Bodies (2023) s01e03 Episode Script

'All In Good Time'

[intriguing string music plays]
[church bell tolling]
[people] He made their glowing colors ♪
He made their tiny wings ♪
All things bright and beautiful ♪
All creatures great and small ♪
All things wise and wonderful ♪
[music fades]
[indistinct conversations]
[Hillinghead chuckles]
Oh, it's that journalist again.
[somber string music playing]
What does he want from us?
I have business to attend with him.
- [Charlotte] Now?
- Mm.
- But
- What business?
Just something that needs attending to.
You made me so proud in there.
I'll be back by this evening. Mm.
- Just you?
- Mm-hmm.
[Polly] Why does Papa
have to work on a Sunday?
I don't think your wife
likes me very much.
- I don't think anyone likes you very much.
- [chuckles dryly] How charitable.
Well, detective.
Where do we start?
Follow me.
[Ashe] According to the photo,
he was standing further to the right.
No, your right.
- Just trying to be helpful.
- Your silence would help more.
[prostitute] Fancy some fun today, love?
[Ashe] What exactly are you doing?
The suspect saw the body,
heard your footsteps, and hid,
extinguishing the gaslight
to avoid you seeing him,
where I pulled
a set of his finger markings.
And he must've been stuck hiding
in this alcove long enough until
[man whistles]
enough of a crowd arrived
for him to disappear.
[laughing] What have we got here? Oh!
You're having a good time, aren't you?
[Ashe] You gonna arrest them too?
So, what do you hope to find?
A boot print?
Some sort of markings
left behind in the corner
he was standing in.
[Hillinghead chuckles softly]
[Ashe] Hmm?
[Hillinghead] The cane's imprint. Right.
[sighs] We know the handle's a swan neck,
a medical handle used for limbs
to help carry your weight.
We've already deduced
the limp is in the left leg,
as he holds the cane in his right hand,
but from this indentation
we can see the cane is hexagonal.
- Which suggests vanity, style, ex
- Expense.
[chuckles softly] Tailor-made to order.
- [intriguing music playing]
- [chuckles softly]
[Ashe] There's only one cane maker
in this part of London
for the high society.
[tense music playing]
[knock at door]
Closed obviously.
[inhales] Bloody foreigners.
We open eight o'clock sharp,
Monday morning.
[Hillinghead] It's important.
[Hillinghead clears throat]
My name is Archie Cartwright. This is my
brother, Eustace.
- How do?
- Gentlemen, it is Sunday.
It is illegal to trade.
If you'll excuse me.
Well, do you wish me to call the police?
Just shake my hand, sir.
You'll understand the urgency.
[suspenseful music playing]
[Dalrymple] Ah.
This is most irregular, brother
[Dalrymple] How may I help?
We need information
about one of your tailor-made canes.
Hexagonal. Right-handed, swan-neck.
[softly] Swan-neck.
I do recall an elegant swan-neck.
[Hillinghead] There.
No name, just a delivery address.
[driver encouraging horse]
How did you know
the cane maker was a Mason?
- Recognized him from your lodge?
- Chanced it. I'm not a Mason.
Anyway, all you need is the handshake
to get anywhere, which I deduced.
Shaking everybody's hand
a thousand different ways
until I got the right response.
- Will you teach me the shake?
- Certainly not.
Come on, it'd be handy.
How do you do it?
Is it a tickle?
[chuckles softly]
- [driver] Whoa.
- [horse neighs]
Good morning, Lady Harker.
Good morning, sir.
[man chuckling, speaking indistinctly]
Oh, that is definitely him.
- Good God.
- What, you recognize him?
What, you don't?
Do you even read the papers?
Not your rag. Who is he?
[dramatic music playing]
That is Sir Julian Harker.
One of the wealthiest men in the city.
He saw us.
[dramatic music intensifies]
[Barber] I don't give a damn if he's 15.
Elias Mannix has just waged war
on every copper in this country.
[officers agreeing]
Not only is he likely responsible
for the murder on Longharvest Lane,
but also for the blast in the caravan site
that caused the death
of our colleague DC Rick Williams.
[gentle music playing]
So, let's get on this, yeah? Questions?
Sir, do we know anything
about the record that was playing?
It was blown to hell
along with everything else.
