Kommissar Rex (Inspector Rex) (1994) s04e02 Episode Script

Series 4, Episode 2

INSPECTOR REX DEATH OF A SCHOOLBOY I can't imagine being without you.
I want to be with you forever.
What's wrong? What is it? We can't go on like this.
Dorner tried to blackmail me again.
I can't fob him off any more.
If I don't sleep with him he'll go public with the photos he took of us.
The bastard.
He threatened to make a really big thing of it.
I'll deal with him.
How? You aren't friends any more.
You'd better stay out of it.
Promise you will.
I love you so much.
I can't live without you.
We must be sensible.
Oh no! Just my luck.
Just you wait.
I'll get you yet.
Rex! Come here.
Where's that doggie gone? Where is he? I can't wait forever.
Now where is he? Good try, but I know that one.
Come on.
Hey bastard! Break it up! Recovered, have you? Hands off Claudia.
Do you hear? I'll get her anyway.
You can bet on it.
You're no good for her.
I can teach her a thing or two.
Go to hell! That will do! You bastard! You can brawl some place else but not here.
Do you hear? Well, where are we going? We're not going anywhere.
I don't think you understand.
I won't do it.
I'll give you money.
These are for you.
I've got others.
Please! What's wrong with us having some fun? Get out! Out! I'll get you yet.
Rex! Telephone.
Telephone! I'll put it next to my bed in future.
What is it? What's up? Böck, I get two days off for once and Good.
We're on our way.
Get up, Rex.
Must you watch TV all night? The dead youth is called Stefan Dorner.
He's 1 8 years old.
He had his lD on him.
A worker found him this morning.
Hello, Richard.
It looks as if he was stabbed in the lungs from behind.
He's also got contusions and abrasions.
- What are those marks? - Well spotted.
He wasn't strangled, though.
- More after the autopsy.
- When? I have two others to do.
Be patient.
The weapon may not be far.
Let's look for it.
No harm in looking.
We've found stuff before.
Rex, search.
Search! Go, Rex.
No, Rex.
It's a new tie.
What is it? Please don't, Rex.
The tie's new was new.
My God! Let's see what he finds.
Spot on! Richard, sometimes I wonder if I have to do all this.
Thank you.
There weren't any prints on the knife, just traces of a leather glove.
You wouldn't expect to find prints on a murder weapon.
Robbery wasn't the motive.
None of his stuff was missing.
Good boy.
You can buy knives like that in any good knife shop.
Thank you.
Hi, guys.
I've just been to see Dorner's mother.
And? She wasn't especially worried when her son didn't come home.
He often slept over somewhere.
- Anything else? - He had no problems at school.
He was good at sport and was in the handball team.
Maybe it was about drugs.
Leo saw no indication of it.
The autopsy may show more.
Rex! What are you doing? Are you testing me by any chance? I'm ready and waiting.
I know all your tricks.
Not this time, my friend.
Not this time.
Dear me.
What? What's wrong with the computer? It can't just crash.
I don't believe it.
I see.
Of course you two wouldn't be behind it? Really! You'd sure miss me if I weren't here.
"There were individual circumstances "which occupied me and troubled me "and put me in the state of mind "that produced Werther.
"l had lived, loved and suffered a lot.
"That's what Goethe told Eckermann about the novel.
"Werther's love is unconditional.
"That means it knows no law other than itself.
" Florian? What prompted Goethe to write this novel? Goethe.
Anyone? It may have nothing to do with school.
I hope so.
It would be a weight off my mind.
It's a sheer disaster two months before they do their final exams.
Please be as discreet as possible.
In 1 770, Goethe's Werther was the most widely read novel.
Don't get up.
Ms Martin, please.
I'm afraid I have some sad news.
Your classmate, Stefan Dorner, was murdered last night.
The police would like to ask you some questions.
Was there anyone he didn't get on with? If that's so, I don't know about it.
I really can't imagine it.
Drugs? Stefan was good at sport.
He was sensible enough to stay away from them.
Did he have a girlfriend? I'm not up on their private lives.
Richard! Can I have a word? I've spoken to the teachers.
He seems to have been popular.
Someone didn't like him.
Yes, there was a fight after handball training.
With a Thomas Friedmann.
He's in the same class.
- Thomas Friedmann, please.
- Here.
He shoved me.
I've heard a different story.
Yeah? Some students say you started it.
It was no big deal.
I forgot about it straightaway.
Did you often fight with Dorner? Yes.
So what? You can't pick your classmates.
Why? Stefan always wanted to outdo me.
Where did you go after training last night? Why are you asking me that? Why would I want to hurt Stefan? - Just answer my question.
- I went to the movies.
Alone? Is there anyone who can confirm that? There were other people there but no one I know.
