City Homicide (2007) s02e20 Episode Script

The Cutting Edge

Just wait here.
OK, Sarge! Our baker there comes out in the alley for a smoke, sees the car, wanders down to check it out, finds the body.
He's been garrotted.
That takes strength.
And it's pretty up-close and personal.
His killer must have been waiting for him when he got in the car.
There was a bunch of flowers here.
Whoever it was must've taken them.
SIMON: Nature lover? A business card.
Kel Shepparton, Pittman & Associates.
Could have been a sales rep.
Any sign of a briefcase? Not so far.
Uniforms are searching now - bins, alleyway, street.
You checked the boot? Empty.
Clean as a whistle.
This guy even polishes his spare tyre.
J ARVIS: Stanley! Morning, girls.
Nice early one.
They're good buns.
I paid for it.
They do half-price on yesterday's.
What have we got? Opportunistic robbery? No.
We don't think so.
Looks like your vic didn't expect to be here long, the way he's parked.
Might have left it unlocked.
Open invitation.
A thief could have grabbed what he wanted and been gone.
We think the attacker was inside the car when he got in, in the back seat.
Sit up suddenly, wire around the neck, end of story.
Crime Scene haven't swept the vehicle yet, sir.
I haven't touched anything.
Matt, if they were flowers in the car, they might have been bought nearby.
Go check with Uniforms, get them to look for a florist.
Uniforms picked up a name and address from the rego.
Sarge! Car is registered to a Kel Shepparton.
Go find out what Pittman & Associates do.
You and Jennifer talk to his employer.
Matt and I will go and talk to the family.
Let's go.
(DOORBELL RINGS) Mrs Shepparton? Yes? I'm Detective Senior Sergeant Wolfe.
This is Detective Senior Constable Ryan.
Could we come in, please? What is it? What's happened? Kel Shepparton's been murdered? Are you serious? He was killed some time last night.
I'm very sorry.
JENNIFER: Thanks for coming in so quickly, Mr Pittman.
Have a seat.
So you employed Kel Shepparton? Yes.
I employ 13 people, on a freelance basis.
Doing what? Security clearances.
Which involves? Qualification verification, in-depth background check on people.
Usually undertaken at the employer's request.
Sounds like specialised work.
Yeah, it is.
Most of the people I employ tend to be ex-police personnel, ex-insurance investigators, that kind of experience.
I've been up all night, waiting for him to come in, ready to give him a serve.
I can't believe it.
I can't believe he's dead.
I'm sorry, Mrs Shepparton.
Can you think of anyone who may have borne your husband a grudge? No.
Something to do with work, perhaps? I don't know.
He always said it could be dangerous.
Dangerous? How? Well, you know - dig around in people's past, they're not exactly appreciative.
Getting accosted in the street, death threats.
Did anything like that happen to Mr Shepparton? Not that I know of.
Kel's very meticulous, very focused.
Did he mention who he was vetting at the moment? No.
Kel said it was confidential.
It was his one joke.
"If I tell you, I'll have to kill you.
" People can lose their jobs, get deported, businesses de-licensed.
Some of the stuff that we turn up is absolute dynamite.
I tell my vetters never to give out personal information for this exact reason.
They don't become the targets.
"Shoot the messenger.
" What did you know about Kel Shepparton personally? Straight up and down bloke.
Married with a couple of grown-up kids.
Happy marriage? (SIGHS) MRS SHEPPARTON: I have to call the kids.
They're both overseas.
Mrs Shepparton, would you have any idea why your husband was in West Melbourne last night? No.
I don't know.
He hasn't been interviewing in that area.
Interviewing? Yeah, he's in the middle of an assignment.
Vetting some staff at Uh, for an organisation.
What organisation, Mr Pittman? Look, like I said, it's confidential.
But what I can tell you - it wasn't in that area.
It was my birthday yesterday.
We were supposed to have dinner with my sister and her husband, but Kel didn't turn up.
Did you try to contact him? Yes.
But I just got his message thing.
I came home about 10:30.
Fell asleep, eventually.
Kel would often work really late.
Usually in his office, though.
In there.
MAN: All my people work from home.
I pay them an allowance to set up a secure space.
