Fatal Seduction (2023) s01e13 Episode Script

One More Lie

[alarm ringing]
[gun fires]
[dramatic music playing]
Give me that!
What are you doing? What are you doing?
[breathing heavily]
I owe you this one, brother.
The cops already think I'm a murderer.
This is on me.
Let's go. Let's go.
[dramatic music intensifies]
- [parking brake engages]
- Vuyo.
Vuyo, I'm gonna go to Mozambique?
Come here. Fucking hell.
Brah, please.
You have to forgive me.
I need you to forgive me
for everything I did to you.
- Please. Please forgive me.
- It's already forgiven.
Unless you have more secrets
about some terrible shit you did to me.
For fuck sakes.
What else?
- I've done some terrible things.
- Okay, come. Let's go.
I've done some terrible things.
All all in the name of family.
All in the name of family.
Always doing for others. Just like you do.
Forgive me.
Go inside.
[Zinhle sniffling]
[ominous music playing]
- Ma!
- Sweetheart, hey.
They're saying
They're saying Dad shot a cop
and he escaped from hospital.
The cop's in critical condition.
[sirens blaring]
Two around the back, two up the stairs.
[upbeat music playing over speakers]
Where is he?
You know who. Your brother.
Last I heard, he was in hospital
under police guard. Why? Did you lose him?
A woman has been killed.
It's been made to look like suicide.
My partner is dead.
And your brother shot another cop
whilst escaping from hospital.
So, I would like to search the premises.
What, do you think I was involved?
I loved Brenda.
Charlie kept my career alive
after I was shot.
If my brother is guilty,
if he killed them both,
maybe he's getting what he deserves.
- Well, when last did you see him?
- Yesterday, at the hospital.
He was pretty wild-eyed.
He was acting kind of crazy.
Something was off.
- Well, do you know where he would go?
- [Vuyo] Well
He's been talking for ages
about going on a trip.
Since his anniversary, actually.
- Which was not too long after
- Brenda died.
On the other hand,
someone could be framing my brother,
since you guys don't have solid evidence.
I have a smoking gun
with fingerprints on it.
[police officer] There's nothing here.
[Roxanne] If your brother contacts you,
let us know.
Have a good evening.
[ominous music playing]
[Leonard] I'm a fucking idiot.
I'm a fucking idiot.
[gags, sighs]
What the actual fuck?
[in Zulu] I also didn't know.
What do you mean, you didn't know?
[in English] You fall pregnant
by my brother, and you don't know?
I don't know.
[in Zulu] I just assumed it's your baby.
[in English] I know Vuyo
would always use protection and
I don't know, maybe the condom broke.
Listen to me,
this cannot be happening. She's mine!
I stayed up at two in the morning
when she couldn't sleep.
I raised her.
She's mine.
I'm such a fucking idiot.
[Nandi in Zulu]
We have to tell your brother.
[in English] Okay, say we do.
Say we tell him.
Then what, Nandi?
[in Zulu] Then Zinhle goes
and lives in the township?
[in English] In a tavern?
She will not be safe.
[Vuyo grunts]
- [Vuyo grunts]
- [Leonard sighs]
[Vuyo] Get you some real food later.
[sighs heavily]
Vuyo, you need to get me out of here.
[Vuyo] I will.
Fake passport takes at least 48 hours.
[Leonard] For Zinhle and Nandi as well?
I think we should just take you out first.
No, no, no.
I'm not doing this without them.
- I'm not going anywhere without my family.
- Leonard. Calm the fuck down. Okay?
[Leonard breathing heavily]
Fine. Fine.
Just Nandi.
Okay, Zinhle can stay.
She can stay with you.
She's your daughter, bro.
I'm a terrible human being.
- I'm a liar. [laughs]
- Yeah.
- I fucking lie. That's what I do.
- Okay.
Benjamin Jiba is a lie.
Brenda is a lie.
Zinhle is a lie.
- Vuyo, it's all lies.
- Yeah. Stop.
Sit down. Stop.
- The final secret.
- Sit. Sit. Sit.
- Sit down, okay?
- Final secret.
Get it together.
We should have told you.
We wanted to tell you.
We knew we should have told you,
but it just never happened.
Time kept passing,
and time kept passing, and
[Vuyo] What are you talking about?
Zinhle takes after you, brother.
She looks like you.
Not me.
What are you saying?
I stole your daughter.
[tense music playing]
I stole your daughter.
[sniffles] Zinhle is not my daughter.
She is yours.
[Leonard gasps]
I will fucking beat you.
Do you understand?
I will fucking beat you
if you start crying.
I feel foggy.
Xolile! Xolile!
