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A short while ago, Mrs Kennedy died of complications
following a gunshot injury.
-Did they say it was Billy who shot her?
but...I mean, who else?
Mr Kennedy is also being charged
with the attempted murder of his wife, Amanda Kennedy.
I want to make an official complaint.
I advised you not to continue with this crusade.
Someone's responsible for Mandy's death.
SLOW JAZZ PLAYS
We were married young. Too young.
I was more married to the job than her.
God! That makes me sound like a cliche.
It makes you sound human.
Well, that makes for a nice change.
What do you see when you look at me?
You're focused. Driven.
-A good cop.
-You make me sound like RoboCop!
You're a beautiful...
I wasn't always like this.
You've been hurt?
It's OK, you don't need to talk about it.
I don't miss being married, but...
I miss this...
..being close to someone...
To matter to somebody.
To make that connection.
Once you've had that, it's hard to live without it.
That level of trust.
We must stop meeting like this.
Really? I didn't hear you complaining last night.
For looking out for me.
I knew red wine on a school night was a bad idea.
Get that down you, it'll make you feel much better.
-Does it have the power to reverse time?
Ugh. Seriously, though, Robbie,
we need to start thinking about giving up these midweek tipples.
We're getting too old.
Well, I like cosy nights in front of the telly, so we're fine.
Nothing. I was just thinking how lucky I am
-to be getting a second chance with you.
-Well, I'm lucky, too.
I'd better get ready for work.
Listen, are you around for lunch today?
I've been thinking about what you said about fostering.
I think I'm ready. WILL GASPS
-I've downloaded some stuff off the internet, just to get an idea.
But we should probably go through it together.
That's great. I'd love it.
Oh, thank you.
-Right. I need to get ready.
-I know. Go, go!
So, I'll go on ahead.
I know the drill.
I wish it didn't have to be this way.
-All this sneaking around.
Just at least till the Mandy Kennedy review's over.
It complicates things.
When is something like this ever not complicated?
I had fun last night.
I could get used to this.
You are going to be late, Sergeant.
You do realise you're under no obligation to be here today,
-Well, I'm here, amn't I?
Look, I'm just worried this is going to be another waste of my time.
You'll write out your wee notes, you'll fill out your reports,
and then you'll just brush it all under the carpet.
Just like you did with Mandy.
Mr Brodie, I know there's been a lot chatter in the press,
but the investigation into the death of Mandy Kennedy
is yet to reach its conclusions.
Come on. Everybody knows what's going to happen.
Grant as good as told me.
You lot, you look out for your own.
Mr Brodie, I can assure you
that nothing here is a foregone conclusion.
Now, if I can start by asking you
what, exactly, was the nature of your relationship with Mrs Kennedy?
What do you mean?
Do you need me to repeat the question?
We were friends.
So Mandy's death must have had a great personal impact on you?
What do you think?
There can often be a great sense of injustice
attached to the loss of someone we care about.
A desire to attribute blame.
Everybody knew what her husband was like.
She knew it, and your DCI knew it.
But yet you left that psychopath free to walk the streets.
You're referring to Billy Kennedy, her husband?
Mandy died because Donald wouldn't protect her.
And she wasn't the only one.
Gareth. Gareth O'Connor.
Donald used that boy as an informant,
but when the time came and he needed protection...pfft!
Mr Brodie, these are very serious allegations.
My question is, do you have any proof?
And here's me thinking that was your job(!)
You know, to find the proof.
if evidence exists to support this complaint, I will find it.
I don't take allegations like these lightly.
What do you want to know?
Thank you, Cooper.
I'll catch you up, yeah?
Assistant Chief Constable Walters.
How can we help?
It was my understanding that the investigation
into Mandy Kennedy's shooting was all but concluded?
And what might have given you that impression? Been reading the papers?
I don't know where that leak came from
but I can assure you, it was not my department.
Whatever the case, I'm afraid you'll have to put up with me a bit longer.
I still have some other questions.
Other questions? I'm not sure I follow.
A shooting of this nature raises a lot of negative attention for us.
