♪ ♪ Call me Annika.
It's a new unit, I should've got cupcakes.
MAN: Looks like he put up a fight.
(gunshot, screams) I'm sorry.
She loves her job.
She loves you, too.
ANNIKA: I'm a really good detective.
I always get to the truth.
Let's see how this plays out.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (thunder claps) (whimpers) (click) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (electronic beep) MAN: This is the Clyde Coast Guard.
I've got a body tangled in a net.
Something's sticking in him.
Quick as you can!
♪ Throw a line ♪ ♪ Between us ♪ ♪ Shadows blaze inside ♪ ♪ This light ♪ ♪ Will shine ♪ ♪ Unbroken tonight ♪ Call me Annika.
Captain Ahab spends a year hunting Moby Dick, and it's a pretty challenging year by anyone's standards; typhoons hit the boat, lightning strikes the mast, and pretty sure he loses a false leg, and also most of his crew, including his first mate, Starbuck.
Actually, can I get a coffee?
When Ahab finally sights the whale, he launches his harpoon, but it flips his tail and smashes his boat to pieces.
Ahab gets the line caught around his neck, and, well, he's dragged in to the water where he basically drowns.
And... (snaps fingers) that's him gone.
It's a terrible voyage.
Everyone goes mad, and no one even knows if the whale dies or not.
(radio chatter) ♪ ♪ ANNIKA: One thing I do know?
This great white whale definitely did.
So well done for getting DI.
Bit flowery, but otherwise, it's a very moving sentiment.
Coast Guard call it in?
Yeah, he's pretty shaken up.
So do we all get these jackets then?
Oh, this might be yours actually, it's pretty... it's roomy.
So did you do it?
That's what you're leading with, is it?
Well, sometimes you get lucky with an early confession.
You haven't changed.
Yes I have.
Get him to the morgue, I'll see you tomorrow.
(sighs) ♪ ♪ ♪ Throw a line ♪ ♪ Into the darkness ♪ ♪ We are shadows, blaze inside ♪ ♪ This light will shine ♪ ♪ Unbroken tonight ♪ ♪ Shine ♪ ♪ Inside ♪ (birds squawking) ANNIKA: This is how I went to school.
Look how popular it made me.
You haven't got any friends.
Yeah, but not... because of the boat.
MORGAN: The new school's not even on the river, I have to walk the rest of the way.
ANNIKA: Well, then you can describe this bit, the wind in your hair, the spray in your face.
MORGAN: Everyone will think I've been arrested!
ANNIKA: I've got to say, Morgan, I'm not ruling that out.
♪ ♪ (birds squawking) Want me to bring your tea, ma'am?
No, I'll, I'll do it out there.
Don't want them to think I'm a dick for having a big private office, you know.
Wanna be a team player.
(phone ringing in background) This is your office, isn't it?
I'll... ♪ ♪ Morning, everyone.
I'm DI Annika Strandhed.
I know you weren't expecting to start for another week, but a early morning body waits for no man.
So let's take it as red we've done the name games and the trust exercises and... make a start.
Just through there.
Ooh, body sensor.
♪ ♪ From documentation on the body, the victim is Arthur Hendry, the owner of... Oh, hiya.
DS Clark, is it?
Did they send you the notes?
I read them in the cab, I can jump in if you want.
From documentation on the body, the victim is Arthur Hendry, owner of Aquatic Watch, a wee boat business where folk can photograph whales, dolphins and, I don't know, mermaids.
Reported missing by his wife, Isla.
ANNIKA: Okay, thank you.
Oh, come on.
Pathology have sent us an estimate of between 20 and 2200 hours for time of death.
He was already dead when he was dumped in the water.
We'll be breaking the news to the relatives after this, so I, I don't know if you wanna... Yeah, yeah, just, holiday's over.
Cause of death, um... well, a massive harpoon to the head.
Michael's our search diver, and almost immediately spotted the harpoon might be a factor.
Call that an instinct.