- Did I kill Brenda? Did I kill Brenda?
- Xolile, is this you or the pills talking?
[echoing] I'm sorry, Vuyo.
Vuyo, I'm I'm sorry, Vuyo.
You cannot hide the truth ♪
I can feel it shake the ground ♪
It's like giants when they move ♪
Pray now ♪
- [doorbell ringing]
- [song ends]
[indistinct chatter over police radio]
I'm not gonna talk to you
without my lawyer.
If you are harboring your husband,
you are committing a crime,
defeating the ends of justice.
But you already know that.
But perhaps something
that you can't fully accept
is that he is a murderer.
He killed your best friend.
Help me.
I think you better leave now.
[Roxanne sighs]
[gentle music playing]
[Vuyo] Leonard, look.
It's power of attorney.
Once you sign, I can start
transferring all the liquid assets.
[Leonard grunts]
[Jacob in Xhosa] You'll help me
take your brother down?
[in English] And then, I put five million
into an offshore account.
[in Xhosa] This is not justice,
do you hear me?
[in English] It will come out.
Leonard will lose everything.
[gentle music continues]
- [engine stops]
- [parking brake engages]
Are you okay?
[Vuyo scoffs]
[clicks tongue] You're a good kid.
Just don't forget,
no matter what,
I'll always be there for you.
[Vuyo sighs]
Did did Dad really run away?
[Vuyo sighs]
So he escaped hospital,
shot someone, and and ran away?
You believe he murdered someone?
Not anyone
Auntie Brenda.
[cries softly]
[sniffs, scoffs]
So Jacob
[scoffs] Jacob was right.
His dad was framed by Dad
for murdering and raping a little girl.
[Vuyo] I believe so.
Lovely. Great. Great. Great stuff.
Did you know about Mom and Jacob?
I need to get out of here.
I'm sorry. I need to go.
[Nandi] You know, I can't believe
that he just took off like that.
[in Zulu] Deep down inside, I thought
maybe he is not guilty. You know?
[in English] But he did it.
He actually murdered Brenda.
He murdered her. [sighs]
So Zinhle knows about you and Jacob?
[Nandi] I don't know what I'm gonna do.
I really don't.
- [Vuyo] About Leonard or Zinhle?
- [Nandi] Both.
Well, about Leonard,
just do what your lawyers tell you to do.
And with Zinhle, just
be a better parent.
Do you know how hard that is?
Often wish I did.
[in Zulu] So tell me, Vuyo,
you really don't know
where your brother is?
[in English] I swear,
on the life of his child,
I don't know where he is.
And if he did really kill Brenda,
I'm not gonna help that guy.
[Nandi sighs]
Nandi, do you ever think of the old days?
No. No, no, not really. No.
[Vuyo] I still do.
Sometimes I even think about
our night together.
And you want to talk about that
you know, now?
- Vuyo
- It's just that
[in Zulu] Vuyo, please.
[in English] I I don't wanna talk
about the past.
I don't want to think about the memories.
[in Zulu] Everything of mine, it's just
[in English] It's poisoned, you know.
I know. That's
[Nandi in Zulu] Please, let's
[in English]just stop. Please.
I'm gonna stay over tonight.
Just to make sure you guys are okay.
Don't worry. I'll sleep on the couch.
Okay. Okay, fine.
[tuts] Nothing.
[ominous music playing]
[music ends]
[somber music playing]
[Zinhle crying]
[breathing heavily]
[moans softly]
[breathing heavily]
Wait. Wait. Wait. Uh
No, please, Zee.
Sorry. Um
Uh, are are are you here for me?
No. I'm
- I'm so sorry. I
- No.
Sorry. I need to go.
Come with us.
I have somewhere I need to be.
[Laura] I'm sorry.
Zee! Zee, listen to me.
How do you know
this is really what you want?
I don't wanna take advantage of you
when you're down.
You don't need to do this, okay?
- I I get it.
- [Laura] That's not what I'm saying.
It's just, you've [sighs]
All the stuff that happened with you
and and Jacob and your mom,
I don't know if I'm
qualified to
To what?
I'm just saying, I think
maybe you need to talk to someone,
like a a psychologist or something.
Okay. Sure, thanks.
No, Zee, come on!
It's okay.
[Laura] Zee, come on!
[dramatic music playing]
[reporter] This news just in.
Judge Leonard Mahlati,
who is being investigated
for murder and conspiracy charges,
is still missing
after two days on the run. Mahlati
- Zee.
- [reporter] following a heart attack
[in Zulu] That's enough, please.
[reporter in English]
a fire at the hospital,
which appears
to have been deliberately start
[sighs] I'm gonna go to my room.
