Line of Duty script
Line of Duty  Season #3 Episode #3 (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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PREVIOUSLY

Danny with binoculars. Sees Linus.

DANNY (V.O)

So many years, I wondered what I’d

do if I ever saw him again.

With Linus.

DANNY:

And then I did.

Danny sees photo of Ronan Murphy.

DANNY (V.O)

In a photo, in a briefing room. And

I was being sent to meet him with a

gun.

Danny shoots Ronan Murphy.

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MARTIN COMPSTON VICKY McCLURE

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Outside Danny’s Flat with Steve.

DANNY:

When this is all done, Steve, I’ll

suffer for my actions. I’m under no

illusions of a happy ending.

Gun shot. BANG.

Kate rushes upstairs.

KATE:

Shot fired!

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Specially

composed by

Carly

Paradis.

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Kate leaning over Danny who’s trying to say |

something. |

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ROD |

What’s he saying? |

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Later in the mess. |

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ROD |

He whispered something to you. What |

did he say? |

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KATE |

I’m not sure what he meant. |

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See Lindsay Denton in a prison cell as she |

prepares to go to court. |

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STEVE (V.O)|

My job is to find any and all |

evidence. |

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DEFENCE COUNSEL |

And what was found in the case? |

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LINDSAY |

A large number of banknotes. |

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DEFENCE COUNSEL (O.S)|

How did Detective Sergeant Arnott |

react? |

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LINDSAY |

He didn’t bat an eye. |

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Cottan discovers a gun and an envelope addressed |

to Steve Arnott at Danny’s House. |

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STEVE (V.O)|

I don’t think we should close the |

investigation into Danny Waldron’s |

background. I’d like to keep |

digging. |

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Cottan pockets the list of names addressed to |

Steve.

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At Linus’s House. |

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STEVE |

There’s evidence of prolonged |

torture, cause of death isn’t |

clear. |

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DOT |

Cutting his head off, can’t have |

helped. |

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Steve calls up an image of Danny Waldron. |

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STEVE |

This photograph shows Danny Waldron |

as a teenager. |

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Steve blows up a section of the photo, a coach, |

dressed in a tracksuit. |

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STEVE |

This man’s a young Ronan Murphy, |

the suspect shot by Danny Waldron |

during Operation Damson. |

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HASTINGS |

What? They knew each other? |

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A photo of a young Linus Murphy. |

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STEVE |

And this person bears a strong |

resemblance to Linus Murphy’s |

severed head. Danny knew him too. |

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In Denton’s Cell she prepares for court. |

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LINDSAY |

No prior information of the |

operation to move Tommy Hunter. |

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Cottan burns the list. Tommy Hunter’s name is |

crossed out. |

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LINDSAY (V.O)|

I had no prior knowledge. No prior |

knowledge at all. |

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01:19 SUPER CAPTION: SHAUN PARKES MAYA SONDHI |

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Rod with Hari. |

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ROD |

Kate knows about me and Jackie and |

Danny ... I’ve got to come clean |

to AC-12. The longer I leave it, |

the worse it looks. |

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South Ferry Briefing Room. |

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REYNOLDS |

It is with deep regret that I |

inform you all of the death of PC |

Rod Kennedy. |

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Insert Rod Kennedy hanging. Then return to |

briefing room. |

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REYNOLDS |

Rod’s body was found hanged at an |

industrial unit. |

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Jackie rushes out. |

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Jackie at Hari’s house. It’s late. |

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JACKIE |

We need to talk.

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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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