Kommissar Rex-Marc(9x4)


Uploaded by Nem150channel on 28.09.2012

Transcript:
INSPECTOR REX
VlTAMlNS FOR DEATH
Right...
- Your dog's gone again. - There's so much to look at.
- Is it his birthday? - No, he's been injured.
I promised he could choose something.
- We'll take the branch too. - It's not for sale.
It's to decorate the shop.
We've bought so much you should give it to us.
Well...
Okay.
Rex, you heard.
Let go.
Give it to me!
Don't like that, do you?
- What's wrong? - He hates being laughed at.
He's a bit sensitive.
Come on, she didn't mean it.
Hoffmann.
I know where it is. I'll be there.
Come on, Rex. Work. Thanks.
Come on, then...
Morning.
Same to you. Hello, Rex.
The emergency doctor can't be definite about the cause of death.
It looks like circulatory collapse.
But...
But?
Well, the extreme secretion of sweat
and the obvious contraction of the pupils
could have been caused by poisoning.
What about this?
Lactose, gelatine, Vitamin E...
It's vitamins.
If that's all it contains, it's fine.
- The bill, please. - Certainly. Two euros.
Bless you.
What's up?
Yes, it does smell odd here.
Like cigarettes, but stronger.
Did you find cigarettes in the bag?
No.
Rex has given me an idea.
Listen, it's possible that...
Sorry.
Yes, Hoffmann.
Okay, we're coming.
Another corpse, cause of death unknown.
Right.
Then I'll get to work.
- Hi. - Hi. What happened?
The office death looks like poisoning.
Sweating, dilated pupils and so on.
- Same here. - Really?
Any idea what poison could have been used?
No. I searched everything and found nothing.
I understand. Okay, have a look around.
- Has he been identified? - Florian Kretschmer, aged 45.
He lives nearby.
Rex smelt cigarettes at the other crime scene.
- And here? - The smell's here too.
But I didn't find any cigarettes.
Let me see.
Good.
Look. The woman had exactly the same capsules.
- Unbelievable. - Exactly.
- Hello, Dr Graf. It's me again. - Yes?
An extremely interesting case.
Two now. And we found this on the second corpse.
The same Vitamin E capsules.
Poisoning?
Yes...
but a rather unusual type.
The stomach and intestines are corroded
and a large amount of cotinine has built up in her body.
You know that's a by-product of nicotine.
Sure.
- So it's nicotine poisoning. - That's why Rex smelt it.
You can easily make a fatal dose with four to six cigarettes.
In addition,
we found remains of a gelatine capsule in her stomach.
With traces of granulate consisting mainly of Vitamin E.
So it's the vitamin capsules.
- How did the poison get inside? - Simple.
The capsules are in two parts
which push into one another and are easy to open and close
without tampering being evident.
- How fast does the poison act? - With the amount used here,
respiratory paralysis occurs within minutes
resulting in heart failure.
- Busy today, eh? - Yes.
Where did he come from?
Graf says both packs had capsules poisoned with nicotine.
Who would do that?
Anyone who can make poison out of a few cigarettes.
Apart from the victims, who had access to the vitamins?
Erika Schwarz had hers in her handbag.
Kretschmer's were in his briefcase.
So it could have been at work or at home.
Neither of them is in our computer.
It looks like a personal motive.
Unless we find someone who wanted to get them both...
but I doubt he'd kill them the same way.
Will there be any more packs?
I'm afraid there will.
We must warn the relatives first. You do Erika Schwarz
and I'll do Kretschmer.
Did your husband take these capsules regularly?
Yes, for the last six months.
I started, and I talked him into it.
- Did you use his pack? - Yes.
Every morning.
Today too.
You were very lucky.
Do you mean I could have been poisoned, too?
Yes.
And not just you.
We'll have to contact the manufacturer.
It might help.
You don't seem to understand what you're demanding.
There isn't even any indication anyone wants to blackmail us.
A blackmailer may want to prove that his method works
before he makes his demands.
We want to avoid damaging the company.
It should be kept from the public.
That's not possible. We must recall all sold packs.
That can only be done by telling the public.
Do you have any idea how much that will cost us?
It means no one will buy the product for years.
So the money means more to you than the deaths.
If you don't prevent further deaths
pretty soon you won't sell anything at all.
You're not allowed in, Rex. But Marc will be here soon.
Look what I've got for you.
And, hey...
Know what? If you keep quiet, so will l.
And what about us?
Good, thanks.
They'll work all night taking packs off the shelves.
The recall is starting now
on the evening news and in the papers.
Our investigation of Erika Schwarz
gave no indication of a personal motive.
We've had no blackmail attempt so there must be another motive,
Iike power, or revenge on society.
If it's one of those, he wants media attention.
Well, he's got that now.
You're right, Rex. Let's go for a walk.
All we can do is wait.
You are urged not to take this brand of vitamin capsule
and to hand any you've bought to the nearest police station.
Two persons have already died from the poison attack,
Erika S, 24, and Florian K, 45.
Yes?
Yes, I just heard it on the news. It's...
