Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #2 Episode #5 (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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Lindsay witnesses the horror of the ambush.

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Lindsay gets arrested for conspiracy by AC-12.

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In prison, Lindsay gets her hands burned.

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CAST CREDIT:

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At AC-12, Steve and Kate listen to Cottan’s briefing on Tommy

being probably killed for his silence.

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Steve and Kate watch the video file of Tommy threatening to

reveal embarrassing information about Dryden.

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Lindsay tells Kate she was set up by Dryden.

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Steve tells Lindsay he believes her.

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CAST CREDIT:

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Steve and Kate find the tracking device on Akers’ car.

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Steve and Kate tell Hastings that Dryden must’ve known about

this evidence and hid it.

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Dryden tells Hastings he needs him on the job.

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Hastings interrupts the questioning of Dryden to protect him.

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(CONTINUED)

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CAST CREDIT:

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Tommy refers to a bent cop called “The Caddy”.

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SERIES 1 - Tommy tells Cottan he’s the best caddy he ever

had.

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Cottan takes responsibility for finding the Caddy.

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LINE OF DUTY:

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Dryden showboats politically.

He mentions police cuts in connection with the ambush.

He promises to find who’s responsible.

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Dryden faces a press leak that he’s fiddled a driving offence

for his wife.

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At AC-12, Dryden denies the charge.

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Kate girds herself for a row with her partner.

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Kate cries.

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CAST CREDIT:

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A body’s found at the industrial unit.

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(CONTINUED)

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Kate informs Lindsay that the body has been mutilated to

conceal its identity. Lindsay assumes it must be Carly Kirk.

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Carly’s foster parents reveal that a police detective “stole”

her DNA.

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Carly’s foster parents identify Prasad as the detective.

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Carly appears on CCTV of a reception dressed as a waitress.

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WRITER CREDIT:

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Cole disguised as a nurse knocks Steve unconscious then

throws Georgia out of the hospital window to her death.

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Kate finds one of Prasad’s colleagues (Cole) bears a striking

resemblance to the man wanted for Tommy and Georgia’s murder

at the hospital.

It hits Steve hard.

STEVE:

He’s the one who killed Georgia.

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Prasad and Cole search for Lindsay.

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PRODUCER CREDIT:

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Lindsay keeps a vigil at her sick mum’s bedside.

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Lindsay rides in the back of the prison van. It crashes and

she escapes.

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LINDSAY:

I’ve got to turn myself back in.

(CONTINUED)

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PRASAD:

Whatever you say, ma’am.

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Lindsay runs from Prasad and Cole.

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At AC-12 the team study CCTV of Dryden and Prasad enjoying

banter at a swanky reception.

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Prasad and Cole chuck Lindsay in the boot of a car.

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DIRECTOR CREDIT:

END OF RECAP;

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501 EXT. DESERTED COUNTRYSIDE. EVENING (CONTINUOUS WITH

DAY/EVENING AT END OF EPISODE 4).

The vehicle seen at the end of Ep. 4 coasts off the road onto

a dirt track. From the boot come the sounds of Lindsay

banging and shouting for help.

The car comes to a halt. Prasad and Cole alight. Prasad

wields a wrench.

PRASAD:

Shut up.

Lindsay (OOS) struggles some more.

PRASAD:

Shut. Up.

Lindsay stops the struggle.

PRASAD:

Okay. Don’t do anything stupid.

Cole flips up the boot, revealing Lindsay.

PRASAD:

Out.

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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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