"Follow the money or follow the sperm. One of them usually leads to the perpetrator": When the lawyer Corinne Perrault is found dead in Lake Zurich, Commissioner Clara Ott (Carol Schuler) immediately names the two possible motives. The deceased represented the up-and-coming pharmaceutical company Argon, which is about to get approval for a prohibitively expensive drug. An expert opinion seems to show that the drug has serious side effects. Is that why the lawyer had to die? Or does her colleague and lover Matteo Riva (Benjamin Grüter) have something to do with the murder? Inspectors Ott and Grandjean (Anna Pieri Zuercher) follow both possible leads.
Most recently, the corona pandemic brought the question back to the table as to how new drugs and active ingredients would even come onto the market. A discussion in which there is often a lot of populism and the subliminal accusation that the pharmaceutical industry acts unscrupulously and is only interested in money. The two screenwriters Nina Vukovic and Stefanie Veith take some air out of the overheated debate and remind them that new drugs are primarily there to save human lives.
Isabelle Grandjean (Anna Pieri Zuercher) surprises with a rap interlude, which she also uses to gain the trust of a witness. Tessa Ott is skeptical at first - but in the end they both rap together.
This "crime scene" doesn't exactly lift the spirits. Given the grim news, you can safely turn off the case.
Inspectors Grandjean and Ott also investigated in these cases: