♪ ♪ Call me Annika.
So, it's a new unit, I should've got cupcakes.
♪ ♪ I want to go back to my old school.
Hey, maybe you're having trouble fitting in because you're so chippy!
Why did you transfer?
What did you hear?
Well, your conviction rate was so high because of how you looked at an investigation.
MICHAEL: I went for your job.
I've lived in this city most of my life.
That job is mine, Annika.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (thunder claps) (whimpers) (click) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ANNIKA (voiceover): I don't know about you, but a high point at school was learning about the Scandinavian sagas, and there was one in particular where a man foraging in the woods discovers a cabin where 12 women are at work at a loom.
And it's not one of those charming wood looms, it's this gruesome thing made out of men's heads and human entrails.
And the women start singing a song where they choose who is to be slain at the upcoming battle.
MICHAEL: Police, any souls on board?
ANNIKA (voiceover): And at the end, they get on their horses and fly away.
These women were known as Valkyries.
Now, I haven't seen a loom... Or heard anyone singing, but someone made a choice about whether the person on this boat should live or die.
And I only get called out for the second thing.
♪ And this life ♪ ♪ It can blind us ♪ ♪ Torch the shadows ♪ ♪ For all time ♪ It's been carved.
Looks like schist rock.
ANNIKA: I think it looks pretty good.
It'll be a gag like that that got him stabbed.
Do you want me to sail this back?
No, I'll do it.
You get a team ready.
♪ ♪ ♪ Throw a line ♪ ♪ Into the darkness ♪ ♪ We are shadows ♪ ♪ Blaze inside ♪ (bird squawking) ♪ This light ♪ ♪ Will shine ♪ ♪ Unbroken tonight ♪ ♪ Shine ♪ ♪ Inside ♪ ♪ ♪ (water bubbling) The hand sanitizer contains isopropyl alcohol.
I'm not asking you about that.
It's an antiseptic and works by killing microbial cells.
It was used as early as the 1300s... Morgan!
There's vodka in the water bottle.
Also an antiseptic.
(sighs) (birds squawking) (ropes creaking) OFFICER: Hi, how're you doing?
MICHAEL: All right.
ANNIKA: Check in the berth.
I think a panel has been replaced weirdly.
And, uh, your daughter's school's been calling the station.
I imagine she's won a prize of some sort.
(phone ringing) This is my chance to lobby for the inclusion of the Norwegian sagas as part of the curriculum.
She's done what?
(explosion roars) (birds screeching) Are you all right?
ANNIKA: Uh, yeah, yeah, he's fine to keep working.
Light duties for him, okay?
He prefers being busy.
What about the crime scene?
We've got a team down there salvaging and reconstructing.
So then have Michael oversee it.
Say it suits his skillset.
It's a management word.
I understand it.
So give it a go and if you want any more, just ask.
I've got loads more.
The device was meant to go off at sea, Annika.
It could've been a lot worse.
I know, I know.
At least now, we've got a chance of, um... piecing it together.
I meant for you.
Have you spoken to your daughter?
She, she's having some problems at school, but yes, I've spoken to her.
It's important she knows you're all right.
As does your team.
Oh, you mean I should go and talk to them.
Am I... am I okay...
I just called you Diane.
It's, it's my name.
♪ ♪ BLAIR: Sharks don't really have noses.
They've got these olfactory lamellae, which interact with organic molecules in the water and alert them to prey.
I'm just saying a bunch of sharks are coming down the Clyde because you blew up a corpse.
Smelled it from Greenland, apparently.
Okay, everyone seems to have processed things all right.
So, the victim was Ronnie Kidd.
He's 28 years old.
He was an art teacher at St. Blane's Academy on the Isle of Bute.
MICHAEL: And the Valkyrie has a mooring spot in Bute Harbor.
Good chance that's where it set off.
And we have these things.
(plastic bag crinkling) ANNIKA: The, uh, carvings, they look Viking to me-- and I'm not just saying that to feel at home.
The killer also brought explosives, so it was clearly premeditated.
My guess is he took the boat's dinghy back to shore.