You can look into it
after we've found the kid. Dismissed.
[officer] Righto, to it then. On it.
[officers talking indistinctly]
[Hasan] Sir.
Elaine threatened Jawad.
She said he'd be next.
Yeah, okay.
So, don't balk.
I've ordered you
a domestic security detail.
I'm not taking any chances.
- [music continues]
- [siren wailing in distance]
[Hasan] Dad's samosas?
Sorry. Insisted, sarge.
So this Mannix boy is armed.
That's not what you told me on the phone.
Is this boy after you, personally,
or just all cops?
I don't know.
- [Hasan sobs]
- [exhales]
[music fades]
[melody playing faintly on device]
[Super Mario Bros. theme playing]
[melody stops]
[floor creaks]
- [dramatic sting]
- [screams] No!
- [ominous music playing]
- Please. Listen to me, please!
You've got to listen.
[Hasan grunting]
- [Elias groans] No! Listen!
- [Hasan grunts]
[Hasan] Dad! Get him out of here, now!
- Get the cops up here! Dad!
- Listen! Listen!
- Jawad!
- I didn't do it!
- [officer] We're coming!
- [Elias pants]
[Elias] They're going to
make me say I did.
- [officers grunting]
- Please, believe me!
- [officer] On your front! Stand up!
- [Elias grunting]
[officer] Let's go, kid.
- [officer] Come on!
- [Elias] I didn't kill him!
[officer] Shut up!
[ominous music continues]
[respirator clicking, hissing]
[Maplewood] I discovered him 48 hours ago,
on Longharvest Lane,
Shot in the eye.
[melancholy string music playing]
[sobbing softly] What the fuck?
[breathes deeply]
[alarm buzzing]
[female voice] Crash team to 302.
- What's happening?
- Crash team to 302.
- [woman] He's crashing.
- [table rattling]
- [man] On the left side.
- [woman] I can't find it here.
[man] Adrenaline.
- [Maplewood] Come on.
- No.
[man] Convulsions.
[doctors talking indistinctly]
[defibrillator charges]
[woman] Clear!
[tense music playing]
[man] And again.
[woman] Charging. Clear! That's it.
Three point four.
- [man 1] Respiratory
- [dramatic sting]
- Asystole?
- [man 2] No.
- [woman 1] Unresponsive.
- [woman 2] Let's call it.
[EKG flatlining]
[eerie music playing]
[Calloway] Little girl, can you tell us
why you brought in this flyer?
Can you help us
identify the man in this photo?
It's all right.
[in French] Do you speak French,
little one?
What is your name?
[in German] Do you speak German?
[in English] Smile, Charles.
You're scaring her.
[in Yiddish] Lose your boss
and the skirt.
- [Kathleen in English] Is that German?
- It's Yiddish.
Perhaps if I speak to her alone, sir?
Might make her less nervous.
No, no, no.
Just ask her
why she brought the flyer, Whiteman.
And what she saw.
[in Yiddish] He's not going anywhere.
What do you want?
[girl] Ten pounds. For my silence.
Or I tell your boss
that I saw you in the lane,
putting the dead man
in the boot of the car.
In English.
Do that and I'll snap your neck
like a chicken wing.
- [in English] Ice cream?
- So, she does speak English!
I don't think any more than that, sir.
She's just hungry.
Let me Let me keep talking.
[Whiteman in Yiddish]
Alright, don't get hasty.
I'll get your money.
I'll get you released,
you wait for me outside.
Fuck with me, you'll hang like a dog.
[in English] For God's sake.
What's she saying?
She's just wasting our time, sir.
She doesn't know anything about Farrell.
- She's just hungry.
- [suspenseful music playing]
Bringing in the flyer
to try and get a bite.
I'll get her that ice cream,
get an address, send her packing.
We said ten. This is two!
That is more money
than you've ever seen in your life.
So I go back to the station
and tell Calloway all I saw.
[phone ringing]
Stay put.
[woman] Well?
Kid's just trying to blackmail me.
She says she's local,
runs with a looter crew.
- I'll pay her off. She won't be a problem.
- The murder investigation is closed.
We can't risk it opening again.
You must take care of her permanently.
She's 11 years old, if that.
Don't pretend you don't have
the stomach for it, Sergeant.
That's why we chose you.
