A Nearly Normal Family (2023) s01e03 Episode Script

Chapter Three

[indistinct chatter]
[keyboard keys clacking]
[door opens]
[man] Adam Sandell?
[door closes]
Hello, Adam. How can I help you?
You said it was something important.
[Adam] Linda Levander. Olsen's ex.
Are you aware that she has a pair
of exactly the same shoes as Stella?
It might well have been her
who left a print at the murder scene.
How do you know what shoes she wears?
No, the question is,
why you haven't even looked into it.
Adam, sit down.
Sit down.
[Adam sighs]
[Thelian] We are investigating
all possible angles.
We really are.
But that doesn't mean
we can release Stella.
She's suspected
of murdering her boyfriend.
Stella, she didn't have a boyfriend.
Here's a text message
from Stella to Christoffer Olsen.
"Thinking about you 24/7."
"You are the sexiest
and hottest creature on Earth."
"So incredibly happy to have met you."
And this is just one message
among hundreds.
[clicks pen]
I know why you're doing this.
I know.
It must be awful
not to be able to protect your own child.
I get that.
But this is not how to do it.
[Adam sighs]
[door opens, closes]
[unsettling music playing]
Excuse me!
Uh, excuse me.
Are you Jenny Jandsdotter?
The prosecutor?
- Um you're Adam Sandell?
- Yes.
This is highly inappropriate.
- I just wanna ask you a question.
- I really cannot talk to you I'm sorry.
- It's import
- Don't touch me.
I'm really sorry.
Why aren't we allowed to see our girl?
Do you realise
what you're doing now is intimidation?
I'm trying to comprehend
why you're doing this.
You're not allowed to talk to me. Huh?
You're destroying our lives!
[solemn music playing]
[radio host] Some people have been injured
and a police operation
is currently underway
in the centre of Malmö.
According to the police,
one of the men has been taken to hospital.
And reports have now come in
that a 19-year-old woman
previously suspected of murdering
32-year-old entrepreneur Christoffer Olsen
is now in custody
and being questioned by the police.
In other news,
new research shows that sleep has
[releases handbrake]
[tense music playing]
Hi. You all right?
[man whispers] I'm sure he knows Stella.
[knocking on door]
- Hey.
- Hey.
- You busy?
- No, not at all. Not at all.
- Here.
- Oh, that for me?
Thank you. Thank you.
Um yeah,
I have a wedding consultation shortly.
Liam and Samira.
Yeah, that's what
I wanted to talk to you about.
Oh yeah?
They have cancelled.
Yeah? So, what's their new date, then?
No, it's not a new date they want.
They want another priest, sadly.
[priest sighs]
Oh, I see.
- [priest] Adam.
- Yeah?
Wouldn't it be best
if you took a couple of weeks off?
And maybe contact
your pastoral counsellor?
[priest] Okay.
[Adam] Thank you.
[tense music playing]
[keys jangling]
[doorbell buzzes]
[door opens]
[door closes]
[doorbell buzzes]
[indistinct message over radio]
- [switch clicks]
- [guard inhales deeply]
Full restrictions apply.
That means no Internet and no telephone.
But, uh I can get you a few books
so that you have something to read,
if you like?
[distant doorbell buzzes]
[guard] Are you okay?
[Stella] Mm-hmm.
Mm. See you soon.
[door lock turns]
[footsteps receding]
[door opens]
[shouting in distance]
[woman] Wait! No!
Oh, that's it, mark her. Come on!
[girl 1] That's it!
[woman] Amina, in position.
Well done, girls!
[girls shouting encouragement]
[woman] Come on girls, focus!
[shouts of encouragement]
- [girl 2] Well done, Ebba.
- [woman] Nice!
Come on girls!
[girl chatting indistinctly]
[Amina] Babe!
[Stella] Chris is working
in Stockholm this week.
- [Amina] Oh?
- He asked if I wanted to come along.
My God, you really are nuts about him.
Look, you can't stop smiling
when you talk about him. [giggles]
I haven't got it that bad,
but I do like him.
- [Amina] Mm.
- And he's nice.
- Pretty hot too.
- He's really hot.
[both giggle]
So, I'll tell my dad
I'm staying at a mate's holiday home,
so back me up?
What do you think about these?
- The white ones?
- Yeah.
- Well not quite your style.
- Hm.
["Wishful Thinking" by Augustine playing]
I was only wearing dreams ♪
A wishful thinking ♪
Now I'm naked in your scheme ♪
As I keep on drinking ♪
I was only wearing dreams ♪
Hi. Stella.
