Review Thriller -S03e05- Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are

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Kathy More and Jane Howard are American cousins touring England, both in their twenties, Kathy blonde, Jane brunette.
Kathy at the wheel of their hired car, as it turns into a driveway leading to Deringham church, a gothic building recommended by their guidebook.
J " we'll get some great shots from the tower Kathy"
K " oh Jane, we're not climbing up to the top are we?"
J " I've not come all this way to get ground shots Kathy. Come on"
Jane gets out with her camera, Kathy reluctantly following.
K " whatever you say Jane"
They go through a door, up a flight of spiral staircase to the viewing tower. The church itself is closed today, no one else around. At the top Jane snaps away with her camera, taking shots of the beautiful scenery. Kathy looks thoroughly bored.
Suddenly there's a scream, Kathy spins round, Jane's camera has gone over the parapet, Jane herself falling backwards over the parapet too.
J " KATHY, HELP ME!"

Later that evening, after midnight all is quiet in the hotel run by Alice and Arthur Lewis, nearby, suddenly a scream is heard. Room number 6 door opens, out steps Paul Eastman in his pyjamas, in his thirties, out of room 5 steps Miss Pendy, a seventy something Scottish lady.
Miss P " did you hear that?"
Paul " yes , an animal perhaps"
Paul steers her back into her room, " goodnight Miss Pendy"
In room 4, Kathy More is lying awake, unable to sleep, staring at the ceiling.
Flashback;
Jane falls backwards over the parapet, " KATHY HELP ME!"

Later in the night , someone holding an old fashioned cut-throat razor, is at the hotel reception, in the darkness this someone opens the register and runs the razor blade down the last page, and removes it.
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Lynda Day George is Kathy More;
 
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The next morning Alice Lewis is at the reception looking through the mail, her husband Arthur joins her looking worse for wear, dishevelled and a bit scruffy.
Al " Arthur please, think of the guests"
Ar ' just looking at the newspaper"
Al " we have a standard to maintain. I didn't hear you come to bed last night"
Ar " I sat up for a while"
Al " I know I found the bottle"
Arthur ignores this remark and retreats into the office behind reception.
Kathy leaves her room, number 4, walks across the landing to room 7 and knocks on the door.
K " Jane....Jane..."
No answer, so she jauntily skips down the stairs, passing Alice Lewis at reception.
K " good morning"
Al " Miss More isn't it? You met my husband last night"
K " indeed we did"
Kathy enters the dining area, sees Jane isn't there and returns to Alice.
K " I see my cousin is up early, as usual, when she returns please tell her I'm having my breakfast"
Al " yes of course"
Kathy sits at a table, nearby Miss Pendy is eating.
Paul Eastman comes over to reception, dressed in waterproof gear, carrying fishing gear.
Al " Paul sorry, I forgot to get a packed lunch organized for you "
P " never mind, I won't be gone that long today. Er... did you and Arthur get into a fight last night?"
Al " no why?"
P " you didn't hear it then?"
Al " what?"
P " never mind" Paul leaves, touching her cheek lightly with his hand, affection apparent between them.
Alice goes into the inner office, Arthur is shaving.
Al " you said there was one arrival last night"
Ar " yes that's right"
Al " one arrival, two people, where did you put the other girl, Miss More's cousin, room 7?"
Ar " there was only one girl, Kathy More from LA "
Al " come on Arthur don't be silly. Where is she?"
Ar " just one girl , check the register"
Al " I got the impression her cousin was already here"
Ar " you got the wrong impression then"
Al " or were you too drunk to remember?"
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Alice goes back to Kathy in the dining room,
Al " Miss More, what time are you expecting your cousin?"
K " well the river is not that far is it?"
Al " the river?"
K " yes, she said she wanted to see it, unless she's changed her mind and gone for a walk into the town"
Al " you speak as though your cousin was already here"
K " well yes she is, oh I see, there's been a misunderstanding, I'm sure your husband will sort it out"
Al " excuse me "
Alice returns to Arthur in the office.