[line hangs up]
[eerie music playing]
[man shouting in distance]
[girl] Who was that?
You want the rest of your money?
Then meet me back here tomorrow at 10:00.
We've got to drive to mother's house
in Essex. It's where I keep it. All right?
Stay out of trouble until then, yeah?
Here it is.
"Sir Julian Harker,
believed killed in action
on the front line in Burma,
returns unexpectedly alive
to his mother, Lady Agatha Harker."
[Hillinghead] War hero.
That won't do us any favors.
[Ashe] No.
Well, that's the story they let us print.
We got word from his house staff
that when Harker returned,
he looked not one bit like her son.
But Lady Agatha was so desperate
to have her boy back
that she had all the portraits
repainted to look like him.
Why wasn't he found out?
Harker has a knack for the stock exchange.
They say his mother's séances tip him off
and the two are often consulted
by powerful people
- for investments.
- [sighs] Séances. Give me strength.
- [scoffs]
- [Ashe] The awkward truth is
the predictions are often spot-on,
eerily so.
It's made Harker so rich he's about to buy
a private bank in the city.
He's protected.
[Hillinghead] Not from me.
If he's responsible for the murder,
we'll get him.
No man is untouchable.
And don't tell me
you're giving up your social crusade.
[chuckles softly]
Not at all.
Just that you're likely
to get your head bitten off
if you so much as pet him.
- [Hillinghead] Hmm.
- [inhales]
You have more to lose than I do.
That's all.
[knock at door]
[tense music playing]
Good afternoon.
[eerie music playing]
May I inquire as to whether
Detective Inspector Hillinghead is in
[hesitantly]in residence?
Good day.
[Hillinghead] How did they know
I was here?
From Harker.
Invitation to tonight's séance.
[Ashe] Maybe a chance
to find some evidence.
[chuckles dryly]
We have the finger markings of whoever
dimmed the gaslight at the crime scene.
If I can get hold of any item
that Harker touches,
and if those markings match, then,
no matter how protected he is,
we have him as a suspect.
No other choice.
if you are
about to walk into a setup
[Hillinghead chuckles softly]
you'd better look presentable.
My client has informed me
that he intends to confess
to both the murder on Longharvest Lane
and the planting of a firebomb,
placed with the intention
of killing a police officer.
[Hasan] Elias, is that true?
Why did you tell me you were innocent
when I found you in my house?
I want answers.
[lawyer] Sergeant, that's enough.
I was lying.
What was the name of the victim
on Longharvest Lane?
Why did you kill him?
Why was Syed Tahir involved?
I was this close to Syed
when he took his life.
[lawyer] Sergeant, that is enough.
Okay, this interview
will be reconvened in 20 minutes
to give the interviewee time
to gather his thoughts,
as there are several other investigative
avenues still to be discussed.
Sergeant, quick word.
[door slams shut]
[Hasan] What the hell is going on?
Why can't he cough up
a single detail or motive?
- Why is he acting like he's been coached?
- Don't complicate it.
We need to confirm his prints
on the bomb fragments and we're done.
It's already a headfuck, Hasan.
We don't need more.
[gentle, mysterious music playing]
[music fades]
[girl] You don't look like a "Charles."
You look like an "Eitan"
["The London Blitz" playing on radio]
or a "Levi."
- I get a slug?
- Will it shut you up?
[girl] Maybe.
That's good stuff.
Why don't you keep your cash in the bank?
- It's safer.
- Safer?
Heard what's happening to Jews now?
If the Nazis invade here
and this country says, "God save Hitler,"
which most would,
what's gonna happen to my money?
They let me keep it?
Trust no one.
Kill or be killed.
[girl] You're quite handsome.
I'd like to have a boyfriend like you
when I'm older.
Do you have pets?
We used to have pets,
my mother and my brother.
A rabbit and a Guinea pig.
- What happened to them?
- Guinea pig died.
I mean, your mother and brother.
[ominous music playing]
- [dramatic music playing]
- [engine revving]
- [laughs] Wow, you drive like a gangster!
- Making sure we're not being followed.
- By who? Cops?
- I don't know yet.
[music fades]
If he is not a cop,
who is he?
Eyes and ears everywhere, huh?
- Loose lips sink ships?
- Something like that.
- Oh!
