Burning Body (2023) s01e06 Episode Script

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[unsettling music playing]
[music fades]
[siren wailing in distance]
[brooding music playing]
[reporter 1] We have new developments
in the case of the officer found dead
at Foix Reservoir.
Yesterday, two people were arrested
as the presumed murderers.
The victim's partner,
also a Barcelona police officer,
and another member
of the same police force.
The police are still looking
for conclusive evidence
to establish a more solid hypothesis.
Just today, various searches
were carried out at the house
where the victim resided with his partner,
who's already in custody.
They had been living together
for under six months.
Everything indicates
that the two detainees
had been maintaining
a romantic relationship in the past.
Excuse me.
According to confidential sources,
their relationship began again secretly.
Sources also revealed that
the murder may have been
a crime of passion.
[reporter 2] There will be
a press conference held this afternoon
with the Barcelona Police spokesperson,
who will explain their collaboration
together with the Mossos d'Esquadra.
[reporter 3] Following the arrest,
it has come to light
that all three officers,
both the victim
and the alleged perpetrators,
have been involved in the controversial
case or cases of police abuse.
Albert López was convicted
of assaulting a street vendor,
an incident in which
Rosa Peral also was injured.
[reporter 4] The alleged murderer
appeared in the news recently,
denouncing a sex scandal
within the Barcelona police force.
[reporter 1] Rosa Peral and Albert López
have been brought before the court,
and they are currently
being held on remand without bail
due to their status as police officers.
[reporter 5] shared intimate photographs
of her with all of his contacts
when she ended their relationship.
Take off your clothes, please.
[reporter 3] The investigation indicates
that the three officers,
the two detainees and the victim,
were involved in a violent love triangle
that culminated
in the murder of Pedro Rodríguez.
[reporter 6] Just a few hours before
her fiancé's burned remains were found,
the two accused police officers
attended a celebratory dinner
organized by their police unit
at a posh seaside restaurant.
[reporter 7] During dinner,
they looked relaxed and even happy.
[reporter 8] Yes, they were friends.
They were patrol partners for a long time.
[reporter 9] Details are
not yet being released
[reporter 10] Their files show
they were involved in the strange death
[reporter 11] manipulative woman
who used seduction
to do whatever she wanted.
[reporter 12] She used to be a stripper.
She's a cold
[indistinct overlapping dialogue]
[reporter 13] She had another relationship
and was unfaithful during her marriage
[indistinct overlapping dialogue]
[reporter 14] claims she was controlled.
She felt smothered by her boyfriend.
[various reporters] Rosa Peral.
Rosa Peral. Rosa Peral. Rosa Peral.
[keys jingling]
[door lock echoes]
[tense music swells to crescendo]
- [indistinct chattering]
- [siren wailing]
[indistinct chattering]
[camera shutter clicks]
[Ester] Good morning.
[radio beeps]
[Ester] Good morning.
[helicopter whirring]
[camera shutter clicking]
Varona! Come see this.
This was among her stuff. Here.
Inside the boots. [scoffs]
Oh God.
A professional cheater.
Ask all the telephone companies
if she's one of their customers.
What kind of phone did Pedro have?
Brand and model.
Confirm it as well.
Why would they keep his phone until today?
Well, why would they kill him?
[unsettling music playing]
[siren wailing in distance]
[camera shutter clicks]
Eduard, have them use luminol
in the downstairs room.
Right now.
[tense music playing]
[camera shutter clicks]
[waves crashing]
[Pedro] Come on, smile.
[camera shutter clicks]
[Rosa clears throat]
How boring, having to play alone.
Right, Sofía?
[Sofía] Mm-hmm.
Why don't you grab the rake, then?
Tell me, Sofía.
You want a little brother
or a little sister?
- [Rosa] Pedro!
- Two baby sisters.
She wants two sisters.
But, you being on the pill still
Those pills are from when I was with Javi.
If you asked, instead of spying
So, why are there fewer every day?
You're crazy.
It doesn't matter what I say.
You're not gonna believe me anyway.
Hey, what's my little princess doing?
- [Sofía] Making a castle for the mermaids.
- How pretty.
- Can I make one?
- [Sofía] Yeah.
You need some help?
[unsettling music playing]
[music fades]
[Sofía laughs]
[Albert] You really can't see that
you shouldn't be with him?
That you have to leave him now?
He's been living with me for three months.
It'll look like I'm crazy.
So what? What will you do?
Are you gonna stay with him
just to avoid gossip?
- Okay, what, then? Huh?