You stick a wee responder on an IED, call it up on a mobile, and bang.
That's what I'd do.
The panel on the berth you mentioned.
Yeah, yeah, I mean, we've certainly... got the crime scene.
It's just, you know, in a billion pieces.
Yeah, it's gonna take some reconstructing.
So I'll need you... to head that up, and the, the rest of us will go over to Bute early tomorrow and we'll pick it up from there.
Oh, you're keeping me behind?
It suits your skillset.
(dubious chuckle) It does what?
♪ ♪ Hey.
Uh, that was a joke, by the way, the shark thing.
I hope I didn't... No, it was good.
Listen, how do you scare a kid off booze?
MORGAN: I'm being parented with a website about liver damage?
Yes, because no one believes you use vodka as a mouthwash.
Do you count your units?
We're not talking about me.
We're not talking about me either, not proper.
Sorry, what did you say?
It won't happen again.
Who the hell is selling you vodka, because I can get an officer down there to... (cabinet door creaks) Ah, right.
(cabinet door slams, bottles rattle) So am I allowed to go upstairs, or do I have an A.A. meeting somewhere?
Why are you being snippy with me?
(sighs) I could sail a boat before I could walk.
Actually, that's ridiculous.
I could probably draw a picture of a boat before I could walk.
Either way, it was early.
And the first time I saw a dead body was out to sea.
Floating upwards with a life jacket on.
I thought he was swimming, but when I shouted, he didn't answer.
So, I tied a rope to him and towed him back to shore.
Never found out what happened to him.
I was 13.
So the body could've been mine floating in the sea today, so if anyone's bloody drinking... (chuckling): It's... it's me.
(bottle cap popping) (cap closing) (gagging): Christ.
(strained): She could've put a mixer in it.
♪ ♪ Did Oban agree to your daughter coming?
I don't have any choice.
She's been suspended.
Can you hang out with her?
She's not talking to me.
♪ ♪ (bag clattering) We're being met by Sergeant Tam Glenn.
He's set up an incident room for us.
Oh, he's found us a blackboard, has he?
(snorts) Play nice, will you?
(sighs) Oh, hello, article here about Bute being the jurisdiction of the Norse king Ketill Flatnose, which I will read aloud to you.
How come Michael gets to stay in Glasgow?
"By the year 800, a new force had appeared "on the Scottish Sea and given concern especially "to the southwest of Scotland.
These were the Norsemen, or Vikings."
BLAIR: The baker onboard the Titanic was a guy called Charles Joughin.
He survived two hours in the Atlantic before being rescued.
You want to know how he did it?
He drunk a pint of whiskey and kept warm and alive long enough to shout for help.
Why would you tell me this?
Because if we sink, it'll be the drunk one who'll have to do the shouting.
I'm not drunk.
Then I guess we'll both drown.
♪ ♪ (ship horn blares, birds squawking) (child talking indistinctly) TAM: Aye, aye.
Did you get your daughter settled in?
Yes, thanks for having us.
Oh, no bother.
Takes off my desk.
How long have you got?
Aye, just trying not to get blown up before then.
You'd rather go out on a parking ticket?
Yes and no.
Do you have a car that I can use while I'm here?
Do you use it for catching sheep?
(chuckling): Oo-hoo, well, I've been briefed on the case, boss, and I don't think a sheep did it.
(birds squawking) ♪ ♪ TAM: Okay.
The victim, Ronnie Kidd, he worked at the academy here and he lived in the north of the town, here, and his boat was moored here, just down from the harbor.
CCTV on the mooring?
Oh, it doesn't cover that far.
Next of kin is a brother, Grant, and he worked at the quarry.
We told him yesterday.
Did you tell Ronnie's employer, too?
Well, anyone else know?
I guess the person that killed him.
Uh, Ronnie's boat was found ten miles up the Firth, so I've been looking at how far it drifted.
The coast guard could brief you.
It's okay, I worked it out.
So, I modeled the tides, and I'm 84% certain that the Valkyrie left Bute on Friday night.
TYRONE: A motorized dinghy is missing from it.
