Fatal Seduction (2023) s01e09 Episode Script

Nothing Is as It Seems

[birds chirping]
[dramatic music playing]
[children chattering]
[whistle blows]
[somber music playing]
[sinister music plays]
[dramatic music playing]
[dogs barking]
[Vuyo] Zinhle!
[people shouting] Zinhle! Zinhle! Zinhle!
- [Vuyo] Zinhle!
- [people shouting] Zinhle! Zinhle! Zinhle!
[captain] Justice Mahlati, sir.
We found this.
[Nandi gasps] Zinhle's phone!
It's hers.
[crying] It's hers.
[breathing shakily]
[Vuyo] Zinhle!
[Charlie] Rained pretty bad
out here last night.
- You all right?
- Fuck off.
[Vuyo pants angrily]
Listen, maybe you should go wait
with the judge and his wife, eh?
Drop the act. It's because of you
that we have to look for Zinhle
in the first place.
[people speaking indistinctly]
Look, Vuyo
- Can
- First, we find her.
- Then I've got instructions for you.
- [dogs barking]
[police officer]
Captain, we found something!
Looks like blood, Captain!
[dramatic music playing]
[people chattering indistinctly]
Laura Goldman?
You don't know me,
but I'm Judge Mahlati's secretary, Ameera.
Is everything okay?
I told Mrs. Mahlati everything I know.
Has Zee been found?
No, not yet.
[crying] Fuck! Fuck! I'm sorry.
She will be found.
But any information you can offer
will help us find Zinhle faster.
[Nandi panting]
[Zinhle breathing heavily]
- Zinhle. [crying]
- No! No, no, no! No! No. No.
[Laura] That's why I think PokébOi
is the guy from the auto shop.
I even got my friend Raj
to track his phone,
and ever since Zinhle met that guy,
PokébOi's phone has been switched off.
- It might be a coincidence.
- "Might" being the key word.
I don't think so.
And isn't that something
worth checking out?
No, you're right. I'll let them know.
Thanks so much, Laura.
You've been so helpful.
Please text me so I can save your number.
And if you remember anything, please call.
No detail is too small.
This is not your fault, you know?
You're a good friend.
It'll be okay.
[phone ringing]
[phone beeps]
[Ameera] I found the name
of her crush. PokébOi.
You sure?
Yes. That's the name.
We've got a name. It's PokébOi.
Thank you.
[laptop chimes]
It's running.
[dramatic music playing]
[technician] PokébOi is at Tau Autoshop
in the township.
[captain] Forward the address,
and let's go.
[keyboard clacking]
[technician] Okay.
No, no, no. You stay!
[safe beeping]
[Leonard breathing heavily]
[gun cylinder closes]
I'm coming with you, Leonard.
[in Zulu] I'm coming with you.
- Leonard.
- Listen, Nandi
[in English] Just because
I'm focused on finding Zinhle
[in Zulu]doesn't mean I've forgotten
she's in this mess because of you.
[in English] Why don't you stay here
in case Zinhle comes back
with your fucking boyfriend?
[door opens, closes]
Did they find her?
[in Zulu] Listen, I'm coming back.
[in English] Stay here with my wife.
[somber music playing]
[in Tswana] We'll find her.
[in English] You know what?
[exhales shakily] When it concerns Zinhle,
no one tells me what to do,
not even you two ganging up on me.
[in Zulu] I am going, Vuyo.
You can stay here if you want.
[in English] Nandi!
[clears throat] Nandi, wait!
[Jacob] What the fuck is going on here?
- [grunts]
- [captain] Suspect apprehended!
[Jacob] Fucking leave me alone! Fuck!
- [grunting]
- [captain] Pick this piece of shit up.
- [Jacob] Fucking leave me alone!
- Where's Zinhle?
You're making a big mistake,
are you hearing me?
- [grunts]
- [captain] I'm not gonna ask again.
- [coughing]
- Where is Zinhle Mahlati?
[suspenseful music playing]
[Jacob grunts, pants]
- [gun cocks]
- [Leonard] You listen to me.
I don't have time for your fucking games.
Zee! Zee!
Zinhle! Zinhle! Zinhle!
[Vuyo] Zinhle!
Where the fuck is my daughter?
[Zinhle in Zulu] Dad! Dad!
[Nandi] Zinhle. Zinhle. Zinhle, just
[in English] What the hell are you doing?
He didn't do anything!
I just fell asleep in his car!
[crying] Jacob.
[in Zulu] Take this off.
- [in English] No!
- Take this damn thing off! Take it off!
Zinhle, just
He didn't do anything.