It's important we put it in a wider context.
I will of course require the full support of your team.
Of course, ma'am.
Good. Now, if you excuse me, I have an interview to finish.
Good morning, sir.
-You all right?
What did Walters want?
Uh, I don't know, exactly.
All I can tell you is,
-she's got Gabriel Brodie in there with her just now.
-Brodie? What for?
Well, she said she wanted to put Mandy's shooting in a wider context.
Meaning she's probably going to be taking a broader look
at the Kennedy investigation as a whole.
OK. And are you all right with that?
I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.
It certainly won't affect the review into Mandy's shooting, whatever happens.
Just keep your wits about you, yeah?
She'll probably want to speak to you both at some point today.
-How can you be so calm? If she starts...
-Hey, hey, hey.
Leaving us so soon?
Enjoying this, are we?
This little storm-in-a-teacup you've created.
No, no, no, no. I just want to see justice done.
Cos, see, a woman lying dying in a street?
That's more than just a storm-in-a-teacup to me.
Justice? Since when have you been interested in justice?
You know, Walters might not see through it yet but, trust me,
this sad little attempt to blame everybody else
for your problems is going nowhere.
You wouldn't be trying to intimidate a witness now, would you?
Because I get the impression you've got enough heat on you already
without adding to that fire.
I've done nothing that wasn't in the interest of protecting the public.
But you? Pimping, petty crime...
-Whose interest were those in, Mr Brodie?
you want to know the difference between me and you?
See, I know when I've made mistakes.
But you? You believe your own keech, don't you?
See, the thing is, I didn't pull that trigger,
and I didn't leave Billy Kennedy free to walk the streets.
I mean, Mandy, young Gareth -
how many bodies is it going to take before you realise
you're not the good guy here any more?
-Are you OK?
-Yeah. Fine. Nothing to worry about.
I just ran into Gabriel Brodie.
He's still determined to pursue this little vendetta of his.
What's he hoping to achieve?
The man's a petty criminal and a drunk,
and if Walters can't see that already, she will soon enough.
And all that before? With DC Cooper?
Oh, it's nothing.
Oh, are you missing something?
Hey. If there was a problem, I'd tell you, wouldn't I?
-We'll talk about it later.
Thank you for coming in to see me again, Detective.
I spoke to Gabriel Brodie earlier.
He seemed to think you'd given him the impression
that the outcome of the Mandy Kennedy investigation
was a foregone conclusion.
I'm sorry, ma'am, I just...
I did think the report's conclusions would be quite straightforward.
Well, let me just disavow you of that notion right now,
because although we've found no specific fault with
your actions on the day, there are still wider questions that remain.
Such as why DCI Donald wasn't on the ground
at the time of Kennedy's arrest?
He let a junior officer proceed without him.
He wasn't to know the tactical commander would be delayed.
Nevertheless, I wonder what must have been
quite so important as to have kept him away on that day.
Isn't that the kind of question you should be putting to the DCI?
Hmm. I will. In time.
But right now I'm asking you, Detective.
As far as I'm aware, he was hoping to interview a potential source.
-What, exactly, did he hope to glean from this source?
Kennedy's arrest was already imminent.
I wonder if it's fair to say that the DCI may have lost
some sense of perspective during the Kennedy investigation.
That he may have turned it into a personal crusade.
Slightly overplaying his hand.
I wouldn't say so, ma'am.
Let me bring up another incident I'm sure you're aware of.
The investigation into Kennedy's victim, Paul Malick.
Paul Malick was a prominent member of the legal establishment
that DCI Donald pursued via the use of tax investigations.
Yes, ma'am. I am familiar.
Are you also aware that no evidence was ever brought against this man?
Bad enough if it wasn't for the fact that he wound up dead a day later.
Defence lawyers victimised purely because of who they represent.
Does that still sound like a DCI with a proper sense of perspective?
Before we start jumping around too much,
let's go back to how all this started.
Billy Kennedy's return to Glasgow.
I wonder if you might recognise this man.
-Sean Kennedy, Billy Kennedy's son. Or was.