We assume the killer took it to get back to the shore.
We'll get looking.
Need anything else from me?
They'll be times when I try to bum a cigarette off you.
Um, it'll be hard to resist, because I'm a rank, but stay strong.
Right you are.
Otherwise, that's it.
Thank you, Sergeant.
He's pretty relaxed.
It's not his murder.
We'll need to talk to Ronnie's brother at his quarry.
I'll take that one.
Did you already do a schist rock joke?
It's like you don't know me.
Tyrone, take a look over Ronnie's house.
I'll go to his school.
And Blair... you're not intimidating anyone with your "84%".
(birds squawking) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (woman vocalizing) (door shuts) Walking the shop floor?
(chuckles) You know me.
I'm a woman of the people.
(clattering) How are you getting on?
Yeah, retrieved the knife that killed him.
One of the few things that isn't in pieces.
And does it give us anything?
Well, it's an outdoor survival knife sold in only one place on Bute.
Or it was bought online like everything else.
And how are you?
(phone ringing distantly) Well, I feel a wee bit out of the loop.
I asked Annika to keep you back.
"Skillset" was yours, was it?
She didn't give you up.
That's because she's learning how to lead a team.
You know, my family pretended to be disappointed when I didn't get the job.
But they were secretly relieved.
Took me out to dinner.
Never seen them in a better mood.
It's not going to be easy for Annika.
(inhales) Well, thanks for the chat.
(papers shifting) You did very well talking up to management.
It must have been intimidating.
I'll add it to my skillset.
See, you're a natural.
You'll get your shot, Michael.
Just not now.
(birds squawking) KARINA: How did he die?
ANNIKA: At present, the death is unexplained.
Do you need a minute?
(exhales) I'm ok. How was he as a teacher?
When did you last see him?
End of school on Friday.
I called him on Monday and again this morning when he didn't appear.
And did you notice any change in behavior?
Was he worried about anything?
Not that I can recall, no.
Well, if you... think of anything later that might be useful, just give me a call.
Nice school you've got.
I imagine the students are happy.
Any drug or alcohol problems?
What do you mean?
Tomorrow we're releasing a statement about Ronnie's death, so you might want to say something in assembly.
Just an idea.
(school bell rings) ♪ ♪ WORKER: Oi!
(explosion booms) (rumbling) (panting) (high-pitched ringing) (distressed sigh) Ear feels weird.
You'll have burst an eardrum.
Who are you?
I need to ask you some questions about your brother.
And if you could answer a bit louder than normal, that'd be great.
Let me get you looked over first.
(sighing) I mean, I can see how it'd play out.
I ask Morgan if a change of school would help settle her, one that does kayaking and, and the Nordic sagas.
And then she asks if it's the place where the art teacher was murdered.
It's a tough one to gloss over.
Looks like the head was thinking the same thing; or she was thinking where to get a supply teacher at short notice.
Yeah, go on.
Have a good day.
This is me and Morgan right here.
Shameful late drop-off?
She was seeing her therapist.
(birds squawking) Ten years at the school gates and I'm yet to nail the mum banter.
(phone ringing) (car starting) D.I.
TYRONE: So, Ronnie's house showed signs of a break-in.
Back door was forced.
Yes, Blair's fine, thanks for asking.
And I talked to Ronnie's neighbor.
She reckons it was Grant who broke in, must've been on Friday night.
Did she see him do it?
Well, no, but he's done it before.
She's seen a lot of drunken fights spill out onto the street, apparently.
I am so sorry.
(Blair sighs) Really want to rewind this investigation.
Hey, I feel getting blown up is a Marine Homicide thing now.
We should get badges like the Girl Scouts do.
He's the one who saved me from much worse, actually.
Big slab of a man.
Did you talk to him?
No, I think he's in the office.
Sure there's some paperwork 'cause of this.
Hearty soup, that's what you need.
(liquid pouring) You having tea?
Two teas, please.
(muffled silverware clattering) Hello.
Sigi, do you want cake?
Just the tea.
(distantly): Just the tea.
So that's my name.
Are you Scandinavian?
