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season 1 - episode 2
"Lies"

Created by

Baran bo Odar & Jantje Friese

Written by

Baran bo Odar
Jantje Friese
Ronny Schalk

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S01-Ep.02: "Lies"

When a grim discovery leaves the police baffled, Ulrich seeks a search warrant for the power plant. A mysterious stranger checks into the hotel.

TRANSCRIPTION

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9 HOURS SINCE MIKKEL'S DISAPPEARANCE

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Jonas!

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LIES

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The victim is male, between 10 and 12.

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Time of death... about 16 hours ago.

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The burns around the eyes are strange.
Like they're melted.

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No signs of sexual abuse,

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no sperm, no foreign DNA.

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One thing is strange. Take a look.

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Apart from the burns,
the ear canals are destroyed.

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The inner ear was damaged too.

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Both eardrums have burst.

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From an extremely loud sound?

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Yes... Or pressure,

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caused by a nosedive.

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Or by intense rotation,
such as in a centrifuge.

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Do you know what otoconia are?

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Tiny grains in the ear canals

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that help us differentiate
between up and down.

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They can get confused.

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When the body rotates, for example.
We lose our balance.

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With this boy, none of the grains
are where they should be.

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Mikkel!

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Mikkel!

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Mikkel!

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Mikkel!

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What were you doing up there?

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Ouch! Are you crazy?

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What were you doing?

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I heard you guys talking at school.

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About the caves...

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and Erik's drugs...

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so I thought...

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I don't know what I thought.

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I'm sorry about Mikkel.

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Monday night in Winden,
another boy vanished without a trace.

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According to the police, the 11-year-old

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was last seen
with his siblings in Winden Forest

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near the nuclear power plant
and the Winden Caves.

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The police are asking the public for tips
that may help solve the case.

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Citizens' groups are also coordinating
searches with local authorities.

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For two weeks now, a 15-year-old boy
from the Winden area has been missing.

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Police have declined to comment on whether
the two missing persons cases are related.

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Hello.

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It's Mom.

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You're probably out.

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About Mikkel...

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I really don't know what to say.

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Are Martha and Magnus okay?

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Should we...

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Can we help?

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Call me when you hear this.

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We're very worried.

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Okay.

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I...

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I couldn't get hold of Ulrich.

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Shouldn't we go see the kids?

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They've organized various search parties.
I have to go.

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Where were you last night?

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I woke up around midnight.
You weren't there.

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Couldn't sleep.

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I went into the garden
to get the bushes ready for winter.

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The car wasn't there either.

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We were out of cord.

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I had to go to the gas station.

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First Mads, now Mikkel.

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It's exactly like back then.

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When Dad's brother disappeared,
how old was he?

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MOTHER'S DAY 1986

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Your father was 15.

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Mads was three years younger.

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And he was never found?

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We talked about Erik.

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In the forest.

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Mikkel thought that was the worst.

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When someone isn't found.

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Mikkel's coming back.

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Definitely.

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Hey, this is Martha.
Leave a message after the beep.

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Hey, Martha.

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It's me.

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I, um...

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Just call me back, okay? Bye.

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The dead boy is neither Mikkel nor Erik.

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This kid is disfigured.
The eyes are completely burnt.

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There was red soil all over his clothes.

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But none where he was found.

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And it looks as if someone
dressed the boy in clothes from the '80s.

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The shoes, the Walkman...
From the '80s as well.

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We found this around his neck:

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a one-pfennig coin from 1986
on a red cord.

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The cassette contains this.

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We fall through the time stream
Then awaken from a dream

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-And Mikkel and Erik?
-Wöller will coordinate the search.

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For now we won't make
the discovery of the body public.

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We've got two missing kids
and a dead, unidentified boy.

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Contact the central office
for missing persons.

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Question everyone in the proximity.
Everyone!

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In the cave... there's a door!
I found a door.

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Can I have a word?

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There's a door inside the cave,
leading to the nuclear plant.

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We need a search warrant. Maybe Mikkel
accessed the grounds through that door.

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That's a high security area.
You can't just enter.

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-Maybe he climbed the fence.
-The barbed wire?

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We checked the fence.
There was no damage to it.

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You're thinking the same thing, right?

