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Surrogate

Galvanised by her theory that China Girl is a surrogate, Robin ignores the threat of Al Parker's case against her and relishes her new relationship with Mary.


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You probably thought about aborting me. It's OK.

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I mean, you didn't, so yay.

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We need to talk about Al Parker's case against you.

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He seems to be saying that the shooting was personally motivated.

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Got something here! She was pregnant.

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The foetus' DNA wasn't matching China Girl's.

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Ray! China Girl's a surrogate.

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This programme contains very strong language

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This programme contains scenes which some viewers may find disturbing

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-It's also good for making focaccia.

-Mm.

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I mean, it can toast any thickness.

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What about a mini pizza oven? It's a really unusual gift.

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Is she a party animal?

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PHONE VIBRATES

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Just a sec. Hello?

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Yes, Stally. Really?

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Hey, we thought you'd want to hear this. He's talking about China Girl.

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Says he's going to make a confession.

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I can't help it. I need a lot of sex, you know.

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It's like you can't tickle yourself, can you?

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You need someone else to do it or it doesn't work,

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someone outside your own nervous system.

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-Is this going somewhere, Toni?

-Yeah, sorry.

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OK, so I'm with this girl, she's gorgeous,

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and she's inspecting my dick - she's twirling it around,

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she's flicking it back and forth,

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and so I slip my hand up her leg, and, er, I get to her panties,

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and, er, I slip a finger into her vagina and give a little schwizz.

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-What's a schwizz?

-Oh, it's like, um, you go in like...

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-HE CLICKS HIS TONGUE

-That's disgusting, mate.

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So, anyway, next thing I know, the mamasan

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and her gorilla come bursting in, and they're like,

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"Get out my shop, you bloody fucking this!"

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and, "You bloody fucking that!"

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-I didn't want any trouble, so I just got up and left.

-Mm-hm.

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So what happened then?

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Um, I waited outside in my car, and then the girl came out.

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I went over to her and apologised.

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And, um, she said she needed to go down to Bondi,

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so I...I offered her a lift.

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OK, you didn't force or coerce her into the car?

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

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At this stage, it was all very friendly.

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So we go down to Bondi and pull in the car park and...and, um,

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I...I hopped in the back seat with her.

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-She was already in the back seat?

-Yeah.

-What, just waiting for you?

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Yeah, yeah.

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It's all going well, and she's lifting up her arse

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and letting me slip off her panties. That's always a good sign, isn't it?

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Now, I didn't have a condom on, so maybe that was the issue,

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I don't know, but I promised not to come. Anyway, I'm inside her.

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Next thing I know, I feel this sharp prick on the back of my neck.

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I'm like, fingernails, you know? I thought, she's digging them in!

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And I realise she's... she's actually stabbing me

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with a knife in the back there.

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You can probably still see a bit of a nick.

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So I grabbed her face and I held her away from me at arm's length.

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You know, it's a small space in the back of a Corolla, so it was stuffy.

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-Now, I don't know, maybe...

-Where were you holding her?

-Um...

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-Oh, here and...

-The throat?

-Yeah.

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-With two hands?

-Yeah. Yeah, exactly.

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And next thing, she starts going very quiet.

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So I let her just lie back on the...on the seat,

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thinking that she's going to come out of it, you know? And, er...

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And she doesn't.

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She just...she just, er, gets whiter and, er...

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-..starts going blue around the lips.

-So why didn't you call the police?

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Oh, mate, I couldn't, I couldn't. I was so sad and upset. I just...

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It was like the worst night of my life. So I, um...

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I tucked her up in this beautiful picnic blanket and, at about 3am,

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I carried her out into the water, and I waded out past

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the first breakers there, and then I just let her...

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..just let her drift off into the outflowing tide.

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Yep, you just...

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You just let her go, wrapped in a blanket that you happened

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-to have in the back of your car?

-Yep.

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Yeah, she deserved it.

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-No suitcase.

-Yeah. Yeah, you're right.

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The confession's all bullshit.

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Can we chat in my office?

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-I wanted to see you.

-What's there to say? He's a liar.

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There are other things.

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-Is this your office?

-That's what we call it. Come on, fix you a drink.

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What do you want - cocktail?

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Probably wondering what my deal is.

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I'm kind of between relationships at the moment.

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Doing it pretty tough, to be honest.

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Yep, I know what that's like. So what can I do for you?

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-I mean, you could be asking yourself what could I do for you?

-Like what?

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Seven or eight of the best nights of your life,

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complete discretion, total respect.

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Look, I'm attracted to you, all right? I'm not an idiot.

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I understand that we're not relationship material, you and me.

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We are... We're different. But it's that difference that'd make it fun.

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-I'm not in it for fun, Stally.

-Maybe I could change that.

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Look, you don't have to answer me now. You can have a think about it.

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You know, take your time.

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-Thanks for the offer.

-So you'll think about it?

-Probably not.

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MOANING AND CRYING OUT

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MAN AND WOMAN ARGUE

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DOOR SLAMS

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-PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM:

-Can we have a detective

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to attend the front counter, please?

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A detective to attend the front counter, please.

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-Hey. You OK?

-Yeah. Didn't sleep. What's up?

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The DNA tests on China Girl are back. The foetus is not hers.

