Could Ted be set to leave AC-12? (Picture: BBC)
*Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Line of Duty*
Line of Duty fans are preparing themselves for the worst, after an ominous line from the latest episode of series six led some to think that Ted Hastings’ (Adrian Dunbar) days could be numbered.
But there was one subtle line which fans believe could suggest there’s bad news on the way for fan favourite Ted.
Following a twist-filled interview with Jo Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), Ted took Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) aside and delivered a line in an unusually downbeat manner.
‘Sometimes you don’t lose, son. You just run out of time,’ he told Steve.
Ted’s line had fans worried on Sunday’s show (Picture: BBC/World Productions/Chris Barr)
What could it mean?
With the last episode of the series just around the corner, some viewers believe the unusually pessimistic line suggests that Ted’s time could soon be up.
Viewers took to Twitter to share their theories – and just thinking about the possibility of Ted leaving the show has got us worried.
‘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,’ one fan wrote.
‘I just feel like Ted is gonna die. It’s all sort of lining up for him to have a huge redemption story and to take a bullet for either Steve or Kate,’ another said.
Elsewhere, after a week of speculating if Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) or Ryan Pilkington (Gregory Piper) was killed in the shootout, tonight’s episode also gave us the answer.
Line of Duty continues on Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.
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