Okay, we'll need a search area for where the body was dumped, factor in the storm earlier that day.
Was a bastard, wasn't it?
I lost a weather balloon.
You have your own weather balloon?
Not any more.
ANNIKA: So it's a... new unit, I should've got cupcakes, but I've got some, uh, salted licorice from Norway, it's an acquired taste.
I'll leave it here.
Uh... (licorice clattering) and then you can just help yourselves.
♪ ♪ I was sent on a leadership course before taking this job.
I went on a mini-break to Madrid instead.
I regret that now.
♪ ♪ (lights switching on) Get yourself home, Finlay.
♪ ♪ Can I use your phone?
(phone ringing) (birds chirping) ANNIKA: Could you tell us when you last saw your husband, Isla?
At this time yesterday.
And then where did he go?
We don't know.
But you were all supposed to meet later for dinner at the Green Garden?
For his birthday.
Would he have gone in to work?
No, I don't think so.
We've no bookings, the casuals have gone for the season.
Finlay's the only one left.
TYRONE: Who's Finlay?
Cousin, looks after the boat yard.
Was your father in any trouble?
Did he have any recent run-ins or...?
(sobbing) Oh, do we have to do this now?
ANNIKA: I, I know it's a shock, we'll give you some space, but I'm afraid we have to identify the body.
(sniffles) I'll do it.
(sobs) ♪ ♪ So, I don't know if you're an expert on the history of harpoons, but I am.
Or, rather, Google is.
And I can tell you that they date back to paleolithic times.
And there's a reference to them in the Bible, and of course Herman Melville had a lot to say about them in "Moby-Dick."
And me too, as it happens, because I think death by harpoon suggests someone is trying to get a point across.
There are quite a few injuries.
♪ ♪ I'm afraid you have to say it.
♪ ♪ We'll arrange for you to have it back.
We fished all our lives.
Oh Christ, what a life.
Then we saw this boat for sale.
Painted it, did trips for the tourists, made a real go of it.
We wanted to retire.
Pass something decent on to the kids.
That was the dream, anyway.
(indistinct) That swear'st grace o'erboard, no oath on shore?
Hast thou no mouth by land?
What is the news?
And then Morgan, is it?
You say "The best news is that we've safely found our king and company."
The best news is that we've safely found our king and company.
Okay, bit flat, but you're new, we'll get you there by tomorrow.
So then you exit, and Prospero enters.
(tapping phone) What's this?
Tyrone came looking for Finlay and thinks he's got the crime scene.
The body being dumped here would fit with the storm, the tidal flow, and where we pulled him out the water.
I don't need to be the first you call, but I definitely need to be in the top... three?
Did you see the open padlock?
It wasn't forced, so it must've been opened by someone with a key.
My money's on Finlay.
Well, or any of the Hendrys.
Nah, they were at the Green Garden, alibis check out.
There was a booking for four, only three show up.
Arthur was the no-show, 'cause he was getting himself killed in his own boat yard.
You, you can't make Finlay a suspect 'cause you found his prints, he, he works here.
Let me show you.
ANNIKA: Wrapping this up quickly doesn't mean you get to go back to Malaga or wherever you were.
So I think that Finlay was doing maintenance when Arthur comes in and there's a confrontation.
The conflicts in family businesses are always about power or money.
Yeah, I just don't get the impression there's much of either in this company.
Well, then maybe he was upset about not being invited to dinner.
Either way, his temper gets the better of him, and there's a struggle, there's smashed glass, a kicked in seat.
No, the storm eliminated anything useful.
But Finlay grabs a spear gun, fires it, pins the victim to the cabin.
Just because he wasn't invited to dinner?
The puncture mark on the boat matches the harpoon wound in the body, and we found a trace of blood in the cabin.
I think we've got the scene.
Okay, I buy it.
Why did you transfer?
You could've gone up the ranks of border command.
Well, arresting traffickers gets a bit same-y.
Plus, I heard about you.
What did you hear?