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-Yeah, it's interesting, isn't it?

-How do you know?

-Miranda told me.

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She said you're checking to see

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-if there's a match with the mother and father on our database.

-When?

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-When did she?

-Last night.

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I was over there yesterday evening.

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-I heard some loud talking. Thought it was Liam.

-Who's Liam?

-My brother.

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They just met and they seem to get on.

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Adrian, what if China Girl's death is

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-the result of a breakdown in the surrogacy arrangement?

-Like?

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Like she demanded more money or blackmailed the parents

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and there was a struggle.

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-Are you listening?

-Yeah.

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-Who's Liam?

-Er, how do you know him? He's her brother.

-I don't know him.

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She thought I was Liam at your place last night.

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Hey, I think we should...

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I think we should start with Sydney's IVF clinics.

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We could identify the parents with a record of multiple attempts

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at pregnancy, people who are desperate to try anything.

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Hey, Adrian, what is happening? What is going on?

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Why am I in an apartment opposite Hilmarson?

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-She's reporting to you, is she?

-Let's take a walk.

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OK, we've got to let you in on something. We're on together.

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MIRANDA SIGHS

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-What?

-On together?

-OK. We're an item.

-Right. OK.

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Well, I'm glad that's settled. And congratulations.

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Yeah, well, it's all about the baby. It's a second chance. I'm in love.

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Completely taken me by surprise. It's actually very exhausting.

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THEY CHUCKLE

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Hang on. Don't let me forget.

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I've lined up my lawyer to talk to you

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if this whole Al Parker business gets out of control.

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I don't want to speak to him. No.

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It's not a choice.

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-Is she OK?

-Oh!

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30 minutes. Thanks. Bye. I've got an appointment at Assisted Fertility.

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-White bread?

-Why do you want to go to Assisted Fertility?

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It's an IVF clinic I saw on the internet with a surrogacy pathway.

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-We should go.

-You think China Girl's a legal surrogate?

-No, too young.

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You have to have had a child of your own and be over 25.

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I'm betting the baby's parents would have made multiple IVF attempts

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before they tried surrogacy.

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They'd be known to the clinic as desperate.

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-Do people ask you who the dad is?

-Actually, no.

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-And how did you and Adrian get together?

-Get close?

-Yeah.

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Well, I knew he was married, so I didn't think about him like that.

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I just thought he was an excellent boss, a decent man,

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kind of straight.

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-Do you really want to know?

-Yeah.

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I imagined he'd be really critical of me as a woman -

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-the "too much" tag.

-Mm.

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And then we were driving back from a seminar on DV from Gosford.

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It started raining so heavily we were crawling along,

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and then the hailstones started and we had to pull over.

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The funny thing was, we couldn't get out of the car.

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The electrics had jammed the locks, and we rang for help but they

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said it'd be at least two hours - there was a lot of flooding.

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And when I heard that, two hours, I started to really panic.

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I felt something serious was going to happen.

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And there was a bottle of red I'd slipped under the seat after

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a party, and I really needed to calm myself, so I opened it.

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He wanted a swig, too.

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We drank it together straight from the bottle and, even before we'd

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finished, we were kissing each other, completely out of control.

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And the next day, after the pash in the car,

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I went into the office, and I expected him to be really cool

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and withdrawn and act as if nothing had happened.

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But he came straight up to me and he said,

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"I want to sleep with you tonight, if that's what you want,

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"because that is definitely what I want."

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There was no subterfuge, no power play.

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And that night, we went to a hotel and the sex was awkward.

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There was a lot of fumbling, but it was beautiful.

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We were awake all night, making love, trying to make it work.

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-Hello, I'm Dr Vincent. Do you want to follow me?

-Yes.

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-I'll stay and chat with the receptionist.

-OK.

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So, a murdered surrogate?

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That's disturbing, but I fail to see how our clinic can help you.

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We're looking for couples who have tried and failed at IVF.

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People who are neurotically fixated on having a child.

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That sounds like everybody in here.

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Ian has a dark sense of humour, but that's not at all the case.

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We offer couples hope,

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and the satisfaction of knowing

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that their best fertility opportunities have been explored.

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Now, they might still fail, but to be involved in a murder,

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I can't imagine how that would come about.

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PHONE RINGS

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I'll leave you in Ian's capable hands.

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Sorry, I have a procedure I have to take care of.

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When I consult with people, I tell them the truth.

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How old are you?

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-Oh. I don't want to have a baby.

-All right.

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At 40, you might change your mind.

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Your chances will be one in 20.

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Pick a number.

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Nine.

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So you have a second cycle.

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This is the ultimate casino.

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The drive to reproduce is manic, it can become a vortex.

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I had one patient who was desperate to risk her life

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just to carry a baby.

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Did she succeed?

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Three.

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Yeah, she did.

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And she died six months later, fulfilled.

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Actually, this is my last week here. I'm not a gambler.

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Hmm.

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Do you know any couple desperate enough to try illegal...?

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Surrogacy?

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Yeah. Yeah, of course I do. Many, many couples.

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But illegal surrogacy in Sydney would be dangerous.

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Why?

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You changed to three.

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The law favours the surrogate.

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If she changes her mind, she keeps it.

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OK. Well, just... Why don't you pick up the phone and try calling?

