The Shadow Line is a drama series starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Stephen Rea, Rafe Spall, Kierston Wareing and Lesley Sharp in a conspiracy thriller which delves into the heart of human morality. The series is based on the book of Hugo Blick. A couple of years ago Harvey Wratten and his nephew Jay Wratten were imprisoned. After serving only two years of their sentances they were given a Royal pardon but just a few hours into their freedom Harvey is murdered.
Gatehouse ends up showing himself to be the master puppeteer. Gabriel warns Khokar that Gatehouse will now be after him. As the drugs deal gathers pace, Gatehouse and Ratallack meet up while Bede continues his deal with Babur and Ratallack. Gabriel manages to find Penney on his sail boat, who reveals the truth about "Counterpoint". He informs him that Gatehouse will now kill all the old players and start the game afresh. Julie's health gets worse and Bede is beside himself with grief as Jay Wratten shows up. Patterson learns from Gabriel that he wants to prosecute Commissioner Khokar. Gabriel ends up getting a call from Gatehouse and agrees to meet with him.