Anatomy of a scene from episode 4
Jed Mecurio dissects this explosive scene between Roz and Nick
This is a pivotal scene in the series because Nick challenges Roz over the secrets she's been keeping all this time. He believes he's got the upper hand. Instead Roz puts down his rebellion and ends up in even greater control.
On Line of Duty we try to keep the story moving forwards as much as possible, so we often encounter a challenge in portraying all the principal relationships in great depth, but in this scene the intention was to give the audience a window on Roz and Nick's marriage, revealing the power dynamics that have existed for years without ever being fully verbalised. And as always it leads to further complications for both characters which neither they nor, we hope, the audience, expect.