Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #2 Episode #6 (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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Lindsay takes the call from Akers.

LINDSAY:

DI Denton.

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Lindsay gets run off the road.

Gunmen attack the convoy.

Lindsay stares through fire at the burning car.

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Lindsay turns on Kate.

LINDSAY:

People have been underestimating me

all my life.

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Lindsay is charged.

HASTINGS:

Detective Inspector Denton, I’m

arresting you for Conspiracy to

Murder.

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Lindsay gets locked up in a prison cell.

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CAST CREDIT:

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Steve gets intimate with the witness Claire Tindall.

HASTINGS:

She was a witness. You’re saying

she was fair game?

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Steve’s tempted to linger with Lindsay at her home.

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Lindsay pleads with Steve.

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LINDSAY:

I’m innocent. You know I am.

Steve visits Lindsay.

STEVE:

I believe you.

Lindsay gets released on bail.

CAST CREDIT:

Dryden supports Hastings.

DRYDEN:

I need your guiding hand on the

tiller.

HASTINGS:

Thank you, sir.

Hastings sees CCTV of Dryden with Prasad.

Hastings listens to Prasad’s Dying Declaration.

PRASAD:

The ambush was set up by Dryden.

Hastings watches Dryden’s press conference.

DRYDEN:

This is the breakthrough we’ve

wanted.

Hastings’ eyes narrow.

CAST CREDIT:

Steve returns Lindsay to custody.

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LINDSAY:

Dryden’s the one behind this. We’ve

got to work together to get him.

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Prasad and Cole chuck Lindsay in the boot of a car.

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Lindsay turns the tables on Prasad, crushing him with the

car.

LINDSAY:

I was set up. By Dryden.

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In hospital, Prasad stonewalls AC-12.

PRASAD:

I’m not saying anything without

immunity from Prosecution.

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On tape, Tommy mentions the Caddy.

TOMMY:

The Caddy.

Cottan takes charge of that side of things.

COTTAN:

Leave that one to me.

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Cottan asks for Morton’s help.

COTTAN:

I need to tick this box. Cole was

the Caddy, right?

Morton looks unsure.

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CAST CREDIT:

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Steve and Rogerson break up.

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ROGERSON:

We can’t see each other.

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Kate marches up to her front door. She slips her key the

lock. It won’t go in. She keeps failing. She starts banging

on the door in frustration.

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Lindsay visits her mother in the nursing home.

KASIA (O.S.)

She’s had a stroke.

LINDSAY:

I’m here, mum, I’m here.

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Lindsay looks at the stripped bed where her mum lay.

LINDSAY:

I wasn’t here when she went.

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CAST CREDIT:

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Lindsay studies Carly Kirk’s missing persons file.

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Carly appears in compromising photos of Dryden.

There are also photos of her body in a waitress’s outfit.

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A body is found.

LINDSAY:

It’s bound to be Carly.

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Mallick welcomes Lindsay back to 4th St Station after the

ambush.

MALLICK:

You’ve been through a lot. Take it

steady.

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O’Neill shoves Lindsay’s head down the toilet, while Mallick

is one of those looking on.

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WRITER CREDIT:

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More accusations fly at Dryden.

STEVE:

You set up Lindsay Denton.

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Dryden points the finger at Lindsay.

DRYDEN:

Lindsay Denton followed me that

night. She knows more than she’s

letting on.

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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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