Convincing Denise that they're heading to the police station where he'll hand himself in, Lucas drives out of the Square but Denise begins to panic when he heads in the opposite direction.
On their way, Lucas reveals to Denise that he's taking her to be baptised, before rolling up on some wasteland beside a canal. Spooked by his behaviour, a panic-stricken Denise initially plays along with his religious chatter but it's not long before she becomes wary of his motives.
As Lucas realises that Denise isn't taking him seriously, he's thrown into a fit of rage when she makes a grab for the keys. With that, he grabs his wife around the neck and strangles her until her body falls limp…
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