- Oy, watch it!
[eerie music playing]
[girl gasps, yelps]
Get off me! [squeals]
[both grunting]
- [groaning weakly]
- [Whiteman panting]
[ominous music building]
- [bird squawking]
- [music fades]
I'd like to remind Elias that,
if you choose,
you can change your solicitor at any time.
Excuse me?
You don't need the Morleys' solicitor
speaking for you.
This is your future.
You get to make the call.
- Speak for yourself.
- DCI Barber, what reason does
I'm reminding the suspect
of his legal rights,
in case he's speaking under duress.
- Barber, I'd like this officer removed.
- Get rid of him.
Your officer is placing my
- I said, I want him gone!
- vulnerable client into distrust.
[Barber] Changing your solicitor
is your right.
But you need to explain why.
You can't just waste time.
Yeah, I don't rate him.
Is that enough?
[door closes]
Okay, Elias. Interesting move.
- We'll get you another solicitor.
- And I want you out as well.
- I just want to talk to her.
- [Barber sputtering] No.
This isn't musical chairs.
- I'm Chief Inspector.
- Then I'm not talking.
[chuckles] Fuck's sake.
Put the kettle on, shall I?
[door opens]
[door slams shut]
You're kinder than they said you'd be.
[Hasan] They?
You mean Andrew and Elaine?
What else did they tell you about me?
That you're gonna matter to me.
- Is that why you took photos of me and
- The Morleys did that. I didn't.
Why would they?
They know things.
And I can smell that cop's aftershave
through the fucking glass.
[breathing deeply]
Why did your friend
choose to take his life,
when all he had to do was talk?
All you have to do is talk.
What are you so afraid of?
- [horse trotting]
- [dog barking]
[horse neighs]
[tense music playing]
- [whip cracks]
- [driver encourages horse]
[music fades]
[butler] Just wait here
a moment, Inspector.
I'll announce your arrival to Sir Julian.
[ominous sting]
Inspector Hillinghead.
I'm so glad you came.
I can't tell you what an honor
it is to meet you finally.
My gratitude for the invitation,
Sir Julian.
Must ask, how did you know
where to find me?
[Julian] I'm a huge admirer
of your career.
You're here on my personal request.
So, you can assure your superiors
that my elimination
from your murder inquiry
was done more amicably than harassment.
You have an impressive foresight,
and my thanks for getting to the point.
My questions are better asked in private.
All in good time.
Please, come and meet Mother.
I trust you're not uncomfortable
in the presence of octogenarians.
May I introduce
Detective Inspector Hillinghead.
- Oh, he came!
- Welcome.
I'm so glad.
A lovely light around him, Julian.
A real glow.
- And yet
- [Julian] Mother.
It's awfully rude to read somebody
without their consent.
[sighs] May I introduce
Baroness Antonia Garner
and Reverend Kneale.
Good evening.
May I offer you some hospitality?
It's very kind, thank you.
[suspenseful music playing]
Are you a believer
in the spirit world, detective?
Having sent my fair share
of table tappers to Pentonville,
- I'm afraid I am yet to be convinced.
- [gasps]
[Antonia] People often cry foul
when the spirits tell them things
they do not wish to hear.
Lady Harker deals only in truth.
[smacks lips, inhales] Mm, naturally.
To the spirits.
[Kneale] The spirits.
[Hillinghead] Sir Julian
At 6:00 a.m., on the 10th of September,
a man was murdered
on Longharvest Lane in Whitechapel.
- He was shot in the eye, stripped
- And stripped. Yes.
- I read Mr. Ashe's article.
- [distant knock at door]
[butler] Sir, your other guests
have arrived.
Inspector, you must excuse me.
- I have other business to attend to.
- You're not participating in the séance?
Unfortunately not.
No, you're in safe hands.
We'll speak after.
[door closes]
[Agatha] Inspector.
We're ready.
- [ticking]
- [Agatha wheezes]
[wheezes, gasps]
[gasps softly]
Now, Inspector.
What spirit do you wish to commune with?
[Hillinghead chuckles, snorts]
[softly] Spirit do I wish to commune with
I would like to speak to the man
- who was shot
- [Agatha grunts]
- stripped
- [Antonia gasps]
and left to die in Longharvest Lane
[women whimper]
and I want to know
if this is the man that killed him.
