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I'm not backing down. I can't.
Well, if you're fine everybody knowing Raymond's a murderer
and you're an accessory...
I'm offering my unconditional support to this development,
I need you to ask questions.
So, who put Murdoch onto Donachie?
I don't know.
Maybe you should speak to the man that brought Murdoch
into the development. You'll find him at the Council Chambers.
Lenny Murdoch - friend of yours?
It is my fault.
I told him to go away, I told him I didn't want him any more!
It's OK, it's OK.
What am I going to do? What am I going to do?
'This little piggy got roast beef,'
and this little piggy had none,
and this little piggy went, "Wee wee wee wee"...
Right, that's me ready. I've done packed lunch for Stuart for nursery.
You sure you're going to be all right taking him?
Oh, yes, of course, dear.
I need to go to work!
-Is that you heading back to the office?
-I would have opened up by now, but I thought I'd get you these.
So. First day back. How you feeling?
I don't know.
I think he realises that something's happened, but...
I don't think he understands just what yet.
He hasn't left my side for days.
Eileen, you sure you're ready for this?
I can look after things for as long as it takes.
No, you're fine, I just need to get back to some kind of normality.
Right, well, I can finish this
through the back, but if you need me...
It's good to see you back.
I know it might seem hard at first, but just having that outlet...
I know that was a big help for me when my Christine passed away.
So what can I do for you, Frank?
I'm really glad we had that chat the other day.
After the funeral.
Anyway, I've added an item to the Council agenda for later.
Myself and Councillor Greer will be briefing some of the councillors
from this and surrounding areas.
I'd really like you to be there.
Ronnie Greer? From Regeneration?
Look, don't worry about it.
From now on, I'd like you working alongside me.
I really think we can do great things together.
Morning, everyone. Take a seat.
Ladies, gents. Councillor Greer.
Many of you will be familiar with the Lowtherhill development -
a project taking place over in Shieldinch, which is
Councillor Donachie's ward.
I think it's only fair to say that Eileen and myself have worked
pretty tirelessly in support of that development.
The new investment it was set to bring in, the new jobs...
Eileen in particular has shown extraordinary commitment throughout.
I'd also like to commend Eileen for being here today...
I think I can speak for everyone when I say,
our deepest sympathy for your tragic loss.
PEOPLE MURMUR AGREEMENT
Now, unfortunately, though, despite our best efforts, I'm here to
recommend that we withdraw Council support for Lowtherhill.
I met yesterday with our Head of Regeneration
and Development, Councillor Greer,
and he agrees it's the best course of action to take.
The sad fact of the matter is,
too many mistakes were made on that project.
And some of that must fall at my door.
I underestimated the strength of public opposition.
But, over and above that, I put too much faith in the developers,
and they've badly let us down.
So that's why I'm here, and that's the reasons why
I'm proposing we put this to a vote.
OK, everyone. I think a simple show of hands will do.
All those in favour of Frank's proposal to withdraw support?
All those against?
Very good. The motion is passed.
Now, on to item two...
Well, that was quite an endorsement.
And I'd like to echo what Frank said.
We're all very pleased to have you back.
A shame about Lowtherhill, though. I know how hard you fought.
Still, after what Frank told me, there was little could be done.
Yeah? What did Frank tell you?
Well, about the failings of the team behind the development.
The debacle over them not identifying the chromium on that land.
Once that hit the press, it was always going to be difficult
to win the public's trust back.
Yeah, well, I'm not sure he ever deserved the public's trust
in the first place.
Look, I know how much that project meant to you.
I was NEVER in favour of that development.
But you just voted against withdrawing support.
Because Frank railroaded me into getting behind it.
I could hardly give it up after publicly backing it for so long!
Can we talk somewhere? In private.
Eileen, what's brought this on?
I always thought the two of you worked well together.
I just think that, after everything that's gone on with that project,
that there should be some sort of investigation -
into what went wrong, into the way things were handled,
into Frank, and exactly what he knew.
The type of investigation you're talking about
would have to be precipitated by a formal complaint.
And that in itself would have to be based on some pretty serious
evidence of misconduct on Frank's part.
Now, unless there's something I should know...