Al " she is insistent her cousin is here Arthur. You had been drinking"
Ar " yes but I wasn't drunk. I knew what I was doing"
They both leave and head back to the dinner area.
K " I hope you've sorted it out with your wife, she seemed a bit confused"
Ar " I checked you in Miss More, just you, there was no one else"
K ( laughing) " is this some quaint English custom? Did Jane put you up to this?"
Ar " Miss More, there was no Jane, just you"
Al "are you out to cause trouble"
K ( anxious)" no, Jane was with me, last night about 9, there was a lady watching tv when we checked in, the one who was just at breakfast"
Al."Miss Pendy"
Ar " ask her, go on"
In the dining area;
K " do you recognise me?"
MsP "ah yes dear, you were just at breakfast"
K ' no I mean last night, do you remember me checking in at about 9?"
MsP " yes, yes"
K " and my cousin, the girl who was with me?"
MsP " yes indeed"
K " there, you see she remembers"
MsP " well I suppose I must have, if you say so. But between you and me, my eyes are not that good these days, now what did you say your friend looked like"
Ar "satisfied!"
Kathy looks worried, even disturbed,
K " am I going mad?"
Ar " that was my first thought "
Flashback;
Jane falls backwards over the parapet, " KATHY HELP ME"

Kathy is getting hysterical,
K " no , she was with me, you took our luggage upstairs, you put me in room 4 and Jane in room 7"
She runs upstairs,
K " Jane....Jane.."
She runs into room 7, Arthur and Alice in pursuit. The room is empty of luggage.
Ar " I brought her luggage up did I?"
K " Jane Howard, about my age, brunette, you even made a joke about it, you said, gentleman prefer blondes but I'm no gentleman"
Ar ( to Alice) " the woman is a nut. I'm getting a doctor"
Arthur leaves,
K ( to Alice) " why is he lying?"
Al " he's not lying, why would he, perhaps you need to lie down Miss More"
Kathy runs out of the room and down the stairs.
K ' what have you done to Jane!?"
She runs into the office crying,
K " Jane Jane"
Arthur grabs her by the shoulders and shakes her,
Ar " STOP IT..YOU'RE HYSTERICAL, now you are going to get in your car and leave. They'll be no charge, we don't want any trouble"
K " I'm not leaving without Jane"
Ar " there was no Jane understand!"
K." I'll let the police handle this"
She goes to reception and picks up the phone, Arthur snatches it away from her.
K " look, I can just as easily phone from elsewhere "
Arthur relents and walks into the inner office followed by Alice.
Ar " I swear Alice, I was in control, I'd been drinking but her cousin was never here"
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Two plain clothed police officers enter the hotel, Kathy walks up to them.
Dexter " my name is Dexter this is Michael Reeves. You must be Miss More?"
K " yes"
Alice and Arthur are at the reception desk.
D " right, I'd like to talk to Miss More in private, anywhere private we can go?"
Al " the bar is closed, you can use that "
Dexter ,Reeves and Kathy enter the bar,
D " right Miss More,you gave us the bare bones on the phone can we have more details please"
In the office Arthur opens a drawer and gets out a bottle of whiskey, before he can open it Alice snatches it out of his hand.
Al " don't you ever learn"
Kathy is telling her story to Dexter,
K " we've been travelling around Europe for two months now, two days ago we hired a car in Bristol and drove to this part of the country. Last night we came here, HERE!, Jane and me. I told you we are cousins? "
D " yes you told us"
K " we always look out for each other. We're close. And we came here"
She has a far away look in her eyes.
Flashback;
Jane falls backwards over the parapet "KATHY HELP ME"

Dexter leaves her with Reeves and goes to Arthur and Alice,
D " when did she drop this bombshell on you?"
Al " at breakfast "
D " an odd one, a very odd one"
Ar " a nutcase"
D " convincing though. But you can never tell with women , you can never tell. Come with me"
Arthur and Alice follow Dexter into the bar.
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Richard Corbet as Reeves, Lynda Day George, and Peter Jeffrey as Dexter;
 
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Dexter,Alice and Arthur enter the bar, Kathy points at Arthur.
