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Line of Duty fans convinced Ted Hastings is dead before real ‘H’ is revealed

Line of Duty fans were convinced that Superintendent Ted Hastings had DIED in tonight's thrilling episode.

All the signs were pointing towards Ted, who is desperate for money and using a dodgy laptop, being the bent copper at the top of the OCG.

Undercover officer John Corbett had arranged for a corrupt cop to join his gang of criminal on a raid of Eastfield depot for drugs and weapons.

When the masked man eventually turned up and handed John an electronic device, he shot the "bent b*****d" for crossing them.

Viewers were convinced that the man bleeding out on the floor, who appeared to be the mysterious 'H', was fan favourite Ted.


However, in an unexpected twist, Kate pulled up the mask to reveal it was DCS Lester Hargreaves.

Ted later revealed that Hargreaves was pronounced dead at the hospital after being shot in the legs.

During a showdown with Steve, John explained that he deliberately aimed low so he didn't kill the balaclava man.


Line of Duty viewers were convinced that Ted was dead before the big reveal.

Taking to Twitter , one fan said: "Mother of God I thought Ted was finished then. BREATHE."

Another asked: "Anyone else almost in tears afraid it was Ted under the balaclava?"

A third said: "Never for one minute doubted steady Teddy #lineofduty #bbc #H"

Lots of Line of Duty fans do not believe that Hargreaves was the guy at the top bent copper.

They are certain that this is just a red herring and that the real corrupt officer is still out there.

One fan tweeted: "No way H is Hargreaves, it's too easy"

"Hargreaves can't be H. This is only ep 3," added another.

A third suggested: "Or is there another twist thats about to happen. Red herrings left right and centre in this show. Could be a clever choice as Hargreaves being H as a decoy when the real H is elsewhere… GOD DAMN IT"

Line of Duty writer Jed Mercurio has revealed he wants to end the show with a seventh series.

A sixth series has already been commissioned, but Jed is hoping that after lots of twists and turns the thrilling police drama will finish with series 7.

AC-12 usually take a two-year break between series and the ending of each is deliberately written to set up future storylines.


Speaking at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, the show boss said: "I suppose if I had an idea later on that was even better then, yeah, of course I would change it.

"Because you want it to be as good as possible and surprising and so forth."

Mercurio added: "Sometimes there were characters whose name could be corrupted or nicknamed into being an 'H' if I wanted to.

"Some of the characters were given names where they could have been revealed as having an 'H' connection if it was required."

*Line of Duty airs Sundays on BBC One at 9pm

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