Fatal Seduction (2023) s01e08 Episode Script


[suspenseful music playing]
[Leonard groaning softly]
[gun cocks]
[Leonard] Vuyo.
Twenty years ago, I wanted Nandi.
[inhales sharply]
And I slept with her, once.
And then you took her from me.
Yes, I was jealous. I was angry.
But that was 20 fucking years ago!
So no, I am not fucking her.
The person I love
The person I loved was Brenda.
And me and Nandi
were working out her death.
But it was suicide.
[laughs wryly]
[in Tswana] So who shot me?
- It wasn't me.
- Who was it?
[in English] No, please.
[in Tswana] Xolile. It was you.
[Leonard in English] No.
[Vuyo] Then who the fuck shot me?
[in Tswana] Who was it?
It was Charlie.
[breathing heavily]
It was Charlie Chace.
- [gun cocks]
- [in English] Vuyo! No!
I'll tell Nandi our investigation is done.
Lock up when you leave.
[breathing heavily]
[menacing music playing]
[breathing heavily]
[grunts, sighs]
Your husband is in there.
- What?
- Drive.
[Vuyo panting]
[dramatic music playing]
[Nandi in Zulu] What did Leonard want?
[Vuyo in English] He thinks we're fucking.
- [Nandi] Jesus Christ.
- [Vuyo] Don't worry.
I told him you'd never want that again.
[Nandi] Can we just leave the past
in the past?
[Vuyo] It seems
the past refuses to be buried.
[engine stops]
[in Tswana] Here.
[in English] Thank you.
[in Zulu] What happened
between you and Jacob last night? Hmm?
[in English] We just talked.
[electricity crackling]
[Nandi] And Brenda?
[in Zulu] 'Cause I thought
you wanted to kill Jacob
because you thought he killed her.
[in English] Maybe he didn't.
[grunting, gasping]
Why are you doing this?
Because you killed Brenda Grootboom.
[in Xhosa] You can torture me
all you want,
but it's not going to make it true.
- [electricity crackling]
- [Jacob grunts, gasps]
I wished her dead, bra,
but I didn't kill her.
[in English] Vuyo!
I didn't kill her. I didn't kill her.
I didn't kill her. I didn't kill her.
[grunts, pants]
I've just decided to get to the bottom
of everything that happened.
- Everything that happened
- Benjamin Jiba.
Don't worry about it.
- Are you fucking kidding me, Vuyo?
- I'll handle it.
And, um
Leonard, did you tell Leonard
about my affair with Jacob?
The bastard doesn't deserve
to know everything.
[in Zulu] Zinhle also
shouldn't know everything.
[in English] Don't worry about it, Nandi.
I'll handle it.
[Nandi sighs, sniffles]
[crying] Thank you.
Thank you.
Come here.
- [Nandi sobbing] I'm sorry. Thank you.
- [Vuyo] It's okay, Nandi.
[Nandi] Thank you.
[somber music playing]
[in Xhosa] Mom, it's me, Jacob.
[Jacob] Please, Mom, it's me.
I will not hurt you.
You're dead, but you don't know it.
I killed you myself.
I drowned you.
[whispering] Things
are not what they seem.
Your father
My dad was innocent.
Dad didn't kill or rape anyone.
[menacing music plays]
- He didn't?
- Yes, Mom.
[gunshot echoes]
Mama, I promise you,
they're going to pay for what they did.
Do you hear me, Mom?
[in English] What?
- How about dinner on Friday?
- You paying?
[Charlie] Sure.
Bra V,
you okay?
[dramatic music playing]
You fucking shot me.
Deny it.
What was Brenda's first statement?
- Why do you wanna know?
- What did she say?
She didn't see anything.
Who convinced her to lie?
- Your brother.
- How?
He was fucking her.
Didn't you know that?
[inhales] When you say he "was," when?
When was he fucking her?
Well, back then, definitely.
Now too, maybe. But I thought
you wanted me to shut down this case
because it was his semen sample.
Was it his semen sample?
No. I I don't know.
We stopped investigating, remember?
[inhales sharply] Call my brother,
and I will fucking kill you.
You report to me now.
Do you hear me?
Expect instructions.
I'm gonna catch Brenda's killer,
even if I have to do it my fucking self.
[exhales deeply]
[Ameera reading indistinctly]
[stops reading abruptly]
Did you get into a fight?
Don't ask. What is it?
Okay. Um, Jacob called,
and he turned down the job.
He what?
- Text me his number.
- Sure. Yeah. Okay.
[Leonard sighs heavily]
[Leonard] Brenda, I'm telling you,
Benjamin Jiba raped
and murdered Busi Vilakazi.
That's a fact.
[Brenda] Vuyo said that
Vuyo's wrong!
That asshole is gonna get away with it,
and you can bring justice.
- [Brenda] Are you sure that he's guilty?
- Hundred percent. Absolutely.
