Soap opera based around a busy Dublin Garda station. A corpse sparks recriminations and fresh enquiries. Brian's state of mind is questioned.
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You touch another hair on her head...
I will kill you.
What's this, McGonigle's address?
-What kind of man do you think I am?
There's over eight hours of footage from the onboard bus cameras
from Brian's street the night he disappeared.
CAMERA CLICKS IN BACKGROUND
-How's Tommy, Sarge?
-Oh, getting there.
The lengths some people will go to for a bit of attention.
I'll tell him you were asking for him.
Sorry I'm late.
Body's been identified.
It's too soon to say.
He had a head wound, he had lacerations to his hand,
he might've drowned.
Guys, needless to say you've got to keep this to yourselves, OK?
We'll release Brian's name once we've got some more information
and we've let the family know.
Who's going to tell them?
Yeah, yeah, sure.
OK. I've got to let the Super know.
Come with me.
And we thought he did a runner.
I can take someone else if...
No. I'm fine.
CAR ENGINE STARTS
They're searching the shoreline in the immediate vicinity,
but with the tidal shift
-there's unlikely to be anything left of real worth.
-There's a surprise.
KNOCK ON DOOR Yup?
Sorry, I... I just, I wasn't expecting you so soon.
Well, I like to keep on top of things.
Yeah. Superintendent Kevin Dunne, this is Detective Garda Rory Walsh.
I know you by reputation, sir.
-Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
-All good, sir.
Look, we're not going to be able to avoid the spotlight on this one.
-Have you informed the family?
-Yeah, I've officers with them now.
OK. Now, I can give this to Dunedin if you want?
Not necessary. I've got this.
There's going to be a lot of flack on this one, given the history.
I'm more than able.
Good. I thought you'd say that.
Look, if you want any help dealing with the press from here on in,
give you some space?
OK, well, if you need any back up, don't hesitate.
Will do. Thank you.
We're all behind the inspector on this, sir.
Well, that's what I told the commissioner.
Where was he washed up?
Just outside Wicklow.
I know this comes as a huge shock.
Is there someone you'd like us to call, a relative?
Can I see him?
Not until after the postmortem.
I can stay with you.
No, I'm, I'm fine, really.
I'll be your Liaison Officer.
If you need anything, don't hesitate.
I mean that.
to get the girls.
-We can go with you.
-No, you've done enough.
SHE CLEARS HER THROAT
..ring us if you need us.
The pathologist reckons that the body's been in the water
for at least 48 hours.
There's no sign of his car so we think that he died elsewhere
and that the tide deposited his body on the beach.
The Garda Water Unit and the Coastguard
are searching the coastline
and they're tracking tidal movements to work out
-where he went into the water.
-OK, car's top priority.
Sean and Paudge, check all roads and car parks in a five-mile radius.
-Rory is coordinating door-to-door questioning.
Yeah, and I'll be putting officers on all access routes to the beach.
OK, Sharon, I want you to work with the CCTV team.
I want you to view all available footage.
Is that OK?
-Yeah, fine, boss.
-Right. His phone. Any word on his phone?
-Brian's burner. The Holy Grail.
Could be at the bottom of Dublin Bay for all we know.
OK, however we do it,
we need to find out who contacted Brian that night.
-I could go back through records
to look for names to add to the POIs?
No, I'm going to need you on front desk.
Someone has to man the station.
Right, guys, you have to remember this isn't a murder investigation,
Right, let's get out there, let's see what we can find.
Sean. Are you going to talk to Niamh later?
Best not mention this to Liam.
Well, if it's leaked, he's going to hear about it anyway.
All right. Fair enough.
Why don't you just tell her that Brian's body's been found,
-but just try and avoid detail?
-You don't think he jumped?
But if it turns out that he's been murdered,
I want to be the one to break that to Liam.
I'm telling you he was murdered.
Well, maybe we should wait for the postmortem.
I can smell it.
Yeah, there's a bad smell in here all right.
Maybe he felt he had no other way out?
Top himself, Brian?
The man loved himself too much.
Well, what if he's innocent?
You are joking?
He never went to trial. We don't know for sure.
-A word of advice, Kosos.
Don't go sharing that gem of wisdom with Liam.
That man has an awful temper on him.
The CCTV team have canvassed every service station
and business premises on the access roads,
but no footage worth talking about.
