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Line Of Duty Fans Spot Huge Clue As To Who Got Shot

Kimberley Bond

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Line Of Duty Fans Spot Huge Clue As To Who Got Shot

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We're still reeling from the most recent episode of Line Of Duty, which ended on its most nail-biting cliffhanger yet.

After another intense episode, which saw DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) lured to a lorry park by the dodgy Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), fans were left on tenterhooks as Kate took aim at bent copper and serial killer PC Ryan Pilkington (Gregory Piper), who also had her in his crosshairs.

Kate Fleming was stuck in a shoot-out (Credit: BBC)
Kate Fleming was stuck in a shoot-out (Credit: BBC)

The screen went black as two shots were fired, with fans left in the dark about who survived the shoot-out.

And while many fans have theorised that Kate will fight to see another day, we regret to inform you that it may very well by Ryan who went for the kill.

Some fans turned armchair detectives have turned to the BBC website, which sees each episode comes with a description and a list of the cast and crew involved.

Joanne Davidson set Kate Fleming up to be shot (Credit: BBC)
Joanne Davidson set Kate Fleming up to be shot (Credit: BBC)

Fans have spotted that after episode five Vicky McClure's name is mysteriously absent from the list, suggesting that her character may have been killed in the shoot-out at the end of the episode.

And it only gets worse, with the episode description for episode six reading: "As AC-12 struggle to deal with the repercussions of tragic events..."

Could this really mean we've lost our long-standing undercover DI?

Well...not necessarily. This could all be a huge red herring, which Line Of Duty writer Jed Mercurio is inclined to throw at us every now and then.


It should be noted that Kelly Macdonald is also missing from this list, and it doesn't seem likely she'd be finished off just yet - unless, Ryan shot them both...

Vicky has also teased that season six may be the end of Kate.

Speaking to former Line of Duty star Craig Parkinson, who played 'the Caddy' Matthew 'Dot' Cottan on the Obsessed With...Line of Duty podcast, Vicky seemed to hint that her character could be about to kick the bucket.

"Suggesting that he thought it was Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) who was going to meet his maker, Craig said: "I have put my chips on poor old Steve, up until this week... And as we know as actors, nobody is safe.

Vicky's name is absent from the upcoming episode (Credit: BBC)
Vicky's name is absent from the upcoming episode (Credit: BBC)

"When you started reading the script, how did you feel, how did Vicky feel when you were turning the page?"

Vicky replied: "Well listen, every episode of Line of Duty history is terrifying and [writer] Jed [Mercurio] is always there to serve the story - it is exactly what happened with Dot.

"Dot's time came when it was right to serve the story and that is what Jed will always do.

"I don't want to put everything out there but Jed serves the story."

There's only one way to find out for certain - and that's tuning into Line of Duty on Sundays at 9pm on BBC One.

Topics: Drama, Entertainment News, BBC, TV News, TV & Film, TV Entertainment, Line of Duty

Kimberley Bond
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