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Because, I wish, but there are privacy laws,

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-and I can't, at the moment, do anything.

-OK.

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Thank you very much for all of your help today.

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-It's very much appreciated.

-I just, erm....

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Excuse me.

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-She looked stressed. What did you get?

-Not much.

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Something about privacy laws.

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Well, who wasn't picking up the phone?

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-What?

-I heard you say that.

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Oh, I think I said,

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"Why don't you pick up the phone and..." Erm...

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Be good if you remembered. Do you have a notebook?

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-Yeah.

-Well, use it.

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To write stuff down.

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Pyke has a scheme to trap him, yet he won't tell me what it is.

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No. I don't want you to blurt it out.

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-He wants you to ask him what his star sign is.

-No, not his star sign.

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And then he wants me to ask which university he went to

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-in Belgium without mentioning...

-Leipzig, not Belgium.

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-He's from East Germany.

-So, he went to university in Leipzig?

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OK, hang on.

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Hang on, can we just get this scheme worked out, please?

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-OK. What do I have to ask him?

-It's ridiculous.

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-And I think it's dangerous.

-It's not ridiculous.

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I've spent hours working with a lawyer in Germany.

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Now, we only need his birthday,

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and if we can get that in a pleasant, non-confronting way...

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-Then what?

-If it checks out, I'm going to expose him.

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In front of Mary? She'll just blame me.

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If he's lying, she needs to know it.

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Oh, here he is.

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Isadore, just answer my questions about your birthday

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as if we're playing a game, OK?

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OK.

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Now he doesn't like chandeliers.

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What is he...? Here he comes. Shithead.

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Julia...

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-Alexander.

-Good evening.

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This is Isadore, a friend of Julia's.

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Yes.

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I was just regarding the chandelier.

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Originally crafted by artisan glass blowers of Venice,

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from the little island of Murano.

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But this one is made in Pakistan with child labour.

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Elegance, but at what cost?

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So...

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You gather to confront me, the gang of three?

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Oh, I hope it doesn't seem that way.

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After all, we want this evening to embrace you into the family.

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Family.

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Nothing pierces an illegitimate boy's heart like the word family.

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It's heat, right here. It...

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-Hello.

-We were, um...

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We were just finishing Isadore's numerology.

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You know, it's a compatibility game?

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-Isadore, your birth year?

-'61.

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'61. OK, so added together, day and month, is 24.

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Three eights, very nice.

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You're even tempered and positive.

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Oh, what else?

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An enthusiast, which is a good balance with Julia.

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-What? I'm positive.

-Mm-hm.

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OK, um... Ah, what's your birthday, Alexander?

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We'll do yours and Mary's.

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Oh, where I come from, you don't tell anybody your year. Mummy?

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You want to have a peek?

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No.

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I don't.

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Come on, tell him your birth year.

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No, it's bullshit. Take a peek.

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Tell him when you were born so we can work out your compatibility.

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Perhaps you want to know that I can support your daughter.

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Well, I can tell you. I am a landlord...

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No, I'm not interested.

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There can't be an engagement.

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And there can't be a wedding.

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What's this? You try to get rid of me with a cheque?

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Just open it.

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Open it. Go on.

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This is how I am welcomed into the family, huh?

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The lying bigamist.

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You lied to Mary. And that's what hurts us.

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It disgusts me.

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I don't have words strong enough. You are a bad, bad person.

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WINE GLASS RINGS OUT

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There was a cripple at the university canteen in Leipzig

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by the name of Lydia.

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And the honey-skinned girls, they called her Lame Lydz.

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I was 22, and I was good looking.

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One day when the taunting was bad, I was getting down on my knees,

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and in front of everybody, out of pity,

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and out of sarcasm, I proposed to her.

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And my friends said, "Hey, that's not cool, man."

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But then, one week later,

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when the thing was practically forgotten,

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the poor creature came up to me,

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said she had discussed it with her father, and she was accepting.

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My head buzzed so intensely, I couldn't speak.

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For the first time, I was doing something completely senseless

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that, if I went through with it, I would be lost.

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For me, that was irresistible.

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There you have my shitty little story.

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My God. I'm going to be sick.

0:23:260:23:30

Oh, what was her name?

0:23:300:23:33

Was it Lydia?

0:23:330:23:34

Has he gone?

0:23:360:23:38

Oh, fuck, Pyke. What was it? Was it Lydia? Was that what he said?

0:23:380:23:42

-Yes, it was.

-It's not that bad.

0:23:420:23:43

-Mary's going to think that it is nothing.

-He's a bigamist, Julia.

0:23:430:23:46

I did not approve of this scheme.

0:23:460:23:50

I... What do you think? Is he telling the truth?

0:23:500:23:53

Well, I think the story's best read as an allegory.

0:23:530:23:57

Oh, right. So, you mean, um...

0:23:570:24:01

-Well, he's using it like a fairy tale which to explain himself.

-Yes.

0:24:010:24:05

-Like a psychopath.

-No, like anybody.

-OK, what's his message?

0:24:050:24:09

-Well, it's a rescued ruin thing.

-Huh.

0:24:100:24:13

-Right. Rescued...

-It's Mary. It's Mary.

0:24:150:24:18

I'm sorry. Forgot them.

0:24:190:24:22

Oh, I love your dress.

