Burning Body (2023) s01e01 Episode Script

El pantano

[menacing music playing]
["Love Me Tender"
by Elvis Presley playing]
Love me tender ♪
Love me sweet ♪
Never let me go ♪
You have made my life complete ♪
And I love you so ♪
Love me tender ♪
Love me true ♪
All my dreams fulfilled ♪
For my darlin' ♪
I love you ♪
And I always will ♪
Love me tender ♪
Love me long ♪
Take me to your heart ♪
For it's there that I belong ♪
And we'll never part ♪
Love me tender ♪
Love me true ♪
All my dreams fulfilled ♪
[music stops]
Pedro, my darling, where are you?
I know what we've said to each other and
that everything's way harder
than it seemed at the beginning, but
when are you coming back?
[voice breaking] I really miss you.
And I miss you.
I don't want to tell you more
to keep you out of it,
but I really need time.
[leaves rustling]
[treadmill motor whirring]
[tense music playing]
[treadmill beeping]
[girl shouts] Mommy!
[treadmill stops]
[beeping stops]
[classical music playing]
[dog barking in distance]
[phone ringing]
[gate lock buzzing]
[gate hinge squeaking]
- [gate closes]
- [dogs barking]
- [man] Sweetheart, I brought you this.
- [woman] Thanks. Leave it there.
- [man] How are you?
- [woman] Hm.
Do you have any news? He hasn't called?
- Or sent you another text?
- No, Dad.
It's just that,
that last day in the countryside
- I mean, he seemed happy.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know.
Although it's also true that
you guys are going so fast
that maybe we
we actually don't know him well, you know?
It's not your fault. That's for sure.
And this?
- Yes or no?
- Absolutely.
Even if you're on sick leave.
Let that poor wretch see you strong.
And then you just turn around
and go to that dinner, and that's it.
- I don't think so.
- What do you mean?
Put yourself first for once, okay?
[door opens]
[man] Oh, my sweetie pie. Ah!
What's the matter with my sweetie pie?
What is it? What's wrong?
I didn't let her watch the big TV
during breakfast, and look at her now.
Well, hon, Mommy has
to paint the room downstairs.
You already knew that. Didn't you?
I already told her.
- [phone ringing]
- [woman tuts]
[sighs] Pedro's ex.
- [phone ringing]
- Ciao.
Tonight, I'll come with your mother,
and you can go to that dinner.
We'll see, okay?
- Hi, Silvia.
- Where the hell is Pedro?
I had to bring the kid to the precinct.
He's got a checkup in an hour.
And he keeps asking for joint custody.
- Can't believe this.
- [boy cries]
- Okay, call him, then.
- I already did. He won't pick it up.
Do I have to take the kid to him too?
Where is he?
- He's not here.
- And where is he?
You could see it coming.
Anything else, Silvia?
That's all. You're busy. I get it.
Unbelievable. Jesus.
[call end beeps]
[breathes deeply]
[man 1] What are you dressed up as?
I asked to go back to work.
Why's that?
The shrink has had enough of you?
[woman 1] These are our conditions
for the custody agreement.
We won't settle for anything less.
Page seven.
[pages turning]
[breathes deeply]
Is it gonna be like this
all our fucking lives?
That's up to you, Javi.
We just wanted to avoid going to court.
Sofía doesn't wanna see you.
Oh, are you sure?
The girl adores her father.
The girl's having a hard time, Carmen.
She even wets the bed at night.
- She's my daughter, Rosa!
- And she will have a father.
Look, there's no way that asshole's
gonna keep my daughter! Understood?
- He doesn't even give a shit.
- [Rosa] How would you know, huh?
Pedro just couldn't make it.
[scoffs] How exhausting it is
to do nothing.
What's your problem with Pedro?
[pensive music playing]
He's a son of a bitch.
He just wants to screw me.
[pensive music continues]
[door opens]
[trainer] Come on, guys. Let's go.
- [man 1] What the
- [trainer] Good!
Well done.
Good job. Yeah. That's it.
- [man 1] That was good!
- Good! That's it!
[buzzer blares]
- [man 1] Well done, man.
- [trainer] Right on.
[officer 1] Blow in here.
Your ID. You're negative. Drive on.
[engine starting]
Hey, are you coming
to the dinner tonight or no?
- By yourself?
- I don't know.
[sirens wailing]
[reporter] Starting today with the news
of another case of domestic violence.
This time it has taken place in Granada,
where a woman in her 30s
[channel changes]
[crowd on TV cheering]
[water running]
[water stops]
- [man 1] Hey, Juan!
- Hi, Albert. What's up? How are you?
- [Albert] I'm good. You?
