Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #2 Episode #3 (2012)
Synopsis: Line of Duty is a British police procedural television series created by Jed Mercurio that premiered on 26 June 2012. It is the most popular drama series broadcast on BBC Two in the multichannel era and is a winner of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series.Line of Duty was included in a list of the Top 50 BBC Two shows of all-time, in a list of the 80 best BBC shows of all time and was the highest ranked current series in a list of the best cop shows of all time.

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PREVIOUSLY ...

Lindsay answers the call from Akers.

LINDSAY:

(Into phone.)

DI Denton.

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Akers introduces herself to Lindsay.

AKERS:

DS Akers.

LINDSAY:

Am I taking the rest of your team?

AKERS:

There’s just me.

CUT TO:

In her car, Akers rides with a witness under a blanket.

CUT TO:

Lindsay leads the convoy.

CUT TO:

A vehicle ambushes the convoy. Gunmen in motorcycle gear

attack Akers’ vehicle. Lindsay looks on in horror.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Hastings briefs Steve and Kate about the witness on intensive

care.

HASTINGS:

He was in the witness protection

programme.

CUT TO:

The witness is killed; the killer knocks Georgia out of a

window while Steve lies unconscious.

CUT TO:

Kate gets off with Rich Akers.

CUT TO:

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:

Rich looks at a photo of Jayne.

RICH:

Do you think she knew?

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Lindsay slides Kate’s phone across the table to her.

KATE:

Your call history made for very

interesting reading. Let’s save the

rest of this conversation for

another time, Kate, that work for

you?

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Kate drives with Lindsay.

KATE:

People talk.

LINDSAY:

They shouldn’t.

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Kate stands on Lindsay’s door step with a bottle of wine.

KATE:

Peace offering.

CUT TO:

Lindsay slaps Kate.

LINDSAY:

People have been underestimating me

my whole life.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Lindsay faces a showdown with Steve, Kate and Hastings.

Hastings and Steve accuse Lindsay of complicity.

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:
(2)

HASTINGS:

You were involved in setting up the

ambush!

LINDSAY:

That’s not true!

STEVE:

You were involved in killing four

officers.

HASTINGS:

DI Denton, I’m arresting you for

conspiracy to murder a protected

witness.

INTERCUT:

LINE OF DUTY:

INTERCUT:

Jo brings Dryden bad news.

JO:

They’ve got a story about you lying

about who was driving.

DRYDEN:

Helen was home. I was driving.

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Dryden has a secret meeting with a journalist.

DRYDEN:

I can give you the inside track on

major police stories, not least the

ambush investigation.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Steve returns to Claire’s house.

CLAIRE:

I’m glad you came back.

CUT TO:

Lindsay shows photos of Steve in an upstairs room with

Claire.

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:
(3)

LINDSAY:

Were you coaching the witness?

INTERCUT:

WRITER CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Steve visits the industrial estate.

CLAIRE (O.S.)

He took me to his mate’s garage.

Rogerson explains.

ROGERSON:

It was a front.

CUT TO:

Lindsay visits the same spot.

CUT TO:

Lindsay explains.

LINDSAY:

Carly’s friend remembered the

boyfriend was into cars, he

might’ve been a mechanic.

CUT TO:

Surveying the brutal buildings, Lindsay looks emotional.

INTERCUT:

PRODUCER CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

AC-12 open up the witness protection files.

HASTINGS:

We’ve finally got an ID on the

witness.

Steve looks at the file.

STEVE:

My God.

CUT TO:

Lindsay seizes on Steve’s doubts.

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:
(4)

STEVE:

Motive, opportunity, means.

LINDSAY:

I only knew about the ambush an

hour before. How could I have set

it up?

Steve takes Lindsay into custody.

LINDSAY:

I’m innocent. You know I am.

DIRECTOR CREDIT:

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Jed Mercurio

Jed Mercurio (born 1966) is a British television writer, producer, director and novelist. He is reported to be one of the few British script-writers to work as a U.S.-style showrunner. A former hospital physician and RAF officer, Mercurio has been ranked among UK television's leading writers by TV-industry magazine Broadcast. more…

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