Detective Forst (2024) s01e04 Episode Script

Episode 4

[wind howling]
["Where Is My Mind?"
by A.A. Williams playing]
With your feet on the air
And your head on the ground ♪
[Forst groaning]
Try this trick ♪
And spin it, yeah ♪
[engine starts]
Your head'll collapse ♪
But there's nothing in it
And you'll ask yourself ♪
Where is my mind? ♪
Where is my mind? ♪
Where is my mind? ♪
[shudders and groans]
[objects clattering]
Way out in the water ♪
See it swimming ♪
- [growling]
- [object clatters]
I was swimming in the Caribbean ♪
Animals were hiding behind the rock ♪
Except a little fish ♪
Bumped into me
Swear it was trying to talk to me ♪
[in struggling voice] Okay. 112 Morav
[Frana echoing] Bratislava. Remember!
Moravská, that's it.
Moravská1-1-12 Moravská.
- Apartment 15, 1-12
- [beeping]
- Moravská 15
- [beeping]
[high-pitched beep]
Way out in the water ♪
See it swimming ♪
[song ends]
Frana. [grunts]
[ominous music playing]
Fuck, Frana. [shuddering]
Fucking hell.
What did you get yourself into?
For fuck's sake, Frana!
What the fuck did you get yourself into?
[Frana echoing]
The private sector has its advantages.
[Forst] Human trafficking? What?
[wind howling]
[Forst] And now I need your help.
You know this place?
[mysterious music playing]
Too well, I'm afraid.
[wind whistling]
2633 MASL
[music intensifies]
[music stops]
[Iwo] I've completed the task.
We'll meet when you get back.
But I have some concerns.
Because you weren't supposed to call.
I'd forgotten.
But you also have some memory problems.
[Halina] What are you talking about?
[breathing deeply]
[man] I keep telling you, Mother.
You need to get rid of him.
You don't have control
over him like you think.
- He'll only cause
- Quiet.
[ominous music playing]
[dialing tones on cell phone]
[music becomes quiet and dramatic]
[door shuts]
[typing on keyboard]
[cell phone vibrates]
[cell phone ringing]
- [call picks up]
- [Staszek inhaling]
[Staszek] What do you want?
I know where to look for Maks's killer.
- [music stops]
- [wind howling]
You are a saint!
A virtuous hero
is hard to find, Inspector.
If you were counting on a witty retort,
you'll have to wait till tomorrow.
Rough day?
Not any worse than usual.
205 names and numbers.
With whom Maks Rozwadowski has been
in contact with before his death.
Friends and acquaintances. All potential
suspects according to the Minister.
- [honking]
- I'm blocking traffic.
[mysterious music playing]
[music fades out]
He compiled this recently?
No. He's been
collecting names for a while.
[wind blowing]
Caring daddy.
- Hm.
- [exhales deeply]
He didn't say it outright,
but I got the impression
that different agencies had been looking
at Maks and his friends for some time now.
Well, they did a poor fucking job.
They were looking in the wrong place.
Or the son knew he was being watched
and only showed what he wanted to show.
Your wife?
Yes, Wanda.
It's such a lovely picture.
She died.
I didn't know.
It's okay.
Glioma. She had no chance.
I know what it's like
to lose a loved one. My mother
That's life.
[dramatic music playing]
Fucking hell.
What is it?
[Edmund] One of my guys is on that list.
Nina, where's Staszek? Is he out?
I haven't seen or heard from him since he
took off like a bat outta hell yesterday.
Really? He's an hour late.
Maybe he's sick.
Yeah, or maybe you're covering for him.
You seem to have special arrangements
with certain officers.
Forst manipulated me like a pro.
That wasn't my fault.
[dramatic music continues]
[music fades out]
[Szrebska] Please wait here.
Good morning.
Olga Szrebska.
I remember who you are.
Is Staszek here?
Is he expecting you?
I'm actually a little early.
If you don't mind,
I'll go look for him.
You in here?
[faint, tense music playing]
[distant wind howling]
[music becomes mysterious]
[music becomes ominous]
[music intensifies]
[music becomes quiet and tense]
[Staszek] Olga? Olga, wait up.
[car engine idling]
[Szrebska] Go! Go!
[music intensifies]
[tense music continues]
[dramatic action music playing]
[tires screech]
[Forst] You know who this is,
and you know what to do.
[Staszek] Come on!
[tires screeching]
Damn you.
