Masterpiece Mystery!: Zen: Cabal
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Masterpiece Mystery!: Zen: Cabal

Thursday, June 19 at 9:00 p.m.

A disgraced aristocrat jumps off a bridge. Or was he pushed?

Rufus Sewell stars as Detective Aurelio Zen, a Roman police detective hailing from Venice, where "Zen" is a local shortening of the name Zeno. Separated from his wife and living with his mother, he is too frazzled by his job to think about romance. That is, until he meets Tania Moretti (Caterina Murino), his chief's new secretary.

In tonight's episode, Zen gets mixed signals from his scheming bosses: the Ministry of Justice wants a ruling of suicide, while a powerful and beautiful female prosecutor hints that Zen had better start looking for the murderer.

The plot thickens when it appears that the victim was trying to inform on a previously unknown group called the Cabal, with conspirators at the highest levels of Italian society. Meanwhile, Zen and Tania are having trouble closing the book on their failed marriages, plus Zen is being pressured into an affair by the prosecutor.