Fatal Seduction (2023) s01e04 Episode Script

Who Is Jacob Tau?

My favorite couple.
Thank you.
Thank you.
So you put all of this together
my dress and everything?
- Do you like it?
- I just don't know how you pulled it off.
- You don't like the surprise?
- No, I
- Were you surprised?
- Ah.
Yes, yes. Uh
I was.
I tried to make sure I didn't text a lot
so you wouldn't bust us.
- He's cheating on me.
- Who with?
His 24-year-old assistant, Ameera,
with the perfect tits.
Excuse me, guys.
- Thank you.
- Okay.
What's wrong?
No, um
It's just that
I thought you and Ameera
were having an affair.
You're more her type than I am.
- Really?
- Yeah.
- No.
- Yeah.
This is a fresh start for us.
You do still love me, right?
I'll always love you.
Then we're gonna be just fine.
And then?
New friend I met online.
Isn't that dangerous?
Who is he? What does he do?
Can you please go party
and stop being a detective 24/7?
Nandi, come.
At least try
to enjoy yourself
'cause the only thing he's guilty of
is lying about this party.
- You, on the other hand
- Leave me alone.
He's your husband, Nandi.
You have a daughter. This is your life.
- Are you gonna throw it away for some boy?
- He's not a boy.
He wanted to hit me.
You also wanted to hit him.
Why are you so invested
in this?
Everything good?
Yeah, no, I'm cool.
No, we were talking about
Brenda, you know,
and how she would have loved this party.
Can't we just focus on happier things?
Just for tonight?
Of course. Happy anniversary again.
Yeah. Thanks, Vuyo.
Yeah, sure.
You okay?
Yeah, yeah.
Good, because I've got another surprise
for you. Come.
What do you want to show me?
Ah, there we are.
Twenty years, baby.
Who would have thought?
I'm a lucky man, aren't I?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
But I guarantee you
we wouldn't have made it this far
if it wasn't for this amazing woman
next to me.
The sacrifices you've made, babe, that
I don't mean to share
all our business with you,
but almost a year ago, Nandi lost
We lost our baby.
And I behaved like a complete asshole
throughout that journey.
I should have been there for you.
I should have been your pillar.
I was so obsessed
with the idea of having a son
that I forgot to keep in mind
what you do to keep our marriage alive.
Every single thing you do.
It kept me from celebrating
our lovely daughter.
Zinhle, baby, I
I love you.
You mean the absolute world to me.
From now on,
I will make it my responsibility
to keep our marriage alive.
I'll do whatever it takes.
I'll love you
until the end of time.
Even after that.
Happy anniversary, baby.
Come on, open it.
- Come on, open it.
- Okay. Let's see.
Swans are known to be loyal
for the rest of their lives.
I love you.
Happy anniversary, my love.
I love you.
- A beautiful evening, right?
- Yeah.
Really stunning night.
Beautiful wife too.
We need a clean slate,
both of us.
Everything that's happened before tonight
that's the past.
And we
We live for the future.
Leonard, listen.
Nandi, it's going to be different
between us. I promise you.
This is my pledge to you now.
To be there for you.
So won't you let me show you
how much I love you?
I'll walk!
- Relax. I still got it.
- Yes, you do.
- What's gotten into you?
- I don't know.
So he's the student she's fucking.
Seven distinctions, blah-dee-blah.
His parents,
Lucinda Tau and Benjamin Jiba?
It can't be.
Benjamin Jiba's son.
We're going to find
the person who killed her.
My brother thinks it's Benjamin Jiba.
Promise me
that you'll do whatever
it takes to make sure justice is served.
- Prosecutor.
- Charlie.
whoever killed that girl,
whoever raped her,
that bastard will pay.
This is Charlie Chace.
I can't take your call now.
Roxanne, I need a favor.
What's up?
- More gifts?
- So it seems.
- Wow.
- Not from me though.
It could be from the vineyard.
Let me help you with that.
I I think maybe
we should head down to breakfast.
Let's go eat.
I'm looking at breakfast.
I think maybe
Yeah, last night was enough.
Maybe we can try later?
Definitely later.
- Yeah?
- Yes.
I'm thinking of taking a sabbatical.