[dramatic action music continues]
- Fuck!
- Olga! Wait! Let's talk!
[keys clatter on floor]
Let's talk, please.
Oh no.
I just wanna talk to you! [gasps]
[dramatic action music continues]
[Staszek gasps]
[music stops]
- [Staszek screams and groans]
- [thud]
[tense music playing]
Let me in, Olga!
- You hear me?
- [pounds on door]
You saw the video?
You watched it?
[continues panting]
[Szrebska shuddering]
I really didn't want it
to come out like this.
- [Staszek panting]
- [Szrebska shuddering]
You hear me?
- [pounding]
- Olga!
[Szrebska shudders]
Come on.
I know where the killer is.
[tense music continues]
[lock clicking]
[echoing thud]
I don't know if you recognized us.
That was me
and Maks.
He's the one whose body
was found by the river.
God, Staszek.
What was I supposed to do?
What could I have said?
Yeah, Wiktor,
I know exactly who this guy is.
We don't know where his head is,
but I recognize his tattoo,
because I saw it
when we slept together a few months ago.
I will find this guy.
["Fire" by Twilite playing]
I just need you to do one thing.
Please do not say anything to Wiktor.
I am the greatest liar ♪
[Staszek] I wanna do it alone.
[Szrebska] Staszek
Don't do this. Do you hear me?
I'm gonna steal your power ♪
I'm gonna tear you apart ♪
[Szrebska] You can't change anything now.
[song continues]
[stairs creaking]
[wind howling]
- [loud thud]
- [song stops]
- [loud click]
- [ominous music]
[music stops]
I was expecting you yesterday.
[keys clattering]
Well, finally.
Hi, darling.
I did call to say the flight got canceled.
Well, at least tell me how it went.
[man sighs]
Next year, the Swiss will buy
You do know you have the kids tomorrow?
Of course.
I promised to take them to the mountains.
You promised
to take them to the mountains.
Tomorrow's Wednesday,
and they have swimming.
What's wrong?
You're always off somewhere, Gjord.
When you should be home.
And you?
Where are you?
[door slams]
[ominous music playing]
[distant, slow clattering]
[moaning faintly]
[mysterious music playing]
[music fades out]
[cell phone ringing]
[cell phone vibrating]
[Forst] I'm on my way back.
I'll be at your place in half an hour.
[birds calling]
[car approaching]
[moody guitar music playing]
[music continues]
[deep breathing]
[music continues]
[music fades out]
[wind howling]
[metallic creaking]
[ominous music playing]
[loud swooshing noise]
[ominous music intensifies]
[boy whispering] Wiktor! Wiktor.
- [music fades out]
- Wiktor.
How'd you get this?
[moody, dramatic music playing]
[Forst] Łowotarski showed me a photo.
Same as the one from the foundation.
He received fragments of it
whenever a murder happened.
[music becomes mysterious]
He definitely knew the little girl.
[music fades out]
[Forst] It was an organized group,
headed by Łowotarski.
Were they criminals?
They weren't angels, I know that.
He expected the Beast to come for him.
- So, we've got a motive.
- [mysterious music playing]
Łowotarski said that they were paying
for old sins. But he did not specify.
I'm wondering,
why did the Beast start killing now
when that picture
is at least 60 years old?
Maybe the group never stopped operating.
Or maybe it took this long
to track them all down.
[mysterious music continues]
[woman] Mountain goats
are an endangered species.
They have adapted perfectly
to living in steep, mountainous areas.
They aren't affected by snow
or low temperatures.
- I think we could use a guide too.
- Right.
[woman]to our World War II exhibition.
[mysterious music playing]
[Forst] Hm?
[people chattering]
Good morning. I'm Detective
Wiktor Forst, Zakopane Police.
I'd like to ask you a few questions.
I know who you are.
You're after the Beast
of Giewont, aren't you?
[Forst] How do you know that?
I saw you on the news.
[Forst] Can you tell me
something about this?
[mysterious music continues]
- And that is
- Leon Łowotarski. We already knew.
- How about the girl?
- [music stops]
[exhaling] It's hard to narrow it down.
Narrow what down?
She could've been one of among dozens.
You have to understand
that in Podhale during the war
there were
a few rotten apples.
- Mm.
- There's an understatement.
[loud, metallic clanging]
[light switch clicks]
[melancholic music playing]
They wrote on the bricks?
[man] Mostly cries
for justice or remembrance.
I've been analyzing them for years.
