Burning Body (2023) s01e04 Episode Script


[unsettling music playing]
[low thrumming]
[electrical crackling]
- [Rosa] Ugh, are you kidding?
- [Albert] No, for real.
- [Rosa] How is that possible?
- [Albert] Ask him.
- [Rosa] I guess I will.
- [Albert] What's that?
Are these for you?
- Do you have a fan or what? Oh shit.
- [bear chimes]
[bear] I love you.
- Who are they from?
- No idea.
- Javi, I guess. No?
- No fucking way they're from Javi.
- He hasn't given you a present in years.
- Like you would know?
[Rosa scoffs]
[bear] I love you.
I love you.
- It just doesn't seem like Javi.
- Doesn't seem like you either.
If I give you flowers, I do it in private.
I don't leave a stuffed animal on the car
at the precinct so everyone can see it.
[Rosa] Go on. Start the car.
[engine starting]
[radio beeps]
I hope you can forgive me,
but it's been impossible.
Impossible to find a bouquet
as pretty as you.
I need to see you, Rosa.
[unsettling music playing]
I love you. I love you. I love you.
I love you. I love I I love you.
- [Rosa] Hey, I was thinking.
- Sofía, stop that already.
[Rosa] Saturday we could go to Sitges.
Leave Sofía with her gramps.
No can do. I have to work.
Menéndez asked me to cover him. He's sick.
Oh, bummer. Can't someone else do it?
- No.
- All right.
You've been covering
for everyone lately, huh?
[bear] I love you.
I love you.
I said enough
with that teddy bear! Christ!
- Javi!
- I
She's just a kid.
[unsettling music continues]
[punches striking]
[crowd shouting]
[crowd cheering]
[gentle piano music playing]
[Pedro] What's your sign?
[Rosa laughing]
[Pedro] Tell me.
- I knew it.
- Yeah?
- And you?
- Libra.
- Libra.
- Very compatible.
- Oh, really?
- Mmm.
Although, we will have our disagreements.
- Fine by me, as long as I win.
- Okay.
A fast car
or a bike?
- You're joking.
- Come on.
- A bike.
- [both laugh]
Yeah. Do you like speed?
- Oh God, I love it. You?
- [Pedro laughs]
- I have one more.
- What?
Making love
or fucking?
Always making love.
Here's to love.
To love.
- [glasses clink]
- [piano music volume increases]
[Rosa] Cheers.
[Ester] What kind of couple
were Rosa and Albert?
You know, a couple couple.
I need you to be more specific.
Shit, the normal kind.
A regular couple, I mean.
And was it public?
Well, I mean, they actually tried
to hide it at first.
I guess they were pretty concerned
about about people finding them out.
- [Ester] You said, "At first."
- Mm-hmm.
[Ester] And later?
Yeah. Later everybody knew about it,
you know?
And did you know about Javier Guerrero?
That's her ex, right?
Well, I've heard about him.
But Rosa had already divorced him
when she started seeing Albert.
Is that what they said?
Are you saying it was a lie?
And are they still a couple?
Rosa and Albert?
Shit, no. Rosa was dating Pedro then.
Let's see. They came to a dinner together
not long ago.
What day?
I think it was the 4th.
Yeah, it was the 4th.
What's up? Can't they go to a dinner
together as coworkers, or what?
- Would you like some water?
- No, I'm fine.
[elevator beeps]
[elevator door closing]
[man] These ones, okay? Thank you, guys.
- [Silvia] Eduard.
- Hi.
- How's everything going?
- Great. Working on it.
I just ran into one of Pedro's colleagues
from the precinct.
- Is there anything new?
- You know I can't talk about this.
[Silvia] But I'd really like to know
about how how everything's going.
[Eduard] Silvia, don't worry.
You'll be called to testify soon.
- [Juanjo] I gave a statement this morning.
- Oh, yeah?
[Juanjo] Mm-hmm.
And what did they say?
She asked me about you.
If you and Rosa were together.
[Albert scoffs]
- Well, she's a bit late, huh?
- Yeah. Yeah, I know.
[Albert] They seem very happy.
Yeah, it pisses me off, but what can I do?
You have to know how to lose, man. What?
- And the thing we talked about?