If you have evidence of that kind?
Well, then I urge you...
just be careful in what you say.
Because it won't do anyone any good to have you
making unsubstantiated claims.
believe me, that wasn't an easy decision to make.
But the project has caused so many divisions,
it just seemed like the right thing to do.
Hi, Frank, I, er...I've got to dash.
I'll speak to you later, OK?
I just wanted to see how you were doing.
-If you'd heard anything from the police?
And I'm hoping it stays that way.
They asked me about Donachie's blackmail allegation.
I told them to speak to Frank.
Listen, you should know.
I've been in contact with my lawyer. He's drawing up severance contracts
so I can end my involvement in Lowtherhill.
End it? You're not being serious.
There's no reason why this development can't go ahead
once remediation's complete.
I want you with me.
You'll need to find someone else.
And the land your yard sits on?
In case you've forgotten, it's still belongs to me.
Aye, well, I'd like to continue renting it.
Well, that's fine, but when the development picks up again,
the new contractor will need a yard.
Look, I'm not going to make things difficult.
I just wish we could start afresh. Wipe the slate clean.
Some things you just can't wipe clean.
SWITCHES PHONE OFF
Frank is trying to wash his hands of the development.
And if he is behind the cover-up,
he's trying to distance himself from that now.
Not to mention what else he's responsible for.
Whoa. Just... Just be careful what you're accusing.
The toxicology report came back.
Raymond had taken a painkiller with alcohol.
It all fits suicide.
There must be something we can do.
Alan Lindsay, Alex McAllister... they must know something.
Can you not make them come forward?
It doesn't work like that, and, technically,
I shouldn't be having anything to do with this.
I passed the report to Fraud, it's their case now.
The man that wrote it, Eric Turnbull - have you spoken to him?
Mr Turnbull is proving...difficult to locate.
Well, that in itself is significant, if he's disappeared.
Why aren't you investigating that?
Because there's a difference
between someone disappearing and someone choosing not to be found.
He's not even been reported missing.
If I could just get some firm evidence to take to the Council...
I know, but I can't force Alan Lindsay or Alex McAllister to talk.
Maybe you can.
Oh, there is one more thing... We have Raymond's belongings.
I take it you've heard? Frank - he's pulling out of Lowtherhill.
I hadn't. I told you I don't work with the development any more.
You also told me it wasn't your idea to cover anything up.
So whose idea was it?
Eileen, what I said to you was...
Look. I just... I just want to hear it from somebody.
Was it Frank's idea?
What do you think?
Why did you go along with it?
It's your name on that second report...
Look, Frank strong-armed me, all right?
Brought in his own man and said
if I didn't go along with it, I'd never work in this business again.
So you were thinking about your bank balance?
I was thinking about how I would support my family!
Are you willing to go on record?
Admit that it's Frank behind all this?
To who, the police?
OK, well, not the police. But to the Council.
I'll make a complaint and you back me up and we can expose Frank
once and for all. I mean, is that not what you want too?
If he forced you into this, like you say he did?
I'd like to help you, believe me. But what you're asking...
to risk incriminating myself, go to jail?
And what about my son?
Don't you think he deserves to know what his dad died for?
If you're not prepared to stand up and be even half the man that...
There might be someone else that can help you...
Frank's Environmental Consultant, Eric Turnbull.
No-one's seen him since this whole thing blew up,
but his wife might know something.
Raymond was in contact with her before...
I know that's where he got the original ground report.
That's the best I can do.
Hello, Mrs Turnbull?
Did you know about Frank pulling council support for Lowtherhill?
First I've heard.
He's not answering his calls.
So what now? He's the one holding all the big investors.
If he walks...
Sounds to me like it's time to cut our losses.
You're taking this very well.
Considering the money you've already sunk into this remediation...
You don't need to tell me.
What do you want me to do?
Without Paton, this development's dead in the water.
Don't worry, I'll square myself up with Frank when I see him.
As for you and me...?
Don't tell me - another match on Tinder.
You know, if you swipe right all the time it doesn't mean you're popular,
-it just means you're easy.
-What are you doing back?
School finished, like, half an hour ago. What are you doing?