K " why is he here?"
D " we have to get the man's side of the story. We do that even in a rape case"
Al " nobody has been raped"
D " ah ha! noBODY , that's just it. Miss More says her cousin was here , your husband says she wasn't"
K " he's lying"
D " okay lets have a mature adult discussion, clear the air eh?"
Ar " I want to say that this girl is a nut. She arrived alone"
D " yes well we'll discuss it ,yes. Now Mr Lewis, Miss More has convinced me, so now it's your turn, you convince me"
Ar " she arrived here alone, I put her in room 4, just her, there was no one else"
D " Miss More, last night you stayed here , the previous night you stayed where?"
K " in a motel, outside Bristol"
D " any proof?"
K " er...yes, ( rummaging through handbag), I've been keeping these as we go, a friend at home collects them"
Kathy hands Dexter a strip of matches, attached to a card, issued by THE LODGE MOTEL, a picture of the motel on the card. Dexter hands it to Reeves,
D " check Michael"
Reeves leaves to use the phone in the reception.
Al " I could do with a drink, Arthur..."
Ar " I'll join you. Inspector?"
D " not for me thanks, bit early for me"
Al " what about you Miss More, a drink may make you see sense"
K " no"
Reeves returns,
R " your name is in the register at the Lodge Motel Miss More but not Jane Howard"
Arthur looks relieved.
K " er.. yes, I registered for both of us. The staff there must remember us"
D " anonymous places motels, drive in, check in, don't have to see anyone if you don't want to. That's why they're so popular with some people. Never mind, we'll just have to check further back, Michael check with immigration, they'll know when Jane Howard entered the country,.....or if"
K " she did"
D " ah yes, you're sure, but I have to be. And Michael ask superintendent Davies to come over"
R ( puzzled) " Superintendent Davies?"
D " run along Michael"
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Paul Eastman returns to the hotel, after his fishing, just as a policeman enters, this is Davies. Dexter takes him into the bar, introduces him to Kathy and leaves the two of them alone.
Dexter to Alice,
" Mrs Lewis, we'll need to check rooms 4 and 7"
Al." Okay, they're not locked"
Dexter and Reeves go upstairs. Paul puts his fishing gear away in a cupboard in the hall.
P " not biting today Alice, the fish anyway. See you later"
He goes into room 6 and starts getting out of his angling clothes.
In the bar Davies is with Kathy.
Dav " so you've been travelling with Jane for two months now, on a stenographer's pay? They must pay you well"
K " well not really, Jane wanted to come to Europe and didn't want to come alone so she financed both of us"
Dav " so this Jane is quite wealthy?"
K "well she comes from the luckier side of the family I suppose"
Dav " and what about your father?"
K " I've not seen him in years, not since he divorced my mother"
Dav " but you see her though?"
K " not since she remarried, we sort of drifted"
Dav " so you're an emotional orphan"
K " well, I don't see myself as an orphan, I think of orphans as children, you know"
Dav " would you describe yourself as a lonely girl?"
K " I'm not particularly gregarious if that's what you mean, ( angrily) look why all these questions , what kind of policeman are you anyway?"
Dav " I'm not a policeman Miss More, I'm a psychiatrist"
Upstairs Dexter after looking through room 4 where Kathy stayed joins Reeves in 7.
D " anything?"
R " nothing sir"
Dexter looks carefully at the washbasin plughole.
D " no hairs, there usually is with women. So she was lying, making it up"
R " or she's mental"
Dexter and Reeves come down the stairs, Davies joins them.
D " well?"
Dav " I don't know"
D " that's why I got you here, to know Davies"
Dav " you should have told her who I was"
D " oh come now Davies, is she mad or isn't she"
Dav " definitely not, upset, distraught, comes from a background of rejection, her father no longer a force in her life"
D " save all that for the jury Davies, is she mentally disturbed?"
Dav " possibly"
D " would she invent this Jane Howard?"
Dav " no I'm sure Jane Howard exists or existed"
In the office, Arthur is boozing again. Alice removes the glass from his hand and pours the remainder away.