- What thing?
The thing you asked me about.
- You serious?
- What? Okay, okay.
- Are you seriously asking me?
- Man, I don't know.
- It's just a fucking coincidence.
- Okay, okay, okay. That's it, then.
Fuck you, man! How can you even ask?
Man, I'm sorry. I fucked up.
My bad. I'm sorry.
Motherfucker. I'm pretty hungry.
Let's go eat.
Sure. Let's go eat, yeah. Come on.
- [chuckles] Motherfucker.
- [engine starts]
- Oh.
- Here it is.
- Thank you.
- Sure.
- There you go.
- I'm so sorry. I have such a mess.
No, it's okay.
Yeah, I don't have the strength
for anything either.
He reminds me so much of him.
I still can't believe it, Rosa.
Yeah, me neither.
He was so good.
We were together for ten years, Rosa.
No need to lie to me.
[pensive music playing]
He was really good to me, Silvia.
But I'm pretty sure
you also fought a lot, didn't you?
Yeah, well
And you said it wasn't the first time
he took off after an argument.
But that was,
I don't know, silly stuff, to be honest.
I know it's hard for you
to talk about this, but
but you can talk to me about it
because I've been there.
I went through it myself.
The perfect couple doesn't exist.
Well, the woman in charge of the case,
Varona, is very effective.
Hmm. She seems pretty nice.
Do you know her?
She's smart, which matters the most.
Well, so far, she's got nothing.
Or maybe they do have something,
and they're looking for more evidence
to bring the prosecution to closure, no?
You think?
Well, hopefully.
Can I use your bathroom?
Yes, of course.
Where is it?
At the end of the hall.
[toys clattering]
[unsettling music playing]
[toilet flushing]
Sorry, Silvia.
I have to go.
I got a call from my parents.
[Silvia] Oh, okay, no worries.
[Rosa] Sorry.
I've got so much going on lately.
Yeah, I know, I know.
It's it's totally fine.
[Rosa] Thanks.
- [Silvia] Come on, little man.
- [Rosa chuckles]
[Silvia] We're leaving, sweetie.
[Silvia] We gotta go. I gotta get
something to bring down your fever.
Can you go get that now, please?
Get what?
Something at the pharmacy for this fever.
- You should've said that.
- What? I told you!
Relax. You know the pills for my back
make me feel groggy, for God's sake.
Pedro, it's no use
if you only live in this house, okay?
We need you to be here.
I am here.
[phone buzzing]
No, you're not.
Every minute that I'm not with you
is a minute of life wasted.
[TV indistinctly playing]
[phone buzzing]
[TV continues indistinctly]
If you didn't wanna watch it,
we could have watched one of my shows.
You said you wanted to watch this one.
No, from the choices you gave me.
I'm such a moron.
When it's your turn to pick, you pick.
When it's my turn,
I pick the one you want. [tuts]
Sorry. I thought you wanted
to watch this
It's fine. I don't wanna argue. I'm beat.
[TV continues indistinctly]
[phone buzzing]
[dramatic music playing]
[gate opens]
[Pedro whispers] Let's go. Hop on.
- Hurry!
- I'll kill you!
- Come on!
- I'll kill you! I'll kill you!
It was a spur-of-the-moment thing.
You are crazy, huh?
Javi is in bed, you know.
Hey, I also had to sneak out of my house.
"An emergency at the precinct," I said.
- [Pedro laughs]
- You're nuts.
And you look so beautiful in your pajamas.
- Yeah? You like it?
- [lips smack]
- You're pretty messed up in the head, huh?
- [chuckles]
Hey. To be fair,
I only told you I was out here, huh?
I didn't make you come out.
- I know. I came 'cause I wanted to.
- That's right.
- That's right.
- Yeah.
- I'm off.
- This is very nice, huh?
- Yeah, very nice. I'm off. Bye.
- Isn't it? Huh?
Don't You've got me, Rosa.
- I gotta go. Bye!
- You've got me. You've got me!
[gate closes]
[dramatic music continues]
[dramatic music fades]
[motorcycle engine revs]
- [shoes clatter]
- [clock ticking]
[siren wailing]
[phone buzzing]
[Rosa] Hi, Albert.