Do you mind if we had a look in there? I don't know.
I'd like to be more helpful but, like I told you, our business is, by necessity, confidential (MOBILE RINGS) Is it OK if I take this? Hmm.
Jackson Pittman.
Oh, Elaine.
I'm so sorry about the news.
I just heard.
I'm with the police now.
I still can't take it in.
They want access to his office and I don't know what to do.
It's alright.
Calm down, Elaine.
I'll get over there when I can.
Just tell them they'll have to wait.
BERNICE: I do owe you an apology.
What about? Terry Jarvis hasn't spoken to you? No.
Well, I tried to access my files on your office computer.
I know you said to call you first but I thought it would be better for everyone if I just did it on my own.
What's Terry Jarvis got to do with it? Well, he found me, before I got to do anything.
Do you think he's told the OPS? Nah.
It's in his interests to see you back there AS AP.
The paperwork's driving him mad.
So the corruption charges - the OPS haven't given you any more specifics? Still waiting.
Hang in there, Bernice.
You 're not alone on this, you know.
I appreciate you telling me that, Stanley.
But the reality is I am on my own.
I don't see how I can come back from this.
Mud sticks.
You 're not thinking of resigning? (SCOFFS) I wouldn't give those bastards at the OPS the satisfaction.
Good on you.
I have had another calling card.
Have you shown the OPS? Oh, there's no point.
I'm going to get to the bottom of this myself.
Kel Shepparton was vetting upper-level foreign staff at a major private hospital - Tessler Fields.
We are talking one of the State's biggest private health care and research facilities.
Do we know why they were only looking at foreign staff? Not yet.
The hospital's being very cagey.
Who have you spoken to? The chief administrative officer, Roger Gabriel.
Chief of spin, more like.
He called us.
J ARVIS: I'll bet he did.
What else are we doing? We've established that the victim detoured on his way home from the hospital.
He was in West Melbourne to buy flowers for his wife.
Uniforms flashed a photograph to a local florist.
Got a positive ID.
Currently they're door-knocking around the area where the body was discovered, see who else saw anything.
We're also door-knocking around the victim's house, sir.
J ARVIS: Why? We believe whoever killed Mr Shepparton took his laptop and other work-related material.
They also took his keys.
It looks like they went over and cleaned out his home office.
Mr Pittman kindly granted us access.
SIMON: In his presence, of course.
It was secure, alright.
Locks, bolts, window bars, the works.
And it was clear that they took anything that looked even remotely important.
The driveway's pretty secluded.
You could park a car in there and load stuff into it.
Fair enough.
The wife didn't hear anything, but she was out at dinner most of the night.
Trace, prints at the house? No.
J ARVIS: Any suspects? Too early at this stage.
What about the wife? Too obvious? Mrs Shepparton was pretty shocked to hear he was dead.
Biggest issue in their marriage seemed to be overwork.
STANLE Y: We'll be talking to the hospital administration, see who was being vetted.
And why.
These medicos are always covering their arses.
(PHONE RINGS NEARB Y) Oh, excuse me.
Excuse me! Have you got my information yet? Uh, yeah.
Got it right here.
I've been waiting over an hour.
And I've been delayed, OK? I'm sorry.
This is important.
Yeah, well, I'm looking.
Date? The 19th.
I think you 'll find that's within living memory.
Love, you got any idea how many parcels we deliver every month? No, but I'm assuming you do.
I'm also assuming you know where the consignments go and where they've come from.
Otherwise you 'd be out of business, wouldn't you? MAN: Oh.
Here we go.
Pick-up address was a house in Carlton.
Delivery address was I know where it was delivered to.
Who was the sender? Let's see.
A Mr Clowen.
I'll need you to write down that address.
(PAPER SCRUNCHES) (HINGE CREAKS, FLUID POURS) Look, I commissioned this review at the instruction of the board.
But it's highly confidential.
What are you being so secretive about, Mr Gabriel? Does the hospital have some major concerns about particular staff members? It was an accreditation check, that's all.
All foreign staff.
22 employees.
He only had a few to go and, so far, no discrepancies.
A lot of hospitals are reviewing accreditations now.
Why? After the 'Dr Death' scandal in Queensland, we need to be seen as on top of any potential problems.
