Fool Me Once (2024) s01e08 Episode Script

Episode 8

[tense music playing]
- You should have told me.
- [scoffs]
- That I suspected my husband?
- Yeah.
Yeah. How do you even voice that, Shane?
Joe murdered my sister
because she learned the truth about him.
I didn't want to believe it.
I thought it was all a big mistake.
["Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
by Tears for Fears playing on stereo]
Everybody wants to rule the world ♪
There's a room
Where the light won't find you ♪
Holding hands
While the walls come tumbling ♪
- [screams]
- [ominous music plays]
- [gunshot echoes]
- [dramatic sting]
[dramatic music plays]
[music fades]
- ["Inside" by Chris Avantgarde plays]
- I can hear your voice ♪
I can feel you cry ♪
No matter what you do now ♪
Don't dare to close your eyes ♪
The end is drawing near ♪
I'll tell them that you tried ♪
Shed a single tear now ♪
Time to say goodbye ♪
Time to say goodbye ♪
[song ends]
He was the father of my child.
He wasn't a murderer. I did
I hadn't shared my bed
and my heart with a killer.
[brooding synth music plays]
[Joe] Maya, it's me.
It's your sister.
Something terrible's happened.
[gunshot echoes]
[Maya] She was murdered in her own home.
Can you imagine
how scary that must have been?
Why would anyone kill her?
[Joe] Probably didn't mean to.
Probably didn't expect her
to be in the house.
[Maya] They had nothing worth stealing.
[Joe] I don't know why, Maya.
[ominous sting]
[music continues]
[Maya] Do you miss her?
[Joe] Of course I miss her.
- Why would you even ask?
- You worked with her every day.
You saw her more than I did.
You seem to have coped well.
We all deal with
these things differently, Maya.
[Kierce] You own guns, don't you, Maya?
[lock trills, clunks]
[Maya] Yes. All legal and licensed, yeah.
[Kierce] Does, uh, anyone else
have access to these?
No. Well, Joe used to, but
What's that?
It's old. Deactivated.
- [Kierce] Glock 17?
- Yeah.
- Is this your only handgun?
- Yeah. Only one.
[ominous music playing]
[mysterious sting]
How come you wanted
your fingerprint on the gun safe,
if you hate them so much?
[lock trills, clunks]
Well with everything going on.
You were away. Lily's in the house.
It was there if I needed it, that's all.
[tense music playing]
Maya, are you ready? We need to get going.
[casing clatters]
I need you to test a bullet for me.
- A bullet?
- Mm.
I need you to test it against the bullet
that the police have
in evidence from Claire's murder.
Where'd you get it?
I need to know if it's
from the same gun that killed Claire.
[Shane sighs]
Will you check it?
I've a mate in the police I can ask.
I need to know if I'm right.
Or if I'm going crazy.
[tense, brooding music plays]
[dramatic sting]
- [slow, suspenseful music plays]
- [phone rings]
[Joe] Maya?
[Maya] I need to talk to you.
I know what you did.
What are you talking about?
Night night. [kisses]
[Maya] You know what I'm talking about.
I have no idea.
I know what happened, Joe.
- I need to speak to you away from Lily.
- Maya.
Meet me at our spot in the park.
At nine o'clock.
I didn't want to believe it.
I thought it was all a big mistake.
But when the bullet matched
If I could force Joe's hand,
it would show me that
I'd got it wrong.
[suspenseful music continues]
I'd switched the guns.
So, Joe took
the deactivated one from the safe,
and I had the one that worked.
[tense music playing]
So, what is this, Maya?
"I know what you did."
"Meet you at the park."
What, you want to talk at home?
In front of the nanny?
Talk about what?
Why you killed Claire.
Are you going to deny it?
Are you going to look at me
in the face and fucking deny it, Joe?
Yes, my darling. I'm going to deny it
because it is a ridiculous accusation.
[chuckling] Are you crazy?
I know you, Joe.
I won't rest.
I will make your life hell.
Until I reveal you for what you are.
And what am I?
A killer.
[dramatic sting]
[Joe inhales deeply]
[gun clicks]
[grunts in frustration]
There was still a chance,
like somehow it could be explained away.
Until he pulled the trigger.
- You'll never prove that I killed her.
- No?
You're right.
I wounded him with the first two shots
to make it look like a robbery gone wrong.
I killed him with the third.
I covered myself in his blood so it looked
like I held him while he died.
I'd seen two guys on bikes in the park.
I knew telling the police about them
would divert attention away from me.
In your original statement,
you said the two masked boys appeared
in the park on scramble bikes.
