Lots comes to light in “And I Know Misfortune and Sorrow”, but plenty of questions still remain.
This Capitani season 1, episode 7 recap for the episode titled “And I Know Misfortune and Sorrow” contains spoilers.
Twists and turns abound in Capitani episode 7, which begins on July 11, Day 5, with Capitani waking up after his drug binge, finding the pills in his muffin, and bagging them all for evidence. He sees wolf tracks nearby and runs into Pit, who has apparently been roaming the forest for days. He provides an elaborate nature metaphor for Mick’s business endeavors, and why he’s pursuing a career in politics to supplement his less-than-ideal construction income, and Capitani finds an isolated cabin on the unicorn trail, which is locked.
Elsewhere in “And I Know Misfortune And Sorrow”, Nadine finds Mick’s phone, unlocks it, and sees the message from Mores about Jenny’s autopsy report, her possible rape, and Gaspard being a suspect. When Mick returns home, she shows him the message and pushes him to “kill the monster” since he’s the knight of the family and that’s his duty — it’s a bizarre scene, and a callback to their exchange in the premiere; Nadine is obviously not above using Mick as a blunt instrument to do her bidding.
Luckily, Capitani received the message from Elsa about Gaspard’s alibi not holding up, so they arrive at his home to stop Mick from beating him to death. He was in the middle of burning nudie mags and hard drives, so his habits clearly haven’t been quelled, but since he also takes medication that kills his libido, he’s an unlikely suspect. Capitani lets Mick go, since arresting the mayor for beating up a nonce would turn the whole village against them, and that’s the last thing they need. When Tanja returns home, she hears Mick and Nadine having what one assumes is celebratory sex for him having done his knightly duties.
Capitani season 1, episode 7 finally folds the matter of the body dug up during the excavation into the main plot with the arrival of Bonifas, Capitani’s mentor turned member of the inspectorate, who is in town because of the body that was found in the quarry. It was Vincent Da Costa, aka “The Weasel”, a big-fish dealer who disappeared 15 years ago (the last time Capitani saw Carla) and was, it turns out, killed by a police firearm. Capitani was one of three officers who reported his firearm being stolen during the time period, so this is obviously what he and Carla were discussing in a previous episode when they mentioned living with what they’ve done. Capitani has a solid cover story, but Bonifas is on the case. I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of her.
In the meantime, Elsa goes to the military base with the button she pulled off the witness, and she catches a sneaky glance at the gate guard’s cuff to match it. She’s able to sneak inside the base but Steve catches her, so she opens up to him about why she’s there, revealing the presence of the witness at the crime scene, but not the fact she has his missing button. Thus, when they hug and she notices his jacket is missing one, he doesn’t realize that he has just tipped her off. Later, she takes a picture of the button in an evidence bag and sends it to him. He calls with an explanation: Apparently, a couple of his men had gone out partying that night and he’d gone into the woods to investigate. He won’t give up their names, and Elsa just accepts this, at least for now — shoddy police work, to say the least.
We also quickly learn in Capitani season 1, episode 7 that Steve is lying through his teeth. As “And I Know Misfortune And Sorrow” begins to approach its conclusion, Tanja goes out into the woods and falls asleep. She wakes at night, and the camera lingers on her visible tattoo. She begins seeing ghostly visions of her twin, in the same bright red jacket. When she hears a scream, she follows it deeper into the woods, to the cabin that Capitani found earlier. There, Manon, after a run-in with Capitani earlier, is reporting to Steve and Frank that the inspector is onto them. They’re running the drugs together — the soldiers seem to be supplying them, and Manon is getting them to the school in her muffins. But Manon is also strung out on her own product. Tanja makes her presence known, explaining to Steve that Jenny said she used to come here and she wanted to know why, and Steve lets her go. When he and Frank sneak back into the base, Steve is able to get into bed just in time, but the major catches Frank in the act.
In the final scenes of the episode, we see Capitani sneak upstairs in Carla’s house — we know what he’s looking for — and Tanja return home. When she looks out of the window, she sees the ghostly image of her sister once again.