The Bay (2019) s01e06 Episode Script

Episode 6

Hi, Holly.
I'm pregnant.
Look, we all want justice for Dylan, right? But if we're going to find out who killed him I killed him.
Whoever the third person is, they've got her so scared she's willing to take the blame for her brother's death.
Well, she's protecting them.
Abbie! You have no idea who you're dealing with here, pal.
Neither do you.
Find! MED: I know what happened, you and Sean.
I was with him that night, yeah.
And I had sex with him.
What? You compromised an ongoing murder inquiry! No, no.
I didn't do anything to impede the investigation.
You destroyed evidence.
You betrayed your colleagues.
You betrayed me.
Clear your things.
[KNOCKING ON DOOR] PENNY: Lisa! Come on, love, shake a leg! You'll be late for work! - KNOCKING ON DOOR - Lisa! All right! I'm coming! I'm coming.
MANNING: Right, I'm not going to sugarcoat it.
They've lost confidence in us.
Whatever trust has been built up, that's gone.
And now, you're going to have to go in there and take whatever it is they're going to throw at you.
So are you up for it? Med? - Yes, boss.
- Good man.
[HE STARTS THE CAR] [CHATTER] [DOOR OPENS] Hello.
Hey, guys, are you all right? - Here, love, get that down you.
- Thank you.
Sorry, I'll just squeeze past.
Just you? - Where is she? - She's not on the case any more.
- Has she been sacked? - She's been suspended pending She should be out on her ear.
Police malpractice is what it is.
Is there somewhere we could talk more privately, Jess? Well, if you've got something to say, you can say it here.
Aye.
All right.
I'm going to be taking over as your main Family Liaison Officer.
So, if you have any questions, if there's anything you want to know OK, when can Holly come home? I'm sorry, Holly's still in custody.
So, until I want to see her.
- I don't think that'll be possible.
- Why? - Jess, because that's - What about Ryan? Ryan's appearing at a magistrates' court this morning.
- And that's all I can tell you.
- She needs her mum.
What do you mean, that's all you can tell us? She shouldn't be there by herself! OK, if we can just take things one step at a time.
No, no.
- You said, if we had any questions - Yeah.
But you can't answer them.
- So, what bloody use are you? - And why should we believe you? Why should we trust a word that comes out of your mouth? [KEYS JANGLE] OK, Holly, they're ready for you.
- Bloody hell, Lisa! - I know.
Jesus, give it a rest, will you? - I don't know who's worse, - you or the kids.
- Give over! Where is my jacket? Where's my scarf? Where you left it.
On the landing.
[SHE SIGHS] She's got a lot on her mind.
We know you weren't on your own that night, Holly.
You told us Dylan died at the lido.
That you ran off, you left him there.
But Dylan's body was found on the beach.
His body was moved.
Now, if you didn't do that, who did? No comment.
Was it the same person who was with you at the station on Sunday - when you bought the tickets? - No comment.
Oh, why are you protecting him? He hasn't done anything to protect you.
He hasn't come forward.
He hasn't He hasn't contacted us, offered to help.
- So, why are you protecting him? - Cos I love him, all right? - I love him and he loves me.
- Well, if he loves you wouldn't he want to help you, though, instead of leaving you here to deal with all this on your own? - That doesn't sound like love to me.
- He loves me and I love him.
- You wouldn't understand.
- I think I do understand.
I think it is the same person who was with you at the station and he was with you that night.
What were you planning to do in Manchester, Holly? We were going to get work, get a flat.
You're 15, Holly.
You're You're too young for any of that.
Unless Is he older? - No comment.
- So, that was the plan.
Happy families.
Just the three of you, you, him and the baby.
Because he's the father.
- Isn't he, Holly? - No comment.
- Who is he, Holly? - No comment.
- I hope you know how lucky you are.
- What? She'd do anything for you, that woman.
Oh, Tom, what the fuck are you talking about? I know what you're thinking, I should stay out of it, this is none of my business.