Well, your conviction rate was so high because of how you looked at an investigation.
And how am I looking at this one?
Well, why use a harpoon?
And why was there one on a sightseeing boat anyway?
Well, apparently you get the same conviction rate if you just stick a pin in the crime board.
(chuckles) ANNIKA: Isn't that Finlay?
TYRONE: Coming back to clean up, I bet.
ANNIKA: Hey, uh... hey, can we have a word, Finlay?
♪ ♪ Is he armed?
Maybe, how-- how is that helpful?
I didn't see.
ANNIKA: Where is he?
(loud thud) TYRONE: The unit's first arrest.
ANNIKA: Ah, let's hope they all come shrink wrapped.
Interview with Finlay Morris, time of day is stamped.
What, chatting with you when I should be having dinner with my daughter?
What do you think?
You want me to comment on your parenting?
You entered the Aquatic Watch yard at 1500 hours.
Upon seeing our official securing the site, you ran from the scene.
Thought you might be Sheriff Officers... We identified as police.
Were you surprised to see forensics at your yard?
It's not my yard.
Oh, so is that it?
You put in all the work, you're family, and yet Arthur treats you as the odd job man?
I loved him.
He was better than all of them put together.
So a father figure, was he?
And what if he was?
Some people hate their fathers.
Well, I hated mine.
And Arthur took me in.
Thanks for the sympathy.
Where were you on Friday night?
Like I told you, I was at the pub.
Yeah, only two miles from the yard.
I couldn't walk.
Ask the landlord.
If you have enough evidence to charge my client for an offense, then now will be the time to do so.
Otherwise, we won't be making any further comment.
Except to say it's been a bloody pleasure.
Are we done?
♪ ♪ (keys jangling) (sign rattling) (groans) ANNIKA: Hey, sorry!
(door shuts) Still up?
(frightened yelp) Jeez, you scared the life out of me.
How was school?
(groans) Oh, and you cooked.
Might save it till the morning.
I'm sorry, Morgan.
I want to go back to my old school.
Well, that's not an option, is it?
You don't even answer my messages.
(sighs) Well there, there was, like, a chase, and an interview with a suspect, and a crime scene, and I forgot the cupcakes, and... you know what, nothing.
I'm, I'm sorry.
Hey, maybe you're having trouble fitting in because you're so chippy!
(inhales) Okay, so, I am now going to justify, uh, my mothering strategy.
(phone ringing) Shame, 'cause it was rock solid.
MICHAEL (on phone): Finlay's in surgery.
He's been the victim of a hit and run.
(clattering, sirens in distance) Finlay went to the hotel after the interview, he was run over in a road behind the hotel, died about ten minutes ago.
We had to let him go.
Um, you catch up with the CSOs at the hotel.
Is that your daughter?
Yeah, I'd introduce you, but... We've just had our only suspect killed.
You get home.
DUSANKA: Do you have a patient named Finlay Morris here?
I'm sorry, I can't help you.
Were you asking about Finlay Morris?
Is he awake?
Look, I'm, I'm gonna make you talk to me anyway.
How about a hot drink?
(coins rattling) If you're caught up in something, I can help you.
He wanted some pills to calm him down, he was scared.
Do you want to talk about that?
♪ ♪ ANNIKA: So Finlay was on his way to get some tranquilizers when he was hit; his friend said (on phone): he was anxious about something he'd seen.
BLAIR: Did she say what?
ANNIKA (over phone): No.
But then he was knocked over, so perhaps he was right to be anxious.
BLAIR (on phone): Hm.
ANNIKA: Do the Hendrys know?
BLAIR (on phone): Family Liaison was there first thing.
We've been told about Finlay.
Mum says I'm not very good at processing things.
(sighs) It's a hard thing to process.
The death of your dad, and now your cousin.
Was Finlay scared about something, or someone, in particular?
He didn't really talk to me much.
Would he have said anything to your mum or your sister?
They're inside if you wanna ask.
Found him on the road.
He can't fly.
