The Bill

Tuesday, 13 July 2010, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

The Calling

It’s the morning after the night before and P.C. Kirsty Knight (Sarah Manners) and P.C. Leon Taylor (Dominic Power) wake up in bed together. After the harrowing events of the previous day P.C. Leon Taylor is still suffering from flashbacks. They both decide to put it down to a drunken mates one night stand after a traumatic day. Inspector Smith (Alex Walkinshaw) tells Sergeant Stone (Sam Callis) to keep an eye on P.C’s Kirsty Knight and Leon Taylor after their shocking day. P.C. Leon Taylor and P.C. Nate Roberts (Ben Richards) are sent out on a call for a missing woman who is seven months pregnant.

P.C. Leon Taylor and P.C Nate Roberts discover an abandoned car and find the pregnant woman, Jane Connor (Leah Muller), badly injured on the side of a road next to it. C.S.E. Eddie Olusunje’s (Jason Barnett) examination reveals an apparent carjacking and he tells the team that one of the carjackers is likely to have head injuries.

The team scour hospital records to check for anyone recently admitted with head injuries that would be consistent with a car crash. They track down Jodie Knox (Georgia Brown) who they suspect of being the passenger in the carjacking and arrest her. Under questioning, Jodie admits she was in the car and reluctantly gives the name of Ashley Johnson (Joshua Osei) as the driver. She claims he made her take part in the carjacking by telling her to run out in front of the car to make the driver stop.

Jodie’s story is confirmed when Ashley’s home is searched and Jane Connor’s credit cards are found. P.C Leon Taylor and Sergeant Stone find Ashley on the estate and arrest him. But P.C. Leon Taylor, still wound up from what he witnessed the day before, is gunning for a fight and Sergeant Stone has to stop him hitting Ashley in the interview room. Due to lack of evidence, Ashley is released from custody and P.C Leon Taylor drives him home, only to find that Ashley’s mother has packed his bag and kicked him out. The tension between P.C Leon Taylor and Ashley comes to a head and Ashley hits P.C Leon Taylor is the face and runs off.

Back at the station, Sergeant Stone provides support for an upset P.C. Leon Taylor, who is clearly struggling to deal with the horrific case from the day before. Inspector Smith sends P.C. Leon Taylor home but, determined to resolve the case, P.C. Leon Taylor ignores Inspector Smith’s orders and heads to Ashley’s mother’s house where she reveals that Jodie had been to visit her earlier that day. Things begin to fall into place for P.C. Leon Taylor. Was Ashley really involved in the carjacking? Has Jodie set him up in order to cover for someone else?

THE BILL is a talkbackTHAMES production and a direct commission by ITV. This episode was written by Julie Dixon, directed by Richard Signy and produced by James Hall.

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