Our investigation is comprehensive - across their entire work history.
Oh, so it wasn't just their accreditations you were looking at, then - it was more than that.
Mr Gabriel, a man has been murdered.
The sooner our investigation's concluded, the less chance the media have of getting hold of the story.
Alright, I'll get you some names.
In the meantime, perhaps you should speak to Todd McGuire, the head of surgery.
One of his staff resigned abruptly.
That could have something to do with Kel Shepparton.
MAN: Aban Nazir? Yes.
He was being vetted.
He left.
In a hurry.
He'd been prevaricating about fronting up with his documentation.
These vetting people require a lot of paperwork.
Originals, where necessary.
SIMON: And Dr Nazir wasn't delivering? No.
So I spoke to Roger, and we applied pressure.
At which point Dr Nazir resigned.
So it is possible that his accreditation was suspect? That's speculation.
This hospital has a world-class reputation.
WOMAN: And a shortage of good doctors.
Put that on your list.
Deborah Van Der Lind.
One of my surgeons.
TODD: These are police, Deborah.
What? First we have that Shepparton man asking all his questions.
Now the police?! TODD: Mr Shepparton's been killed.
Last night.
And you 're asking questions here? Why? You think one of us is involved? We think it's possible.
That's nonsense.
Dr Van Der Lind.
What? We are suspects in his death now because he was investigating us? I haven't divulged information yet about who remained to be looked at.
So tell them! I was.
And Dr Lem.
For goodness sake.
DEBORAH: What? I have nothing to hide.
And now I have an emergency surgery.
As far as I was concerned, Shepparton could have asked me whatever he liked.
I can't speak for Dr Lem.
Dominik Lem.
He was on Roger's hit list too.
Now you 're being offensive, Deborah.
I'm telling the truth.
We were your targets, Shepparton was loading the gun.
Except now it looks like it blew up in his face, doesn't it? Deborah can be a bit outspoken.
SIMON: Yeah.
We'll look forward to speaking with her some more, when she's finished in theatre.
We'll also want to speak to Dominik Lem.
I'll have him call you, set it up.
In the meantime, perhaps Dr Nazir will be 'outspoken' too.
MAN: Was it really necessary to come to my place of work? Surely this could have waited? No, Dr Nazir, it couldn't.
Do you know a Mr Kel Shepparton? Yes.
From Tessler Fields - that's where I used to work.
Mr Shepparton was there to check credentials.
Senior foreign staff.
Yours? Senior foreign staff! Including you? Yes.
Why are you asking me this? Mr Shepparton has been murdered.
What? We think it has something to do with the job he was doing at Tessler Fields.
So we need a run-down of your movements from late afternoon yesterday through to the early hours of this morning.
I was at the dental clinic until seven o'clock.
Ask them.
Then what? After work? I went home.
Ate dinner, went to bed.
Anyone with you? No.
I live alone.
And I have no reason to hurt Mr Shepparton.
No? No.
We've been told that you didn't give him the paperwork he requested.
Something to hide? But I sent my papers to him! Late, perhaps, but I sent them.
SIMON: Why late? Because I was busy! It's a busy hospital.
I was there to help people, not mess about with bloody paperwork.
Why did Roger Gabriel have to pressure you to send your papers in? What? Isn't that what happened? Yes, but I told Roger I'd already sent the papers.
Birth and marriage certificates, academic qualifications, citizenship, employment, addresses for the last OK, OK.
So why resign? My resignation had nothing to do with that.
So what was it to do with? I was forced out, because I'd refused to keep my mouth shut.
About what? Dangerous surgical practices.
Pushing the envelope.
I told Professor McGuire that, but What happened? He shut me down.
Told me to be quiet, do my job.
So I did that.
Then we lost a patient.
A young boy.
He died on the table, while she was playing God, "pushing the envelope".
She? Deborah Van Der Lind.
But who's to say there aren't more cases of her arrogance back in South Africa? You have any evidence of that? No.
But I can tell you this - her career is all she cares about.
And she would do anything to protect it.
Including killing Kel Shepparton? Anything.
MELLOR: Bernice Waverley, I must now inform you that you have been charged with corruption, the acceptance of bribes, the use of your position as a Superintendent of Victoria State Police for personal financial gain.