I noticed the scarf.
My mum made me learn those letters when I was like five.
My godmother made it.
Can I have a sip of your drink?
I've got a cold sore.
I'd still like some.
(slurping) (bell ringing) Have this.
It's cold out there.
(birds chittering) I slept at Ronnie's Friday night.
Couldn't drive home.
Had a skinful.
And why did you break in?
Well, he wasn't there, was he?
Now we know why.
And did you stay all night?
Once I'm out, I'm spark out.
It's not the first time you've smashed the place up, though, is it, Grant?
I've seen your PCs.
Just brother stuff.
He was found with some stones from your quarry.
It's only rubble.
Well, not to him; he carved them.
I don't know about that.
(plastic bag crinkling) Have a look.
(crinkling) These little figures.
What's that about?
Maybe they're burial stones, given he ended up in the Clyde.
What are you doing about that?
His body was the first thing we retrieved.
So I should bloody hope.
And he was only there because his boat exploded.
And then one of our officers got caught in another explosion at your quarry.
So you see why we're talking to you, don't you, Grant?
They're a bit small for burial stones.
I'd say they're more like Nordic love tokens.
What do you think?
Don't think anything.
It can't all have been arguing.
You must've talked to each other sometimes.
Not about stuff like that.
Stuff like what?
Kind of naïve, these carvings, almost childlike.
Ronnie had a thing for girls.
TYRONE: At his school?
He was seeing one who was 15.
Said society had a cultural hang-up about it.
What do you think?
It turns my stomach.
She called round mine looking for him yesterday.
I told her he died.
She got very upset.
So it was serious.
(scoffs) In his head, who knows?
But yeah, definitely in hers.
What was the girl's name?
♪ ♪ (woman vocalizing) ♪ ♪ Ready?
Race you to the top.
(exhales) (wind whipping) (woman vocalizing) (exhales) It's beautiful, isn't it?
(rope tearing) Wait, what are you doing-- Sigi, nae!
(loud thud) What do you do?
I mean, on this spot 900 years ago, a 15-year-old Viking was considered an adult.
Fighting in battle, drinking fermented mead or whatever, and getting dashed on the rocks.
And now look at us!
We've not moved on at all.
Hey, hey, hey.
It's my fault.
I just need to meet someone and they die.
She isn't dead, and this hasn't got anything to do with you.
How come you're out here?
(car doors closing) Wanted a walk.
(liquid sloshing) Did you drink all of this?
Not all of it.
This was at the base of the climb.
You okay, Morgan?
I feel sick.
Here, eat this.
That'll soak it up.
Where did you get that scarf?
It's Sigi's, the girl who fell.
I met her at the café.
(distant clattering) Do you need me to contact anyone else?
Her mother was the other time I was here.
Cancer ward, though.
What happened yesterday, Per?
Well, she... She asked to go for a climb.
We hadn't been getting on lately, so I was glad.
I like it when we do things together.
We found a carved stone at the spot you climbed from, etchings engraved in it.
That art teacher filling her head with... Sigi said they were in love.
When did you find out?
She left her phone on the table and it buzzed with a message from him.
I feel sick thinking about it.
Why didn't you go to the police?
Because I went to the school to get him fired.
I talked to the head, she said she would talk to him to make him leave.
Talk to him.
Should've gutted him!
Per, Ronnie Kidd is dead.
We found his body on his boat Friday night.
Did you know anything about that?
You said you wanted to gut him.
I said someone should!
I didn't say I did!
It's okay, Per.
My daughter is in surgery.
He's saying I'm a murderer.
I wouldn't blame you.
Look, on Friday, I was at home, then at the school, and then back home.
Sigi found out he was dead yesterday.
That is why she wanted to fall?
♪ ♪ (speaking Norwegian) (sighing): Sorry.
Got a rush of blood.
Did you get anything out of that?
What I got that the head teacher's been lying to us.
What did he say at the end?
"I am broken."
She was also being groomed by Ronnie Kidd, which you knew about, and didn't tell us.
Her father made an allegation on Friday, so I called Ronnie in.
