Line Of Duty Fans Convinced Ted Hastings Will Die In Season 6 After Creepy Line
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We've only got one episode left of Line of Duty - and it's not looking good for AC-12.
The anti-corruption team are oh-so-close to discovering the true identity of H - a senior figure who led the network of bent coppers which let the OCG get away with their shadowy deeds.
But the team are up against the clock when it comes to finding H - with both Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) at risk of receiving a yellow notice for failing to attend a doctor's appointment, and Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) being forced into early retirement.
Some fans fear it's about to get worse, too. There's a theory that Ted - who himself is guilty of a few bent deeds despite always claiming to follow procedure 'to the letter of the law' - may be hiding more than his early exit from the police, after one particular line he uttered in Sunday's episode.
Following the intense interview with Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), which yielded little more than just a series of no comment answers, an irate Ted chastised new supervisor Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell-Martin) for not allowing more questions into the identity of H.
And as he leaves the office, he bumps into Steve, sadly saying: "Sometimes you don't lose, son. You just run out of time."
While he could simply be referring to his departure from the police, other Line of Duty fans took the line as foreshadowing Ted's death - and took to Twitter to share their theories.
"If Ted Hastings dies, I demand a week of mourning and a state funeral," demanded one fan.
"Please, don't let Ted die/leave the force in episode seven!" another begged after viewing the scene.
"Ted Hastings sadly saying 'sometimes we don't lose, we just run out of time' makes me scared he's going to die next episode uncovering the Fourth Man and I'm planning to spend this week emotionally preparing myself for that," a third admitted.
"Is Ted sick?" a fourth asked. "I have a feeling he's going to die soon."
Ted is hugely popular amongst Line of Duty fans, thanks to his unique turns of phrase that have become catchphrases for the show.
In classic Ted style, he set Twitter ablaze during the frustrating interview with Joanne. After another round of 'no comment' answers, an exasperated Ted said: "Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the wee donkey..." - a phrase that we are now obsessed with.
But will we really see the end of Ted? Mother of God, we can't cope!
Line of Duty concludes Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.