A Nearly Normal Family (2023) s01e02 Episode Script

Chapter Two

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[bird screeching]
[sirens approaching]
[sirens blaring]
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[shower water running]
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[keys jangling]
So, last night, what did you do?
Well, did you see Stella?
No, uh
Well, when I got back after work,
uh, Stella wasn't home, uh
And then I went out for a meal
with a former colleague, Mikael Blomberg.
I got home around
well, maybe at half eleven.
Do you know what time
your daughter came home?
I think I went to sleep straight away,
because I've no idea.
So, do you have any idea
what Stella was wearing at all?
[mobile phone ringing, vibrating]
- You can answer that.
- Uh
Can wait until later. Let it ring.
No, err
I've no idea.
- [knocking on door]
- Yeah?
[mobile phone ringing, vibrating]
- [Ulrika clears throat]
- [mobile phone ringing]
Ugh, it's about my dad.
His care home.
[woman] Thank you.
- Yeah, um
- [door closes]
And you have no idea
what clothes she had on?
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[cell door unlocks, opens]
[man] It's time.
- Come with me.
- Mm.
[keys jangling]
- [officer] Hi.
- Hi.
I'll be right outside
if you need anything.
Okay. Thanks a lot.
Hi, Stella.
I am Mikael Blomberg, a defence lawyer.
Well, I know your mum. We
we used to work together.
And she's asked me to represent you/
I understand you have
no objections to that?
Very good. Will you take a seat?
[Stella] Mm.
[Stella breathes shakily]
I will do everything possible
to get you out of here as soon as I can.
Um from what I've seen,
the case against you so far
is based on very weak evidence.
When you were arrested by the police,
you were taken in for questioning,
weren't you?
Now, if they should want
to speak to you again,
then it's vital that I'm there.
See, they're not allowed to question you
unless your defence lawyer is present.
That clear?
[Stella] Mm-hmm.
[Mikael] On Monday,
there'll be a detention hearing,
and the prosecutor will demand
to have you arrested for murder.
But the burden of proof
is entirely on them.
So you don't have to say anything at all.
You can remain silent.
[cell phone ringing, vibrating]
Hey, Bitte. Listen
[Bitte] I need to tell you
we are struggling with Thord here.
Just a minute ago,
he slapped a member of staff
and called her a negro.
- I think it's best if you come by.
- Uh, listen.
- I I'm coming now.
- Otherwise, he won't be able to stay.
Okay? Yeah? Yeah.
[indicator blinking]
[clears throat]
[Ulrika groans emotionally]
[Adam] Where is she? Did you see her?
She's in custody.
Well, why do they even believe
that Stella would've done such a thing?
I've no idea, but [sighs]
it's very clear that she knew him.
[Adam] She knew him?
Um who is he? Hmm?
- Just tell me.
- Christoffer Olsen, I gather.
What they said. He's 32
- [sighs]
- Well, he was 32.
Why would Stella be hanging out
with a 32-year-old?
It makes no sense at all.
There is a witness.
And he says
that he saw Stella at the scene,
and heard arguing and shouting
around 1 a.m.
One in the morning?
Look, you must go in. Go in now.
I'm going to the care home.
But but you you're going
to see your pa right now?!
[Ulrika] Yes. I have to.
I have to.
[Adam sighs]
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[door opens]
[officers talking indistinctly]
[door opens]
[door closes]
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Ah, this is absurd.
That you can actually think
my little girl would even be capable
I understand you feel that way, Adam.
But we just wanna find out what went on.
If Stella's innocent,
that's exactly
what needs to come to light.
Stella has nothing to do with this.
Okay, Adam.
But shall we get on
with the interview, then?
Tell me about yesterday
What were your movements?
I was at church nearly all day.
I held a service.
After that, I went food shopping.
Cooked a meal, stuck the football on.
Uh Stella, where was she?
She has a job in the day
And then she was out
with a friend in the evening.
[Anders] Okay, um
Were you in contact with her?
Yeah, yeah. We texted a few times.
And did she reply?
No, I don't think she did.
Or I can't really remember
if she did or not.
So, then, you went to bed,
uh what time was that?
Uh eleven.
Uh think it was just after.
Um, but, um,
couldn't get to sleep.
- [Anders] So, you lay awake?
- Yeah, I lay awake waiting for Stella.
Okay, then, you you were awake
when Stella came home?
Yeah, I know exactly what time it was.
Uh, it was 11:55pm.
How can you be so so exact with that?
We have an alarm clock
on the bedside table.
I I looked at it.
And you're sure it was Stella
who came home? You're sure of that
I spoke to her.
You spoke to her?
Okay, well, do you recall
what she said to you?