Did you keep the ticket? Mr Eckert? Have you got a moment? Yes.
- Moser, Homicide.
- Hello.
It's about Stefan Dorner.
- You've heard? - Yes, of course.
Dorner was at handball training last night.
Did anything untoward happen? No, nothing special.
Didn't he fight with a classmate? Thomas Friedmann? Oh, you mean that? Yes, they were brawling in the showers but I intervened as soon as I saw them.
Hey, that was a foul.
What was it about? Dorner was a keen player.
Friedmann took the ball off him and they got angry.
You thought it was over? Yes.
It seemed to be.
If you think of anything, call me.
Rex? Rex! - What did they ask you about? - The fight.
Fight? Dorner provoked me.
He said something about you.
Oh no.
If the police find the photos at Dorner's they'll suspect us.
We must be very careful.
We mustn't meet any more.
- That's the last thing I want.
- What? That we can't meet.
I can't stand it.
Where were you last night? At the movies.
You aren't hiding anything? Do you think l You're crazy.
I didn't mean it like that but of course you think things.
How about you? What did you do last night? I called you after the film.
But you didn't answer.
I marked schoolbooks and went to bed early.
We're starting to mistrust each other.
- Hello, Claudia.
- Hello.
Terrible business, isn't it? I hope no one from school is involved.
So do l.
The police stir things up.
They're only doing their job.
Still, it will be nice when it's all over.
Would you like to go for a coffee? Not today.
Maybe another time.
We know that Friedmann and Dorner didn't get on.
No one at school knew anything more specific.
At the cinema box office they can't recall Friedmann.
That doesn't prove a thing.
Besides, having a ticket doesn't mean you saw the film.
Friedmann and Dorner must have locked horns over something.
You've reached Claudia Martin.
Please leave a message after the beep.
Hello, Claudia.
It's Tom.
Please answer.
I have to talk to you.
Tom? Hello, Mrs Dorner.
I'm sorry.
It's probably not a good time.
But Stefan borrowed a book.
I need it urgently for school.
I still can't believe it.
It's like a nightmare.
This morning I was in the kitchen and I thought Stefan would want breakfast any minute.
Who does something like that, Tom? I have no idea.
The police were here and they asked me if I knew anything about the fight between you and Stefan.
It wasn't really a fight.
He died of stab wounds to the lungs.
Someone approached from behind, held him by the throat with his left hand and then stabbed him twice with the knife.
He also has a few grazes and bruises, like after a brawl.
He had a fight with a classmate.
Are there any signs he did drugs? No.
All the serum tests came back negative.
Did they come into his room? Yes.
The detective had a look around.
I can't find the book.
Did they take anything? No.
What book are you looking for? A novel.
I put it on my bibliography.
Stefan took great photos.
I gave him the camera two years ago.
Hardly a week went by without him shooting a whole reel of film.
I'd like a photo with the two of us on it.
He kept them all over there.
Are you going through them all? Could I have a cup of coffee too, please? Have you found the photo? Yes.
May I take this one? What about the book? You say you recognised the boy whose photo was in the paper? He was arguing with a woman.
What did she look like? It was too dark.
What about the car? A small one.
What make? What colour? You don't know.
Let me guess.
You were taking your dog walkies? See? That's why I'm a policeman.
We need to take your statement down properly.
I need your name and address.
Excuse me a second.
Don't go away.
I'll be back.
Höllerer, Homicide.
Moser's phone.
Hello, Mrs Dorner.
Friedmann was looking for something? Could you wait one second? I've got a call on the other line.
I won't be long.
One second.
Hello? What do you want? I went to Stefan's flat but I couldn't find the photos.
Are you crazy? What if Stefan's mother gets suspicious? I did it for us.
If the cops don't find the photos, they won't think of us.
Perhaps they already have them.
What shall we say if they turn up with them? We'll think of something.
What have we got into? We must stick together.
I should never have let this happen.
Stop it now.
Stop it! Hello.
What were you doing in the darkroom? Right, then I hope it wasn't wrong to call you straight away.
- I'd hate to be unfair to him.
- No, you acted properly.
May we have another look at your son's room? This way.
TOMMY GETS HlMSELF SOME ARSE NOW lT'S HlM WHO TOPS THE CLASS What's Ms Martin like in bed, then? Is she really that desperate? Stop it! Both of you.
At once.
Please go to your seats.
Hand out the books, please.
The topic of the essay is Please stop it.
Why did Goethe write Werther in monologue form? I'd rather write an essay on the other topic, Miss.
Mrs Dorner thought Tom was looking for a photo.
There are plenty here.
But why would he? How do we know he didn't find it? Perhaps Dorner hid it so well that Tom couldn't find it.
Assuming, of course, that he was after a photo.