And then you said they got off the bike
and attempted to grab your bag.
[Maya] Correct.
[Kierce] Who fucking paid you
to kill Joe Burkett? Tell me!
[man] All right, all right, all right!
No one paid me, man. I didn't kill him.
[grunts, pants]
But I know who did.
Help! Please, somebody, please, help!
[whirs, clicks]
[dramatic music building]
- [lock trills]
- [music crescendoes]
[music fades]
[suspenseful music plays]
[Shane] Out.
[Luka groans softly]
[Shane] Home's that way.
You can't leave us here.
It's my truck!
- [music fades]
- [cell phone ringing]
- Kierce, you can't just call me.
- [loudly] I need an ANPR.
You're suspended.
Fuck suspended.
Maya Burkett killed her husband.
PJ's accomplice, Rambo, witnessed it!
She's in Joe's car. We've got her one.
It's a black Range Rover Evoque.
Kierce, you can't do this. Okay?
You're gonna get yourself fired.
Marty, please.
No one will know.
Please, I need you to do this for me.
- Kierce
- Just get me those details.
[suspenseful music playing]
Okay, give me five minutes.
Okay, that's its last seen location.
What time?
Uh, 12:40. That's
- Ten minutes ago. Thanks, Katherine.
- Yeah.
[music continues]
[cell phone rings]
- [Marty] Did you get the location?
- Yes, thanks.
Listen, I'm heading there myself,
and I want you to stay on the phone.
I don't want you passing out, so I'm going
to keep talking until we both get there.
You're a good man, but if there's
anything that'll make me pass out,
it's listening to you talking.
- I'll see you when you get there.
- Wh Ki
- [line beeps]
- Oh, fuck's sake.
[music intensifies]
[siren wailing]
Come on!
[tires screeching]
[car horn blaring]
Out of the way!
- [horn honks]
- [tires squealing]
[cell phone rings]
Marty, it's Katherine.
That ANPR, we've had a fresh update.
[line ringing]
[Kierce] Marty.
Maya is near Teeny Tiny Nursery
on Pleasance Drive.
She's picking up her kid.
- [music intensifies]
- [tires squealing]
[honking horn]
[tires squeal]
[music fades]
- [Eddie] What's going on?
- Where's Maya?
- Asked me to pick Lily up. She all right?
- Why have you got her car?
- Well, she asked me to swap.
- Well, why would she ask that?
Because Maya said
- She said people are looking for her.
- Oh, fuck.
- I'm worried.
- Do you have any idea where she might be?
- Any at all?
- No.
- Hang on. No, um, my car's got a tracker.
- All right, show me.
[Eddie] Um
- Oh, she's at home.
- Home?
[mysterious music plays]
[dramatic music plays]
You told us yesterday was the first time
you laid eyes on Tommy Dark,
both dead or alive.
Then how do you explain
the fact that we found blood
in the boot of your car?
[ominous music plays]
[dramatic sting]
- You took my car?
- [Joe] Yeah. Something wrong with mine.
I'll get it looked at in the morning.
Just needed to run some errands.
[gentle music plays]
[ominous music plays]
[Maya] Why would you do this? Why?
[Luka] Because Mrs. Burkett, Judith,
thinks you're lying about Joe's death.
Maya Burkett,
- I'm arresting you on suspicion of murder.
- [groaning] What you doing?
You don't have to say anything,
but anything you do say
may harm your defense.
I'll tell you everything.
- I'll explain everything. Please.
- [music fades]
[Neil] Now, this is exactly what I mean
when I talk about performing
while transforming.
It's about being purpose-led
and performance-driven.
Burkett Pharmaceutical
is doing well for investors,
and our drugs
are making a difference in the world.
I hope I've made a strong start,
and I appreciate your support.
- [woman] Mm.
- I do not take it for granted.
- To the year ahead.
- [all] To the year ahead!
[ominous music plays]
You won't tell me what it is on the phone?
Are you turning into
a conspiracy theorist, Detective?
I know the truth now,
and I need your help.
[Neil] Thanks for coming.
[Judith] Thank you so much.
Come and see us soon again.
[Neil] Cheers.
[Judith] It was lovely to see you.
- Take care, and a safe drive home.
- [Neil] Drive safe, Sven.
[Sven] Bye-bye.
- [Neil] A successful evening?
- [Judith] Mm.
Your speech went down very well.
I was watching their faces.
- Douglas was a bit stiff most of the time.
- Mm-hmm.
You know, exactly, but it was worth it.
I think it was well worth it.
- Brandy, Mama?
- No, thank you, darling.
