Like Minds


Like Minds

When a forensic psychologist (Toni Collette) questions a 17-year-old school boy charged with murdering his roommate, she discovers a bizarre world of secrets and mind games.


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This programme contains strong language

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and some violent scenes

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Come on! Whoo!

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Come on! Come on!

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Yeah! Whoo!

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Keep an eye out.

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Come on.

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I can't remember when I first noticed the change.

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It's not that I didn't see it coming.

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I just didn't want to believe it.

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I guess that's not much of an excuse, but it's the truth.

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You're an evil little fucker.

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I guess it didn't look good.

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But he had to die.

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It was a necessary means to an end.

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All I can tell you is that the heavens were falling.

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The sound, oh...

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The sound, it was incredible.

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It was...it was like the gods were rejoicing for what was done.

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Sorry, guys.

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Glad you could make it.

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Mmm. Good things come to those who wait.

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And hello to you, too, Martin.

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He's a 17-year-old, smart-arse little rich kid.

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I'm under pressure to let him go

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because the evidence is circumstantial.

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So I charged him.

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I need you to find him culpable.

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Anything else?

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Good luck.

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Luck's for the Irish, McKenzie.

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Hello, Alex. My name's Sally Rowe.

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I'm a forensic psychologist.

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I've been asked to talk with you to find out what happened.

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Would you like someone present during this interview?

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Would you?

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Do you mind if I record?

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Tell me about your friend Nigel.

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Oh, he wasn't my friend.

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What did you mean when you said

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his death was a "necessary means to an end"?

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So do you think that I did this?

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I'm here to listen to you, Alex.

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During the 13th century,

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there were these people known as Cathars.

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And they insisted that God could only be experienced first hand,

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so they banished all the priests and the bishops.

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Now, this undermined the power of the Vatican,

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which caused the Pope to lose precious revenues in the region.

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You like history, Alex?

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In 1209, a Vatican army descended upon Cathar villages

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and every man, woman and child was slaughtered.

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And when an officer inquired to the Pope

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how to distinguish between the heretics and the true believers,

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you know what his response was?

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"Kill them all. God will recognise his own."

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And why are you telling me this?

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Are you a religious woman, Miss Rowe?

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Is that important to you?

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Do you want to know what I believe in?

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It'd be a good place to start.

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Gestalt.

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Gestalt?

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An organised whole in which each individual part affects every other,

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but the whole being more important than the sum of its parts.

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Yeah, I'm familiar with first-year psychology theory.

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-Should I be impressed?

-It's not what it is.

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It's how you use it.

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And how's that?

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Well, you're the psychologist.

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Nigel's dead.

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I've been charged with murder.

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It doesn't really matter what I believe in, now, does it?

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You're not one for making good first impressions, are you, Alex?

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BAGPIPES PLAY DISTANTLY

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DISTANT VOICES SPEAK IN UNISON

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ALL: Through Jesus Christ, our lord and saviour. Amen.

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Who's the new guy?

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I don't know.

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Shame you'll have to share your room.

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Sorry?

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I saw them put an extra bed in your room before.

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-That's bollocks.

-Well, they did.

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Sir? Sir?

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Sir, can I have permission to leave, please?

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-Where do you need to go, Mr Forbes?

-To the bathroom.

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Can't it wait, boy?

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It's hard to say, sir. It's quite urgent business.

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Do you mind?

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Don't get too comfortable.

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-What's he like?

-Weird.

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He's got this collection of stuffed animals.

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Isn't he a bit old for that?

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Real animals, you dick.

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Cool.

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Have you heard anything about him?

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Well, it's been hard to get any dirt on him.

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I heard some guys at dinner

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saying that he used to be a day-boy at St Edwards.

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-Really?

-Yeah.

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But apparently he had some kind of family issues.

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So they sent him here? That'll fix him.

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ALEX: Josh was pretty crazy.

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His dad wanted him to be a politician.

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Christ, what a lot of shite to put on your own child.

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-Whoa!

-(Laughs)

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For fuck's sake, guys! What the fuck are you guys doing?

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Raj was Josh's roommate.

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He just kind of hung out with us, never liked pushing the limits.

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Just as well, I guess.

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Ooh.

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He was different. Yeah, I'll give him that.

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I guess that's why I found him interesting at first.

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And he had this morbid fascination with all things dead.

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SALLY: And what about you, Alex?

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I told the police everything. Why don't you ask them?

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I'm asking you, Alex.

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Do you have any children?

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Well, you're not bad-looking.

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I think you're running out of time, you know.

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No, you're the one running out of time.

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I read once that a third of women study psychology

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to work out their own personal problems.

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-What do you think?

-Tell me about Nigel.

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Nigel got what he wanted.

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-And what was that?

-Eternity.

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So you don't get it, do you?

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But you will.

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You will.

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DOOR BUZZES

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What's going on?

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Nothing I can't handle. How did you get on?

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Well, this case is bullshit, McKenzie.

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What do you mean?

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You can afford me just a little intelligence.

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This kid's guilty, Sally. Trust me on this.

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(Sighs) You can't hold him on a hunch.

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He's a fucked up, remorseless little psycho.

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So? He'll make a great merchant banker.

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And what about all this religious shit?

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None of what I've heard makes him a murderer.

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You've charged him without any hard evidence.

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You've dug yourself a hole and now you want me to get you out of it.

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Could be good for the old career, Sal.

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Get your name on the door, you could be kicking around with the big boys.

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There'll be lots of publicity - guarantee it.

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I'm out.

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How about some Italian, then? For old time's sake?

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Take that as a no.

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Shit.

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(Plays tape recorder)

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ALEX ON TAPE: Do you want to know what I believe in?

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SALLY ON TAPE: It'd be a good place to start.

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-Gestalt.

-Gestalt?

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An organised whole in which each individual part affects every other,

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but the whole being more important than the sum of its parts.

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Yeah, I'm familiar with first-year psychology theory.

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-Should I be impressed?

-It's not what it is.

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It's how you use it.

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(Rewinds tape)

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-Should I be impressed?

-It's not what it is.

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It's how you use it.

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(Stops tape)

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ALEX: What is that smell?

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Oh. No, you've gotta be kidding.

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Where did you get that?

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I asked you a question. Where did you get it?

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OK, let's make this nice and clear. I don't like you very much.

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In fact, I'm really beginning to dislike you.

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But if I have to spend time in the same room with you,

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you can at least show me some common courtesy.

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Is there anything else?

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DOOR SLAMS

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ALEX: They must be quite desperate, sending you in again.

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They don't have a case, do they?

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What makes you say that, Alex?

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Well, if they had any evidence, I wouldn't be talking to you, would I?

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Would I?

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How long can you keep me here?

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Well, that depends on how soon you're willing to talk to me.

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You know nothing. (Chuckles)

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You know absolutely nothing.

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That goes for you, too.

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DOOR BUZZES

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This just came in from Forensics.

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Gunshot residue patterns indicate that you were holding the gun

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when it was discharged.

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Your clothes were covered in the stuff.

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I want to see my father.

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I don't think he's gonna be able to help you with this.

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No, no. I did not do this! Nigel pulled that fucking trigger!

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Get your fucking hands off her!

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Enough!

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-You are fucking insane!

-Get him in a lock-up.

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-Come on!

-You know I did not do this!

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You KNOW I did not do...!

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Get off me, please! Where are you taking me?

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Will you get off me? Get your fucking hands off me!

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Where do you think you're taking me?

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Get off me! Get your fucking hands off me!

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(Sighs)

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SALLY: We are meant to be working together on this.

