a cookie jar, wasn't there?

0:46:570:46:59

Except there were no cookies. Or nuts, for that matter.

0:46:590:47:02

Only elastic bands.

0:47:020:47:04

No cookies, no nuts, no money.

0:47:050:47:09

The night before last, I went round Eugene's

0:47:160:47:19

to hand over the money I made.

0:47:190:47:21

We found jars of rice, pasta and beans, none with any nuts in it.

0:47:210:47:24

This neighbour called up about a disturbance.

0:47:240:47:27

He was putting out his rubbish just after midnight.

0:47:270:47:29

I was in bed, asleep.

0:47:290:47:31

I was here, cleaning up after service.

0:47:310:47:34

That's it!

0:47:370:47:38

Why else would a dead man be holding a peanut in his hand?

0:47:400:47:42

-It makes perfect sense.

-You want us to round up all the suspects?

0:47:420:47:45

It would be churlish not to, Dwayne.

0:47:450:47:47

And Florence, there's something I need you to do for me.

0:47:470:47:49

-Sir?

-I need you to go on a nut hunt.

0:47:490:47:51

Um...

0:47:520:47:54

Enjoying yourself, Inspector?

0:48:070:48:09

Very much, Charlie. And all the more so for you being here.

0:48:090:48:12

So glad you could make it.

0:48:120:48:14

Now, two nights ago in this very room,

0:48:140:48:17

Eugene Jones was murdered in cold blood.

0:48:170:48:20

And it's important to take note of that phrase

0:48:220:48:24

because that's exactly what it was.

0:48:240:48:26

In cold blood.

0:48:260:48:28

That night, Marie Gayle pushed Eugene Jones,

0:48:280:48:31

causing him to fall and bang his head on the coffee table.

0:48:310:48:33

She then turned to Cordell Thomas who, to protect the woman he loved,

0:48:360:48:40

admitted to the crime himself.

0:48:400:48:43

However, we've come to realise

0:48:430:48:45

by the time Cordell got to the crime scene and started to clean it up,

0:48:450:48:48

there were significant differences to how Marie left it.

0:48:480:48:51

For a start, this ornament here had traces of Eugene's blood on it.

0:48:520:48:57

If Eugene died banging his head on the coffee table,

0:48:590:49:01

why was there blood on this?

0:49:010:49:03

And if Eugene banged his head on the table...

0:49:070:49:10

..he would've been found lying with his head here.

0:49:110:49:14

So, then, why, when he was discovered,

0:49:150:49:17

was he facing the opposite way, lying with his head here?

0:49:170:49:20

Doesn't make any sense.

0:49:220:49:24

We also know that between Marie leaving and Cordell arriving,

0:49:240:49:27

a sum of money had gone missing.

0:49:270:49:29

How much money was it you handed over to Eugene?

0:49:290:49:31

About 10,000.

0:49:310:49:33

Marie, when you gave Eugene the money you'd made, tell me,

0:49:330:49:36

-where did he take it?

-Into the kitchen.

0:49:360:49:38

But we searched the kitchen. And we never found any money there.

0:49:380:49:41

-So where did it go?

-Someone took it?

0:49:410:49:44

Exactly. The person who murdered Eugene Jones took it.

0:49:440:49:48

And now, I can finally reveal our thief...

0:49:520:49:55

..our murderer...

0:49:560:49:58

..isn't one of you four in this room right now.

0:50:000:50:04

It is in fact Eugene's neighbour, Samuel Palmer.

0:50:090:50:11

I have a feeling that could be him right now.

0:50:120:50:15

-DOOR CLOSES

-Where's Samuel?

0:50:150:50:17

He wasn't there, sir.

0:50:170:50:19

All his clothes are gone, and so is the money.

0:50:190:50:21

Dwayne, JP. Alert all the ports and search his house,

0:50:210:50:23

-see if you can find any clues as to where he might be going.

