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
  5 wins & 23 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.5
NOT RATED
Year:
2012
60 min
635 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.

HARGREAVES (ON TV)

This was a shocking, violent crime

and our thoughts go out to the

Trotman family. A man wearing

motorcycle clothing was seen on

CCTV entering and leaving the 5th

Floor via a stairwell. We are

appealing for information on this

man.

Lindsay watches the whole report with a look of deep anguish.

She turns it off abruptly and pulls out her earphones. She

struggles to compose herself, but succeeds.

CUT TO:

202 INT. 4TH ST STATION. INTERVIEW ROOM. MOMENTS LATER.

Steve stews in a closed room, showing a facial bruise from

the end of Ep 1. Suddenly keys turn in the lock and the door

swings open. Enter DET CHIEF SUPT LESTER HARGREAVES (late

40s) and DET SGT NICOLA ROGERSON (late 20s/early 30s).

HARGREAVES:

DCS Hargreaves, DS Rogerson, Major

Violent Crime Unit.

(CONTINUED)

Line of Duty #2.2 02/06/2013 CHERRY revisions 6.

202 CONTINUED:

ROGERSON:

We’re very sorry about DC Trotman.

STEVE:

Thank you.

HARGREAVES:

Up to answering a few questions?

STEVE:

Yeah.

Hargreaves and Rogerson take their seats.

HARGREAVES:

We’re interested in what you were

up to at the hospital.

STEVE:

Georgia and I were trying to save

the Witness. An unidentified male

was injecting something into his

drip. He knocked me out cold and

when I came round he was gone.

HARGREAVES:

That it?

STEVE:

Yes, sir.

HARGREAVES:

Would you be able to help us with

how you came to be on the intensive

care unit at the exact time an

attempt was made on the Witness’s

life?

STEVE:

I do honestly want to help, sir,

but I’m really not at liberty to

answer that question.

HARGREAVES:

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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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