- Very well.
- Rosa is almost ready.
- Okay.
Um And thanks, huh?
'Cause, you know, when she stays here,
she's constantly thinking about it.
- Yeah.
- And this guy, meanwhile, well
- Who knows.
- Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.
- Listen, did she tell you anything else?
- [door opens]
[Albert] No.
As a matter of fact, she didn't.
Albert! Long time!
[Albert] Too long, actually,
if you ask me. Hey, Sofía.
How are you?
- [Juan] Say hi.
- Hello.
- Oh, I brought this for you.
- [woman] Huh?
- [Juan] Whoa!
- I hope that you like it.
- Look what it does.
- [Juan laughs]
[playful music playing]
Aw, so sweet. Here, I'll take that.
[Juan] What do we say?
- I don't think she likes it too much.
- [woman] Yes. Of course she does.
[Juan] Sweetheart!
Hey, uh, please don't mention
either one of them to her.
- [woman] Mm-hmm.
- Don't worry about it.
- [Juan] My God, you're beautiful!
- Oh, wow!
[Albert] What?
I'm not in the party mood.
Come on. Later on, you won't wanna leave.
Hey, Mom! [tuts]
- Shall we go?
- [Albert] Let's go.
Okay. I'll be back soon.
- [Albert] See you later.
- [Rosa] No need for you to sleep over.
Goodbye, Sofía!
[engine revving]
[ethereal music playing]
[music fades]
[engine stops]
[pop music softly playing]
- You know, you could've brought the car.
- Why?
[indistinct chattering]
[phones ringing]
[phone ringing]
Yes, police, how can I help you?
[man 1] Yeah. Hello.
I'm calling from the Foix Reservoir.
Hey, no! No, no, no.
They're only screwing the owners.
To top it off, they force them to pay more
for lawyers. You know what I mean?
- That's not okay.
- They have to do it sooner or later.
Hey, manager.
Get the manager, please. The manager.
Now, in Badalona, some people
have gathered to prevent squatting.
- Fucking squatters?
- Exactly. You know them?
- [man] Uh, no. It's not on fire anymore.
- [agent] All right.
We'll send a unit right away.
[man] Great, thank you.
No! Honey, honey. That's a dirty job, hon.
- To fight with those guys, you gotta
- [Rosa] What?
You gotta pee standing up.
- [Rosa] You're so annoying, Álex.
- Hey, it's not I'm just warning you.
They're gonna get horny
just by seeing you.
- [mockingly] Oh!
- Right?
- Albert?
- Yeah, what is it?
- I can see you out there kicking some ass.
- Well, I see you kicking ass too.
- Hey. No, no, no. I'm going first.
- Pass the clams? Thanks.
[Álex] When I was
in the neighborhood patrol Look.
[man 1] Hey, Mr. Big Shot.
We're talking about thugs
for a thousand bucks.
- That's what I'm talking about!
- [Álex] Come on! Hey, that's
- I'm sorry.
- You're crazy.
- Clams?
- Hey.
- [man 1] You're nuts, dude.
- Bring some more, but nice and fresh.
And five bottles of cava.
No, not these. Not these.
These will stay with me.
We're gonna guard them.
[Albert] I thought you were serious.
- [Álex] Hey, Rosa. Smile for me.
- Picture time.
- [camera shutter clicks]
- Olé!
[unsettling music playing]
[unsettling music continues]
- Hey, Rosa.
- What's up?
- [chuckles]
- Tell me. How's Cris?
Well, she's fine. Yeah. How about Pedro?
- Fine. You know how it is.
- Mm.
[reggaeton music playing]
Hmm. Reggaeton.
- Shall we?
- No. No, no, no, no.
- You sure?
- No, no, no. No, thanks. I'm tired.
- Okay. Well, see you.
- [kissing]
["Ajena" by Lu-Ni playing]
- [phone beeps]
- Pedro, um
Hey, I don't wanna be a pain in the ass,
but, um, she came with Albert.
Well, I'm sure you already know, dude.
Nothing weird, okay? It's all fine.
I mean, I wanted to know if you both
if you're okay.
[phone chimes]
[car engine stops]
[owl hooting]
Um, shouldn't another patrol car be sent?
[man] You won't toughen up
that way, kiddo.
And don't complain.
You're in good company.
[unsettling music playing]
What? What's wrong?
Those fucking narcos are crazy.
Jesus. Six corpses so far.
[woman] Yeah, they love
to burn traitors' vehicles.
[man] Yeah, with the traitors inside.
The inside is a wreck.
And no bodies found.
[man] Hey, let's get going.
Look for the VIN number.
On it.