-Yes, Chief.

0:50:230:50:26

Lost your culprit, Inspector?

0:50:290:50:31

I don't understand. How could Samuel kill Eugene?

0:50:310:50:34

-It was me that pushed him.

-Well, from the outset,

0:50:340:50:36

everything that Cordell told us made sense of the crime scene.

0:50:360:50:39

Except for one thing -

0:50:390:50:40

this peanut we found in the victim's closed right hand.

0:50:400:50:46

So what was it doing there?

0:50:460:50:48

Well, I think you'll find the answer lies in that kitchen

0:50:480:50:51

with the missing money.

0:50:510:50:52

All these jars full of rice and pasta, beans, flour.

0:50:520:50:56

None of them contain nuts.

0:50:560:50:58

So, we assumed that Eugene never had any nuts in the house.

0:50:580:51:02

But once I knew something had gone missing,

0:51:040:51:06

specifically, a stash of cash...

0:51:060:51:08

..well, then, maybe Eugene's jar of peanuts had gone missing as well.

0:51:090:51:12

We found it in Mr Palmer's house.

0:51:120:51:15

In the cupboard, underneath his sink.

0:51:150:51:18

And just as a cookie jar can contain nothing but elastic bands,

0:51:180:51:21

so too a jar of peanuts can contain a big load of money.

0:51:210:51:25

This is where Eugene kept his cash.

0:51:260:51:29

In this tube, secreted amongst the nuts.

0:51:300:51:32

And this is where he put the 10,000 dollars that you gave him, Marie.

0:51:340:51:37

And ultimately, this is what Samuel killed him for.

0:51:370:51:40

So, here is the final version

0:51:430:51:46

of what happened the night of the murder.

0:51:460:51:48

Shortly after midnight, Eugene's neighbour,

0:51:480:51:52

Samuel, he heard arguing, so like the good neighbour he was,

0:51:520:51:55

he came over to investigate.

0:51:550:51:57

On hearing a fairly serious fight taking place,

0:51:570:51:59

he returned to his own house and he called the police.

0:51:590:52:02

Police, please!

0:52:020:52:03

Now, while he was doing that, Marie here,

0:52:030:52:06

who Samuel had heard arguing with Eugene, panicked

0:52:060:52:09

and fled to her boyfriend, Cordell.

0:52:090:52:11

Knowing that the police were on their way,

0:52:110:52:13

I believe that Samuel came back over here

0:52:130:52:15

to see if things had calmed down a bit. And finding the door open,

0:52:150:52:18

he came inside and there was Eugene's body lying on the floor.

0:52:180:52:22

What happened? Who did this?

0:52:220:52:24

I can only assume while looking for a first-aid kit,

0:52:240:52:26

he came across the opened jar of nuts with the money inside.

0:52:260:52:30

Hard to resist the temptation, so he took it.

0:52:300:52:33

And nobody would've known.

0:52:330:52:35

Except Eugene came around!

0:52:350:52:37

And he saw Samuel with his money.

0:52:370:52:39

Must've been furious.

0:52:410:52:42

So he tried to stop him from taking it.

0:52:420:52:44

I'm guessing Samuel knew that Eugene would tell the police

0:52:440:52:47

that he'd tried to steal it. He didn't want to go to prison.

0:52:470:52:50

He just wanted the money.

0:52:500:52:51

So, seeing the ornament on the floor,

0:52:510:52:54

he picked it up and he hit him.

0:52:540:52:57

Clever fella that he was...

0:52:570:52:58

..he hit him in exactly the same place

0:53:000:53:02

Eugene had already been injured.

0:53:020:53:04

The trail would lead back to the original assailant.

0:53:070:53:10

In theory, nobody would ever have known that he was here.

0:53:110:53:15

Which is entirely what happened, except for one thing.

0:53:150:53:19

While Samuel was busy shoving the spilled nuts and the...

