City Homicide (2007) Episode Scripts

N/A - Ties That Bind

This is it, Liam.
Decision time.
There's a deal on the table and I've worked hard to get it there.
But the magistrate doesn't have to go along with it.
It'd be unusual if he didn't.
Take the offer, Liam.
Give them the name of your accomplice, the one who hurt the girl, then you're free to go back to New Zealand with Anne and the kids, and put this whole mess behind you.
If I even make it to the plane.
I want this deal signed, sealed and delivered before I give up a name.
Fair enough.
(SIGHS) Let's get it happening.
You're doing the right thing.
(BEEP) Solidarity, brother.
Daniel (RAPID GUNSHOTS) (ALARM BLARES) No! Stay here! it's not safe.
(BEEP) (SIRENS WAIL) (POLICE RADIO CHATTER) It always amazes me - why people think they can catch a bullet.
Well, it never works, does it? Crime Scene? On their way.
Touch nothing.
Wouldn't wanna be in their shoes.
Be more than the usual questions asked.
Yeah, like how the hell did someone get a gun past them, the cameras and the metal detectors? Guys.
The senior guard's here.
You wanted a word.
Mr Ingleton, I'm Detective Buchanan.
This is Detective Freeman.
Let's talk downstairs, shall we? I was in the main corridor looking for the police prosecutor, yes.
And you were the only one in the corridor? Er, no, just me, I came out, I didn't see anybody else.
It's just not possible to get a weapon into the building.
What about outside normal hours? Sorry? Say if it was planted in a toilet or something.
No, no, the cleaning and maintenance staff are all thoroughly vetted What about unsecured access points without metal detectors and cameras? Not possible, either.
They're all on electronic Keypads.
What, like this one here? Yeah, yeah.
And the codes are rotated every couple of weeks.
Who chooses them? They're what you call “randomly generated” on a computer.
So who has access to the codes? Just me and my staff, as needed.
But you don't think one of them let in someone with a gun, surely? Well, we're open to all possibilities, Mr ingleton.
Where are these codes kept? In my office.
The court will have no problem with us looking at this document? No, no, no.
The codes will all be changed now, anyway.
What was the number of that exterior access door we just passed? Oh, come on, you can't be serious about this.
All my staff are thoro (KNOCK AT DOOR) Hey, sorry to interrupt, but I've just finished taking a statement from the victim's solicitor.
She reckons she knows who killed her client.
Can you tell us about your client? His name's Liam Phillips.
Liam's a construction worker, a dyed-in-the-wool unionist.
Why would someone want Liam dead? Liam was charged with the invasion of Parnell Constructions.
He and an unknown associate trashed the office using a baseball bat and an iron bar, and And one of the animals bashed one of the female staff.
She suffered permanent brain damage.
Was it Liam? He says not, and for what it's worth, I believe him.
After he found out, Liam couldn't live with himself.
He came to me and he said he wanted to give himself up.
Why you? I used to represent the union.
Before things started going off the rails.
Right, so he got himself a conscience.
Did he give you the name of his mate? He was just about to when this happened.
And now you think that the guy he was gonna name is behind the shooting.
Who else? You told our colleague you knew who the killer was.
Yeah, 'know' as in 'had a bloody good idea'.
The guy's name is Dennis Monk.
He sees himself as the union enforcer.
Monk's a thug.
He spouts a great line in incitement to violence.
Bigger redneck than a Territory truckie.
You from up that way? I'm a Nareema girl.
Nareema's a girl's home in New South Wales.
Before that? Not sure.
My folks are dead.
Car accident.
I was a ward of the state.
Liam had a wife and two little kids.
Yeah, he made a mistake, but he didn't deserve this.
This is the attack on Parnell Constructions.
The guy with the baseball bat is Liam Phillips.
The other one is either Ray Donovan or Dennis Monk.
Similar height and build.
Now, Ray Donovan's the boss and by all accounts, workers' rights actually means what it says for him.
He's a hard man, he's uncompromising but he's straight.
And that was the company owner's niece.
So Workers Rights Union, what's their history? Well, since Monk joined, it reads something like out of a mob movie.