These are no longer just allegations as far as the OPS is concerned.
These are established facts, supported by evidence.
BERNICE: Excuse me! Yes? Look, I'm trying to trace the sender of a parcel.
It was dispatched to me from this address on the 19th.
No, listen.
I was given this address by the courier company.
Can't help you.
Please! Hey.
Let go of me.
They're mistaken.
There was no-one here at that time.
We were overseas on holiday.
The house was empty? Yes.
Had been for over a month.
Now, if you 'll excuse me.
Well, was there anyone here? Watering the plants? Or feeding the pets? We don't have any pets.
This is very important! I need to talk to you.
Please! I need to talk to you.
Piss off or I'll call the police.
Catch you later, Dunny.
We're off.
Will you stay on Immigration? See what you can find out about our doctors? Wheels of bureaucracy, Matt.
Draw some petty cash and buy some oil.
I'll see what I can do.
Morning, gentlemen.
Progress? SIMON: Just off to Tessler Fields, sir.
Rattle some cages.
Is that right? You two.
I've got a degree in cage-rattling.
I might just tag along, do an evaluation.
(MOUTHS) MATT: We just had some further questions, Mr Gabriel.
We didn't expect a board meeting.
GABRIEL: There are 19 people on the board, Detective.
This is the surgical sub-committee.
And Doctors Lem and Van Der Lind, who were being vetted by Mr Shepparton.
Dr Lem.
Dr Van Der Lind.
And you are? Jarvis.
This whole thing is a waste of time.
We'll see, won't we? Rattle away.
Dr Van Der Lind.
Quite apart from Mr Shepparton's investigation, we believe that there was recently an internal inquiry regarding complaints about one of your surgeries? Deborah was exonerated.
What were the circumstances of the boy's death? It was a complex procedure.
Standard, but complex.
DEBORAH: It was hardly standard, Roger.
MATT: How would YOU describe it? It was absolute cutting edge.
And it was the boy's only hope.
But he died anyway.
It was worth a try.
What did the boy's parents think about that? All surgery involves risks.
It was an unfortunate outcome.
That's all.
MATT: Not according to Aban Nazir.
Nazir's an anaesthetist, not a surgeon.
Meaning? It's not his field.
He was angry about Deborah's work on deep brain stimulation.
Also experimental.
MATT: How experimental? Any other fatalities? Not recently.
One, tragically, a year ago.
What about previously? In South Africa? What are you suggesting? Answer the question.
I don't even know what his question is.
I'm suggesting that if there had been earlier fatalities in experimental situations, and Mr Shepparton had found out, that could be very damaging.
You 're suggesting I killed him.
I didn't say that.
It makes sense.
Is that right? Deborah If they have accusations to make, let's hear them.
Make them against him too.
He's probably lost more patients than I.
That's true, but then when you work in war zones, like Bosnia, that happens.
Serbs, Croats, Muslims, Christians.
They all have the same colour blood.
Some I save - some I can't.
How unusual.
A doctor admitting they're not a god.
LEM: I don't need people to be amazed at how clever I am.
It's just what I do.
Legally? In Australia? Yes.
I gave Mr Shepparton my papers.
I cooperated fully with him.
You want to talk to me more, it will have to wait.
ROGER: Dominik J ARVIS: Yeah.
Really likes you, doesn't he? Dominik is old-school.
He's jealous of my work.
That boy's death wasn't even part of Shepparton's brief.
Maybe it should have been.
It was an isolated incident.
That's all.
An incident? People sometimes die in hospitals.
It happens.
It's a fact of life.
JENNIFER: Death is a fact of life?! Yeah.
I don't imagine they feature that motto on their letterhead.
How did you go with Jarvis? Kinda like taking barbed wire to a knitting class.
We're trying to open them up, he's getting their backs up.
And they're not exactly a lovable lot, anyway.
Bedside manners of piranhas.
They're surgeons.
They don't have any interest in bedside manner.
What else have we got? Well, they're good with knives.
And they're busy sticking them in each other's backs.
I spoke to the mother of the dead boy.
She and her husband demanded the inquiry into Van Der Lind, but only after they got a call from someone telling them the operation was questionable.