I spoke to DS Grant about this matter
but she informs me it's a little before her time.
You, however, worked quite closely with the DCI
on the Sean Kennedy murder investigation, did you not?
-I'm hoping you can help me with the order of events.
How it was that this man's death
resulted in the reappearance of Billy Kennedy on our radar?
Well, ma'am, Sean Kennedy was killed
in what we believed to be a gangland dispute.
That would be by this man?
That's correct, Tony Reid.
-It was Tony Reid that killed Sean Kennedy.
-Reid himself was killed, or should I say executed, soon after.
And as you know, Detective, you can't try a dead man.
So, technically, no-one was ever convicted of this crime.
But it was pretty obvious he did it.
Billy Kennedy thought so, that's why he killed him.
Revenge, for Sean's murder.
And are you in the habit of drawing conclusions
based on those of a homicidal drug dealer?
So the assumption is, Reid killed Sean Kennedy,
and Billy Kennedy killed Reid in retaliation.
Two murders and yet no conviction.
But, ma'am, that was not our fault. Kennedy walked on a technicality.
Still, it's our job to make sure
that we have the strongest possible case against a suspect.
We can't shirk our responsibility.
My worry is that this is indicative of a deeper problem.
Sean Kennedy's murder happened some time ago.
Yet, here we are, more than a year later,
and the bodies continue to pile up.
Mandy Kennedy, Paul Malick, Gareth O'Connor.
Surely one of these deaths presented
the opportunity to secure Billy Kennedy's arrest?
We couldn't prove he killed O'Connor.
Billy Kennedy has a knack for making sure things don't stick.
Teflon Billy, eh, Detective?
I can't help thinking that the DCI was waiting for something bigger,
something more headline-grabbing,
rather than pursuing what was in front of him.
OK. Now let's take a closer look at some of those cases.
KNOCK ON DOOR
Have a seat.
-You all done with Walters?
-Yeah. Will's in there with her now.
About you, mostly.
She asked me why you weren't there the day of Kennedy's arrest.
-And you told her...?
-What was I supposed to do?
-I told her the truth.
She brought up Malick, too.
Was questioning your decision to go after him with the tax audits.
Although I can't say I'm surprised.
This whole things reeks of being political.
That day I went down to visit him at his office,
he was straight on the phone to one of the top brass.
This is probably all down to one of his golfing buddies.
-She asked me about the murder of Billy Kennedy's son.
What did you say?
That I wasn't part of that investigation.
But no doubt she's in there discussing it with Will just now.
Well, thanks for the heads-up.
You know, you never talked about that case. The Sean Kennedy murder?
Well, I just think it's strange.
And then earlier, when you mentioned to Will
that Walters would want to look at things from the start,
he seemed really spooked by it so I just wondered...
-Sorry, can you excuse me?
I just got out of a major grilling, that's what.
She's in there asking me about old cases,
-showing me head-shots of...
Detective Sergeant, can you just give us a minute?
-I said, that'll be all!
I can't believe this.
I was just starting to get my life back together,
even thinking about creating a family, now this happens.
Yeah, well, there was never going to be exactly an ideal time
for this to come up again. Look, from what you've said,
it sounds like Walters is just on some fishing expedition.
We covered up the fact that Raymond Henderson killed Sean Kennedy.
We let an innocent man take the fall for it.
-Reid was hardly innocent.
-No, we stuck a great big target on his head
and let Billy do the rest.
If any of this gets out, we are going down.
If you'd have just played it straight for once in your life...
What's that supposed to mean?
She's in there asking me about Mandy, Paul Malick, Gareth.
If you'd have stuck to the book on just one of those,
-then maybe Walters wouldn't be here.
Right, let's not start pointing the finger of blame here,
because something tells me that's not a game you're going to win.
The important thing is, we maintain a united front.
There is no point in going to pieces
-when we don't even know what she knows.
-A united front(?)
You mean, just like when Superintendent Cole was here?
Oh, yeah. I remember the last time
this department was under investigation.
