The trailer for the final episode of the current season of Line of Duty has been released – and it’s a corker.
The season so far has seen record audiences for the show, with last night’s (April 25) episode getting 11 million viewers overnight.
The penultimate episode of the series, it took a 51.7% audience share, according to figures released by the BBC.
The trailer for the finale of season six was released by BBC One on Twitter – and it looks set to keep the drama going until the very end.
In it, DCI Joanne Davidson is seen in handcuffs coming out of the prison she was put into at the end of the last episode.
Another big clue for fans in the hunt for H – or the fourth man – is the misspelling of the word ‘definite’ – spelt definate on the show. A close of up of that word is shown, with Kate, Steve and Hastings looking serious.
And as the music kicks in, characters under suspicion flash up one by one – DCS Patricia Carmichael, Chief Constable Philip Osborne, Marcus Thurwell, Ted Hastings and Kate – before we see DCI Davidson ask whats going on and what appears to be a dramatic shootout.
The sixth episode saw Jo Davidson interrogated by Ted Hastings, Patricia Carmichael and Steve Arnott for 30 minutes – after a shootout that saw PC Ryan Pilkington shot dead.
The interview revealed that Jo was Ryan’s killer, but Jo isn’t the only one who is uncomfortable as Carmichael rebuffs all of Hastings’ efforts to glean more detail on the identity of ‘H’.
Carmichael flies directly in the face of Hastings’ suppositions as she rounds on him: “This force has detected no evidence of institutionalised corruption.”
And in an interview today, Anna Maxwell Martin, who plays DCS Carmichael, was grilled by This Morning’s Line of Duty superfan Phillip Schofield – who saw Carmichael tap her pen four times after an evasive Jo Davidson avoids her questions.
Phil and thousands of other followers of the show noticed that the four taps translate into ‘H’ in morse code.
And Kelly MacDonald, who played DCI Jo Davidson, also gave an interview to BBC Breakfast – but when quizzed on what’s going to happen during the finale, gave ‘no comment’ answers – but fell about laughing during it, which might give some clues to fans eager to spot whatever is out there.
But as for the real identity of H – Jesus, Mary Joesph and the wee donkey, we can only hope it will be revealed at the end of this series….
Who do you think H is? What do you think is going to happen? Let us know in the comments below.
Line of Duty returns at 9pm on Sunday for the series finale