You look kind of shifty.
Nothing, I just... I didn't see you coming.
What are you doing tomorrow lunchtime?
I was hoping for a ride into town to get Nana's birthday present.
You need to ask Dad. I'm too busy.
Look, her birthday's not till Friday. Why don't we do it then?
-There you go. Can I get you anything else?
-Come and sit down.
I just want to thank you for agreeing to meet me here.
Truth is, the person I really need to speak to is your husband.
But you said on the phone you've not seen him for months?
-And you've no idea where he is?
No. I told the police that...
..that Eric sometimes takes off for long periods.
But you know, to not hear anything for so long...
What do you know about your husband's relationship
with Frank Paton?
Frank? Well, Eric's worked for Frank on and off for years.
-Hi. Can I get you anything?
Betty, I believe that Frank commissioned a ground report
on some local land. It was carried out by your husband.
But it left out the fact that there was chromium there.
Now, Frank made me blame Eric for that in the press.
But I don't think Eric was to blame.
I think it was Frank that had that report doctored.
Look, I would really like to help you, Mrs Donachie.
But I'm sorry, Eric never discussed his business dealings with me.
And besides, Frank's been really good to me.
Eric's left debts. And Frank's helping me through some of that.
He gave you money?
He's buying you off?!
No, Betty, Betty, Betty, Betty, please...
Please. I'm just trying to find out what's going on here.
The police, they've got that report now,
but without Eric to confirm anything...
So what do you expect me to do?
Maybe... if you reported him missing?
-At least they'd have to start taking it seriously.
There's a Detective - Detective Donald -
he's at Shieldinch and Moss Green.
Just speak to him.
Please, just think about it.
This could be our only way of tracking down your husband.
No. I'm sorry.
How did it go?
She doesn't know where he is, and she won't even report him missing.
You said, on the day of the funeral, that if I ever needed anything...
Well, this is it.
I need to know that what Raymond died for...
what he was trying to uncover.... that it wasn't all for nothing.
-And, I don't just mean that.
You think about what Frank has done to you. To both of us.
He's jeopardised your business, he's ruined my reputation.
He has to answer for all that.
Alan, I'm begging you here.
I've got nowhere else to turn.
You said something about the Council.
Some kind of complaints procedure.
-How would that work?
-Um, I'd have to speak to his boss.
He'll probably want to take a statement from you.
And that stays within the Council? I give that in private?
-And then what? They suspend Frank?
-I don't know, that'd be up to them.
But I can't see how he'd come through this
with his reputation intact.
You take away his position, you'll take away his power...
If I do this, you need to understand...
If that statement ever gets back to the police,
I'll deny it. I'll deny everything.
I'll say I just made it up to help you get back at Frank.
I hope this doesn't come back on us, Eileen.
And I don't just mean the police.
Frank's got some powerful friends.
And he will use them to protect himself.
We don't know what this guy's capable of.
First we were told there was no chromium on that land,
and then suddenly there was.
But I didn't know for sure that Frank was behind a cover-up
until the contractor confirmed it for me yesterday.
And this contractor. He's prepared to testify to that effect?
Truth is, I don't know where the police investigation is going to go.
But, right here, right now...
If we have somebody prepared to give evidence
that Frank's involved in corruption, can we afford not to act?
I understand where you're coming from.
But, before we go ahead and make this official,
let's just be sure we have all the facts.
Give his details to Agnes, my secretary.
She'll add them to the visitors' log for tomorrow,
work up a new appointment schedule for me, and I'll speak to him then.
Just informally, you understand.
And I'll need to reconvene with you first.
So you can lay out your case.
Oh, and Eileen?
What was the name of that detective you spoke to?
I thought when you called me here,
you'd changed your mind about the business.
I just think, if you came with me,
if we tell them that Frank pressured us both,
he's less likely to hit back, the two of us standing there together.
So you're scared for your own skin and you want to hide behind me?
I'm sorry. There's too much at stake here.
Too much... For who?
You do realise what I'm putting on the line here?
I'm not just thinking of me.
With Frank pulling support for the project,
my whole business is at risk.
See the land that your yard sits on,
the land that you want to rent?