Well, you know,
we just said good night.
Are you sure of that?
Yeah, I'm certain.
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It's causing a lot of concern.
Your dad has
a huge problem with socialising.
And to be honest, it's getting so bad
that none of the staff
want to go in his room anymore.
- Yeah.
- Because he is so horrible.
Yeah, I understand.
Well, I've given him a sedative now,
so that he can sleep.
He's in his room
[indistinct background chatter]
[distant coughing]
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[solemn string solo plays
over tense music]
[bells ringing]
It's terrible.
Yeah, you wonder
what the world's coming to.
I mean, here of all places.
I mean, a stabbing.
[Adam] Mm.
[man] He was
he was such a nice chap.
Yes, uh, he's a a decent, decent lad.
Did you know him?
Oh, yes.
And he lived in that house there.
Christoffer was a good lad,
and he always said hello
when he saw you, you know?
I'll tell you what.
But, um. I'll always remember
the cries that night.
They chilled me
to the marrow.
So, you you heard it all, then?
Oh. Yes.
Yeah, yeah. It's hard to sleep at night,
so I was awake and
Uh, so did you see it too?
Uh, no. No.
But I heard it.
And and I saw the girl
earlier that evening.
You you saw the girl?
Yeah. Light hair and a tattoo here.
Here on her arm.
But then, she she was here quite often.
You know what,
I think she was his, um, girlfriend.
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[distant keys jangling]
[doorbell rings]
Hi, Signe. Everything all right?
How's the hip?
It's good, thank you, dear.
[phone notification pings]
[soft instrumental music playing]
["Brother Sparrow" by Agnes Obel playing]
- Voices in the street ♪
- [phone notification pings]
Footsteps on the concrete ♪
Guess I hear just every sound ♪
On the ground ♪
From my window view ♪
I know a colour blue ♪
That can bite so very hard ♪
[Amina] Shall we?
- [Amina] Long day?
- Yeah, bloody long.
- [Amina] Yeah. I can tell.
- [giggling]
Uh, this Friday,
there's a reception at the student union.
Wanna come with me?
'Cause, well, I know you'd enjoy it
if you actually gave it a chance.
If I wanted to party every day,
I would've gone to university.
Anyway, I can't on Friday.
I've got some other plans
So? Like what?
[distant siren wailing]
With Chris?
Don't you see enough old men at work?
He's 32!
Exactly. So old.
You're the old one.
[giggles] Shut it.
["Summer of 99" by Alba August playing]
I never spoke about ♪
How hard I've tried ♪
In a secret box ♪
I keep my heaven inside ♪
And now that I'm here ♪
But never mind my truths and lies ♪
'Cause I still dream ♪
About the clouds in the skies ♪
- [Adam] Hey.
- [Stella] Hi.
Wow, you look nice.
Where are you off to?
have a date with Amina.
[Adam] Okay, have fun. Say hi from me.
- Hello.
- Hi.
[Stella] Hi.
- How are you?
- I'm great.
And you?
- [both chuckle]
- [engine starts]
- You said you work in a café, right?
- Mm-hmm.
But I'm planning
to go travelling next year.
Saving up some cash.
- That's cool.
- Mm-hmm.
So is it a solo trip, then?
Amina was supposed to join me,
but she's at uni now.
But that's for the best really.
that way, I can do what I want.
Um, make my own choices
With no, um,
restrictions or compromises.
- What?
- No, I like it.
"No restrictions or compromises."
You're brave.
- That's cool.
- [chuckles] Okay.
And you? You never told me what you do.
What do I do for a living?
Well, I
work with a number of companies
involved in trading
and that sort of thing.
[mobile phone vibrating]
- Sorry, I have to take this.
- [Stella] Go ahead.
- [Chris] One second.
- [Stella] Mm-hmm.
So, why are you here with me?
Wh what do you mean?
[Stella] Well, I'm just thinking,
haven't you tried Tinder or Match.com?
There'll be loads
of people your age on there.
[chuckles] Match.com?
A new dating site on the,
um Internet.
Uh [clicks tongue]
- It's an expanding digital network.
- [Chris] Uh-huh.
- Mainly for young people.
- Um, yeah, yeah.
- That does ring a bell.
- Uh-huh.
- That digital network thingy.
- Exactly.
[Stella chuckles]
Well, I wasn't sure
if I should get back in touch with you
after what happened in Copenhagen.
Well, given the age difference.
But then,
I came to the conclusion
that I could be with someone
who's 40-plus,
or someone who is your age.
As long as that person is, uh
I think that
[chuckles nervously]
You're interesting.
Mm, great.
Thanks for the, uh, meal.
Thank you.
It was really lovely.
Yeah, it really was.
