Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #3 Episode #2 (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.

Danny challenges Arnott. |

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DANNY |

What was that? |

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MARLEY |

Interview’s finished, Danny. |

DANNY:

I’m not.

STEVE:

Good. Neither are we.

SUPER CAPTION:
ADRIAN DUNBAR CRAIG PARKINSON |

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Gill Biggeloe in the interview room with |

Hastings and Arnott. |

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GILL |

You know why I’ve been appointed. |

To ensure that anticorruption |

inquiries don’t get pulled apart in |

court |

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SUPER CAPTION:
LINE OF DUTY

Danny with Rod and Jackie.

DANNY:

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Don’t try playing the big man. We |

both know you’re not up to it.|

(Off Jackie.)|

She definitely does. |

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Danny with Hari. |

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DANNY |

You need me to make the hard |

choices for you. Because I see |

what’s inside you. Jelly. |

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00:58

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00:58 SUPER CAPTION: POLLY WALKER WILL MELLOR |

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Dot, Kate and Steve with Hastings. |

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DOT |

Putting Kate into an AFO role is a |

whole level of jeopardy above a |

normal undercover--|

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KATE |

I can handle it. |

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Kate at the firing range. LOUD BANGS. |

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01:06 SUPER CAPTION: ARSHER ALI LEANNE BEST |

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Steve has received Ronan’s file. |

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DOT (O.S)|

Is that the file on the suspect |

shot by Waldron? |

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STEVE |

Yeah |

(close up file)|

We need an unredacted file. |

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DOT |

Leave it to me. |

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Steve challenges Danny outside his home. |

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STEVE |

You didn’t know the suspect? |

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DANNY |

No. |

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Insert Ronan’s funeral. Danny watches from a |

distance through binoculars. |

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STEVE (V.O)|

Ronan Murphy. The suspect’s name. |

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He focuses on Linus. We move to Linus’ home. |

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DANNY |

Don’t remember me? |

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Dog Barks. Reveal gun pointed at Linus. |

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Danny stares down at Linus. |

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DANNY |

The only thing with Ronan, it was |

over too fast.

SUPER CAPTION:
SHAUN PARKES

Danny reading a list of names.

STEVE (V.O)

If there’s something bigger here, |

Danny, you don’t want to be the one |

left carrying the can. |

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He puts it in an envelope and addresses it to DS |

Steve Arnott. |

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SUP CAPTION:
WRITTEN AND CREATED BY JED MERCURIO |

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Danny receives a call over the radio. |

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HARI (O.S.)|

(Out of radio.)|

You better come up here, Skipper. |

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DANNY |

On my way. |

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Kate watches Danny go upstairs. |

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Gun shot. BANG. |

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SUPER CAPTION:
PRODUCED BY PETER NORRIS |

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KATE (V.O)|

Shot fired. |

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Kate rushes upstairs. |

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KATE |

Shot fired. |

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AIYSHA HART |

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Runs into the room. Danny is on the floor. Kate

kneels beside him.

Danny tries to whisper something to Kate.

ROD:

What’s he saying?

Off Hari and Jackie.

ROD (O.S)

What’s he saying?

Danny is bleeding heavily.

KATE:

Stay with me, Danny.

(louder)

Danny. Danny.

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SUPER CAPTION:
DIRECTED BY MICHAEL KEILLOR

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EXT. SECOND DRUG HOUSE (ABBOTT'S LANE). MOMENTS

LATER (FROM END OF EP 1).

Cops and paramedics rush into the house.

McAndrew calls down from upstairs.

MCANDREW:

(To Paramedics)

Come on, guys.

They run upstairs passing Hari, Jackie and Rod

remain on the landing, still stunned

MCANDREW (CONT’D)

Come away. Let them in.

McAndrew guides the Paramedics into the bedroom.

Kate is crouched beside Danny, pushing part of a

blanket hard into his neck wound that turns it

red with gushing blood. Danny’s breathing is

forced. His eyes are closed.

MCANDREW (CONT’D)

Come on, Kate. Let’s leave them to

it.

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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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