If I go under, I'll be forced to sell it.
So this all comes down to money.
Have you no sense of responsibility for what we've done here?
Of course I do!
But what this comes down to is protecting our livelihoods.
Yours and mine. The ones that support our families.
I understand you're trying to do the right thing.
But I can't hold your hand on this. You're on your own.
You know, I was really looking forward to seeing both of you.
Cos the last time you were here, you couldn't be bothered
seeing us at all.
You think I like having to hide things?
-Because I'm not going to build up her hopes just for you to wreck them again.
Me leaving the way I did, it wasn't ideal...
Ideal? Mum, we were worried sick.
No goodbye, no explanation...
I mean, where even were you? Dad said Dubai, but...
Why there? Why thousands of miles away?
Do you have any idea what you've put us through?
These past six months, not knowing why -
if it was something we did.
It wasn't. I just... it was something I needed to do.
And what, we didn't factor into that at all?
Kirsty's still just a kid.
And one day her mother packs up and walks out on her?
I don't see how much worse it can get.
So why are you back?
I mean, you just phone up out the blue...
I told you. I wanted to see you both.
See your faces.
I miss you.
I had a call from the police the other week.
Something about your dad, some kind of bother?
I had to give him an alibi but, well...
if Alan's in some sort of trouble, if it's going to affect you two...
So, what? Is this you riding in to the rescue? And then what?
You going to stick about?
Of course not.
Look, you don't need to worry about us,
Dad's doing great, actually, considering.
At least he's there.
Maybe this was a mistake.
Oh, aye, so you're just going to walk away again? Unbelievable.
We can manage just fine without you.
All right, mate?
Not any more.
How's it going?
This Lowtherhill thing's really scunnered me, man.
Mate, that whole development's cursed.
You and my dad are well out of it.
But I've got just the thing to keep your mind off it, my friend.
Zinnie? Just how sharp are your bartending skills tonight?
Cos me and my good friend here were thinking...shooters?
-I don't know, mate.
-Oh, come on.
What's your thoughts on a slippery nipple?
It's Sambuca and Irish cream.
I think that sounds disgusting.
So I suppose a screaming orgasm's out of the question, then?
Look, I'm not even going to dignify that with a response.
Er, sorry, naw. Count me out.
-Something's just come up.
-But you just got here.
I was thinking we could maybe make a night of it, eh? Head into town?
Mate, you look like you're on a mission.
But I'm not really feeling that flush the now.
Maybe next time, eh? Catch you later.
You all right?
What was that all about?
I dunno. Maybe he's just worried about the development.
It doesn't sound like his money's that safe.
Look, whatever it is...
THIS probably isn't the answer.
But it'll do for now.
I will have one tequila, please.
So if you can just put those two first,
and I'll speak to Frank afterwards.
And if we just move Andrews to two o'clock...
Now, if you could just make sure reception are informed?
-You wanted to see me?
-Sit down, Frank.
There's no easy way to say this...
but certain allegations have been brought to my attention,
concerning your conduct over Lowtherhill.
I don't understand. What kind of allegations?
I can't give you the full details yet.
But I can tell you it's serious.
Pertaining to corruption.
Should I be worried?
I'm giving you the opportunity to tell me now.
Because if I find out later...
So, who's been telling you all this?
You know I can't tell you that.
It's Eileen, isn't it?
Look, I don't know what that woman's problem is with me.
Whether she feels like she's been passed over, or what,
You're not going to take this seriously, are you? I mean...
It's not just her.
I'm informed the police are investigating this too.
A document that was passed to them...
Look, Frank, we've known each other a long time.
So let me be absolutely clear about this.
Cover-ups, falsehoods, dodgy dealings -
I've worked hard in my seven years here
to weed out exactly this kind of behaviour.
And if we are looking at a potential scandal?
Well, you know where I stand.
Detective Donald was the name.
She said she talked to him direct, but I've had no follow-up.
Well, thank you, Chief Constable.
Let's just try to keep each other in the loop on this one.
Sorry for the interruption. Agnes here's been giving me a hand.
I seem to have misplaced my phone when I was in here before.
This was the last place I had it.
Well. One quick way to solve this mystery.