[disorienting sting]
What on earth
are you doing here, in the dark?
You wanted me to think I was going mad.
You set up that nanny cam stunt.
You told Luka and Izabella
that I was involved in Joe's death.
One of your psychological experiments,
was it, Judith?
[Judith chuckles]
Not at all. I'd never use
my work for such a low purpose.
Still looking down your nose at me.
Even now.
I've never been good enough for you,
have I, Judith?
[inhales deeply]
- You think I killed your son?
- [gasps]
- Maya.
- [ominous music plays]
[Maya] Well?
Do you?
Yes, I do.
So, you thought you'd mess with my head?
Make me misstep,
then nail me for Joe's murder?
The nanny cam.
[clip clatters]
The missing clothes.
Phone calls.
Caroline feeding me lies
about the detective being on your payroll.
I didn't know that wasn't true.
Not for certain, anyway.
- You're just as bad as them, Caroline.
- [music fades]
Why are you here, Maya?
So, you set me up,
hoping I'd crack.
Answer me this, Judith.
What made you think I killed Joe?
I just knew.
- A mother knows.
- Bullshit.
Did you kill him?
You knew because I had a motive.
Joe killed my sister.
- That's nonsense.
- [Maya] Joe killed Claire.
- You might not want to face that, Neil.
- I don't have to listen to this shit.
Joe killed Claire and your mother knew.
- Don't listen to her.
- [Neil] No.
- Claire knew about your corruption.
- Claire stole from us.
That woman was poison.
It runs in the family.
She was trying to destroy our business.
Because she discovered
that you've been falsifying trial results,
putting dangerous drugs on the market,
making people more unwell.
But Joe stopped her,
tortured her,
murdered her.
[shudders, gasps]
[Maya] Can you imagine
what Claire's kids went through?
Her husband?
What I went through? All to protect
your dangerous, corrupt company.
[Judith] Joe panicked, Caroline.
Claire wouldn't tell him what he needed
to know, wouldn't give stolen documents.
Your sister started this.
She attacked this family.
And you should know better than anyone,
when an enemy attacks
you have the right to defend yourself.
- She was my sister, you evil fuck!
- All right, that's enough.
- [Maya] Is it, Neil?
- Yes.
Is it? Because I don't think
it's nearly enough.
You don't get it, do you?
Joe killed people.
It wasn't just Claire.
There were others.
Christopher Swain told me
all about Theo Mora, at his school.
- Mama
- There's no proof of that.
Also Tommy Dark.
Oh, and let's not forget
his own brother.
[ominous sting]
Andrew committed suicide.
- [Maya] Lies! Lies!
- As you well know.
[Maya] That's what Claire found out.
That's why Joe had to kill her.
Joe pushed Andrew
off the yacht to save himself.
That is not true!
Those are lies. Vicious lies.
Christopher Swain told me,
after Theo's death,
Andrew couldn't handle it.
He wanted to hand himself in.
He told the others on the yacht,
but Joe wouldn't allow it.
That's nonsense.
It's complete fiction. Andrew jumped.
Joe killed Andrew and killed Claire.
How many more, Judith?
You raised a murderer.
And you married one, then killed him.
Shot him dead in cold blood,
like you were back
in that godforsaken country.
- Admit it.
- Yes!
I killed Joe.
- [ominous music plays]
- I killed the man that killed my sister.
I wasn't going to let
that monster bring up my child.
[Judith] Well, now it's all
going to come out, isn't it?
- Three witnesses?
- [tense music plays]
I'll be happy to see you spend
the rest of your life behind bars.
Well, that's fine.
Because you know what else will come out?
Your lies.
Your drug trials. And then all this
will be gone.
It's over, Judith.
Nobody will believe you.
Oh, trust me, the world's finding out.
You're finished.
- What proof?
- She's lying.
- What proof?
- You think money protects you.
You think money makes everything go away,
and this bubble that you live in,
where you just click your fingers,
and you get what you want.
Maya, you want justice for your sister.
You've got it.
Joe is dead. Nothing else to be done.
You don't want to go to prison.
We don't want to be
tarnished by scandal. So
why don't we make an agreement?
An agreement?
We blame Joe.
We put the problems
of the drug trial on Joe,
and then suggest
that that's what led to his murder.
Clean slate.
Nobody needs to know the truth.
And maybe, Maya
maybe there are times
that I question my parenting.
The way I I brought him up
to be superior, but
Joe's gone now, and Andrew.
There's no sense in ruining more lives.
Think of Lily.
[music softens]
It's the logical solution to all this.
Don't you think?
It's too late.
[Neil] She's right.