It's terrible.
Yes.
I'll come over tomorrow. Yes.
No!
No!
Poison from the supermarket
What do you say? It's all over the papers.
Well? Have you arranged everything?
Of course.
- Are we alone? - Yes, the boss has left.
Great.
Right! Take cover!
Hey...
Are you crazy?
Very good. You're learning, and you were quick too.
- Will it come to that? - You never know.
Right. They should be opening the email soon.
- Then there'll be money. Lots. - Good.
- But we should meet elsewhere. - Relax. I come here a lot.
Listen, Andy, if they stick to our instructions
we'll be rich, really rich.
You can buy a new car.
But nothing must go wrong.
What if something does?
What if cops are everywhere?
- We must be better than them. - Better...
Five of the packs that were found or handed in were poisoned.
Florian Kretschmer's were bought in the city centre.
Ms Schwarz's and the other three came from outer districts.
True, the distribution is interesting.
One pack in the centre, the rest as far away as possible.
The killer was avoiding places where he'd be recognised.
He knew there could be more than two deaths.
Homicide, Hoffmann's office. Kunz speaking.
Fine.
The manufacturer's been sent a blackmail demand by email.
Veronika...
It's dreadful.
I still can't believe it.
If only I hadn't made him take the tablets
he'd still be alive.
Don't blame yourself.
You couldn't have known.
That's nice of you.
I should be comforting you too.
After all, you were married to him once.
Is there a date for the funeral yet?
No.
He's still with Forensics.
I'll make the arrangements.
Well...
If you need anything,
Iet me know.
Thanks for offering to help in spite of everything.
Well, it's pretty clear so far.
You put a coded message on your website to show you'll pay.
Then you'll be told where to hand over the money.
If we give in to this they may ask for more.
We must ensure there are no new cases.
If they do demand more we can stall them,
for example by saying you have to talk to the board.
- How will you handle it? - Depends on their terms.
The handover is risky for them. We'll get them then.
We're putting traces on your phones.
They may contact you that way next time.
Come here. I'll show you something.
What?
You're going to handcuff me.
Me?
You.
Are you mad?
- That's my car! - I know.
So what? I could have split your face open.
Remember that if you get caught.
I'll remember, all right!
Do you think they'll catch us?
Forget it.
Don't worry, the plan's too good.
- Yes, two dead already. - Exactly.
That's why they'll pay.
Give me that.
The fibre must have got into the capsule with the poison.
The lab says it's from a fitted carpet.
That's no help without any suspects.
Yes, Hoffmann.
Okay. Thanks.
The blackmailers called with the handover conditions.
Companies that make vitamins don't let dogs in.
They're getting the money ready. We need Rex. Come.
Put the money in 20 envelopes.
No 200 or 500 euro notes.
Used notes, and someone from your firm must bring it.
Any idea why he wants it packed like this?
It's easier to check. You'd see a transmitter at once.
He might demand different handover locations.
He may think we couldn't monitor them.
Someone from the firm has to hand over the money. I'll do it.
Okay.
I've put hashish oil on the money and envelopes.
Only Rex can smell it.
If people flee in different directions
Rex can find every single envelope.
- Pity about the money. - He won't have it for long.
I'm in the phone box.
All right. I'll check.
I don't believe it.
Hi.
He put the envelopes in the postbox.
So that's why he wanted small envelopes.
Check when the box is emptied.
It's at Schwemmgasse 7, 2nd district.
Yes. Thanks. Bye.
Give it to me.
It just keeps coming!
Right, Rex, let's look around.
- Well, how's it going? - Better.
- What's the dog doing here? - I don't know.
Great. What do we do now?
Run away!
What do you mean, no postbox in this street?
- Someone's coming. - Up!
- Where to now? - Run!
Right. This is it.
A gas revolver? That won't get you far.
Okay. Fine. Handcuffs?
Pleasure.
Hey!
Wake up, man.
Okay. So it was Mr X who thought all this up
and you're just the guys who collected the money.
- You need to prove otherwise. - Listen, Mr Tögel...
If we don't find Mr X we'll pin the murders on you.
Devious murders, motivated by greed.
- Any judge would give you life. - I didn't kill anyone!
Calm down, Andi.
Do I look like a murderer?
All we did was collect the ransom.
Which of you poisoned the vitamins?
- Neither of us. - We have time. Plenty of it.
Someone has a good idea, then uses them as couriers.
They then become accessories and may run off with the money.
And Tögel just got out of jail a week ago.
He did three months for assault.
Then it's impossible.
He's released, buys the packs, poisons the capsules,
and two people die a week later, though the packs last for weeks.
The victims' packs were almost empty
and the poison was at the bottom in the others.
So the poisoning was done weeks ago
when Tögel was still locked up.
Kraus is just a little fish. He couldn't be behind it.
The public prosecutor isn't opposed to a murder charge.
We just wanted to...
Shut up, will you!
We wanted to make some real money.
Bertl read about it in the paper
and had the idea of blackmailing them.
You're such an amateur.
Eva!
- Is something wrong? - I must talk to you.