Hey, how you doing?
Fine. I'm better. And you?
- [Albert] Fine, Fine.
- Hmm.
But things are weird at the precinct, huh?
Everyone's in shock.
- But who can blame 'em?
- I can imagine.
And do they know who might have done it?
It seems they don't yet.
I'm meeting with the detective now.
Oh, really?
Well, I'll leave you to it, then.
Yeah, we'll talk later.
If you need anything, let me know.
Thanks, Albert.
[unsettling music playing]
[Albert] Fucking awesome.
I'd buy it.
I say screw 'em.
[phone buzzing]
[Ester] Thank you for coming, Rosa.
How are you?
Any news?
I'm not arresting Javi.
I know.
He came to see me.
He told me you ruled him out.
I'd like you to tell me one more time,
what was the last thing you did
with Pedro on the 2nd?
Just in case I missed any details.
One more time?
We did all our taxes.
We had a coffee.
And then had a fight.
And after that?
Then he just left.
He said he had to go pay the mechanic,
but I don't know if he went or not.
Are there any witnesses?
Um, did anybody see him leave
or see him that afternoon?
[camera motor whirring, beeps]
[tense music playing]
[Rosa chuckles]
Is this an interrogation?
[Eduard tuts]
Do I need to call my lawyer?
[Ester] You can if you want.
And why?
Have you spoken recently to Albert?
Yeah. Five minutes ago.
Is there a problem?
Are you still dating him?
I've never actually dated Albert.
Don't believe everything
people tell you, Ester.
Why would they lie to me?
Because they don't like me.
Because they don't know me at all.
You must admit,
you don't make it easy, Rosa.
Do what you gotta do.
Search where you have to search, okay?
If you need me, I'm here.
All right.
Besides, my parents saw Pedro.
On the 2nd?
Yes. My daughter
slept over at their place.
They came back home
'cause she needed a toy,
a unicorn that she can't sleep without.
Why didn't you tell me this earlier?
I don't know. I was pretty sure
I had already told you. I'm sorry.
These last few days,
I've been in a haze, Ester.
Would they be willing to make a statement?
I don't think it would be a problem.
And that was it.
[music fades]
Okay, and I I'm good like this, right?
Of course you are, honey.
Don't worry about that.
And, uh, how many questions will she ask?
I mean, she said
it would be a while, but
- I don't know.
- How long is a while?
I don't know.
She's she's a little bit nervous.
Yeah, don't worry, Mom.
It's gonna be all right, okay?
But you have to be prepared.
Javi wants to implicate me.
- How so?
- What do you mean "implicate"?
Implicate me, Dad.
He says it was me.
- That motherfucker!
- Good heavens! Oh my God!
But I'm pretty sure
they won't take him seriously.
No, well, uh [scoffs]
he's a Mosso, Mama.
He knows how the investigation's going.
- I'm the only one who saw Pedro that day.
- Yeah.
Well, he says I'm lying.
And if I lie, there's a reason.
Oh my God, no. Oh, honey.
The father of my daughter.
[Juan] You're not to blame
for anything. Anything!
[woman] Have you talked
to your lawyer about this?
- Yes, I've talked to them. This morning.
- [Juan] And?
He says everything would be much easier
if you two had also seen Pedro on the 2nd.
It wasn't like that, so we're screwed.
No, we saw him on the 1st, hon.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
[Rosa breathes deeply]
Right, but
we could say we saw him on the 2nd.
- Juan!
- [Juan] What?
But that's a crime.
[Juan] We were about, um,
I don't know, maybe 50 yards or so
from the house,
and we saw him come out
and get in his car.
- Did Pedro see you?
- [Juan] Yes, of course.
Uh, we waved at him.
It's just that he he didn't wave back.
I don't know.
The day before,
Pedro was on a hike with you both.
- He was happy?
- [Juan] Yeah, that's right.
Yeah, well, at that moment,
I mean, he must have been annoyed, right?
I I don't I don't know.
Honestly, I I didn't notice.
Did you both see Rosa happy?
- Yeah, she was. Very.
- Yes.
[Ester] Do you know Albert López?
[Juan] Yes, of course.
Uh, he's been Rosa's partner
for for many years.
