A girl disappears on her way to school, and suspicion falls on her father who has been fighting for her custody. Wallander's investigation is helped when he visits a woman whom he had arrested when her own daughter disappeared.
Young girl bicycles off to school leaving her estranged parents in the midst of an argument. She disappears and her bicycle is tossed into the water. Kurt returns from his suspension and he and the team first focus on the mother and her Chilean ex, the girl's father. They are both suing for full custody, and so both have a motive to keep her from the other. But Kurt senses a similarity with an unsolved disappearance of a little girl from several years before, a case in which he aggressively fixated on the girl's mother as the suspect. Now has to get her cooperation before the rest of the team moves onto another suspect. Written by
Wallander and two others get into his Volkswagen CC, but the interior shots from the car show them seated in a Volvo V70. In a later scene when Wallander gives a woman a lift, the interior of the Volkswagen CC is beige with wood trim when the woman is shown. When Wallander is shown, the interior is suddenly black with aluminum trim and a black roof lining. See more »
A Last Goodbye
music & lyrics by Stefan Stenman
performed by Ordinary By Day See more »
A little girl is apparently abducted after leaving her seemingly unpleasant home. She stops for a piece of candy from a friendly grocer and the next thing we see is her bike being thrown into a pond. Kurt Wallander is sensitive to this case because he had unsuccessfully investigated a woman whose daughter had disappeared years before. He went after the mother at the time. The child was never found, but the mother was exonerated. She has lived in seclusion for years, working through evidence she has accumulated. The problem that presents itself is that the missing girl's father is a hothead and he and the mother fight tooth and nail. The key to many of these mysteries is the ability to look outside the box. A female consultant is brought in, having had successes in recovering children, but she is by-the-book and inflexible and so she clashes with Kurt. There are intriguing events and this episode holds our interest very well.
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