I don't know how I can go on living without him.
I've been thinking a lot about my marriage to Florian.
Believe me, it's possible.
I got through it.
It's not the same.
Do you know what I've always wanted to know?
What have you got that I don't have?
What do you mean?
You grew apart. Your marriage was finished.
Then I remembered that Florian said
he wanted to be buried with me one day.
That's absurd, after all that happened.
Perhaps you'd like to grant his wish. I'll pay.
It's out of the question.
Think it over.
Their story is pretty believable, sadly.
So who poisoned the capsules and why?
We've always assumed the motive was personal.
The second death proved us wrong.
What if we were right and it was personal
and more packs were poisoned just to conceal the murder?
It's possible. We've done exactly what the killer wanted.
Maybe he was after a certain person.
And the other packs were a red herring.
Somehow he must have got the victim's capsules.
So he must have had access to their flat or workplace.
We'll start again. You check out Erika Schwarz's contacts
and Rex and I will talk to Kretschmer's girlfriend.
They just wanted a piece of the action.
They got the blackmail idea when they saw it in the paper.
So you still don't know who did it?
No.
Unfortunately not.
We have to start all over again.
Recall anything odd before Florian's death?
No. Definitely not.
Did anyone want him dead?
I can't think of anyone.
Sorry I have to ask you these questions.
His ex-wife was here before. She reproached me.
Why?
She says it's my fault he left her, but that's not true.
The marriage was already over.
But she still wants to be buried with him.
- How old is Mrs Kretschmer? - A few years older than me.
Did Mr Kretschmer own the shop?
No.
He bought Eva out after he left her.
I worked for him here. That's how we met.
And what about the apartment?
I moved in there after she'd left.
We lived there together.
It's a lot for her to cope with.
- Have a seat. - Thanks.
We still haven't solved your ex-husband's murder.
I heard on the news that it's blackmail.
- Do you have a light? - Sorry, no.
Blackmail, but they didn't kill him.
Who could have wanted to kill Florian or his de facto?
No idea.
You found several packs of poisoned capsules.
Maybe there's a different motive.
Yes, I've thought of that, too.
But we haven't got anywhere with that either.
- Water for your dog? - No, thanks. He's not thirsty.
And the other victim? There may be a motive there.
That's an idea. My colleagues are talking to her contacts.
What motive are you thinking of? Excuse me for a moment.
I do think a definite person was targeted.
The other poisoned capsules were a distraction,
with the risk of other innocent victims.
Rex, come on.
Hey...
I'm afraid I can't help you.
That's my problem. May I wash my hands?
Go ahead.
Behave yourself.
Rex got fibres from Eva Kretschmer's carpet.
We'll compare them with the one in the pack.
I'll get the lab on to it at once.
- Would Eva Kretschmer do it? - Why not?
Maybe she wanted to kill Veronika Ullmann.
She did take her husband, flat and shop.
So there's definitely a motive.
And she poisoned other packs to keep us off her trail.
Thus murdering a totally innocent person.
Doesn't she care?
I found lots of anti-depressants in her bathroom.
Take enough of those and nothing matters.
It's Eva.
I have to talk to you urgently.
Fine, let's meet at the cemetery if you have to go there.
Where is it exactly?
How would Eva Kretschmer get hold of Veronika's capsules?
I've thought about that too.
Eva let her ex-husband have her flat.
What if she kept a key?
Good point. She goes there and poisons the capsules,
not knowing that her ex takes them too.
She then goes across town
and leaves other poisoned packs in supermarkets.
The fibre from Eva's carpet
matches the one in the poisoned capsule.
- No doubt? - Absolutely none.
Great. Rex, come on.
Thanks for taking the time to meet.
What is it?
I wanted to apologise for what I said.
I understand.
I know I took a lot away from you.
I've thought a lot about it.
Let's go somewhere else. This isn't the right place.
- Shall we have a coffee? - Yes.
Hi. I've just been to Veronika Ullmann's shop.
She was meeting Eva at the Central Cemetery.
Rex and I are on our way there. Okay, bye.
What happened?
It's so quiet here.
I brought you here so you can listen to me one more time.
- Are you crazy? - On the contrary. I planned it.
But Florian took the poisoned capsule instead of you.
You killed him?
You did.
You talked him into taking the vitamins.
- Are you going to kill me now? - I've wanted to for ages.
Every time I saw you with my husband.
Your husband?
Florian stopped being that long ago.
You wondered what I have that you don't.
Yes, what?
You never let him be himself.
You know...
I've been suffering for years.
And now it's your turn.
Rex, find Veronika.
Search...
Get out, Mrs Kretschmer.
Tell me where Miss Ullmann is or you'll be sorry.
Sorry? Not after losing a husband.
- You killed him. - She took everything.
My husband, my shop, even my flat.
Did you really think you'd be happy?
Of course.
Once she'd vanished, he'd have come back to me.
Help me out of here.
Don't run away.
The doctor won't be long.
You were lucky. You reacted fast and only got half the dose.
Thanks, especially to Rex.
Where is he?
I think he's looking after his toy