Ar " how long will they go on checking Alice?"
Al " what does it matter, they'll find nothing, won't they Arthur?"
Ar " your guess is as good as mine!"
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Dexter rejoins Kathy in the bar,
D " okay Miss More, we'll have the whole story again "
K " I've told you, I keep telling you"
D " well tell me again, from the moment you arrived in this country"
K ( very agitated, crying) " why me?, you should be asking Lewis "
D " but you're the one making the complaint "
The phone in reception rings, Reeves answers it.
R " yes I see, thanks ", he goes to the bar, raps the window beckoning to Dexter, who joins him in the reception.
R " that was immigration, Jane Howard did enter the country on the day she said "
D " Davies said she existed, he was right. I wonder what happened between them "
R " sir"
D " to make her concoct this yarn"
Dexter and Reeves enter the bar, Dexter is blunt, forceful and shouts.
D " what was the fight about?"
K" fight? "
D " the quarrel between you and Jane"
K " we didn't quarrel "
D " are you telling me two girls living in each others pockets for two months and you didn't have a difference of opinion at least once?"
K " well occasionally yes"
D " so you did quarrel, what was it about?,her fault was it, take too long in the bathroom did she?"
K " it was never very serious "
D " ran out on her did you?"
K " NO"
D " Jane did the running then. One silly argument and she was gone.( Shouting), bet that threw you didn't it. Left all alone in a strange country, something snapped, had to rationalise it all, make yourself the centre of attention, caused trouble for a lot of people. You're a stinking little liar aren't you, the whole thing with Jane is a load of drivel, you and Jane parted company long before you came here"
K (crying)" please please "
D " don't "please" me, I hate wasted time. The sooner you tell the truth the better"
K " I am telling the truth"
The bar door opens , Paul comes in, Reeves blocks his way.
R " the bar is closed "
P " redecoration or a convention "
D " just closed"
P ( to Kathy), " tell your friend the castle stays open until 7pm"
K " my friend? "
P " yes the girl who was with you last night. I didn't get her name, she wanted to know about Deringham castle. "
K ( sobbing) " you see I'm not mad"
D " what's your name"
P " that sounds like a policeman talking"
D " that"s right"
P " Paul Eastman"
D " and where were you when you saw the two women? "
P " upstairs in my room, it overlooks the forecourt, at about 9 o'clock yesterday evening "
D " it's getting dark by then, perhaps it was only one girl you saw"
P " of course not, there were two of them, I watched them unload the car. I spoke to the other girl"
D " spoke to her!? "
P " I told you, she wanted to know about the castle"
R " where did you speak?"
P " she was coming out of the bathroom we collided"
R " where was she going?"
P " back to her room I suppose"
D " number 7"
P " probably I don't know. What is all this about?"
R " the other girl has gone missing "
K " oh isn't that sweet, you finally admit she exists, now please, please find her"
Dexter storms out of the bar, face of thunder, angry with himself more than anything else ,this case has got a whole lot more complex.
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Dexter runs upstairs to room 7, too late, the maid is vacuuming the room, ruining any forensic evidence.
D ( to himself) " oh, no"
Reeves is looking at the register in reception and notices something. He picks it up and takes it upstairs to Dexter.
In room 7;
D " Michael, your fingerprints have been over everything"
R " ours.....but you weren't taking her seriously then, were you sir?"
D " point taken"
R " look at this", he shows Dexter the register.
D " hello, what have we here. What do we know about Lewis?"
R " nothing sir"
D " well, we want to know don't we, check Michael"
R " sir"
Reeves leaves, Dexter sits on the bed despondent, he knows he acted hastily in this case. He sees something glittering on the floor, sticking out from under the wardrobe, he bends down, it's a bracelet, with stones in it.
In the bar;
D " did Jane have a bracelet?"
K " yes, there was a gold one, one with stones.."
D " stones?"
K " yes, not real, just paste"
Dexter holds up the bracelet,
K " yes that's it, where did you find it?"