He was just her partner?
A partner and a friend.
Well, and he protected our baby
when that, um, homeless man
stabbed her in the leg, and
- [Juan] Right.
- Hmm. He was always pleasant.
[radio beeps]
[Pedro] She's an amazing woman.
She's super gorgeous, funny,
and a great personality.
Everything would be perfect with her.
[Pedro] No doubt about it.
- I'm in love.
- Hey, Pedro. Dude, let it go. In love?
My ass, bro. You've got a one-year-old.
That's what's happening.
Hey, she's not a kid, huh?
She's got a family as well.
What's happening to you now
is all that sex has gone to your head.
That's all. You shouldn't
make any decisions right now.
No, but I'm not the one
that makes the decisions. This does.
Pedro. Pedro, listen to me.
I'm your friend, bro.
I wouldn't lie to you, huh?
I made it three weeks
without seeing any girls,
and it's a miracle Cris took me back.
- That's not gonna happen to me.
- How can you say that? You're smarter.
- That's not gonna happen.
- You're smarter than anyone else.
- No, it won't happen to me.
- Yeah, right. Whatever.
[Pedro] Hey! Hey!
Whoa! Pedro! Are you okay?
- [Pedro] Son of a bitch! Get him!
- Are you Yeah, yeah! On it! On it!
- [Pedro] Hurry up!
- [tense music playing]
[police siren wailing]
[siren continues]
- Give me the documents.
- Where's your badge?
My badge? Here, you have it.
This is my number.
This is considered reckless driving.
Hey, I'm talking to you.
Show me your documents.
[man] Show me the speed limit signs first.
What the What the fuck?
[officer] What are you doing?
Pedro! Pedro!
- [man grunting]
- [officer] Pedro!
If I tell you to stop, you stop!
- What are you doing?
- If I tell you to stop, you stop!
- [officer] What is wrong with you?
- You stop! You hear me?
[officer] Pedro! Pedro! Let it go! Enough!
[indistinct chattering]
- [breathing heavily]
- [officer] Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.
[breathing heavily]
[Silvia] Dear Lord, give me patience.
[Silvia exhales]
Oh, I just can't believe it.
For God's sake.
Oh, Jesus fucking Christ!
I just can't believe it.
Suspended with no pay, Pedro?
I mean, what the hell has gotten into you?
And now, with a kid. Do you even think?
Do you even think, or what?
He almost ran me over.
Listen, I've seen the footage,
like everyone else, you know.
And what you've done worries me
even more than the money.
You're an adult, okay?
The father of my son.
- Grow the fuck up, for fuck's sake!
- Silvia, he was laughing at me.
- [baby crying]
- Come on. Come on.
- Give me a break, man.
- He was laughing at me.
Enough already!
[baby crying]
Hi there.
Hey, what happened? Come here.
- [sobs]
- There, there, there, there.
- [tongue clicks]
- [Pedro sobs]
Come on.
What can I do?
Hmm? What do you need, huh?
[Pedro] To turn back time.
Don't know if I can pull that one off.
[Pedro laughs]
[Pedro exhales]
Tell me it's gonna be okay.
Of course it's gonna be okay.
Pedro, I had a pretty tough time
when that guy died in Montjuic.
My patrol partner
also had a terrible time.
Yes, Albert. Do you know him?
I've heard about him, yeah.
In the end, everything turned out fine.
Because, in the end, they understand
that, well, our job is hard, you know?
Sometimes things happen.
It'll be fine. You'll see.
Come here.
- Poor baby. Aw.
- [exhales]
It's not your fault. You hear me?
[Pedro breathes deeply]
You're going through a lot,
and you're so lonely at home.
- [sobs]
- Hey.
- [tongue clicks]
- [crying]
I just wanna be with you.
Well, I think I deserve much better
than a parking lot, huh?
- [Pedro laughing]
- Am I right?
- I'm just saying.
- [Pedro] You're right.
[Pedro sniffles] Man.
That's it.
Move it!
Were you two partners for a long time?
- You and Albert?
- Mm-hmm.
How does this go? Oh. Oops.
[seat belt clicks]
- Are you gonna tell me where we're going?
- No. [laughs]
Okay. It's a surprise?