Bingo! That's exactly what I'm thinking.
But it is my business.
I love your mum.
- I love her, too.
- You might want to show her that some time.
Look, she has to have a life of her own.
She can't always be running around after you.
She's not running around after me.
Well, she is.
Picking up the pieces after you and the kids.
I can look after my own kids.
Are you sure? Do you know where they are right now? Yes.
Rob's at school, Tom.
And where's Abbie? [CAR STARTS] [SHE SIGHS] [SHE TURNS OFF THE ENGINE] [SHE SOBS] [PHONE RINGS] Hi, it's Abbie.
Leave a message.
If I like you, I'll call you back.
You're not having my DNA! I need it! Look, if you don't calm down, we won't be able to remove the cuffs.
- [PHONE RINGS] - Get off me! Get off! Take him away.
No! Get off! You're not having it! No! No, I need it! You're not having it! No! Bloody hell, Lise.
They're all talking about it.
It's gone round the place like wildfire.
I know.
I shouldn't even be talking to you.
You're going to get me in the shit.
It's just a quick question, mate.
It's not even work-related.
Go on, what is it? Where? Where was it that you said you saw our Abbie? - I told you, up the West End.
- Yeah, no, I know.
But where exactly? She says they're in love.
She's just a kid.
She's infatuated.
But she isn't going to give him up.
So we're going to have to try something else.
Stu, let's get out a press release, say we've made an arrest for the murder of Dylan Meredith.
Boss.
A 15-year-old girl.
Med have you got something to say? Just I don't think the family's going to like it.
- They're already going through hell.
- If you've got any better ideas - Well, no, but I just - Well, then! If this man does have any feelings for Holly, he'll make himself known.
But he's facing a murder charge.
I don't see that happening, do you? So, if he doesn't come forward When he doesn't come forward maybe Holly will start to see sense.
- Abbie! - Mum? Police! Stay where you are! Abbie, are you all right? Oh, God, what is going on? Abbie, come here.
Come here, it's all right.
It's all right.
He's called Vincent.
Vincent Chapman.
He's from Manchester.
- He works as a builder.
- Where did you meet him? I just bumped into him.
He's working at the amusement arcade on the prom.
They're doing it up.
Were you sleeping with him? He's just a friend.
A friend that sells drugs? A friend that makes you sell drugs for him? Jesus, Abbie Yeah, I know.
Are you doing drugs, Abbie? No.
Look, I I didn't mean for it to happen.
I just I just kind of got swept up in it.
I thought he liked me.
And I needed somebody to like me, I think.
Abbie Why didn't you talk to me? - Why didn't you tell me? - Cos you're in the police.
I'm your mum! I'm your mum.
I'm your mum first.
What are you going to do? Are you going to arrest me? I don't know.
I couldn't if I wanted to.
I've been suspended.
What? Why? A long story.
So, we're both suspended.
It runs in the family.
Oh, I'm really sorry, love.
I'm really sorry.
I should have been there.
I've let you down.
You and Rob, Mum, everyone.
I've let you all down.
Of course you haven't, Mum.
You're amazing.
- Well, shouldn't you be at work? - Something came up.
Will you look after Abbie for me? Yeah.
What is it, love? What's wrong? I am going to sort this, love.
You stay with your gran.
OK? Wait, Mum, where are you going? Mum, what are you going to do? Abbie, love, come and sit down.
Come on, what is it? Med! Med - What the fuck? - I know.
- You shouldn't be here! I know.
- I know.
I need to talk to you.
I'm not Look, I'm not here as a cop.
- I'm not listening.
- I've got information, Med.
Please.
What information? Can you run some checks on a Vincent Chapman? White, mid-20s, Vincent Chapman.
He's got a vehicle.
Registration number VE17 ONP.
Who is he? Well, that's what I need you to find out.
You might need to check with Greater Manchester Police, see if he's got previous.