And what have you found?
[man] I found that many of the detainees
scratched out their wills here.
Their last words.
Often, they were addressed
to their children.
So, I started looking for those children.
Their parents ended up on a rope,
and Łowotarski's gang extended
their care over the orphaned daughters.
Those poor girls vanished
without a trace, never to return.
Except one.
She came back.
- Mirosława showed up in Zakopane.
- [music fades out]
Some years after the war.
She came in the middle
of the night during a blizzard
and nine months pregnant.
She gave birth on the church steps.
Didn't anyone wonder how she got there?
Hm. Times were different then.
An unwed woman with a child,
and clearly out of her mind
on top of that,
wandering around Krupówki,
dragging her daughter through her misery.
And mumbling incessantly
about a one-eyed devil.
[ominous music playing]
A couple of years later,
she was found dead.
No one looked into the cause of death.
And Halina's family was gone.
That is Mirosława's daughter's name.
Is? So Halina's alive?
Of course she is.
She's a prominent figure around here.
Although, she mostly keeps to herself.
Halina Sznajderman, née Król.
[ominous music intensifies]
[door creaking]
[music becomes sinister]
[Forst] It's impossible.
It's fucking impossible. You understand?
[tires screeching]
[Szrebska] No, I don't!
You run out of the museum and now
your driving's gonna get us killed!
[dramatic action music playing]
I'm not from Cracow, Szrebska.
I'm from right here.
Halina Król was the director
of the orphanage where I grew up.
Here, on the outskirts of town.
And you didn't make the connection?
I haven't seen her in 30 years.
Don't you get it?
Fuck, but that coin,
the one in Chalimoniuk's mouth.
She wore one just like it
on a strap around her neck.
940 MASL
[music fades out]
[ominous music playing]
Halina Król.
[music becomes quiet]
[Halina] You finally remembered, Wiktor.
It took you long enough.
I always liked you.
You were smart, sweet.
You were different from the others.
[Forst] Chalimoniuk,
All the others you had killed.
That boy also has collaborators
in his family?
- You don't know anything.
- We have proof.
Of what?
I haven't done anything.
There's nothing to prove.
You caused a lot of trouble
for me, you know?
I can only forgive so many offenses.
That memory is vivid.
The younger children
wanted to go swim in the stream.
I took off my necklace
so it didn't get grasped by one of them.
And left it in the drawer.
What were you going to do with it?
I was just a kid.
[Halina] One old enough
to know the punishment for stealing.
- Forst.
- [sighs]
I don't understand.
[Halina] Wiktor broke
into my office that day.
He wanted to steal my coin necklace.
It was curiosity. And I wasn't alone.
You were two. As usual.
[music fades out]
You were in there with your best friend.
And he took all the blame,
for both of you.
[ominous, dramatic music playing]
[Iwo] Brothers forever.
Brothers forever.
Brothers forever.
- [Szrebska screams]
- Iwo!
[tense music playing]
- [Forst] Here.
- Get out of here!
[Iwo] The Forsts wanted to adopt me.
But they backed out when
they were told I was a common thief.
You're the Beast?
[Halina] Iwo, settle down.
You're Łowotarski's daughter.
You know what that means.
[Forst] Iwo!
[coin spinning on floor]
[music stops]
[faint, ominous music playing]
[moans faintly]
[Iwo whispering] Wiktor.
- [faint groan]
- [knife slash echoing]
[Forst gasps]
[door creaking]
[Iwo whispering] Wiktor, you betrayed me.
You betrayed me.
[quiet, tense music playing]
[air hissing]
[grunts and groans]
[groans and coughs]
- [screams]
- [sizzling]
- [loud thud]
- [groans]
[tense music playing]
[fire roaring]
- [loud crash]
- [grunts]
[muffled high-pitched ringing]
- [grunting]
- [thudding]
[electrical zapping]
[tense, dramatic music playing]
[loud crashing]
[music intensifies]
- [music stops]
- [muffled panting]
[melancholic violin music playing]
[Forst coughs]
[Forst groans]
[groaning] Olga, wake up! Do you hear me?
- [grunts]
- [glass shatters]
[melancholic music continues]
[music fades out]
[moody mysterious music playing]
[music fades out]
[ominous music playing]
[music stops]
[suspenseful music playing]
[music becomes intense]
[music becomes quiet and tense]
[music intensifies]
[music becomes very intense]
[music becomes faint and tense]
[music fades out]
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