Line of Duty

Season #2 Episode #6
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
1,036 Views


PREVIOUSLY ...

Lindsay takes the call from Akers.

LINDSAY:

DI Denton.

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Lindsay gets run off the road.

Gunmen attack the convoy.

Lindsay stares through fire at the burning car.

CUT TO:

Lindsay turns on Kate.

LINDSAY:

People have been underestimating me

all my life.

CUT TO:

Lindsay is charged.

HASTINGS:

Detective Inspector Denton, I’m

arresting you for Conspiracy to

Murder.

CUT TO:

Lindsay gets locked up in a prison cell.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Steve gets intimate with the witness Claire Tindall.

HASTINGS:

She was a witness. You’re saying

she was fair game?

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Steve’s tempted to linger with Lindsay at her home.

CUT TO:

Lindsay pleads with Steve.

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:

LINDSAY:

I’m innocent. You know I am.

Steve visits Lindsay.

STEVE:

I believe you.

Lindsay gets released on bail.

CAST CREDIT:

Dryden supports Hastings.

DRYDEN:

I need your guiding hand on the

tiller.

HASTINGS:

Thank you, sir.

Hastings sees CCTV of Dryden with Prasad.

Hastings listens to Prasad’s Dying Declaration.

PRASAD:

The ambush was set up by Dryden.

Hastings watches Dryden’s press conference.

DRYDEN:

This is the breakthrough we’ve

wanted.

Hastings’ eyes narrow.

CAST CREDIT:

Steve returns Lindsay to custody.

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INTERCUT:

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INTERCUT:

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(CONTINUED)

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LINDSAY:

Dryden’s the one behind this. We’ve

got to work together to get him.

CUT TO:

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

CUT TO:

Lindsay turns the tables on Prasad, crushing him with the

car.

LINDSAY:

I was set up. By Dryden.

CUT TO:

In hospital, Prasad stonewalls AC-12.

PRASAD:

I’m not saying anything without

immunity from Prosecution.

INTERCUT:

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INTERCUT:

On tape, Tommy mentions the Caddy.

TOMMY:

The Caddy.

Cottan takes charge of that side of things.

COTTAN:

Leave that one to me.

CUT TO:

Cottan asks for Morton’s help.

COTTAN:

I need to tick this box. Cole was

the Caddy, right?

Morton looks unsure.

INTERCUT:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Steve and Rogerson break up.

(CONTINUED)

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CONTINUED:
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ROGERSON:

We can’t see each other.

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Kate marches up to her front door. She slips her key the

lock. It won’t go in. She keeps failing. She starts banging

on the door in frustration.

CUT TO:

Lindsay visits her mother in the nursing home.

KASIA (O.S.)

She’s had a stroke.

LINDSAY:

I’m here, mum, I’m here.

CUT TO:

Lindsay looks at the stripped bed where her mum lay.

LINDSAY:

I wasn’t here when she went.

CUT TO:

CAST CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Lindsay studies Carly Kirk’s missing persons file.

CUT TO:

Carly appears in compromising photos of Dryden.

There are also photos of her body in a waitress’s outfit.

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A body is found.

LINDSAY:

It’s bound to be Carly.

CUT TO:

Mallick welcomes Lindsay back to 4th St Station after the

ambush.

MALLICK:

You’ve been through a lot. Take it

steady.

CUT TO:

(CONTINUED)

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O’Neill shoves Lindsay’s head down the toilet, while Mallick

is one of those looking on.

INTERCUT:

WRITER CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

More accusations fly at Dryden.

STEVE:

You set up Lindsay Denton.

CUT TO:

Dryden points the finger at Lindsay.

DRYDEN:

Lindsay Denton followed me that

night. She knows more than she’s

letting on.

CUT TO:

Hastings warns Hargreaves.

HASTINGS:

We’re coming after all the bastards

who got in our way.

INTERCUT:

PRODUCER CREDIT:

INTERCUT:

Lindsay gets bail.

JUDGE:

I grant bail.

CUT TO:

Lindsay gets tagged at home.

PROSECUTOR:

The defendant will be

electronically tagged.

CUT TO:

Lindsay sits on the sofa with Steve.

(CONTINUED)

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LINDSAY:

I got rid of a cat for Mike.

CUT TO:

Steve studies Lindsay’s medical records. She had an abortion.

CUT TO:

Lindsay watches TV.

TV NEWS READER:

The suspect is believed to be

Deputy Chief Constable Mike Dryden.

She looks darkly gratified by Dryden’s downfall.

INTERCUT:

DIRECTOR CREDIT:

END OF RECAP;

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608aA

EXT. CHURCH YARD. LATER THAT DAY.

This is a small church yard hosting a small private service.

The mourners, only a dozen, are mainly elderly friends of

Lindsay’s mum.

A coffin is lowered into a freshly dug grave. The headstone

reads:

(CONTINUED)

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608aA CONTINUED:

ELIZABETH ANNE DENTON

BELOVED WIFE AND MOTHER

6.7.1938-9.10.13

VICAR:

Let us commend Elizabeth to the

mercy of God. We therefore commit

her body to the ground; earth to

earth, ashes to ashes, dust to

dust; in the sure and certain hope

of the Resurrection to eternal

life.

Lindsay wipes tears from her cheeks.

Her hand seeks out Steve’s. He feels her hand grip his and he

supports her, but he also registers an odd feeling of their

physical closeness.

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608A OMITTED

608B INT. GENERAL HOSPITAL. TRAUMA PRIVATE ROOM. LATER THAT DAY.

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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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