Yeah, cars smashed with baseball bats, machinery sabotaged.
And, most recently, the trashing of Parnell Construction offices.
We're talking a few years jail for the assault in the office.
Murder buys you a much longer stay than that.
I think there was more at stake here, Sarge.
If the DPP had have got a conviction, they'd have had a great shot at getting the union deregistered.
DUNCAN: Meaning? Meaning no more union.
No power.
Liam Phillips was about to take the deal.
Naming his accomplice.
Yeah, more than likely Monk.
And at the same time, the union, they would've been stuffed.
Maybe Donovan just couldn't let that happen.
You really like the sound of your own voice, don't you, darling? If you'd kept your dogs on a leash, none of this would've happened.
Was it worth it, Ray? (LAUGHTER) Listen, what happened to Liam was tragic, but it's not my problem and it's certainly not yours.
Liam was my client! He shouldn't have been, because you don't give a rat's about this union.
Like you and your thugs do? Listen, you cow This union is in deep trouble because of you and your kind, Monk.
You're gonna pull me into line, are you? Liam Phillips would've done that.
At least he had some shred of decency! Well, Liam's dead.
Because you killed him, you arsehole.
Shut up, you silly cow.
A defenceless man, you gutless Shut it! Hey! Stop right there! Police! Back off.
(JEERING) This stops now.
Everyone back off, or I'll arrest the lot of you.
You OK? Yeah.
I'm fine.
You can't keep me here.
I know my rights.
I'm sure you do.
It was an unprovoked attack.
DUNCAN: You mean your attack on Grace Barlow? Oh, no, she provoked me alright.
And I restrained you.
Pity you didn't restrain yourself, innit? And her for that matter.
RHYS: it's our belief that you and Ray Donovan were involved in a conspiracy to kill Liam Phillips.
Why would we kill Liam? He was a brother.
When it comes to us and them, he was with us.
RHYS: Was he? Solid.
Except he was on the verge of naming names, wasn't he? What for? The attack on Parnell Constructions, who was with him and who planned it.
Liam could've done it with anyone.
Parnell had pissed off a lot people.
Geoff Parnell is a good old-fashioned bloodsucking capitalist.
He's got absolutely no regard whatsoever for the welfare or the rights of his workers.
Is that right? Yeah.
So before you start sticking us with it, maybe you should take a closer look at him.
We believe that Liam Phillips was murdered due to revelations he was about to make, revelations that would've resulted in the deregistration of your union.
That is pure speculation.
I'll say it for you again - I had nothing to do with the attack on Parnell Constructions, or with the death of Liam Phillips! No? Not even to protect your precious union from deregistration? Where were you at 10am yesterday? Picking daisies.
In a meeting.
With members.
We were discussing Geoff Parnell's intentions to illegally terminate employment of our members.
They would do that, wouldn't they, cover for each other? Solidarity.
The union the only possible player? No.
The girl who was injured at the construction office is related to Geoff Parnell.
Daughter? Niece.
You're thinking revenge? it's a strong motive.
And he's a self-made man who's kicked plenty of backsides growing his construction business.
MONK: See you later, boys.
Can't say it's been a pleasure.
You're letting them go? You're kidding me.
Piss off, Parnell.
In here, please, Mr Parnell.
You start getting up me while these bastards wander off and burn my building down or something? We don't have to burn your building, mate, because we'll shut you down Arseholes! Over my NICK: Take Mr Parnell inside, please, Allie.
Get off me, you prick! You wanna have another try, do you? Or do you just take on defenceless civilians.
Ooh, I'm terrified, Ray.
I've bit off more than I can chew this time.
Oh, you count on it, you have.
Cocky black bastard.
Come on! Freeman! Freeman! Get him out of here.
What were you thinking putting the two of them in the same room? I thought if I didn't put Duncan in Monk's interview, it would show a lack of conviction on our part.
A lack of conviction.
You could be accused of inflaming the situation.
I wanted to keep the pressure on the suspect to show him we were in charge.
And you didn't think to inform me of the earlier altercation? I planned to, Sarge Come in.
Calmed down, have we? I'm fine, thanks, Sarge.