You dropped me in it and let me do six months in uniform.
Only this time it's going to be a whole different type of uniform.
This time it's just you and me,
so we have to stick together on this.
I need a breath of fresh air.
-Hi. Tell me something nice.
Oh, in less than two hours, you are going to be having lunch
with the sexiest hairdresser in Glasgow.
Yeah, look, Robbie, I know I said I could but I can't.
Aw, that's a shame.
I was hoping you could help me.
I'm going through all this fostering stuff.
There's a lot to take in.
Yeah, look, I know, but I've got to stick around.
-Something's come up.
-Nothing serious, I hope?
I don't know.
It's just Donald. He's up to his usual tricks.
I'll call you about it later, OK?
Can I have a word, please?
Are we OK, Cooper?
I don't know, sir. You tell me.
We've got each other's backs, yeah?
Yeah, just you, me and...
-Nothing, sir. Forget it.
Rachel, I'm sorry I snapped at you earlier.
It's just Walters and this investigation.
Yeah, well, we're all feeling the pressure.
Why don't you let me make it up to you?
Take you out for a drink tonight somewhere?
What, you think getting me drunk is going to win me over?
It seems to be working out OK for me so far.
This doesn't affect you, you know? It's me they're gunning for.
Doesn't it? Because I am still under investigation here, too.
Or had you forgotten that?
I just wish you could be a little more honest with me.
-What's that supposed to mean?
-You know why.
-No-one's shutting you out...
-Craig, tell me the truth.
What is it you're not telling me?
I think you ought to bear in mind
who's still in charge here, Detective.
Just because we spent a few nights together in the sack
doesn't give you some sort of special privilege!
OK. Yeah, that's great. Thank you.
Makes for interesting reading.
I'm beginning to understand now.
According to this, we had Reid under close surveillance
three days before Billy Kennedy killed him.
-So...? So we knew that Kennedy was after him,
and according to this, we should have been able to protect him.
I want to know why that didn't come out in the report!
I couldn't say.
Why don't you talk to Donald about it?
-Look, I don't know what it is you think you know, but...
-Oh, save it,
because it's pretty damn obvious what's been going on here.
You had Sean Kennedy's killer under surveillance
because you knew he was at risk. His death could have been prevented.
Except someone somewhere along the line screwed up,
and you decided to bury it.
Yeah, OK, fine. It was a mistake.
A mistake? The man died!
That was regrettable. But what happened, happened.
There is no sense in dragging it up now.
-Well, I'm not sure Walters will see it that way.
Meaning she'll find out sooner or later.
It didn't take me long, I only had to scratch the surface.
Whatever happened in that surveillance, anyway?
Someone sleeping on the job?
-Taking a tea break?
-Yes. Something like that.
Look, even if it does come out, you've got nothing to worry about.
The Sean Kennedy case has nothing to do with you, you weren't involved.
No, but I am now, aren't I?
And if they start asking questions, I have to cover for you both now, too.
Someone somewhere is going to slip up.
I may as well just be done with it and go straight to Walters.
You think it'll be that easy?
You don't think she'll suspect you of ulterior motives
when she finds out you were sleeping with the boss?
You think I didn't notice?
All those whispered conversations, touches on the arm.
Give me a break!
Brilliant, Cooper. Brilliant(!)
You really think that helped any?
I don't know. I don't see it getting any worse, do you?
Right, let's just talk this through.
-Figure out how we're going to play it.
At the moment, Grant doesn't suspect anything.
-She just thinks we screwed up.
-And how long before she works it out?
How long before Walters works it out?
The main thing is, we keep her on side.
There's no point antagonising her.
Oh, for God's sake, have you heard yourself?
Keep her on side?!
We both know that the only side you're on is your own.
He's using you.
You know that, don't you?
You're just another card in his deck in case something goes wrong.
What would you know about it?
Nothing. Except that's what he does. You, me, whoever's convenient.
You really think it makes you any different
-just because you slept with him?
KNOCK ON DOOR
You wanted to see me, ma'am?
Come in, Detective. Shut the door.