0:53:210:53:24

And the cash back into the jar, your brother, in his last dying moment,

0:53:240:53:28

put his hand around this.

0:53:280:53:30

The one piece of evidence we had for the entire case that made no sense.

0:53:310:53:35

But ultimately - please excuse the pun here -

0:53:350:53:39

it cracked it wide open for us.

0:53:390:53:41

Mm.

0:53:420:53:44

So, I take it you're done with me now?

0:53:460:53:48

We are indeed, Charlie. It's been an absolute pleasure.

0:53:480:53:51

Sorry you didn't get your man, Inspector.

0:53:550:53:57

So, what happens now?

0:53:580:54:02

Well, you'll be facing charges, the pair of you.

0:54:020:54:05

But I would hope that a forgiving judge

0:54:050:54:07

will take your situation into account.

0:54:070:54:09

Thank you.

0:54:100:54:12

JP, how are you getting on?

0:54:150:54:16

Well, sir, I'm afraid there's nothing in here

0:54:160:54:18

that indicates where Mr Palmer might be.

0:54:180:54:21

No address book or laptop. No mobile phone.

0:54:210:54:24

-Nothing.

-Chief!

-I've got the harbour master.

0:54:240:54:26

He said a man fitting Samuel Palmer's description

0:54:260:54:29

was seen carrying two suitcases and paying a fishermen to use his boat.

0:54:290:54:32

He's heading to one of the other islands.

0:54:320:54:34

-Any chance we could catch him?

-I've spoken to the other port authority.

0:54:340:54:37

He's heading that way, so he shouldn't get far.

0:54:370:54:39

-Thanks, Dwayne. Good work.

-Chief. Harry!

0:54:390:54:41

Well, I guess that's all we can do for now.

0:54:410:54:43

Hm, I guess his wild days aren't over just yet.

0:55:000:55:04

Eh, Bessy?

0:55:040:55:06

ENGINE REVS

0:55:170:55:19

So, I was thinking if you were free

0:55:190:55:23

and fancied coming over later for a beer,

0:55:230:55:25

we could make a start at putting the past behind us.

0:55:250:55:27

I'd like that.

0:55:300:55:32

-Darlene just texted me.

-Oh, yes?

0:55:460:55:48

She's doing my birthday all over again.

0:55:480:55:51

Wow!

0:55:510:55:53

That's a really great woman you got there, Dwayne.

0:55:530:55:56

Yeah. I know.

0:55:570:55:59

# Better days are coming by and by

0:56:020:56:08

OK! Muah!

0:56:080:56:10

# Don't you get down-hearted, don't you cry

0:56:100:56:16

# Troubles will be over, all our joys come over

0:56:180:56:24

# Better days are coming by and by

0:56:250:56:32

# Don't you know better days are coming...

0:56:320:56:35

-DOORBELL RINGS

-# ..by and by

0:56:350:56:39

Hurry back, you know!

0:56:390:56:41

# Don't you get down-hearted, don't you cry...

0:56:410:56:47

-Dwayne.

-Hmm?

0:56:490:56:51

-There's someone here to see you.

-Me?

0:56:510:56:53

Hello, son.

0:56:560:56:57

# ..by and by! #

0:57:000:57:02

Blessed love to you all.

0:57:030:57:05

-Everything all right?

-It's Billy. He's not answering.

0:57:050:57:08

Billy's wife was murdered 30 years ago.

0:57:090:57:11

We never caught the person that did it.

0:57:110:57:13

-What's he doing here?

-Is everything OK with Dwayne?

0:57:130:57:15

I think his dad being around is bothering him

0:57:150:57:18

more than he'd like to admit.

0:57:180:57:19

I need for us to put this right.

0:57:190:57:21

We will, sir. We will.

0:57:210:57:23

Long-buried memories are raked up for JP when someone from his past is caught red-handed at a murder scene and Jack must unravel a complex mystery to find the truth.


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