What the hell are you doing?
[Leonard] Come. Let's go.
- Let's go!
- [Zinhle] You're hurting me!
- Jacob!
- [Leonard] Stop it. Just stop!
- [Zinhle in Zulu] Let go of me!
- [Leonard in English] Stop it!
[grunts, pants]
[Vuyo grunts]
I see you never learned your lesson. Huh?
I make it a habit not to learn from people
that fucking attack from the back.
Next time, I'll make sure
that you don't get up!
Next time, I'll be fucking ready.
You take advantage of women
who have nothing to do with you.
You're a coward!
Listen to me.
Try to get everything taken away from you,
and let's see what you're gonna do
to get the justice you deserve!
[gun fires]
[Vuyo grunting]
[in Zulu] Zinhle! Zinhle,
where are you going?
- [Leonard] Zinhle!
- [in English] Zinhle, come back here.
[Zinhle] I can't believe you.
You're a judge,
and you're torturing an innocent man.
I don't care if he's a saint.
How dare you disappear
with a man you barely know?
- Oh my gosh. We were just hanging out.
- That is no excuse, Zinhle!
Do you know how worried we were?
- We thought something bad had happened.
- What if something good happened?
You slept with him?
Oh, Zinhle.
I lost my phone. A storm broke out,
and we decided not to drive in the rain.
That is the responsible thing to do.
And you guys go ballistic like this?
Yeah, well, ballistic or not,
you're grounded, Zinhle!
[scoffs] I am not a child.
You can't ground me.
[in Zulu] Says who?
[in English]
Car keys, credit card, house keys, give.
I hope Jacob sues you both for assault.
And when he does,
I will be there as a witness.
Well, until that time comes,
you are never going to see him again.
Get to your room!
What a joke.
- I'm moving in with Uncle V.
- Oh, please.
No, you're not. Now get out of my sight.
[Leonard clicks tongue]
[in Zulu] I'm not playing with that child.
- [in English] Well, that went well.
- Shut up, Vuyo.
How do you drag Zinhle
into your fucking mess? How?
I am not taking a lecture
[in Zulu]from a man with no kids.
[in English] Don't tell me
how to raise my child.
[clicks tongue]
Just because I don't have my own children
doesn't make what you've done right.
You're not one to talk, Vuyo.
So, kindly fuck off.
[in Zulu] Listen, Leonard, I think
Let's calm down.
[in English] Let's
Let's not be too hard on her.
You're trying to get her away from him?
[in Zulu] Do you love him that much?
Leonard, I'm just saying
that we should tell her the truth. Let's
Let's tell her about Jacob and I.
Tell her everything.
[in English] You want me
to tell our daughter
that the boy she's dating
used to fuck her mother?
Because her father
put his father in prison? Am I right?
I'm not saying we phrase it that way.
I'm just saying
- [in Zulu] Maybe we must just
- Maybe what?
[in English] What happens
if she confronts him, and he goes public?
Do you know
how fucked-up everything will be?
It will ruin me if he gets people
to sympathize with him, Nandi.
Some will even start
questioning my career.
Some will start believing
Benjamin Jiba's innocent.
This isn't about Zinhle. It's about you
[in Zulu]and your career.
[in English] It will ruin
yours too, sweetheart.
You fucked your fucking student, Nandi.
[in Zulu] All this time,
you've been sitting on my neck.
[in English] "Your career this,
your career that."
Meanwhile, you're fucking around.
[in Zulu] So what should we do, Leonard?
[in English] Ban her from seeing him?
That'll make her want him even more.
It will ruin things
if we dig up the past, Nandi.
[in Zulu] How long have I been telling you
let's just travel?
[in English] Let's get out of here
and leave all this bullshit behind us.
But no.
[in Zulu] You don't listen.
- [glass clinks]
- [sighs]
[glass thuds]
[in English] Hold on a second.
Did you fuck him in this house?
- No.
- You fucking liar.
Did you frame Benjamin Jiba?
Fuck off.
- Yeah.
- [Leonard clicks tongue]
[somber music playing]
[both breathing heavily]
You know everything happens for a reason.
[Zinhle moans]
[panting echoes]
[lighter clicks]
[inhales deeply]
[dramatic music playing]
[music intensifies]
[Leonard sighs heavily]
[Brenda] Are you sure 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.
I need you to do this.
Would I lie to you?
[Brenda] Benjamin Jiba was with Busi
the day she disappeared.
Brenda, are you willing to stand by
these words in front of a judge?
Yes. Because it's the truth.
Where are you taking me? But I'm innocent!
[in Xhosa] Why don't you answer
your bloody phone, you swine?
