The Trial (2019) s01e06 Episode Script

Episode 6

- How long do you want to keep her here?
- As long as it takes.
It's useless pretending.
You have nothing in those papers.
I'll take one too.
It's better to stay awake.
- No sugar, huh?
- No.
No. Of course not.
I used to smoke during breaks.
Quitting was the hardest thing I ever did.
I couldn't concentrate
for more than five minutes.
I know, it's hard.
It's bad for the clients.
But then the head
started working again, fortunately.
- Do you know what it's telling me now?
- No, what?
Linda didn't tell you the whole truth
in her first statement.
She knew of her husband's betrayal
and had the victim followed.
This is what you have against her.
It's not much,
yet you have already decided.
Can I ask you something?
Is it always like this,
- or is it this murder that pissed you off?
- [phone buzzes]
I still have to figure this out.
Hurry back in.
- Hello?
- Prosecutor, it's De Luca.
A girl just showed up.
She says she was Petroni's friend
and saw her in the park of Palazzo
- with Linda Monaco.
- What's the name of this girl?
Orrico. Silvia Orrico.
Check everything, and do it quickly.
I can't hold out much longer here.
What do you want from me? ♪
Why don't you run from me? ♪
What are you wondering? ♪
What do you know? ♪
I wanna end me ♪
I wanna, I wanna ♪
I wanna end me ♪
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna ♪
Why aren't you scared of me? ♪
Why do you care for me? ♪
When we all fall asleep ♪
Where do we go? ♪
Do you remember what they were saying?
[Colombo] Oh, yes,
the more mature voice said to the other,
"Come here, bitch."
And the other answered,
"What do you want?"
- [Elena] Anything else?
- No, there was
there was a van coming out,
a scooter that made an infernal noise,
so I didn't hear anything after that.
[Elena] I asked him not to repeat
that detail of the scooter at the trial,
but Colombo's testimony was too important
to risk confusing the court
with details
that had nothing to do with it.
But it is true,
they were irrelevant details.
Not anymore.
The scooter. The ringtone.
Tomei said the exact same thing.
And Colombo's memory works well.
The van that came out of the parking lot
must have been Tomei's,
and a man in the park,
on a scooter, answered the call
and called Angelica by name.
I have to restart from this.
Do you think he's the killer?
- I don't know, but I have to find out.
- Why?
I'm afraid I got it all wrong
right from the start.
Elena, would you have had all these doubts
in another case? Ask yourself this.
Are you telling me I shouldn't care?
I want to know too, what do you think?
I want to know who killed Angelica.
She was my granddaughter.
Then I might need your help.
What can I do?
[De Luca] Absurd. Do you know how big
the cell phone area for the Palazzo Te is?
- Checking all incoming calls is crazy.
- It's a short period of time.
Just check from ten to midnight
to ten past midnight.
That's the time of the crime,
with a fair margin.
- Yeah, 20 minutes.
- Don't you trust my reconstruction?
It's not about trust. I want to know
why you need to find that phone.
You never ask me why.
You never ordered an investigation
that could damage you.
It'd be suicide for both of us.
[siren blaring]
Oh, I heard you have a good chance
of being promoted.
- How do you know?
- Word travels fast.
- Yes, I could, but it still isn't certain.
- It could be.
What do you mean?
If a very influential magistrate
would put in a good word
- Who, your father?
- Mm.
If I don't cooperate, what will you do?
- Call the boss and have me removed?
- I'd never do that.
I limit myself to incentives.
No threats.
[sighs] Well, then answer me. Why?
Barone cares about getting an acquittal
and I care about the truth.
Do it as fast as you can.
- [ ]Ruggero] You have problems as a kid?
- [De Grandis] Why?
[Ruggero] You're always sucking lollipops.
[vehicle approaching]
- Is it him?
- Yes.
[car door opens]
It's a partial DNA sample, analyzed
last year for the police forensics lab.
You didn't take a random DNA, did you?
It's Angelica Petroni's.
- You could put a bow on it, you know
- It's not a gift.
No, you're right. You can count it.
[engine starts]
- Done?
- Done. [sighs]
- I'll take it to the lab.
- Let's go together, I have to go back.
- I'll drive, come on.
- What?
- I'll drive.
- Are you stupid? Piss off, go.
- Come on, let me drive it.
- What are you on about? Drive your Beetle.
[car door shuts]
[engine starts]
- [Elena] Good morning.
- Good morning.
Sorry I'm late.
- Hi.
- Everything okay?
- Yes.