Who made that call? It was anonymous.
But they said, at first, they thought it was one of those unsolicited calls from an Indian call centre.
Aban Nazir.
Yeah, it seems likely.
OK, I phoned those people.
I'm not ashamed of it.
SIMON: You were making trouble.
I was trying to expose a wrong.
And your papers.
You didn't hand them in, did you? I mailed them.
Mailed them? Why? Kel Shepparton was there, in the hospital, talking to people.
Why wouldn't you just hand in the papers? I don't know.
It was more convenient to mail them.
The specific instructions were not to mail documents but to present them in person - isn't that right? I don't remember.
Come on.
Yes, you do.
You could have sent them registered post, kept the receipt to prove they'd been sent, but you didn't do that.
You didn't present your documents at all, did you, Dr Nazir? Alright.
I'm a perfectly capable anaesthesiologist.
But? But I am only accredited in Pakistan, not here.
So you falsified your documents? My accreditation was fast-tracked, in Queensland.
I came down here as soon as I could.
Tessler Fields accepted my Queensland documents.
And they were about to find you out? I suppose.
Is that why you killed Kel Shepparton? No! Is that why you stole the documents? I didn't kill him.
I swear! Look, this This is my wife.
My daughter.
I work hard to bring them here for a better life.
If Shepparton exposed the fraud, that would send you home, wouldn't it? SIMON: Dr Nazir, did you kill Mr Shepparton to stay in the country? No! Why would I jeopardise my family's future? All those years of work! I haven't hurt anyone.
Come here.
On the cage-rattling scale - low sixes.
We're pushing him, sir.
Push him harder.
Sometimes, you know, they're telling the truth.
Yeah, and when the truth reveals that they're a fraud, you can afford to show them a lot less respect.
With respect to you, sir, we might have a lot better shot at doing that if you 'd let us do our job.
Balls! Now go and show them to some of these medical turkeys.
And bring me back a head on a platter.
Preferably surgically removed, hey? He doesn't let up, does he? I don't know what it's about.
He's treating us like it's our first day out of the academy.
You think it's a push from upstairs? We would have got grief from Wolfie if that was the case.
No, I think this is Superintendent Jarvis's home-grown management technique.
See how far he can push before he gets bitten? Something like that.
I'd better keep going before he comes back and gives us detention.
You might have scared him off, showing him your balls like that.
These three were the only doctors Kel Shepparton was still investigating.
We need to follow up on all three of them, away from the hospital and away from each other.
And away from Terry Jarvis.
It might be an idea to talk to Elaine Shepparton again.
If she's up to it she might be able to throw some light on why her husband would be a target for murder.
(CAR ALARM ACTIVATES, DOORBELL RINGS) ELAINE: I'm trying to arrange flights for the kids.
I haven't been able to contact my daughter yet.
Abbie's on a trek.
Sounds intrepid.
She get that from you or her dad? Me, I guess.
Kel liked routine, being home.
His world was his work, his kids and me.
In that order? No.
I just mean that for Kel that was enough.
He didn't have many friends.
MATT: Or enemies? Sorry, but we need to know more about your husband if we're going to find out who did this.
Well, he was just Kel, retired insurance agent.
He took the vetting job because he'd go mad just pottering around.
There's nothing else.
No reason at all for someone to do this to him? I guess he could rub people the wrong way.
He liked to be very exact.
The kids called him anal.
A perfectionist? Who didn't hold back from telling people when he found them flawed.
But you don't kill someone just because they're irritating, do you? You 'd be surprised.
(PHONE RINGS) Hello? Yes.
Would you mind holding a moment? It's the airline.
Sorry, I have to take this.
We'll show ourselves out.
Thank you, Mrs Shepparton.
You got my message? Then you know we need to talk.
I know what you did.
I have been a citizen for four years, in Australia seven.
MATT: How about the hospital? Three years.
Is this going to take long? I have a very big list this afternoon.
We'll make it as quick as possible.
STANLE Y: You were being vetted by Kel Shepparton.
I told your colleagues that.
He was an unpleasant man.
Enjoyed his work too much.
Digging into private lives.
You didn't like him? Not really, no.
