The Queen of the Night
Oskar is called away from Max and Clara's engagement party to investigate the brutal murders of three women in a brothel. Clara understands Max's eagerness to join the investigation and allows him to follow, much to the detective's dismay. The police almost immediately arrest Victor Krull, a man who regularly visited the brothel and took a particular interest in one of the victims, whose body has been washed and ritualistically displayed. The press are informed of the arrest, but Max is not at all convinced.