Zinhle, uh
Zee, can I
I just wanted to say,
with everything that's happened
between us as a family,
you know, with your dad,
with Auntie B, with Jacob
we'll get through everything together.
I'm so sorry, and I love you so much.
Okay, Ma.
I need time.
I think
I think I need to move out.
I don't wanna live here anymore.
Oh, Zee.
[pills clattering]
[sighs heavily]
[gentle music playing]
[breathing heavily]
[moans softly]
[phone clicks]
[keypad clicking]
[Laura] No, I said I said wait.
[keypad clicking]
[ominous music playing]
[operator] 10111, what's your emergency?
[Vuyo] Hi, I'd like to report a break-in.
Nandi's by the pool.
All the paperwork you need
for you and Nandi.
Once you're safely in Mozambique,
you get to Maputo.
I'll transfer the money to you there.
Okay, come.
And don't worry,
Zinhle will be safe with me.
You're gonna hit me and take my gun
so it looks like you forced me
and disarmed me.
- What?
- From behind. It's gotta look believable.
If they think I'm linked to this,
they'll freeze the money, and nothing
gets transferred to Mozambique.
Come on. Stop being a pussy.
[Vuyo thuds on ground]
- Nandi.
- [Nandi] What are you doing here?
Nandi, I've realized that nothing matters
more than family in this world.
Everything, the success
[crying]the wealth
is bullshit.
Is bullshit.
This house
This house
is fucking with us, baby.
Leonard, what are you
- Where've you been
- I've got a way out for us.
I've got a way out for us, all right?
We can leave.
We can get out of this country.
[in Zulu] The two of us, me and you.
- [in English] What are you talking about?
- [Leonard] Okay.
We've we've both fucked up.
You fucked up, right?
And I've fucked up.
- But we are the same person.
- We're not the same, Leonard.
- Of course we're the same.
- No, we're not the same.
Baby, come on. You had an affair.
You had an affair
with my best friend, Leonard.
For ten years, you had an affair
with my best friend.
I was seduced by a psychopath,
who targeted and manipulated me.
- Not the same.
- Okay.
- But Nandi
- I never wanted to get married to you.
I didn't want to get married,
I didn't want to have Zinhle, but I did.
[in Zulu] And I love Zinhle
with my whole life.
[in English] Me staying at home
raising her because you wanted that.
Me throwing away my life
because you wanted us
to try again and again,
because you wanted it.
And when it finally happened,
it was too late, Leonard.
It was too late
because it was supposed to be my turn.
- It's not too late.
- My turn.
Yes, I had an affair.
But we were done
many, many years before that.
We just didn't realize it.
- I want a divorce, Leonard.
- No!
- No, no, no. No!
- Please leave me.
You don't mean that.
[crying] You don't mean that, okay?
- We can fix us, Nandi!
- You wake up, Leonard.
You had someone killed.
You framed an innocent man.
I made Brenda tell all those lies.
He made me do it!
He made It was
It was all his fault, okay?
- I had no choice!
- Who?
The fucking minister!
I was trying to protect you.
I was trying to protect Zinhle.
He made me blame Jiba.
He fucking made me do that. Oh my God. I
I swear to God, if he was here,
I would fucking shoot him in the head.
I would shoot him dead!
[Nandi] Put the gun down!
[Nandi] Please, just put down the gun.
Someone's making me go crazy.
Someone's making me go crazy.
God [crying]
- I swear to God, Nandi.
- Get away from me! Please.
I promise you.
- I didn't do it.
- Leonard, listen.
- Nandi.
- Focus on me.
- Listen.
- Focus on me. The doctor says that
No! Fuck him!
Fuck them.
Get away from my mom!
- [Leonard screams]
- Zinhle!
Oh no.
[Zinhle gasping]
[Nandi] Oh no. Zinhle! No!
- [somber music playing]
- [sobbing and shrieking]
[Zinhle sobbing]
What's going on?
[Nandi] Call an ambulance!
- Nandi!
- Call an ambulance!
- [Vuyo] What?
- Now! Call the ambulance!
[Zinhle shrieking, sobbing]
Listen to me. You didn't do this.
I did this.
You did not do this.
You didn't do this.
[in Zulu] Do you hear me?
[Zinhle crying]
[in English] You did not do this.
Okay? Okay?
[sobbing and hyperventilating]
Golden glow ♪
In flight, I know ♪
How does ♪
The silence ♪
Speak? ♪
[Zinhle crying]
[in Zulu] They arrested my mom.
Please tell them!
Blind will lead ♪
The blind ♪
[song ends]
[dramatic music playing]
[music ends]
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