The Coroner script
The Coroner  Season #2 Episode #1 (2015)
Synopsis: The Coroner is a daytime drama series produced by BBC Birmingham, starring Claire Goose as solicitor Jane Kennedy as she takes over the job of coroner in a South Devon coastal town she left as a teenager.Matt Bardock stars as Detective Sergeant Davey Higgins who was Kennedy's childhood sweetheart, and together they investigate local deaths.

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EP10/SC2. EXT. RAFE AND JESS’ HOUSE. DAY 1 08.45

RAFE, JESS

[RAFE CARRIES A LARGE RIG (CONTAINING HIS

PARACHUTE), HEADS TO HIS CARHIS WAY

BARRED BY JESS (42, NERVY, AUSTRALIAN)]

JESS:

Don’t. Stay. Please, stay.

RAFE:

I’ve got to.

JESS:

Don’t go up. Please.

RAFE:

You can’t do this, every time. It’s my job, Jess.

JESS:

I don’t want you to go…

RAFE:

I can’t let the team down.

JESS:

(UPSET) You mean you can’t let Lori down?

[BEAT]

RAFE:

No, Jess. No, I can’t.

[HE GOES TO KISS JESS BUT SHE TURNS AWAY,

WALKS INSIDE. OUT ON RAFETAKEN ABACK BY

HER LACK OF AFFECTION]

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EP10/SC3. INT. THE DROP ZONE HANGAR. DAY 1. 09.12

RAFE, LORI, EDDIE

[LORI (43, OUTDOORSY, TOUGH, TOMBOYISH)

WATCHES EDDIE (42, AGING, IMMATURE, SURFER

DUDE) CHECK A PARACHUTE RIG [SIMILAR TO

RAFE’S]. HE FEELS INSIDE, CHECKS THE PINS]

EDDIE:

It’s good to go.

[HE PUSHES IT AWAY. LORI STARTS CHECKNG IT]

EDDIE:

I checked it.

LORI:

And I’m double checking it.

EDDIE:

(LIGHT) Don’t trust me?

[LORI IGNORES HIM. EDDIE, SHEEPISH, STARTS ON

THE NEXT. RAFE ENTERS, STILL UNSETTLED, WITH

HIS RIG. EVEN MORE UNSETTLED TO SEE EDDIE]

RAFE:

What’s he doing here?

LORI:

Rafe…

EDDIE:

C’mon, man. One slip up.

RAFE:

One that could’ve killed someone.

EDDIE:

It won’t happen again.

[RAFE PULLS EDDIE CLOSE. SNIFFS. RECOILS]

RAFE:

You stink of booze.

EDDIE:

From last night. I haven’t touched a drop. I wouldn’t… I’m not stupid!

RAFE:

Out. Now.

[ANNOYED, EDDIE STORMS OFF]

LORI:

Why’re you being such a ball breaker? He needs our support.

[RAFE LOOKS AWAY. SO DOES HE…]

LORI:

What? Is he in trouble?

RAFE:

Not him. (VULNERABLE) I’ve made a big mistake, Lori.

LORI:

About what?

[FOR A SECOND, IT LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT SAY]

RAFE:

I’ll deal with it.

[HE WALKS AWAY. OUT ON LORI’S CONCERN]

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EP10/SC4. INT. THE DROP ZONE. LOCKERS. DAY 1. 09.17

EDDIE, STIX, RAFE

[EDDIE UNSCREWS THE TOP OFF A BOTTLE. GOES

TO TAKE A SWIG. PAUSES. SCREWS THE CAP BACK

ON, SHOVES THE BOTTLE IN HIS LOCKER.

HE HEARS WHISTLING, SEES STIX (28, ADRENALIN

JUNKIE, MIXED RACE) ENTER. EDDIE ABOUT TO

JOIN HIM WHEN]

RAFE (OOV):

(SHOUTS) Stix!

[EDDIE HANGS BACK, SEES RAFE HEAD OVER STIX

SHIFTY. THEY ARGUE. EDDIE CAN’T HEAR WHAT

ABOUT BUT HE SEES RAFE SHOVE STIX, HARD.

EDDIE CREEPS AWAY. PASSES A PHOTO ON THE

WALL OF HIM, RAFE AND LORI BEAMING, BY A

SMALL PLANE. ARMS ROUND EACH OTHER. A

MILLION YEARS AWAY FROM NOW]

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EP10/SC5. EXT. THE DROP ZONE. DAY 1. 09.58

RAFE, EDDIE, STIX, LORI

N.S. PILOT

[THE SAME SMALL PLANE NEAR THE HANGAR AS

RAFE, LORI AND STIX, (WEARING RIGS), CLIMB

INSIDE.

THE PILOT STARTS THE ENGINE.

EDDIE HANGS BACK, WATCHES. SWIGS FROM HIS

BOTTLE. IF LOOKS COULD KILL, AT LEAST ONE OF

THEM WOULD BE DEAD RIGHT NOW…]

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EP10/SC6. INT. LIGHT AIRCRAFT. DAY 1. 10.13

RAFE, STIX, LORI

N.S. PILOT

[IT’S NOISY. THEY PUT ON HELMETS WITH GO-PRO

CAMERAS ATTACHED. RAFE PULLS THE DOOR

OPEN. DEVON A LONG WAY DOWN.

HE CHECKS THE ALTIMETRE ON HIS WRIST]

RAFE:

(SHOUTS) Ready?

LORI:

Ready.

STIX:

Yep.

[RAFE EYES STIX – THERE’S A TENSION. JUST

BETWEEN THEMLORI DOESN’T SEE]

STIX:

I said yes.

[RAFE PUTS HIS VISOR DOWN, THE OTHERS DO THE

SAME. FACES NO LONGER VISIBLE. LORI AND STIX

TAKE THEIR PLACES BY THE DOOR]

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