Line of Duty  Season #2 Episode #2
Synopsis: After a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation, Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott is transferred to AC-12, a police anti-corruption unit. Alongside Detective Constable Kate Fleming ,they are assigned to lead an investigation into the alleged corruption by a popular and successful officer, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Gates. While Gates cleverly manipulates his unit's figures, DS Arnott questions whether Gates is being made a scapegoat for a culture of institutionalized spin, or is guilty of darker corruption.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Actors: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson
  5 wins & 23 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.5
NOT RATED
Year:
2012
60 min
348 Views

Line of Duty #2.2 02/06/2013 CHERRY revisions 2.

CONTINUED:

Akers hurries the Witness under a blanket from the safe house

to the waiting car.

CUT TO:

Lindsay drives the lead vehicle; Akers’ vehicle follows.

CUT TO:

The ambush vehicle smashes into the vehicles. Gunmen spray

bullets. They set fire to Akers’ vehicle. They’re clearly

established wearing thick black jackets and motorcycle

helmets.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Hastings briefs Steve and Kate at the Witness’s bedside.

HASTINGS:

He was in Witness Protection.

STEVE:

Who is he?

HASTINGS:

Classified.

CUT TO:

Hastings updates Steve and Georgia.

HASTINGS:

He’s going to regain consciousness.

INTERCUT:

LINE OF DUTY:

INTERCUT:

Dryden grandstands to the press.

DRYDEN:

There’s been an attack on the

Police. Cutbacks have jeopardised

services. We can’t even protect

ourselves.

CUT TO:

Dryden addresses the press.

(CONTINUED)

Line of Duty #2.2 02/06/2013 CHERRY revisions 3.

CONTINUED:
(2)

DRYDEN:

A breakthrough is imminent.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Kate questions Hastings.

KATE:

Who was the Witness Protection

Officer?

HASTINGS:

DS Jayne Akers.

CUT TO:

Kate hides her shock.

CUT TO:

Rich mourns at the funeral.

CUT TO:

Kate gets off with Rich.

CUT TO:

Rich shows Kate the photo of her with Jayne.

KATE:

D’you think she ever knew?

INTERCUT:

WRITER CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Hastings briefs Steve over shots of Kate alongside Lindsay.

HASTINGS:

Kate’s undercover.

STEVE (O.S.)

She’s in. That’s all that matters.

CUT TO:

Kate tails Lindsay as she makes a call from a phone box.

(CONTINUED)

Line of Duty #2.2 02/06/2013 CHERRY revisions 4.

CONTINUED:
(3)

KATE:

The call’s been traced to the

hospital.

CUT TO:

Steve and Georgia run into the hospital.

INTERCUT:

PRODUCER CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

The Witness flat-lines.

Steve gets knocked out.

Georgia gets knocked out of a window.

Steve lies unconscious on the floor.

INTERCUT:

DIRECTOR CREDIT:

END OF RECAP;

CUT TO:

201

INT. 4TH ST STATION. SQUAD ROOM. LATER THAT DAY (OF SCRIPT

DAY AT END OF EP 1).

From her desk, Kate observes Mallick, O’Neill and other cops

forming into a huddle as a rumour of breaking news grips the

station.

MALLICK:

The Witness is dead.

O’NEILL

Jesus wept.

MALLICK:

They’ve got someone in. Copper.

Kate follows their accusing looks towards Lindsay’s office --

the blinds are down, there’s no sign of occupancy.

CUT TO:

201A

INT. 4TH ST STATION. LINDSAY’S OFFICE. CONTINUOUS.

Lindsay watches a news bulletin on her computer, listening

via earphones.

(CONTINUED)

Line of Duty #2.2 02/06/2013 CHERRY revisions 5.

201A CONTINUED:

ON SCREEN:
A report on Georgia’s death, showing a GV of the

hospital exterior and GVs of well-wishers laying flowers,

then a photo of Georgia.

TV REPORTER (V.O.)

The police officer plunged 5 floors

and is reported to have died

instantly. She has been named as

Detective Constable Georgia

Trotman, aged 28. A police

spokesperson refused to disclose

the precise circumstances

surrounding Detective Constable

Trotman’s death.

ON SCREEN:
Screen-grabs of a man in motorcycle gear on the

hospital stairwell.

TV REPORTER (V.O.)

However a murder enquiry has been

opened and officers are seeking a

suspect in connection with the

investigation.

ON SCREEN:
Hargreaves makes a statement in front of the

hospital. He is named as DETECTIVE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT

LESTER HARGREAVES MAJOR VIOLENT CRIME UNIT and the strap-line

is POLICEWOMAN MURDER: OFFICERS SEEK SUSPECT DRESSED IN

MOTORCYCLE CLOTHING. This was RECORDED EARLIER.

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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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