Fatal Seduction (2023) s01e12 Episode Script

My Brother's Keeper

Leonard Xolile Mahlati,
you are under arrest
for the murder of Brenda Grootboom.
We have phone records,
surveillance footage, and above all,
the man you hired
to get rid of the evidence confessed.
What man?
You have a right to remain silent.
Any information willingly given
may be used against you in court.
I don't understand.
We are posting a guard outside your door
until you are discharged.
What's going on?
What did you do?
Sweetheart, it's
it's really starting to look
like your dad had something to do
with Auntie B's death.
- Zinhle. Zinhle.
- Don't touch me!
Leave me alone.
You of all people.
- I don't know what to say.
- All my life!
Always Mrs. Perfect.
Guess who's fucking students now.
Zinhle, please, please.
I made a mistake.
I thought your dad was having an affair.
This is how you repay him?
Mrs. Mahlati,
can we come in?
We'd like to ask you a few questions.
We've had to place your husband
under arrest
for Brenda Grootboom's murder.
Can you account for where Leonard was
on the night Brenda died?
Oh, and you don't mind
if we take a look around?
What about this?
Hide it.
You will need a warrant,
and I will need a lawyer
before I can answer any questions.
You didn't ask me anything.
I told you that the judge
was under arrest for murder,
and you didn't ask me anything.
Weren't you even a little surprised?
I'm so angry.
Like so angry at my mom, at Jacob, my dad.
Do you think
your mom's right about your dad?
But why is there a cop outside his door?
It's like I don't even know
my parents anymore.
- Yeah.
- It's so fucked-up.
I've been there.
Never told you this before, but
the reason my parents split up
was because my dad caught my mom
banging her personal trainer.
- No ways! Your mom?
- Yeah.
Turns out Miss High-and-Mighty
likes herself some trainer love.
Mine likes herself some student love.
I'll tell you this, though.
After the affair,
we got closer.
I realized she's actually human.
Maybe it'll be the same with your mom.
Your mom didn't fuck your boyfriend.
Yeah, but to be fair,
I've never had a boyfriend
for her to fuck, so
Do you wanna go see your dad?
Do you want to fuck around,
doing absolutely nothing with me all day?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
What's gonna happen to me?
What did you do?
I'm so thirsty.
If you don't tell me what you did,
I can't help you.
I didn't wanna do it.
He threatened my family.
The minister.
I think I'm gonna need a bit more time
to aid the ongoing investigation.
Benjamin Jiba is our man.
The evidence we have
is circumstantial at best.
Then find something concrete.
I didn't wanna do it,
but he's a very powerful man.
What the fuck are you talking about?
He controlled everything.
He could make or break me.
The minister wanted his daughter's killer
to be found and locked up.
The minister insisted
Jiba killed his daughter.
Sir, the investigating officer is
Is your brother, not so?
I know, but I can't control him.
I didn't mean to do it. I didn't
- I'm so sorry.
- Leonard, focus. Fo
- I'm sorry. Huh?
- Leonard, focus.
Look at me.
What do you know about Brenda's death?
I don't know.
I don't know.
I don't know.
They're gonna take everything
away from me.
They're gonna take everything.
You're right.
We need to secure your assets
before this goes to trial.
For Nandi and Zinhle, okay?
Call your lawyer ASAP.
Tell him I'm coming.
Tell him to do everything I say.
Thank you.
I need
to know the truth, Leonard.
I thought you weren't coming.
Help, baby.
I deserve to know the truth.
Please, I implore you.
Please tell me what happened.
I want to tell the world
about what happened to Benjamin Jiba.
That's not funny.
Where is
all of this coming from?
- He wasn't guilty.
- It was ten years ago, Brenda!
Move on from that shit!
Are you gonna tell me
what happened or not?
- Please.
- Nandi.
Nandi, please.
Help, please.
Are you talking to somebody
about this shit?
Fuck you.
No. I've never told anyone
what you made me do.
Please, Leonard.
You ended things with me
and said you want to fix your marriage,
only for you to fuck your secretary.
She's my secretary,
and nothing is happening.
She's as gay as they come.
- What are you saying?
- Move on from that shit!
I can't do this without you, Leonard.
I need you.
No, no.
Don't start that shit again.
- What are you saying?
- I'm saying forget about it!
Move the fuck on!
- You don't love her.
- I do.
- She doesn't love you.
- She fucking does.
No. Nandi, please.
Please. Please, I can't
They're talking murder
Did you kill her?
I don't know.
I don't
Oh, Leonard.
I don't know!
It's okay.
Fuck me, Leonard.
- Brenda.
- Fuck me.
Doctor, I'm very worried about my husband.
He's dazed, he's confused, and I
I ran some tests.
There's a high level of sodium
in your husband's blood.
- It's five times what's normal.
- W-what does that mean?
It explains his disorientation,
and too much sodium can cause
some mental problems.
Okay, but what's causing
that high level of sodium?