Uh, Sandell.
Now I'm naked in your scheme ♪
As I keep on drinking ♪
[Stella] Hi. [giggles]
- [Stella] How are you?
- Good. And you?
[Stella chuckles]
[suspenseful music playing]
This is great! [chuckles]
[Chris chuckles]
[Stella giggles]
[Chris chuckles]
Is it all right?
- It'll do, yeah.
- Is that right?
- [giggling] It'll do.
- Ah, okay. [chuckles]
[both chuckle]
[Stella] I mean,
I've kinda lived in Lund all my life,
but I still don't really know
if I feel at home there.
It feels like there's a whole world
out there that I wanna see, you know?
You're restless?
No, I wouldn't say I'm restless. I'm
more eager, you know?
[romantic ballad playing in background]
And you?
What are your dreams?
Same as everyone else, I guess.
Love and joy.
You not scared of being let down?
Uh, I'm actually more scared
of letting myself down, really.
For me, that ship sailed a long time ago,
and I really cannot be
any more disappointed in myself
than I am right now.
[Chris chuckles softly]
What is it?
You have your demons, then.
You try to hide it,
but I can see they're there.
Well, everyone has
both light and dark in them.
It's more about which side
that you choose to embrace, I guess.
- [Chris] Mm.
- Yeah.
Or that's what my dad says anyway.
That sounds so easy,
like, if you choose the light
then everything'll be fine.
Well, sometimes
you can't control these things.
Can I ask you something?
what really happened
between, um,
you and your ex?
[Chris] Linda?
Yeah, you said it ended really badly.
[sighs] Um
well, her love died, I guess.
[Stella] How do you mean?
At the start, it all went so fast.
It was going great, but
then she changed.
She was jealous and controlling.
So I I tried to end things, and she, um
threatened to kill herself.
Uh, um,
she's on some, uh, medication now.
So, do you ever contact her now?
Mm. Well, those years affected me.
But I really hope
she's in a better place now.
- [distant horn honking]
- [distant siren wailing]
[Chris] Wait.
[tense music playing]
Look, um
[grunts softly]
[waves crashing]
[wind blowing]
[tense music continues]
[breathing deeply]
[footsteps approaching]
[romantic music playing]
Are you okay?
[romantic music continues]
[easy listening music playing]
- [woman] Excuse me.
- Yeah?
- [woman] Are refills included?
- Uh, yes.
Ah, thank you, dear. Thanks.
[Linda] Stella. Stella! [clears throat]
- I'm, uh, Linda Levander. I used to
- Oh, yeah, I know who you are.
[Linda] Oh okay.
He told you 'bout me?
What'd he say?
Oh, but don't say it.
He told you
that I was jealous, controlling psycho.
Don't believe him.
You don't know him like I do.
Perhaps I know him better than you do.
[sighs heavily]
Just get away from him.
If that's all you've got to say,
then you better leave now.
Stella, Christoffer has
a big cupboard in his living room.
Look in one of the drawers,
and you'll understand.
[door opens]
[Stella] Chris told me she's jealous, but
[Amina] You're joking?
No, but she must've been taking something,
because she was, like
- I mean, it was, like, creepy.
- That sounds weird. Wanna meet up?
Uh, actually, I thought
I'd meet up with Chris tonight.
But, uh, we can hook up tomorrow?
- Sure. Shall we carry on
- [call waiting beeping]
- Hang on.
- t hat new series we started?
Hang on. One second.
I think that's Chris ringing right now.
- [call waiting beeping]
- Uh, can we talk later?
- Uh
- Yeah, no worries.
Kiss, kiss. See ya.
[keypad beeps]
- Hi. You, all right?
- [Chris] Yeah.
- Just thinking of you.
- Me too.
- Are you at work?
- [giggling] No, just finished.
[suspenseful music playing]
[banging in distance]
[doorbell pings]
[door unlocking]
[Stella] Hello.
- Hey.
- [Stella] Hi.
- Welcome.
- [banging]
Thanks. Here.
- Hermitage.
- [giggles]
- Lovely.
- Mm.
- Come in.
- Thank you.
[door closes]
[door lock turning]
[Stella] What a cool place.
A lot of paintings.
[chuckles] Make yourself at home.
- [cork pops]
- [Stella] Whoo! [giggles]
Nicely done. [giggles]
[Chris] Voilà.
[gentle instrumental music playing]
[music fades out]
You are truly gorgeous.
[chuckles softly] Thank you.
Mm. Wait here.
- One second.
- Mm.