It's, er, just a case like any other.
I'm not stupid.
We know what he put you through.
Erm... KNOCK ON DOOR
Just got the initial autopsy results.
Cause of death, massive haemorrhage from a head trauma.
Looks like a single blow to the back of the head.
He was dead before he hit the water.
It's just become a murder investigation.
BELL RINGS OVER DOOR
-They found Brian.
-BELL RINGS OVER DOOR
Do you have him over there?
I can't, erm...
I can't say too much. But I just...
thought you guys should know before it gets out.
They found Brian, Ray.
Press are going to love this.
No-one outside the station knows that it's a murder.
And how do you expect to be able to hold on to that?
I trust my team.
It's already been leaked who the body is.
In fairness, that could have came from anywhere, sir.
My advice is you get onto this fast.
We're already compiling a list of persons of interest.
Top of my list?
How are you feeling?
Body washed up on the beach.
Take it easy. Take it easy.
Good riddance to him.
He caused this. Him.
I'm not going to be a hypocrite now.
I really thought I'd lost you.
We've got our lives back.
That's all that matters.
SPOON CLATTERS AGAINST MUG
Sean filled us in earlier.
What exactly did he say?
Just that they'd found his body.
Must have come as a shock.
How did Rachel take it?
She just went quiet, you know?
I don't think she knows how to feel.
I took her out of school, you know what kids are like.
-Yeah. Oh, she's here?
-Yeah, she's up in her room.
Under your wing.
What can I do for you?
There's been a development.
Brian was murdered.
You don't seem shocked.
Sorry, should I be crying into me pint for him?
-After what he did?
A man is dead.
You must have some feeling.
I'll tell you how I feel.
I'm delighted he's out of our lives for good.
I'll spit on his grave if I get the opportunity.
That blunt enough for you?
You know that I'm going to have to ask you some questions,
given your relationship.
Oh, so I'm a suspect now?
Person of interest.
Won't take long.
Rounded edge with a diameter of 15-25 millimetres...
like a spanner, a golf club, maybe a poker?
What about the hand-wound, was it self-defence?
It's possible that he lashed out before he was struck.
But it was the blow to the back of the head killed him.
-No fibres in the wounds.
-No DNA under fingernails.
Looks like the salt water washed him clean.
So where you were on the evening of April the 12th?
When was that exactly?
The night before the trial.
Er, no, no, sorry, I had to go back to the cafe.
The alarm went off. I went to check.
Turned it off and came back here.
Anyone see you?
Not that I know of.
Did you text or phone anyone?
-FRONT DOOR UNLOCKS
What time did you return home?
-FRONT DOOR OPENS
It's not like I was watching the clock.
What's going on?
Brian's been murdered.
They're just asking my whereabouts the night before the trial.
He was here with us.
-You and Rachel?
-Are you honestly accusing my dad?
We need to eliminate him from our line of inquiry.
The last time I saw that man alive was when I went to his flat.
The night you beat him.
And you said you should have killed him when you had the chance.
You see what I'm getting at.
Do you not think my family have suffered enough?
I've arranged for CSI officers to come around and search your house.
We're also going to need access to your family's phone records.
We've got nothing to hide.
I'll be in touch.
You do that.
Thought I was going to throw up.
He has that effect, all right.
I know it's just supposed to be another case...
Need to be professional...
Cops are human too...
Better get back inside. See what Dick Tracy has to say.
So much for killing himself, huh?
That's the last image of Brian leaving the search nucleus.
He could have gone absolutely anywhere after that.
So was he running away or driving to someone?
And you don't think it was Liam?
We just checked in with the checkpoint on Shore Road.
-They stopped everyone that passed but nobody saw anything.
Still nothing from the beach either.
There's a surprise.
Right. Arrange a second cordon of house-to-house questioning.
Somebody knows something.
What about Mick Moran?
You remember him, Paudge? Had a tattoo on his neck.
Kept going on how he hated McGonigle.
Sure, who didn't.
Use your noggin, Paudge. Check out his back-story. His whereabouts.
Get me a full criminal profile. Now.
Anyone with a motive.
Good call, Adrijan.
Right. I'll get these signed as soon as I can.
Sharon. If anyone had motive.
I don't believe you.
We should at least interview her.
-What are you doin'?
Mick Moran hasn't signed in all week.