0:24:220:24:25

It's beautiful, your dress, isn't it?

0:24:250:24:27

Hello, Mary.

0:24:270:24:30

Is he in the loo?

0:24:300:24:31

Actually, darling, he's gone.

0:24:370:24:39

Why, what happened? Is he all right?

0:24:410:24:45

Um, shall we order first?

0:24:450:24:48

No.

0:24:480:24:50

Did you fight?

0:24:500:24:52

He's already married. Alexander is already married.

0:24:530:24:56

He told us a terrible story about a rescue, and ruin,

0:24:580:25:02

-and he's going to do that to you, baby, and he is dangerous.

-OK.

0:25:020:25:05

-And evil.

-OK, I did some...

0:25:050:25:08

I did some rudimentary background research,

0:25:080:25:10

and discovered that he has previously been married.

0:25:100:25:12

Still married. He's still married.

0:25:120:25:15

Well, so are you.

0:25:190:25:21

All of you are married.

0:25:220:25:24

Alexander's actions and motives

0:25:260:25:27

are a mystery to the likes of yourselves

0:25:270:25:30

because he lives his life at risk,

0:25:300:25:32

and he is kind to the actual poor,

0:25:320:25:35

who you, Julia, and you, Pyke, have never met.

0:25:350:25:39

I feel blessed every day that he sees something to love in me.

0:25:410:25:45

JULIA GROANS

0:25:450:25:47

So shove your conventions and your respectability

0:25:470:25:50

up your cunt, Julia, where nothing ever has lived.

0:25:500:25:54

-Where everything dies.

-That is too much. Stop! Stop.

0:25:540:25:56

Let her say it, let her say it. It's not as if I haven't thought it.

0:25:560:26:00

-Wept about it.

-Look at me.

0:26:000:26:02

Look at me.

0:26:020:26:03

I know you don't love me, but he does.

0:26:030:26:08

He does love me, and I love him.

0:26:080:26:11

We're lovers.

0:26:110:26:13

And if he rejects me know, I don't think I could live!

0:26:130:26:16

-I thought he was very original.

-Thank you, Isadore.

0:26:170:26:20

-Honey, he's actually a criminal.

-Shut up. Shut up.

0:26:200:26:23

Keep out of my life and never speak to me again.

0:26:240:26:27

It's too much, I can't take it. It's...

0:26:340:26:37

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

0:26:450:26:47

-She's not answering?

-No.

0:26:510:26:54

Well, don't keep trying her. Just let her calm down.

0:26:540:26:58

Pyke, are you listening?

0:27:000:27:02

Who are you calling now?

0:27:040:27:05

-I'm not calling, I'm looking for a number.

-Whose?

0:27:050:27:08

Robin. Maybe she can help.

0:27:090:27:12

Well, how can she help?

0:27:130:27:14

She's a wasteland, you'll get nothing from her.

0:27:140:27:18

Well, Mary liked her.

0:27:180:27:19

They met? You didn't tell me that.

0:27:210:27:26

So, they've met up?

0:27:260:27:28

-When did they meet?

-Julia...

-When did they meet?

0:27:280:27:31

..she's searching for an essential self. There's a lure here.

0:27:310:27:35

The true birth mother. It's mythic and irresistible.

0:27:350:27:39

She's yearning for that missing piece, but it's illusory.

0:27:390:27:42

-OK.

-Did you hear?

-Yeah. Can we focus on the next 24 hours?

0:27:450:27:49

Let's just get through that.

0:27:500:27:53

Yeah. Yeah, I'm just outside. Come down.

0:27:540:27:57

Ah, just come down.

0:27:590:28:00

Ah, there you are.

0:28:040:28:07

I was just out on a bit of a run, and I thought I'd

0:28:080:28:12

drop in to see if you've done any more thinking about the offer.

0:28:120:28:15

Er...I've been a bit busy.

0:28:160:28:20

Cos I'm... I've been thinking a lot about you, actually,

0:28:200:28:24

and, um...

0:28:240:28:27

You know, what's your deal, what's your story?

0:28:270:28:30

I reckon you've been burnt. Badly burnt.

0:28:310:28:34

Yes, I've been...burnt.

0:28:360:28:40

Deep-fried.

0:28:400:28:42

What if I was to put it to you a different way

0:28:450:28:48

and say, you pick the number of nights?

0:28:480:28:51

You know, just choose a number. Any number.

0:28:510:28:54

Stally, I...

0:28:560:28:59

I don't know that we're really suited.

0:28:590:29:02

No. No, we're not.

0:29:020:29:04

How's the case going, then? Bet it's been hard to move.

0:29:080:29:12

-I sent you an e-mail.

-I didn't read it.

0:29:120:29:15

-You tell me.

-Um... It's tough.

0:29:150:29:20

We don't have an ID.

0:29:200:29:22

We've got something.

0:29:220:29:25

She's a surrogate.

0:29:250:29:27

Fuck. That's a, er...

0:29:270:29:29

-PHONE RINGS

-That's a weird one.

-Mmm.

0:29:290:29:32

-China Girl's a surrogate.

-Sorry, this call is important.

0:29:320:29:36

Hi, Pyke.

0:29:380:29:40

-DOOR ENTRY BUZZES

-Joy?

