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Line Of Duty Series 6, Episode 5: The 12 Burning Questions We Now Have

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We don’t know about you, but we are currently drenched in sweat after that ridiculously tense ending to Sunday’s Line Of Duty.

DI Kate Fleming’s life hung in the balance as she had an armed stand-off with Ryan Pilkington in the final moments of the episode, before two shots ominously rung out.

The moment came at the climax of the most shocking episode yet, which also revealed DCI Joanne Davidson is related to former OCG boss Tommy Hunter – as many fans correctly predicted.

Elsewhere, AC-12 made huge strides into their investigation into journalist Gail Vella’s killing, after finding out she’s been looking into police corruption in the 2003 murder of Lawerence Christopher prior to her death. The architect was racially attacked in the street by a gang of white youths, but was mistakenly taken into police custody after a passer-by called 999, where officers laughed and made racist slurs as he lay dying in his cell.

As details of a subsequent police cover up with connections to organised crime began to emerge, there were a hell of a lot of questions to discuss as the credits rolled…

1. How are Davidson and Hunter related and what was that word Arnott said?

While it emerged that Davidson and Hunter were related, it wasn’t terribly clear exactly how, as Arnott told Fleming and Hastings that there was “an unusually high percentage match that runs to homozygosity”.

If you’re not familiar with genetic terminology, you probably won’t have realised this term refers to the “the genetic condition or the genetic state where an individual has inherited the same DNA sequence for a particular gene from both their biological mother and their biological father”, which basically means they are siblings – so consider this burning question answered.

2. Who was Davidson speaking to on the laptop?

The misspelling of the word ‘definitely’ points to it being the same person who was suspected of being ‘H’ in series five, suggesting the so-called ‘fourth man’ is still calling the shots on this operation.

The biggest question remains though: who is it?

3. Just who is Marcus Thurwell?

Prior to the episode airing, it was revealed that a BBC website had accidentally leaked the identity of a well-known actor joining the cast of Line Of Duty, who was revealed as Cold Feet star James Nesbitt on Sunday night.

While we are yet to see him in action, his pictures were used as AC-12 looked into the Lawrence........

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