Things are getting juicy in “I Knew Nothing of Tears and Pain” as several storylines reach major turning points all at once.
This Capitani season 1, episode 10 recap for the episode titled “I Knew Nothing of Tears and Pain” contains spoilers.
July 13th, Day 7, will probably be remembered as the day everything came together. Well, almost everything. Some crucial mysteries still remain, but Capitani episode 10 saw several storylines reach major turning points, building to perhaps the biggest cliffhanger yet. Let’s break it down.
“I Knew Nothing of Tears and Pain” opens with Capitani laying the case out to Bonifas for the benefit of the audience as much as her. Since this is old news, the conversation quickly turns to Carla, as Bonifas lets on that she knows who she is and that Capitani was lying about it. They’re temporarily disturbed by the sound of gunshots — Rommes is still out hunting that wolf! — but the conversation is pretty clear. Capitani’s career is on the line, and Bonifas claims to want to save it.
Meanwhile, the soldiers are beginning to panic and come apart, which eventually leads Steve to abandon them and run to Mick, offering to sell them out so it can be their word against Jerry and Frank’s — a lopsided battle, given Jerry’s documented fondness for Jenny. But that would also leave Manon as a loose end for Mick to deal with — we see him leave with a rifle in Capitani season 1, episode 10, but have no confirmation of who he intends to use it on.
For some reason, Capitani elected to tell Mick earlier in the episode that Jenny died slowly and painfully. In response Mick namedrops Usch, who the show had forgotten about for a while, saying he often spends nights in the forest, so who knows what he might have done. It’s weird that Mick would suddenly sell Usch out at this point after being so adamant about Claude not doing the same earlier in the season, but I’m sure he has a reason for doing so. He also cautions Capitani against telling Nadine, who was last seen screaming in the bath.
Since Elsa has been taken off the case, she comes to collect her stuff in “I Knew Nothing of Tears and Pain”, and reveals to Capitani that she’s expecting. They go over the details, as he fills her in that Tanja is actually Jenny, and the circumstances surrounding Rob’s suicide. They determine there was no sexual assault, as the autopsy suggested — Tanja had a new partner and had seen him that day. What we still don’t know, though, is where Jenny was for the two days before she reappeared.
We also get an answer to the question that was very briefly raised when we saw Carla’s back bleeding in an earlier episode. As she explains to Capitani, Weasel’s people eventually caught up with her, and her back is heavily scarred. She insists that if she were to get involved in the drug trade again they’d surely track her down, which is why she can’t be involved in what’s going on currently. She and Capitani share a moment of openness, so when Bonifas later confronts her directly, it’s odd to see her sell Capitani out so quickly. Bonifas wants the firearm, but as we learn in the ending scenes, she’s just trying to set Carla up. She isn’t, as she puts it, “willing to sacrifice a good policeman for such a s**t”. But when Bonifas and a colleague raid the hotel, Carla has already gone to dump the firearm in a woodland lake.
But more emerges in Capitani season 1, episode 2. When Capitani talks to Manon, she reveals that the soldiers did extra deals out of the Cloister House and that a Belgian ran sex parties there that were attended by the mayor, among others. At the same time, Jenny tells Elsa that the soldiers deal out of the Cloister House, so she heads there, armed. As Capitani makes his way there, Frank gets the drop on Elsa outside. As we see Rommes put his eye to the scope of his rifle, Carla hears a gunshot echo through the trees.