Could you help me with him?
Well, you know, you could, uh, take him to a vet, they might...
I can't drive.
Maybe an Uber?
♪ ♪ ANNIKA: So a friend saw Finlay shout at the driver of the car.
Something about not keeping quiet anymore.
She couldn't see the driver, though.
Then he was run over by a green four by four.
Sounds like he might've witnessed the murder, wanted something for it, and then someone decided to shut him up.
BLAIR: Finlay also owned a green four by four.
CCTV's got it driving a few streets away half an hour after the accident.
When Finlay was in hospital.
So either it was coincidentally stolen, or the driver run him over with his own truck.
Let's go, let's find it.
And we've isolated an unknown DNA at the yard.
Could be something.
BLAIR: Could be our killer.
Well, that's the best we've got so far.
You said he had something from the pub manager?
Yeah, he said he let Finlay use the phone the morning after the murder.
The number he called was registered to a Mandy Howson.
I've got her home and work address.
Well, you do one, I'll do the other?
♪ ♪ Play nicely.
It's a pigeon.
(pigeon cooing) So obviously we're all thrilled about the body count doubling.
Anyone near to being arrested?
We're a new unit.
Well, you know Michael, they're not completely new.
I remember him being a lot funnier.
Yeah, that's what happens, I used to be hilarious.
I've arranged for a press conference today.
Clear it up, Annika.
Was this not day one of that leadership course?
(quietly): Uh, yeah, day two.
I thought we were getting a press officer?
Yeah, well, look, let's just try to get through it.
I've got my daughter's play in... well, pretty much, now.
(clears throat) Okay, ladies and gentlemen, you've read the statement about the deaths of Arthur Hendry and Finlay Morris.
We're treating both deaths as suspicious, and I would urge anyone with any information to contact the Marine Homicide Unit.
DS McAndrews will give you the contact numbers.
He'll give you them in due course.
Were both murders at the boatyard?
That information hasn't been made public.
(microphone squeaks) The hit and run was outside the Foxglove Hotel.
Two people in the same family, could it be a serial killer?
We're steering clear of speculation, thanks.
Yeah, um, especially, um, stuff like that.
But you haven't ruled it out?
Rest assured, we're working hard to solve this case.
In the meantime, try to avoid releasing unauthorized information, it doesn't help us or the family.
Just trying to do my job here.
As are we all, we're done.
Thanks for coming, especially you.
You're a real treat.
♪ ♪ Who the hell is she?
Why didn't you wrestle her to the ground?
You know, we used to be better at this?
I went for your job.
What, leading the unit?
I've lived in this city most of my life.
I don't know how many bodies I've pulled out of its waters.
That job is mine, Annika.
That's a standard Breminar, okay?
(indistinct chatter) Mandy Howson?
What's this about?
The murders of Arthur Hendry and Finlay Morris.
No, you don't.
They've got nothing to do with me.
How about you come with me, Mandy?
Stay where you are.
Look, I'm just here 'cause Finlay called you.
Get away from me, I'm not involved.
♪ ♪ BOY: That swear'st grace o'erboard, not oath on shore?
Hast thou no mouth by land?
What is the news?
(mouthing words) ♪ ♪ (whispering): So when did Tyrone last check in?
BLAIR (on phone): Half an hour ago.
Haven't heard from him since.
Okay, Blair, look, I've gotta go.
I'm at my daughter's play.
You, you track him down and then leave me a message.
MORGAN: What are you doing back here?
ANNIKA: Couldn't get a seat.
You look... transformed!
I don't want to go on.
(mouthing words) That swear'st grace o'erboard, not oath on shore?
Hast thou no mouth by land?
What is the news?
(quietly): The best news is that we have safely found our king and company.
Best news is that I get taken in a crappy boat to a crappy school, to be in a totally crappy play.
(crowd murmuring, reacting) ♪ ♪ (breaks glass) (fire alarm blares) MORGAN: Why would you do that?
They're unlikely to follow us on water.