- It's not that easy.
[phone buzzing]
You see?
He's completely nuts!
[exhales] Dude, come on.
One day, I love you. The next, I hate you.
I can't go on like this.
I'm gonna have a stroke!
You're actually proving my point.
Don't you realize it? Get out of there!
[Rosa grunts, exhales]
[phone buzzing]
They're not gonna lift his suspension.
You know that, right?
Do you think this guy even
lifts a finger to make a living?
He sits there all day long,
on drugs, like a fucking zombie!
Okay, so what, then?
Even if I leave him,
he's not gonna leave me. He's obsessed.
[phone buzzing]
[Albert] Jesus fucking Christ!
I really need to answer it,
or it'll be even worse.
[phone buzzing]
Hi, babe.
Yeah, sorry. I just
Yeah, I had set it to silent.
Babe, I'm at the doctor's. I told you.
No, no, no! Don't. I'm on my way.
No, no, no! Don't come.
I'm going. I'm going.
Fine. Okay. Love you. Yeah, I'm going.
I can't take it.
I'm out.
Yeah, it's either that
or send him my location.
Send it to him.
Let him come here.
Listen, I'm dead serious.
Send it to him, and let him come here.
[unsettling music playing]
[door opens]
[exhales frustratingly]
[door closes]
[muffled crowd cheering]
- [unsettling music continues]
- [both grunting]
[grunts, screams]
[Albert breathing heavily]
- [cork pops]
- [liquid fizzing]
There. Nice and chilled.
There we go.
Come on.
Forgive me.
Forgive me. Forgive me.
I know. You're right.
I get nervous if you don't pick up.
And get really mad, and I lose control.
- Pedro
- Hey, listen, listen, listen.
I have something for you.
- Is that Javi?
- Mm-hmm.
I've hired a a private detective
to dig some shit up on him.
It'll fuck him up
if he wants shared custody.
[chuckles] Look.
[Rosa laughs]
I love you.
[Rosa] Oh, and you won't believe this.
He called the agency,
pretending that he was Javi,
so that they'd bill him
for my home expenses.
[Rosa scoffs]
[Albert] And him doing that impresses you?
Well, at least he cares about Sofía.
Pedro doesn't give a fuck about her.
All those shitty things he does?
He does them to get you.
Forget about it.
- Thank you.
- Sure.
Can I ask you something?
Why didn't you answer on Christmas Eve?
[Rosa] I was crushed.
I really needed your help.
What am I to you?
Just a shoulder to cry on
when Javi leaves, huh?
After all this time? Really?
I'm not a consolation prize.
But you never did ask me to leave Javi.
You were just happy
with things how they were.
Are you serious? You were happy too.
You never said,
"Hey, I want you to take Javi's place."
You never said that.
And you lied about Pedro.
'Cause the flowers were from him.
I thought he'd give me
something you couldn't, Albert.
I'm sorry.
And so am I.
[unsettling music playing]
Now what?
Pedro's not my only problem.
[unsettling music continues]
- [Sofía] Where's my bag?
- [Rosa] I have it with me, sweetie.
- Dad! Carmen!
- [Javi] Sofi!
- [Carmen] Hello, cutie!
- [Javi] Hello.
- [kissing]
- [Sofía] I'll be right back.
- [Javi] Okay.
- [Carmen] All right.
- Where are you going?
- To say goodbye to Pumba and Pedro.
Oh, okay.
She's taking ibuprofen.
Next one's at 8:00.
And the paparazzi? Didn't he come today?
- Huh?
- We filmed a guy as he was spying on us.
Javi jumped all over him.
He said that Pedro hired him.
We gave all the information to our lawyer.
Awesome. I have no idea what you're
talking about, but I'm very busy.
Tell him to spend the time
he has left to look for a job
'cause you won't be
living off of me much longer.
Whoa! [laughs]
Don't worry. He'll be reinstated soon.
And don't be stingy with Sofía.
You know you have money.
A trip to the French countryside,
buying fancy stuff,
going skiing, riding horses
So, what if we travel? What's the problem?
The problem, Carmen,
is that Rosa here can't afford it.
- Wanted to say bye to Pedro. He's asleep.
- My God, you're a moron.
Yes, sweetie,
because he's got a bad back, remember?
Can I have a kiss?
- Goodbye.
- Bye, my love.
- [Javi] Let's go.
- Please behave, huh?
Of course she'll behave.
- Come on.
- [Carmen] Yay!
[sirens wailing in distance]
- [Javi] What's going on?
- You're under arrest.