[drawer sliding open]
[drawer sliding closed]
[Chris] May I?
I'd like to remember you this way.
Open and
[Stella] Mm
[hesitating] I, uh
But you're lovely.
[Stella sighs]
Come here instead.
- Please.
- Okay.
[Chris] Mm.
[tense music playing]
[music fades out]
[suspenseful music playing]
[slides drawer open]
[footsteps approaching]
[door opens]
[ominous music playing]
Hi, honey, I'm home.
[door closes]
[bag rustling]
- Hello.
- [Chris] Good morning.
- What's that you got?
- Oh, um, I don't know.
[Chris] You hungry?
- A little.
- Mm. Great.
Got some options for you.
[distant footsteps approaching]
[door unlocking]
[door opens]
- [guard] Hey.
- [door lock buzzes]
- I'll come pick you up when you're done.
- [Stella] Mm.
[woman] Come in.
Thanks, Nalle.
- Hi, Stella.
- Hi.
Shirin, the psychologist in residence.
Don't need a psychologist.
I understand.
You know,
I see everyone in here once a week.
[sighs] I assure you
that it's not just you.
It's just the way it is here.
First off, I just want you to understand
I'm not assisting
in the police investigation.
I am just here for you.
So that you can talk to somebody.
And we we can talk about anything.
Anything at all.
Or nothing.
Or nothing. Absolutely.
How long have you had that?
The tattoo?
Few years.
- [Shirin] What does it mean?
- Nothing.
It's just a silly thing.
My mum doesn't like tattoos.
And you?
What tattoos you got?
You have a
tribal on your calf?
Or perhaps a Chinese sign
on the small of your back?
No. [claps]
On your left shoulder blade,
there you've got a butterfly,
symbolizing freedom.
Probably got it for
a milestone.
Your 80th.
[Nalle] Did it go okay?
- [Stella] You ever seen a psychologist?
- No, as it happens.
All they wanna do is label people.
But I kinda get it.
Five years at uni,
studying analytical methods
and explanatory models.
Of course you want to,
you know, put it into practice.
Yeah, that makes sense.
[poignant music playing]
They're writing
simply horrible things about her.
[Adam] About us too.
These online trolls
[cupboard door opens]
I think we we have to report them.
For what?
Libelling her.
Have you read what they've written?
They have condemned her.
[Ulrika] Yeah, it's what they do.
Stop searching for it.
[glass clinking]
[glass clinking]
[cloth wiping]
[glass clinking]
[poignant music continues]
[Adam sniffles]
[outgoing call tone]
Yeah, hi, Valter.
Uh it's Adam.
Yes, it's been a while.
[solemn music playing]
[gate creaking loudly]
[door closes]
[solemn music continues]
[door opens]
[door closes]
[footsteps approaching]
I'd almost forgotten
how beautiful it is here.
- [chuckles]
- So peaceful.
[Valter] Mm.
Quiet and tranquil indeed.
There's no denying it.
I always thought
that you'd fit in well here.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
No, I'd miss the city far too much.
The people.
The food.
The music.
However they exist in the future.
[Valter] Mm.
[Adam inhales deeply, exhales]
[horses nickering]
When I found out
that we were having a daughter,
I I wanted to call her Hanna.
'Cause it means joy.
But Ulrika didn't want her
to have a biblical name.
We had a really hard time
agreeing on anything.
And then she was born.
And it was so obvious.
[inhales shakily]
Our star.
[breathes emotionally]
Ulrika always used to say
she was a real
"Daddy's girl."
We could talk to each other about
absolutely anything, you know?
But now
[sniffles, breathes emotionally]
[sniffles]I don't know.
[sniffles, sobs gently]
We can't anymore.
Do you remember what Corinthians says?
That "God will not test you
more than you can bear."
"And when tempted, he'll provide
the strength for you to endure it."
[Valter] Mm. Exactly.
And you will find a way out.
But you must be like
trees when a storm comes.
Anchor your roots deep in the earth
so you're well grounded.
You will survive this.
You and your family.
[Adam sniffles]
[solemn music continues]
[sighs wearily]
[suspenseful music playing]
[car beeps]
[man] Hi, Ulrika.
[Ulrika] Hi. Um, I was wondering
if I might discuss some things with you?
I, uh I've been looking at
some recent murder cases
that went to trial
where the prosecution's evidence
was mostly based
Yeah, it could indeed
suggest alternative perpetrators.
- Lennart.
- Yeah?
- Thanks.
- See ya.
[Ulrika] Amina!
I'm so glad to see you!
[indistinct background chatter]
[Amina] You been able to see her?