I meant hit the alarm.
So you're not tonight's talking point.
Why would you say that on stage, more to the point?
You told me to give out boat information.
Okay, it's fine, if drama's not your bag, we'll find you a different club-- how about gymnastics?
Could sign you up tomorrow.
Can't I find my own thing?
I would... (phone chimes) I would be delighted if you did.
Take you to anything, seriously.
At any time.
In this boat?
Or, or in the car.
The car's even worse.
No, that car is, is a 900 turbo classic from 1993, which is the, uh, same year that R.E.M.
had a number one... BLAIR (on phone): Tyrone's being held hostage at the sports center.
Why have you given me this?
Is this pigeon my new support animal?
BLAIR (over phone): I'm at the scene with an AR unit.
Oh, my God.
Her name is Mandy Howson, she's armed and in the room with Tyrone.
She'll only talk to the boss.
Hm, it's an overrated role.
(zips jacket, sighs) Mandy!
My name's Annika.
Can you let me know if my officer's all right?
He's stressing me out.
I'm gonna come in.
I'm quite stress-y, too, but then I've, I've just been watching a teenager in "The Tempest."
How's it going?
I've got nothing to do with this.
So why are you pointing that at my officer?
He was trying to arrest me.
Just wanted to ask some questions.
How about we swap him out, you'll still have me, and we can chat?
You were talking about Finlay.
We used to work together at the boat yard.
He called me all the time, I can't help that.
He was freaked out about something, said he only trusted me.
The last couple of days there were loads.
(heavy breathing) (phone chimes) FINLAY (recording): Mandy, I need to see you.
Something bad happened, and I don't know what to do.
(phone chimes) Pick up, Mandy!
I swear to God, it's got out of hand.
I'm not safe anymore!
ANNIKA: What got out of hand?
I don't know, do I?
Did you call him back?
I need to move on, and I can't when he keeps calling.
Move on from what?
You ever been blamed for someone's death?
Have you got any idea what that's like?
Okay, I... okay, look.
You've threatened an officer, you know I have to bring you in.
But we'll look after you, you won't be charged with anything you didn't do.
I'm a really good detective.
I always get to the truth-- well, mostly.
TYRONE (on phone): Cross-checking Mandy's DNA with the unknown at the crime scene.
ANNIKA (on phone): You sound pretty sure it's her.
Well, she did just hold me hostage for an hour, that's not nothing.
She's being processed by the duty officer.
Well, Finlay's messages sounded like he really wanted Mandy's help.
All right, I'll lead the interview with that.
(drops keys) She said that she'd been blamed for someone's death.
TYRONE: Okay, that too, then.
Are you okay?
I mean, if you need to, uh, talk to someone, you know...
I've had worse.
See you in the morning.
(exhales) ♪ ♪ Morgan!
(keyboard clacking) Ha, okay, there you are.
Where are you?
♪ ♪ Morgan's dad isn't involved.
It's a choice I made.
Could've done with the help when she was a baby.
Didn't realize that, even at 15, it'd be handy just to, I don't know, have someone saving me a seat at the school play.
Or even just to tell me where she bloody is from time to time.
The pigeon went crazy in the house, I didn't know what to do.
Oh, it's all right.
(dog barking) The vet's setting his wing.
Okay, but can you answer your mobile?
(dog barking) I got worried on my own.
New house, you'll get used to it.
Why don't you bring anyone home?
You know, like boyfriends.
'Cause I don't go to exciting social groups like gymnastics club.
Don't joke-- is it because of me?
God, why would you think that?
I can be crazy, too.
(window opens) VETERINARIAN: Excuse me.
(sighs) How much?!
TYRONE: So how come Finlay could afford a four by four?
MANDY: He did illegal hunting trips with Arthur on the side.
That's why they have a harpoon on the boat, and it's another reason I didn't wanna talk to him.
Or any of them.
That, and the drowning.
You were employed by the Hendrys when the drowning happened, yeah?
It was three years ago.