["Ajena" continues]
No! Don't do that!
[unsettling music playing]
[woman blows]
[radio beeps]
- [man on radio] I'll run it.
- [woman] Copy that.
- ["Ajena" continues]
- [unsettling music continues]
[unsettling music intensifies]
- Jesus fucking Christ!
- [woman] What is it?
[unsettling music intensifies]
- Oh shit.
- [man on radio] You okay?
- [unsettling music continues]
- [man laughing]
[indistinct chatter echoing]
[wind whistling]
I wish you were here.
We have to sort it out.
I really love you.
["Ajena" continues in background]
- He'll have found someone younger.
- Pedro?
- He wants another kid. She doesn't.
- [scoffs]
Then go for a 20-year-old.
Nonsense. Come on.
[Juan tuts, exhales]
- [Sofía] Grandpa!
- [Juan] I'll go. I'll go.
You got it?
[Sofía whispering]
What if there's a ghost or a monster?
No. No. What are you saying?
There's nothing in the room downstairs.
It was just a nightmare. Huh? Understand?
Just a nightmare.
[making ghoulish sounds]
Go to sleep now.
I'll be here with you
until you fall asleep.
[gentle lullaby music playing]
[turns handle]
[vehicle approaching]
[woman] Juan?
- Rosa's back already.
- Ah.
[motorcycle engine idles, revs]
[Rosa] Thanks, Albert.
[Rosa yawns]
- [Albert] Have a good night!
- [horn beeps]
[engine revs]
What? [chuckles]
And how did Sofía do, huh?
- Not a whisper since 10:00.
- Really? Amazing.
[Juan] How about you?
- It was good for me to get out a bit.
- [Juan] You see?
- Okay. Get some rest, hon.
- [Rosa] Bye! Thank you!
- [beeps, shutter clicks]
- [man on radio] Alert 42, please proceed.
[distant siren wailing]
I don't think
we can get any DNA from here.
Oh shit.
[man on radio] Alert 42, please proceed.
- [woman 1] Detective?
- [woman 2] Have we got it?
[man] What's this?
[woman 2] This is
the vehicle owner's record.
- Goddammit.
- [man] What's up?
An officer?
For fuck's sake.
[sighs] Well, the body
doesn't have to be his, right?
[female voice] The number
you are trying to reach is not available.
- Please leave a message after the beep.
- [man tuts]
Mr. Rodríguez?
This is Detective Ester Varona
from the Department of Criminal
Investigation of the Mossos d'Esquadra.
I'm trying to get in touch with you
because we've found your vehicle.
It's at the Foix Reservoir.
It's burnt, and there's a body inside.
We urgently need you
to get in touch with us.
Detective! I think we found something.
[man] What is that?
[monitor beeping]
[phone ringing]
[phone ringing]
[gate lock buzzing]
[gate hinge squeaks]
[gate closes]
[Rosa] Hello.
[Ester] Hello.
- Are you Rosa Peral?
- Yes.
I'm Detective Ester Varona.
I'm from the Department of Criminal
Investigation of the Mossos d'Esquadra.
Pleasure. I'm an officer too.
- Yes, I know.
- What happened?
I'm looking for another officer.
I think he's your partner,
Pedro Rodríguez.
Is he at the house?
No. He's gone.
Gone where?
[Rosa sighs]
We're going through a rough patch.
I'm having a lot of problems with my ex
over my daughter's custody, and
we've been arguing a lot.
So he just leaves,
thinks, and comes back.
Mrs. Peral.
Pedro's vehicle has been found
at Foix Reservoir.
It was burned.
And inside the trunk
we found a body, ma'am.
The remains are in very bad condition,
but we'll soon know the identity.
Do you want to go inside and sit down?
No, no.
[Ester] I need you to come with me
so you can help us.
No, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, uh
My daughter She can't stay here alone.
I'm not working.
I'm on sick leave for depression.
It's fine. Don't worry, please.
But come as soon as you can.
Just one more question.
Do you happen to know
if Pedro's undergone back surgery?
[melancholy music playing]
[shuddered breathing]
[melancholy music intensifies]
- [breathes deeply]
- [Ester] Easy.
[Rosa sobs]
[Rosa crying]
On top of that,
I haven't told Sofía about it. [sniffles]
- I don't know how to tell her.
- Do you want me to talk to her for you?
- [Rosa sobs] Please.
- Yes, Juan. Yes.
[Rosa] Thank you. [sniffles]
[sobs] I'll call you later.
[melancholy music intensifies]
[melancholy music continues]
[Ester] I guess you already know
the resources for psychological help
in cases like this.
The serial number on the plate
matches that of the implant Pedro received
during surgery a few months ago.
