42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 begins in a flashback with Veronica taking her kids to show them a newly born lamb. Soon after, we are taken to Veronica’s funeral, where her bereaved family and friends give her a farewell.
Unable to find proof of a third-party connection, the forensic report states Veronica had committed suicide. She went into self-confinement in her own attic and took her own life.
Cecilia and Pizzaro are aghast at the audacity of this report and the incompetence of the investigating team.
Only Mario chooses to trust this report and states in an interview that knowing that nobody else has hurt his wife and that she decided to take her own life is a more comforting thought.
As the title suggests, refusing to believe that Veronica had committed suicide, Pizzaro continues his investigation with the help of Nora and Braulio.
Mario’s secretary tells them that Mario not only arrived at work earlier that fateful day, but for some odd reason, his eyes were teary as well.
Another staff said to them that when he approached Mario with a problem, Mario said that he already was dealing with a family emergency.
However, he was not aware of his wife’s disappearance at that time.
Pizzaro and Nora are fully convinced that Mario has orchestrated his wife’s murder and believe that he had called Veronica after dropping off his daughter at school just to confirm that she was at home at that time.
After a relentless fight, 622 days later, Pizzaro gets Veronica’s body exhumed for further forensic tests.
However, Pizzaro’s effort proved to be futile as no new evidence could be found even after this tedious procedure.
At Mario’s lawyer’s insistence, Veronica’s disappearance and murder case were closed.
42 Days of Darkness Season 1 Episode 5 Ending Explained
Five years onwards, we find that Pizzaro’s obsession with Veronica Montes’s disappearance case has taken its toll on his family life. Pizzaro has a strained relationship with his son, and they hardly meet.
Life is tough for Kari as well, who finds it very upsetting when her family members and friends point accusing fingers at her father.
Kari refuses to believe that her father has a role in her mother’s death and has distanced herself from her aunt Cecilia because Cecilia is hampering her father’s life in her pursuit of justice.
Kari also feels guilty for the rude things she has said to her mom. Nonetheless, she is very protective of her kid sister Emi and tries to take good care of her.
Amidst all this, Pizzaro gets a massive breakthrough in the form of a former client who tells him that she knows who the killer is.