‘You Don’t Know Me’ is a BBC and Netflix courtroom thriller tv series that tells the story of a nameless character – referred to as the Defendant in Netflix captions and the Hero in the credits. He is accused of killing drug trafficker Jamil Issa (Roger Jean Nsengiyumva). As his case draws to a close, the Respondent realizes that he will be found guilty.
With great effort, he dismisses his lawyer and gives a concluding speech himself. The prosecutor has a lot of evidence against him and is about to receive a verdict. Therefore, Defendant did the only thing he thought he could do – tell the judge the truth, or rather, what he said was true.”You Don’t Know Me.”
You Don’t Know Season 1: Synopsis
“You Don’t Know Me.”In his closing remarks, the prosecutor, Barrister Mahmood (possibly named after Imran Mahmood, author of the 2017 novel in which the series is based), also goes on to testify that the prosecutor presented to the judge. Jamil’s blood was found under Defendant’s fingernails. And a lethal weapon, a Baikal rifle, was found in his apartment.
He was seen on CCTV near the scene of the murder, at the time of the murder. Website records also place the Respondent’s cellphone in the location and time of the murder. Defendant’s hair was found in Jamil’s car. The prosecutor also alleged that the accused had known Jamil and that the accused had told the other man that he was a traitor, alleging that the accused had threatened the victim.
Defendant chose not to testify until closing remarks. However, as he has decided to deliver his own speech, he must make it clear. Defendant begins by asserting his innocence. And then, he starts telling the judge about his relationship with a woman named Kyra (Sophie Wilde), who says the relationship and Jamil’s murder are linked.
The defendant, a car dealer, first boarded a Kyra while boarding a bus. She is indifferent and spends most of the time with her face buried in a book. He invites her to dinner and learns how to cook spaghetti carbonara (a dish mentioned in one of her books) from an Italian chef. Soon, she is moving into her apartment, though she continues to pay her rent for her old house. Defendant’s mother immediately fell in love with Kyra, and her sister, Bless (Bukky Bakray), became her best friend.
One day, however, Defendant returns home to find that Kyra is no more. He tries to look at her, pasting placards on all the other walls and trees, asking people to touch him as soon as they see her. When he went to the police, they saw for the first time that he did not know who she was. Finally, someone sees her in Camden, North London, and calls her. Defendant immediately drives there and finds out that Kyra is now working as a trader.
Although Defendant briefly considers the idea of just leaving, Bless reassures him that to going to rescue Kyra. He gets a gun from Jamil, the same gun that would have been used to kill a drug dealer. One night, after having had enough courage, he returned to Camden, shot Kyra’s pimp, and released her.
Kyra was taken to the streets by a gang called Glocks. Her brother, Spooks, was one of their members, but he was arrested and eventually became a police detective. As punishment for his actions, Glockz forced Kyra to become a sex worker.
At the end of the season, as Defendant’s closing speech approaches his conclusion, he makes major revelations about the identity of Jamil’s killer. The finale of the series that it presents to its audience is unclear. Although we know exactly what happened to Jamil at the time, the judges’ decision remains a mystery.”You Don’t Know Me.”
You Don’t Know Me Season 1 Ending: Jamil Is Dead or Alive?
“You Don’t Know Me.”The defendant had the remains of a gun in his hand because he shot a pimp, which eventually survived. He called Jamil a “wasteman” and did not say he would kill him. It was his way of telling Jamil that he was trash. Police found the Defendant’s hair in the middle of Jamil’s car because Jamil and his subordinates grabbed him and took him to meet their dealer, Face.
That interaction is illustrated in Chapter 3. Jamil was selling drugs in Camden. When the Glockzs came looking for Kyra, they spotted Jamil, who was putting his business at risk. Now, Jamil cannot pay the money he owes Face, who explains the situation to Defendant and tells him that he is the one who should be compensated for the loss.
Help comes in the form of Curt (Tuwaine Barrett), Defendant’s childhood friend. Although he is now a member of Glockz, he still wants to get out. Curt comes up with a plan to rob Jamil of 20 thousand pounds. He will pretend to be a cocaine dealer, and the Respondent will make representations.
Since he desperately needs money to pay off his debts, Jamil will try to buy cocaine to sell it at a higher price. However, after the robbery, he will be busy wondering what the State will do to him to follow the Respondent. But Jamil appears with a shotgun, and there is a brief but violent confrontation between the groups. It ends with the shooting of Kyra Jamil.
However, Jamil survives as Defendant informed his family in advance. Currently, Defendant claims that he was eventually built by Kyra, who refused to live in fear for the rest of her life. She took a pistol and shot Jamil before placing the gun between the Respondent’s passport and some of the money they received from Jamil. He told the judge they were supposed to meet at their house, but she disappeared again. Kyra apparently alerted the police to what had happened.
In fact, it was Sibusiso who killed Jamil. The drug dealer abducted her after she went to check on her condition at the hospital. CCTV seized the Respondent’s car while he was meeting Jamil and Face. Jamil was about to kill the Respondent when Bless shot him. It looks like Curt hit Face to death and shot himself, but he survived. After taking Curt to the hospital, Defendant decided to take the case to protect Bless and told Kyra to flee.
She hesitated, but before she left, she promised that if he was found guilty, he would blame her. The defendant then arranged everything in his house to appear guilty. With the exception of the Respondent, Kyra, Sibusiso, and Curt, the only person who knew the truth was Defendant’s lawyer, as he told her what had happened.
Prior to the ruling, Defendant considered what would happen if he was found guilty or not guilty. If he is found guilty, Jamil’s family will be happy. If the judge says he is innocent, he will be reunited with his family. It looks like Curt is running away too. He will find Kyra and find him always happy. The series ends before the judge announces the verdict.
Although the Respondent was very convincing in his speech, the judge repeatedly reminded the judge that what he said in closing his remarks should not be considered evidence. Moreover, as Barrister Mahmood points out, Defendant did not present any evidence to support his claim. Because of all of this, he is likely to receive a criminal sentence.”You Don’t Know Me.”
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