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Dexter enters the office behind reception, Arthur is sitting, glass of whiskey in hand.
D " pity about Miss More, such a pretty girl too"
Ar " yes "
D " you noticed?"
Ar " erm...no I ..."
D " sorry you agreed with me, yes"
Ar " I always agree with the authorities"
D " do you, mine is a rotten job, still better than others, I see life. Bet you do too, running an old hotel like this, married couples, dirty weekends, must play havoc with your imagination."
Ar " I'm not sure I know what you mean"
D " you know exactly what I mean Mr Lewis, thin walls, you must have pressed you ear up against a wall or two in your time"
Ar " never"
D " or wanted to, it's the same thing in my book, doing it or wanting to do it, with this difference, if you do it Lewis I'll come down hard and heavy on you. Still , that's just theory eh?"
Ar " look, I would like to help in anyway I can"
D " first you can identify this bracelet. Belongs to your wife perhaps?, no..now what was it you said to Jane Howard, gentleman prefer blondes but I'm no gentleman"
Ar " she was never here, that girl's a nut, you admitted it yourself"
D " yeah, before, I now have another witness"
Ar ( shocked) " impossible!"
Alice comes in,
D " Mrs Lewis, come in, can you please identify this bracelet?"
Al " I've never seen it before"
D " I didn't think so, it was found in room 7, belongs or belonged to Jane Howard. What happened to her sir"
Ar " she was never here that girl is lying"
D " Mr Eastman saw her"
Al " Paul?"
D " yes, Paul, and he spoke to her"
Ar " he can't have!"
Dexter picks up the register and opens it ,
D " look at this, a page missing, cut out, hoping it wouldn't be noticed, careless"
Arthur is totally nonplussed, Reeves appears and beckons to Dexter , they go into reception leaving Alice and Arthur alone.
Al " it's happened again hasn't it"
Ar " no no I swear"
Alice grabs Arthur by the shoulders and shakes him,
Al " tell me, TELL ME TELL ME!!"
 
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In reception Paul is speaking to both policemen,
P " I forgot to mention, last night I heard a scream, sometime after midnight ,woke me up, Miss Pendy too"
D " a scream!"
P " yes, I thought it may have been an animal." Meanwhile in the office;
Alice smashes the glass out of Arthur's hand , just as Dexter and Reeves return.
Al " the same thing, all over again!"
D " Michael take Mrs Lewis out"
Reeves and Alice leave.
Dexter has a piece of paper in his hand.
D " sit down Arthur, I can call you Arthur ?"
They both sit,
D " ever been in trouble before Arthur?"
Ar " no"
D " oh, that's strange, they don't usually make mistakes"
Ar " for pity's sake, that was ten years ago"
D ( reading)" yes, in fact a little over ten, lets see, assault on a girl, bodily harm, in fact you damned near killed her. Why didn't it come to trial?"
Ar " she dropped the charges, refused to give evidence"
D " convenient, still that's women Arthur changeable. Tell me Arthur what happened, I'd like to know"
Ar " well I'd been drinking, and I saw her by the side of the road..."
D " no no not that one, I've all the dirty details there, I'm talking about Jane Howard"
Ar " she was never here"
D ( laughing)" come on Arthur we can do better than that, I tell you what, I'll do some theorizing, lead you up the crooked path. You showed her to her room, and you fancied her, so you went away and had a drink perhaps. Yes I think you would have a drink. Another think about her, then another drink, and another drink, then up to her room, it'll be gone midnight now, at first she doesn't know what you want, then she does and she screams!"
Ar " NO ! SHE WAS NEVER HERE"
D ( shouting)" what did you do to stop her screaming? You killed her Arthur didn't you! Dead women can't make charges or drop them, I bet that sobered you up. Then you'd have to get rid of the body, but not far, there wouldn't be time to take it far"
Arthur is standing, Dexter pushing him up against the wall.
D " where did you take the body Arthur, please tell me, it would save so much time and effort"
Ar " it's all nonsense, Jane Howard was never here"
D " oh dear, Arthur...."