- [Canfora] Good, can we start?
So, the first point to establish is
whether this is a consensual separation,
but it seems to me that both parties
are in agreement on this.
[high-pitched ringing]
[footsteps echoing]
[high-pitched ringing intensifies]
[Giovanni] Elena?
Yes. Don't worry, I'm fine.
[Giovanni] Do you have panic attacks now?
[Elena] Yeah.
It's the novelty of the moment.
A bit of accumulated stress.
[Giovanni] A little, just a tiny bit, huh?
The first time I had an attack,
the day you left
I thought I was having a heart attack.
A guy that I had sentenced to life
three years ago came to mind.
I remembered his face.
He was desperate.
And that's exactly how I feel, as if
As if there's never an end
and I'm doomed to be sick
inside a cage forever.
But this time you condemned yourself.
I shouldn't tell you,
but since I am an extraordinary man
and you will always regret
having lost me
- [chuckles]
- I'll tell you.
Sometimes pain binds people
much more than love does.
And if there is a person
who can really help you right now
I think it's him.
[man on TV] I'm afraid our contestant
won't be able to enter his house.
My dear audience, don't forget
[ringing tone]
[phone buzzing]
You didn't want to answer, did you?
[Stefano] I was in the shower.
- Ah.
- Can't you sleep?
Is it a mistake to call you?
[Stefano chuckles]
I I don't know.
Anyway, I'm glad you did.
You never told me more about her,
about the time you met.
I think about it every day.
When she was about to leave,
she put her headphones on.
I told her she shouldn't keep them
under her helmet,
that it could be dangerous.
[both chuckle]
Then I thought, "This is something
a pain-in-the-ass father would say."
And immediately afterwards, I remembered
that I actually was her father.
It's strange how the head works.
I had been with her for almost an hour
and was still avoiding thinking about it.
We've avoided it for 18 years.
And how did she reply?
She told me to piss off.
Then she said that listening to music
while walking or riding her scooter
was something she could not give up.
She needed it as stress relief.
She had a whole theory about it.
Then I apologized.
"But don't keep the volume too high."
Then she left.
Have you visited her?
No. [sighs]
I couldn't stand it. I still can't.
Sometimes I feel
that I have no right to do it.
As soon as I saw her,
I thought she was beautiful.
Keep talking.
Talk to me until I fall asleep.
She had those incredible eyes
that dig into your soul
[phone buzzing]
- [sighs]
- [buzzing continues]
- [sighs]
- [buzzing continues]
- Andreoli.
- Good morning, madame. Everything okay?
[sighs] What happened?
De Luca has a suspect in custody,
and you should go and question him.
All right.
[De Luca] 27 cell phones received calls
within the time frame.
I was expecting
a couple of weeks of research,
then luckily one thing came to mind,
because one of these was a cloned number
- and a name could not be matched.
- And the number that called it?
Also cloned, off-grid and can't be found.
But the first one, that received the call,
was active today,
so we located it
and I had the holder taken into custody.
He also owns a dark scooter.
- [Elena] As Tomei said during the hearing.
- [De Luca] Yes.
He received the call at 11:54 p.m.,
for 58 seconds, on March 3rd of last year.
- Who is he?
- Ivan Zaia.
Two convictions for drug dealing.
We found him with ten grams of coke.
You could leverage that.
He's waiting for you.
It could have been him.
[door opens]
[door closes]
[door opens]
Mr. Zaia, I am Elena Guerra,
deputy prosecutor.
[camera chiming]
I won't say a word without my lawyer,
so make yourself comfortable.
[knock at door]
Come in.
Ruggero, I'm going out for lunch,
but there is someone here
who would like to say hi.
Ruggero, I hope I'm not disturbing you.
- No, it's a pleasure. How are you?
- Great.
- Today is our anniversary.
- Congratulations!
- I mean, I don't know what they say
- Congratulations is okay!
When are you coming over to dinner
with your girlfriend?
A girlfriend?
No, I'm afraid it will never happen.
Let's say women want to be with me
for the same reasons they leave me
after a week, but that's okay.
Love, could you wait for me in the car?
I'll be right there.
- Bye, Ruggero.
- Bye, Mariele.
Tomorrow, I'm giving a speech
to the Lawyers' Association.
- Ugh
- I know you avoid these meetings
like the plague,
but I'd like for you to come.
I imagine you've prepared
a monologue of high moral value.
You bet. Get back to work.
- The trial is not over yet.
- [in English] Yes.
[in Italian] If we win this case,
it'll be a boon for the firm
and it will be mostly thanks to you.