Yeah? Well, I'm not.
This is the second time you've allowed this man to provoke you, is it not? The first time he was hitting a woman.
At which time you struck him, and then attempted to break his nose with that thick head of yours.
That is unreasonable use of force, Duncan.
I'm gonna have to ask you this.
Your behaviour, has it got anything to do with the race of the woman in question? I think you know me a little bit better than that, Sarge.
I don't know what I know about you.
What are you gonna do about this, Sergeant? You're off the case, Duncan.
Allie can take over.
But Nick and I are about to interview Geoff Parnell.
No, you're on corro.
Duncan, you have put yourself in a position where not only your safety but your integrity may well have been compromised.
It is now your word against all of theirs at any disciplinary hearing, and let me tell you, that can and has put an end to careers.
And cases.
Nick and Allie will interview Parnell.
Make sure Allie's across your notes.
I've had the odd run-in with the union over the years, sure.
We're on opposite sides.
These pricks just hate being beaten at their own game.
You play pretty tough, don't you? It's a tough world.
You have to be tough to survive.
I push the rules to the limits from my end, that's all.
No broken heads, then? No.
What about your niece? She's got permanent brain damage, according to her medical files.
She's not part of the equation.
One of the men that injured her is now dead.
That makes her very much part of the equation.
Why? You think I killed him because of what he did? Did you? No.
Were you in court for the hearing? There was no way I could sit through it.
So you went round the back, gained access via a security door, delivered some justice of your own? No.
I went to the hospital to see my niece.
That's it.
So, this conversation is over, right? It's not a conversation, Mr Parnell, this is an interview.
And it's over when we say it is.
Which was about 20 minutes ago, when his Lawyer got involved.
You get anywhere? No.
He's full of it.
Like the union.
Damn it! Mate, you can't be surprised you're off it.
You decked the guy once and then you had a second crack at him.
Matt didn't even try and argue the point.
What, with Wolfie? Why should he? Matt's balls are on the block as well.
And you were out of control at the union office, you know that.
Unreasonable force, my black arse.
One common denominator, right? And that is? The race thing.
He called you a black bastard and the woman that he attacked And here was I thinking you had brains.
Well, so what? Don't tell me you've got the hots for her.
Don't be stupid.
It's a homicide, she's a witness.
I would have lost it no matter who Monk was laying into.
Mindless thugs like him shouldn't be allowed to get away with that crap.
But punching people out is not an option.
Now you're off the case, and Monk and Donovan have got a handy police brutality card up their sleeves when we nail them.
We? What do you mean 'we', white man? Whoever killed Phillips had to have had somebody on the inside if they were gonna get him in the court.
How are we going on that? The software from the security pads shows that door 17 was accessed from both in and out during the time of the gunshots.
So that's definitely how our shooter got in, and how he escaped.
Any cameras on that entrance? None.
And we've checked all the security staff firearms.
None were fired.
And ballistics say it was a smaller calibre gun.
Still, we're gonna re-run all the interviews with the security staff, anyway.
According to Nick, the codes were locked in a drawer in the security office.
Whoever passed them on had to know where to find them.
Yeah, that makes sense.
Well, you and Allie can run the interviews.
Actually, Sarge, can somebody else could do that? I need some personal time, effective immediately.
Is something wrong? Just something that I need to deal with.
Head security guard from the court is downstairs.
He wants to talk.
Just a minute, thanks, Nick.
The most I can give you without a certificate is five days.
We're already up against it without Duncan.
Oh, I understand that.
No, that's enough time, thanks, Sarge.
Can you get Allie and Rhys to interview Ingleton? Why five days? I need some time out.
From Homicide or from me? When were you gonna tell me? We can't have this conversation at work.
You had it with Matt.
I'm sorry.
I just need somespace.
I think you do too.
Can't we just Can we talk about it? Yes, we could talk about it.
But this is the one thing we never talk about.
We deliberately avoid talking about it.
If we stay together, one of us is gonna have to leave Homicide.
Why didn't you tell us this yesterday, Mr Ingleton? I just didn't think of it at the time.
I mean, bloody hell, a guy's just been shot dead, hasn't he, you know? RHYS: Yeah, but we were talking to you about security arrangements.