[eerie music playing]
As you wish, Inspector.
We call upon the spirit
murdered in Longharvest Lane
to help bring justice to his killer.
[Hillinghead grunts]
[bell dinging]
- [Agatha grunts]
- [Antonia whimpers]
[sounds distorting]
[Agatha] He's here.
[high-pitched ringing]
[Agatha gasps]
He's here.
He's with us.
- I can see him.
- [Kneale gasps]
[Agatha exhales]
It is you he seeks, Inspector.
- Ask him your questions.
- What is your name?
Call him Spirit.
[groans softly]
What is your name, Spirit?
- [rattling]
- [ethereal music playing]
- E.
- [Agatha groaning]
[bell dinging slowly]
[Hillinghead] The sherry.
[Julian] Some hospitality.
[suspenseful music playing]
[echoing] Defoe.
He is here.
You with us?
He's with us.
Yes, I'm here. And for the record,
I don't have the first fucking clue
as to what's going on.
Can you think of any reason
somebody might want you dead, professor?
Does Defoe know who killed him?
Was it the man in this photograph,
Sir Julian Harker?
Can you tell me the name?
Have you ever had any association
with the terrorist group,
"Chapel Perilous"?
No, I haven't.
I've never even heard of them.
You're the scientist.
[inhales sharply]
How do you explain
that you and your doppelgänger
have identical DNA?
I take it you understand the odds of that
better than most.
Can you tell us their name, Spirit,
of the man who took your life?
- [sounds distorting]
- [table rattling]
- M.
- [groans]
[Kneale] A.
Enough. Stop this charade at once!
The man in that photograph was murdered.
Your son was standing,
hiding in the alcove by the body.
A body with markings
you you clearly recognize.
I need to get out of here.
- [frantic music playing]
- [grunts]
[Julian] So sad you'll be
on the wrong side of history, detective.
But it is your fate.
Without you I am nothing.
- [groans]
- [Ladbroke] Prepare the body, reverend.
[eerie string music playing]
[Hillinghead groans, gasps]
[groaning weakly]
[Ladbroke] I warned you, lad.
Why didn't you listen?
Why didn't you listen?
[Justin] I promise you.
I promise you. It's all a dream.
A dream.
Ah! Know you are loved.
- [laughing]
- [camera flash pops]
[music fades]
- [door opens]
- [woman] Boss, you're wanted on the phone.
[Barber] Yep, all right.
[door closes in other room]
[suspenseful music playing]
[gentle music playing]
I don't blame you
for not trusting the police.
[Elias shuddering]
I grew up with kids like you.
So, I wanted to work with kids like you,
it's why I joined.
I don't know what it is behind your eyes,
Elias, but I can see it burns.
[stifling sob]
Syed was your friend.
I'm sorry.
- I couldn't save him.
- [whimpers]
But I can only help you
if you start to trust me.
[stifles sob]
I didn't kill the man in the lane.
Not Syed, not me.
Who did? Tell me.
It will be because of me.
What do you mean, "It will be"?
The Morleys.
They said the body had come before.
Same body, same place,
and it's going to come again.
They knew exactly when and where.
They sent me and Syed to see it,
and they said that after this,
there's going to be
so many people.
All dead
because of me.
And I don't want to do it.
Do what?
A bomb.
Like nothing you've ever seen.
Not hundreds dead, hundreds of thousands.
And I believe them.
I don't want to. But I do.
- Elaine said this? And Andrew?
- Mm-hmm. Both of them. And they told me
They told me
that you're the one
that's going to make me do it.
[door opens]
[Barber] Shit.
Right. Time out. This has gone far enough.
Come out from under the table!
Outside. Now! Now!
Get him out.
CPS are happy for me to charge.
He's going down for Rick's murder,
along with Elaine as an accomplice.
And as accessory to the murder
in Longharvest Lane.
I'm calling time on this.
It's too much for you.
He's just said there's another bomb,
and you're calling time?
[sighs] He's crying wolf
and you're buying it.
And I'm blaming myself here [sighs]
We're going to lock him up. It's over.
Barber we have to work out
what's going on.
Andrew Morley needs to be held
for another 24 hours.
- Andrew Morley gets to walk.
- What?
For now. He's still a person of interest.