He was OK.
He had a job to do.
My question was, why did he have to do it in the first place? Meaning? I worked in that hospital for five years.
Still they investigate me?! I've done nothing wrong.
Do they investigate Todd McGuire? No.
His family comes originally from Scotland, but they don't vet him.
Probably because he was born here.
Studied here.
Where did you study, Dr Lem? Cracow, my friend.
Johannesburg - and I gave all of the required documentation to Mr Shepparton.
Did you also make him aware of the complaints against you? (SCOFFS) We've already dealt with this.
Humour us.
Nazir is an anaesthesiologist.
Deep brain implants don't require general anaesthetic, they require a fully active brain.
You work it out.
Where were you the night before last? I was with Professor McGuire, until about 2:00 in the morning.
Reviewing cases, at the hospital.
You have a full operating list, you make time for other work where you can.
It's a cycle - work, eat, sleep, work.
And after work? I was at home.
In bed.
Alone? Yes.
My wife died years ago in Bosnia.
She was a nurse.
And then you came out here? Yes.
To continue as a doctor.
That's all I have.
It's all I want to do.
Superintendent Jarvis seems to be taking special interest in this case.
A little more than we're used to.
It's his job to monitor progress.
I don't mean to be rude, Sarge, but how long is he going to be with us? That depends on how long it takes Superintendent Waverley to clear her name.
I think it's shocking what the OPS are putting her through.
There must be something we can do.
Anything you do will just add fuel to the fire.
Ignore it.
Just get on with the job.
You shouldn't be here, Jennifer.
I advise you to leave now.
No, ma'am, with respect.
(EVIL LAUGHTER) Obviously, someone's gloating over your situation.
Have you shown the OPS? Waste of time.
So they have seen it? They're not interested.
You need someone to examine it.
An expert.
Maybe there's something that can identify who sent it to you.
But I don't want to let this computer out of my sight.
I know someone who can help.
Let me talk to them.
Oh I'm not happy about this, Jennifer.
If this person happens to talk to the OPS, you 're gonna be implicated.
That's not going to happen.
And once you 're exonerated, who cares anyway? I'll just take it for a few hours.
You 'll get it back.
You do trust him? Yeah.
STANLE Y: How did you go? Well, it looks like Kel Shepparton was not only meticulous but had a real ability to get up people's noses.
Anything in his past? Nothing we could find out from the wife.
On the plus side, we do have two possible suspects without alibis.
Nazir and Lem.
And a third, Deborah Van Der Lind, who conveniently has a colleague to back her up.
Her boss, Professor Todd McGuire.
Let's get that checked out.
Yes, Sarge.
Just a few more questions, Professor McGuire.
Who did you recommend when you were building your department? Dr Van Der Lind? Dr Nazir? Both of them, actually.
Which is why I resented Nazir turning on us like he did.
And Dr Lem? He was already there.
I didn't recruit him.
No, but Roger Gabriel says you had recommended Lem for promotion.
Yes! To get him out of my hair and behind a desk.
The man's a medical dinosaur.
So tell us again about where you were when Mr Shepparton was killed, sir.
I was with Deborah Van Der Lind.
Like she said.
Going through cases.
MATT: At the hospital? Yes.
Where? In my office.
I see.
So, that's it, is it? Are we done? No.
No, we're not done.
Because we know you 're lying to us.
What? About where you and Dr Van Der Lind were when Mr Shepparton was killed.
We've been speaking to Security at the hospital.
The guys on the boom gate have you leaving straight after your last surgery at 6:45.
Of course.
I went home early that night.
You told us you worked late.
I must have got the nights mixed up.
That's hardly a crime.
It is if you 're deliberately lying to police.
So where did you go? Home.
As I said.
SIMON: Just you, on your own? MATT: You 're aware you gave Dr Van Der Lind an alibi? Yes, I am.
But not anymore.
SIMON: So if you went home early and you weren't working late, where was Dr Van Der Lind? He told you? He said you were lying down in the car when you drove out of the hospital, under a blanket so you wouldn't be seen.
It was a pashmina.
I was cold.
He gave us the name of a motel.
He said the two of you use it quite regularly.
Do we need to check? Bastard! This could cost me my job.