0:30:010:30:04

Hello? Come in.

0:30:070:30:10

Puss, open the door, please. We want to help you.

0:30:260:30:29

Alexander? It's just me, baby.

0:30:360:30:40

Will you let me in?

0:30:400:30:42

I'm worried.

0:30:430:30:46

Please?

0:30:470:30:49

-He don't care, you know, if he's dead or alive.

-Did he eat anything?

0:30:520:30:56

PHONE RINGS

0:30:580:31:01

-Hello?

-Hey.

0:31:070:31:09

What you doing?

0:31:090:31:12

Nothing much. I'm just hanging out at my boyfriend's place.

0:31:120:31:15

Hey, do you want to meet up for a hot chocolate,

0:31:170:31:20

a tea or a milkshake?

0:31:200:31:22

Did my parents ask you to call me?

0:31:240:31:26

They did, yes.

0:31:280:31:30

So, do you want to meet up?

0:31:360:31:38

You can eat it while it's hot.

0:31:440:31:47

Go on. I would if I wasn't driving.

0:31:470:31:50

No, I'd prefer to wait.

0:31:500:31:53

You're very polite.

0:31:530:31:55

No, I'm not.

0:31:570:31:59

-You don't like onion?

-No.

0:32:080:32:11

-Really? Me too. They're gross.

-Yeah.

0:32:110:32:15

Thank you for feeding me.

0:32:170:32:19

Sure.

0:32:200:32:22

-Are these yours?

-Yeah. Some of them. My mum's, too.

0:32:220:32:27

Oh, I love this. This is wonderful.

0:32:300:32:35

TEXT ALERT

0:32:350:32:37

I should go.

0:32:440:32:46

Are you done?

0:32:470:32:49

Alexander doesn't really check his phone.

0:32:500:32:52

He's from the pre-digital age,

0:32:520:32:54

when you make arrangements before you leave

0:32:540:32:56

and you have conversations face-to-face.

0:32:560:32:59

My parents are really freaked out about his age.

0:32:590:33:01

Did they tell you about that?

0:33:030:33:04

They think that he's just some kind of dirty old man, and he is not.

0:33:050:33:09

He is so much more interested in empowering women than he is in sex.

0:33:090:33:13

He's helped a lot of women who don't have anything.

0:33:140:33:18

That's good.

0:33:180:33:20

TEXT ALERT

0:33:200:33:22

How does he do that?

0:33:220:33:24

He's helped them with money...

0:33:240:33:27

-TEXT ALERT

-..and helping them understand

0:33:270:33:30

how to make money for themselves.

0:33:300:33:32

I should go, in case he needs me.

0:33:320:33:34

TEXT ALERT

0:33:340:33:37

Is he OK?

0:33:370:33:38

He said to stay away.

0:33:420:33:44

SHE SOBS

0:33:490:33:52

It seems like you care a lot.

0:34:100:34:12

He's very kind to me.

0:34:170:34:19

He's my soulmate.

0:34:210:34:24

That's very special.

0:34:240:34:26

He loves me as I am. He accepts me.

0:34:270:34:30

And that's quite hard because I can get really anxious.

0:34:310:34:34

Julia would give me back if she could.

0:34:360:34:39

Her little toy baby's grown into a fucking freak.

0:34:390:34:44

She wants me to take tranquilisers because she fucking does,

0:34:440:34:48

but Puss thinks I'm going to grow out of it.

0:34:480:34:50

Does it bother you that Alexander's married?

0:35:020:35:05

It bothers me that you listen to Pyke and Julia's fucking paranoia.

0:35:110:35:15

What are you, their spy? Didn't you listen?

0:35:150:35:18

He's not a fucking society monkey.

0:35:180:35:21

I thought we were actually going to have an honest relationship.

0:35:220:35:26

SHE YELLS

0:35:270:35:28

It's OK, it's OK, it's OK. Yell.

0:35:280:35:31

Yell, I used to yell.

0:35:310:35:32

KNOCK ON DOOR

0:35:320:35:35

Is everything all right?

0:35:350:35:37

Liam, this is my daughter, Mary...

0:35:410:35:45

And my colleague, Miranda.

0:35:450:35:48

Mary, this is your uncle.

0:35:480:35:50

Well, Mary, it's so nice to meet you...

0:35:500:35:55

-after so fricking long.

-Hello. It's really lovely to meet you too.

0:35:550:35:59

Are you OK?

0:36:060:36:08

We're thinking of going for a wander down the beach.

0:36:080:36:12

It's a bit late.

0:36:120:36:13

I'd like to go.

0:36:160:36:19

THEY SHOUT AND LAUGH

0:36:340:36:36

I'm not doing that with you.

0:36:380:36:41

-OK, so what do you want to be, Mary?

-Oh, I want to be a wife.

0:36:430:36:46

Um, but also maybe a dental hygienist,

0:36:460:36:49

cos they're always in demand.

0:36:490:36:51

Hey!

0:36:560:36:58

-SHE SHOUTS

-Hey!

0:37:000:37:02

-Ohh!

-You are under arrest.

-Oh, yeah, what for?

0:37:040:37:08

-Negligent treatment of a juvenile's possessions.

-Bullshit.

0:37:080:37:12

-SHE SCREAMS

-You...are under...arrest.