Told him he had to resign or we'd take the matter further.
(scoffs softly) He was even righteous about it.
Said they were in love, stupid man.
I had hoped that when he didn't turn up on Monday he'd just left, saved the school the shame.
(humorless laugh) Would you send your daughter here if you knew that one of the teachers liked underage girls?
Depends if the school dealt with it properly.
Well, someone dealt with it.
(children playing, shrieking outside) Where were you on Friday night?
I was at home.
I went to bed early with a brandy after an awful day.
And how was Sigi's father when you saw him?
(sighs) He struggled to control his temper, but why should he?
If someone had abused my daughter... (bell ringing) (on screen): I can come in.
Look, you need rest, and entirely unrelated, Morgan needs a babysitter.
Have you had the fiskesuppe?
I left some out.
(on screen): Yep.
ANNIKA (on screen): Morgan eat it?
(on screen): Couldn't get enough of it.
(on screen): Hey, do you need me for this?
Mm, we're starting, sorry.
Okay, so, on Friday Per Gunderson finds out that his daughter is being groomed by Ronnie Kidd.
He visits Karina, who tells Ronnie to resign but he refuses.
The next time he's seen is on his boat on the Clyde with rocks in his pockets and a knife in his chest.
It's a survival knife, and that place on Bute hasn't sold any recently, but you can get them anywhere.
Sometimes used by climbers.
Sigi's, or her dad's, probably.
Could Sigi not have been on the boat, too?
And then maybe dad turns up and finds them there on a Friday and just snaps?
Per used his bank card on the high street at 6:00 that evening.
Oh, so he didn't go straight home like he said?
Right, but what about activity on Grant's card?
I mean, the man breaks into Ronnie's house at 3:00 in the morning and doesn't remember anything else.
He could've killed Ronnie on the boat, set it drifting, and then made it back by then.
Yeah, I hear you, Tyrone.
Well, who else here blows things up?
No, I think Grant's in play, just bring Per in for me first, will you?
Michael, can you try and inspire the forensics team?
Oh, is that because you need some specific evidence?
I can see takeout boxes.
(birds twittering) MORGAN: It's not funny.
Back things happen to people I like.
No, they don't.
I called Mum and her boat blew up.
The school called her.
Because of me.
I think you're stretching it.
I met Sigi and she fell.
I talked to you on the ferry and you nearly blew up too.
It was fun and games when it was other people, but now it's me, I think we should burn you at the stake.
So, what's with the vodka?
I sit next to a girl with a nut allergy.
I heard it could disinfect the mouth in case I accidentally ate something and gave her anaphylaxis and then I kind of liked how it make me feel.
How do I delete a check-in?
I don't want people to know I've been to that rock now.
Give it over.
Actually, that's a good point, little miss voodoo.
Are you working now?
Talk to your mum.
She's trying to mother you and because you don't let her, she's mothering me.
And that's weird.
♪ ♪ (birds squawking) (inhales sharply) If Per Gunderson was in a Nordic saga, family honor would mean he'd have to kill Ronnie.
And then all of Ronnie's relatives, and then relatives of relatives, and then burn down the school and then the town.
Then he might have to kill his daughter, too.
I mean, he hasn't gone that far.
I imagine he's feeling some of the same things.
Per Gunderson interview?
(chuckling): Whoa, hold up.
And you are?
Liz Dunbar, his lawyer.
Uh, and I'm detective inspector, and you can't be in here.
Then can you direct me to the interview room, please?
It's... Nice shoes.
PER GUNDERSON: I've already talked to you.
Why am I in an interview room?
It's okay, Per, we're just... we're just trying to clear this whole thing up for everyone's sake.
(speaking Norwegian) My client is understandably upset, but of course we are here to cooperate.
And it would be helpful if we didn't speak in Norwegian.
As you know, we're investigating the murder of Ronnie Kidd, who we believe was murdered on his boat at some point on Friday night.
Well, that's an awfully big window, don't you think?
Which is why we're interested in your movements that night.
Well, give us an exact time of the alleged offense and we will give you an exact alibi.
Until then I advise you not to comment.
