Line of Duty  Season #2 Episode #3
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
332 Views

LINE OF DUTY #2.3 04/06/2013 Salmon revisions 1.

PREVIOUSLY ...

Lindsay answers the call from Akers.

LINDSAY:

(Into phone.)

DI Denton.

CUT TO:

Akers introduces herself to Lindsay.

AKERS:

DS Akers.

LINDSAY:

Am I taking the rest of your team?

AKERS:

There’s just me.

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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)

LINE OF DUTY #2.3 04/06/2013 Salmon revisions 2.

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.

CUT TO:

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.

CUT TO:

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)

LINE OF DUTY #2.3 04/06/2013 Salmon revisions 4.

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)

LINE OF DUTY #2.3 04/06/2013 Salmon revisions 5.

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.

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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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