Ah. Here it is.
See if I didn't have my head screwed on...
What are you doing here?
Just checking how business is going.
You must be saving a fortune on those wee yellow jackets
now you're not getting your hands dirty any more.
What do you want, Frank?
You were always were the weak one, Alan.
Never had the stomach to see anything through to the end.
If you actually think this is going to achieve anything...
-I don't know what you're talking about.
-Don't give me it.
Just back from the Council.
Backing up Eileen and her little campaign against me.
All I'm telling them is the truth.
The truth? And where do you think that's going to get you?
Do you think anybody really cares what the truth is?
They'll care once they find out
what kind of man they've got working for them.
See, that's your problem.
You're just too dumb to see all the angles.
Folk like you, they serve a purpose.
Like a cheap piece of kit you pick up,
chuck away again when you're done.
People have invested too much in me to simply let this go.
No matter what you say.
Aye? Well, we'll see about that, won't we?
I told you once before - I can see to it you'll never work again.
I'm not talking about this city.
I've got connections across the whole country...
Oh, give it a rest, will you?
See, I've heard it all before.
First you came in here with promises, then it's threats...
See when your "connections" find out who you really are,
and that your job's on the line?
We'll see how fast the rats desert you.
Show face at the Council... you're done.
And I'm not just talking about your business.
We need to talk.
I'm delighted you've decided to honour me with your presence.
I'm sorry I never came before. But we've got bigger problems.
It's Eileen. She's got Alan Lindsay
to say that he's going to testify to the Council over Lowtherhill.
that name sounds familiar.
Oh, wait a minute. Isn't that the wee housing project that we had,
that you forgot to tell me was down the Suwannee?
I was going to tell you.
I just wanted to get the full picture first.
Come on, then. Enlighten me.
Look, your money's safe.
There's a phase two in the works, a much larger thing.
Your investment will be carried forward into that.
With a much higher return, of course.
Come on, give me your "phase two".
We're talking retail units, business parks,
luxury homes at top market prices.
Lowtherhill, that's just the start,
we're talking a much bigger piece of the cake.
Sounds more like pie in the sky to me.
How do I know the same thing's not going to happen again?
We can discuss that later.
Do you not think we've got more pressing concerns?
-What about her?
-That threat, Lenny.
Whatever you have on her, we need to use it now! Ramp it up.
Might be a problem there.
See that threat, that's been buried.
I believe you were one of the mourners at the funeral.
Raymond! That's who she was protecting.
-Dead? Give the man a cigar.
And I'm wondering just how much you know about that.
If Eileen gets her way at the Council...
Your coat is on a shoogly peg, Frank.
Even more so if the polis decide to come knocking.
But, what we've just talked about - phase two?
Let me tell you something, a drowning man, he's going
to promise you anything, if he thinks you'll throw him a line.
But make no mistake,
I will get back what's owed to me, one way or another.
Anything else? That's up to you now.
Well, I must say, this is a bit of a surprise.
You could've let me know you were coming.
I know. But it couldn't be helped.
Please. Let's just keep this professional.
I know there's probably things we both need to say but...
this isn't a personal visit.
Walters sent me.
She received a call from a Senior Councillor earlier, a Ronald Greer?
She wanted me to come down here and find out what's going on.
In what capacity?
For the time being, I'm acting DCI.
You've been promoted?
I suppose congratulations are in order.
Feel free to have a seat. It's not my office any more.
So. What's the story?
The Council are under the impression we're looking into some
sort of cover-up?
It's just that they saw your name attached to it, and...
Not exactly within your remit, is it?
I see what you're getting at.
It was actually Eileen Donachie that came to us with this.
She brought me a document, which I passed along immediately.
Look, if Walters has sent you here just to shut me down...
She just thought that,
given this could be sensitive, we ought to be across it.
Well, you two seem to have built up quite the working relationship.
You do all her bidding now, do you?
Sorry, I didn't mean that.
I'm going to be staying for the next few days.
Maybe it's better if you write up a report to fill me in?
Have it on my desk first thing.
It's good to see you again.
Look at the state of you.
Nothing a piece and bacon willnae fix.