Aquatic Watch was called Ocean Life then.
I was just a guide, it was a holiday job.
This one Saturday, we had terrible weather, shouldn't have been out at all, and Danny Hendry was driving the boat really erratically, hitting all the big waves side on.
A 19-year-old girl, Blanche, went overboard.
♪ ♪ Her?
She was just a student.
Her mum and dad were onboard, too.
Still remember them screaming.
They couldn't swim, but the dad, Robert, nearly jumped in anyway, I had to hold him back.
I got blamed to protect the company.
Even though it was Danny's fault.
I was nearly prosecuted, I lost everything.
I'm only just surviving.
So you can see why, you know... You pointed a crossbow at my head.
Thought I was being blamed for another death.
Wish the Sutherlands never stepped foot on that boat.
I think they wish the same.
(pigeon cooing, phone ringing) Anything from Mandy's interview?
Well, she definitely hates the Hendrys.
They sacked her when a customer drowned, she says it wasn't her fault.
But she's not a suspect.
She was at home during both murders, we've got the footage from her block's video doorbell.
This is the family of the drowned girl, the Sutherlands.
They never got over it, apparently.
I mean, the insurance paid a decent settlement to the Sutherlands, Ocean Life were fined, and rebranded as Aquatic Watch, but they've struggled.
Online complaints about an old boat, grumpy guides, no whales.
And I think it's worth a, a trip to the Sutherlands, the company lost their daughter.
Would they wait three years to get back at 'em?
It's how long Captain Ahab stayed mad, and thus, for you, Michael... No, I enjoyed it.
Still brought your albatross.
Not for long.
Has no one touched any of these?
(sips) ♪ ♪ (birds chirping) Hey.
You seen Danny Hendry?
I think they're all out.
That one of his rescues?
Well, it started as one of his.
Quite intense, really.
You known the family long?
I know Trish from school.
She gets a bit frustrated with him.
In what way?
Last one was a few days ago when she couldn't go to her dad's party, think the rest of them gave her a hard time.
She didn't go to the restaurant?
(pigeon cooing) Want me to say you called?
You weren't at the Green Garden the night of your father's death.
I never said I was.
Your mother did when she reported him missing.
Why would she lie?
Look, I wasn't there because I was meeting a guy who might buy the business.
You can check.
He's got some charter boats at the docks.
She protects us.
She must've said I was there out of instinct.
I don't need it, but she does it anyway, makes things worse.
How many boats do you have?
Just that one for the tours, but Danny's got a little sailboat.
Haven't seen it for a few days, he might've moored it somewhere else.
(phone ringing) Just a second, Tyrone.
We've also released Arthur's belongings-- his, uh, wallet, his wedding ring.
If you wanna let your mum know.
TYRONE (on phone): I'm at the Sutherlands'.
there's no answer, but the door was open.
It's pretty creepy.
ANNIKA (on phone): Uh-huh.
Okay, Tyrone, please don't make me come out with an armed unit again.
Ah, thought you enjoyed it.
There's some sort of shrine to the Sutherlands' daughter.
(loud clattering) Her husband Robert's been missing since the night of the murder.
They'd gone in to town and seen Arthur Hendry, came home, Robert got drunk, and he went out in a rage.
Could've gone to the boat yard.
What did they do to her?
She's dehydrated, he was her carer.
♪ ♪ (sighs deeply) ♪ ♪ Hi, uh, I need an alert out for Robert Sutherland, we're sending you an image and description now, and, uh, could you also put me through to the lab?
TEACHER: That's it, again, again.
Come on, you lot.
Can you do that?
Yeah, definitely, it's all that I do.
This is my dad's idea.
He thinks I've got bad posture.
My dad doesn't even know what kind of posture I've got.
Or anything about me, actually.
TEACHER: Come on, girls!
Gotta say, that was the best school play I've ever seen.
(laughter) (whistle blows) BLAIR: We've got his phone pinging off a mast nearby on the night of the murder, then nothing.