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That the cases are all connected.
The dead boy, Erik, Mikkel.

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Maybe you were right.
It's just like it was back then.

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Mads disappeared at the same spot.
Close to the nuclear power plant.

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Something is wrong up there...
I just know it.

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Okay.

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I'll request the search warrant.

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The police will be here soon.

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We need to get rid of them tonight,
Jürgen.

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Tonight.

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They'll be snooping all over here.

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Maybe someone else should do it.

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Because of Erik...
They'll be watching.

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Are you blackmailing me?

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No, why?

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Do you know the difference between
successful and unsuccessful people?

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Exactly.

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So do it tonight.

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And you talk to no one.

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Understood?

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FOREST HOTEL WINDEN

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Can I help you?

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I need a room.

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Must be horrible for you.
First, the thing with your son Mads...

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and now your grandson.

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But...

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the whole town is mobilizing.

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We'll find him.

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Maybe.

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Maybe not.

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A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

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Ulrich, it's me Charlotte.

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Aleksander blocked
the search warrant immediately.

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But we're talking to the judge now.
Please call me back once you hear this.

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END CALL

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WINDEN CAVES

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And so, at least hypothetically,
because of these gravitational anomalies,

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it is possible to bend time and space.

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Will we ever be able to travel through
a black hole to see what lies beyond?

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And what price would we pay?

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How far would scientists go?

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Aleksander, please open the gate.

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Let me in.

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There's a door in the caves.
Maybe he got through it.

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Let me search the slope.
Let me search your section of the caves!

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Please.

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I can't just let anyone in there.

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It's a high security area.

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My employees patrol it every day.

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If Mikkel were here, we'd know it.

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You fucking asshole!

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Why are you doing this?
Are you trying to ruin me?

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We're talking about my son!

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I'm coming back with a search warrant!

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And then you'll open this goddamn gate!

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You asshole!

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Open up!

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I'm sorry, Ulrich.

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-Honestly.
-Open up, man!

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ENTER CODE - 3 ATTEMPTS REMAINING

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INVALID CODE - 2 ATTEMPTS REMAINING

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What are you doing here?

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-I wanted to see you.
-Come on.

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What is this?

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Why are you here?

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I'm so sorry.

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Have you found out anything?

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Stop it, please.

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Please.

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I can't do this, not now.

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I'll call you, okay?

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WHERE IS THE CROSSING?

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Car unidentified, unidentified...

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"Identification: Van"?

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Obendorf has a van...

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POLICE RECORDS

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Jankowski! Did you question Obendorf?

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Yes. Why?

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The files say he was on duty at the plant
when Erik disappeared.

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He works in the storerooms
and as a driver sometimes.

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-Did you confirm that?
-Of course.

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So he has access
to the power plant grounds?

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-I think so.
-Was he at the plant last night too?

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No idea.

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I haven't spoken to him yet.

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Drop it.

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Drop it, I said!

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Ulrich!

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What is this?

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Is this yours?

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We did it together.

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Erik and I.

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We sold some at the school.

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Were you at the plant yesterday?

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Yesterday? No, why?

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What's this?

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When people bring their junk here,
you always find something.

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Erik was saving up for a scooter.

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Where's my boy?

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I don't know, Jürgen.

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Do you think they'll find him?

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I hope so.

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Do you think he had a secret?

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Mikkel?

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No, Dad.

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Do you think
he was keeping something from us?

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Why do you say that?

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Do you miss him?

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I think I miss a notion of him.

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I don't know who he really was.

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Maybe we never know that.

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What a person is really like.

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Did you love him?

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Whatever happens,
you'll tell me the truth.

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Don't lie to me.

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Whatever it is.

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WHERE IS MIKKEL?

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WHEN IS MIKKEL?

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Who are you?

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Why? Who are you?

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Mikkel.

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I live here.

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Ulrich. And I live here.

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You going to grow roots?

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-You're at the wrong house, fool.
-Hey, Ulrich!

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Come on, we need to go.

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Yes, Katharina, I'm coming.

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Are you dense? You don't live here.

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Who is that?

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The Grim Reaper. Can't you tell?

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Ouch! Katharina.

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CHERNOBYL - HALF A YEAR LATER

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by Leah Corper, Peter Rigney
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