In the bar, the others hear a cry from Arthur. They all run out, Reeves holds back Kathy, Alice and Paul in reception as he enters the office. Arthur is nursing a cut lip.
D " why do you want a lawyer Arthur? There isn't any charge yet, call one by all means, but all we can tell them is that you're assisting us with our enquiries. Sit down Arthur, we'll chat again later"
Dexter and Reeves go into reception,
R " no charge sir?"
D " it's all just hearsay at the moment. Find the body then I can pin something on him. Every available man, I want a mile wide search area set up"
R " sir"
Dexter goes over to Kathy, he knows he was harsh with her.
D" don't worry Miss More, we'll find her"
The police with sniffer dogs start a search of the surrounding woodland, Dexter goes with them.
Arthur sees them go, and then opens the front door of the hotel and leaves.
Reeves who Arthur doesn't realise has stayed behind sees him go and follows.
Later Dexter returns, Reeves fills him in with Arthur 's little walk.
D " where did he go?"
R " the river"
D " concentrate the search there"
In the office;
D " oh dear Arthur..tired of my company were you?...ran away"
Ar " didn't run away, wanted to get away"
D " get away or run away...what's the difference?"
Ar " needed to be alone"
D " what, like Garbo"
Ar " wanted to think"
D " get your story straight you mean"
Dexter suddenly jumps up clapping his hands, making Arthur jump, deliberately.
D " got it!..a blackout Arthur. That'll sound good with the jury. You killed her but you've blocked it out,.....amnesia"
Ar " a blackout?"
D " yeah, that's given you something to cling on to, okay we'll play it like that if you wish"
Ar " no! no! she was never here"
Reeves comes in with news, he whispers to Dexter.
D " Arthur, I've got to leave you again, you won't run away again will you?....no I'm sure you won't"
 
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Police officers with dogs search the area near the river, Dexter with them, Reeves is left to keep an eye on Lewis, as Arthur finds out, when he opens the front door again and sees Reeves blocking his way.
The search is over, police stand around a body that the dogs have located, buried in a shallow grave.
Dexter bends down, uncovers the sheet put over it, it's Jane Howard.
In the hotel Arthur is finding solace in the bottle as usual, drunk, staggering about, he leaves the office and slowly climbs the stairs, and into room 4, Kathy's room. Paul is passing the bottom of the stairs as Arthur reaches the top, Arthur has a bottle in one hand and a cut throat razor in the other.
Kathy backs away as Arthur comes nearer.
Ar " you're going to tell them the truth or I swear I'll kill myself "
He puts the razor up to his own throat,dropping the bottle he grabs Kathy by the neck.
Ar " tell them!"
Paul rushes in , grapples with Arthur,
Ar " NO DON'T STOP ME! TELL THE TRUTH GIRL"
Paul pushes Arthur to the floor, the razor catches Arthur in the face, blood pouring out.
Alice rushes in,
Al " Arthur... oh my god"
Kathy in hysterics.
Later Dexter returns, Arthur is driven off in a police car, holding a bandage up to his face.
Dexter and Paul in the bar;
D " lucky you were here Mr Eastman "
P " I suppose that amounts to a confession "
D " well it depends on what he actually said. If he said ' I killed her', then"
P " perhaps I was too busy trying to get that razor off of him Inspector to take in what he actually said. "
D " but he was going to attack Miss More?"
P " looked liked it yes"
D " that's good, juries like certainties "
P " his wife may disagree"
D " wives, in the eyes of a jury wives testimonies are tinged with prejudice"
Dexter helps himself to a cigar from the bar, and then struggles to locate his lighter, patting his pockets.
Paul hands him a strip of matches attached to a card,
D " thanks"
Dexter leaves the hotel, a satisfied grin on his face, another case solved. Paul goes up to Alice, alone with her thoughts at the reception.
P " I'm leaving Alice, the police have my number if I'm needed. You have it too"
Paul climbs the stairs to start packing.
 
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Kathy is packing her clothes away, Paul enters her room.
