Line of Duty

Season #2 Episode #4
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
565 Views


LINE OF DUTY #2.4 Blue Revisions 19/07/13 1.

PREVIOUSLY ...

Gunmen in motorcycle kit ambush the police convoy. Lindsay is

shocked and horrified.

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Georgia is killed by Tommy’s assassin.

CUT TO:

The team show Lindsay an E-Fit of Georgia and Tommy’s killer.

LINDSAY:

I’ve never seen him before in my

life.

CUT TO:

Hastings arrests Lindsay.

HASTINGS:

DI Denton, I’m arresting you for

conspiracy to murder.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Cottan briefs the team, showing a photo of Jayne Akers.

COTTAN:

DS Jayne Akers, Witness Protection.

CUT TO:

Steve and Kate discuss her secret in a bar.

KATE:

Jayne Akers called me, the night of

the ambush.

STEVE:

You say it was nothing, you cover

it up.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Steve and Kate interview Rich Akers.

(CONTINUED)

LINE OF DUTY #2.4 Blue Revisions 19/07/13 2.

CONTINUED:

RICH:

Jayne called to say she might be

late home. That was all.

Steve drives with Kate.

STEVE:

Bastard’s hiding something.

Kate looks uneasy.

Kate snogs Rich Akers.

Lindsay goes to prison.

Her cell door shuts on her.

TITLE CREDIT:

LINE OF DUTY:

Hastings meets with Roisin.

ROISIN:

You know what you did.

Hastings fesses up to Dryden.

HASTINGS:

I’ve suffered severe financial

losses.

Dryden supports Hastings.

DRYDEN:

I’m backing you, Ted. This

operation needs you.

Old Jo tells Dryden about the press leak.

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INTERCUT:

INTERCUT:

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(CONTINUED)

LINE OF DUTY #2.4 Blue Revisions 19/07/13 3.

CONTINUED:
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JO:

They’re going to run a story that

you lied about your wife’s driving

offence.

DRYDEN:

I was driving. Helen was home. We

strenuously deny the allegation.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Lindsay confides in Kate.

LINDSAY:

I was set up by someone who had the

power to organise the ambush.

CUT TO:

Dryden gives a press conference on rolling news, with his

name and rank on a strap line.

DRYDEN:

There’s been an attack on the

police. Manpower cuts mean we can’t

even protect ourselves.

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A body is dug up at the industrial estate.

Hargreaves stonewalls Steve and Kate.

HARGREAVES:

Major Violent Crime officers only.

CUT TO:

Rogerson gives Steve a helping hand.

ROGERSON:

Don’t let this get back to my boss.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

A post-mortem starts on the body.

CUT TO:

(CONTINUED)

LINE OF DUTY #2.4 Blue Revisions 19/07/13 4.

CONTINUED:
(3)

Kate breaks the news to Lindsay.

LINDSAY:

Is it Carly?

KATE:

There isn’t DNA evidence yet. We’ll

have it soon.

LINDSAY:

(Upset.)

Nobody when she was alive, nobody

now she’s dead.

INTERCUT:

WRITER CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Hastings introduces Cottan.

HASTINGS:

DI Matthew Cottan.

CUT TO:

Cottan reveals the identity of the Witness, showing a photo

of Tommy.

COTTAN:

A protected witness known as Tommy,

with connections to organised

crime. Akers was his case officer.

HASTINGS:

We think he was going to turn in

evidence against parties who needed

him dead.

Lindsay questions Kate.

LINDSAY:

Do you think I’m guilty?

KATE:

I just gather the evidence.

CUT TO:

In her first interview at AC-12, Lindsay reacts to questions

about her finances.

(CONTINUED)

LINE OF DUTY #2.4 Blue Revisions 19/07/13 5.

CONTINUED:
(4)

LINDSAY:

I sold up to pay for my mum to be

looked after in a nursing home. You

people, you twist everything.

INTERCUT:

PRODUCER CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Cottan and Steve discuss the case.

COTTAN:

I’m not comfortable sending an

innocent person down.

Steve looks like he feels the same, only more intensely.

CUT TO:

Cottan and Steve inform Kate of new evidence.

COTTAN (CONT’D)

Looks like there was money going to

Akers. Upwards of fifty grand.

CUT TO:

Steve comes to visit Lindsay.

STEVE:

I believe you.

CUT TO:

Lindsay’s hands get burned.

INTERCUT:

DIRECTOR CREDIT:

END OF RECAP;

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401 INT. PRISON. VPU. LINDSAY’S CELL. ONE WEEK LATER. DAY.

Lindsay wakes up on her bunk. It’s another day of

confinement, another day with nothing to get up for. She

moves listlessly.

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401A INT. STEVE’S FLAT. EARLY MORNING.

In close-up, Steve works on his laptop. On screen he’s typing

out:

FLAWS IN CASE AGAINST LINDSAY DENTON

LACK OF MOTIVE, OPPORTUNITY AND MEANS

FRAMED?

BY DCC DRYDEN?

Steve looks very intense and thoughtful.

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402 INT. STEVE’S FLAT. MOMENTS LATER.

In contrast, with the radio playing an upbeat tune, Steve

moves about his kitchen energetically, gulping fruit juice

straight from the bottle as he flicks on the kettle and drops

bread into the toaster.

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403 INT. PRISON. VPU. LINDSAY’S CELL. MOMENTS LATER.

Lindsay’s hands are visible. With the passage of time, she

appears to wear much lighter dressings on her hands, though

they remain painful. She wears dexterity aids, a spoon that

attaches to her wrist, enabling her to eat her breakfast.

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404 INT. STEVE’S FLAT. MOMENTS LATER.

The toast pops up and Steve starts buttering.

He hears someone approach and turns. Rogerson has entered,

hair messed up, wearing one of his shirts, legs and feet

bare.

ROGERSON:

Morning.

STEVE:

Morning.

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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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