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Don't you ever interrupt me when I'm in session with a patient.

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Just hold on a minute.

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You just assaulted a 17-year-old child.

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-I could have your job for that.

-I was trying to protect you.

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Oh, don't bullshit me.

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Did Nigel Colbie have gunshot residue on his hands?

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Look, Sal, there are some things I don't tend to be wrong,

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and this is one of them!

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-Yes, he did.

-So he could've fired that gun.

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Look, he was taking the piss. I just wanted to speed things up a little.

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What makes you think you have the intelligence

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to determine whether or not that boy was fucking with me?

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Well, as long as he confesses it doesn't matter, does it?

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If Alex confesses MY way, it'll stand up in court.

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All right.

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-(Sighs)

-All right.

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Just... I need time, so butt out.

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Your strong-arm stuff won't cut it with this boy.

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He's too smart for that.

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Sal?

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You're not gonna report this, are you?

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Dr Rowe, I think you'd better come.

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Just let me out there. No, come on, just out there.

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That's all I'm asking. Just let me out.

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No, don't you even think about that!

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-(All shout)

-Get off me! Get off me!

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Ohh!

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Get the fuck off me!

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You stay back.

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Fine. He's all yours.

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Ow!

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Oh, God! Let him up!

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They say you want to talk.

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Leave us. I'll be fine.

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Nigel set me up.

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-How do you figure that?

-You have to believe me.

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He set the whole thing up to make it look like I did it.

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Nigel set it up to make it look like you killed him?

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-I think you can do better than that.

-I didn't kill him.

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You don't exactly come across as the victim here, Alex.

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Feel that?

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Can you feel it?

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He's here. He's listening. He's watching.

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-Who, Alex?

-Shh.

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Listening...

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Listen.

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MAN: All rise.

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ORGAN PLAYS "ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS"

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(All sing) # Onward, Christian soldiers

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# Marching as to war

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# With the cross of Jesus

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# Going on before

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# Christ, the royal master... #

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ALEX: Have you ever had that feeling

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that there was someone inside your head, listening to your thoughts?

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I wrote this article on twinning,

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about how two people could communicate across countries

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through the mind.

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Now, just imagine if that were true?

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Your darkest secrets floating out there like radio waves,

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just waiting to be picked up on.

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There was something about this guy.

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(All sing) # Going on before. #

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(Speaks Latin)

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(All speak Latin)

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Be seated.

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Now, it's come to my attention that some boys from...

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What?

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Do you two have something important to contribute?

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Hmm? Campbell? Forbes?

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Stand up and share with us whatever it is

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that obviously can't wait until after this assembly.

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Campbell, do your tie up properly.

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Well? Campbell?

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Nothing, sir.

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-Forbes?

-No, nothing important to say, sir.

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Both of you outside my office after assembly.

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Be seated.

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Now, it's come to my attention that some of the boys from Year 12 drama

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will be performing the Tennyson play Becket this term,

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and they're looking for volunteers for props and stage-building.

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Will you calm down?

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Nobody on the train could've possibly known where we were from.

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Will you just relax, please?

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FOOTSTEPS APPROACH

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Inside.

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I do recognise your academic achievements this year, both of you,

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but why do you insist on bucking the system?

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Hmm?

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Be seated.

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Until recently, I've always been able to rely on both of you

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to set a good example.

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-(Mutters) Come on.

-I beg your pardon?

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If that was the case,

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then I wouldn't be having a freak in my room, would I?

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Most of your fellow students have three boys to a room.

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I don't think you're too hard done by, Forbes.

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Most of my fellow students have a real home away from this hell hole.

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I'm putting your names down to help with this Year 12 play.

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No, I don't have time for this bullshit.

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Would you wait outside, Campbell, please?

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What's all this about?

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I told you before. I'm not sharing with anyone.

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Nigel Colbie is a brilliant young man.

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You may find his company rewarding.

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Like how?

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"Like how?"

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Because collaboration is an important part of learning,

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I've put you with a young man

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who I believe you will find academically challenging.

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This is such bollocks.

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Your future is what is at stake here.

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Don't lose sight of your obligations, Alex.

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That'll be all.

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I said that'll be all.

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What happened? Did you say anything?

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Well, did you?

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Your father can be such an arsehole sometimes.

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Throughout history, men have sacrificed themselves

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for their fundamental beliefs.

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It may not be wise to pit the force of God against mere human desires...

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ZAP!

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Are you all right, Mr Simms?

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Um, I'm fine, sir. I just fell off my chair, sir.

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Well, be more careful next time.

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Yes, sir.

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Some of you are working on Becket.

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Who can tell me about its subject, Thomas a Becket?

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Yes, Mr Welland.

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Thomas Becket was the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury

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in the early 12th century, sir.

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In 1170, he was murdered in front of the high altar at his cathedral.

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Exactly.

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He knew that the knights were coming to slay him.

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But he chose to wait for them under the sight of God.

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His murder was a sacrilegious act of gross profanity.

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However, almost immediately after his death,

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there were whispers of miracles being performed at his grave.

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Believers from all over the country

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travelled day and night on foot, in order...

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Yes, Mr Forbes?

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His murder was simply political.

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Becket got in the way, so the Church had him put down.

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Trust Mr Forbes to come up with such an interesting slant on history.

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Well, you can't change history.

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No, if you look at it,

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you'll see it's exactly like all the other atrocities

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committed against the people by the Church.

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Oh, and exactly what atrocities are you referring to?

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-The Cathars.

-The Cathars?

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They were a bunch of heathens

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who created their own rules to suit themselves.

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The Church was simply trying to retain order in a volatile land.

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What about the Knight Templars, then?

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I fail to see how this has anything to do with what we're talking about.

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Weren't they the knights that killed Thomas Becket?

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-This is ludicrous!

-Is it?

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So weren't the Templars known as the Knights of Christ?

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Weren't they the Church's foot soldiers?

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-What?

-So why kill the Archbishop?

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At least they had the foresight

0:25:550:25:56

to see the pointlessness of the Holy Crusades.

0:25:560:25:58

Now, why don't you tell the class how the Knights of Christ

0:25:580:26:01

turned their back on the Vatican and adopted the Cathars' beliefs?

0:26:010:26:04

This has got to stop now.

0:26:040:26:06

Free from the Church, the Templars took control.

0:26:060:26:07

They had more fingers in the pie than the Vatican,

0:26:070:26:09

which is a lot of fingers.

0:26:090:26:11

Sit down.

0:26:110:26:12

Isn't that why they were hunted down and burnt at the stake?

0:26:120:26:15

They had betrayed their original cause!

0:26:150:26:17

And whose cause was that?

0:26:170:26:20

Get out of my class.

0:26:210:26:23

Go on. Get out!

0:26:250:26:27

Frightful little man.

0:26:300:26:33

DOOR CLOSES

0:26:380:26:41

What are you trying to prove now, hmm?

0:26:540:26:56

You've managed to upset the Reverend Donaldson.

0:26:560:26:59

I thought that might get you up here.

0:27:000:27:02

Alex, he's a man of the cloth.

0:27:020:27:04

You must learn to show him some respect.

0:27:040:27:06

Don't walk away from me when I'm talking to you!

0:27:060:27:10

Good God.

0:27:130:27:15

He's been busy.

0:27:150:27:17

And you make me share a room with him.

0:27:250:27:28

But he was dux at St Edward's Academy last year.

0:27:280:27:32

So why bring him here?

0:27:320:27:34

Well, his father felt there would be more opportunities for him here,

0:27:350:27:38

um...away from the distractions of home.

