Line of Duty (again)

Yes, I know. I wrote about this only a couple of weeks ago, bemoaning the fact that it was trying to do action movie stuff when that isn't Mercurio's strong suit. But what is? This is. Tense interrogation stuff, dripping with political manoeuvres, and a devilish capacity for surprise. It all seems to be going according to plan, as the good guys move in on the seriously weird inspector, with an impressive chain of evidence closing around her - when suddenly she's turning it into a serious complaint about unfair treatment, superbly backed up with a ton of her own evidence, which they're forced to watch unfold before their unbelieving eyes. and yes, of course it helps that it's Thandie Newton doing her thing, but it's not just her. The whole thing is gripping, important and convincing. Quite magical.