I'm truly sorry, Rosa.
I know you're going through
a very hard time,
but we better move on
with the investigation
as soon as possible.
Did Pedro say where he was going
the last time he left?
Did you keep in touch after that?
You think he might be
involved in shady business?
No, I don't think so.
Any details about
the last time you two met?
We were just preparing our taxes.
Then we both had a coffee
and had an argument.
Which day are we talking about?
Tuesday morning, I think.
The second.
This can't be.
We went to the clinic the other day.
We're trying to have kids.
This can't be real.
[pensive music playing]
[pensive music continues]
[music fades]
[Rosa] Honey.
[Sofía sobbing]
Sofía, what do you need?
What do you want, baby? Tell me.
- [Sofía whimpers]
- How about a dog? A pooch, honey.
Would you like a little dog like Pumba?
Much prettier than Pumba, honey.
[Sofía cries]
[Sofía crying]
[Sofía sobs]
[Rosa sobs]
[bell rings]
[bell rings]
[bell rings]
[indistinct chattering]
Wait with Auntie. Okay, baby?
Be right back. Rosa.
[shuddered breathing]
[both sobbing]
You brought the kid. [sniffles]
Yeah. I don't know.
I thought that when he grows up,
he'd like to know he was here, right?
I can't believe this is happening.
It's terrible.
I'm so sorry. I just
I wanted to wear it today.
[Rosa] It's all right.
Everything is okay.
[somber music playing]
I'm sorry, Silvia.
[priest] May God compassionately lead
Pedro's soul into his grace.
You may think he has been called too soon,
but we shouldn't suffer for him.
[priest] Rest assured that all the good
that we do in this earthly life
will open heaven's gates
and unite us in eternal life.
God Almighty will be there
on Judgment Day,
and all of us will be accountable to him.
[priest] Accountable
for all of our actions.
[somber music continues]
[door opens, closes]
Honey, we brought you groceries
for ten days.
Thank you, Papa.
- Hello, sweetie.
- Hi, Mama.
- Good morning, Sofía.
- Hi, sweetie pie.
Later we'll go get our stuff
so we can stay here. Okay?
- [Juan] Of course.
- No.
- [Juan] What do you mean?
- No, no, no, no. [tuts]
No. Back to normal.
Back to normal, Mama.
- [Rosa] Yes.
- But
[Rosa] Back to normal, even if it's hard.
Papa, please.
[Juan] Well
Hey, have you thought of a name
for the dog?
I've seen he's getting attached to you.
Where do you go when you pass away?
Where do you think?
To heaven, with angels. Where else?
[radio button clicks]
["Mala Mujer" by C. Tangana playing]
[song playing in Spanish]
[singing along in Spanish]
[singing along]
[continues singing in Spanish]
[music fades]
You know they've been causing trouble here
in Barcelona for many months.
[Silvia] I don't know.
I don't know. I just don't see him
involved with narcos.
[Rosa exhales]
[Rosa] So, why did he say that?
Why did he say, "I don't wanna
involve you in my stuff"?
What stuff?
He had actually been
suspended without pay since August
and was subject to a disciplinary process.
I imagined you already knew about this.
You think this might have
something to do with it?
Um, with no income,
and on top of that, having to pay alimony,
a mortgage, the bills for the motorcycle
No, I don't think so. No.
I don't know what to think anymore.
Pedro was very impulsive, but
Yes, I know.
[softly] Yes, I know.
How long have you two
been with each other?
A year.
I mean, uh I'm sorry.
Silvia, much less.
Much less.
[pensive music playing]
[man 1] According to what's being said,
Pedro was involved with narcos, right?
I don't know if he was
involved with narcos or not.
[Álex] Come on. He was clearly using.
He's always a bit hyper. I'm telling you.
Yeah, but him being hyper
doesn't really mean he was using.
- But what else did she say? I mean, Rosa.
- [Albert] She didn't say anything.
Besides, I don't like
to speak ill of the dead.
He was a jumpy person.
One day he'd be great.
The next, he'd feel like shit.
Maybe he was bipolar.
- Yeah, or a cokehead.
- Right? Or that too.
Coke is expensive,
and he had no money to spare.
It could be, um, some kind of revenge.
Maybe something to do with a confiscation
or the arrest of a member
of some gang, possibly?
[Silvia] But that
almost always falls on us.
You know that.
[Rosa] Yeah, well, we also
have to deal with plenty of shit too.
You Mossos aren't the only ones
who save the world, you know.
But Pedro was a transit officer.
And what are transit officers, actually?
As controllers, I hate to tell you,
but they confiscate anything.