HE CLEARS HIS THROAT
I must say, today's been very informative.
Really. And how's that?
After speaking to your team,
I feel I've got a much clearer picture
of how this station is run.
Let me tell you, it's not a pretty one.
Opportunities missed for conviction.
Informants dying whilst under your care.
Should I go on?
And the worst part -
when the moment came and Kennedy's arrest was imminent,
you weren't even there!
You were off, chasing higher glory.
Trying to bring an entire drugs empire to its knees
like some kind of avenging angel.
Now, believe it or not, I don't doubt your good intentions.
But when the actions of one man become so reckless,
my only concern is how much more is there.
-I can't help feeling I've opened a can of worms here.
What I need to do now is find a way of getting a lid
back on the situation.
This is fast becoming a salvage operation.
You realise that this whole Mandy debacle
has cost us any chance of an attempted murder conviction?
Well, how would it look?
Us trying to charge Kennedy with an attempt on his wife's life,
when it was one of our team put a bullet in her.
You are not seriously telling me we're going let him
get away with that just to save face?
That is the reality in which we find ourselves.
The only hope now is that the murder charge over Malick sticks,
which is precisely why I can't afford
any more unpleasant home truths emerging.
What do you mean?
The charges levelled against you amount to serious misconduct.
If you were you to admit to at least some of them,
there might be a way to draw a line in the sand.
So you're looking for a patsy.
I am looking for someone to take responsibility!
Think about it.
A full and frank admission from yourself
would satisfy my superiors
and might JUST halt the damage already caused.
This would mean demotion may be necessary,
but the work of this department is more important than any one man.
I got results. I put that psychopath in jail, where he belongs.
We haven't secured a conviction yet.
Tomorrow, I'll be returning
and I will be bringing with me Superintendents Travers and Woods.
You will be called again, this time to make a deposition under oath.
I suggest you think very carefully about what you want to say to me.
Kennedy, come on.
Leave it, I said.
Listen, you touch any of my things...or me...
..they'll be picking bits of you up with a mop.
-I said, do you understand?
I've good news and bad. Your trial date's been set.
-A month from now.
-Is that the good news or the bad news(?)
One of the charges has been dropped. The attempted murder on your wife.
Looks like the police's little accident
means they're too embarrassed to pursue it.
Looks like they've done us a favour twice over, doesn't it?
First, they get rid of the stupid cow for me, then they drop the charge.
-Yeah, here comes the bad.
Jimmy Mullen's still going to testify.
-And with the circumstantial evidence...
You think I'm going down for that?
We'll see about that.
-I wasn't sure if you were even going to come back here tonight.
Did you get your thing sorted?
Actually, I'm glad you're here,
because I've been going through some of the requirements
for this fostering process and I really think we should be...
Um, I thought we weren't drinking red wine on a school night?
I've had a bit of a day of it.
Do you want to talk about it?
If it helps...
I don't know what to tell you.
How do you mean?
Look, I know you want to make plans together
and I don't want to let you down, but...
OK, now you're worrying me.
I'm scared I might not have a career tomorrow.
They're going after Donald.
He's been covering up some dodgy stuff,
but there's every chance he could drag me down with him, so...
What about DS Grant? What's she saying to it?
She's sleeping with him.
Is that even allowed?
I knew something was going on.
Why didn't you say something sooner?
I only found out today.
And you can't tell me any more.
KNOCK ON DOOR
Is this what this what this was all about?
-Sleeping with me to keep me on side?
-Don't be ridiculous.
So this is what it means to you to be connected?
-To matter to someone?
-Hey, come here. Come here. Ssh. Ssh.
I am sorry if it felt that way.
At least if I go to Walters now,
I can walk away with a bit of my integrity.
Hey, hold on.
You do that now, with everything else that's going on,
you'll just hand Walters an excuse to bury me.
Then the Kennedy conviction, everything we've worked for, us,
it'll all at risk.
Is that going to make your conscience any clearer?
How dare you?
How dare you put that on me?
It was your decisions that led to this. Your arrogance.