0:27:380:27:42

We're very fortunate to have him.

0:27:430:27:44

You're fortunate, not me.

0:27:440:27:46

Alex, I have worked extremely hard to give you what you need.

0:27:470:27:51

This boy will have our hospitality.

0:27:520:27:55

Dad, please. Please.

0:27:560:28:00

Look, his father is a very important member of our society.

0:28:020:28:05

OK, so, that's more like it. So he's part of your precious club.

0:28:050:28:08

And nobody else wanted him and you're doing the brotherly thing.

0:28:080:28:11

-Does my future depend on that?

-That's enough.

0:28:110:28:14

No, you don't give a fuck about me or this guy -

0:28:140:28:16

the only thing that you care about is the amount of kudos his father...

0:28:160:28:19

I said enough!

0:28:190:28:20

Well, that's fine, but just don't give me the brotherhood bullshit.

0:28:200:28:25

This boy will be made welcome.

0:28:250:28:27

He's been studying us like we're part of his bug collection.

0:29:020:29:05

What's he say about me?

0:29:080:29:10

This is weird, guys.

0:29:120:29:13

Look, let's just leave it alone.

0:29:130:29:15

(Chuckles) Hey, listen to this.

0:29:150:29:17

"Alex is an egocentric megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur."

0:29:170:29:21

Give me that.

0:29:210:29:23

OK, this little shit needs to be taught a lesson.

0:29:260:29:28

The guy's a freak, Alex.

0:29:280:29:30

Let's put the book back before he finds out it's gone.

0:29:300:29:33

(German accent) What do you propose we do, mein Fuhrer?

0:29:330:29:36

Can you give it a fucking rest, please?

0:29:360:29:38

Sorry.

0:29:380:29:40

No, no. I really am.

0:29:400:29:42

All right, I'm in.

0:29:430:29:45

I'm out of here.

0:29:490:29:50

Hello.

0:30:500:30:52

(Shouts)

0:30:530:30:55

You enjoying it?

0:30:550:30:57

I can't hear you, mate, you're gonna have to speak up.

0:30:570:30:59

Are you fucking enjoying it?

0:31:020:31:04

Isn't it a fucking rush?

0:31:040:31:06

(Shouts)

0:31:060:31:09

(Shouts and swears indistinctly)

0:31:130:31:15

Quick, Alex, get out of the way!

0:31:150:31:17

Where the fuck do you think you're going?

0:31:220:31:24

-You're a little shit!

-That's enough! Let him go.

0:31:280:31:31

-You've got to learn to respect...

-Stop it!

0:31:310:31:32

-No! He's to learn respect...

-You've made your point!

0:31:320:31:34

Christ!

0:31:340:31:36

Alex!

0:31:360:31:38

His eyes...

0:32:040:32:07

..there was this terror in his eyes.

0:32:090:32:11

If I'm guilty, then it's for letting Nigel get too close.

0:32:180:32:22

(Sighs)

0:32:360:32:37

ENGINE SPUTTERS

0:32:420:32:45

-Can I be of any assistance?

-Oh...

0:33:240:33:26

No, thanks, it's just the, uh...

0:33:260:33:29

the rotor button.

0:33:290:33:31

Well, I'll leave you to it, then.

0:33:310:33:32

No, wait. We haven't been properly introduced.

0:33:320:33:35

I'm Sally Rowe.

0:33:350:33:36

I inherited a passion for difficult cars from my dad.

0:33:380:33:41

Sorry, you're Alex's father, aren't you?

0:33:430:33:46

I don't think this is the time or the place, Miss Rowe,

0:33:460:33:48

so if you'll excuse me, you can contact me through the school.

0:33:480:33:51

Well, I've already spoken with your secretary.

0:33:510:33:53

I find it remarkable that under the circumstances

0:33:530:33:55

you can't find the time to speak with me.

0:33:550:33:57

What is it that you want, Miss Rowe?

0:34:020:34:05

I want to discuss Alex's situation with you and your wife.

0:34:050:34:08

Alex's mother died a long time ago.

0:34:110:34:15

Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't know.

0:34:150:34:16

Oh, Alex's upbringing has been...impeccable.

0:34:160:34:20

My son has one of the highest academic records in the country.

0:34:200:34:23

Boys of Alex's ability need regimented discipline.

0:34:250:34:29

We don't allow any distraction

0:34:310:34:33

which might lead these boys away from their true potential.

0:34:330:34:37

And look where he is now.

0:34:370:34:39

(Draws breath) Why can't you people help Alex

0:34:390:34:42

instead of trying to convict him of something he didn't do,

0:34:420:34:44

for the love of Christ?

0:34:440:34:46

He witnessed the death of his best friend

0:34:460:34:48

and now this boy...blows his head off in front of him.

0:34:480:34:52

Hasn't he been through enough?

0:34:520:34:54

I am trying to help your son, Dr Forbes.

0:34:540:34:56

I love my son.

0:35:010:35:02

And I'm going to make very sure

0:35:040:35:06

that the humiliation you people have subjected him to is made public.

0:35:060:35:10

SALLY: In almost every single case attributed to Gestalt psychology,

0:35:170:35:21

the psychopath's relationship with parental figures

0:35:210:35:23

has been troubled.

0:35:230:35:25

Broken homes, mental and physical abuse,

0:35:250:35:29

abandonment by or death of a parent -

0:35:290:35:32

all can be influential factors on the psychopath's make-up.

0:35:320:35:35

DOORBELL RINGS

0:35:380:35:40

(Stops recorder)

0:35:400:35:42

McKENZIE: Peace offering.

0:35:530:35:55

Your favourite.

0:35:550:35:56

Expensive...

0:35:560:35:58

Uh, I came to apologise.

0:35:580:36:02

I'm actually busy.

0:36:020:36:04

I'm sorry. OK?

0:36:040:36:06

Look, I know I shouldn't have hit the kid,

0:36:070:36:09

it was a really fucking stupid thing to do.

0:36:090:36:13

Oh, relax, Martin, I'm not gonna make a report.

0:36:130:36:16

Cheers.

0:36:160:36:18

Do you know what those kids were up to when Josh Campbell was killed?

0:36:180:36:21

-The train kid?

-Yeah.

0:36:210:36:22

Another one of Alex's dead best friends.

0:36:220:36:25

The coroner said it was an accident, didn't he?

0:36:250:36:28

Why? What's the little shit telling you?

0:36:280:36:30

Do you want to work together on this or not?

0:36:300:36:32

Well, how is it related to Nigel's murder?

0:36:320:36:34

How? Everything he's been through is related, you know that.

0:36:340:36:37

I cannot believe you're falling for his bullshit.

0:36:370:36:41

He's trying to throw you off the scent, Sal.

0:36:410:36:44

Well, I want to talk to the Colbies and work up a profile on Nigel.

0:36:440:36:47

Well, that's gonna be tricky.

0:36:470:36:49

-And why's that?

-Because we can't find them.

0:36:490:36:52

BAGPIPES PLAY

0:36:530:36:56

ALEX: Nigel was moved to another room.

0:38:100:38:12

It was strange - I almost missed him.

0:38:140:38:16

(Reads) "With a sudden movement she bowed his head

0:38:170:38:20

"and joined her lips to his

0:38:200:38:22

"and he read the meaning of her movements

0:38:220:38:23

"in her frank, uplifted eyes.

0:38:230:38:27

"It was too much for him..."

0:38:270:38:28

ALEX: We kept our distance.

0:38:280:38:31

But I felt that my thoughts were no longer my own.

