Crime drama. Thomas Malone returns to Shetland after 23 years in jail for murder. His release coincides with the murder of a local journalist. Perez must investigate both cases.
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Hey, Rhona, any news?
Well, if you've got plans for the weekend, cancel them.
Malone just won his appeal.
-The advocate general wants to reopen the Kilmuir case.
It's over, Thomas.
So, come on, what do you want to do first? A pint?
No, I... I just want to go home.
Convicted in 1994 for the murder of Lizzie Kilmuir, was released this
morning after he was acquitted at the High Court in Edinburgh.
For those of you that don't know,
Lizzie Kilmuir, she was strangled,
and her body was found inside a kiln on Unst.
Thomas Malone confessed to the murder and was sentenced to life.
The CCRC have presented new evidence that was overlooked at the time
of the original trial.
Secondary DNA from the crime scene always pointed to a second suspect,
but it wasn't tested at the time.
The insinuation from the review commission is pretty clear -
they think that this evidence was withheld deliberately.
I doubt it. I've known Drew McCall, who was the SIO, a long time -
-not his style.
-Well, whatever happened,
the charges were dismissed, it's a mistrial,
and it doesn't paint the force in a particularly good light.
I just got word - Malone landed at Sumburgh about 15 minutes ago.
I want everybody to drop whatever it is that you're working on.
The Lizzie Kilmuir case is the priority.
I want to see if we can get some closure for the family.
Billy, look out all the files that we've got
on the Lizzie Kilmuir case.
Tosh, get in touch with the CCRC,
because we're going to need to see everything that they've got -
-both evidential, non-evidential, new statements, whatever.
And when we get those new statements,
I want everybody on them,
because there is a second suspect out there,
Can I have a word?
You knew Lizzie Kilmuir, right?
I was at school with her.
I'm still friends with her twin sister, Kate.
-It's not a problem.
-I didn't say it was.
-TRADITIONAL MUSIC PLAYS
-You all right, Sally?
-I'm fine, Allan.
-Right, OK, I'm just asking.
You asked me three times in the car.
Just leave it.
You got the tickets, then, Jo?
Oh, for God's sake, Allan, you've got the attention span of a midge.
You need to look at her.
Sorry, Jo, tickets?
-No worries, I've got them.
-Much do I owe you?
-Oh, thank you.
-Here, open that, will you?
-Starting early, then?
-Sure you don't want one?
-No, no, I'm fine.
Really, I just wanted to touch base about the Kilmuir case.
No problem, Jimmy.
-Just doing your job.
-This unknown DNA comes from a hair
on a scarf found round Lizzie's neck and thought to be the murder weapon.
So why didn't I test it back then? That's your next question, isn't it?
-Well, I didn't think it would yield enough DNA.
And you had your man, so why complicate matters?
No, not quite.
We risked destroying potential evidence, it wasn't worth it.
Best wait till techniques advanced enough to get a proper profile.
The defence was informed of its existence.
They overlooked it. I did explain that to the CCRC.
Enjoying the bounce?
It's not exactly Glastonbury, is it?
Well, at least it's no' raining.
-Can I have a word in private?
-We heard on the radio that
-Malone was released.
-Kate, I'm sorry.
-You've nothing to be sorry about.
-We're reopening the case.
As you're Lizzie's only family left,
we'll be in touch. I just wanted you to hear it from me.
OK. So how have you been anyway?
I've not seen much of you since you and Jenny split.
Missing the kids, I must admit, but...
..it was for the best.
Can I get you a drink?
-I could have one.
-Aye? Do you want a Coke?
No, lass, a Coke.
Right, I'm done. I need another. You coming?
Erm... Aye, all right. Do you want a drink?
-Why did you go after Malone in the first place?
-Cried like a baby
at Lizzie's funeral. It was odd. He was odd.
So I asked about.
Turned out he was fixated on her.
Then a witness came forward putting him on the Unst ferry the
day Lizzie went missing.
So we searched his house,
found chickweed on his shoes. Edmondson's mousehair only
grows on Unst. We had him. It was done and dusted, he confessed.
-They all recounted.
-Aye, well, people do.
One lie after another.
It was a strong case. All the court has done is put his conviction
in doubt, nobody said he was innocent.
He did it, Jimmy.
I swear on my wife's grave.
COUNTRY MUSIC PLAYS
Here's the search videos, crime scene photos, witness statements.
And that's only one box.
There's dozens of them down there, stacks of unused material.