You're supposed to be off this one.
I just didn't remember it at the time.
ALLIE: But how could you not remember? Well, I've been a bit preoccupied.
I mean, my job could be on the line over this.
I've got a wife, young kids.
When did this incident happen, exactly? About 10 days ago.
It was definitely within the last rotation period for the security codes, that's for sure.
OK, so you were coming back to your office 10 days ago and She's coming out, yes.
Use names, Thomas, for the record.
Grace Barlow, the Lawyer.
RHYS: And you're willing to sign a statement to that effect? Yes.
Grace Barlow was coming out of the security office.
And she should never have been in there in the first place.
Did she explain herself? Yes.
She said she was worried about the safety of one of her clients, wanted to talk to me about it, put us all on alert.
Did she name that client? Yes.
Liam Phillips.
Alright, so you're saying you think Grace Barlow could have checked out the security access code for door 17? And passed it on to someone else, yes.
Now, why would she wanna do that? Why would she organise to have her own client killed? I don't know.
I'm just telling you what I remembered, you know? The access codes are kept locked in a drawer, right? Yes.
And that's why I've been worried about losing my job.
It's why I was coming back to the office.
I'd left my keys on the desk.
RHYS: You left your keys on the desk? No way.
It was bloody careless of me.
That doesn't make sense.
All things aside that doesn't make sense, mate.
Detective Freeman, take a seat.
I'll be with you in a minute.
We may not have a minute.
I need to talk to you now.
Why? What do you want? The truth.
Have you been lying to us about your involvement in the murder of Liam Phillips? What? What are you talking about? Of course I wasn't involved.
Have you ever been in the security office at the Magistrates' Court? No.
Don't lie to me, Grace.
I'm not lying Yeah, once.
Only for a minute.
But I went in there to see Tom, the head guard.
And? I went in, he wasn't there.
I came out, saw him in the corridor, I spoke to him there about Liam's security arrangements.
What is this about? All the access codes for all the secure areas are kept in that office.
That's ridiculous.
You think I let someone in to kill Liam? Well, somebody did! Well, not me! No, because it doesn't make sense.
I just wanted to hear it from you.
Well, now you've heard it, so I suggest you leave so I can get back to my work.
Duncan? What are you doing here? Looking for legal advice.
What is going on? Can somebody please answer my question? Miss Barlow, we're currently applying for a warrant to search these premises, but we can undertake a legal search if you give us your permission.
Are you prepared to do that? Is this about Liam Phillips's murder? Yes, it is.
Search away.
Like I just told Detective Freeman, I had no part in my client's death.
Knock yourselves out.
Oh, Duncan, still in detention, eh? Very funny.
Oh, hello.
I'm Detective Senior Constable Duncan Freeman from the Victorian State Police.
Yeah, I'm just inquiring about a former resident.
The name's Barlow.
Grace Barlow.
Hey, you're meant to be off this.
Don't let the Wolf catch you.
I'm not on it, right? Right.
Different Grace Barlow.
Nothing? After Duncan gave her the heads-up, I doubt it.
Duncan wasn't here, OK? Yeah, OK, whatever you say.
Detective Freeman didn't give me a heads-up.
He came here to ask me a few questions and I gave him some answers.
I've got nothing to hide.
Maybe because you already hid it.
Found this in the rubbish out back.
Access code to door 17.
One - that's not my handwriting.
Two - anybody can buy these legal pads at any stationer's.
And three - I wasn't present to observe your colleague finding that in my rubbish.
One - anyone can disguise their handwriting.
Two - you happen to have a whole bunch of those legal pads.
And three - Senior Constable Mills is willing to sign a sworn statement saying when and where she found this.
Yeah, well, someone put it there.
it's a set-up.
Are you stupid? Who would want to set you up? The union.
You helped them gain access.
Why? I don't have anything to do with them anymore.
I represented Liam Phillips and I was gonna advise him to take a deal from the DPP, which is another good reason why I didn't have anything to do with Liam Phillips's murder.
It doesn't make sense! What about Thomas lngleton's statement? You were in his office.