0:38:310:38:34

"..the dark pressure of her soft, parting lips.

0:38:340:38:38

"They pressed upon his..."

0:38:380:38:40

ALEX: The further I sank, the stronger he became.

0:38:400:38:44

It was like he had taken my soul.

0:38:440:38:46

(Faintly) "..darker than the swoon of sin..."

0:38:470:38:50

ALEX: I started work on the set-building for the school play.

0:38:550:38:58

At least it kept my mind off Josh's death.

0:38:590:39:02

GIRL: ..A nightingale out of season -

0:39:190:39:21

marriage, rose or no rose, has killed the golden violet.

0:39:210:39:25

BOY: Mother, you do ill to scorn wedded love!

0:39:250:39:29

So I do.

0:39:290:39:30

Louis of France loved me,

0:39:300:39:32

and I dreamed that I loved Louis of France.

0:39:320:39:36

And I loved Henry of England,

0:39:360:39:38

and Henry of England dreamed that he loved me.

0:39:380:39:40

But the marriage garland withers even at the putting on,

0:39:400:39:44

the bright link rusts at the breath of the first after-marriage kiss.

0:39:440:39:48

I could laugh at this poor world myself,

0:39:480:39:50

that it isn't better ordered.

0:39:500:39:51

(Continues indistinctly)

0:39:510:39:54

I'm really sorry about your friend.

0:39:570:39:59

Fuck off, freak.

0:40:010:40:03

But you don't have to worry.

0:40:030:40:05

He's at peace now.

0:40:050:40:08

The harvest moon is the ripening of the harvest

0:40:100:40:12

and the honeymoon is the gall of love -

0:40:120:40:14

he dies of its honey.

0:40:140:40:16

BOY: What? I must swear nay, to the cross around my neck.

0:40:160:40:20

Does it please you?

0:40:200:40:22

Take it.

0:40:230:40:25

That girl's really something, isn't she?

0:40:250:40:27

..wear it on that hard heart of yours.

0:40:270:40:29

Would you have it -

0:40:290:40:31

the last Parthian shaft of a forlorn Cupid on the King's left breast?

0:40:310:40:35

And all left-handed...

0:40:350:40:37

(Actors continue faintly)

0:40:370:40:40

(Gags and gasps)

0:41:200:41:22

(Gags)

0:41:220:41:24

(Vomits)

0:41:290:41:32

ALEX: And then when I got back, the hand was gone.

0:41:350:41:37

And did you tell anyone?

0:41:370:41:40

What? Who was I gonna tell?

0:41:400:41:41

And why do you think it was Josh's hand?

0:41:430:41:45

I don't know. I didn't exactly study it.

0:41:470:41:49

He was everywhere.

0:41:510:41:52

Everywhere.

0:41:540:41:55

All I'm saying is that Nigel could have quite easily taken it.

0:41:570:42:00

And how do you feel about Nigel now?

0:42:030:42:05

That he got what he deserved.

0:42:050:42:08

(Sighs)

0:42:100:42:12

How do I know you're telling the truth?

0:42:120:42:15

You don't.

0:42:160:42:18

(Boys chatter)

0:42:200:42:23

You get out of my room.

0:42:320:42:34

-Have you finished your essay?

-Get out.

0:42:340:42:36

It looks like you need a hand.

0:42:380:42:40

Get out!

0:42:400:42:41

You might find these helpful.

0:42:430:42:45

ALEX: How did he know I was struggling with my essay?

0:42:560:42:58

How did he know my topic?

0:42:590:43:01

I mean, he had answers to questions I hadn't even thought of yet.

0:43:010:43:06

But with only an hour left of study time,

0:43:060:43:09

I knew I didn't have a choice.

0:43:090:43:11

It was like selling my soul.

0:43:120:43:15

Poole - rubbish. Simms - rubbish.

0:43:170:43:21

-Better.

-Thank you, sir.

0:43:230:43:24

Well, this is a step in the right direction, Mr Linden. Well done.

0:43:250:43:28

Excellent work, Mr Forbes.

0:43:310:43:33

I was beginning to worry about you, lad.

0:43:350:43:37

ALEX: I felt worthless.

0:43:410:43:43

(Whispers) Alex.

0:44:060:44:08

Alex, wake up.

0:44:080:44:10

I've got a night planned.

0:44:100:44:13

What are you doing here?

0:44:170:44:19

I wanna show you something.

0:44:190:44:20

(Mumbles) I'm not interested.

0:44:220:44:23

Don't forget I helped you.

0:44:300:44:32

Come on, it'll be fun.

0:44:320:44:35

Come.

0:44:350:44:37

We're nearly there.

0:44:460:44:48

You having fun?

0:44:510:44:52

Oh, come on, Alex, you've come all this way. Say something.

0:44:550:44:58

Fine.

0:45:030:45:04

Is this your house?

0:45:200:45:22

Where are your parents?

0:45:220:45:24

They're probably away. They travel a lot.

0:45:240:45:28

(Dog barks)

0:45:520:45:54

Hey, Luther.

0:45:540:45:56

-Hey.

-(Dog whines)

0:45:580:46:01

-Is he yours?

-He's next door's.

0:46:010:46:03

He's beautiful, isn't he?

0:46:030:46:05

-(Dogs bark distantly)

-(Luther barks and growls)

0:46:070:46:10

He doesn't like you.

0:46:100:46:12

I've never brought anybody here before.

0:46:150:46:17

You're the first.

0:46:170:46:19

OK?

0:46:190:46:21

First.

0:46:210:46:22

GATE SQUEAKS

0:46:230:46:25

Come on.

0:46:280:46:29

METAL CLANGS AND CRASHES

0:46:480:46:50

Shhh!

0:46:500:46:51

MAN: Hello?

0:46:510:46:53

Turn the torch off, turn the torch off.

0:46:530:46:54

-(Man coughs)

-I thought you said they were away.

0:46:540:46:57

FOOTSTEPS PASS OVER

0:46:570:46:59

He's got the gun.

0:47:020:47:04

FOOTSTEPS APPROACH

0:47:040:47:07

-OPENS DOOR

-(Dog barks)

0:47:090:47:12

-Oh... Go home, stupid dog!

-DOOR CLOSES

0:47:120:47:17

-(Dog barks)

-FOOTSTEPS RECEDE

0:47:170:47:22

I'm getting out of here.

0:47:250:47:27

Wait! Wait, wait, wait.

0:47:270:47:28

Come here, I wanna show you something. It's just through here.

0:47:280:47:31

Come on.

0:47:340:47:35

Come on!

0:47:510:47:53

Come in.

0:48:050:48:06

Oh, my God.

0:48:080:48:10

You like it?

0:48:170:48:19

Well, if you're the expert, tell me the history of the flag.

0:48:260:48:28

What, you mean Captain Hook and Long John Silver?

0:48:280:48:31

You know so little about the things that are closest to you.

0:48:320:48:34

-Is that supposed to be a riddle?

-No.

0:48:340:48:37

It's about you - your future.

0:48:370:48:40

Do you know who my father is?

0:48:430:48:45

He's the Grand Master of your father's order.

0:48:470:48:49

Yeah. And so...what?

0:48:490:48:51

-(Scoffs)

-Yeah.

0:48:510:48:54

It's nothing more than puerile male bonding now.

0:48:540:48:56

But it was once something - I mean, really something.

0:48:560:48:59

These were great men, men who kings knelt before.

0:48:590:49:03

They lost their way.

0:49:060:49:07

It's up to us to take on that mantle.

0:49:110:49:13

-(Chuckles)

-Alex!

