Line Of Duty Season Five DVD Goes On Sale Day Before Final Episode

Today is Sunday, 5 May. And for an awful lot of people, that means one thing and one thing only - the finale of Line of Duty season five.

For others, however, that finale actually arrived yesterday as season five DVDs have spotted in supermarkets, a whole 24 hours before the final episode actually airs.

An accident? An odd choice in planning? Hmm. Guys, you had one job.

The massive faux pas was spotted by one eagle-eyed shopper during a trip around Sainsbury's. And to add insult to injury, the brand new DVD was pictured alongside the complete 1-5 boxset.

Shoppers have spotted season five on sale at Sainsbury's 24 hours before the final episode is aired. Credit: Twitter
Shoppers have spotted season five on sale at Sainsbury's 24 hours before the final episode is aired. Credit: Twitter

Photos of fans holding up the DVD have since been doing the rounds on social media and it's safe to say the early release hasn't gone down with fans concerned about spoilers.

One wrote on Twitter: "Nice one Sainsbury's someone's put the dvds out before the last episode aired!"

Another said: "Just watched the #lineofduty season finale thanks to Sainsbury's putting the DVD on shelves one day early. Don't want to spoil it for you but H snaps his fingers wearing the Infinity Gauntlet and half the characters die."

A third upset fan put: "<span class="css-76zvg2 css-16my406 r-1qd0xha r-ad9z0x r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0" ">Very disappointed about <span class="r-18u37iz" ">#lineofduty spoilers - apparently some Sainsbury's accidentally selling the S5 DVD early. Avoiding the Facebook group and hashtag now."

A fourth added: "<span class="r-18u37iz" ">#LineOfDuty please please people if anyone has watched the finale thanks to <span class="r-18u37iz" ">@sainsburys complete disrespect by selling the dvd DO NOT post the info PLEASEEEEEEE."

While another distraught viewer wrote: "If @sainsburys really have (very stupidly) released Series 5 DVD of @Line_of_duty and someone on here spoils it for the rest of us who do actually want to wait I will loose my shit. Just saying."

But don't you worry, we live in a world where the values of the Social Contract run strongly through our society, so I'm certain no one will think of leaking any spoilers... right?

Let's hope so, at least, because there are a lot of unanswered questions. Can Hastings be trusted? What is the deal with Gill Biggeloe? What's the deal with John Corbett's past in Northern Ireland?

And, most importantly, who the fuck is 'H'? Seriously, we've waited seven years for this.

Well, I would say we'll have to wait until tonight to find out, but I guess that's not the case anymore.

LADbible has contacted the BBC for comment.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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