Syed killed himself.
Rick got blown to pieces.
That kid is hemorrhaging pain,
and Andrew Morley walks free.
Are you out of your fucking mind?
Go home. Cool off.
[phone ringing]
[woman] Well?
It's done.
You're sure?
What do you want, her fucking heart?
Go dig her up, cut it out yourself.
We're finished. Understand?
[ominous music playing]
[knife chopping]
[gentle music playing]
- Good, you're awake.
- [gasps]
[girl shudders]
Oh, it's all right.
You're in Whitechapel. You're in my home.
You hungry?
I've made borscht.
It's my secret recipe.
Your money's there, all of it.
You want to blackmail me, kid,
that's fine, but we were being followed.
I was told I had to kill you.
I needed to make it look like I did.
Now they think you're dead, you're safe.
For the time being.
All right.
All right.
Look, I know how scared you've got to be.
I'm even a little bit scared meself.
The borscht is nice and hot.
So, come on.
Let's do something civilized.
Put down the gun
before you blow your toes off.
Nice idea though.
[girl yelps, groans]
- [screams]
- Shh!
Shut up and listen, you little brat.
You think I want this?
You're the one who's got us
up to our necks in this shit.
You think I want to hide
some kid in my flat
who tried to rip me off,
pointed my own gun at me, eh?
You better pray they think you're dead.
They're probably watching the house now.
If they hear you scream,
they'll kill us both.
[panting] Get it?
Nod your head if you understand.
Come on. Let's eat.
Tastes like rat's piss.
It's my secret ingredient.
You got a great palate.
[birds chirping]
[crow cawing]
[grunts softly]
[breathes deeply]
[grunts softly]
[softly] I'm fine.
- [man groans]
- [object clatters]
[man shudders]
Oh, good God. Alfred?
- [Ashe grunts in despair]
- [groans]
It's all right. It's all right.
[melancholy string music playing]
[softly] Alfred?
[tentative music playing]
[weakly] The decanter.
- I had it.
- Did you get Harker's prints?
The decanter.
They took it.
Talk to me.
I had it.
Tell me what happened.
The decanter.
[sputtering] The body all of them.
They're planning something.
You're with them too, aren't you? You
You're with them. You are!
You are! I won't let you. I won't let you!
They said I'd lose them,
Charlotte and Polly, I can't lose them!
You won't!
They've drugged you, Alfred.
You've been drugged.
It'll be all right.
It'll be all right.
Close your eyes. Sleep now.
Please hold me.
[music fades]
["Lose My Way" by Ane Brun
and Dustin O'Halloran plays]
There you walk ♪
Next to me ♪
I own it ♪
No one else ♪
Owns it ♪
It's you and me ♪
It's you and me ♪
And they told me ♪
This is how it could be ♪
I thought I'd be so lost ♪
I thought that you'd be gone for me ♪
I thought I'd lose my way ♪
It's you and me ♪
It's you and me ♪
[moaning softly]
- [elevator beeps]
- [song continues]
[male voice] Lift going down.
[song ends]
How's our professor?
Any sign of dissidence?
He's got some attitude
against The Executive,
but he was utterly distraught when his
What should I call it?
doppelgänger died in front of him, sir.
You know the saying,
"One skilled scientist is worth
more than an army"?
Well, the Fenians knew it
when Alfred Nobel invented dynamite.
The Americans knew it
when Oppenheimer created the atomic bomb.
And now Chapel Perilous know it
with what Defoe has created for them.
The body in the morgue,
it's no doppelgänger.
- It's Defoe from the future.
- [slow, dramatic music playing]
Two days from now, give or take,
judging by the scar.
You're not serious?
From the future?
Commander, you know this sounds
What? Impossible?
You may think so now,
but if you allow it to explain
what you've witnessed,
then it becomes more possible
by the second.
And if Chapel Perilous
can send someone back in time,
then they can do anything they want.
They can erase our progress,
destroy our whole world.
Could they?
Follow Defoe.
Find Chapel Perilous.
Know you are loved.
[music building]
[music swells, fades]
["Agnus Dei Op. 11"
by Katherine Jenkins plays]
[song continues]
[officer] Keep going.
Keep going.
Head down, come on.
[blade rasping]
[song swelling]
[song fades]
[dramatic string music playing]
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