-What was Drew McCall like to work with?
-Aye, he's a good man.
He took early retirement when his wife died.
It's just him and Sally now.
-Interview with Thomas Malone commencing at 9:15pm, conducted
by DI McCall and DS Donovan.
OK, Thomas. This your last chance.
You need to stop lying.
You need to tell the truth for the sake of the Kilmuir family,
-We have a witness who saw you, Thomas, on the ferry.
Benny Ray. Or is Benny lying?
Is everybody a liar except you?
I heard she was a bit of a cock tease.
Did she take the mickey out of you? Is that what happened?
Wouldn't blame you for getting angry. Nobody would.
If you admit it, Thomas, it'll mean a shorter sentence. Trust me.
You keep saying you didn't do it and they'll throw away the key.
Are you listening, son? You're going to die in prison.
And your mother, think about her. What would this do to her?
She's not in the best of health, is she?
A long, drawn-out court case would be the end of her.
No, no, no, no, no, no...
For the record, Mr Malone is shaking his head and crying.
-Interview paused at 10:45pm.
Interview resumed at 11:23pm.
Now, Thomas, let's get this straight.
Did you kill Lizzie Kilmuir?
Did you kill Lizzie Kilmuir?
Yeah, I did. Aye, I did.
You did? You did what?
I did, I killed Lizzie Kilmuir.
How did you do that?
I strangled her.
-Why? Because...because she went out with other people, right?
And not me.
Because she went out with other people and not me!
What are you still doing here?
-You can go. Not expecting you to do an all-nighter.
-I'm good, thanks.
-I thought you'd have been at the festival.
-The thrill of trying to
pee whilst hovering over a chemical toilet
doesn't hold the same allure as it once did.
Any word of your transfer? Seems to be dragging on a wee bit.
I...I got an offer of a placement in Edinburgh. I haven't decided
what to do yet.
You do know that I don't want you to go, right?
I mean, if it was up to me, I'd have you tagged so you couldn't leave.
If you ever want to talk, I'm here.
Hi, this is Gail Callaghan, Life After Appeal.
-Just leave your message...
-..and I'll get back to you. Thanks a lot, bye.
-Gail, it's me.
I...I..need to speak to you.
I should never have come back here.
I can't... I just couldn't do it.
I can't do this. I can't.
HE MUTTERS UNDER HIS BREATH
MOBILE PHONE RINGS
-Hi, Jo, is Sally there?
I'm supposed to have breakfast with her
-and can't get her on her mobile.
-Uh, I don't know.
I'll just go and check.
-She's not here, Drew. Maybe she's down at Alan's.
-Tried him already.
We have a problem.
Drew McColl called in. His daughter seems to be missing. Flatmate
says she didn't come home from the festival last night.
she didn't turn up for work at the Chronicle, and her boyfriend
says she didn't stay with him.
Check A&E and see if she's had an accident, and hopefully she'll be
fine. But treat her as a vulnerable person,
-and see if you can track her phone.
Can't really see this place going a bomb on Airbnb, can you?
You should probably know that we're going to reopen the Lizzie Kilmuir
case, so I was wondering if you'd like to talk to us
-Aye, well, last time I did that...
..it didnae work out too well for me.
Don't you want to find the man who killed Lizzie?
I walked out of that prison yesterday...
And the best part of my life is gone.
If I had been guilty, I would have got a liberation grant of...
That works out about... three quid a year.
But I was innocent,
so there's no support, no benefits, no fuck all.
But, aye, I do, I do want to find the man that killed Lizzie.
I just don't think you do.
If we can find this other suspect, it can only help you.
-Really? How's that?
Hmm? I mean, look at me.
Look at me!
How are you going to help me?
If anybody gives you any bother at all...
..then give me a call. That's my mobile number.
-What are you doing here?
-I'm Detective Inspector Perez.
-I worked that out. What do you want?
-Are you a relative?
-Gail Callaghan, I work for Life After Appeal.
We help people like Thomas to adjust to life outside of prison,
which is more than you lot do.
I know what you do, you've got nothing to worry about.
You do know his blood pressure's sky-high?
That he's got a heart condition?
-This was just a courtesy call.
-No apology, though, eh?
We're claiming compensation for a malicious
conviction, just so you know.
Wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of her, would you?
I think we just did. MOBILE PHONE RINGS
-I just got a report
of a body being found out at Fladdabister...
..inside an old lime kiln.
Send forensics up there as soon as. We're on our way.
Did you know Sally? Would you recognise her?