Duncan Save it, Matt.
NICK: Explain it again.
You're only gonna end up in more trouble if you don't get some distance here.
These are your financial records.
That practice of yours isn't doing so well, is it? She's been set up.
take on pro bono work.
You struggle.
So, what, you weren't being paid for this number? For your involvement in the murder of Liam Phillips? Why don't you just tell us who you gave the access code to? You know how this works - favourable mention, all that.
Yes, I know how it works.
I admit to something that I didn't do so you get a conviction.
You're going to have to do better than that, detectives.
You cut her loose? Had to.
Pending further inquiries.
Look, Duncan, we all know this stinks of a set-up, but evidence is evidence and you still need to look at it.
You expect me to have an argument with that? Yeah.
Yeah, I guess I do.
Come on, what is it? Well, one thing, if she wrote down that number, why didn't she just give it to the person that she stole it for? Why keep it? Or why dump it where we can so easily find it, hey? I'm done for the day.
I'm going to the pub.
Drink somewhere else.
I don't want any company.
What's going on? If I'm gonna be hanging out to dry with you here, I wanna know why.
That way I can either help you, or cover my traitorous arse when things go horribly wrong.
Why are you backgrounding Grace Barlow? Have you been going through my stuff? Yeah.
I wanna have your back, but I can't unless I know what's going on.
It's not a black thing.
I believe her because she's credible, plus she's got no motive.
And all the the evidence against her, at best, is questionable.
We've got better suspects on that board right there.
And you've got the hots for her.
I'm going for that drink now.
And if it's still OK by you, I don't want any company.
Just a few more questions, if that's OK.
Just a few loose ends that we need to tie up.
Oh, how can I help? I gave a statement to the other detectives yesterday.
I know.
That's what I wanna talk to you about.
You're sure that you saw Grace Barlow coming out of this office? Yes.
And you were returning to this office because you'd left your keys here? Yeah, yeah.
Pretty hard to forget your keys when they're tied to your belt.
Yeah, l-I'd unclipped the chain earlier.
It gets in the way when you sit down.
Doesn't look too uncomfortable.
So in your statement, you said the keys were on the desk.
That's right, yeah.
And the drawer was locked? Yeah.
So? Put the keys on the desk.
Now unlock the drawer.
There's a lot of them, um How did she know which key it was? I don't know.
She must have tried them.
I don't know.
How long did you say she was in here? An hour? Didn't you say you only left your keys for a couple of minutes? Listen, she was in here.
She had to have unlocked this cabinet and passed on that code.
It all seems a bit too convenient to me.
The one day that she comes into this office, you happen to forget your keys.
Yeah, well, I don't have to listen to this.
Yes, you do.
Because you're lying to me! And because, for some reason, you wanna put Grace Barlow in the frame! Why would I wanna do that? Because if she's in the frame, then there's no room for you in it.
Because you're the one that passed on that access code, aren't you? Mr Ingleton would like to revise his statement.
I was the one who copied the access code and passed it on.
ALLIE: And did it come to be found in Grace Barlow's rubbish? I put it there.
It was all starting to come apart and I needed to look after my job.
RHYS: What about the legal pad? (LAUGHS) There's dozens of them all around the courthouse.
I knew you'd search her offices after I spoke to you.
So you just gave out the security code, did you? Who did you supply the access code to, Mr Ingleton? I don't know who it was.
It was all done by phone.
I was given a mobile number to call.
Which I checked.
Throwaway, prepaid.
RHYS: So, what happened when you called the number? The guy on the phone threatened me and my family.
Did you recognise the voice? No.
I don't know who it was.
But then there were more threats.
Then my car got smashed up.
I had to give him that code.
I had no idea what was gonna happen, butthen that bloke was killed.
Who's to say my family won't be next? Look, no-one can do anything if they're in jail, OK? I'll put this right, about Miss Barlow, I mean.
But I don't know who I gave that number to.
And I swear to you that's the honest truth.
He really doesn't.
I already tried.
You did well.
Should we be checking him for bruises? We don't need an answer, anyway, do we? Smashing up cars and threatening phone calls, it's either gonna be Ray Donovan or Dennis Monk.