I guess it could.
Did Kel Shepparton find out about your relationship? No.
Were you both in that motel room all night? Yes.
Now, if we're done, I have some damage control, I think.
We are not done.
Why? We were together.
Neither of us could have killed Shepparton.
Ever heard of conspiracy? That's ludicrous.
Is it really? We're not the ones you should be looking at.
Dominik Lem was about to be promoted to a desk job.
Promotion isn't anything to hide.
The reasons for it might be.
And Kel Shepparton might have heard about them.
Todd wanted Lem out of the theatre.
You 're suggesting Lem is incompetent? I'm not suggesting.
It's a fact.
He's made more mistakes by being conservative than I ever have by pushing the envelope.
As a surgeon, his skills are better suited to an abattoir.
And you believe he killed Mr Shepparton? Lem or Nazir.
Take your pick.
I wouldn't trust my life to either of them.
All you have to do is examine the thing.
Can't you just pull everything off and go through it? Sure.
I can clone it onto a portable hard drive.
But I don't know.
This feels weird.
Is it something to do with Waverley's suspension? You really don't want to know.
You 've just got to keep this to yourself, OK? It's really important that you do.
This could be dangerous, right? Potentially.
Call me when you 're done.
(EVIL LAUGHTER) J ARVIS: So now you 're telling me there are four suspects.
This Head of Surgery bloke, sneaking around, telling porkies, he's firmly in the frame too? That's what efficient investigation does, Superintendent.
As you know.
It throws up more possibilities.
Where you been? Sorry, sir? I asked where you been.
A woman's problem.
Look, I want this wrapped up fast.
It's no fun getting a headhigh from the Police Minister while the Health Minister's giving you a wedgie.
Political pressure, Superintendent? You 're all on the clock, Stanley.
It's my knackers in the mangle.
Sarge, you 've got to get him off our backs.
He's not helping.
Superintendent Jarvis has his own unique style.
You gotta work at a way of dealing with it.
Yeah, before he drives us nuts.
Use it as motivation.
And listen - he's quite often right.
Now, let's see if we can narrow down (MOBILE RINGS) the options on these suspects - let's go over it again.
Aban Nazir could have killed Kel Shepparton to cover up the fact that he wasn't accredited to work here.
The fuss around Van Der Lind could just be a smokescreen.
Or it could be true and Shepparton may have found a trail of dead patients back to South Africa.
Screw-ups Van Der Lind would rather keep quiet.
Hang on.
This was a garrotting.
That's usually a male crime.
Not necessarily.
All you need is strong hands.
Like a surgeon's.
Which leaves Deborah Van Der Lind on our list.
JENNIFER: And Dr Lem seems like a strong customer all round.
He comes from a war zone.
Who knows what he's got in his past? STANLE Y: So keep digging.
Let's bring it back to the present, to the crime scene, the door-knock.
The florist, the baker.
This time we have photos to show them.
Sarge, that was Immigration.
They finally came through with details.
There's something interesting on Dominik Lem.
He came to this country just over seven years ago, but not before he had applications knocked back twice.
So what changed? He got someone to facilitate his sponsorship.
Someone he met when he was working in Bosnia.
Who? Elaine Shepparton.
I was a volunteer nurse.
Lused to do it every few years.
The Solomons.
Did your husband go with you? No.
Someone had to look after the kids.
And Kel didn't want to go.
He preferred his nice, safe insurance job? Yes.
There's nothing wrong with that.
Just a bit boring? Unlike Bosnia.
A war zone.
So tell me, what was it? Was it all that death just made you feel more alive? I'm not sure what you 're getting at.
When you were in Bosnia, you had an affair with Lem, didn't you? What? You sponsored him to come to Australia.
Why did you lie? I didn't lie.
By omission, you did.
Why didn't you tell us you knew Dominik Lem? I didn't think it was relevant.
I didn't even know Kel was vetting him.
I reckon your husband would have been pretty surprised, then, when he found your name on Dominik Lem's immigration documents.
Big secret.
Was he angry? Upset? If he was, he didn't say anything.
Kel didn't discuss his work with me.
So if you 're thinking I killed Kel to cover up some affair, you 're wrong.