[in Xhosa] Then why do I have to do this?
[in English] Facts aren't important,
What's important is an eyewitness.
And you can give that.
You're a teacher.
Who wouldn't believe a teacher?
I already made a statement.
[in Xhosa] I don't know
what you want me to do.
[in English]
Statements get lost all the time.
Would I lie to you?
- [Brenda sighs]
- It's
[sighs] It's no big deal.
You just have to come in,
you make your statement, and it's done.
[in Xhosa] And you're sure
he really did it?
[in English] Yes.
That man is a pedophile,
and he's a murderer.
We can get him.
Me and you.
I need you to do this.
[in Xhosa] What are you doing?
[in English] We both want it, don't we?
[Brenda moans softly]
[mournful music playing]
[inhales deeply]
[sighs, sniffles]
I fucking miss you. [sobbing]
How could he do this to me?
How could he do this to us?
[mournful music continues]
[phone chiming and vibrating]
[chiming and vibrating stop]
[Jacob] Hey, you piece of shit.
[Leonard] What?
What are you talking about?
[Jacob] Listen to me, you fucker.
I'm gonna destroy
everything that you hold dear,
starting with your lying bitch wife
and your pretty little daughter.
Then what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna fucking kill you.
You hear what I'm saying?
[in Zulu] Do you hear me?
[phone chiming and vibrating]
[suspenseful music playing]
[music fades]
[Jacob in Xhosa] They're going to pay
for what they did. Do you hear me, Mom?
[Leonard in Zulu] Don't worry, my brother.
I'll find the person who shot you.
Whatever it takes, I'll find him.
[in English] It's been a week.
[Leonard] I don't want you
to worry about money.
I'll take care of everything.
[in Zulu] No, brother.
I don't want your money.
[in English] I'll take care of myself.
[phone ringing]
[phone beeps]
What's up, Zee? You okay?
Not really.
[sighs] There's a lot of weird stuff
happening at home.
To be honest,
I'm really worried about Dad.
- Why?
- He was just acting weird, you know?
Going through mom's call logs and
- [Vuyo] Don't worry about that.
- [Zinhle sighs]
We sorted everything out.
You don't have to worry
about anything, okay?
Okay. Okay.
I I need to go.
- [Jacob] Hi.
- How are you?
So, I got you these.
- [giggles] Thank you.
- [Jacob] Do you like the flowers?
[both laugh]
You look good.
- [scoffs] Come on. Don't play with me.
- No. [giggles]
I'm serious. No cap, you look good.
[Leonard sighs]
[Leonard sighs]
We do have a beautiful home.
Jacob Tau called the office.
He turned down his internship position.
[in Zulu] Nandi, please forgive me.
[in English] I went a little crazy today.
I went out there looking for Vuyo and, uh
[Nandi] I know.
[in Zulu] Vuyo told me.
- [sighs]
- [Nandi laughs]
[in English] Such an idiot.
[chuckles] I know.
I know.
[Leonard sighs]
My love.
I don't know
what I would do if I ever lost you.
What scares me even more is
is me taking long to try and win you back,
you know?
I want us to work.
I want us to move forward.
Please, can we move forward?
I know we're not perfect.
I'm just hoping it's not too late.
Is it too late?
No, it's not too late.
Hey, look here.
[Leonard] Huh?
- [tuts]
- Ow.
Come here.
- [Zinhle] Why are you here?
- [Jacob] Excuse me?
I'm not the kind of person
someone like you would like.
[scoffs] What do you mean,
"someone like me"?
- Handsome
- [scoffs] Come on.
- romantic, thoughtful.
- [chuckling]
Someone who buys flowers.
I mean, who does that?
Zee, I don't even know
if I'm your type of person.
But I like you.
And I want
to get to know you a bit better.
- Eh?
- [laughs]
Look, Zee, I
I think you're very interesting.
Um, let's skip class tomorrow
and hang out.
Yeah, I'm down.
But before we do that
Let's get something out of the way.
Get what out of the way?
[dramatic music playing]
[both breathing heavily]
- I'm so sorry.
- For what?
For not believing.
In what?
In second chances.
Have you ever cheated on me?
- Huh?
- Have you?
- [whip cracks]
- [Leonard groans]
[Nandi gasps]
[both moaning]
Hit me.
- [whip cracks]
- [Brenda moans]
[Leonard panting]
- [whip cracking]
- [Brenda moans]
[Leonard grunting]
[both panting]
[both grunting]
[both grunting]
[Leonard moans]
[both breathing heavily]
[Leonard] It'll be hard to talk to you
if you keep drinking and not listening.
[Brenda] My drinking's a problem?
[Leonard] I'm trying to You know what?
We'll do it some other time.
Leonard! Leonard!
Come on.
I can't.
Just Stop. No, you
- Just stop!
- What?
It's over.
[in Xhosa] For nine years, you've promised
that you'd leave her, yet you haven't.