[Javi] What do you mean, "under arrest"?
Come with us.
Turn around, please. Cooperate.
- Do not make this difficult.
- Mom!
[officer] Come with us.
You have the right to an attorney.
[Javi] You bitch! You did this!
- Do not resist, or we'll use force.
- [Carmen] Hey, hey!
[Javi] Arrested, my ass! I'm innocent.
Get yourself a lawyer, you bitch!
Let go of me! I'm innocent!
- You motherfucker!
- [Carmen] Javi!
[Javi] You'll pay for this!
[dramatic music playing]
[music stops]
Bye, Mommy.
[engine starting]
[motor whirring]
- I fell asleep, didn't I?
- [Rosa exhales]
Why didn't you wake me up?
I'm almost off my medication, huh?
It won't happen again.
Your detective sold you out.
I know because Javi told me.
Okay. We'll come up with something.
There must be something
to get him off our backs.
Rosa, that girl should be yours forever.
And only yours.
[machine beeping]
[unsettling music playing]
[woman 1] Hey, officer!
You're that horny cop, aren't you?
[woman 2 laughing]
[woman 3] Hey, what are you doing?
- [bell ringing]
- [laughter echoing]
- [Álvaro] Rosa.
- Hmm.
The trial for the leak of your photo
is coming up soon.
Very well.
[Rosa sighs]
- I've got 20 minutes. What do I do?
- [pen clicks]
I won't represent you, Rosa.
Why not?
Pedro's family chose me
to represent them when his body
when his body was found.
Besides, Pedro was my friend.
And the love of my life.
They're gonna get you a public defender.
[door lock clicks]
[Rosa] Álvaro.
Where's my daughter?
With her father.
[door lock clicks]
[breathes heavily]
[low thrumming]
- [Carmen] Javi.
- [Javi] What?
[Carmen] She needs her clothes.
She's only got a few things here.
- [Javi] Okay, we'll go buy her some soon.
- [Carmen] Have you talked with her?
[Javi] Yeah, I told her
she'll be staying here for a while.
- [Carmen] What else?
- [Javi] Nothing else.
Why? Did she say anything?
[Carmen] Uh, no. Not a word, actually,
but will we let her hear it on the news?
Besides, the trial for the photo incident
will start any day now.
I think you should talk to her, right?
[Javi] First we'll wait to know
what's going on, then we can talk to her.
[unsettling music playing]
[indistinct chattering]
[music fades]
[door closes]
[handcuffs rattle]
[door opens, closes]
Hello, Rosa. Good morning. I'm Mr. Carles.
How are you?
Okay, let's see [clears throat]
Let's begin.
What we have
[tense music playing]
[Manu] She sent it.
Is that odd? Uh, yes.
But, I mean, we're not
talking about someone normal.
[breathes deeply] She's
Well, uh, she's quite twisted.
She likes to hurt people.
It's not even me who
who appears in that picture.
To be honest, she's always been popular.
She enjoys doing, uh,
those kinds of things, you know,
like recording herself.
But that's not me.
It could be, I don't know,
any of the others.
[judge] Thank you for your statement.
Go back to your seat.
Now we are going to proceed
with the plaintiff's statement.
Rosa Peral, approach the stand, please.
[tense music playing]
[breathes deeply]
[music stops]
[reporter 1] The detective sergeant
has been acquitted of the crime
for which he had been accused of
due to lack of evidence.
It should be noted
that the other suspect, Rosa Peral,
is still in preventive detention
after her arrest as
the alleged perpetrator of the homicide.
[reporter 2] Official sources
from the Mossos d'Esquadra
have reported a massive hit-and-run
in the high stretch of Las Ramblas.
At around five o'clock in the afternoon,
a white Fiat van
gained access to the central part of
this pedestrian avenue at high speed
and, surprisingly, mowed down
every single person in its way.
The investigation is progressing swiftly.
From sources of
the Catalan Ministry of Home Affairs,
we have been informed that
it could possibly be a terrorist attack
Jesus Christ!
has prompted the announcement
of a level-four alert.
The vehicle departed from the intersection
of La Rambla and Catalonia Square
and drove 600m
Those motherfuckers.
an area that is visited
by thousands of tourists
They're screwed
because we're gonna catch them.
They're screwed,
but you're not gonna catch shit.
They'll end up being your cellmates.
and there is still
no official number of fatalities yet.
The Mossos d'Esquadra,
teams of first responders,
and Barcelona's local police
have deployed a wide-ranging operation
in the downtown area
of the Catalan capital.