- How exciting.
- [both laugh]
[phone line ringing]
[disconnect signal]
[siren wailing]
[unsettling music playing]
You know, we're unique, Rosa.
[party music playing]
[unsettling music playing]
- [grunts]
- [buzzer blares]
[man 1] Come on. Come on.
[man 1] Jesus! Albert, Jesus!
[man 1 grunting]
Stop! What the fuck's wrong with you, man?
[man 1 gasping] Damn it!
What's your problem, dude?
[breathing heavily]
[buzzer blares]
[camera beeps]
[Ester] Did you have any contact
with Pedro on the 2nd?
[Silvia] We texted.
- [Ester] Can I see the messages?
- Sure.
What are you thinking?
I don't know. It all seems very cold.
What are you getting at?
It's just a feeling. I don't Uh
What kind?
[tense music playing]
I don't think he wrote them.
[flames crackling]
[echoing] Do you mind
if I pick up the kid tomorrow?
[tense music continues]
I want the triangulation
of both their cell phones.
I'm on it.
[Silvia] What do we have here?
[gasps] Oh, yeah.
He's gonna love this one. Here.
["Silent Night" playing]
Oh, look how cute. I absolutely love them.
This one Okay, I think I'll put it here.
This one, where should I put it?
This one goes here.
I wanna break up.
We haven't been okay for a long time.
[shuddered breathing]
Who is she?
This is between you and me.
Silvia, we deserve better than this.
You're not after anything better.
You're running away, Pedro.
So you really wanna break up.
[breathes deeply]
Come on, tell me. What's her name?
Tell me.
Well, good luck to both of you.
I left Silvia.
When did you say you're leaving Javi?
[Javi] It's delicious.
- [woman] It tastes good, right?
- [Juan] Very good.
[woman] Hey, by the way, the fishmonger
can say whatever he wants, right?
But these prawns
actually are not like last year's.
- [Juan] Thank goodness.
- [woman] How rude.
- Yeah, keep laughing.
- [Juan] Remember the ones from last year?
Wanna know how much I paid? A fortune.
- Oh, really?
- Mm-hmm.
- Oh, Javi, for New Year's, we'll have
- [unsettling music volume increases]
[conversation continues indistinctly]
- What is it?
- She doesn't want her prawns.
Not a problem, I'll eat them.
Here. Or will you?
- No.
- Come on.
You look so handsome.
[Juan] Well, tell us.
What will Sofía ask for this year?
- [Sofía] A puppy.
- Not sure about that, Sofía.
- [Juan] A puppy. But that's not a toy?
- [Sofía] Yes. I know. [giggles]
- [Juan] Well [laughs]
- A puppy!
- Know what we're gonna ask for?
- [Juan] What?
We're gonna ask for good health.
- [woman] Hmm.
- And money.
[Juan] Well said, honey.
Because we've already
got everything we need.
- Aw!
- [Juan] All right, to health and money!
- Yes!
- Merry Christmas!
- [Javi] Merry Christmas.
- [woman] Merry Christmas! Cheers to all!
[singing Christmas song in Spanish]
[woman laughs] Wait!
I almost forget the nougat.
Are you okay?
[singing continues]
We'll talk later.
[singing continues]
[singing fades to unsettling music]
- [Javi] Leave me alone.
- [Rosa] Javi, stop! Please. Javi.
Javi, stop. Please stop.
- Please. Hey.
- Leave me alone, damn it.
Please, please, please. Please, please.
- Stop, Javi. Stop. Javi, please stop!
- Leave me. What?
- Can we talk?
- What do you wanna know?
Her name is Carmen. She's an officer
in my unit, and she'll get on with Sofía.
Don't worry about that.
[dramatic music playing]
She knows Albert already, huh?
It's pretty obvious, Rosa.
But just in case, I started asking around.
And you didn't think to ask me first?
- You're such a coward, dude.
- I am. Yeah.
Well, that's it. That's it. That's it.
You've got your revenge, huh?
- Just leave me alone.
- That's it!
Please, Javi, please.
You can't do this to Sofía!
Listen, I'm always gonna
take care of Sofía.
Now I'll have more to offer her.
- Okay. Okay.
- Don't touch me, damn it!