Yeah, I thought maybe we
We could travel as a family.
Maybe go to Japan.
Zinhle never took a gap year, and
Of course, because of
what happened. But what do you think?
It's just, you know,
your career can handle sabbatical,
but mine can't.
You know, I've just gone back to work and
I'm sorry.
I didn't think
No, you you thought, but, um
You were thinking
about yourself.
let me get some croissants.
Justice Mahlati, sir.
Hi, do I know you?
Not at all, sir. Not at all.
I'm just a big fan. Your book
- the Anderson versus State case.
- Interesting.
- Your name is?
- Jacob. Jacob Tau, sir.
- Jacob?
- Nice to meet you, sir.
- Yeah. Good to meet you, Jacob.
- Oh, Professor.
- Oh, you know each other?
- Yeah, he's a student of mine.
Grab a seat. I want to know more.
Can I make copies?
Yeah, it's public documentation.
- Bra V.
- Hey.
What's going on?
Tell me, did you, um, get the footage
from outside of Brenda's house?
- Is that the Jiba case?
- Yes.
Did you get the footage?
I don't understand, Bra V.
What does one have to do with the other?
Just think of it as a
an itch that I have to scratch.
And this itch, does it have anything to do
with Brenda's suicide?
Just get the footage, okay?
I promise I'll owe you one.
Oh, I watched your seminar a few days ago.
Sir, I must say, great speech.
- You really are a big fan.
- Oh, I definitely am, sir.
Although I disagree with you on one thing.
I don't think judges are
the hard workers of the state.
I think prosecutors are
because they put their necks on the line
to prove guilt, and that's a lot of work.
You know what?
My office is looking for an intern.
I think you should apply. Yeah?
Definitely, sir. I'd love that.
Thank you very much.
You still have to get interviewed.
I promise you. I won't disappoint.
All right.
Why don't you give us a call?
My assistant, Ameera,
will take you through the process.
All right.
Jacob, I apologize, but
your professor and I
are busy celebrating our anniversary.
So if you don't mind
Oh no. I'm so sorry, sir.
I have taken up your time.
Uh, happy anniversary.
And again, thank you very much, sir.
Thank you. All right.
He's a bright young man.
I swear, if we had a son,
he'd be something like that.
So much for a sabbatical. One legal fan,
and back to being a judge, yeah?
No, that
- I'm sorry that's not
- Yeah.
Um, sorry again, sir.
I paid for breakfast.
No, you didn't have to do that.
No, I did, sir. You allowed me to crash.
That's the least I could do.
And again, happy anniversary.
Thank you very much, Justice Mahlati.
Zee, can we talk?
PokébOi was typing again.
But now he's double-ghosted me so
I told you, forget about that idiot.
- But I can't get him out of my head.
- Or her or them.
- That's not the point.
- So what is?
I just want us to, you know,
stop texting and go on a date.
I just want to know who the person is.
This is just
It's so weird.
It's like red flag after red flag.
And that's why
I wanted to talk to you about how
You were saying?
Lisa's birthday-thing,
did she mention it to you?
I don't really know Lisa.
Yeah, sure,
but she said you could come
to her thing tonight anyway.
Well, I kinda have a thing
with my parents.
Do you know that DJ is playing.
The one that you really like?
- Say yes.
- Okay. It's a date.
- What the fuck is wrong with you?
- What do you mean?
You send flowers
and pay for breakfast!
You said it's over.
- Did you follow me?
- No!
- How did you know?
- You don't love this guy.
- Leave me alone. Just leave me.
- I don't fucking care!
At least I put myself out there
for the person that I love!
Look, Nandi, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry for yelling. I just got scared.
I I thought you chose him. But I get it.
I get it. You need time. So take it.
- No, I
- So then go home, Nandi.
Think about
what you're gonna tell him about us.
I'm here. I'm not going anywhere.
And again, I'm sorry.
I shouldn't have come.
You freaked me out, okay. You just
Please forgive me.
- No, I gotta go.
- Please, let me go.
I'm sorry.
Nandi, did you talk to the lawyer?
Eternal Father
of forgiveness and charity,
spiritual light
that illuminates the darker parts,
you suffered
terrible abuse and humiliation.