Then compare notes with Clarkie from the Drugs Squad.
Cos there could be a link with the county lines investigation.
Cos this Vincent, he's been preying on vulnerable kids, grooming them.
What, like Holly? My God Where are you getting this stuff? - I've got a source.
- What source? Med, please, mate.
Please! - I'll see what I can do.
- Thank you.
We need to know who your connection is.
You must be fucking joking me.
Do I look like I'm fucking joking you? Do yourself a favour, Sean.
You help us out here and things will go easier for you in the long run.
And you're going to protect me, are you? They ain't fucking about, this lot! If I name names, I am a dead man.
It doesn't matter where I am! - Med.
- Lisa, you were right.
Vincent Chapman Only, he's not called Vincent Chapman.
Real name's Victor Cook.
He is wanted by Greater Manchester Police.
He has a record as long as your arm.
Convictions for importation of Class A drugs, GBH, robbery and offensive weapons.
He's dangerous, Lisa.
Shall we just step in there for a second? Yeah, yeah.
Yeah, what can I tell you? I'm a busy man.
What time? I don't know, you tell me.
All right, yeah.
I'll see what I can do.
Yeah.
Yeah.
Yeah, I know All right.
Yeah.
[TEXT MESSAGE ALERT] [PHONE RINGS AND VIBRATES] Are you all right? Med, I'm at Victor Cook's building site.
He's got a serious stash.
We can get him on possession.
Tell Clarkie to get a team down here.
- Are you looking for something? - No, no, I'm good.
You know, you shouldn't be hanging around on building sites.
It's dangerous.
I'll bear that in mind.
That was him.
Listen, can you get some cars down here? I'm going to text you the details now.
Yes.
Lads Lads, let's call it a day, eh? Come on.
Yeah.
Go and get down the pub.
Councillor Hesketh, it's about this arrest in the Meredith case.
I'm sorry? They say they've arrested a 15-year-old girl.
People are saying it's his sister Holly.
- Does that mean it's safe now? - Mrs Emerick, let me assure you that the police are doing everything in their power to - Will you just excuse me just a minute? - OK.
All right.
OK.
Thanks very much.
I thought you'd be finished by now.
- Can you give me a lift home? - I'm rushed off my feet here.
I don't know how long it's going to take.
It's OK.
I'll wait in the office.
[POLICE SIRENS WAIL] Stop! Don't move! Stay right where you are! - Victor Cook? - Wrong man, mate.
My name's Vincent.
- Boss.
- It's got nothing to do with me.
Victor Cook, I am arresting you for the suspected I'm arresting you for the suspected possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.
- Hey.
Where's Abbie? - Oh, she's in her room.
Come here.
- Oh - What's this for? All kids need their mums.
Oh, Mum, I've messed everything up.
I've messed up everything that matters.
What do you mean? Mum, I've been suspended.
I've just failed at being a mum, failed at being a cop.
Bollocks.
- Thanks for your understanding! - Yeah, well, you're a brilliant mum.
And I should know.
You've given half your life to that job.
You work harder than anyone I know.
Hm.
Hey.
And I'm so proud of you.
[DOOR OPENS] Thank you.
You wanted to see me.
Yeah.
Look, I know I've fucked up, Jess.
I just need you to know that I did it for the right reasons.
You fucked that woman for the right reasons? You cheated on me time and time again - for the right reasons? - Jess, please.
Going behind my back.
Laughing at me.
No.
No.
I'm talking about the boat, all right? And the drugs.
I did it because I wanted to provide for us.
For the family.
Yeah.
That's big of you.
- Jess, come on, love, don't - Love? You know what the truth is? You don't think about anybody but yourself.
You never have done.
- That's not true.
- It's all about you, isn't it? It's not about doing the right thing.
You have never done the right thing in your entire life.
So, you did it for us? No, Sean.
There is no "us", not any more.
I'm done.
