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


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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.

CUT TO:

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)

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CONTINUED:

Rich looks at a photo of Jayne.

RICH:

Do you think she knew?

CUT TO:

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)

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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)

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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.

DIRECTOR CREDIT:

301 INT. CROWN COURT. CELLS. NEXT DAY.

CUT TO:

INTERCUT:

END OF RECAP;

CUT TO:

A cover is lifted off a letter-box viewing port, revealing

Lindsay in a cell. A Dock Officer attired in the uniform of a

private security company opens the cell door. Lindsay comes

out. The Dock Officer and a colleague lead her away.

CUT TO:

301A INT. CROWN COURT. STAIRS. CONTINUOUS.

Two Dock Officers escort Lindsay up a flight of stairs.

Lindsay keeps her head down in shame.

CUT TO:

301B INT. CROWN COURT. COURT ROOM. CONTINUOUS.

Lindsay takes her place in the dock of a Crown Court. She

looks sick with shame.

She sees a Clerk and the legal teams. Defence and Prosecution

are represented by counsel in full robes and wigs.

Not one of them is looking at her. They’re muttering to each

other, just another day at the office for them, even sharing

a private joke.

CLERK OF THE COURT

All rise.

Everyone rises and the Judge enters. He sits.

(CONTINUED)

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301B CONTINUED:

CLERK OF THE COURT

(To Lindsay.)

Remain standing.

Everyone sits bar Lindsay.

CLERK OF THE COURT

Are you Lindsay Elizabeth Denton?

LINDSAY:

(Too quietly.)

Yes.

JUDGE:

Please speak up so we can hear you.

LINDSAY:

(Just about loud enough.)

Yes.

CLERK OF THE COURT

You are charged with conspiracy to

murder. Sit down, Ms. Denton.

Lindsay sits in the dock. She follows the to and fro of the

procedures in a semi-daze.

JUDGE:

(To Prosecutor.)

Morning, Ms. Latimer.

The Prosecutor (female, 40s) stands up.

PROSECUTOR:

Your Honour, these are very serious

charges arising from a complex

investigation by Anti-Corruption

Unit 12. We anticipate we’re going

to need about two months to serve

all the evidence.

JUDGE:

(To Defence Counsel.)

Mr. Anderson?

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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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