0:37:120:37:15

Oh, my God!

0:37:150:37:17

What are you doing?

0:37:420:37:44

What are you doing?

0:37:440:37:47

Hey, Miranda. Hey!

0:37:520:37:54

Are you OK?

0:37:570:37:59

Is she all right?

0:37:590:38:01

BABY CRIES

0:38:100:38:13

SHE MUTTERS

0:38:140:38:17

CRYING CONTINUES

0:38:240:38:27

Hey, little baby. Hey, little one.

0:38:430:38:45

It's OK. It's OK.

0:38:450:38:47

SHE MOANS

0:38:520:38:53

CAR HORNS BLARE

0:38:550:38:58

POLICE SIREN WAILS

0:39:080:39:11

Yeah, OK, we've got a lady on the roadway.

0:39:140:39:16

I'm just going to get back to you with a sitrep. Excuse me, madam.

0:39:160:39:19

Sorry, sorry. Hey, you can't walk here.

0:39:190:39:22

-My baby's missing, please help me.

-Yeah, OK. You can't walk here.

0:39:220:39:25

It hasn't been fed... It hasn't been fed for two days. I'm very worried.

0:39:250:39:29

-All right, where's your child?

-No, no, it's a baby.

0:39:290:39:33

OK, where's your baby?

0:39:330:39:35

I can't... I can't remember where I've left it.

0:39:380:39:41

I'm very worried! I can't remember!

0:39:410:39:45

-Tea?

-Yeah, thanks.

0:39:540:39:56

Robin, this is Paul Chen.

0:39:560:39:58

He's going to be our chief police counsellor.

0:39:580:40:01

-For...?

-For the victims' resolution meeting...

0:40:010:40:05

with ex-superintendent Parker.

0:40:050:40:07

He's got a bit of a delicate question,

0:40:090:40:11

-in preparation for Thursday.

-What?

0:40:110:40:13

Did I have an intimate relationship with my superintendent?

0:40:130:40:16

Well, actually, that's about right.

0:40:160:40:19

Hello, Robin.

0:40:190:40:21

I'm sorry about that. He's really insistent on this point.

0:40:230:40:26

So, before I answer back in proceedings, I just need to know...

0:40:260:40:29

No, I didn't. I told Adrian.

0:40:290:40:32

So, it's complete horseshit that you stayed over

0:40:340:40:36

in the Lakeview master bedroom one night?

0:40:360:40:39

There was no intimacy.

0:40:440:40:47

He put Rohypnol in my wine.

0:40:470:40:49

I have no memory of the night.

0:40:490:40:52

Just waking up.

0:40:520:40:54

That's a worry.

0:40:560:40:58

If you were unconscious, he can invent anything.

0:41:000:41:03

I really don't want him to describe the sex.

0:41:030:41:06

It was really funny!

0:41:060:41:08

She's complaining about the baby, so we go and check.

0:41:080:41:11

Her husband says, "There is no baby."

0:41:110:41:14

It's all right. Thanks, Robin.

0:41:140:41:16

We'll see you on Thursday.

0:41:160:41:19

Thanks, Robin.

0:41:190:41:21

Thank you.

0:41:210:41:23

-What are they talking about?

-Oh, the woman walking on the overpass.

0:41:300:41:33

Apparently she was really lucky not to get hit.

0:41:330:41:36

And the baby? She lost it?

0:41:360:41:39

-Did they find it?

-There was no baby.

0:41:390:41:41

She wasn't pregnant.

0:41:410:41:44

She somehow walked out of a psych ward believing that she'd lost one.

0:41:440:41:47

What psych ward?

0:41:480:41:51

Hey, hun. Can you stop for a moment?

0:42:240:42:26

Hello, Felicity.

0:42:280:42:31

I'm Robin Griffin, Eastern Coast Police, following up.

0:42:310:42:34

Do you want to sit down?

0:42:360:42:38

-I just want to know if you're OK.

-Yes, I'm OK.

-Good.

0:42:460:42:50

I heard your baby was missing.

0:42:500:42:53

Do we need to find the baby?

0:42:530:42:55

Oh, I've already told them, there's no baby.

0:42:550:42:58

She and I are married, so I think I'd know.

0:42:580:43:01

Felicity?

0:43:010:43:04

Can you confirm what your husband's saying?

0:43:050:43:08

Yes.

0:43:080:43:10

It's gone.

0:43:110:43:13

-Was there a miscarriage?

-No, no miscarriage.

-Maybe, Mike.

0:43:160:43:20

-There may have been.

-No, you didn't have a miscarriage.

0:43:200:43:24

Felicity, can you listen? You didn't have a miscarriage.

0:43:240:43:27

Correct?

0:43:270:43:29

SHE PLAYS

0:43:410:43:43

It's lost, and the baby's gone.

0:43:430:43:46

She won't return my phone calls and she won't return my texts.

0:43:490:43:52

You don't know if she can read English or Thai, Mike.

0:43:520:43:57

Can she read Thai? Can she read at all?

0:43:570:43:59

Don't worry, hun.

0:43:590:44:01

-There's a thousand reasons someone might go off the grid.

-Like what?

0:44:010:44:05

Exams.

0:44:060:44:09

Mike, do you want to tell me what's happening?

0:44:170:44:21

Who can't read English?