No, we haven't, no.
We're not allowed to yet.
She can only see her lawyer.
So, she hasn't said anything?
About what?
Has she talked about what happened?
She didn't really know him.
They met one night in some bar.
It was Stella's birthday.
Was that when they became a couple?
No, they weren't a couple.
They just, um
would sometimes go out, mm?
After all, he was older than us.
What was he like?
I don't know. I didn't really know him.
Met him, like, once,
once or twice with Stella,
but we didn't really talk.
[Ulrika] Mm.
So, where were you on that night, then?
Uh, Bar Inferno.
I should have met Stella,
but, uh, she didn't show.
And I got a headache, so I left.
But Stella she she went alone?
I don't know 'cause I
I messaged Stella, but got no answer.
So, you left without knowing
if Stella knew where you were?
Amina, that sounds
that's not like you.
Jonna messaged me,
and I said I'd study with her.
I gotta go.
[door opens]
[Mikael] Ulrika?
- [Ulrika] Hi.
- [Mikael] Hey.
Adam confronted Jenny Jansdotter.
Go on, tell me more.
There was some sort of argument
at the police station earlier today.
Wasn't too serious but, um,
you need to talk to him.
It doesn't look good.
He needs to calm down.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I'll talk to him when I get home.
[sighs] Adam isn't doing well.
I'm not either.
No. No, of course.
Anything new from the investigation?
The police found anything?
Well, it's unclear.
The investigation is still open.
Um, as I understand it,
the police have secured some DNA.
- DNA? From whom?
- We'll have to wait.
In my meeting with Jansdotter,
she didn't give much away.
- [Ulrika] Is she here now?
- Mm.
[Ulrika] Okay, listen.
Uh, we'll talk when you have
more information, all right? Okay.
All right.
- Yeah, sure.
- [Ulrika] Yep.
- Bye.
- Yeah. Mm.
[suspenseful music playing]
[outgoing call tone]
Veronica Mattson,
Malmo Prosecutor's Office.
Hi, Veronica. This is It's Ulrika.
[Veronica] Ulrika, hi! How are you?
Uh yeah, I'm okay.
Um, I was wondering,
are you at work now?
- [Veronica] I am.
- [Ulrika] Could I come by quickly?
[Veronica] Um of course.
[suspenseful music continues]
[suspenseful music continues]
- Thank you.
- [man] Hi, Ulrika!
- Hey. Hi.
- Good to see you.
- So, how's it going at the university?
- [Ulrika] Yeah, it's going okay, thanks.
- [Veronica] Come in.
- Thanks.
How are you? Aww.
- Take a seat.
- Thanks.
I can't really talk about Stella's case.
- You know how it works, don't you?
- Yeah, of course.
=That's not why I'm here.
- No?
Uh don't know if you've heard.
[sighs] Adam
um he crossed the line earlier.
This morning.
Uh, he bumped into Jenny Jansdotter
in the street.
Caused a big scene.
Yeah. It was nothing serious.
He just lost his temper.
No, I, uh, hadn't heard.
So, I wondered
whether you can speak to her to
make her understand
that we don't normally act like this, uh
I mean, we're under extreme pressure
at the moment, both of us.
I'm really scared that
that this will have
consequences for Stella.
Jenny isn't here right now,
But the moment that she gets back,
I will talk to her.
Thank you.
I'm so sorry.
Um this really feels like
a real liberty, doesn't it?
- Just a little.
- Yeah.
But it's okay. I understand.
Well, let's get together soon
and meet for lunch and a chat, yeah?
- Mm. I better go now. Uh
- Okay.
- I'll call for Paolo.
- There's really no need. I
Mm. I'll see myself out.
Thank you.
[Veronica] Take care.
[exhales shakily]
[exhales sharply, sniffles]
[suspenseful music playing]
[indistinct background chatter]
[suspenseful music continues]
[suspenseful music intensifies]
[indistinct chatting approaching]
[camera clicking]
[suspenseful music continues]
[tense music playing]
- [lift pings]
- [footsteps approaching]
[Ulrika] Uh
- What are you doing here?
- Uh.
Yeah, yeah, I
I wanted to talk to you,
but I was told that you weren't here.
- Uh
- Your daughter is held for murder.
You can't just Who let you in?
I wanted to say sorry
for my husband's behaviour earlier.
- But I understand that that was wrong.
- You can't
We're just a bit off balance right now.
Sorry. Sorry!
[tense music playing]
[automated voice] Ground floor.
[releases handbrake]
[unsettling music playing]
[music fades out]
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