Honestly, I have no idea.
- It didn't cause the heart attack.
- Right.
But it definitely caused the seizures
and his current mental state.
You had no right telling Nandi.
I apologized for everything, and you still
throw me under the fucking bus.
It's time
for all the secrets to come out.
So that all of us can
can really start over.
Zungu, has Leonard called you
about his estate?
It needs protecting.
You had to go for my niece as well, huh?
That asshole took my virginity.
He basically violated me.
You know, you should
you should talk to your uncle.
Like, maybe you should press charges or
I don't know.
I don't wanna think
about it anymore.
Lau, I'm sorry about how everything
went down between us.
You don't have to apologize.
I fell in love with my best friend.
Who does that?
Man, you don't have to joke about it.
You can say I hurt you
and I was an asshole.
Okay, you hurt me,
and you were an asshole, but
we're friends.
- So let's be friends.
- Okay.
You mean it?
My parents wasted so much of their lives
because they just couldn't let go
of the past.
Holding onto things just fucks shit up.
It's like Nandi calling
for the hundredth time.
Jeez, fuck off.
Could be about your dad.
If you're calling
to apologize again, then
Zee, your father's
taken a turn for the worse.
- What?
- You need to come to the hospital.
You almost killed me,
you asshole.
- I thought you were here to kill me.
- If I wanted to shoot you, I would have.
So why did you come here,
you piece of shit?
I came here
because you deserve justice.
You'll help me
take your brother down?
I've got R3,000 in my account.
I can transfer it
to you right now.
And then a few weeks from now
I provide your mother
with the best care
in the world.
And then,
I put five million
into an offshore account.
You can start over.
But you have to promise me, Jacob
that everything you have
on my family
laptops, cellphones,
recordings, everything
you hand over to me.
And then tonight,
you disappear forever.
Look here,
paying me off is not justice, you hear me?
The truth about your father,
it will come out.
Leonard will lose everything.
And why would you do that?
Your father was innocent.
And I should have done more.
I'll help you get your justice,
and I'll sort out your mother.
But you have to promise me
that you're gonna leave.
What do you have left here?
I need you to know how sorry I am.
No, you've crossed too many lines.
You wanted your revenge.
What did you get from it?
what's it gonna be?
Hey, Zee.
They've sedated your dad, uh,
but the doctors are sure he'll be okay.
He's been charged with murder.
How is that okay?
Do the cops know about you and Jacob?
Did you tell them?
Because this has that asshole
written all over it.
Zee, Jacob didn't murder Auntie B.
Do you really think
I'm gonna believe you again?
So why don't you go
and ask your uncle?
That that doesn't make
any sense, okay?
I don't believe
that Dad would do something like that,
because he is not a murderer.
- Zee.
- No. Just stop.
Hey. Hey.
I can't breathe.
It's done, Ma.
It's finished.
Leonard's life is over.
Dad would be proud, right, Ma?
Who are you?
Why do you keep coming here?
It's me, Jacob, Ma.
Jacob's dead.
And he's lucky,
because he never saw who his father was.
His father raped a child, a little girl.
My Benjamin
Everything all right?
Yeah. Um, everything's all right.
Goodbye, Mom.
I'm leaving town for good.
Someone is gonna come
get her from this place.
But I'll make sure
that I pay the next month up front.
You can't just leave your mom.
Look, it's for the best.
She doesn't even remember who I am.
Leonard, Leonard, focus.
Yeah, focus. Look. Look.
It's power of attorney.
Once you sign, I can start transferring
all the liquid assets.
- Do you remember we spoke about this?
- That won't work.
I'm under arrest.
It's been backdated to before Brenda died.
- I don't wanna die in prison.
- Sign, Leonard, sign.
What? Huh?
I'm gonna get you out of here.
Now is the best time to do it
before they move you.
My contacts will help you
to get to Mozambique, okay?
What? What?
Yes. Don't you remember
the new start that you wanted?
No. No. There's no way
I'm going anywhere without my family.
Focus on the here and now.
- Okay?
- Okay.
Fire! There's a fire! Hurry up!
Get out! There's a fire!
Hurry up! There's a fire!
There's a fire! Get out!
Leonard. Leonard. Leonard.
Wake up, Leonard. Wake up.
We need to go.
Come. We need to go.
We need to go.
Yeah, yeah.
Come. Up!
I'll always love you.
I'll always be sorry.
If you ever need me,
no matter when or where or how,
just call.
But until that day,
One sec.
- Are you good?
- I can walk.
Okay. Let's go.
Let's go.
Come, Leonard. Come.
Take this.
Leonard, listen.
Take two of these
every couple of hours.
It's for your heart, okay?
Listen, man!
Now! Take them now!
Come, Leonard. Come.
- Vuyo!
- You go! Go, brother!
Hands where I can see them.
- Turn around!
- I'm not
Turn around! I'm not kidding!
Don't move! Don't move!
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