But he would have told us, no?
Especially being in distress.
- This this proves nothing at all.
- What if he was just protecting us?
Protecting us?
You serious? We're officers too!
Please, Rosa. Come on.
Could be something more personal.
Um, maybe he had grudges?
I don't know.
Like with the biker he beat up,
for which he was
suspended from work without pay.
No, that was just a kid. An idiot.
Did he have any enemies?
All right, then.
Think it over the next few days, okay?
And until then, I think
we shouldn't rule out the narco angle.
We'll look into it thoroughly.
If you want protection,
we can set you up with security detail.
[vehicle approaching]
[dog barking in distance]
[Javi] Jesus. Toni!
What's up, man? Long time. Good evening.
[woman 1] Listen, I'm I'm so sorry, but
but he was such a dumbass.
Well, he was suspended
and didn't have any income.
[phone chimes]
[Albert] Maybe the superiors
were busting his balls.
[woman 1 chuckles]
Yeah, but come on. With two families?
- [phone clatters]
- [sighs]
And messing around with Latino gangs?
Give me a break.
[gate opens]
Hey, Javi's outside.
[gate closes]
No, no, no, no.
[woman 2] What's he doing here?
- [Rosa] Why are you here?
- What?
Why did they let you in?
What do you mean? We attended
the same class at the Police Academy.
- Will you please leave now?
- Okay, um, Javi
Rosa, what's wrong?
Apparently, this guy still has the key
to this house after he ran off.
Just leave. I beg you.
Not today, Rosa.
I just wanna know how you're doing.
- I'm sorry. It's just so sad.
- You wanna know how I'm doing?
I'm a wreck.
Thank you. Please go.
Is Sofía here?
- No!
- No. She's with her grandparents.
- [Javi] Want me to take her for
- No! What the fuck?
It's not my turn,
but you're in no condition
- Man, you're insane!
- Javi, I'm
- Please stop! Please make him leave!
- [woman] Okay.
- Rosa. For fuck's sake! Listen!
- Get the hell out!
- [glass shatters]
- Leave right now!
[woman 2] I'll get you water.
[gate opens]
[woman 3] Enough.
[gate closes]
[breathing heavily]
[unsettling music playing]
[breathing heavily]
Rosa. Hey! Hey! Rosa.
What's the matter?
[breathing heavily]
- What the fuck is going on, Rosa?
- I'm afraid to even think about it.
Think about what?
- I'm so scared.
- Come here. Please calm down. Calm down.
Everything's gonna be fine.
- [Rosa sobs]
- Sh. It's okay.
- I'm really scared.
- Please calm down. It'll be fine.
There, there, there, there, there.
There, honey. I'm here. Calm down.
[unsettling music continues]
[elevator dings]
I think it was Javi.
Your ex-husband?
He came to my house.
Showed up just like that yesterday.
- He has the keys. They let him in.
- Relax.
[Rosa] I thought I was being paranoid,
but I'm just so scared.
Damn it! We should have left that house.
We just couldn't do it.
Besides, Javi has the right to see Sofía.
- For heaven's sake! Damn! Fuck!
- Hey.
[water pouring]
Here. Drink some.
Thank you.
[breathing heavily]
[Rosa sniffles]
Was it you who decided to separate?
We both decided it.
[Ester] Is he still single?
Of course not.
Do you think he's capable
of such brutal violence?
He's a Mosso, right?
He knows this stuff. I don't know.
So, you do want protection from him?
[tense music playing]
[woman] Give me the puppy
and eat your sandwich, honey.
Come here.
[woman tuts]
[door opens, closes]
[tense music continues]
[music intensifies]
[music stops]
[woman] Juan?
- Rosa's back already.
- Ah.
[motorcycle engine idles in distance]
[Rosa] Thanks, Albert.
[Rosa yawns]
- [Albert] Have a good night!
- [horn beeps]
[engine revs]
What? [chuckles]
And how did Sofía do, huh?
- Not a whisper since 10:00.
- Really? Amazing.
[Juan] How about you?
- It was good for me to get out a bit.
- [Juan] You see?
- Okay. Get some rest, hon.
- [Rosa] Bye! Thank you!
[gate motor whirring]
[gate closes]
[Rosa] Psst.
[footsteps approaching]
["Ay, pena, penita, pena"
by Lola Flores playing]
[furniture squeaks]
[door closes]
["Ay, pena, penita, pena" continues]
Should we deal with the couch first?
["Ay, pena, penita, pena" continues]
[furniture clattering]
["Ay, pena, penita, pena" continues]
["Ay, pena, penita, pena" continues]
[music ends]
[ethereal music playing]
[music fades]
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