She was at the folk festival last night,
and her car is still in the car park.
I checked with the minicab company
and they don't have a booking in her name.
How'd she get up here?
There's no sign of a phone.
How did you get on, Cora?
She's been there about 10 to 12 hours.
My first stab at cause of death is strangulation.
Bruising to the head and lack of defensive wounds suggest she
may have been knocked unconscious first.
-I can't say more, Jimmy, until we do the autopsy.
I remember giving that girl her measles jab.
Tough as old boots she was.
Malone was at the festival. We saw him.
Well, don't jump the gun, Sandy. Lots of people were at the festival.
Go and speak to the flatmate, see what you can get.
I better go and break the news to Drew McCall.
Gail, I don't think this is a good idea.
I mean, what am I supposed to say?
If you want to be accepted, Thomas, people need to hear your side of it.
And it will help your compensation case, trust me.
Just be yourself.
And now we have an unusual segment on the show.
Thomas Malone is with us.
Now, many of you will know Mr Malone has been freed from prison
after serving 23 years.
Well, he's agreed to come here today and to tell us a little bit about
Life After Appeal,
the organisation helping people in his situation.
Now then, Thomas,
how did it feel to be a free man?
I don't know.
I'm not used to it yet. It takes time, I suppose.
Well, I'm sure it does.
Now, a lot has changed.
Now, when you went to prison, Bill Clinton was president
and a pint of milk was 49p.
How are you coping with all this new technology?
I'm not. The big thing for me is the fact
that my mother isn't around.
She passed away when I was in prison.
That must have been difficult.
I was refused permission to go to her funeral.
If I'd admitted my guilt, I might have gotten out before she died.
But if you claim you're innocent you might as well forget it.
-You'll never get parole.
-Why was that?
They think you're in denial.
Well, that must eat away at you, surely.
And even now, this...idea that you got off on a technicality.
Mmm, no, not really.
The police buried evidence.
Evidence that might have made the jury think twice.
Sure, but, I mean, in some people's minds there is still this suspicion
that you really might have done it.
I mean, how do you deal with that?
I didn't do it.
Well, would you say you were the same young man
-who went to jail 22 years ago?
No, prison changes you.
I know how low people will sink
and how cruel and heartless they can be.
You have to be like that to survive.
Well, that is a pretty bleak view of the world.
But I suppose it's understandable in your circumstances.
Now, it appears we have a caller on the line.
Now, that name will be familiar to anyone who has read about this case,
but to those of you who haven't, I believe she is the twin sister
of your alleged victim.
-Is that right?
Well, let's hear what she has to say.
Kate, you're live on air. Hello.
What would you like to say to Thomas Malone?
Hello, Kate, are you still there?
What would you like to say to Thomas Malone?
Just one thing.
What, "I'm sorry," is that what you said?
Thomas Malone is as much a victim of this crime as my sister was.
And I am sorry that his life was taken away from him.
Right. Well, yes, that is interesting.
is there anything else you would like to say to Thomas?
Kate? Are you still there.
Well, thank you, Thomas, for being so honest.
It's been fascinating.
Where did you find her?
Fladdabister, inside a lime kiln.
H-how did she die?
We don't need to go into that right now.
-Really, we don't.
-How did she die, Jimmy? Just tell me.
We're still waiting for the pathologist's report.
But it looks like she was strangled.
-We don't know who did this.
-HE BANGS ON TABLE
HE CONTINUES BANGING
We both know this is revenge, pure and fucking simple.
Look, he's the first person that we're going to be looking at,
-you can be sure of that.
-Just go and get him.
Go and get the bastard.
-Why did you say that?
You said you feel sorry for him.
He killed Aunt Lizzie.
Now, we never knew that was true.
And the police, they're not right all the time.
Have you always thought that?
I don't know what to think.
You didn't know him when he was younger.
He was quiet and he was kind to us.
I can't believe you. Nobody believes him.
-SHE KNOCKS ON DOOR
-She won't hear you. She's deaf.
I just sent her a text.
-You've been here before?
A few times. Prowlers, apparently.
Can we have a word?
I just can't believe she's gone, that someone would do this to her.
If you don't mind, can you tell us what you remember about last night?
I didn't want her driving, took her keys off her.
She was going to get a cab home later.
Alan and I got a cab home together, I dropped him in town,
he wanted to get something to eat.
How long have you two been sharing this place?
Not long. She just moved in.
Did you notice anything
out of the ordinary happen at the festival?