(sighs) TYRONE: As you told us yourself, Ronnie Kidd was grooming your daughter and there were a number of stones found around his body similar to the one found next to your daughter at the base of the climb.
Look, what we're really looking for here is not a reminder of a very traumatic incident, but a direct question we can answer or some actual evidence that my client is involved in Mr. Kidd's death.
We have a strong motive.
Oh, well done.
Do you have the boat?
Uh, yes, um... the boat suffered some damage.
Uh... but we... we have the body, um, and the knife that killed him.
It's an outdoor knife, a, uh, a climber's knife, and it's being examined for DNA.
Have you ever been on Ronnie Kidd's boat?
You took some money out on the high street at 6:00 P.M. that evening, didn't you?
I went to see Liz about the situation at the school and then I went home.
DUNBAR: Well, I've certainly enjoyed our chat about cash machines, but in the meantime if you find some DNA on the boat matching my client's, please don't hesitate to get in touch, and we can have a proper conversation.
Well, I feel like this is a proper conversation, Liz.
Well, I'm glad you're getting something from it, but it is late, and my client needs to get back to the hospital, so if that's all...?
ANNIKA: Um, thank you for coming.
♪ ♪ (switch clicks) (door closes) If I get into trouble, will you get her in for me?
I mean she's right about the, uh, DNA.
(phone chirps) Oh, it's Blair.
Fancy a drink?
So, according to her social media, Sigi checked in around 9:00 p.m. on Friday night here.
She wouldn't get served though, would she?
You say that Tyrone, but I've discovered that kids are wily, and very much have a Viking attitude as to when you're an adult.
Got any mead?
Do you remember seeing... this girl on Friday night?
It was busy, though.
You can ask your man.
He was here.
Okay, one nil to you.
What happened on Friday, Grant?
I saw him pull up with Sigi and I went out to him.
He said it was time for them to stop hiding.
I told him beasts get arrested and he should go home on his own.
Did you get into a fight?
He couldn't see it.
He couldn't understand it.
Did you take the fight back to his boat?
I walked off.
Got a bottle from the offy, drank it in the park.
The guy there, he'll remember me.
He said he missed me because I'd been two weeks dry up till then.
Too pished to go home, so... Why would Ronnie bring Sigi here?
Was it his regular?
Knew his audience?
ANNIKA: Do you remember seeing her?
One of the teachers.
She was sat with a bunch of them by the window.
♪ ♪ ANNIKA: Obstruction, um, perverting the course of justice.
I'm just making a list of current chargeable offenses.
I can get into how much jail time each one brings if you like.
Or you could just start telling us the truth.
I saw Ronnie scuffling with his brother outside, so I went to talk to him and Sigi was there.
I was so bloody furious after that morning.
I was a bit drunk so I went out to tell him how much damage he was doing.
Yes, to me!
To, to the school, to Sigi.
I'm glad Ronnie's dead.
I hate to say it, but I am.
You do so much for those children and there's so much expectation and, and responsibility.
And it's hard to get right, and then a member of your own team...
I saw how it would've looked if I screamed at him, so I went home like I told you.
Did you go out again?
Whose is that?
It belongs to my wife, Liz.
ANNIKA: Looks like the Runic alphabet Sigi had on her scarf.
Well, Liz sometimes made scarves for Sigi.
She's her godmother.
Per's lawyer is Sigi's godmother?
Where is she now?
She's at the office.
She was called in to work.
You're going to see Liz just to confirm that I was here on Friday night?
She won't be able to, will she, Karina?
Because she was out herself.
She was working then too, I'm, I'm sure of it.
You keep telling yourself that.
(sighs) ♪ ♪ She was too good at the interview.
Way too invested.
So she was using it to see how much we knew.
She couldn't cut it short fast enough as soon as we mentioned we had the boat and the knife.
We haven't got anything off either yet.
But there'll be something.
It wasn't a, a sniper shot from a mile away.
She shoved that knife in.
It wasn't gentle.
That's why she needed the boat to sink.
I'll get Tam over here.
And we should bring Karina in too.