Then you'll finally
have the status to start a firm
with only your name on the door.
Isn't that what we all want?
I'll think about it when the time's right.
Sure, after you win.
Do you know that, for a moment,
I thought I had with Tomei?
Instead, while poor Petroni was killed,
he was spying and blackmailing
from the trailer.
It's bleak,
the depths people can reach.
At least he was helpful.
Now we need to know
who the man who received the call
outside Palazzo Te is.
What phone call?
At 11:54 p.m. of March 3rd last year.
- Who called you?
- How could he remember?
You were in the same cell reception area
as Palazzo Te,
- and you have a dark scooter
- [chuckles]
as indicated by a witness.
Are you trying to pin a murder on me?
For a phone call! Ten months ago.
No, there is also today's cocaine.
- I'm not fucking involved with murder.
- Really?
- Really.
- Where were you that night?
Who did you talk to by phone?
I could charge you for cocaine possession
or possession for the purpose of dealing.
I don't know if you know the difference.
In the first case,
you'll be investigated but free.
In the second, you'll face weeks
or even months of prison,
waiting for a conviction,
which will arrive,
and then there'll be more prison.
Do you really want to go back there?
Don't you put me in the frame
for a murder.
I don't want to mess up my situation
by telling you things.
And I'll tell you the truth.
Which things?
- What are you talking about?
- Be quiet.
Do we have an agreement?
I don't make things up,
but I have to know I can trust you.
Otherwise I'll go to jail,
stay there for a while,
I'll get out after some time
and you can win the trial
against Linda Monaco by yourself.
How could you help me with the trial?
I was on the phone with Angelica.
I should have met her that night.
- Why did you talk to Angelica?
- Because she was a customer.
[phone ringing]
What did you talk about?
[phone ringing]
- Hello?
- [Angelica] Ivan?
Angelica, where the fuck are you?
I don't want that shit anymore. Go away.
- Are you kidding me?
- You heard me, get lost!
- [Elena] Nothing else?
- [Zaia] No.
[Elena] Did Angelica always call you
from that number?
- [Zaia] Yes.
- [Elena] It's a number we didn't know of.
The killer must have made it disappear.
I get where you're going with this,
but it wasn't me.
Weren't you angry at Angelica
for dismissing you?
Yes, I was angry,
but I was busy, so I left.
- But not before I saw something.
- What did you see?
- Ivan?
- Angelica, where the fuck are you?
I don't want that shit anymore. Go away.
- Are you kidding me?
- You heard me, get lost!
- [Zaia] A woman got to her near the tanks.
- [Elena] Who was it?
Linda Monaco?
[Linda] Angelica.
- [Zaia] I didn't see her face.
- Angelica!
But she looked familiar,
when I saw a picture in the newspaper.
Oh, good. You see?
Mr. Zaia can help you.
- [sighs] Or he can help himself.
- I told you the truth.
I had no reason to kill Angelica.
Some customers treat me like shit.
[Linda] Angelica, stop.
I want to talk to you.
[Zaia] I was there and I saw what I saw.
[Linda] Angelica?
[Zaia] And the reason I haven't told you
so far seems all too clear to me,
but now you must help me.
You left immediately on your scooter.
[Zaia] Yes.
[Elena] Do you remember seeing anyone
along the way?
- [Zaia sighs] I don't know.
- Make an effort.
- You didn't see anyone, did you?
- I told you to be quiet.
There was someone. An old guy with a dog.
You saw him going away from Palazzo
- immediately after talking to Angelica.
- You want to know if I have an alibi.
Okay, now repeat everything
from the beginning.
How do the trousers feel?
- Comfortable?
- Yes.
Okay, give me your arm.
I'm glad you're back, Counselor.
I'm in the final sprint. It is better
if I'm elegant and relaxed.
Quite right.
A twist in the trial
that sees Linda Monaco,
entrepreneur Gabriele Monaco's daughter,
accused of murdering
young Angelica Petroni.
After proving in the courtroom
to have an alibi,
Nicola Tomei, the defense's main suspect,
said he saw and heard another man
interact with the victim
near the crime scene.
[man] Nicola Tomei is currently in prison.
- The detention status
- Barone.
I wanted to compliment you.
Colleague to colleague.
- [chuckles]
- For what?
For what? You are doing
a splendid job, even if, you know
In the beginning, honestly,
nobody believed in you.
Then the music changed, though.
- We'll see.
- Anyway, I am cheering for you.
Are you drinking gin and tonic?