Not really. They had an argument about Sally getting pished,
-but that was all.
-Alan and Sally?
Then I saw her talking to this young guy,
I didn't get a good look at him. He had his hood up.
I'm pretty sure they weren't speaking English.
-What were they speaking?
-Norwegian, I think.
Sally speaks a bit.
She covers all the Norwegian stories for the paper.
We'll need her keys, to search her car.
They're hanging by the front door.
Did something happened to you?
It's just, I noticed all the locks.
I was in an abusive relationship.
That's why I came up here.
To get away from him.
You were at the music festival, is that right?
I never planned to go.
I just went for a walk and found myself there.
So you didn't go looking for anybody in particular, then?
I don't know Sally McCall.
Thomas, the daughter of the policeman that put you in prison
has been found dead. You want me to help you,
you're going to have to start telling me the truth.
I couldn't even tell you what the girl looks like.
He's telling the truth. He was on the phone to me most of last night.
I don't think you should answer any more questions
without a lawyer present, Thomas.
-You cannae trust these people.
-Well, he can trust me...
..if he's telling the truth.
See if you're not, you're going to wish you'd never set eyes on me.
The boot's been jemmied.
You got anything?
No sign of a struggle.
Nothing except a...
..used boarding pass,
for a flight to Bergen. It's dated last week.
-Right, get forensics up here. I'll check the Chronicle.
The only girl I know with dads on group text.
-You have any idea what's going on?
You don't think she's pregnant, do you?
Well, I do now.
-Is there anything you know
that might shed some light on what happened?
No. Well, not really, no.
Sally worked 24/7.
She was a real grafter, you know?
She's saw herself as a campaigning journalist.
Had she had any contact with Thomas Malone?
Not that I'm aware, no.
She was working on an article on her dad's career to coincide
with Malone's appeal.
She probably just wanted to put his side of the story.
Oh, and she did our Norway View column as well.
-Aye, some angle she had on an accident on one
of the Norwegian oil fields.
I don't know. Maybe a source.
Em, can I have a look at her laptop?
She always took that home.
You want to tell me what happened?
He met someone else.
-Are you really going to ignore that?
I can't. Not for long.
They found a body out at Fladdabister.
Don't worry. Just drop me off.
But tonight, right? We can have dinner.
And then we can talk.
We can't find her laptop. It wasn't in her croft or the car,
and we know she took it home every night.
And what about this place?
Billy checked all the hotels for AH, no luck.
But one name jumped out - Jan Hansen.
-It's the Norwegian equivalent of John Smith.
It could be fake.
So who do you think this AH is?
Sally's boss thinks it might have been someone she was investigating.
Anything strike you about this guy Hansen, anything different?
Only that he paid in cash,
which is rare these days.
-Do you think you'd recognise him if you seen him again?
-I doubt it.
I'm not even sure what age he'd be.
There's a ticket stub for the festival.
Can we see your CCTV, please?
See if the chemical in the hands print lab
can get any prints off of that ticket stub, will you?
Jo Halley says that she saw you and Sally having an argument.
I thought she was drinking too much and she...
..was pissed off with me.
Jo also mentioned that she saw Sally talking to some Norwegian.
Do you have any idea who that might have been?
So not a mutual friend, then?
To be honest with you, she had been acting pretty secretive recently.
HE CLEARS THROAT
Deleting texts on her phone.
Well, you start to think the worst, don't you,
when someone's holding back? I...
..thought that she'd met someone in Bergen so I did...
..the smart thing, I accused her,
and she just...
..looked at me disgusted that I'd even asked.
So did you not believe her?
I didn't know what to believe.
I thought I was losing her.
It's a terrible waste. She was so bright.
She wasn't scared to poke fires.
I don't think she would have stayed in Shetland much longer.
-Well, she never mentioned anything about leaving.
..mean that she was...
..talented and ambitious.
Do you remember seeing Sally with anybody else at the festival?
Thomas Malone, for instance.
I left her.
He got back here about 11:00.
The boyfriend suspected that Sally was having an affair,
possibly with this Norwegian.
What about Malone? Did he see him?
Why would Malone jeopardise his freedom in that way?
Why did he confess to killing Lizzie and then change his mind?
Why does he do anything?
OK, Sally's mobile phone and laptop are missing.
That might have something to do with this article
that she was writing - check if there was a Jan Hansen
in any flights in and out.
Are we saying this guy is our main suspect?
No, I didn't say that.