[cell door clatters]
[babies crying in distance]
[metallic clattering]
[woman] No, it wasn't a dream.
There's a block
for mothers with little children.
Sometimes you can see them from the yard.
[indistinct chattering]
[sighs] The first months
feel kind of endless,
but then it gets better.
Listen, I know
you'll tell me to go to hell
because that's what
you all say the first time.
And I get it.
But there's something
you didn't have outside,
which you'll have here.
[pensive music playing]
Is there anything
you've always been interested in,
like, uh, first aid,
electronics, gardening?
Rosa, even if everything goes well,
the trial will take at least
two to three years, to be honest.
I won't be here for three years.
[pensive music continues]
[pensive music continues]
[camera shutter clicks]
[camera motor whirring]
[camera shutter clicks]
I'll call you back.
[indistinct chattering]
I don't know why I'm here. Why am I here?
We found Pedro's cell phone
inside your house.
There's no evidence
he was still alive on the 2nd.
We suspect that the messages sent from
his phone were, in fact, written by you
to build up evidence
against your ex-husband.
To mislead us.
And we also checked your basement as well.
It's been recently painted.
The first time we spoke,
I saw paint stains all over your hands.
Same color.
Oh, and that's illegal?
It is suspicious.
Especially since we actually
found blood droplets
on the baseboard
and on the light bulb in that same room.
I advise you to cooperate, Rosa.
What reason could I have to kill Pedro?
You don't need
to understand a crime to prove it.
It's been days now
since we've heard from your lawyer.
Did he quit?
[Rosa exhales]
You're enjoying yourself, aren't you?
Now you're gonna go out there
and tell everyone I'm a slut.
Like you did with my parents, huh?
I do not think you're a slut, Rosa.
You've been made to feel like shit,
and I thought I understood you.
My job is to find the guilty party.
And I assure you,
I would've loved that it wasn't you.
But it wasn't me.
It wasn't me, Ester.
Hear me out. The truth won't free you
from paying for your crimes,
but your sentence would be reduced.
But mostly, and this is
very important, Rosa,
you'd help ease Pedro's family's sorrow.
I was Pedro's family.
So, the Manu thing is also a lie, right?
And Albert?
Fucking shit!
[dramatic music playing]
[keys jingle]
[door lock clicks]
[door opens]
You have a visitor.
[door closes]
- Mr. López.
- Yes. And who are you?
I'm your lawyer.
I'm here on behalf of everyone
and no one. That's all I'm gonna say.
Sit down.
You're the one who defends
Mossos and police officers?
[lawyer] Mm-hmm.
I was told you were expensive.
Don't you worry about that.
You have good friends.
So, shall we begin?
[man 1] Table two!
[Albert] What are they looking at?
Fucking friends of Pedro's.
They're not looking at you.
Oh, don't bullshit me. I just saw them.
They aren't looking at you.
Don't be so paranoid.
[Albert] Sure.
What did they say about me
when I broke up with Rosa?
Well, uh, that she's a mess, Rosa.
- No, but what did they say about me?
- Man, what would they say? Come on.
Well, I don't know.
That's the reason why I'm here asking you.
Just forget it.
We're ready to order here.
You know what they're like.
- You're really not gonna tell me?
- No.
You're a really good person, Juanjo.
- Don't overdo it. Don't be a softy.
- You're a very good man.
- I really mean it.
- What do you care, huh?
In the end, you're the one
who ends up winning.
- [Albert laughs]
- Huh? This guy won't be reinstated.
Pedro will end up
in a supermarket as a security guard.
- Mark my words, okay?
- [laughs]
But you, buddy, you're gonna be
a goddamn cop forever, okay? Right?
- [Albert] I'll be right back.
- There you go.
[toilet flushing]
[sink water running]
[water stops]
[dramatic music playing]
[metallic squeaking]
[bell ringing]
[Rosa] Are you scared?
[Albert] No.
I used to think it was impossible,
but not anymore.
The "impossible" is only harder.
[Albert] It'll work out for us.
I deserve this.
I know I'm not perfect,
but I'd give my life for Sofía.
For my loved ones.
I'm sick of putting up with it.
I can't stand it any longer.
Anyone else wouldn't do
the same thing too, huh? I'm telling you.
For them, there's a son of a bitch
making their lives miserable,
but they won't do anything.
They won't do anything
'cause they're afraid.
That isn't living.
[dramatic music continues]
- [door lock buzzing]
- [girl] Mommy!
Hi, Mama.
How are you?
