Fatal Seduction (2023) s01e10 Episode Script


I think I'm going to need a bit more time
to aid the ongoing investigation for
Benjamin Jiba is our man.
Sir, we
The evidence we have
is circumstantial at best.
Then find something concrete.
Sir, the investigating officer is
Is your brother, not so?
I know, but I can't control him.
There are many ways
to control a man.
What are you suggesting?
Your life can go in two directions.
Explain it to him, Precious.
Between Benjamin Jiba and your family,
who's more important?
It's simple, Leonard.
Control your brother,
or you lose your family.
Leonard was
the last person to see her alive.
What? Where?
Okay, I'll be right over.
- What's wrong?
- It's Leonard. He's had a heart attack.
I can't believe
we just had sex in a lecture room.
Are you okay?
You seem distant.
I'm just thinking about your parents.
During sex?
Ugh. Dude, gross.
Look, Zee.
How's your mother taking all of this?
Look, I just wanted to say
they're not usually as psycho
as they went on you.
I think they just have
their own fucked-up shit happening.
So so so, they look unhappy?
She had a miscarriage,
like, half a year ago.
And since then she's been, like, in pain.
But a week or so
after her best friend's death,
she seemed happy.
Like, happier than I've ever seen her.
I want to be in your life.
Until their anniversary anyway.
Since then, she's been sad.
Like, something's weighing her down.
What the fuck is wrong with you?
For fuck's sake,
you don't even love this guy.
- Leave me alone. Just leave
- I don't fucking care!
At least I put myself out there
for the person I love.
That's still no excuse
for how they treated you.
Just 'cause
their relationship was fucked up
doesn't mean
that I can't have a boyfriend.
Zee, I I have to go.
- Jacob.
- Sorry, I've got somewhere to be.
- Uh, good afternoon.
- Afternoon. How may I help you?
Uh, I'm looking for Professor Mahlati.
She's unavailable at the moment.
Family emergency.
Can I take a message?
I don't think so.
Nandi, Leonard was with Brenda
the night she was murdered.
It wasn't Leonard.
'Cause Leonard Leonard is not a murderer.
That's what I thought.
Until I found out
that he hired someone to shoot me.
I didn't believe Benjamin Jiba was guilty.
I made that clear to Leonard.
He had me shot to get me off the case.
He's not who we think he is.
No, he
He would never hurt Brenda.
Think about it.
Brenda was the key witness.
I think she lied for him,
and we all know how that affected her.
Maybe she was tired of keeping the secret.
maybe he was hiding the fact
that he'd been fucking Brenda
for the last ten years.
Yes, Bra V.
Sure. Sharp. All right.
See you this evening.
We still on for dinner tonight?
Hey, Roxanne, when did you
About an hour ago.
What's going on?
This the Grootboom case?
We reopening that?
Listen, I need you to get the call logs
from Judge Mahlati's phone
on the day that Brenda passed away.
And, uh, just get it done, okay?
Don't ask.
And, uh, dinner
How about
this weekend?
- On you?
- Yes.
Okay, I'll get on
getting that information.
You report to me now.
Expect instructions.
I think he's cheating on me.
- Eh?
- Yeah, just signs.
Do you know who with?
You've been having issues
for so long.
Ten years,
if not 20 years, of your lives.
Every relationship has problems.
Do you love him?
You have no idea
how happy I am to see you.
I thought I was breathing my last.
- Leonard.
- Huh?
What's going on?
We need to go.
Leonard, why?
What are you running away from?
Did you have an affair
with Brenda?
Oh, Leonard.
- Nandi.
- Oh, wow.
- Nandi, I
- You and Brenda
It was the only way.
I had to.
What do you mean you had to?
Did she put a gun against your head?
I can't explain it.
I only love you.
Well, you were sleeping
with my best friend for ten years.
I ended it.
So you didn't fuck her the night she died?
No, I didn't.
Trust me.
Fuck me, Leonard.
I only love you.
And getting your brother shot in the leg,
are you gonna deny that as well?
So Benjamin Jiba was innocent?
He died so you could get a promotion?
No. That is not why, okay?
I had no choice.
You had no choice.
You're gonna use that one again?
I did it to protect you,
to protect Zinhle.
Honey, you have to trust me on this.
If you trust me,
and you come away with me,
I will tell you
everything you want to know.
Leonard, I just
I need you to tell me the truth.
Did you
Did you kill Brenda?
What the fuck kind of question is that?
- That's not an answer.
- I don't need to answer that.
You know me better than anybody else.
You answer it.
I don't know you.
Nandi. Nandi.
Nan Nandi! Nandi!
Is he okay?
He's awake.
- Look, Nandi, I know this is a
- I don't wanna talk about it, Vuyo.
Please, just stay here.
I'm gonna go pick up Zinhle.
She doesn't have a phone.
Oh, fuck.
- Hello.
- Hi.
- How can I help you?
- I'm looking for Mrs. Mahlati.
Mrs. Mahlati is not here.
Jacob, is that you?
Do you wanna come inside? I'll open now.
Uh, sure. Let me move my car.
You had no right to tell Nandi.
I apologized to you for everything,
but you still threw me
under the fucking bus, Vuyo.
