Capitani season 1, episode 9 recap – “My Heart Was Full Of Trust”

February 11, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 0
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Summary

Many truths are revealed in “My Heart Was Full Of Trust”, with only a few, crucial mysteries remaining.

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3.5

Summary

Many truths are revealed in “My Heart Was Full Of Trust”, with only a few, crucial mysteries remaining.

This Capitani season 1, episode 9 recap for the episode titled “My Heart Was Full Of Trust” contains spoilers.


Revelations come thick and fast in Capitani episode 9, and since “My Heart Was Full Of Trust” makes quite a big deal of dragging things out and jumping around to different scenes and perspectives, let’s temporarily abandon the recap format so we can just hash things out and make sense of it all in its totality.

Okay, so, the first part of the episode deals with primarily two things: The testimonies of Boever and Manon, once she wakes up, and Rob’s suicide note, which Nadine discovered at the end of the previous episode. These two strands intertwine in order to paint a more complete picture of some of the circumstances surrounding Rob’s death and what he was doing immediately before, but not, crucially, how Jenny was killed or why.

For a start, let’s just get it out there — my Parent Trap theory was correct, and it isn’t Jenny who’s dead, but Tanja. From now on I’ll be referring to the twins as such; Jenny is alive and well and has been posing as Tanja. At present, only Nadine knew of this, and apparently only after she returned home — nobody else is any the wiser. “My Heart Was Full of Trust” is weird in how it reveals this. Nadine talks to Jenny explicitly as Jenny, but later, when Capitani puts the pieces together, it’s treated as a big reveal. I think the revelation would have worked better there, with the audience finding out at the same time as Capitani, but whatever. It’s a minor niggle.

The crucial bit of information is that it was Tanja who was addicted to the G pill, not Jenny — everyone just assumed it was the party-hard wild child, but apparently not. Jenny refused to take the drugs. Rob, presumably because he worked at the school, knew that the tablets were spreading like wildfire and that Tanja was developing an addiction to them, so his secret meetings with Manon, which Boever assumed were the two of them having an affair, was actually him buying the gear in bulk so that Manon didn’t have any left to sell to Tanja. He was trying to protect her by buying up all the drugs, which explains why he refused the voluntary search, and why he had a bag full of pills in his car. When he figured all hope was lost — remember, he and Nadine were already distant by this point — he committed suicide, believing he’d failed.

The discovery of a second phone belonging to Manon leads Elsa back to the soldiers since she calls the number saved as “Unicorn” and recognizes Frank’s voice. That phone also has a certain “Babes” saved in it, who we know is Mick. Capitani understandably takes Elsa off the case given Steve’s likely involvement. He returns to the military base with a warrant, and the major is very forthcoming, having interrupted the maneuvers. But Steve, Frank, and Jerry are still out by the highway trying to jack the military truck that is bringing in the shipment. Capitani reveals that the G has been coming in from Prague in ammunition boxes marked with the unicorn sticker. Frank’s position in charge of logistics allowed him to keep track of the inventory, and their contact on the other side was Jerry’s brother. In Jerry’s things, Capitani finds a picture of presumably Tanja that had been torn apart and reassembled.

Capitani season 1, episode 9 also reveals Tanja’s cause of death — her lungs were slowly perforated and crushed and she suffocated over several hours, which is an extraordinarily miserable way to go. As the story makes the news, Elsa cries to her mother, who admittedly never seemed to trust Steve much in the first place.

But then there’s Bonifas. She returns in “My Heart Was Full Of Trust” to reveal to Capitani that Carla wasn’t just one of the Weasel’s sales girls, she was his number two. Capitani reveals that he fudged his story about the loss of his firearm and that there’s a chance Carla might have taken it and used it to kill the Weasel, which is probably closer to the truth but still isn’t accurate. He also claims to have done his due diligence in tracking her down but was unable to do so. Bonifas doesn’t believe this and calls Interpol, where she rather easily uncovers Carla’s new identity and the fact she’s running a hotel in the village. The episode ends with her checking in.

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