0:49:130:49:16

We've been chosen.

0:49:170:49:19

What have we been chosen for, Nigel?

0:49:190:49:21

This.

0:49:260:49:27

What?

0:49:270:49:30

Do you know when playing cards first appeared?

0:49:300:49:32

The 12th century.

0:49:350:49:37

And that was the start of the REAL brotherhood -

0:49:370:49:39

I mean, imagine what it must have been like!

0:49:390:49:41

The...the loss of the Holy Land, the Templars abandoning the Church,

0:49:410:49:46

the death of Becket.

0:49:460:49:47

And out of it comes this simple, logical game.

0:49:470:49:51

I mean, it's just a game, but it's...

0:49:510:49:53

but it's a game born of injustice, hardship, suffering...

0:49:530:49:58

(Whispers) ..death.

0:49:590:50:01

Now, that is truly an age to revere.

0:50:020:50:05

You're fucked.

0:50:050:50:07

You can't deny the truths that this card has seen

0:50:070:50:09

and the truths we can show it again.

0:50:090:50:12

So why am I here, Nigel?

0:50:120:50:14

Look up "Jack".

0:50:220:50:24

-Sorry?

-Look up "Jack".

0:50:240:50:27

Says "knave", doesn't it?

0:50:430:50:45

Do you know what a knave is?

0:50:470:50:49

Yes.

0:50:490:50:51

Unprincipled man.

0:50:520:50:54

Rogue.

0:50:540:50:55

That's what you are, Alex.

0:50:560:50:58

Do you know what this is?

0:51:000:51:02

It's a spade.

0:51:020:51:04

Spade represents a tip of a pike.

0:51:040:51:06

Do you know what a pike is?

0:51:060:51:08

-It's a kind of spear.

-Hmm.

0:51:080:51:11

An implement for killing.

0:51:110:51:12

That's what I am.

0:51:140:51:15

This is our time, Jack.

0:51:170:51:20

We've been brought together for a reason.

0:51:200:51:23

And it's written here.

0:51:250:51:26

For eternity.

0:51:280:51:30

BELL RINGS Thank you, gentlemen.

0:51:330:51:35

That's all for today.

0:51:350:51:36

Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe -

0:51:360:51:38

I want it read for next week.

0:51:380:51:40

Thank you.

0:51:400:51:42

Mr Poole, I want better work from you as well.

0:51:420:51:45

-Sir, can I ask you a question?

-Certainly.

0:51:470:51:49

Whether or not I can answer it is another question.

0:51:490:51:52

Do you think it's possible to get inside people's minds?

0:51:520:51:55

I just need to know whether you think objectively that's possible.

0:51:560:51:59

-Objectively?

-Yeah.

0:51:590:52:00

My dear boy, the power of the mind has no boundaries.

0:52:000:52:04

Understanding its capabilities is like...is like searching

0:52:040:52:08

for the end of the universe

0:52:080:52:10

or trying to find the beginning of time.

0:52:100:52:13

(Half-laughs)

0:52:140:52:15

OK.

0:52:150:52:18

Thank you.

0:52:180:52:19

LOW-LEVEL CONVERSATION

0:52:270:52:30

Hey, sorry. Excuse me. Hi.

0:52:380:52:39

I...I just wanted to say, I thought you were absolutely fantastic.

0:52:390:52:43

Thanks.

0:52:430:52:44

Come on, Sue, or we'll miss the bus.

0:52:440:52:46

Sorry, I've got to go.

0:52:460:52:48

No, will you hang on for one sec? I'm sorry.

0:52:480:52:51

You go ahead. I'll catch up.

0:52:510:52:53

Um...I'm not particularly good at this.

0:52:540:52:57

I was, uh...I was wondering if maybe you wanted to hook up or something

0:52:570:53:02

after school sometime.

0:53:020:53:04

I mean, it's completely fine if you don't. It was just...

0:53:040:53:07

Yeah. OK.

0:53:070:53:09

Cool. Um, when?

0:53:090:53:12

They're running some Hitchcock classics at the old Astra.

0:53:140:53:16

I think tonight it's Strangers on a Train.

0:53:160:53:18

-What time is that?

-We're getting there about 7.30.

0:53:180:53:21

"We"?

0:53:210:53:22

Oh...well, if you'd prefer not to go with my friends...

0:53:220:53:25

-No.

-..that's all right.

0:53:250:53:27

No, no, no, no. That'd...that'd be awesome. That'd be great.

0:53:270:53:30

So I'll see you there, then.

0:53:300:53:33

Yeah, you betcha.

0:53:330:53:35

Here goes the troubled traitor to the King.

0:53:490:53:52

(Laughs)

0:53:520:53:54

Do you think she's still a virgin?

0:53:560:53:58

Why don't you fuck off?

0:53:580:53:59

(Laughs) Jack.

0:53:590:54:01

Thou lovest the wench.

0:54:020:54:04

I've got something for you.

0:54:080:54:09

My name is Alex. Will you stay away from me, please?

0:54:110:54:15

I've finished, sir. Can I go, please?

0:54:380:54:40

MAN: Headmaster?

0:54:410:54:42

No, he can wait until dinner is over.

0:54:440:54:46

But I'm meant to be...

0:54:460:54:48

Please!

0:54:490:54:51

Please!

0:54:510:54:53

Can I get a ticket, please?

0:55:140:55:16

Sorry.

0:55:160:55:17

(Sighs)

0:55:170:55:19

WIND BLOWS

0:55:490:55:51

(Gasps)

0:56:130:56:15

Sorry. Can I have some more?

0:56:400:56:42

I'm starving.

0:56:420:56:43

Thanks.

0:56:430:56:45

What's with the knife?

0:56:450:56:47

I don't know what you're talking about, Jack.

0:56:470:56:48

Will you stay out of my fucking room, please?

0:56:480:56:50

Mmm. Have you read my book?

0:56:500:56:52

No, I haven't read your fucking book.

0:56:520:56:54

You should.

0:56:550:56:57

(Coughs)

0:57:410:57:44

MUFFLED POLICE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

0:57:480:57:51

Boys, members of staff,

0:58:080:58:13

I have some very unfortunate news to report.

0:58:130:58:17

Early this morning, Susan Mueller, a young lady from Sandsley College

0:58:170:58:25

who was working with us on our final-year play,

0:58:250:58:29

was found murdered not far from here.

0:58:290:58:34

The police believe that this vile act

0:58:350:58:41

took place while she was on her way home from rehearsal last night,

0:58:410:58:48

so I'm afraid that all members of the cast and crew

0:58:480:58:51

will remain behind after assembly,

0:58:510:58:54

together with anyone who may have seen or spoken with Susan

0:58:540:58:59

during the course of yesterday afternoon.

0:58:590:59:02

That'll be all.

0:59:040:59:06

Raj? Raj? Have you seen Nigel?

0:59:260:59:29

No.

0:59:300:59:32

(Speaks indistinctly)

0:59:410:59:43

(Claps hands together) Pay attention.

0:59:520:59:55

My name is Detective Inspector McKenzie.

0:59:550:59:58

I'd like to talk to all of you individually, please,

0:59:581:00:01

so could you give your names to Constable Murray here?

1:00:011:00:05

Uh, we're going to try and get through this as quickly as possible,

1:00:051:00:08

but please be patient.

1:00:081:00:11

-Did you see her?

-Yes.

1:00:261:00:28

What time did you see her?

1:00:281:00:30

Around noon.

1:00:301:00:32

And where was she at that time?

1:00:331:00:35

Passing by in the corridor.

1:00:351:00:37

Which corridor?