0:44:220:44:25

We have a guest mother.

0:44:260:44:28

I think I have the parents.

0:44:360:44:39

China Girl's foetus, the parents.

0:44:390:44:40

Oh, OK.

0:44:400:44:42

DNA. One swab and we'll know.

0:44:420:44:44

Mike's criminal record.

0:44:470:44:49

OK. Two AVOs five years ago,

0:44:510:44:55

one related jail sentence.

0:44:550:44:57

Attempting to attack his wife with a ski pole.

0:44:570:44:59

Another arrest for cocaine possession last year.

0:44:590:45:02

I'm going in.

0:45:030:45:04

What's this for?

0:45:260:45:27

I want a DNA sample, it's a mouth swab.

0:45:270:45:30

There's a kit here for your wife too.

0:45:300:45:32

No, I don't think so.

0:45:320:45:33

I may not have great news for you.

0:45:340:45:37

An Asian female, 19-weeks pregnant has been found dead.

0:45:370:45:41

19 weeks?

0:45:410:45:43

-Hm.

-What was her name? Your guest mother?

0:45:450:45:47

Mee Noi.

0:45:500:45:52

And when did you last see your surrogate?

0:45:520:45:55

Erm, at the ultrasound about five weeks ago.

0:45:550:45:58

Commercial surrogacy is illegal in Australia.

0:46:000:46:04

-It carries a two-year sentence.

-And we have a right to have a baby.

0:46:040:46:07

This is completely legal, it's an altruistic arrangement.

0:46:070:46:10

Something went wrong, didn't it?

0:46:100:46:12

The girl was murdered.

0:46:130:46:14

Look, I've got to get back to Flick.

0:46:200:46:23

I need a sample from Felicity too, don't make me ask her for it.

0:46:230:46:26

How long have you known your surrogate?

0:46:280:46:30

I'm not answering any more questions,

0:46:300:46:32

it's a human right to have a baby.

0:46:320:46:33

Can Felicity look after a baby?

0:46:330:46:35

SHE SOBS

0:46:350:46:36

Can you leave?

0:46:360:46:38

DOOR CLOSES

0:46:420:46:44

She'll be OK, if she could just have a baby.

0:46:440:46:47

It will make her sane.

0:46:470:46:49

I tell you what, this is not good news.

0:46:510:46:53

She's sold her apartment, I've sold my car.

0:46:530:46:56

We've tried IVF more than 12 times.

0:46:560:46:58

She really doesn't need this.

0:46:590:47:01

BEEPING

0:47:010:47:02

Do the swab, Mike.

0:47:060:47:08

What the hell are you doing?

0:47:130:47:15

-He's a potential suspect.

-You're lacking evidence.

0:47:150:47:17

If his DNA, if his wife's DNA matches the foetus,

0:47:190:47:22

then he's a murder suspect.

0:47:220:47:24

Mike, where did Felicity have her eggs harvested?

0:47:370:47:40

I'm not answering.

0:47:410:47:43

Hmm.

0:47:430:47:45

Was it an IVF clinic? It's an operation done under anaesthetic.

0:47:450:47:49

Where did you do it?

0:47:510:47:52

Do you want to call a lawyer?

0:47:550:47:57

Can't afford lawyers.

0:47:570:47:58

How much did the surrogate cost?

0:48:010:48:03

It wasn't about the money, she just wanted to help us,

0:48:030:48:05

-she was a friend.

-Really?

0:48:050:48:07

Even though you don't know her surname?

0:48:070:48:10

Such a good friend, but you don't know if she can read?

0:48:100:48:12

Do you know how many miscarriages we've had?

0:48:120:48:15

Who set it up? Come on, Mike, who was the surrogate agent?

0:48:150:48:19

-I'm not after you.

-Eight. Eight miscarriages.

0:48:190:48:22

Each a little life.

0:48:220:48:24

Jesus Christ, this is just going to have her spiralling.

0:48:240:48:28

You know, there is no other way. You think we can adopt?

0:48:280:48:31

No, fuck, no. The law's wrong.

0:48:310:48:33

Did you meet with Mee Noi? Alone?

0:48:350:48:38

Did you get angry? Cos she was drinking...

0:48:400:48:43

..smoking? Hurting...your baby?

0:48:450:48:49

BEEPING

0:48:500:48:52

That man is grieving.

0:48:580:49:00

-Yes?

-Well, show some respect.

0:49:000:49:02

A wife murderer also grieves.

0:49:020:49:05

Oh, come on, at bottom, all he wants is a baby, that's it.

0:49:050:49:07

You don't have children, maybe you'll never want them.

0:49:070:49:10

I have a daughter. OK?

0:49:100:49:12

I have a daughter, who I think about every day of my life.

0:49:120:49:15

Every day.

0:49:150:49:16

Every fucking...day.

0:49:180:49:19

OK... I...

0:49:220:49:24

I never knew.

0:49:240:49:26

OK, mate, you can get off the road now, it's a bit dangerous.

0:49:510:49:54

-Get off the road, come on.

-Give the bag to Mummy.

0:49:560:49:58

-You OK, honey?

-Yeah.

0:49:580:50:00

Just wait. Careful, honey.

0:50:000:50:02

Here, love, here, darling.