We worked together for the Kennedy conviction. We were a team.
It was you that put that at risk, no-one else.
-Let's talk about this.
-There's nothing more to say.
No, we can work this out, if you just let me explain...
Would you just stop?!
I've had enough of your excuses.
It's time for you to stop playing the martyr and face the facts.
You've done this to yourself.
MUSIC REACHES CRESCENDO
Detective Chief Inspector Donald,
I'm sure you know Superintendent Woods, Superintendent Travers.
They'll be assisting in the proceedings today.
I see you've chosen not to bring along a representative.
Just to explain how this will work.
I will be detailing a list of allegations against you.
You will then have a chance to respond to each one
-before we proceed.
-Perhaps I can stop you there, ma'am.
You should know I won't be contesting.
The allegations, I won't be challenging them.
I'm admitting the charge of misconduct.
First, I should have been there...
There she is, the bearer of broken promises.
So, is that it, then? Aye?
All that crap that you fed me about getting to the truth
and you're giving up already?
I phoned. To check my complaint.
They told me it was already concluded.
The investigation is yet to report its official findings.
-What I can tell you, off the record, is yes,
we feel we've reached a satisfactory conclusion.
Meaning that the substance of your allegations has been noted,
and the officer in question will be dealt with accordingly.
Oh, I get it.
Just a wee slap on your DCI's wrist and everything goes back to normal?
Well, I tell you, I am not giving up on this one.
I'll go to the press, if I have to. I'm sure they'd be interested in
how this corrupt little station runs.
Mr Brodie, you do that and your name will be dragged through the mud.
Your previous convictions, your past,
it will all come out, and when it does, you'll be written off
as just another petty criminal with a grudge.
-Believe me, I'm not trying to stop you.
But my honest advice?
Just let it go.
No, I'm not letting it go. You're all the same, you lot.
You're probably in there inter-mingling.
Do you think I'm daft?
We're not the bad guys here.
There's only one person responsible for Mandy's death,
and that's Billy Kennedy.
Just try and keep that in mind.
It seems Walters' review into the Billy Kennedy investigation
is to be wrapped up early.
My scalp should be enough to satisfy the brass.
What did you say to them?
About how I'd lost sight of things.
But I don't get it.
I mean, you would admit to all that, so...
So no further investigation, no follow-up, and it all stays buried.
I guess they'll never know the truth.
I guess I won't, either.
What'll happen to you?
Suspension for now, but demotion's sure to follow.
Rachel, what you said last night, about us,
it's not true, you know?
I really did hope...
I'm sorry if I hurt you at all.
It's lonely, and sometimes you forget that...
Well, you need to let people in.
Don't lose your way, Detective.
Not like I did.
And don't let this job swallow you up.
What happened? What did he say?
I thought you were working today.
I was, but some things are more important.
So, what happened with everything?
Donald's taken the rap. He's going to get demoted.
And you're OK?
Yeah, I am.
I went to the social work department today,
booked an appointment, and they gave me an official information pack.
Look, Robbie, I'm sorry about last night.
Finding out about Grant and Donald, I guess it just freaked me out.
Is there anything else you haven't told me?
Why don't we go over that together? I can give it more attention now.
-Can we have dinner first?
KNOCK ON DOOR
I just came by because I got word from Walters earlier.
The Mandy Kennedy review is over.
She said you took responsibility for what happened that day.
I suppose I should thank you.
You don't owe me that. You don't owe me anything.
I know. But still, here I am.
Look, Craig, last night I said some things.
I was very angry. It doesn't mean that I regret...
You don't need to explain.
I let you down.
I also wanted to tell you that I'll be putting in for a transfer.
Is that really necessary?
Good luck, yeah?
-I think it's great you want to get back out there.
-Yeah, can't wait.
-Look at this place.
-I'm leaving tomorrow, Gabriel.
I've seen Jamie. He wants me to give you this.
Please just see what he has to say.
-You need to let go, Leyla.
-She's back working in a bar.
-I think it'll be too much for her.
-Zinnie needs support,
Ah! Get off me.