The union.
Where are you off to now? Something I've gotta to do.
Hey, how are you? If it wasn't for those coffees, this could be police harassment.
(LAUGHS) You sure you can afford to be seen with me? Well, you're not a suspect anymore.
I meant a Lawyer.
Ingleton the security guard set you up.
I don't even know the guy.
Well, it's amazing what fear will do to you.
Who was he scared of? We haven't worked that out yet.
Thanks for sticking by me.
Your mates already had me fitted for prison fatigues and a six-by-three.
Not really.
They were just doing their job.
And you weren't? Thought it maybe had something to do with this.
Not you too.
Either that, or you'd taken a fancy to me.
Let's just say I knew that you didn't set up your client.
See, now I'm disappointed.
A nice, handsome, black detective, and me, a totally available, sexy black Lawyer.
Just think of the babies we could make.
Just kidding.
I'd better get back to work.
Only just getting to know each other.
I'll see you soon.
What about tonight? Dinner? OK.
I'll call you.
We got sidetracked.
Grace Barlow's in the clear.
Ingleton tried to frame her to save himself.
But we still don't know who the security access code was given to.
We could try waterboarding Ingleton, but he can't tell us something he doesn't know.
What about a deal? He was coerced.
No, he's too scared.
He won't go near it, Sarge.
He knows what we're dealing with here.
These people are violent.
They're violent alright.
Check this out.
This is our killer, and that is lngleton's car he's smashing.
To make him hand over the access code.
RHYS: So, is it Donovan or Monk? ALLIE: Or some other thug.
We've discounted Geoff Parnell, have we? Not per se, Sarge.
But why kill Liam Phillips? He was about to hand over the guy that bashed his niece.
Plus, Parnell went to the hospital, like he said.
We checked.
Well, that leaves the two unionists.
They're only alibied by their fellow members.
All of who are more than happy to lie to save the union.
Get them in.
Over to you, Sergeant.
So, we bringing in Donovan and Monk? Yes.
You two interview Monk.
Allie, you and I will take Donovan.
Time for a bit of divide and conquer.
I told you, I don't know anything about this.
We've got a signed statement A confession relating to the conspiracy to murder Liam Phillips.
And who's supposed to have given you this confession? A security guard at the court.
He's confessed to passing on a security code to an access door, under duress.
I've got no bloody idea what you're talking about.
His family were threatened, he himself was threatened, so he passed on the code.
Not to me, he didn't.
We're not suggesting it was given to you.
We're suggesting it was given to Ray Donovan, and then he passed it on to you.
And you used it to gain access to the rear corridor of the court and kill Liam Phillips.
You're pissing in the wind, mate.
Really, 'mate'? What would you say if I told you that Dennis Monk has claimed you did? He wouldn't say that.
Your union's not as important to him as it is to you.
You think he wouldn't point the finger at you to buy himself a few points? I know he wouldn't.
He's a brother.
You know how important the union is to Ray.
Is it important enough for him to try and dump the whole thing on you? That doesn't sound like the Ray Donovan I know.
You're lying.
You wouldn't know the first thing about unions - you and your precious State Police Federation or whatever you call it.
You're nothing but a bunch of jumped-up civil servants.
Our union's had to fight tooth and nail for every inch of ground and, let me tell you, all of it deserved, whatever the bosses might say.
That, mate, is what makes us solid.
So you think Monk wouldn't sell out the union? He's a brother, mate! No, he's a thug.
Not a very bright one either.
Look, I might have picked a few fights, smashed a few windows, frightened a few people, but killing somebody, that's not my game.
So who did it? I told you, I don't know.
I was in a meeting.
Donovan too? Yes.
He's putting it on you.
No, he isn't.
(LAUGHS) No, he isn't.
We don't sell each other out.
(SIGHS) Yeah? How are you going? Not so good.
You get anything from the union guys? Not so far.
We tried bluffing them, but they're sticking solid.
Solidarity forever, eh? Yeah.
We're letting them think about things for a while, then we'll have another crack.
You may not need to.
Security footage of someone bashing lngleton's car.
We've seen this before.
Just keep watching.