1:00:371:00:38

The west side.

1:00:381:00:40

-And that was it?

-Yes.

1:00:401:00:41

-OK. All right. Thank you.

-Thank you.

1:00:411:00:44

Alex Forbes.

1:00:471:00:48

Did you talk to Susan yesterday?

1:01:081:01:10

Yes.

1:01:101:01:12

What time?

1:01:121:01:14

I can't remember.

1:01:141:01:16

Try.

1:01:161:01:19

It was about 5.00.

1:01:211:01:22

I was just packing up.

1:01:241:01:26

What did you talk about?

1:01:271:01:29

I thought that she was really good, so I told her she was really good.

1:01:311:01:34

-Really good?

-In the play.

1:01:341:01:36

She was really good in the play.

1:01:371:01:39

What else?

1:01:391:01:42

That was it.

1:01:431:01:45

That's it?

1:01:461:01:47

I think that was it.

1:01:471:01:50

That's weird.

1:01:521:01:53

I have here that you were due to meet her at about 7.30 at the Astra.

1:01:561:02:01

Because, according to her friends, she kind of fancied you.

1:02:011:02:06

What do you think about that?

1:02:091:02:12

Well... (Sighs)

1:02:171:02:18

..looks like you both missed the film.

1:02:201:02:23

(McKenzie writes)

1:02:231:02:25

-Was that fun?

-What did you do with the knife?

1:02:421:02:44

Oooh, is that some hostility?

1:02:441:02:46

What do you reckon?

1:02:461:02:48

Let's just call it fingerprint insurance.

1:02:481:02:50

I'm gonna be late.

1:02:521:02:54

Do you think I should tell them?

1:02:541:02:55

I mean, you were the last person to see her, Jack.

1:02:551:02:58

Poor, fair maiden.

1:02:581:03:00

I can't believe what's happened.

1:03:021:03:04

You did it, didn't you?

1:03:051:03:07

No, Jack. You did it.

1:03:081:03:11

How could you do this? You fucking killed her.

1:03:151:03:18

It feels good to vent one's anger, doesn't it, Jack?

1:03:201:03:22

I don't want any part of this.

1:03:291:03:30

Will you stop fucking calling me Jack?

1:03:301:03:33

Well, I'm sorry, Jack, but you were the one who got inside my head.

1:03:341:03:37

Well, get out of mine.

1:03:371:03:39

It's too late for that. It's too late for a lot of things.

1:03:391:03:43

I mean, before we met,

1:03:431:03:44

we were incapable of reaching our true potentials,

1:03:441:03:47

but...but now...

1:03:471:03:49

I know you feel it.

1:03:501:03:52

It's so invigorating.

1:03:541:03:56

We make such a wonderful team.

1:03:591:04:02

Inspector McKenzie?

1:04:301:04:32

I'd like a word with you.

1:04:341:04:35

You shouldn't be here, Dr Forbes.

1:04:351:04:37

If you want to discuss Alex's case, you can come to my office.

1:04:371:04:40

I want you to release my son.

1:04:401:04:42

Sir, you son's been charged with murder.

1:04:421:04:44

My son is innocent.

1:04:441:04:46

We might have expected you to take that for granted, Martin.

1:04:491:04:52

He's implicated in the deaths of Josh Campbell, Susan Mueller

1:04:521:04:57

and Nigel Colbie.

1:04:571:04:59

I have a job to do.

1:04:591:05:01

Your father would've expected you to help us.

1:05:021:05:04

My father would've expected me to uphold the law.

1:05:101:05:14

Don't presume to know me just because we belong to the same club.

1:05:151:05:19

Good night, Dr Forbes.

1:05:201:05:22

MAN ON PHONE: The car's locked in the garage

1:05:311:05:33

and we've searched the house.

1:05:331:05:35

(Knocks)

1:05:351:05:37

Have they used their credit cards or bank accounts?

1:05:371:05:39

-No, sir.

-All right. Keep me informed.

1:05:391:05:41

Still no sign of Nigel's parents, huh?

1:05:431:05:46

(Sighs)

1:05:461:05:48

Was Nigel Colbie a suspect in the Susan Mueller killing?

1:05:481:05:51

We're investigating the DEATH of Nigel Colbie.

1:05:511:05:55

Don't you think it's worth looking at in light of what's happening?

1:05:551:05:57

I've already been down that road.

1:05:571:05:59

No fingerprints, no murder weapon.

1:05:591:06:01

No probable cause.

1:06:011:06:04

End of story.

1:06:041:06:06

There's no proof of what you're telling me

1:06:111:06:13

and the evidence indicates

1:06:131:06:14

you shot the head off the boy you're incriminating,

1:06:141:06:16

so just what do you want anyone to believe?

1:06:161:06:18

Well, if it wasn't for me messing with Nigel's head,

1:06:181:06:20

then both Susan and Josh would still be alive.

1:06:201:06:22

Don't think you'll get some kind of redemption by taking the blame...

1:06:221:06:25

What makes you think I want any kind of redemption?

1:06:251:06:27

I told you I didn't do it.

1:06:271:06:29

Alex, I want to believe you.

1:06:321:06:34

But come on, look at the facts.

1:06:341:06:36

-Facts?

-I want to help you.

1:06:361:06:38

But you've got to help me.

1:06:381:06:40

Give me something to go on, something concrete,

1:06:401:06:42

before it's too fucking late.

1:06:421:06:44

Find Nigel's red book.

1:06:451:06:47

-The book Nigel gave you?

-Yeah, his bible.

1:06:491:06:52

And what would I expect to find in this bible?

1:06:521:06:54

Most things.

1:06:541:06:55

Alex...

1:06:551:06:57

Last time I saw it was in my room.

1:06:571:06:59

-Your room was stripped.

-They must've taken it.

1:06:591:07:01

Who might "they" be?

1:07:011:07:02

They who don't wish to have their secrets betrayed.

1:07:021:07:05

Oh! Secrets! They, them, us, we!

1:07:051:07:08

Listen to you! What are you talking about?

1:07:081:07:09

You've no intention of telling me what really happened.

1:07:121:07:15

I'm just...wasting my time, aren't I?

1:07:151:07:19

Don't you think it's a little odd

1:07:191:07:21

that your Detective McKenzie hasn't spoke to Nigel's parents yet?

1:07:211:07:24

How do you know he hasn't?

1:07:241:07:26

Have a look at the room underneath Nigel's house...

1:07:261:07:30

..before anything else goes missing.

1:07:321:07:34

(Sighs)

1:07:411:07:43

PHONE RINGS

1:08:101:08:13

(Hangs up)

1:08:231:08:25

GATE SQUEAKS

1:08:391:08:41

Oh, God.

1:09:201:09:22

-LIGHT CLINKING

-(Gasps)

1:09:331:09:35

SHUFFLING

1:11:091:11:10

Oh, just scared the crap... (Clears throat)

1:11:301:11:32

(Places torch on the ground)

1:11:371:11:39

GROWLING

1:12:531:12:55

(Gasps)

1:13:021:13:04

-GROWLING

-Oh, fuck.

1:13:041:13:06

-(Barks)

-(Yelps)

1:13:091:13:11

-Oh!

-(Barks)

1:13:161:13:18

(Pants)

1:13:181:13:21

BARKING CONTINUES

1:13:211:13:23

THUMPING

1:13:231:13:25

Oh, fuck.

1:13:321:13:34

(Groans)

1:13:341:13:37

MAN: They were both embalmed.

1:13:511:13:52

Quite an elaborate job, really.