0:50:020:50:05

Thanks, love.

0:50:050:50:06

You all right, mate? You got your dinosaurs?

0:50:220:50:24

Darling, give him his dinosaurs.

0:50:260:50:28

That's it.

0:50:290:50:31

DREAMY MUSIC

0:50:310:50:33

Hey. Good luck, today.

0:51:170:51:20

-You are a good boy, do you want your surprise now?

-Yes!

0:51:560:51:59

-OK. Darling?

-Yes, honey?

-Can you get the nuts out?

0:51:590:52:02

-There you go.

-There you go - one for you

0:52:040:52:07

-and one for you.

-Aren't you lucky.

-Daddy had to ask

0:52:070:52:10

the air hostess for those.

0:52:100:52:12

-OK, give Daddy a kiss.

-Oh. That's it, thank you, Daddy.

0:52:120:52:16

-Thank you, Dad. Bye-bye.

-See you later.

-OK.

0:52:160:52:20

OK, bye-bye, mate.

0:52:200:52:22

Don't eat them all at once.

0:52:220:52:23

Bye!

0:52:260:52:28

-You OK?

-Mm-hm.

0:52:440:52:45

All right, I'll just see what's happening, eh?

0:52:470:52:50

I'll just get you to hold off for five minutes,

0:52:560:52:59

Robin's outside having a smoke, she shouldn't be long.

0:52:590:53:02

Thanks, love.

0:53:040:53:06

Are you OK?

0:53:120:53:13

Yeah.

0:53:160:53:18

-I might just pop out to the restroom for a minute.

-OK.

0:53:180:53:21

DOOR SLAMS

0:54:030:54:05

I'm glad I caught you.

0:54:120:54:14

I don't want to talk now.

0:54:140:54:16

Ah, no, no, this has got nothing to do with what's

0:54:160:54:18

going to happen in there, that's all official,

0:54:180:54:20

they'll work it out.

0:54:200:54:21

No, what I've got to say is, um...

0:54:240:54:26

..well, it's personal.

0:54:280:54:30

It's good to see you, Robin.

0:54:330:54:36

I'm sorry, Detective Sergeant...

0:54:360:54:38

So, what are you up to now, who are you chasing these days?

0:54:390:54:42

You know, the feelings I had for you were genuine.

0:54:530:54:56

They were pure.

0:54:560:54:57

I love you.

0:55:010:55:02

I don't want to hear this.

0:55:040:55:06

Well, I can't help it. I don't want to feel it but I do.

0:55:060:55:09

HE GRUNTS SOFTLY

0:55:160:55:18

Don't...touch me.

0:55:330:55:36

HE SIGHS

0:55:360:55:38

What a creature...

0:55:380:55:40

You're disgusting.

0:55:490:55:50

HE GRUNTS

0:55:520:55:54

SHE CHOKES

0:55:560:55:58

Yeah...

0:56:000:56:01

Oh, God, I want you, oh, yeah...

0:56:080:56:12

Yeah...

0:56:230:56:25

BOTH GRUNT

0:56:350:56:37

ALARM BLARES

0:56:430:56:45

Shit. Anthony, check out camera six.

0:57:100:57:13

Oh, where's that alarm?

0:57:150:57:18

Code 1, officer in trouble, room 406...

0:57:180:57:21

ALARM RINGS

0:57:210:57:22

..fire.

0:57:220:57:24

-Whoa!

-Oh!

0:57:240:57:25

SHE SCREAMS

0:57:300:57:32

Come on, yeah, I want you, Robin... Yeah...

0:57:370:57:41

Come on!

0:57:440:57:46

HE CHOKES

0:57:500:57:52

SHE SHRIEKS

0:57:520:57:55

Open the door!

0:57:580:58:00

SHRIEKING

0:58:030:58:04

You're going to die, I'm going to fucking kill you!

0:58:040:58:08

I'm going to kill you!

0:58:080:58:10

OK, enough.

0:58:100:58:12

She's a fucking murderer!

0:58:120:58:14

-Yeah!

-Yeah!

0:58:140:58:17

MUSIC: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

0:58:170:58:19

# Baby, do you understand me now?

0:58:190:58:21

# If sometimes you see that I'm mad

0:58:240:58:28

# Don't you know no-one alive can always be an angel?

0:58:310:58:36

# When everything goes wrong you see some bad

0:58:370:58:41

# But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good

0:58:440:58:50

# Oh, Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

0:58:500:58:57

# You know, sometimes, baby, I'm so carefree

0:59:000:59:06

# With a joy that's hard to hide

0:59:060:59:11

# And then, sometimes, again, it seems that all I have is worry

0:59:130:59:19

# And then you're

0:59:190:59:21

# Bound to see my other side

0:59:210:59:25

# But I'm just a soul

0:59:250:59:28

# Whose intentions are good

0:59:280:59:32

# Oh, Lord, please don't let me

0:59:320:59:34

# Be misunderstood

0:59:340:59:38

# Don't let me be misunderstood

0:59:410:59:45

# I try so hard

0:59:450:59:47

# So please don't let me... #

0:59:470:59:48

Subtitles by Ericsson

0:59:480:59:49

Galvanised by her theory that China Girl is a surrogate, Robin ignores the threat of Al Parker's case against her and relishes her new relationship with Mary.