It took me two hours to get here.
It was an ordeal.
I got on three buses
and ended up with my clothes all wrinkled.
Is Dad still sick?
And Sofía? How is she?
I think.
What do you mean?
Mama, you do see her, right?
Please tell me you talk to her about me.
Please look at me. I'm your daughter!
What's the matter?
- I don't know, Rosa. I don't know what
- What?
What have you done? My God.
What have you done?
I didn't do anything, Mama.
How could I do such a thing?
I've done nothing.
I thought I raised you well.
- I raised you well, right?
- Yes, Mama.
So then,
it was Albert.
I was so scared, Mama.
And I had to lie.
I had to lie for Sofía.
Wouldn't you do the same for me?
[Carmen] But this is
pretty big for her, isn't it?
- Are you sure these are the same size?
- [Javi] Yeah, right?
[TV playing indistinctly]
Oh fuck! I totally forgot to buy socks.
[exhales] Anything else missing?
Hey, do you wanna have
some alone time with her?
She hasn't asked me anything yet.
Because she doesn't dare, Javi.
But you're not a seven-year-old.
[man on TV] Its name originates
from the popular belief
that the female devours the male after
- [woman on TV] Rosa Peral
- It's Mama!
What do you mean
Give me the remote for a second.
Well, I think we've seen
enough TV for today, huh?
Do you wanna play with me now?
[reporter on TV] both of them were agents
of Barcelona's local police.
The Mossos d'Esquadra
- [Albert's brother] What's up, Johnny?
- What's up, bro?
among which
includes the death of a man in Montjuic
[brother] Damn, that's lucky, huh?
I never got a chance
to, you know, uh, say goodbye.
Yeah. Me too, man.
Listen, bro.
If you don't wanna talk now,
it's okay, you know?
I have a lot of time, huh?
In fact, I'm two years deep. And you?
We'll see because
I've got myself a good lawyer.
We'll see what happens.
He better be good
because from what I saw on TV, uh,
you're pretty fucking screwed, you know?
[scoffs] Not even in my worst times.
Your worst times?
Don't give me that bullshit.
You didn't even know your name.
And what about you?
Are you using again, or what?
[indistinct TV chattering]
If you need me
just whistle, huh?
[Rosamari] It feels very ugly
to walk into this room.
- [Rosa] Hi, Papa.
- Hi.
- [Rosa] Feeling better?
- Yes.
Yes, I'm better now.
Look, this this is Montse.
She's very good. Very good.
Shall we sit down? Would you, please?
No lawyer wanted to take our calls,
and when she heard that, she called us,
and so please make an effort.
[Montse] Hi, Rosa.
How are you? How are things here?
Not too good, actually.
Keep it up.
Don't adapt here.
This place isn't for you.
Just by looking at your parents,
it's obvious.
Did you call my parents?
Don't you worry about the money, okay?
[Montse] I heard about
everything you've been through.
I'm sorry we didn't meet sooner,
to be honest.
The trial against the detective sergeant
was a complete mockery,
and we should appeal that verdict
as soon as we're done with this one.
And what would you have done?
[Montse] Well, first of all,
I would have framed the case
as a drop in the ocean of injustice
experienced by a female police officer.
I would have highlighted
the abuse of power
of a senior officer
over a 23-year-old female subordinate,
and I would have demanded
expert evidence to prove that he is lying
when he claims that penis is not his.
What? Would you have
had him drop his pants?
There's experts for everything.
You've never been taken seriously, Rosa.
I didn't do it.
You believe me?
I am not the judge.
But I am a lawyer.
I've never told anyone
what happened that night.
Well, that truth, my dear,
is gonna help us win your case.
["Yo también necesito amar"
by Ana & Johnny playing]
[Montse] Let's begin.
["Yo también necesito amar" continues]
I love you.
I love you.
["Yo también necesito amar" continues]
I'm sure you know how.
If it bugs you that much,
give me more, and you'll have it easy.
Hey, what have you done? Made a promise?
What do you want?
What I want is to get out of here.
[phone buzzing]
Just a sec.
What is it, Susi?
["Yo también necesito amar" continues]
Thank you.
I think we're too late.
[Rosa] He jumped over the garden fence.
He had an axe in his hand.
I became completely paralyzed.
And I said,
"Albert, what are you doing?"
But he was out of it.
He'd been texting me
over and over for some time
to get back with me.
But it didn't cross my mind that
he could do something like that.
["Yo también necesito amar" continues]
[music fades]
[unsettling music playing]
[music fades]
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