Cos he wouldn't have been the only Norwegian at the festival.
No, but he would have been the only one
trying to make himself invisible.
So, get a list of all the Norwegian nationals living here
and run a check on the number... BANGING ON DOOR
I want to know why Malone isn't in one of your fuckin' cells right now!
He thinks he's untouchable.
He knows you're too scared to arrest him again.
He did it then, and he's done it again!
He's laughing at us, Jimmy!
He's laughing at all of us!
Come on, come with me.
We'll go and find somewhere quiet to talk. Come on.
-Hi, this is Cassie Perez, please leave a message.
Hey, Cassie, probably not going to be home till late,
but if you're still up, we could talk then.
I... I love you. I'll see you later. Bye.
Is Cassie OK?
No, I don't think so.
What have you got?
The number on the post-it from the Chronicle
was a mobile registered to an Andreas Hagan.
He's a health and safety officer at Forst Energy.
Were they in the news recently?
Yeah. There was an accident on one of their rigs.
A Shetland man was killed -
and there's been claims of negligence
on the part of the company.
If that's what Sally was working on
it would explain why she was being so shifty.
OK. Go and talk to the dead man's family
and see if Sally has been in touch.
I don't know how he'll ever get over this.
I really don't... and he's got a point, you know.
We are on dangerous ground with Malone at liberty.
The only reason that we are looking at him for Sally
is because of Lizzie - and I'm not convinced he killed Lizzie.
There's some pretty damning evidence against Malone -
and he confessed, remember?
Maybe I don't buy the confession.
He denied it, there was a break, THEN he admitted it.
I would just like to know what happened
between those two interviews to make him change his mind -
because something did.
Danny was a roughneck in the Norwegian sector.
Before he was killed he told me that the company were cutting corners,
safety regulations being ignored.
-In what way, exactly?
-Equipment not being maintained properly.
We were told he was working on the drilling deck
when his arm got snagged in the drive shaft.
They spin 800 times a minute.
Tore his arm clean off.
He bled to death.
And since the moment it happened,
Forst Energy have been trying to blame Danny
so they don't have to pay out.
They say he'd been drinking.
They've got blood tests and everything -
but it's a barefaced lie.
And you spoke to Sally McColl about this?
I told her I knew for a fact there wasn't a guard on that drive shaft.
Danny told me he'd complained about it loads of times.
What about the name Andreas Hagan?
Does that mean anything to you?
Hagan wrote the report.
He's the one saying that Danny was drunk.
What's all this?
Tag team dads.
Jimmy said he'd given you a dizzy, so I'm filling in.
You have to eat!
And quickly, it would appear.
This boy of yours, you do know he's got no taste, don't you?
You haven't seen his new girlfriend.
Well, then...he's very shallow and he disnae deserve you.
-Come on, tuck in.
-I will in a bit.
This could be a blessing in disguise, you know?
All this - I mean, you could go back to university.
I want to hang round here for a bit.
I'm thinking of doing something voluntary.
Working with a charity, maybe.
That's a good idea.
Apart from the fact you don't get paid.
Yeah, but I just need to do something fun.
Something that'll give me a bit of faith in people again.
-Is six all right? Mum?
For what you said on the radio.
You know, I always believed that you thought it was me.
I never said that.
I thought the world of your Lizzie, you know that?
I know you did. I remember.
I just wish that none of this had happened to you.
Your wee girl, eh?
Looks just like you and Lizzie did.
What was he saying?
He just wanted to say hello.
That was all.
It's all right. OK? It's all right.
I think she's been drowning her sorrows.
Aye. She'll bounce back.
Might take more than a bottle of wine and a pizza, though.
I'm more worried she disnae want to go back to uni.
Let's give her a wee bit of time.
You must remember what it was like.
No, you've got no idea what it was like.
You've never been chucked.
I was always the chucker, never the chuckee.
She needs to get into the big bad world, Jimmy, you know?
If she settles in here, she'll never leave.
What's wrong with that?
What, you want her wasting her talents?
No, but if she disnae want to go, I'm not going to force her.
I want her to be happy, wherever she is.
Aye, so do I - I just... I want her to fulfil her potential you know?
You're better off in your bed, darling.
What time is it?
It's late. Did you... get any of that to eat?
I wasn't hungry.
Darling, I can make you something now, if you like.
The fridge is empty.
What have you been living on, anyway?
I'm surprised you don't have scurvy.
It's like someone died.
-Sorry, that was stupid.
That's exactly what it's like.
