Today’s Line of Duty Final (Sunday April 2nd) gave fans some answers … and revealed the identity of the final “H”.
But what is happening now?
We have a few questions that need to be answered …
What are our burning questions after the Line of Duty finale?
Is there still a “top man”?
No, we don’t mean the high street clothing chain.
Although Ian Buckells was exposed as “H” or “The Fourth Man”, doubts remain that other corrupt police officers exist within the force.
Buckells said there was no such thing as a “top man” and that after Tommy Hunter passed away, the OCGs were divided into smaller groups.
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But there is still a suspicion that someone is pulling the strings.
And that someone could be CC Ian Osborne.
Could there still be links between the OCGs and the police, Ted thinks?
Or has Hastings become a man possessed? obscuring its objectivity after years of trying to nail a great boss?
What will happen to Buckells after the Line of Duty Finals?
Buckells – always the incompetent henchman – took offense when Ted said, “Your corruption has been mistaken for incompetence” and called him a “stupid fool”.
After he was denied immunity and witness protection, he was taken to a maximum security prison.
However, as the loans rolled in, it was found that the Central Police had requested immunity of public interest.
Public Interest Immunity (PII), formerly known as the Crown Privilege, allows English courts to issue a court order “which allows a litigator not to divulge evidence to the other litigants if disclosure would harm the public interest”.
This means that the police – or elements within the force – are trying to keep him calm.
The final on-screen comments read: “If successful, no evidence will be tried in court.”
That increases the likelihood of a cover-up.
And Buckells will probably be in jail for a very long time …
Is Osborne still at large?
Osborne gave it the big after the person who murdered Gail Vella was confirmed.
He told reporters that the wrongdoing of some bad apples did not mean that all of the copper pieces were bent.
Because of this, CC Osborne is still a suspect.
He was part of the original team – along with Thurwell and Buckells – investigating the Lawrence Christopher murder.
One of the suspects was Tommy Hunter’s son Darren.
So a question like the aftermath of a kebab with extra chili sauce remains: is Osborne at the center of it all?
Where was Carmichael in all of this?
Despite her key role in the last two episodes, Carmichael’s presence in today’s series finale was minimal.
Instead, the heavy lifting was done by Hastings, DI Steve Arnott and DI Kate Fleming (ah, the old team back together).
However, she remains firmly convinced that institutionalized corruption within the force simply does not exist.
Just like her boss – CC Osborne.
She has always been Ted’s archenemy, but in the end there was a definite thawing of relations between the two.
Maybe she feels guilty that Buckells – whom she always tried to steer Ted and co away from – was found guilty.
Or maybe she feels guilty that Ted was evicted and she suddenly feels the weight of responsibility upon her.
Will Hastings Really Retire?
Seeing Ted in civilian clothes at the end was like seeing your parents naked.
However, Ted said he would appeal his forced early retirement, which could mean we’ll see him in uniform again soon.
Whether Carmichael decides to pursue him for his confession to inform Lee Banks of a leak in the OCG is another question.
Let’s hope Ted Hastings comes back soon.
Will Steve be back with Steph?
Steve visited the occupational health department and there is every indication that he is getting help for his pain reliever addiction.
More urgently, however, he must make a decision about Steph.
During the series, the two got close, and Kate encouraged him to give it a try.
So, could this be a road to domestic bliss for Steve who, let’s face it, has been through a lot.
Will there be a seventh series?
The $ 66 million question.
Even though the riddle of the four Hs is solved, there is still the possibility for new cases and new bent coppers.
Typically, a television broadcaster sends messages about whether a show has resumed immediately after the credits or the day after.
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We’ll have to wait and see, but Creator Jed Mercurio said he hopes there will be.
But for now, as Kate Fleming said, “You don’t realize what you have until it’s gone.”
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