What am I doing here? Haven't you arrested those arseholes yet? If you're referring to Ray Donovan and Dennis Monk, we let them go.
What did you do that for? ALLIE: We didn't have the evidence to hold them.
I thought Duncan was off this, Sergeant.
Miss Barlow is no longer in the mix, Sarge.
Miss Barlow is only half the problem.
An operational decision, Senior Sergeant.
and then you pull me up if I get anything wrong, OK? So, you've been feuding with the Workers Rights Union for years.
You'd tried everything to bring them undone.
Court orders, non-union labour.
Nothing worked.
And then when they ran through your office and one of them bashed your niece Your beautiful, beautiful Christina.
Your favourite.
And you knew it was the union and you couldn't prove it.
Then Liam Phillips, he gave himself up.
And he became the focus of your hatred.
But you couldn't get to Phillips because they had him hidden somewhere safe.
So you got to Thomas Ingleton the head of security, and pretending to be the union, you threatened him and you smashed his car.
No, it's the union! See, that's how they work.
No, that's what you were hoping.
And you knew that Ingleton would think the same.
And it worked.
He gave you the access codes.
So on the day of the hearing I went to visit Christina.
Ask the hospital! Great alibi.
But you had time to get back to the court.
(SCOFFS) I checked.
I walked the distance.
And then you used the access code to get in, then you killed Liam Phillips.
Got it all wrong.
I didn't shoot him.
They did it, Donovan and Monk.
Which one? I don't know! One of them! Donovan gave the order, Monk did the shooting.
It's as plain as the nose on my bloody face.
One of these bastards trashed lngleton's car, then they broke into the court, they shot Phillips.
See, he's wearing the same gear he did when they trashed my place.
That's what you were counting on.
You thought if the police couldn't tell who invaded your office, there's no way they'd be able to tell who smashed up this car.
I'm telling you, that's Monk.
That is you.
You thought you knew where the security cameras were, didn't you? But car windows are like mirrors.
Hello, Geoffrey.
So, you trashed the car to get the access codes to get into the court, and then you killed Liam Phillips.
But Liam Phillips didn't assault your niece.
He was just about to tell his Lawyer who did the bashing and who ordered it.
You killed the only person who could have convicted them and brought down the union.
ALLIE: Mr Parnell, would you like to make a statement? Mr Parnell? Christina is She was clever and smart .
and she was really she was really funny.
She was like my daughter.
I'm a pretty serious sort of a bloke, not many people make me laugh, but Christina .
will nevernever recognise me again.
She will She will never smile again.
I had to do something, didn't I? Didn't I? Geoff Parnell? God, what a bloody tragedy.
So Donovan and Monk are going to walk? Can't hold them.
Got no evidence.
Aren't you cold? I can never get used to these Melbourne winters.
Yeah, me neither.
So, where are your mob from? They're from the Territory.
I was a ward of the state too.
But not in New South Wales.
I was shipped to Queensland.
I was seven.
My God.
I was two.
Why so late for you? I'd spent a lot of time in hospital.
I mean, the place I was at was OK.
I mean, there was no horror stories.
But it was not as cushy as Nareema, I bet.
Nareema wasn't cushy.
You ever get back up there? When I was older, I tried to hook up with my mob up there but it just didn't work out.
I ended up being a cop up there for a while, until I blew the whistle on a couple of crooked cops - whitefellas - and my bosses, they thought it was best to move me out, so they sent me here to Victoria.
And that's when I took up the name Freeman.
Free man.
Get it? Yeah, I get it.
And I'm a free woman.
Do you remember your parents getting killed? I was two.
I remember a blue tarpaulin and a hand sticking out.
That's all.
I was taken to hospital, then to Nareema.
I don't remember much at all.
All I had, somewhere in the back of my head, was an image.
I thought it was a dream.
A little kid crying in the middle of the road.
And a blue tarpaulin.
You mean .
I'm that kid? It's funny, when .
when I first saw you .
I saw Mum.
Then I knew it wasn't a dream.
I mean, your foster name, it threw me.
Until I looked into it.
So I'm a homicide detective, Grace.
And my little sister's a Lawyer.