1:13:521:13:55

Whoever did this went to a lot of trouble -

1:13:551:13:57

blood drained, all the main organs removed, including the brain.

1:13:571:14:01

Like taxidermy.

1:14:021:14:04

That's a novel way to look at it,

1:14:041:14:06

but I guess it's a similar procedure.

1:14:061:14:08

-How did they die?

-Both shotgun deaths.

1:14:081:14:12

Excuse me.

1:14:121:14:13

-I don't know why she was there.

-You should have been looking.

1:14:151:14:18

Or didn't you want them found?

1:14:181:14:20

(Sighs) We were searching via normal channels.

1:14:251:14:29

Or should I go around digging up vegetable patches

1:14:291:14:31

every time someone goes missing?

1:14:311:14:33

Well, that depends on the circumstances, doesn't it?

1:14:331:14:35

And what the fuck were you doing down here?

1:14:351:14:39

Your dirty work.

1:14:391:14:41

What's this?

1:14:441:14:45

What? It's nothing.

1:14:471:14:50

And I suppose this is nothing as well.

1:14:511:14:54

Is there something you want to tell me?

1:14:541:14:56

Yes, I'm a member. My father was a member.

1:14:571:15:01

It was passed on to me. It's a business network.

1:15:011:15:03

The last thing they need is to be connected to something like this.

1:15:031:15:06

So you're saying they are connected?

1:15:061:15:07

Don't put fucking words in my mouth.

1:15:071:15:09

There's no conspiracy here.

1:15:091:15:11

The order is about as insidious as the Lions Club.

1:15:111:15:14

Alex Forbes is fucking with your mind, and you're letting him.

1:15:141:15:17

-And you're the psychologist!

-All right, all right.

1:15:171:15:19

I'm sorry. I'm just... looking at all the angles.

1:15:191:15:23

Look, Sal,

1:15:231:15:26

I'm running out of time here.

1:15:261:15:28

I really need to know if the charges I've laid are going to stick.

1:15:281:15:32

In your opinion,

1:15:321:15:35

did Alex Forbes murder Nigel Colbie?

1:15:351:15:38

So did you find the bible?

1:15:401:15:42

Do you know who this is?

1:15:501:15:53

Hi. I'm sorry. You've got to go round to the front of the church.

1:16:091:16:12

-You'll see the entrance...

-Jack.

1:16:121:16:14

These are my parents, Helen and John.

1:16:141:16:16

This is my best friend, Jack. He's working on the play.

1:16:161:16:20

Hi.

1:16:211:16:23

I've heard lots about you, Jack. It's lovely to meet you.

1:16:231:16:26

Um... I'm sorry. I've actually got to head up with this to the stage.

1:16:261:16:30

But, uh...

1:16:301:16:33

..well, I...I hope you enjoy the play.

1:16:331:16:35

Nice to see you've made a friend so easily.

1:16:381:16:40

MAN: Ladies and gentlemen,

1:16:451:16:46

welcome to tonight's performance of Lord Tennyson's play Becket.

1:16:461:16:50

Um...

1:16:501:16:53

The presentation of this play has seen its own vicissitude,

1:16:531:16:56

with the tragic death last month of Susan Mueller.

1:16:561:17:00

As a gesture to her memory,

1:17:001:17:02

her parents asked that the play should proceed.

1:17:021:17:05

So we dedicate tonight's performance to the memory of Susan.

1:17:051:17:08

-Thank you.

-(Audience applauds)

1:17:081:17:13

MUTED ORGAN MUSIC

1:17:131:17:16

So then our good Archbishop Theobald lies dying.

1:17:181:17:21

I'm grieved to know as much.

1:17:211:17:23

But we must have a mightier man than he for his successor.

1:17:231:17:27

Have you thought of one?

1:17:271:17:28

A cleric lately poisoned his own mother

1:17:281:17:31

and being brought before the courts of the Church,

1:17:311:17:33

they but degraded him.

1:17:331:17:35

(Voices fade)

1:17:351:17:37

Damn it, Nigel.

1:17:551:17:57

(Inhales deeply)

1:17:571:17:59

ALEX: And the more I read, the deeper I sank into the pages.

1:18:181:18:22

It was all there - the slaughter of the Cathars,

1:18:221:18:25

the Templars' assassination of Thomas Becket

1:18:251:18:27

and the holy Inquisition,

1:18:271:18:29

resulting in the Templars' excommunication as heretics.

1:18:291:18:32

It all made startling sense,

1:18:451:18:47

like I'd just seen the other side of Escher's staircase.

1:18:471:18:51

I'd woken up.

1:18:511:18:53

Nigel believed that he was a direct descendant

1:18:571:18:59

from the Templar bloodline.

1:18:591:19:03

He was some fucked-up individual.

1:19:031:19:05

He thought that the medieval insignia of the brotherhood

1:19:071:19:10

foretold the power that our union would bring.

1:19:101:19:13

The pike, being a weapon,

1:19:131:19:15

harnessed by the interlinking loops -

1:19:151:19:18

the two of us.

1:19:181:19:20

When I was a child, my father used to stand me in front of that painting.

1:19:361:19:40

He told me stories of courage and bravery,

1:19:401:19:44

how my ancestors had fought to protect their free right.

1:19:441:19:47

It was only then that I realised what Nigel believed.

1:19:541:19:58

I was of the same Templar bloodline.

1:19:581:20:02

Alex, I want the truth.

1:20:061:20:08

Did you do this?

1:20:081:20:11

Is that what you want to hear?

1:20:111:20:13

Alex, we've got people who can help you. You must let them.

1:20:131:20:16

The only thing that you care about is the brotherhood, isn't it?

1:20:161:20:19

Nigel said it, and he was right.

1:20:211:20:22

It's nothing more than puerile male bonding.

1:20:221:20:24

-I know what's best for you.

-No.

1:20:241:20:26

Your friends must be shitting themselves.

1:20:261:20:28

Oh, what are they going to do about their golf club membership?

1:20:281:20:30

Listen. Listen, please. Look at me.

1:20:301:20:33

What was my mother like?

1:20:471:20:49

Do you regret her sacrifice? Was I worth it?

1:20:531:20:55

Alex, your mother's death was not your fault.

1:20:551:20:58

No.

1:20:581:21:00

No, no, no.

1:21:001:21:03

You got her pregnant.

1:21:031:21:04

DOOR BUZZES

1:21:061:21:08

It's time.

1:21:081:21:10

Alex, all I ever wanted was the best for you,

1:21:201:21:23

for the sake of your mother.

1:21:231:21:25

Well, that went well.

1:21:421:21:43

Do you ever get the feeling you might be responsible for all this?

1:21:431:21:48

Don't think I'll need that anymore.

1:21:521:21:53

BUZZER, DOOR OPENS

1:22:121:22:15

You all right?

1:22:251:22:26

Who's Maraclea, Alex?

1:22:421:22:44

ALEX: She was the instrument of Nigel's obsession.

1:22:501:22:53

Jack.

1:22:541:22:56

I knew you couldn't resist a secret rendezvous.

1:22:571:22:59

-What do you want?

-This way.

1:22:591:23:02

ALEX: Maraclea was the lost love of a 13th century Templar.

1:23:041:23:08

As the story goes,

1:23:081:23:10

Maraclea was betrothed to a Knight Templar,

1:23:101:23:13

but died before they could wed.

1:23:131:23:16

And the knight was so tormented by his loss

1:23:161:23:18

that he opened her grave and made love to her body.

1:23:181:23:22

Come on.

1:23:271:23:29

ALEX: Exactly nine months later,

1:23:391:23:41

he was summoned to her grave.