Sorry, did we meet
on another occasion, or
- Because I don't think so.
- [laughs]
[Ruggero clears throat]
It's not like we're in London.
Nice to meet you, I'm Ettore La Bruna.
I can only dream
of winning a trial like yours.
My most important client is a drug dealer,
and not even a high level one.
- I'm sorry.
- [chuckles]
I'd like to work with someone like you,
play in the major league.
Maybe we can open a firm together.
Who knows? Maybe, one day
Maybe tomorrow.
- Sorry?
- You don't know it yet, but you're done.
And I'm the only one who can help you,
because the man that has just become
an eyewitness to the murder
happens to be my client.
Barone [sniffs]
How much is this information worth?
Drinks are on me.
- [chuckles]
- Huh.
[Linda] Who is this man?
His name is Ivan Zaia. He says
he was there to give drugs to Angelica.
He can't have seen us.
But how the fuck is it possible?
Each time we take apart a piece
of evidence, another one comes out.
Now this new witness.
Do you understand that it was Guerra
- that pushed him to speak?
- Maybe, Linda.
Couldn't he be the killer?
A drug dealer, a delinquent?
- No, I have to be
- Linda, Linda. He seems to have an alibi.
So it's not possible.
I'm not getting out of here again.
That's it.
Look, we didn't sleep last night.
Me, Arrigoni, Mara, De Grandis,
we are all working for you.
I won't leave you alone.
We must have missed a detail, something.
It could be anywhere, guys.
- We have already searched, Ruggero.
- Keep going.
[Arrigoni] We have reviewed
all the trial papers,
all the files on the escort case.
We re-read everything three times.
Nothing. There is no indication
of other possible culprits.
I also sent the prison director
a request to visit Tomei,
but I doubt he could help.
Yeah, the man he pointed out
as the killer
is now becoming
the prosecutor's strongest witness.
- [Mara] Ruggero
- [sighs]
We've run out of options.
She's innocent.
[Ruggero] I've watched you
for a long time, Linda.
From afar, but I've watched you.
[Linda] You hid well.
[papers rustling]
[Arrigoni] We have to believe,
reject any complacent thoughts
and believe.
Together we can grow,
and contribute more
to make our justice system
more efficient, faster, and fairer.
Outside of this room we are competitors,
but the time has come to think as a group
to realign a scale that has been weighted
on the other side for too long.
Thank you.
[applause continues]
[Arrigoni] What's wrong with you?
- The trailer.
- What?
The hotel where Tomei went to spy.
There's only one photo
in the trial papers.
- It's the facade.
- So?
How did you know
there was a trailer in the back?
It was you that told me that
Tomei was spying from the trailer.
- I checked. There's a fucking trailer.
- Nonsense. Calm down.
You pretended you didn't know
about Tomei.
He didn't discredit you
because you had a deal.
Why? Were you
one of those he blackmailed?
One of those
who was left out of the investigation?
What if I was?
How could this help us in the trial?
You make me sick.
- Tell me everything.
- Trust me, it's better I don't.
- Trust you?
- I protected my reputation.
- And not just mine.
- Who else's?
Tell me or I'll tell everyone
you fucked young girls.
Come on.
Gabriele Monaco.
Do you understand now?
Monaco only turned to our office
because he could control us.
We had to get Linda out, nothing else.
Did you really think he chose you
because you're the best?
If you tell him, it's over for you.
[car door closes]
There's some news.
I wanted to tell you right away.
- You could've called, right?
- Well, no.
Or you would have told him.
So, how did it go?
- I don't know what you think you know.
- Then I'll tell you what I saw.
Tomei preferred to risk a murder charge
than admit to blackmailing clients
and stay out of the investigation.
If Guerra hadn't found out,
he would never have admitted it.
And even now he refuses to say
those names. He's in prison, quiet.
Have you paid him off?
What does Tomei know?
Nothing, just the names of some clients.
That's all.
And what do you know?
Get in.
- [sighs] Ruggero, please.
- Come on!
You, Arrigoni, De Grandis too.
All trying to stop me.
Just to hide the fact
that Monaco went whoring?
He didn't go whoring.
When he heard about Claudio,
he took over the escort ring.
- Why?
- Because the real power is information.
To know that a politician, an entrepreneur
has sex with a young girl
is useful information,
and among his clients,
there were people he could use.
Favors, contracts.
He only thinks about business.
- And his decisions are not up for debate.
- What decisions?
- [sighs]
- Speak or I'll turn you in. I don't care.
When Angela Petroni got pregnant,
she wanted to quit.
