Line of Duty  Season #3 Episode #4
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
Actors: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson
  5 wins & 23 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.5
NOT RATED
Year:
2012
60 min
321 Views

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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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Danny reading a list of names which he puts into

an envelope and writes on the envelope DS STEVE

ARNOTT.

STEVE (V.O)

I don’t think we should close the

investigation into Danny Waldron’s

background. I’d like to keep

digging.

Danny has been shot he tries to whisper

something to Kate

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Specially

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ROD |

What’s he saying? |

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Dot discovers the list and pockets it. |

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ADRIAN DUNBAR CRAIG PARKINSON |

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Steve shows Hastings a picture of Ronan as a |

younger man |

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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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Over to the courtroom. Lindsay in the Dock. |

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PROSECUTOR |

Did you fabricate the improper |

relations between you and Detective |

Sergeant Arnott? |

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LINDSAY |

No. |

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PROSECUTOR |

Did you fabricate the planting of |

evidence against you? |

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LINDSAY |

No. |

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AND KEELEY HAWES |

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USHER (O.S)|

What is your verdict? |

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Lindsay stands for the verdict. |

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FOREMAN OF THE JURY (O.S)|

Not guilty. |

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Lindsay reacts. |

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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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Hastings and Cottan looking into the warehouse. |

A pair of boots hanging. It’s Kennedy hanging. |

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LINE OF DUTY |

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Jackie interviewed at AC12. Off a photo of Hari. |

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JACKIE |

Hari initiated the struggle with |

that gun and it’s only his word for |

it, that it was self-defence. |

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POLLY WALKER GEORGE COSTIGAN |

Hastings and Liz at a bar.

HASTINGS:

I owe you an apology for the other |

night. |

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Your dinner invitation... |

GILL:

You’re a married man.

HASTINGS:

This is it.

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NEIL MORRISSEY

Steve in Hastings office.

STEVE:

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I think Danny Waldron purposefully |

created a trail of evidence. And |

now we’re on the trail of the other |

abusers. |

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ARSHER ALI |

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Picture of Dale Roach in the newspaper at the |

boys’ home. Headline “Dale makes their day!” |

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MANEET |

Dale Roach. He was leader of the |

city council during the period |

Danny Waldron and Joe Nash were |

residents at Sands View |

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Steve puts the newspaper headline in front of |

Joe. |

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JOE |

The things they did to us at Sands |

View. |

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STEVE |

I promise you. I will get these |

bastards. |

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Hastings with Dot. |

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HASTINGS |

If Bains killed Danny. I’d lay you |

evens he killed Kennedy as well. |

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Hari’s phone rings. |

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HARI |

Hello? |

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DOT (O.S)|

(Into phone, London/SE accent.)|

You’re being fitted up for |

murdering Rod Kennedy. |

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Dot at the side of the road |

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DOT (CONT’D)|

If you want a way out, you’ll |

listen to me. |

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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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