You and I are not a couple! We're nothing!
[dramatic music continues]
[Rosa] What are you saying?
Hey! What are you saying?
But we're a family.
You've never really wanted this. Ever.
But I do want this.
Spare me the bullshit now, okay?
- Move. Move.
- But I do want this.
I really want this, Javi.
- Stop. Please, don't go.
- Step aside.
- Please don't go. Please don't go.
- Let me get by. Let me get by.
- [sobs] Please.
- Let me get by. Don't make me.
- [grunts] Fuck, I said don't make me!
- [grunts]
[door closes]
[keys jingle]
[door opens, closes]
[melancholy piano music playing]
Albert. Javi left.
He's with his lover.
Twelve years together,
and he didn't even wanna talk.
I'm devastated.
Come here, please. I need you.
Please. I don't wanna be alone tonight.
[phone buzzing]
[tense music plays with melancholy music]
[Juan] So, you're a cop too.
Am I right? Like like our daughter?
[woman] But you're on leave, right?
How come?
Um, my back. With the bike
- Oh, the bike.
- [Pedro] Yeah.
But I'll be back in no time.
Late January or February.
- Do you like velvet crab?
- I love them.
- [Pedro and Juan laugh]
- Thanks.
- [Rosa] Sure you like them?
- Yeah, yeah, yeah. But I don't remember
Uh Ah! Right, right, right, right.
- I got it.
- [Juan] No, no. That won't work. Show him.
- [Rosa] No. Gimme that. Want some help?
- Ah! Yes.
Give me.
It's very easy.
Like this.
That's how.
- [Rosa] You lift up this bit, okay?
- [Pedro] Okay.
- I see. I see. Yeah.
- [Rosa] Here you go.
- Do you like the head?
- Yeah.
[Juan] That's the best part.
- She does everything well.
- Sure.
"Sure" what?
No, everything.
Sofía, don't stare.
Oh, no, no! Do you wanna play?
Are you playing who can stare the longest?
Okay. Okay. Let's play.
- [woman] Hmm.
- [Pedro] Let's play. I'm really good.
[chuckles] I will win for sure.
[pensive music playing]
[woman laughs]
[pensive music intensifies]
She won. I lost. [laughs]
[Juan] You won, right? You won!
[all laugh]
[Pedro] Yay!
[Pedro laughs] Keep it up, champ.
[Rosa] I'm choking!
[clock chimes]
[Rosa] Yeah, yeah. Almost there.
Three! Two! One!
- [woman exclaims]
- [Pedro] Yeah!
Happy New Year.
- Happy New Year, my love!
- Happy New Year, love bug!
- Happy New Year, Juan.
- [Rosa] Aw! Happy New Year, Mama.
- [Juan] Happy New Year.
- Happy New Year, Papa!
- Happy New Year.
- [Pedro] Happy New Year, Rosamari.
- [Rosamari] Come here, sweetie.
- Whoo! Merci!
[noisemaker blares]
- [Rosa] To love.
- Happy New Year.
Happy New Year.
[Eduard] We now have the triangulation
of all three cell phones.
Rosa's and Pedro's phones
show up together at Rosa's house,
uh, early on the 1st
until the 2nd.
Can you lay over Albert's,
same day at the same time?
[Eduard] Same day and same time.
Rosa, Pedro, and Albert,
together and scrambled.
It had to be them.
Pedro was alive on the 2nd.
Her parents say
they saw him leaving the house.
- Yeah.
- [woman] Thanks. We'll call back later.
["Es imposible"
by Sergio y Estíbaliz playing]
Why did you take the shortcut?
- Hey, don't go cheating on me now.
- [Rosa chuckles]
["Es imposible" continues]
- [Rosa] My parents did what I asked.
- Great.
But Ester asked me about you again.
She wants to know if we're together.
[Albert sighs]
I said no. That we're just very
good friends, but I don't know.
They'll be watching you, Albert.
I think it's best
if we don't see each other for a while.
Are you scared?
And you?
You know I'm always fine.
Come here.
["Es imposible" continues]
All this is forever.
I know it is.
Let's go.
["Es imposible" continues]
["Es imposible" fades]
[ethereal music playing]
[music fades]
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