Mmm... (car approaching) ♪ ♪ ANNIKA: Liz!
♪ ♪ Her phone is switched off, and I can't track her car, (on speaker phone): but there have been three calls from her office in the last two hours.
Tam's on his way to Liz's house.
He'll get DNA while he's there.
You could probably get it from the scarf Morgan's been wearing.
Liz made it.
So in addition to the boat exploding, your daughter's been wearing (on phone): the suspect's clothes?
Well... don't put it like that!
BLAIR (on phone): Okay, the calls from Liz's office were to a company called A-Plus Travel Solutions.
For anyone with the right budget, they do logistics for whatever trip you want.
If she's running, she's running properly.
That's the thing about Valkyries.
They don't run.
(voiceover): They fly.
When a dispute arose in first century Bute, the rights and wrongs of the matter were debated by lawyers.
They had lawyers in first century Bute?
They'd had dealt with small matters like, uh, you know, burning down a hut or stealing an elk or something.
But sometimes it would be a blood feud and then a lawyer might pick who lived and who died.
Lawyers were the real Valkyries, not the crazy ones with the looms.
Although, as it happens, this one did have a loom too.
(tires squeal) ANNIKA: Blair, you still on the line?
BLAIR (on phone): Aye.
Been enjoying the stuff about elks or whatever it was.
I need you to do something.
♪ ♪ (tires squeal) (car doors open, close) Liz!
You, you don't get to decide that.
I have decided.
All right, but don't make the pilot an accessory.
He has deniability.
He's been paid and he doesn't like chatting when he's flying.
Well, I think he's clearly missing out on a good story.
(engine starting) I still don't think you're making the right choice.
There is the law, and there is doing what is right, and I chose that.
Yeah, that's, that's the debate you have on day one of law school, Liz.
You're better than that.
Look at what he did to Sigi.
What he did to Karina and her school.
He had a chance to disappear and he didn't take it.
That's the other mess.
Karina's spent the last two days lying to the police.
That's all you've got on her.
Well, now she's lost her lawyer.
The boat didn't sink in time.
It's been unraveling since then.
Well, "Let justice be done, though the world may perish."
(gate rattling) Don't.
What are you gonna do?
Jump on the wing?
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ It feels weird not putting the cuffs on.
Are you thinking about that law quote she gave you?
I wanna say that thing about being mates.
That's the one.
(both laughing) Which one of us is Bogart?
Of course I'm Bogart.
What's, what's the matter with you?
(sighs) Liz Dunbar was detained as she landed in Ireland.
Annika sent a local officer over there to process her.
The team will be back tomorrow.
And was the retrieval of the knife significant?
Not at all.
Maybe it'll have its moment when it gets to court.
It's fine, honestly.
She missed you up there, Michael.
(scoffs) I missed her too, actually.
Felt a bit weird not being on the ground over there, you know?
Well, I don't know if she definitely missed you.
I haven't spoken to her yet.
But she probably did.
Okay, I'm going back to my desk now.
Do you want me to tell her that you missed her?
Get her the evidence she needs.
And get her some of those horrible sweeties that she likes.
(distant telephone ringing) MORGAN: Have you got any whiskey?
ANNIKA: For Sigi?
No, I think the chocolates are better.
Do you mean for you?
Because it doesn't fix things, it just... it pushes it down the track.
Blair told me a baker on the Titanic drank some and it kept him alive when the boat sank.
♪ ♪ Do you worry about sinking boats?
I worry about everything.
All the time.
Would it be helpful to talk to someone?
You know, to... work it through?
I could talk to Sigi when she's better.
I think she's got enough on her plate.
I was thinking of... a professional.
That would be good.
I'll sort it out.
And you owe me a scarf.
Yeah, I'll knit you one.
Yeah, because you've got so much free time.
I can make time.
I can work a bit from home.
I can... order a loom.
Please don't order a loom.
Well done on the case.
You're a good mum.
I mean, she escaped on a plane.
She didn't escape.
She flew off!
I'm going to the vending machine.
She flew to a different country!