Yeah, well. Just try not to set the house on fire.
I love you.
I hope you're not planning on sleeping in there again tonight.
You want one?
I was going to follow you up there.
You did say I wasn't due until 11, right?
Yeah. He wants to speak to me first.
OK, well... I'll see you there, then?
Thanks again for doing this.
And this ground report you came into possession of,
you showed that to Mr Lindsay?
Yes. Just before I gave it to the police.
And it was at this point that he told you
that Councillor Paton knew of its existence?
No. That was later. When I spoke to him again.
So he denied all knowledge of it at first?
Excuse me, I'm looking for Councillor Greer's office.
-Upstairs on the second level.
If what I've been hearing is true,
you've got some serious questions to answer.
This is a farce.
Eileen Donachie finds one person to come in here and tell lies...
Oh, come on.
It's Alan Lindsay, isn't it?
He's the one that's trying to stick the knife in, isn't it?
Why are you listening to him over me?
How did you know it was Lindsay?
So, what does it matter?
And all this business about chromium deposits...
Alan Lindsay was the man who signed off on that report.
He's hardly a credible witness!
Be that as it may, his testimony raises serious questions.
The ground surveyor, Eric Turnbull.
Lindsay says you pressured him into allowing this man to commit fraud!
A formal inquiry will have to be launched. And in the meantime...
..consider yourself suspended.
And what about the rest?
-If Alan Lindsay's saying
that Turnbull committed fraudulent acts...
to which other projects does this apply?
Those are going to have to be investigated too.
What are you talking about?
How long have we worked together in Development, Ronnie?
How many projects in that time?
Eric Turnbull has worked on every single one.
Are you saying he's done this before?
Because if we've got residents, living on contaminated land...
I'm not saying anything.
It's like you said yourself...
There are "serious questions" that we need answered.
Seven years you told me yesterday.
Seven years to clean up your department.
That's quite a legacy to leave behind.
All those projects you got green-lit.
And it all just gets washed away.
You can't do this.
I'm just trying to protect you, Ronnie.
I'm trying to cushion you from the reality of what your time
in office has actually been about.
-How did it go?
-Good, I think.
-I can't thank you enough.
-It's the least I could do.
-It was my pleasure, believe me. I'd better go.
I don't understand.
Surely what Alan said at least warrants further investigation!
-Please, try to calm down.
He's got to you, hasn't he? What's he said?
Eileen, now you're just being paranoid.
Am I? Maybe it's just the way things work round here.
The Old Boys' network, everybody sticking together!
Look, the loss of Lowtherhill... It hasn't been easy for anybody.
But there comes a time when you have to move on.
Now, I know things might still be raw at home.
So if you want a couple more weeks?
A couple more weeks? What for?
You know, you could give me a couple more years
and it wouldn't make a difference.
I've already made up my mind.
I need to be with my family.
I thought I might find you here.
Do you have any idea what you put at risk today?
The money at stake, the people that back me?
Do you really think they're going to let you get in the way?
You were never going to win this, Eileen.
People like you and Raymond...
You were never cut out to play with the big boys.
Sorry, I didn't realise.
We were just passing and we saw there was someone was in.
Stuart's been asking for you all day, dear, and...
we were wondering if Mummy's ready to come home yet?
Yes, I am. Frank was just leaving.
-You having a wee clear-out, dear?
-Yeah, kind of.
I'm looking for Detective Inspector Donald.
I'd like to report a missing person.
-OK, just have a seat.
-OK, thank you.
PHONE RINGS CID, Donald?
I'll be right there. Thank you.
SHOUTS AND LAUGHTER
I need to be running this murder investigation.
Eric Stephen Turnbull....
He said that Eric was just staying away, until things blew over.
"He"? Who's he?
You talked to him quite recently,
certainly within the last three weeks?
I'm at a loss as to how you could manage this,
given that he was found in a shallow grave yesterday.
-If we stick together...
-You can go to hell, McAllister!
Because I wish to God I'd never met you.
Look, I promised I'd find anything that was there,
and I will, which is why I need the keys to Raymond's house.
If you'd anything to do with that man's death...
you won't be able to blackmail your way out of it this time.