The two stare at each other, then embrace,
P " it worked Kathy! It worked perfectly"
K " yes, I knew it would from the beginning"
Flashback;
Jane is falling backwards over the parapet at the top of Deringham church;
J " Kathy help me!"
Paul Eastman rushes forward and grabs her to safety.
Driving away from the church ,Jane is in the back seat, Kathy driving and Paul next to her.
J " I don't mind admitting I was really frightened, thank god you were around.."
P " Paul Eastman is the name"
J " do you live round here?"
P " no I'm just touring around, I have a little allowance, not enough to run a car, but I see places, it beats work"
K " anything beats work"
Later that night Paul checks into the Lodge Motel, he spends the night with Kathy.
The next morning as they dress their eyes meet,
P " you wanted her to die didn't you, you weren't going to lift a finger to help her. It would be the same as murder"
K " yes, she has the money, and if she dies it all comes to me"
P " that's a good reason"
The next day Jane is taking pictures of an old thatched house. Kathy and Paul in the car waiting.
K " we'll never get back for dinner at this rate"
Kathy puts her foot slowly on the accelerator, the car inches towards Jane.
P " STOP IT KATHY. Don't even think about it, they'll know it's you, you've got too much motive. Besides I have an idea, get a scapegoat"
K." pin it on someone else?"
P " not necessarily, just muddy the waters ,lead them away from you, on to someone who suspicion would fall on"
K " and I suppose you know someone like that"
P " yes, all that money Kathy, they'll be enough to share?"
That evening in Kathy's room in the Lodge Motel,
K " how do you know so much about this Lewis character?"
P " his wife let it slip,....in a tender moment"
K " okay, it'll need careful timing, like a time when he's at the desk alone"
P " it's possible"
K " then it'll work, all you have to do is scout around for a place where we can do it"
The next day in the car, Kathy, Jane and Paul,
K " Paul knows a great place for a picnic"
J " super"
In the woods, Paul carries the picnic hamper, sets it down on the ground, opens it and pulls out a large knife. Jane comes running up excitedly, Kathy behind. Paul swings round, Jane backs away, into Kathy who holds her. Paul thrusts the knife in, Jane dead.

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(back in the present )
Kathy is ready to leave, she seems panicky, trying to come to terms with what they've done.
K " we must leave now Paul, I can't stay here a moment longer"
P " okay okay, stop panicking. We'll leave now, but not together. I'll go first, you pick me up round the corner"
K " okay"
Paul leaves the hotel, and waits a little way down the road. Kathy drives up and picks him up. They drive off.
Kathy says nothing during the journey, she seems troubled, upset. Paul wonders if she is cracking up.
Ten minutes or so later Kathy turns the car into the driveway of Deringham church.
P " Kathy, why here?"
K " I don't know"
P " you don't want to go back in there"
K " I just have to"
Kathy gets out, and runs up to the door of the staircase leading to the top.
Paul is puzzled, then,
P " oh my god!! If she commits suicide, .....the money!"
Paul rushes out of the car and up the stairs.
P " KATHY, NO, ....KATHY COME BACK"
At the top Kathy is standing on the parapet prepared to jump, Paul rushes over and drags her to safety.
P " Kathy, thank god you're safe"
Kathy allows Paul to relax, then with an almighty shove pushes him over the edge, to his death. A cold calculating sneer on her face,
K " SUCKER!!!"
She runs back to her car, another car drives in blocking her, Dexter gets out.
D " look at this Miss More, these matches, Paul Eastman gave them to me, The Lodge Motel, same place you and Jane stayed at, a BIG coincidence. He could have known you and Jane before, got involved. I'm trying to find him but he seems to have vanished. We know he got in a car resembling yours ,with a girl resembling you. You did pick him up, didn't you. Where did you drop him?"
K( laughing)" where did I drop him , that's funny"
Kathy becomes hysterical with laughter, as she points to the little hillock by the side of the church.
K " WHERE DID I DROP HIM"
Dexter sees Paul's body, dead.
K ( hysterical laughter) " OH MY GOD, WHERE DID I DROP HIM!!?"


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