The final scene between Hastings & Carmichael didn't really make much sense. Why did Ted feel the need to disclose a slip of the tongue in a 2019 suspect interview to the Evil Patricia? Is there some relevance as to why he felt the need to get this off his chest?
I thought the ending of this series was disappointing, but perhaps that's the whole point; while AC12 managed to take out a few corrupt players, they're never really going to get to the bottom of it as long as there is corruption at the highest level. That said, I would "definately" like to see another series as I've enjoyed the others so much, but I suppose it can't go on forever.
The young PC who mentored Ryan Pilkington too - is he bent? Or just naive?I watched Series 1 again last year and I don't actually recall there being any scene of Buckells at the golf club with Tommy Hunter.
Watching the first series was quite enjoyable in that the story is raw and the viewer quickly picks up the foundations of future plots.
Ryan Pilkington is merely a juvenile delinquent on the fringes of crime, peddling around on his BMX.
A few interesting characters never appeared after series 1 who could have potential for coming back to Line of Duty. I can't actually remember full names, but the main three I recall are -
Steve Arnott's firearms friend who killed the innocent man in the botched raid way back in episode one. Last seen going through a crisis of conscious with Arnott in a pub. He could be a linchpin for bringing down Philip Osborne in any future plots.
Deepak - the likeable detective who is booted off Tony Gates's squad after being accused of being a 'mole'. One of those innocent characters of LOD like Terry Boyle, but there could be potential for him to come back as a higher ranking officer with an axe to grind.
The female Detective Sergeant who is overlooked for progression to Gates's squad in favour of Kate Flemming. She took an instant disliking to Kate but this was a sub plot never explored further.
I have a feeling that if there is a 7th series, Jed Mercurio may bring LOD full circle to the very beginning to finally put the show to bed.
I thought the latter at the time. His female partner didn’t seem to be taken in…