And he's not answering his phone. I've been trying him all morning.
Why do you suddenly care about a petty criminal jumping bail?
What are you not telling me?
If Moran has done a runner, I could be in trouble.
What did you do now?
-Moran hated McGonigle.
Well, yeah, there's a long list there.
He stitched up his brother. Ended up inside.
-Record as long as a horse's...
-Yeah, I get the picture.
The thing is...
I could see how far he'd pushed you, breaking into your home,
What did you do?
I might have slipped him his address...
-I DID slip him his address.
-Pot. Kettle. Liam?
So...do you think he...?
Well, he said he didn't.
So you've seen him.
After Brian disappeared.
He said I'd be all right.
But now I don't...
OK, well... You're going to have to tell Nikki.
-He's a person of interest.
And if he is the killer...?
Rory thinks that I should interview her.
If only to cover our backs. Show proper procedure was followed.
How did Jules take it?
Erm, she was more concerned about
what she was going to tell her girls.
Do you think she's capable?
I don't know.
You know, we need to talk to Conor again.
Yeah, yeah. Of course.
Let's get Sharon in for questioning.
Maybe it's for the best.
How do you work that out?
Moran's a murder suspect, Paudge.
What happens when they lift him and he talks?
-I go down too?
It's a criminal's word against a Guard's.
But what if he still has the address? My handwriting?
Right. We're going to have to take you off the investigation.
You don't have to.
I do. You know the drill.
It's just so we can rule you out.
I didn't kill him.
Sharon, you're a person of interest, you're not a suspect.
This is hard on me too, but at a time like this,
we have to trust due process.
Yeah, I know how this works.
I'm supposed to be totally honest, so...
..it's better that I tell you that...it's a relief.
I'm glad he's gone.
Because nobody else made me suffer the way he did.
It was cruel, what he did.
Yeah, and I hated him for it. I'm not going to deny that.
But most of all I hate that...
..even though he's dead,
he's still making people doubt that I'm a good cop.
That's not in question here. We just need to know some facts.
Where were you on the night in question?
I was in Paudge Brennan's house.
-She was with you?
Why? Have you a problem with that?
Two consenting adults?
Not like that.
What you do in the privacy of your own home...
For the record, Sharon slept in the spare room.
Mammy done it up for her.
So why was she there if there was no hanky-panky?
She's a mate. She was in a bad way. All right?
I needed company.
I was too afraid to go home to my own house.
That's how much he had me frightened.
What time did you arrive at Paudge's at?
I arrived around 8-ish.
Nine o'clock, I'd say, maybe a bit after.
Can your mother vouch for that?
She was up in bed, snoring her head off.
What time did you go to bed?
I was asleep by 11.30...I think.
Half 10 or 11, maybe.
I'm just thinking - could Sharon have left your place after that?
But if you were asleep...
I'd have heard her.
Yeah, but in a court of law, could you swear that you
knew for a fact she was in your place the entire night?
No, sir, no. I'm not asking you to deal with it yourself.
I'm asking you to be patient.
We'll get someone out to you when we can. Yeah?
Road tax. Insurance claims. Driver's licence.
And a complaint about noisy neighbours.
This is ridiculous. It's a murder case now.
I'm going to ask Nikki if you can come out with me.
Why not - you're wasted in here.
I'm not allowed, Sean.
-I'm only trying to help.
Ah, no, no. Are you joking? I'm driving.
The cheek. I'll catch you later, yeah?
Red Rock Garda Station. Yes, sir... I already told you.
We will get to you when we can.
Hey. How do you get on?
I had a grand chat, thanks. He loves himself, that fella.
What's up with you?
-Doesn't matter. Forget it.
-Here, Paudge, tell me.
That night you were in my house...
Were you there the whole time?
Yeah. Course I was.
Have I ever lied to you?
First time for everything.
You're not serious?
How did you get on with Liam Reid?
He cooperated fully. Albeit with some attitude...
But he's giving nothing away.
OK, so, for now, as far as we know, Conor Tyrell is the last person,
apart from his family, to see McGonigle alive?
Angela's bringing him in this afternoon - we're going to
go through everything again and see if he's missed any detail.
So, one of our lead suspects is a cop,
and another one is the son of our sergeant?
It's a delicate situation.
-We're well up for it, sir.