So he kills Arthur, he takes Danny's boat, and then escapes to sea.
Anything from the coast guard on the boat yet?
BLAIR: Coast guard is searching now.
You were right.
Sutherland's DNA is at the crime scene.
So he was definitely there.
But we haven't got it yet.
We've got motive, we've got a suspect who's done a runner, and we've got DNA, what else do we need?
Three people were at the restaurant for Arthur Hendry's birthday, and we thought Arthur was the missing one because, well, he was being murdered.
But it was Trish who didn't show.
So what does that mean?
You don't escape by sea if you can't swim.
It's not Sutherland on that boat.
I think it's Arthur Hendry.
So if Arthur's alive, who the hell's in the morgue?
I got the lab to cross check the DNA with the body in the morgue, too.
And it's Sutherland?
The Hendrys did a switch.
I'll get their location.
All Isla had to do was lie when she IDed the body.
(sighs) It's probably a spur of the moment thing, but it's not a bad plan.
So which one of them put the harpoon in Sutherland?
I take a bet on it being the one they've been protecting all these years.
Boss, the Hendry house is empty and their boat's missing from the yard.
♪ ♪ (shouting): How did you work out the switch?
If you fish for mackerel, you don't wear a wedding ring.
Sure you know where he is?
He set the coordinates, he'll be exhausted.
Go any faster, they're nearly on us!
Going as fast as I can!
♪ ♪ Let's not do this on the boat.
We know what happened, Danny.
You killed Robert Sutherland.
He came down the yard, he's shouting about his daughter.
There was a fight.
(breathing heavily) He was yelling at me.
And I tried to get off the boat, but he didn't let me off.
So I grabbed the spear gun, he tried to take it off me.
And it went off.
It was an accident.
If it was, then you'll get your chance to explain.
But I have explained.
The whales are close.
You can almost feel them coming up to the surface.
Just to breathe.
That's all they're doing.
But it gets hard to breathe up here sometimes, doesn't it?
You know, son, it's okay.
We'll go back.
(sobbing) You shouldn't have tried to help.
MICHAEL: Okay, Danny, let's go.
(water splashing) ISLA: Danny!
Suspect overboard, alert the Coast Guard.
♪ ♪ (gasping) (panting, splashing) (birds squawking) The Coast Guard's spotted the boat.
Halfway to bloody Norway.
Sorry, not bloody.
(birds squawking) I hit a fire alarm yesterday.
My daughter was on stage, she said something that would've made her life difficult, and so I got the whole school evacuated.
Didn't even think twice about it.
That's how I tried to help.
I don't need to hear about your day.
Danny shot Robert Sutherland.
You put Arthur's stuff on him, dumped him in the water.
And you think that's the same as hitting a fire alarm?
Yeah, a bit.
No one saw me, though.
Finlay saw you.
So you ran him over.
In his own car.
It just all... spiraled.
♪ ♪ (birds squawking) There was a moment when I was at school.
I was 16, and, and my mum and dad were going back to Norway.
I said I couldn't come.
I wanted to stay and be a detective.
I blurted it out, I think I even surprised myself.
Anyway, they went back on their own.
And, uh, I got free of the life they wanted for me.
Not everyone's so lucky.
♪ ♪ I didn't check the restaurant properly.
That's on me.
We all miss something.
Me next probably, don't beat yourself up about it.
Unless that's your thing.
Maybe it is.
Your kids are how old now?
18 and 12.
Oh wow, you, you had a, a routine?
Is that on her birthday or yours?
BLAIR: Got a new weather balloon.
Launch it from the roof of headquarters.
Wanna come, Mike?
In the same box?
Yes, please, thanks.
Captain Ahab only slept with his wife once before he went back to the ocean.
That one time gave him a child, though, which he never saw.
It's not clear how Mrs. Ahab dealt with being a single parent.
Perhaps she put the kid in drama club thinking it'd help her, and just made everything worse.
There you go.
No, I mean that was number one in 1993.