She didn't want an abortion
and she said she'd report everyone.
So Monaco ordered her killed?
- Talk!
- I don't know if he did it.
I only know he ordered
she be threatened, okay?
By Lorenzi.
- What happens now?
- It's simple.
We paid Tomei to shut him up and now
we'll pay Zaia to get him to retract.
- You should call his lawyer right away.
- Hm.
I don't know
why you're having scruples now.
No. I bribe Zaia,
Guerra gets humiliated again,
Linda's free and everyone is happy.
And no one ever finds out
who the murderer is.
So? Does it seem so bad?
- No.
- Mm.
Too bad, though
I have a flaw. Look, I have many,
but this one is deeply rooted.
I don't like being fucked with.
I'll sink, too,
but I'll pull you all down with me.
I don't believe you'd do it.
There's only one way
you can save yourself.
- Which is?
- Help me.
Do the right thing.
Let's both do it for one fucking time.
Testify against Monaco.
[Ruggero] I hid her.
No one knows where she is.
I will have her admitted as a witness.
She can save you, Linda.
How did you convince her?
I took her to a five-star hotel.
I'm serious.
She didn't have much choice.
I told her I would report her.
Her, myself
and your father.
I can't believe he did it.
I can.
His idea was to keep both of you free,
but when he had to choose
who would he keep out of jail?
You or himself?
you do understand that proving him guilty
is the only way to get you out of here?
Well, good news.
Zaia's testimony seems convincing to me.
I grilled him for four hours.
I had him repeat everything
several times.
- Never a contradiction.
- Hm. But?
But he's a pusher with a criminal record.
He has been silent for a year
and is only speaking out now.
He has an alibi, but it's weak
and only linked to Colombo's testimony.
Yes, it's true
that he could have kept quiet,
but instead he admitted
to being at the crime scene.
But he only spoke after the arrest.
It was better for him to do you a favor.
Maybe it's risky
taking him into the courtroom.
Will they believe him?
That's not the point. Do you believe him?
It depends on you, Elena.
It all depends on you.
Yes, right.
From this moment on, Linda Monaco
will be defended by the Barone firm.
No, Arrigoni has nothing to do
with either the trial or me anymore.
I'm sorry, but Ms. Raimondi
isn't staying here anymore.
My colleague registered
her check-out last night.
The number you have called
is currently unavailable.
- [man] Good morning.
- Where is he?
In his study,
I'll see if he can see you.
- He can.
- Wait, where are you going?
What are you doing here?
Hi, Ruggero.
Where is Monaco?
What happened to Mara?
You can go.
Didn't she tell you?
I thought you were intimate.
Mara, Mara, Mara
Mara is a very ambitious girl
and has accepted a transfer
to the United States
at one of our branch offices.
You can call her when she lands.
It will take mmm
a few hours, it's a long journey.
You've been fucking with me from day one.
[sighs] And even if I was?
Do you have other options?
- Is that a threat?
- No, it's not a threat.
I am the one who can make you win.
Just ask.
I don't want anything from you.
Let me remind you
that Linda is my daughter.
Write me a report of the hearing
and give it to my secretary,
since Mara
is gone now.
There's the door.
You would have done the same,
if you were me.
- Fuck.
- [phone ringing]
- Yes?
- [man] Sir, the DNA results are ready.
I'll be right there. Fuck.
[Zaia] I swear to you, it's the truth.
I saw those two women.
I don't know why you insist so much.
I can't stand it anymore.
[footsteps approaching]
[Elena] What are you doing here?
I followed you.
I I've been following you for days.
That sounds creepy.
I could never have done it by myself.
Maybe it's true
that we don't have the right,
but I needed help.
I have to make a choice.
Do you know, I also listen to music
with my headphones?
What were you listening to?
To make you smile ♪
Many times, I've been told ♪
"Speak your mind, just be bold" ♪
So I close my eyes ♪
Look behind ♪
Movin' on ♪
Movin' on ♪
So I close my eyes ♪
And the tears will clear ♪
Then I feel no fear ♪
Then I'd feel no way ♪
My paths will remain straight ♪
Home again, home again ♪
One day, I know ♪
I'll feel home again ♪
Home again, home again ♪
One day, I know ♪
I'll feel strong again ♪
I lift my head ♪
Many times I've been told ♪
"All this talk will make you old" ♪
So I close my eyes ♪
Look behind ♪
Movin' on ♪
Movin' on ♪
So I close my eyes ♪
Look behind ♪
Movin' on ♪
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