It is almost dark when commissioners Nina Rubin (Meret Becker) and Robert Karow (Mark Waschke) examine the headless corpse that has just been recovered from the Spree.

Not a pretty sight, and even the gray evening promises Berlin sadness and a bad mood - the symphony of the big city, as you know it from the RBB "crime scene".

After this last episode, they will not go to the theater together, as Rubin suggests.

Instead, a hesitant moment of waiting at the car.

What are you waiting for?

Feelings are "for ugly people," says Karow: "Do you want to hear something with love?" "What's that supposed to be?

If you don't have children of your own, you'll always be an amateur when it comes to love, my father said," she replies cautiously, whose husband and sons separated from her a long time ago.

So nothing with love.

Rather boyish Berliners and work.

At night, Karow is seen in the pathology department, lending his hand to create a kind of glove with the dead man's skin.

The next day, Karow throws a dead pig into the Spree, weighing exactly 95 kilos like the dead one.

Karow can deal with worn-out creatureliness.

Night owl Rubin tends to the living, with equal professionalism, later with an almost melted heart, heartbreaking.

Fifteen cases in seven years, two investigators as the proverbial "king's children", now it's over.

Even in the first case of both, "The Muli", it was about trust.

The ruins of BER were a venue, here, in "The girl who goes home alone", it becomes the stage for the finale with labyrinthine escape routes.

Isolation, brutalization and the absence of community spirit were themes of this "crime scene".

Among the highlights was the "Meta" case, in which Rubin and Karow found themselves in a game of fictional fiction and fictional reality.

The most melancholic was the tenth case, "Life After Death", in which Karow learns that he has lived wall to wall with a dead person for weeks.

Rubin rips her T-shirt, he does the same, it's a Jewish ritual for the soul between death and burial.

"Then do it for me too

when I'm not here anymore?” “You are not alone, Karow”.

Then you meet again.

They weren't meant for each other

They had each other, but weren't made for each other, says cameraman Ngo The Chau, who directs his first police film with Meret Becker's last appearance: a cinematically perfect "crime scene" that belongs in the series' hall of fame.

In passing, the viewer's gaze falls on a wall in the headquarters with photos of the police officers who were killed in action, before the new colleague Malik Aslan (Tan Caglar) demonstrates with glass marbles that many floors in Berlin buildings are crooked - marbles like crystal balls from which the future reads.

Scenes, actions, dialogues, thriller twists swing together to form a "crime scene", the last third of which almost bursts with adrenaline.

Finally, before a cinema quote has to make room for the cinema quote.

Saying goodbye at BER Airport on the runway.

The excellent screenplay by Günter Schütter closes the circle to the first episode by Stefan Kolditz.

You can see a double farewell of two lovers.

Nina Rubin bids farewell to Julie Bolshakov (Bella Dayne), the mannequin-beautiful wife of Bratva (Brotherhood) leader Yasha (Oleg Tikhomirov).

That night Julie had asked Rubin, who was going home, for witness protection in a souvenir shop and promised a copied hard drive in return.

Rubin and Julie meet in a dance hall for lonely women, dance, talk, kiss.

In this setting, Meret Becker creates images of longing with Ngo The Chau that say everything about her vulnerable, strong, pure-hearted figure.

And Karow says goodbye to Rubin.

Karow, who revealed the identity of the dead

an undercover agent with the Bolshakovs.

It comes to a showdown.

With Nina Rubin in Berlin, Martina Bönisch in Dortmund and Sascha Bukow from Rostock's "Polizeiruf" the three investigator figures whose stories were told in the most plausible way have left.

All three leave partners, new constellations are in demand.

Mark Waschke gives Karow a solo in the next "crime scene" before Corinna Harfouch joins in as the new commissioner.

Crime scene: The girl who goes home alone'

, this Sunday, 8:15 p.m., ARD