1:23:411:23:43

On opening her coffin,

1:23:431:23:44

he found that her remains had been moved.

1:23:441:23:47

Her head had been placed below her pelvis,

1:23:471:23:50

sitting on top of her thigh bones, which had been crossed.

1:23:501:23:53

Where the hell are we?

1:23:551:23:57

ALEX: A voice told him to guard the skull,

1:24:011:24:03

as it would be the bringer of all power.

1:24:031:24:06

She's yours, Jack.

1:24:411:24:43

She was lying there...

1:24:491:24:51

..and he said since I was her only love,

1:24:541:24:56

it was up to me to d...to do the deed.

1:24:561:25:00

And when I refused,

1:25:021:25:04

he went on about letting down the bloodline,

1:25:041:25:07

and that with the skull we would be complete.

1:25:071:25:10

You didn't know Nigel.

1:25:141:25:16

You didn't know him.

1:25:181:25:20

Do you honestly think that you can help me?

1:25:231:25:25

Did you pull the trigger?

1:25:281:25:31

DOOR OPENS

1:25:311:25:34

MAN ON RADIO: Visibility moderate, or good occasionally, poor later.

1:26:121:26:16

Now on Radio Six, it's time for the evening prayer...

1:26:161:26:20

(Man shouts) What... What's happening? What is happening?

1:26:201:26:22

Good evening.

1:26:221:26:24

An angel said unto Zachariah,

1:26:241:26:27

"Your prayers have been heard.

1:26:271:26:29

"Your wife will bear you a son,

1:26:291:26:32

"and you are to christen him John..."

1:26:321:26:34

-(Woman sobs)

-What is this?

1:26:341:26:37

"..spirit and power of Elijah, turn the hearts of the fathers..."

1:26:371:26:40

Hey? Hmm?

1:26:401:26:42

John. John...

1:26:421:26:45

Will someone tell me what's going on?

1:26:451:26:49

Look at them. LOOK at them.

1:26:491:26:52

I don't know about these. I didn't do this.

1:26:541:26:57

Well, you can imagine my surprise

1:26:571:26:59

when they handed these to me at the lodge.

1:26:591:27:01

And then I come home and find this.

1:27:011:27:03

That is disgusting.

1:27:031:27:05

He can't talk to you.

1:27:051:27:07

-Who's he supposed to talk to?

-Talk? Talk?!

1:27:071:27:08

You call this talk?

1:27:081:27:10

What are you implying?

1:27:101:27:12

-Who took the photos?

-I have never seen them before.

1:27:121:27:16

-Oh.

-Nigel.

1:27:161:27:18

Nigel!

1:27:181:27:20

(Haltingly) They felt it would be best if I left for a while

1:27:231:27:28

to get my family back on track.

1:27:281:27:30

Well, sure, I understand.

1:27:301:27:32

We can't have this sort of thing

1:27:321:27:33

happening in the master's own bedroom, can we?

1:27:331:27:35

-Can we?!

-(Gasps and screams)

1:27:351:27:37

Can we?!

1:27:371:27:38

I'm so very sorry.

1:27:381:27:41

-Tell me why.

-(Sobs)

1:27:411:27:43

Tell me why!

1:27:431:27:45

-(Cries)

-Tell me!

1:27:451:27:47

-Tell me! Tell me!

-I don't know!

1:27:471:27:49

GUNSHOT

1:27:491:27:51

God.

1:27:541:27:57

Oh, God. Oh, God.

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(Sobs) No.

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Jack. You made it.

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-What have you done?

-(Sobs)

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She was chosen.

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Please just put the gun down.

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-Give it to me.

-Don't come near. No!

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Don't come near me! Stay where you are!

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-No!

-GUNSHOT

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Killing is such an extraordinary feeling, isn't it?

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Well, I have my Maraclea.

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How do you feel?

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Jack?

1:29:351:29:38

How do you feel?

1:29:381:29:40

Set the whole thing up, didn't you?

1:29:451:29:47

Come on. We've got work to do.

1:29:521:29:54

(Sighs)

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They're gone.

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I hated him.

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Don't you think they're going to be missed?

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Well, as long as they don't find her for nine months,

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it doesn't really matter, does it?

1:30:501:30:52

You didn't.

1:30:541:30:57

No, you didn't.

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What do you think we're here for?

1:30:591:31:01

You're fucked.

1:31:031:31:06

You're absolutely fucked.

1:31:061:31:08

-And what about you and Susan?

-I didn't do it.

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Oh, come on. I left you with her.

1:31:101:31:13

-I could smell you on her.

-No.

1:31:131:31:16

Did you touch her? I know you felt her.

1:31:161:31:19

-No, no, no.

-It doesn't make any difference now.

1:31:191:31:21

-You can have your Maraclea.

-No. No.

1:31:211:31:23

I'll harvest what awaits me here.

1:31:231:31:25

We will be united!

1:31:251:31:28

It's fated.

1:31:331:31:35

(Nigel shouts) Jack!

1:31:551:31:57

It's over, Nigel.

1:32:031:32:05

It'll never be over. You know that.

1:32:051:32:09

Do it.

1:32:101:32:12

Come on. Do it.

1:32:121:32:14

-Stop it, Jack.

-Do it.

1:32:151:32:19

-Stop walking away, Jack.

-Do it!

1:32:191:32:22

Get off the track.

1:32:231:32:25

-DO IT!

-I showed you the card, remember?

1:32:261:32:29

It's written for eternity.

1:32:291:32:31

Shoot, you fuck!

1:32:311:32:34

Don't move.

1:32:381:32:39

We are not Templars with God-given rights.

1:32:391:32:42

There are no holy wars to fight, Nigel.

1:32:421:32:44

Who's the enemy now?

1:32:441:32:46

We are. Because...

1:32:461:32:49

Because we wanted more from life than it has to offer.

1:32:491:32:53

-You're deluded.

-Why?

1:32:531:32:55

Why am I deluded? This is our fate.

1:32:551:32:58

Right, just shut the fuck up.

1:32:581:33:01

-Pray for me.

-What are you doing?

1:33:021:33:04

Pray for yourself. We're one now.

1:33:041:33:07

GUNSHOT

1:33:071:33:09

What follows, through a system of either intimidation,

1:34:441:34:47

manipulation or coercion,

1:34:471:34:49

is the dominant individual

1:34:491:34:50

begins to focus and influence the thoughts of the subordinate partner.

1:34:501:34:54

This process nurtures a subjective Gestalt,

1:34:541:34:57

where similar thoughts, fantasies and other interlocking elements

1:34:571:35:00

conspire to form a greater and more volatile whole -

1:35:001:35:04

therefore, a merging of like minds.

1:35:041:35:07

Thank you.

1:35:071:35:08

(All applaud)

1:35:081:35:11

PHONE RINGS

1:35:551:35:58

Hello.

1:36:001:36:02

The head's missing.

1:36:371:36:39

-ALEX: Nigel got what he wanted.

-What was that?

1:36:571:37:01

Eternity.

1:37:011:37:03

No, you don't get it, do you?

1:37:071:37:09

But you will.

1:37:121:37:15

You will.

1:37:151:37:17

A necessary means to an end.

1:37:171:37:20

Evil little fucker.

1:37:231:37:25

Do you like history?

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Psychological thriller. Alex, a privileged and intelligent 17-year-old school boy, is charged with murdering his roommate, Nigel. The police bring in Sally, a forensic psychologist, to question him, and she discovers a bizarre world of secrets, mind games and an obsession with the Templar Knights.


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