Being a saint and pure,
you took the worst punishment possible.
You are the king of kings.
You conquered
- Mrs. Jiba, it's okay.
- No!
No! No!
- It's okay. Mrs. Jiba.
- Jacob!
- Please get Jacob on the phone.
- Jacob! Jacob!
It's okay.
Ah, hello.
I know you said family dinner,
but with you that usually means takeout.
Who are you?
What have you done with the judge?
- He's been taken by the aliens.
- You can tell them to keep him.
Don't finish all the snacks now.
I got a whole thing going here.
- Oh, hey.
- Hey.
Your husband is a brand-new being.
Hey, you.
- Oh, Zee.
- There you go with the selfies.
Steak is almost ready.
And, of course, there's mushroom steak
for my darling daughter.
I would love to stay and chat.
But this feels more like a couple's sesh
than a family situation.
So I'm gonna dip.
- Zee, mushroom steak awaits you.
- Later.
- Come on, Zee.
- Love you!
- Bye.
- Love you too.
This way, my lady.
- Of course, for my darling wife
- Oh, wow.
your favorite, Chardonnay.
South Africa's finest.
To us.
Just pretend I'm someone else.
Hi, Nancy. Yes, yes. What's going on?
I need to see you tonight.
No, no. I don't think I can make it.
It's about Jacob Tau
and who he really is.
- You need to see this
- Okay. That's fine.
- I'll come through just now.
- I'm serious, Nandi. Tonight.
What's wrong?
She needs me to come through
to sign the paperwork for that case.
The sexual assault case on campus.
Can't it wait for Monday?
No, I think they need me
to submit all the paperwork early.
- But it's fine.
- I won't be long. I'll be back.
- Okay.
- Right.
I'll miss you.
I'll see you later.
I'm sorry.
She asked me to pray for your father,
and then she got upset.
But we managed to sedate her.
Look, I told you,
stop reminding her of my father.
Why won't you listen?
I'm sorry.
Ma, when are you going
to come back to me?
Jakes, my boy
Jakes, son,
you believe your father, right?
I swear on my life
I'm innocent.
Lucinda, don't you believe me?
I want to believe you.
But the evidence, Benjamin.
Listen, I didn't kill that child!
I'm not guilty.
Baby, please
Jacob, you have to believe me.
I'm innocent.
Hey. Hey!
Remove your hands.
Do that again, I will cuff them
to the table. Do you hear me?
Do you believe me?
I don't know.
Ah, I love this song.
Zinhle, I have feelings for you.
What's so urgent?
- How do you know Jacob?
- You're so disrespectful.
You dragged me out
to ask stupid questions?
I don't give a shit about that!
I need to know how the two of you met.
Was it a coincidence? Did he approach you?
I need to know
so that I can fill in the blanks.
The blanks?
Take this.
Take it.
Benjamin Jiba.
That's the guy who raped
And killed the little girl, yes.
The same case
Brenda is the only witness for.
The same case
that triggered her depression.
I know that, but what does
that have to do with anything?
This case made Leonard a judge.
It got me shot.
What does it have to do with Jacob?
It's got everything to do with Jacob!
Do you think
he's fucking you because he loves you?
He's not even fucking you out of lust.
He's fucking you because you and Leonard
live a happy life, and his is fucked.
I don't even know what you mean.
Benjamin Jiba is Jacob Tau's father.
Nandi, do you understand?
Do you understand me, Nandi?
Jacob is after you
and your family
because Leonard prosecuted his father.
- What? Vuyo, I'm not gonna do this, okay?
- I'm not getting involved.
Besides he's called Tau.
He's using his mother's surname,
Lucinda Tau.
There could be millions of Jacob Taus.
It's a fucking name!
- Come on, Nandi. This is real, okay?
- What if you're wrong?
- What if I'm right? Then your boyfriend
- Don't call him that!
Then Jacob Tau
is not only a danger to you,
but to your family as well.
Think about Zinhle.
All I'm asking is that you read this.
That's all.
- Charlie.
- Evening.
Talk to me.
There's something you should know.
Your brother's looking into the Jiba case.
This could end badly for both of us.
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