[SHE SIGHS HEAVILY] [DOOR OPENS] [DOOR CLOSES] I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
I appreciate that, cheers.
Thanks a lot.
Oh, no, I'm sorry.
I'm overrunning.
- It's fine.
I'll walk.
- No, I can OK, so I'm going to show you some photographs, Holly.
And I want you to tell me if you recognise any of these men.
No.
I don't know any of them.
STU: I'll ask you again.
Do you know any of these men? Yeah.
Yeah, this one.
Where were you on the night of Monday, 24th September? When? Last Monday night.
No.
No way.
Answer the question, please.
You're not fucking pinning this on me.
I had nothing to do with them kids.
Oh.
What kids? You know what kids.
Them twins.
Only, we know that's your MO.
Vulnerable kids.
Take them under your wing, promise them the earth.
I had nothing to do with it.
STU: Victor Cook's part of a wider county lines network.
It's the people he's working for.
That's all we're interested in.
The gang leaders.
- The Manchester connection.
- How am I supposed to know? Ryan's refusing to talk.
It's going to cost him years.
You've got a bit more sense.
I want to talk to DS Armstrong.
- I want to talk to Lisa.
- That's not going to be possible.
I'll talk to Lisa.
No-one else.
LISA: So, apart from Wilko, who else was involved? Sam.
Vincent knows about him.
He met him.
Sam was involved in this? No, he was trying to help.
He even gave me some money, like, 200 quid to try and get out of it.
But it weren't enough.
And then yesterday, at one of the drops I texted him and he came to help.
But it all kicked off.
He got into a fight and it got back to Vincent.
What happened with you and Sam? I liked him.
It was stupid.
I made an idiot of myself.
What happened? I told him I liked him.
Oh And he said that he liked me, too, - but you could tell it was like, - not "like" like.
- Mm.
I think he must have been with somebody else.
He was always on the phone.
He was weird, distracted.
- This last week, he just changed.
- Just this last week? He were horrible to me and that's why I got into the fight.
That's why I got suspended.
Boss I just heard from switchboard.
They got an anonymous call claiming that Holly didn't do it.
Another crank? They knew details that haven't been revealed to the public.
They said they were at the lido that night.
Trace the call.
- Can I help you, gentlemen? - Can we have a word? [SHE KNOCKS ON THE DOOR] The call was made at 3:40.
We need a list of staff and visitors, CCTV.
Yes, of course.
But it's surgery today.
There's been people in and out all day.
But the general public don't have access to the office, do they? No.
There's only been me and Hello.
- Hiya, Sam.
Can I come in? - Yeah.
Yeah, erm Come in.
This This way.
Have you been in the wars? Oh, it's It's a training injury.
It's nothing.
So, what's this all about? Sam, I know what's been going on.
Abbie told me.
- I I don't know what you mean.
- About the drugs.
About Vincent.
- Well, I had nothing to do with that.
- No, I know.
I know, she said you tried to help, that you gave her some money.
I just came to give it you back.
Well, no, you don't You don't have to do that.
I do, though.
I'm not having you out of pocket because of us.
Go on.
Take it.
Sam Sam.
Is there something you want to tell me? We We met in town.
At the market.
She was looking through, erm records.
We just got talking.
We just clicked.
She Holly's different.
She's not like most of the people around here.
I loved her for it.
Have you seen her? Is she OK? Sam, she's been arrested for Dylan's murder.
I know.
She says it was her.
That she was on her own, no-one else was involved.
Sam, I need you to tell me what happened to Dylan.
I don't know.
- You weren't there? - No.
Sam Sam You were planning to leave together, you and Holly.
You were planning to leave that night.
Did Dylan try and stop you? We're going to be fine.
We'll be just fine.
Holly! Oh, he didn't He didn't want her to go.
There was There was an argument.
Stay away from my fucking sister! Stop it! Get off me! There was a fight.
Just one punch and he went down and he he he hit his head.
He hit his head.
I didn't mean it.