[in English] It's my daughter's birthday.
Do you mind?
[in Xhosa] What's wrong?
Benjamin Jiba killed himself this morning.
It's all over the news, guys.
Benjamin has killed himself.
[in English] He was guilty.
It doesn't matter that you lied.
You did the wrong thing
for the right reason.
He raped and killed a child, Brenda.
[sighs softly]
[dramatic music playing]
[glass clinking]
[man] Not so fast. Remember,
your papers are due next Wednesday.
Okay, dismissed.
[Zinhle] Hey, Laura,
I didn't know you were a snitch.
The rules of our friendship
don't ask me to cover for you
when you're missing overnight.
Yeah, they just ask you to make shit worse
so my parents can escalate
a sleepover into a kidnapping.
Do you know what they did to him?
They treated him like a fucking criminal.
That is not my fault.
And as long as you're seeing the mechanic,
or the stalker,
don't expect me to cover for you.
[Zinhle scoffs] You're just jealous
because I chose him over you.
As if you were ever going to choose me.
You're a tease, Zee.
And that guy is super fucking sus.
[sighs in disgust] Okay.
Is is she okay?
Yeah. Oh!
- [Zinhle sighs]
- [Jacob grunts]
- Are you okay?
- Yeah, I'm fine.
- Oh.
- I'm fine.
My dad is such an asshole.
Hey. Don't grab me like that.
Jeez, you scared me.
Can we talk somewhere in private?
- If you're gonna lecture me about
- No.
I found something
on the surveillance footage
from the night Brenda died.
[keypad clicking]
[line ringing]
[line beeps]
This is Detective Charlie Chace.
Leave me a message or contact
the Western Cape Police Department
if it's an emergency.
[keypad clicking]
[line ringing]
- [line connects]
- [woman] Hello?
Precious, hi.
[Precious chuckles] Mahlati, long time.
Someone knows about the Jiba case.
Someone knows about what we did.
[Precious] What who did?
I don't know what you're referring to.
They sent me a letter
with Brenda Grootboom's
original statement.
It's a threat.
Okay, we have to do something.
If they find out, if we get exposed
[Precious] This isn't a we problem.
This is a you problem.
The only thing I can advise you to do
is get rid of all the loose ends.
- [line disconnects]
- Precious. Hello?
[keypad clicking]
- Come on, Charlie. Come on, Charlie.
- [line ringing]
This is Detective Charlie Chace
Ameera! Ameera!
- Who brought this?
- A courier. Why? Are you okay?
- [Ameera] Justice.
- [lighter clicking]
[Leonard panting]
Justice Mahlati, what are you doing?
Justice! Sir! Sir!
I need to see Charlie.
No, no. You don't look well.
- I need to see Charlie.
- [Ameera] Sir! Sir!
Do you remember when I said
Jacob was the last person
to see Brenda alive?
Just before you accused him
of murdering her?
- No. No, no. Doesn't ring a bell.
- This is fucking serious, Nandi!
I don't think Jacob did it.
And now you tell me that?
After everything we put him through?
Just because he didn't kill her
doesn't mean he's less sick.
Look at what he did to Zinhle.
This isn't about Jacob.
This is about a possible new suspect.
[Vuyo sighs]
[Zinhle] I can't believe
my parents did this to you.
[Jacob] It was just your dad, Zee.
They both accused you of kidnapping me.
[Jacob] Don't worry about it.
Look, hey
[dramatic music playing]
Do you want me to stop?
[both breathing heavily]
Sir, where are you going?
- I'm coming back, Ameera.
- No, sir, you don't look well.
- I need to
- Let me take you to the emergency room.
No. No. I'll be fine.
- Sir.
- Ameera. [panting]
Where are you going?
[Leonard grunts]
Sir? Sir? Sir?
[shouting indistinctly]
Help! Someone!
Someone, help me!
Call an ambulance, please.
[both breathing heavily]
[both moan]
[Vuyo] This is three hours later.
[man] Can you please send an ambulance?
- [Ameera] Hurry!
- The main court.
[Ameera] Breathe!
I don't know. He just collapsed.
Keep your eyes on me, please.
[Zinhle and Jacob panting]
[Jacob grunts, sighs]
[dramatic music intensifies]
- Breathe.
- [Leonard gasping]
Please open your eyes.
Please stay with me.
[Leonard] You're not talking to anybody
about this shit, are you?
[Brenda in Xhosa] No, I never told anyone
what you made me do, Leonard.
[Ameera in English] Please stay with me.
[music fades out]
[dramatic music playing]
[music ends]
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