There's nothing here.
This could be fun.
Nor there either.
As good as telly, isn't it? What's that? Böck Look at this.
Take a look.
Tom Friedmann and the teacher.
So that's what it's about.
Claudia? I have to talk to you.
Not here.
Is anything going on between you and Tom Friedmann? It's not what you think.
You realise the consequences.
What you're doing isn't on.
Claudia think about it.
By the way I wanted to say if you have any problems, if you want to talk to anyone or if you need anyone I'm there for you.
Nice of you.
I've got a class now.
She's in a hurry.
Let's see where she's going.
Look! - What are we going to do? - I have no idea.
You should.
You're the boss.
Yeah, yeah.
Very funny, Böck.
- Böck speaking.
- It's me.
Leave it on.
Rex See those two over there? Approach them quietly.
Stay there till I call you.
Okay? Got it? Let's go away.
Stuff everyone else! How can we? We'd become prime suspects.
They'll question us anyway.
What are you going to say? We have to tell them.
What? They'll find out about us anyway.
Thanks to Dorner.
They mustn't learn of the blackmail.
Let's say we were together on the night of the murder.
I can't handle it.
- We'll manage.
- I can't take much more.
Everything at school.
And Eckert, too.
What? What does he want? Everyone seems to be going mad.
Forget it.
Let's not talk about it any more.
- Would you come with us? - Why? You're under arrest.
So Dorner was blackmailing you? What did he want? He wanted to sleep with me.
He even assaulted me.
We have a witness who saw you, or rather Dorner, get out of a car.
You had a fight? Yes.
I met him.
I offered him money so he'd leave me alone and that led to the fight.
He was obsessed with the idea of sleeping with me.
A short while later, Dorner was dead.
- What are you trying to say? - You had a motive.
Friedmann, this business of the photos is unfortunate.
You realise how it looks? It looks as if you both had a reason for disposing of them.
The brawl that night was over Ms Martin, right? No, it wasn't.
It had to do with the game.
If it had got out, you'd be fine.
School's out in two months.
Then hello freedom.
Off to pastures new.
We want to stay together.
We're in love.
Do you really think I'd kill someone? What about Tom? He tried to get hold of the photos.
They clearly document your relationship.
Sadly it's not accepted as normal when a woman loves a much younger man.
Ms Martin met Dorner on the night of the murder.
He provoked her and she No.
Mr Friedmann we've got a witness who saw them that night.
I'll tell you who did it.
Tom Friedmann just confessed to Dorner's murder.
That's not true.
We'll take your statement and then you can go.
Read it and sign it, please.
Give this to Tom, please.
You followed Dorner? What happened then? I stabbed him.
How? Just like that? How did you do it? Go on.
Tell us.
My colleague is Stefan Dorner.
Stand up.
You approached from behind.
What happened then? Show me.
I want to see.
So that's how you did it? It wasn't him.
Tom, I love you.
But I can't see a way out.
Forgive me.
Yours forever, Claudia.
I'm going out.
Rex, search.
Search! Go on.
Come on, Rex.
Nothing? Hop in.
Don't come any closer.
Listen Tom only confessed to protect you.
He loves you.
Do you want him to blame himself for your death? Stay where you are.
Don't lie to me.
He sacrificed himself for you.
You can't abandon him.
- If you jump - It's all my fault.
I should never have got involved with Tom.
So you're giving it all up? I can't go on.
The constant pressure, the flak from the students, Eckert preaching about the consequences.
And now Tom's confession.
Hold tight.
No Come on! Come! What makes you so sure Tom didn't do it? Eckert, the sports teacher What did he want from you? He wanted to exploit the situation.
Something's missing.
He probably pressed less hard with one finger than the others.
Someone at the school is missing half a finger.
Could that be the reason for these marks? That would be a much better explanation.
Well? Let you go, did they? Hello, sir.
Hello, Tom.
I wanted to report back.
That's a surprise.
I thought They'd keep me there? I'm really glad it all proved to be a mistake.
It really was a mistake, sir.
You made a mistake.
You killed the wrong person.
I've been seeing Claudia.
Are you crazy? What are you talking about? You thought Claudia had been seeing Dorner.
But you were wrong.
I think you'd better go.
We'll forget all this, okay? You watched while Claudia met Dorner.
You stabbed him out of jealousy.
You're overwrought, Tom.
No wonder.
It's been too much for you.
You'd better go and have a good rest.
I wouldn't do that if I were you.
Turn around and get up slowly.
Come on.
- Thank you.
- That's okay.
What are you going to do now? I hope I don't get disciplined.
In any event I'll transfer to another school.
It's probably for the best.
How about you? I'll finish school.
Then we'll move in together.
That's true love.
Best of luck.