♪ ♪ (click) ♪ ♪ OPERATOR (on speaker): Police emergency.
MAN (on speaker): There's a bloke in the water.
You need to get someone out here, okay?
Well, who's died?
Oh that's another role of the Marine Homicide Unit.
MAN: Are you worried something bad will happen to your mother?
She loves her job.
She loves you too.
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♪ ♪ (woman vocalizing) ♪ ♪ NICK WALKER: We wanted to introduce the audience to this character through the creation of a brand new police unit.
So we, we invented the Marine Homicide Unit with a small team that specialized in investigating crimes in water.
And that was our starting point.
I think one of the things that's going to be really appealing to the audience is that there are three strong women in this team.
You know, we obviously have Michael and Tyrone, but we've got Diane, we've got Annika, and we've got Blair.
And it's gonna be great for a female audience, you know, being able to see really good role models.
I just called you Diane.
It's, it's my name.
NICOLA WALKER: You know, I never expected Nick to go down the route of the cliché of the hard-bitten female boss.
Diane is more complicated than that.
Annika is so direct because she's got that Scandinavian heritage that makes her quite bold in her statements.
Uh, and interestingly, Diane is... she's very similar.
She's very... and that's what we've been talking about when we're doing scenes.
Don't want them to think I'm a dick for having a big private office, you know.
Want to be a team player.
This is your office, isn't it?
KATE DICKIE: She's a real champion of women, actually, and a real champion of Annika and the way she sort of investigates.
She thinks she's brilliant.
Annika is the leader of the team.
JAMIE SIVES: She's just rocked up to take the post of boss in this new unit that's been put together.
I think she's one of the best kinds of leaders that she realizes that it's a team effort.
You know, they all rely on each other.
But equally when things go wrong, she's... she'll be the first to put her hand up and take responsibility.
NICK WALKER: I always really liked small ensembles in these kinds of shows.
So we've given her a team of three other detectives and we thought really carefully about what that sort of blend of detectives were.
And we decided that each one would have, you know, a particular kind of specialism.
NICOLA WALKER: Michael is the team search diver.
On one level, that's, you know, that's his job and he's brilliant at it.
Call that an instinct.
NICOLA WALKER: Of course there's another level that they know each other quite well.
SIVES: Michael's had a little bit of history with Annika.
They were at... in police college together.
They haven't seen each other for, for a while, but my character's had designs on the top job and Annika has come in to fill that post.
So my nose is being put out a wee bit because of that.
I don't think Annika thinks it was ever his job.
It was always hers.
NICK WALKER: DS Tyrone Clark, who's new to the unit, he's come straight out of border command, which is... we've, we've invented as a kind of drugs patrolling thing and he wanted to look for something a bit more different, and he's really keen to prove himself.
NICOLA WALKER: Tyrone's fascinating.
She thinks he's brilliant and she knows that he needs to relax into the fact that he's part of a team.
That no one expects him to solve cases on his own.
(gate rattling) Don't.
What are you gonna do?
Jump on the wing?
ROACH: Tyrone is the goal-focused kind of action man of the team.
He's used to maybe a different pace of things and a, a different way of attacking problems.
You know, joining this new family kind of presents him with a new mentor, in a sense, with Annika, and a new way of approaching how to think around the problem as opposed to attack the problem.
So I modeled the tides and I'm 84% certain that the Valkyrie left Bute on Friday night NICK WALKER: And then we have DS Blair Ferguson, she's the one who has access to all the particular sorts of specialist information that the team might need in order to support the investigation.
KATIE LEUNG: Blair is the senior analyst in the team and she deals with all the kind of data and technology, um, of the investigations.
So she's kind of... the really brainy one, I guess.
NICOLA WALKER: Keep an eye on Blair because without her we... there's a lot of times we would be completely lost during cases, and she does it so effortlessly.
Maybe would be considered a, you know, a misfit in another unit, as would Annika, as would Michael, and probably Tyrone.
I think what I'm realizing is that we're the perfect mix... (laughing): ...of misfits.
We work together very well, but we would probably be considered quite unusual independently (laughing): if we worked in other units.