We should do it again sometime, yeah?
What for?
Um, I got pretty burned
in my last relationship.
Uh she wasn't in a very good place
when it ended.
It was really hard.
So, if it's okay with you,
I'd like to take our time.
Mm, of course. Yeah, absolutely.
[Stella chuckles]
[both chuckle]
[Adam] Why aren't you allowed to sit in
on detention hearings?
It doesn't make sense
for her to be in there without us.
How much longer is this gonna take?
They'll be done soon, now.
- [Adam sighs]
- [door opens]
She's with the prosecutors.
[Mikael] Take care.
- We'll be in touch.
- Yes, we will.
[Ulrika] Jenny Jandsdotter.
Oh shit.
[Adam] What?
- What is it?
- [choked sob]
[Mikael clicks tongue]
Let's go to my office, and
we can talk there.
[Adam] I thought
she was going to be released.
- You promised she would be.
- I certainly did not.
- Why can't we just see her though?
- Settle down, Adam.
Can we let Mikael speak now?
Well, the investigation
has been scandalously dealt with.
Prosecution and police
are locked firmly on Stella.
The evidence is weak,
though they have lately discovered
a shoe print
that they now suspect
is from Stella's shoe.
But there are lots of young people
these days who wear that style of shoe.
I mean, at least half
of Stella's friends wear those trainers.
[Mikael] Mm. And there's a witness
who saw Stella that evening,
outside Olsen's house.
The same witness had seen her there
a number of times.
- What has this
- W wait a second, Adam.
The autopsy report says
that Christoffer Olsen had
pepper spray in his eyes
when he was found.
Stella had a can of the same type
of pepper spray when she was arrested.
Did you know she carried one?
Uh, I've never seen it.
[Mikael] Okay.
Well I've also run a check
on Christoffer Olsen,
and, well, he doesn't seem
to be a saint, so to speak.
He's originally from Stockholm,
but studied here in Lund.
Made a fair sum of money
dabbling in cryptocurrency,
which he then invested in event companies.
And as I understand it,
he has, in recent years, had
quite a few shady business dealings.
So, there are a number of people
who may have wished him ill.
So, we'll have no problem when looking
for alternative, uh, suspects.
Um his ex-girlfriend, for example.
And, uh,
she is Linda Levander.
She reported him
for threatening behaviour and abuse.
However, the investigation was closed.
So she definitely has a motive.
I really don't like him.
Mikael is the best defence lawyer
that I know.
But why can't we see her?
Why can't we talk to her?
- She's just a young kid.
- In the eyes of the law, she's not.
So, this is how it works, huh?
Yes, of course this is how it works.
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- Where are you going?
- [Adam] Can't just sit here.
[Ulrika] Adam.
[seat belt clicks]
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- [dog barking]
- [distant shouting]
- [woman] Hi.
- Hi.
[suspenseful music continues]
[doorbell buzzes]
[footsteps approaching door]
[door unlocking]
[woman] Um, hi.
Are you Linda?
[Linda] Yeah.
My God, what's happened?
Is it about Ma?
It's, uh Christoffer Olsen.
[Linda] I see.
I I I understand that this is difficult.
But I'd be very grateful
if I could talk to you.
- What for though?
- It won't take very long.
Did did Bodil send you here?
[Linda groans softly]
You don't need
to take off your shoes, so
Thank you.
We can sit in here.
[electronic humming]
[Linda sighs, clears throat]
[Adam] Uh, thank you.
[clears throat]
First of all, uh
- I want to offer my sympathy.
- [Linda grunts]
I know that you lived
with Christoffer for some time.
You don't need to, uh
I'm not sad that he's dead.
- But you two were a couple?
- Yeah.
We were together for two years.
What happened, uh, between the two of you?
Uh, Bodil has a couple of questions.
I'm sure you will understand.
She is trying to find some closure.
I feel sorry for her, I really do.
Losing your only child like that
It's awful.
She was lovely, Bodil.
But Chris
What about him?
I don't know if I have
the strength to go there.
What does it matter anyway?
He's dead, isn't he? So
You filed a police report
against Christoffer?
Yeah, but they didn't believe me.
I suppose he did
the same things to her as he did to me.
- To whom?
- St Stella, the murderer.
Why do you say that?
- What do you mean?
- Why do you say it was Stella who did it?
Couldn't it have been someone else?
Uh, like but, like, who?
Do you know
if Christoffer was seeing other girls?
Uh, there may have been other girls
who held a grudge against him?
So, how do you know Bodil?
Are you a priest from Båstad?
I I think I should be on my way.
- Who really sent you here?
- I'm so terribly sorry.
What's your name?
You haven't even told me who you are.
Uh Hello?
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