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Line Of Duty Fans Think They've Worked Out Major Cliffhanger Thanks To Old Trailer

Line Of Duty Fans Think They've Worked Out Major Cliffhanger Thanks To Old Trailer

As episode five of season six ended, we heard two gun shots but didn't see what happened

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd


Last night, the fifth episode of Line of Duty's sixth season came to an end with a bang - quite literally. The tension remains, but some fans think they've figured out how it's going to play out, and it's all thanks to an old teaser trailer. Watch below and see if you can spot it:

Got it? No? OK.

Basically, the trailer originally aired on 1 March, and appears to show Jo Davidson and Kate Fleming together in a scene that we don't think has been shown yet.

It re-emerged in the wake of last night's episode, and fans' imaginations have since been running riot.

One viewer wrote: "Screen grab from #Lineofduty session 6 @BBC trailer. #katefleming looks p***ed, #jodavidson has her hands in the air. THIS SCENE HASN'T OCCURRED YET. #katefleming lives for at least 1 more episode. #motherofgod."

Another added: "From the glimpse of the trailer which shows Kate alive, Jo has her hands up and Ryans probably dead.

"Is Kate reaching for her gun in anger bc Jo is setting her up to look like the one who tried to kill them? #LineOfDuty."

Fascinating stuff.

We watched in horror as last night's episode came to a close with a stand-off between Kate Fleming (played by Vicky McClure) and villain PC Ryan Pilkington (played by Gregory Piper).


As Kate tried to desperately convince Pilkington not to shoot her because AC-12 have been tracking him, the pair both held guns up to each other. Jo Davidson could be heard shouting 'NOO' as the episode ended and two shots were fired.

This left viewers concerned for OG AC-12 Kate - is she dead? Is she injured? We still don't know what made her transfer to the murder investigation team but she's still in contact with old pal DS Steve Arnott (played by Martin Compston) and text him her location shortly before the meet up.

So could one of the shots have come from him? Who knows? We'll have to see if the eagle-eyed fans who spotted the old teaser are proven correct.

In response to the cliffhanger, fans were left on the edge of their seats with many screaming at the telly - safe to say, Martin Compston probably made a point when he said viewers will 'need therapy' after the episode.

Taking to Instagram, the waistcoat warrior wrote: "In all seriousness though if you thought Ep 4 ended on a cliffhanger, you'll need therapy by the end of Ep5."

Replying to his post, one fan wrote: "Loved ep 4. Masterclass in writing. Terrific work by all brother."

Another added: "Jokes on you I've needed therapy since the end of the first episode," and a third commented: "All we are interested in is bent coppers. Neck's still not recovered from cranking it on Sunday to get a glimpse of who's on the next page."

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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