It was time
for all the secrets to come out
so that all of us
can can really start over.
- Start over?
- Yeah.
Start over?
Nandi doesn't even want
to see my fucking face, Vuyo.
Is this revenge? Huh?
Is that your plan?
Is that what it is? Revenge?
Leonard, do you even remember
why you became a prosecutor?
Hmm? Why I joined the police?
Of course I do, Vuyo.
Look at us.
I'm now some has-been private detective.
You are a corrupt judge.
I'm not a fucking corrupt judge.
You and granny
don't understand anything.
You see the world
as black and white
when it really is a muddy gray, Vuyo.
Sounds like some cop-out to me.
Fuck off, Vuyo.
You don't know what I've been through.
You don't know the price I've had to pay.
Oh, that's rich!
That is rich,
coming from the man who maimed me,
who destroyed lives to protect a secret.
I never meant
for any of it to happen, Vuyo.
Your injury was never meant
to be permanent.
It haunts me every day.
And I ask for your forgiveness.
You're my brother, man.
You're my fucking brother.
forgive me.
We'll speak later.
Stop it! Stop.
Stop. Stop it!
Zinhle! Zin
Jacob, stop it! Stop.
What are you doing
in my house? Huh?
Get out of my house!
Get out now!
Get out now!
- You can't do that!
- No, Zinhle.
Go upstairs, get dressed,
and meet me in the car.
Zinhle, please.
Dad had a heart attack.
He's in hospital, okay? So, please,
go get dressed and meet me in the car.
For fuck's sake.
- How does it feel?
- How does what feel?
You've been lying
about feeling nothing for me.
- But you can't stand me being with Zinhle.
- Are you insane, Jacob?
- You love me.
- I don't know who you are.
You do.
Nandi, I'm still the same person.
I'm still
You're a crazy man.
I made you happy,
happier than you've ever been in years.
Maybe forever. Am I wrong?
You slept with my child.
I can never forgive you
for that.
So are we going to use Zinhle
as a way to fucking lie?
Nandi, just fucking admit it!
Tell me you love me
the way you say you do.
Or were you just using me?
Huh? Just fucking and using me?
What the fuck?
Zee, get in the car.
Get in the car.
Get in the car, Zinhle.
Let's go!
Jacob, please.
Please, I'm begging you.
Please, just leave me.
Leave my daughter alone.
I'm begging you.
I won't do that.
Zee, we need to talk about Jacob.
We need to talk
He's a student of mine, and he's
He's obsessed with me.
He's been stalking me for months.
And we recently found out
that he was also chatting to you,
and that's why we thought
that he kidnapped you.
I don't believe you.
You heard what he yelled at me.
Do you think any normal person would
He said He s
He said you fucked him.
It isn't true.
Why Why didn't you guys
tell me any of this?
We tried, baby. We tried. It's
It's just you wouldn't listen.
But he's he's a psycho, okay?
He's he's sick. Okay?
And I didn't sleep with him.
I didn't. Okay?
But he's dangerous.
You understand?
Justice Mahlati.
You don't look so good.
What are you doing here?
Don't make a noise.
The Minister was upset that you called.
And even though
you and I both know what happens
if anyone finds out about the Jiba case,
he thought I should show you
how serious he is.
Deal with the blackmailer.
You better get well soon.
Your lovely wife and daughter
are out there all on their own.
Bra V!
I've got the files!
This is Detective Charlie Chace.
Leave me a message.
Charlie, it's Leonard.
Someone knows
about the original statement.
The powers that be are not happy.
Call me.
It's urgent!
Well, you can run on for a long time ♪
Run on for a long time ♪
Sooner or later, God'll cut you down ♪
It's over.
Tell that long-tongue liar ♪
Tell the rambler
The gambler, the backbiter ♪
Tell them
That God's gonna cut 'em down ♪
Tell them
That God's gonna cut them down ♪
For now, he's stable,
but he will have to be on the ventilator
as we had to induce a coma.
So what caused the seizure?
We don't know.
We actually thought he was improving,
then a complete 180.
Hopefully, we'll get the results soon,
and we hope
to wake him up gradually tomorrow.
Okay. Thank you.
Hey, Zee.
I'm gonna go find your uncle, okay?
- Where were you, Vuyo?
- Leonard's had a seizure.
I know. Hospital called me too.
I was on my way to a meeting,
and then I turned around.
- Is he okay?
- No. He's in a coma.
Bra V.
Mrs. Mahlati.
Is Justice Mahlati available?
We are reopening the Grootboom case.
I know.
I'm meant to be meeting with Chace.
Regardless, I still would like
to ask the judge a few questions.
But you can't.
He's in a coma.
I'm so sorry. Um
I will come back at a more opportune time.
Bra V.
How many times
did you fuck Jacob that night?
That night, that very first night,
how many times did you fuck him?
- I'm not gonna answer that.
- How many times?
Two condoms were found.
When they reopen this case,
they are going to find Leonard's semen.
No. What?
We have to face the very hard truth
that Leonard might be guilty.
When you talk
to Detective Chace,
are you going to tell him the truth?
Well, you can run on for a long time ♪
Run on for a long time ♪
Sooner or later, God'll cut you down ♪
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