Like nothing's ever going to be the same again.
Yer man had his chance, and he blew it.
I just can't get used to the fact I'll never see his face again.
"Now my ladder's gone...
"..I must lie down where all ladders start,
"in the foul rag and bone shop of the heart."
The only poem I remember from school.
It'll get better.
She was strangled using a scarf - or possibly a soft belt.
No skin under her fingernails and no foreign DNA on her.
There any defensive wounds?
Right, so...she either knew her attacker, or they surprised her.
Or she passed out.
How similar is this to the Lizzie Kilmuir case?
Can you remember?
It could be coincidence that the body was found in a lime kiln...
..or a copycat,
or maybe even someone deliberately wanting you to believe
it was Thomas Malone.
One thing that is similar is the victims.
Lizzie and Sally were alike -
both strong willed, and very bright.
But you already knew that.
Can I have a word?
I was checking the paperwork on Tosh's transfer.
It appears she withdrew the request - weeks ago.
She's not going anywhere.
Mum thought I'd find you here.
She wants you to come to our house for some food.
I don't feel like eating, son.
Me, too - but that won't help.
Drew, what are you doing? Leave him.
I'm talking to you!
Why did you have to come back here?
Don't get into a fight with him, please!
-You just wanted to punish us, didn't you?
Well, enjoy your freedom, Malone.
Enjoy the sun on your face.
Live every minute like it will be your last -
because you are going back inside!
You know, your daughter, she didnae deserve this...
-..but you did.
Get off him.
Just stop it, the pair of you.
It's all right, OK?
It's OK. It's all right.
They just followed Thomas down the road, and attacked him.
Who hit who first?
The younger man. He just started shouting and punching him.
I imagine what happened to Sally has...
I was listening to you on the radio.
Do you mind me asking what made you phone in in the first place?
I didn't like the tone of the interview.
Now, is that because you've always thought that Thomas was innocent?
I had my doubts.
Well, then, do you mind me asking why didn't you say that at the time?
You were never interviewed by the police?
No, they said they didn't want to put me under
any unnecessary pressure if they didn't need to.
Because you're one of the very, very few people on this island
that doesn't think Thomas Malone killed your sister.
There are very few people on the island who actually knew my sister.
So, how do you want to play this?
If we don't charge Alan Killick with common assault,
it'll be open season on Malone.
He was provoked.
We've got about a dozen witnesses saying he wasn't.
Give him a conditional caution.
If it happens again it counts as a charge.
And what about Drew McColl?
Come on, Drew.
I'm going to give you lift home.
Do you still miss Fran?
I still have bad days, every now and then.
My Eileen killed herself.
-You probably heard that.
Sally always blamed me.
She never said it, but it was there.
Felt I...didn't threat her depression seriously.
Now I've lost 'em both.
Never take your daughter for granted, Jimmy.
Don't let her slip away.
Molly was checking the town centre CCTV
from the night Sally went missing.
There he is, getting a takeaway at midnight.
According to Donna, he was home by 11:00. Then this.
Either he decided he wasn't hungry
or he was deliberately trying to give himself an alibi.
All right, check the Taj. See what they remember.
See if he went anywhere else.
Any news on that ticket stub?
First attempt failed to get a usable print.
They said they'd have another go, but it's not looking good.
Also, I checked Gail Callahan's phone records.
The call between her and Thomas Malone
on the night Sally went missing lasted no more than three minutes -
so she's either telling porkies or she's "misremembered".
Right, don't stay too late.
I've withdrawn my transfer request.
I don't feel ready yet.
I didn't want to tell you.
I thought you'd think I was a bit...
I think whatever decision you made,
either to stay or go, it was going to be hard.
I'm just glad you're staying.
CAR PULLS UP
MEN SHOUT OUTSIDE
-Where are you, Thomas? Come on.
Get the fuck out of my house!
It wasn't me! It wasn't me!
Take a good look, Malone. This is where we're going to bury you -
if you don't admit what you did.
It wasnae me.
Just say it. SAY IT!
It wasnae... It wasnae me.
Thomas Malone returns to Shetland after serving 23 years in jail for the murder of teenager Lizzie Kilmuir, a crime he swears he didn't commit. Whilst most of the islanders are convinced of Malone's guilt, the appeal and his subsequent release have thrown up the possibility that someone else could be responsible for Lizzie's murder, but as Malone arrives back on Shetland, local journalist Sally McColl is found murdered. Perez and the team must investigate both cases.