Much too late for deals.
She broke into our house, admitted killing
our brother, and threatened to kill us.
You heard her. We're in fear of our lives.
- You killed my brother.
- [chuckles]
- You're nothing. You won't destroy us.
- You are a weak, pathetic man.
You don't have the guts to fire.
You're too scared.
Put the gun down.
- [tense music building]
- I sw
- [gun fires]
- [groans]
[Caroline] Oh my God! What have you done?
Oh my God! Oh my God!
- [Caroline sobbing]
- [softly] It's over.
[ominous music playing]
[bullet casings clatter]
[sobbing] Oh my God! Oh my God!
What were you thinking?
Oh my God.
My God.
[dramatic music plays]
Oh my God.
[Kierce] No! No, no!
- She's dead! No!
- [gasps]
[Kierce] No! They murdered her!
In front of the whole fucking world!
[comments chiming]
[music intensifies]
Judith, Neil, and Caroline Burkett
have been taken into police custody.
[reporters overlapping]
Millions watched the livestream globally
in which Maya Stern
was shot by Neil Burkett,
CEO of Burkett Global Enterprises.
[music fading]
[grunts, whimpering]
I should have I should have
I should have gone with her.
I shouldn't I shouldn't have left her.
[gentle music plays]
She knew what she was doing.
She put that gun down on purpose.
Kierce, Maya must have planned this.
She She killed Joe.
She killed all of those civilians.
She She knew that there was
only one way for this to end.
[music intensifies]
[muffled helicopter blades whirring]
- [gunfire]
- [people screaming]
[helicopter departing]
[music fading]
Just go straight and then turn right.
That's where you'll find ward E.
[Eddie] Hey.
- [Kierce] Oh, hello.
- I assume you're, uh
Yeah. Yeah, I mean,
I couldn't be happier for her.
- You must be completely
- Oh, I couldn't be prouder.
- Yeah.
- [chuckling] Yeah.
[Kierce sighs happily]
- You're looking well.
- Thanks. Yeah, so are you.
And I'm not just saying it
because you said it first.
Genuinely, you look great.
- Yeah.
- [both chuckle]
- So, how's your boy?
- Yeah, he's a he's a man now.
- Taller than I am and
- What?
Yeah, all the clichés are true.
Time just flies, doesn't it?
Doesn't it, yeah? Yeah.
How are your two?
Yeah, both good. Abby has two of her own.
They're coming to see Lily later.
You know, it's it's good, Eddie,
that you've been there for her.
- You know, for Lily.
- Oh.
No, it's been it's been a privilege
watching Lily grow up. She's, um
[smacks lips]
Yeah, she's just like her mum.
No, bossy.
[both chuckle]
You know, it, uh, seems like, uh,
a lifetime ago, and
- And yet, it's
- Like yesterday.
[tense music plays]
[dramatic music plays]
[softly] Yeah.
Come on.
If I go to prison, then fine.
But I just want to show the world
what those bastards did.
I want to out them for what they are.
There's something
I need to tell you about
what's happening to me. I, um
I thought I was dying. I'm blacking out
and I went for tests.
They were worried I had
neurological problems.
But it was their medication.
The Burkett medication.
Blackouts and
hallucinations, and it was so bad,
I actually went to
the edge of a bridge and
almost, uh
And all that time
those bastards were covering it up.
- It's all right.
- [sobs]
- [sniffles]
- Hey, look.
- Look. Hey.
- [sniffles, shudders]
I'll help you.
[gentle music plays]
- Are you okay?
- Mm.
- Thank you. Thank you.
- Yeah.
Look who I found.
- Oh, thanks.
- Kierce.
- Hey!
- [Kierce] Hello!
- Yeah.
- Good to see you.
- Good to see you. Congratulations.
- Thanks.
[Kierce] Ah, Lily, look at her.
Oh my God.
- [Lily chuckles]
- Hey? She's beautiful.
- Do you want to hold her?
- No, no, no. Not me. [laughs]
- I'll probably drop her.
- You'll be fine.
[Kierce] Oh, all right. Come on.
- Oh, it's been a long time. Oh
- Good girl.
- I got you. I got you.
- [baby cooing]
- Oh
- [baby cries]
- Shh, shh, shh.
- [baby cooing]
Shh, shh, shh, shh.
Look at her little face.
[Kierce chuckles]
[softly] Hello, you.
- Have you thought of a name yet?
- Yeah.
We're calling her Maya.
[gentle, ethereal music plays]
[clicks tongue] Aw
Hello, Maya.
[gentle piano music plays]
[intriguing synth music plays]
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