Me bringing people home.... is this about having a dad?
It's about having a life.
This is what I want for you, too.
Difference is, I met a girl today.
Oh, like a, what a girl... (gasps) What, at gymnastics?
I knew it.
You didn't know it, you're a terrible detective.
I don't even know how you got that job.
Because I am a woman of enormous insight and, and, and great powers of perception.
(pigeon flapping) (Annika yelps) The pigeon seems a lot better.
♪ ♪ (click) ♪ ♪ ANNIKA: Someone made a choice about whether the person on this boat should live or die.
I only get called out for the second thing.
(explosion) We've got the crime scene, it's just, you know, in a billion pieces.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ NICOLA WALKER: I play DI Annika Strandhed, who works for the, uh... wait a minute, Marine Homicide Unit.
And this is a new unit that I'm heading up.
I should've got cupcakes.
Part of the appeal for the time is they, they've heard about this kind of off-the-wall maverick detective, and they all want to be a part of it.
WALKER: Annika's very unusual.
Actually I, I can't think of many characters like her.
I don't need to be the first you call, but I definitely need to be in the top... three?
She seems to me to be incredibly confident without ever being egotistical, it's very appealing to plays someone who is as playful as her.
And has invested in her job and her life, but, um, she's funny, you know, I like her.
I liked her on the page the first time I read her.
We're done, thanks for coming.
Especially you, you were a real treat.
NICK WALKER: Annika's origin started on the radio, and I was commissioned to write what started out to be just a couple of crime shows for a new female detective.
And then because that was so successful and it did have an audience, and we had Nicola right from the very start, it soon became clear that it was a bit of a no-brainer to turn this into a TV show.
And that's where the journey started.
And so by the time we got to the TV, we just knew exactly who she was, how she reacted, and the kind of choices that she makes.
But now Annika and Nicola, for me, has been sort of completely interchangeable, really, and a lot of how she and I talk outside of the show feels a little bit like material from "Annika" sometimes, so it's been a really important part of the writing process.
I don't know if we would have ever been able to make "Annika" the show without Nicola Walker.
She is Annika.
She has her quirks and her wit and her literary brilliance down to a tee, and, you know, she just is entirely relatable, and we just want to kind of be her friend, and be with her all the time, and we get her struggles, and we get her daily grind, and trying to be a leader, and trying to be a mum, and that she's sort of lonely in this unit and looking for a bit of romance.
And I think, you know, we just all empathize.
Why don't you bring anyone home?
You know, like, boyfriends.
NICK WALKER: She's not troubled in that kind of conventional troubled cop trope.
What she does is that she, uh, she sort of rolls with the punches very much, whilst at the same time being incredible smart and solving crimes in particular ways.
So one of the things we were interested in was looking at crimes which had this sort of more mythical or metaphorical sort of resonance, if you like, and that her key to solving them is sort of in this kind of bigger context, really, so that her intuitions are really wide-ranging.
So I don't know if you're an expert on the history of harpoons, but I am.
Or rather, Google is.
And I can tell you that they date back to paleolithic times.
And there's a reference to them in the Bible.
And, of course, Herman Melville had a lot to say about them in "Moby-Dick."
She'll draw on kind of literary works, or she'll draw on, you know, sort of bits of history, or she'll draw on, you know, various sort of... the history of navigation or something, and we're interested in bringing that out, so that it's not this sort of forensics-based show at all, it's more about this sort of slightly more kind of human and epic kind of crimes, and so they're solved in that way as well.
And so she inhabits that world, and so it makes her a very sort of different and unique kind of detective.
NICOLA WALKER: It works for her personality.
She's got quite an odd way of looking at life.
She looks at it, you know, through the books she's read, through stories she's been told.
It all comes in to the case.
The Marine Homicide Unit is, by its nature, concerned with death.
But Annika, by her nature, is concerned with life.
And those two things, for her, run together while she's investigating these sometimes appalling crimes.
She's also investigating her life, and they lives of the people that she loves.