You know, if this thing ends up involving one of our own,
we're all in trouble.
I've got the commissioner breathing down my neck on this one.
So I need something to give to the press, to get them off our backs.
Do we have any progress on the Ger McIntyre killing?
We're doing everything that we can.
-He didn't mean it like that.
We're all under pressure on this one.
Get off the fence, Rory.
-I'm not blind.
Right. Clock is ticking. Where are we with that car?
That was the coastguard.
Turns out they've been working from old charts.
Tell me that's not a problem.
Well, yeah, the tidal movements are all wrong.
We've been searching the wrong stretch of coast.
-Do you have the right ones now?
Well, then, what are you waiting for?
Tell them the same as you told them before.
Everything's different now, Ma.
What happened that night is the same, though.
Conor? If there's something you're holding back,
if there's something you're not telling me, now is the time.
-Yeah, no. There's nothing.
Then stick to the facts. You'll be fine.
There you go.
Welcome. Any time.
If you would wait for your turn, sir. Yeah...
Wait? That's all I've been doing.
What about the squad car that you promised me?
I recognise your voice from the phone.
What exactly is the problem?
You. You're a waste of bleedin' air, the lot of yous.
You said you'd sort them out. And they're at it again.
They're tipping their rubbish all over my garden.
You have a dispute with your neighbours, right?
If you would fill this form for me?
A form? Is that all you've got?
Yeah. Have you made a formal complaint?
Is this how it is now, the scrotes can do what they like,
and you, you shuffle paper?
-Get me someone that can help.
Then get round my house! And arrest them. Charge them.
Lock them up!
Fill. In. This. Form.
It's no wonder this country's going to the dogs...
What is it I have to do to get you to do your job?
You call yourself a Guard?
You know what, Guard? Well, shove it, Guard.
So, what time did you arrive at McGonigle's?
I don't know. I was drinking. I can't be too sure.
Right. And did you see anyone outside the house?
Maybe when you were leaving?
And how long were you in there for?
A few minutes, then he threw me out.
Threw you out? Did he manhandle you?
He gave me a shove. That's all.
So you picked yourself up and dusted yourself off.
-How did you get home?
That's a long ol' walk in the dark.
-What is it, three or four miles?
-Yeah, something like that.
It was pretty cold as well.
You must have been freezin' when you got home.
-It was pretty cold, all right, yeah.
-And what time was that?
No... It's just... last time you said 11.30.
Yeah, no. Look, I was drunk... I was drunk.
The cold not sober you up, no? Always does me.
That's one whole hour, on the night of a murder, that you can't
So which was it? Half 11 or half 12?
I'll let you have a little think about that.
Have they found him yet?
He's all big talk and tattoos, that one.
Better sharpen your pencil, Columbo.
BELL RINGS REPEATEDLY
Now, will you do something, Guard?! Hm? Come on!
Calm down. What is your name?
Fergus. Fergus Shaughnessy. I told you this.
Give me your address and I will send someone to help you.
Seven.... Number seven, Millbrook Lane.
-Seven Millbrook Lane?
OK...that's perfect. Now, we can have a chat about your neighbours.
-Just put the knife down first.
I promise I'll send someone round to your house.
I want you. I want you to come with me.
You have to put the knife down first.
I know how you feel. I know you're frustrated...
but this is not the way...
Drop the knife.
I said, drop the knife!
-Stay where you are. Stay where you are.
I'm not going to ask you again.
I'm not afraid to use this.
I'm not afraid to use it!
It was, er, it was half 12 when I got home.
-You're sure this time?
So where were did go after you were thrown out of McGonigle's?
Nowhere. I waited outside.
-Outside the house?
I, uh... Look, I wasn't thinking, all right? I was angry. I just...
I smashed a bottle... tried to slash his tyres.
It didn't work. So I stuck a penknife in the valve.
And I waited. And I hid.
And I watched him come out of his house.
He went to the boot of his car to get, to change the tyre.
He saw me. Came at me with one of those...
One of those things you change the wheel with. The uh...
-A wheel brace?
Was it a cross or a straight bar?
-Straight. I think.
-Did he hit you?
-No, he tried to. But I pushed him off.
-Did you hit him?
No. I didn't. I just told him what I thought of him.
And he laughed at me.
-And said if I went near him again, he'd break my legs.
-What happened then?
