Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #2 Episode #4 (2012)
Synopsis: Line of Duty is a British police procedural television series created by Jed Mercurio that premiered on 26 June 2012. It is the most popular drama series broadcast on BBC Two in the multichannel era and is a winner of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series. Line of Duty was included in a list of the Top 50 BBC Two shows of all-time, in a list of the 80 best BBC shows of all time and was the highest ranked current series in a list of the best cop shows of all time.

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Gunmen in motorcycle kit ambush the police convoy. Lindsay is

shocked and horrified.

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Georgia is killed by Tommy’s assassin.

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

LINDSAY:

I’ve never seen him before in my

life.

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Hastings arrests Lindsay.

HASTINGS:

DI Denton, I’m arresting you for

conspiracy to murder.

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CAST CREDIT:

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

COTTAN:

DS Jayne Akers, Witness Protection.

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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.

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CAST CREDIT:

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Steve and Kate interview Rich Akers.

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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.

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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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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.

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CAST CREDIT:

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Lindsay confides in Kate.

LINDSAY:

I was set up by someone who had the

power to organise the ambush.

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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.

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Rogerson gives Steve a helping hand.

ROGERSON:

Don’t let this get back to my boss.

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CAST CREDIT:

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A post-mortem starts on the body.

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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.

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WRITER CREDIT:

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Hastings introduces Cottan.

HASTINGS:

DI Matthew Cottan.

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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.

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

about her finances.

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LINDSAY:

I sold up to pay for my mum to be

looked after in a nursing home. You

people, you twist everything.

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PRODUCER CREDIT:

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Cottan and Steve discuss the case.

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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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