[in English] I'm not leaving Nandi.
["Slowly (Freestyle)"
by Markushmane playing]
- [glass shatters]
- [exclaims, gasps]
[in Xhosa] It's over when I say it's over.
[Leonard in English]
Don't be stupid, Brenda.
Don't be fucking stu
Just stop, now.
Through the darkest bounds of space ♪
[song fades out]
[phone buzzes, dings]
[keypad clicking]
[phone beeps]
[line ringing]
[inhales deeply]
[in Xhosa] Jacob, come on.
Pick up the phone.
[phone beeps]
[voicemail in English] The number
you dialed is not available.
- Please leave a message.
- [phone beeps]
[Nandi] Payback?
What do you mean, payback?
Payback for what?
I hope you're not gonna do
something stupid.
[knife blade clicks]
[Jacob in Xhosa] They're going to pay,
Mom. Do you hear me?
[in English] They're gonna pay.
[Zinhle] So where are you taking me?
[Jacob] It's a surprise.
Do you like my evil plan?
[keypad clicking]
[Nandi] Jacob! Jacob!
[in Zulu] Where's Jacob?
[in English] Not here.
I don't know when he'll be back.
I'll write him a note in his office.
Ma'am! Ma'am! Ma'am!
- [menacing music plays]
- [knife blade clicks]
[phone vibrating]
[Jacob grunts]
[vibrating stops]
[tense music playing]
Zee. Zee. Zee.
[Jacob grunts]
[grunting forcefully]
I'm looking for a girl. She's
She's 20. She's got natural hair.
She's my daughter.
Please. You haven't seen her?
Laura, it's Nandi.
Do you know where Zinhle is?
I'm trying to get hold of her.
I don't know where. It's important
[horn honking]
[breathlessly] Shit. Shit.
[Jacob] You know,
I used to come here with my father a lot.
He brought me out here to
to vent.
Vent about?
[breathes deeply]
My anger, tantrums, excessive energy.
I guess people change, right?
[Jacob] I could be anything here
with no consequences.
And I guess
me being here
still makes me feel the same.
You know, Zee
I like talking to you.
[laughs softly]
[both breathing heavily]
[Zinhle exhales]
You know I like you.
But I've never
you know
You've never?
[Zinhle exhales shakily]
[Jacob] Maybe maybe this is a mistake.
- No, I can't.
- Wait.
No, I This is a bad idea.
You know, if we proceed with this,
it has to be your decision, not mine.
[intense music playing]
[in Zulu] I don't understand
why Zinhle isn't answering her phone.
[in English] Laura isn't calling back.
[in Zulu] You know how these kids are.
They go out all night.
[in English] They stay out the whole night
and come back whenever they want.
- It's just what they do.
- What the fuck is her password?
[in Zulu] What are you hoping
to find in Zinhle's laptop?
Clues, anything
that will help us find her, Leonard.
[in English] You need to calm down.
You need to get someone, anyone,
or the cops to hack into her computer.
- Are you serious?
- I'm fucking serious, Leonard.
[in Zulu] Why are you busy
with the laptop
Please, Leonard. If you love me,
if you love your daughter
[in English]you will do this
for me, please.
[sighs] Okay, fine.
But then you better tell me
what's going on, okay?
[tense, discordant music playing]
[phone ringing and vibrating]
- [phone beeps]
- Laura. Thank goodness.
Do you know where Zee is?
[Laura] No, I haven't seen her.
She skipped class.
- What?
- [Laura] She went on a date with a guy.
What? Is it someone someone from varsity?
[Laura] She met him
at a place called Tau Autoshop.
His name is Jacob.
Oh God.
Thank you. I'll see you
when you get here. All right.
Leonard! Leonard, she's been kidnapped.
[in Zulu] Call the police.
[in English] Get them to come here,
and I'll tell you everything.
Please, Leonard, do something.
[soft, sensual music playing]
Golden glow ♪
In flight, I know ♪
How does ♪
[Leonard] Detectives, please come in.
Silence ♪
Speak? ♪
Sparkling ♪
[in Zulu] My love.
What's going on?
[in English] What is it? Hmm?
How does the light ♪
[Nandi sighs]
I slept with someone else.
[dramatic music plays]
With who?
Jacob Tau.
I thought I had everything under control.
What does Jacob have to do
with Zinhle disappearing?
- What are you talking about?
- I believe that she's with him right now.
You knew I wanted to make him my intern.
I wanted to introduce him to Zinhle.
I let him into my fucking house.
- I'm telling you so we can tell the cops.
- No, you won't say a word.
Not to the fucking police, not to anyone.
You hear me?
Look at me.
I will take care of it, Nandi.
I will take care of everything.
And I mean
I'm sorry.
[music swells]
[music crescendos]
Blind will lead ♪
The blind ♪
[song fades out]
[dramatic music playing]
[music ends]
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