How'd you go? She didn't crack.
We need to bring in Lem, get his side of it.
Trouble is, he's in surgery.
Well, he's not likely to skip the country, then, is he? Made an arrest yet? We have a strong lead, sir.
My pit bull has a strong lead, he doesn't take me anywhere interesting, either.
Get on it.
A moment, if you don't mind.
Bernice Waverley.
Not this again.
Why didn't you tell me that she'd been in my office? Because I said I wouldn't.
Nothing happened.
How was it that you found her? What are you talking about, Stan? How did you know that she was in the building? Is she being followed? By the OPS? What are you saying, Stan? Look, I'll say this once.
I did the right thing by Bernice, I kept my mouth shut.
So don't jump on my case.
But if she turns out to be corrupt, I'll be the first to sing like a bird.
Sarge, we got a positive ID on one of the photos from the florist.
Dominik Lem.
What are you still doing here? Bring the bastard in.
No, I mean it! How could you be so stupid? Two for one.
(BOTH SHOUT) SIMON: Dr Lem! I just came out of theatre and she was here screaming.
I don't even know who she is.
I don't want your money! Dr Lem, you 're coming with us.
You too, Mrs Shepparton.
He paid you to kill your husband? No.
Because Kel wouldn't turn a blind eye? No.
Not that at all.
We know you met Mrs Shepparton in Bosnia.
We know that you were there at the same time.
You had an affair, didn't you? Yes.
When his wife died, we became involved.
You never met her husband.
A boring man.
No heart.
Dominik was a special kind of doctor.
We stayed in touch.
Kel never knew.
And, years later, when Dominik Lem asked you to sponsor his immigration? She agreed.
Did she know you 'd falsified your papers? Yes.
But she also knew I was a good doctor too.
Everything was going along fine, till this vetting nonsense came up.
I only found out Dominik was being investigated when he got in touch with me.
And what did he want? He wanted me to intercede.
MATT: With your husband? Yes.
Ask him to fudge the report.
JENNIFER: And did you? I spoke to him, yes.
But Kel was adamant he'd do exactly what he was paid to do.
No favours.
MATT: So what did you do? She said, if anything, I'd made things worse.
SIMON: How? She said that her joke of a husband would probably dig deeper.
And? I couldn't have that.
He was going to stop me working.
He smiled at me and asked me where to buy flowers - and he was going to stop me working.
So I told him where to buy them, and I went there and I killed him, God forgive me.
You weren't complicit in any way? No.
You didn't let Lem into the house, into the office, to steal the material? No.
I'd come here to work.
Not to be with her.
So what was the money about? I thought I had to buy her silence.
ELAINE: So stupid.
I thought Dominik was so different from Kel.
I was wrong.
What do you mean? They could both hold people's lives in their hands and understand nothing about them.
LEM: Understand this - I am a doctor.
My work is everything to me.
I save lives, and he was going to stop me doing that.
So you killed him.
Charge him with murder, her with being an accessory after the fact.
Good work, Stan.
Maybe you should tell my crew that.
You 've been riding them a bit hard on this one.
Who? Me? Do you have a problem with my team, Terry? No.
Bit dry behind their ears, but they'll come up alright.
I'll tell you what I do have a problem with, Stan.
They give me the pip.
You ever heard one admit they were wrong? (DOOR OPENS) Waverley get her computer back? Yeah.
Found anything yet? I checked the directory, looked for hidden files.
Tried to activate them.
How's that work? I thought - laughing.
Maybe the audio's more important than images.
So I tried changing them to.
Wav files.
And? I found a hidden audio file.
I changed the extension so now it'll play.
That's got the clown face on it, with the.
Wav file activated.
Thank you.
It wasn't hard.
Whoever put it there wanted it to be found.
But it wasn't Waverley, was it? You don't need to know that.
Someone's playing games.
Trying to mess with Waverley's head.
What's on the hidden audio file? Just two words.
A name.
It's a CG voice, not a person.
Did you check out the name? No.
I'm going to leave that to you.
Why, thank you.
Don't suppose there's a reward in this? (EVIL LAUGHTER) (JENNIFER LOWERS VOLUME) CG VOICE: Shannon Pierce.
Shannon Pierce.