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Line Of Duty: The 7 Loose Ends The Series 6 Finale 'Definitely' Did Not Tie Up

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03.05.2021

With the photos of Jo Davidson, John Corbett, Roz Huntley, Danny Waldron, Lindsay Denton and Tony Gates packed up into a box, there was a sense of finality at the end of Line Duty’s gripping conclusion on Sunday night.

Having finally unmasked DSU Ian Buckells as “the fourth man” – otherwise known as “H” – AC-12’s work was seemingly done, raising questions about whether we’d seen Superintendent Ted Hastings and his team solve their last case.

After all, it wasn’t just the “H” mystery that was wrapped up neatly – so, too, were many other long-standing questions, like those that related to Hastings’ involvement in Corbett’s death and DI Steve Arnott’s addiction to prescription medication.

But while things might have felt pretty final, closer inspection of the episode suggests there’s a lot more to the Lawrence Christopher case yet to be discovered, which could set the show up for another outing.

There’s no official word yet from either the BBC or the show’s creator Jed Mercurio about a seventh series, but given the gargantuan ratings Line Of Duty has amassed this year, we reckon the broadcaster will be scrambling to get him to write at least one more.

Which is just as well, as there are still some loose ends that the finale didn’t tie up...

1. Will Hastings face any repercussions?

While Hastings said he was appealing his forced retirement after closing the case, the pre-credits sequence informed us that plans to slimline anti-corruption were ploughing ahead, with DCS Patricia Carmichael still in charge of AC-12.

We can probably assume from this that Hastings did not win his appeal (at least not immediately, anyway), but we don’t know whether this might be because Carmichael also informed her superiors about Hastings’ confession regarding the events leading to Corbett’s death.

If she did, Hastings could be facing a legal investigation, but we have no idea........

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