Red Right Hand: ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE BEEN WORKING ON OF LATE
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE BEEN WORKING ON OF LATE


  • INT. INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES BULLPEN - NIGHT
  • Luther rolls back in his chair, stopped by the desk behind him, which belongs to a buried-in-paperwork Swerve.
  • LUTHER
  • First day, no calls.
  • Swerve looks up. Time to go. Drops everything where it is and gets his coat on.
  • LUTHER
  • Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about a day's work, but no crime is a good thing.
  • Swerve doesn’t even acknowledge his existence.
  • LUTHER
  • Right?
  • SWERVE
  • Yeah. I find that solving crimes gets in the way of police work.
  • Lifts up a sheaf of reports and drops them back on his desk.
  • LUTHER
  • (polite chuckle)
  • Right.
  • Takes his jacket off the back of his chair.
  • SWERVE
  • Where you going?
  • LUTHER
  • Home?
  • SWERVE
  • Nope. You got dangle duty.
  • LUTHER
  • Is that something I need to see a doctor about?
  • SWERVE
  • You see anybody else here?
  • Luther realizes that the next shift has not arrived.
  • LUTHER
  • I--
  • SWERVE
  • You’re the new guy, so the next shift’s taking their time rolling in. Any calls come in before they get here, and they’re yours.
  • PHONE RINGS. Swerve laughs.
  • SWERVE
  • That’s you, new guy. Good news, you’re picking up some O.T. Bad news, you’re not seeing your bed tonight.
  • Swerve marches to the door.
  • SWERVE
  • Have fun, junior.
  • Luther reluctantly answers the phone.

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