Meret Becker gives the commissioner Nina Rubin around seven years and 15 cases in the Berlin "crime scene". But that's irretrievably over after the episode "The Girl Who Goes Home Alone". The actress would have preferred a different ending.
It was only in February that the fans surprisingly had to say goodbye to Anna Schudt and her role as Commissioner Martina Bönisch in the Dortmund "Tatort" edition. Another dramatic exit from the ARD crime series followed. Nina Rubin aka Meret Becker dies in the new Berlin case "The girl who goes home alone" in the arms of her colleague Robert Karow (Mark Waschke).
Like Martina Bönisch before him, Rubin was shot while he was working. What does Becker think about the fate of her character? "I wanted a definitive end," admits the native of Bremen.
However, she originally had "something else" in mind, says the 53-year-old. "I wanted to die, but not like this. My desired ending was based on a book." However, the author designed something else. "I thought it was a good idea, so I didn't insist on my suggestion," explains Becker. It had been clear since May 2019 that she would leave the Berlin "crime scene". It was said at the time that she wanted to devote herself to new artistic challenges.
According to director Ngo The Chau, Nina Rubin's farewell should be dramatic, "and yet not leave behind a completely broken Karow who may not be able to get back on his feet". The prospect of further episodes is "very important" in this series, he explains.
It has long been known who will follow in Becker's footsteps. Actress Corinna Harfouch takes on the investigation alongside Mark Waschke. It is not yet known when the first case will be seen with her. Robert Karow first has to solve a case solo. Filming for "Tatort: The Victim", the working title, was recently completed. The broadcast is scheduled for the end of the year.
In Waschke's solo thriller, a man who has been shot is found in a wooded area. Karow knows the victim from his youth and excludes suicide. The dead man was an undercover agent working for a well-known Berlin nightclub owner whose involvement in violent crimes has not yet been proven. His fingerprints are now on the murder weapon, but the club owner denies everything. Karow is not satisfied with the evidence, takes vacation, moves undercover into the victim's apartment and follows in his footsteps.