Law & Order: UK: Season 2, Episode 1

Samaritan (19 Nov. 2010)

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A police officer is killed in a shoot out with a drug dealer. Based on the testimony of another dealer, Brooks and Devlin must determine whether back up was slow to arrive and left the officer to die because he was gay.

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Ashley Rolfe ...
P.C. Nick Bentley
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P.C. Ray Griffin
Conor David McIntyre ...
Sergeant Howard Drake
Will Beer ...
P.C. Barney Goodison
Zienia Merton ...
Judge Katerina Rose
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Louise Howells ...
Anna Shorofsky
Nicola Sanderson ...
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When a police constable, Nick Bentley, is shot by drug dealers while on foot patrol it seems like a pretty straightforward case. Brooks and Devlin eventually locate a witness who identifies one of the parties to the drug transaction and he finally tells the police what really happened. The witness also tells them something else: she saw another police constable standing in the shadows while the injured policeman was calling for help. The dead man's partner, PC Ray Griffin, claims to have been several blocks away when his partner was shot and lay bleeding to death but Brooks and Devlin find an anomaly in his formal statement and they decide to investigate. What they learn is that Bentley's fellow constables had recently learned of his sexual orientation and that his partner Griffin is the head of a Christian group of officers that rejects gays. For the Crown prosecutors, the question is whether they can make an argument that Griffin had a duty of care and was obliged to help his dying ... Written by garykmcd

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In the opening scene a patrolling police officer is called by Lima Oscar, his control; when he replies he calls Oscar Lima. See more »

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[Brooks and Devlin return to CID after a tough conversation with Ray Griffin's sergeant]
Matt Devlin: Happy now, or is there someone you've omitted to piss off?
Ronnie Brooks: This is how we do it, poke 'em and see if they bite.
Matt Devlin: No, not when it's one of ours,
[shouting]
Matt Devlin: and not when he's grieving for one of his boys!
Ronnie Brooks: So what, everyone here gets a free pass, do they?
Matt Devlin: No, they get what everyone else gets, some basic courtesy and a little respect.
Ronnie Brooks: Let me explain something to you, son, just so as we understand each other. We ...
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