I SAM: Dylan? Dylan! Hey! Dylan! Dylan? Dylan! Dylan Dylan! What happened next, Sam? Well I didn't know what to do.
Holly wanted to call an ambulance, but it was too late.
Anyone could see that.
So I told her we had to go.
We had to leave him.
That we could still get away.
Just me and her.
But she wouldn't listen to me.
She just ran.
Just get off! And she left her rucksack behind.
I grabbed it.
I panicked.
I had to get rid of everything.
I wasn't thinking.
I didn't I didn't mean it.
I I didn't mean any of it.
It was an accident.
You know I'm a police officer, Sam.
Are your mum and dad here? Right.
I'll call them on the way.
Come on.
COUNCILLOR HESKETH: This is ridiculous.
- You can't seriously be suggesting - He's told one of my officers.
But he's a kid.
He doesn't know what he's saying.
- I'm sorry.
- Oh Oh! Oh, my God My boy! What am I going to tell his mum? - Lisa - I know.
I know I shouldn't be here.
- I'm going, all right? - No, that's not it.
It's Sean Meredith.
He's asked to see you.
He says you're the only one he'll talk to.
We've run it by Professional Standards.
I've set up a meet.
But it's up to you.
There's been an arrest, yeah? I I can't talk to you about that.
It wasn't my fault Dylan's death.
The drugs.
The county lines.
No.
But they got him? Yeah? They got who did it? Yeah.
Look I need to ask you something.
If I do what they're asking me to do, and name names will you make sure that my family is taken care of? - Will you make sure that they're OK? - Why are you asking me this? Because, Lisa you're the only person I can trust.
I will do everything I can.
Look, I'll do it.
I'll give you the names.
And I'll tell you everything I know.
Thank you.
And I'm sorry.
I've fucked everything up.
Well you and me both.
Well, at least you've still got your family, eh? Oh Welcome home, love.
Get in, it's freezing.
Come on, then.
What'll happen to her? That's up to the CPS.
There's a good chance they'll say it's not in the public interest to take any further action.
Thank you.
So what what will happen to him now? Sam? He's looking at seven to eight years.
He might be out in four, love.
They know it was an accident.
[DOORBELL CHIMES] [DOOR OPENS] - Hi.
- Hi, Abbie.
Is your mum in? So, what's up? I just wanted to say good work.
Oh.
Thanks, boss.
Sorry.
Force of habit.
Er, the good news is the family's decided not to pursue the allegations of negligence against the force.
They just want to put this behind them.
And it looks like the CPS isn't going to go ahead with charges against Nick Mooney.
Good.
And Sean? There was five kilos.
He's He's looking at ten to 12 years.
But he's cooperating with the Source Unit.
- That might shave a few years off.
- Hm.
Not like Ryan.
They're going to throw the book at him.
And the bad news? The suspension still stands.
Yeah.
There's to be a full inquiry and then a formal hearing in front of a disciplinary panel.
It's It's going to take months.
- I wish it didn't have to be this way.
- Oh, I know.
Look, I'm sorry I landed all this on you.
You're going to get dragged through this shit as well.
Oh, don't worry about me.
I'm big enough and ugly enough to look after myself.
How are you holding up? - You know me.
- That's why I'm asking.
What about them? - The kids? - Oh, they'll manage.
- They'll be fine.
They're tough.
- Where did they get that from? Erm I'll, er - I'll see myself out.
- OK.
I'll see you.
- Bye.
- Bye.
[FRONT DOOR CLOSES] Hi.
Can I have a cappuccino, please? - Decaf soya latte.
- [SHE SCOFFS] - Wanker! - What? Nothing.
Mum! Mum? Jess Hold on.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Thank you.
If you need anything.
If there's If there's anything that I can do - You always say that.
- I know.
But I mean it.
We'll be fine.
Yeah.
Lisa Thank you.
Yeah.
Come on.
Let's go.
[SHE SIGHS HEAVILY]