-That was it.
-You didn't hang around?
No, I just went and got hammered. That's it.
Why didn't you tell us all this before?
Why were you so angry with him?
Cos what he did to Rachel.
So...you were jealous of him?
No, I wasn't jealous of him, all right?
He just ... She's a good mate and he treated her like dirt.
-Sounds like more than a good mate to me.
Were you sleeping with her?
No, I wasn't sleeping with her, all right?
-He was... Sleeping with her?
-Yeah, he was.
Hey, is that it?
Afraid not. Wait here.
-Don't be such a baby.
Yeah, you're definitely going to need stitches.
I've had deeper paper cuts.
Good man, Dr Brennan!
I had it under control.
Great. Next time I'll just let him stab you, yeah?
You're like a pair of old ones. Here, hold still, will you.
I do not need this. Not today. Where's the assailant?
In the cell. Cooling off.
And I am fine. Thanks.
You were supposed to be behind your desk.
I was supporting a colleague. What did you expect me to do?
-Watch your tone.
-I did what any other cop would.
But you're not "any" cop. You have a condition.
So next time something like this happens, you follow procedure.
You do call for backup.
And you do not stray from your desk duties, not ever.
Do you get that? Now get someone to take you to A&E.
There's been a development.
This better be good.
-Depends what way you look at it.
Don't listen to her. Come on, I'll take you to hospital.
I'm not going.
-Leave it, Sean.
Why didn't you tell me about the rest of that night?
Don't make an idiot out of me, Angela.
They had a second confrontation.
No, no, I didn't know. I swear.
You've got to believe me.
Go and get your son, you know where he is.
And, Angela...? We will be getting him back in.
I asked you if there was anything else...
-I know. I know.
-Why didn't you tell me?
I... I know I should've, OK? I just...
Is there anything else?
No. There's nothing. There's nothing, OK?
I swear. I swear!
We just had the coastguard on.
They say the body entered the water between two points,
a kilometre apart, here and here.
Excellent. OK. Put a call out to the nearest units.
Search every car park, boreen, scenic point,
anything close to that area.
Already done. They just called back.
Why would Brian drive all the way out here?
Good place for a clandestine meet.
Why not? No witnesses. Easy dumping of the body.
Make it look like suicide.
That's what we would've thought, if we'd found the car first, right?
Access routes are clear for a hasty exit.
Spare. Fits Conor's story.
There's no blood. There's no weapon.
There's no obvious sign of violence.
It's been raining the last few nights.
It doesn't fit.
There's nothing here to suggest that this is the actual murder site.
One step forward...
What did you tell them?
About the tyre.
I had to, all right. There was a discrepancy. An hour.
-I had to explain it.
-No. Just, just what we said.
-Be sure and keep it that way.
-Hey, as long as we keep our story straight, we'll be fine.
-Here you go.
We're going to be OK.
The car's been wiped...like, wiped.
Not a fingerprint to be had.
Get me a swab.
Hey, guys, an official press release is imminent but I can tell
you that this afternoon my officers had a major breakthrough.
We found Brian McGonigle's car.
Forensics are examining it as we speak.
Thanks to the sterling work of my team,
the net is closing in on the killer.
So once again, I would ask members of the public to please share
any information that they have, with us, no matter how small. OK? Thank you very much indeed.
There will be an official press release later. Thank you very much.
I thought we were kind of keeping that information under wraps, sir.
Well, we've got to give them something,
if we want to keep them on side.
I wish you'd discussed it with me first.
It's important that the public see that we are making progress.
Whether we are making progress or not.
That was the lab. The blood in the boot?
It's good to have you back, Da, eh.
It's good to be back, son.
Drugs seem to be working.
Keeping the edge off...just.
Don't look so worried.
It's a murder investigation, Tommy. They're going to delve deeper.
You know, they find his phone... The photos of you and Conor.
They haven't found it yet, have they?
-How'd this happen?
-Must've been when I fell.
In for a penny, in for a pounding. You know me.
Never one to do anything by halves.
-It could be anybody.
-How much time have we lost on this?
Easy mistake, boss.
We should've been looking at this from another angle.
Picked up something different, from the start.
So if this isn't Brian...
..we could be looking at his killer.
A corpse sparks recriminations and fresh enquiries. Brian's state of mind is questioned. Conor's story is inconsistent.