Mother of God! A 29-minute AC-12 interview scene is set to air in tonight's thrilling Line of Duty episode

Following last week’s tense episode of Line of Duty which ended with a cliffhanger, millions of people are expected to tune in tonight for the penultimate episode of the series.

Sunday, 25th April 2021, 4:08 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This article contains spoilers so please only read on from here if you are happy to see details of previous episodes referenced and discussed.

The episode concluded with Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and PC Ryan Pilkington (Gregory Piper) pointing their firearms at one another, before the screen cut to black and two gunshots were heard.

Kate had been lured to a creepy lorry park by her boss Jo Davidson (Kelly McDonald), who arranged the meeting at the behest of OCG (organised crime gang) member Ryan, who has been embedded in her policing team all series.

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(left to right) Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston on the set of the sixth series of Line of Duty, which was filmed in the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast. PA Photo. Picture: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Ryan got out of the car with Jo, and quickly ended up in a standoff with Kate.

Fans of the show have been waiting all week to see the outcome of last week’s shootout, which will be revealed in tonight’s episode at 9pm.

The latest instalment of the hit BBC One show is believed to include an emotional, 29-minute AC-12 interview scene, making it the longest one yet.

Speaking earlier this week, Adrian Dunbar, who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings, has revealed that true Line of Duty fans already know what happened to Kate Fleming in episode five.

Following last week’s episode, Adrian appeared on Good Morning Britain to chat it over with hosts Susanna Reid and Adil Ray.

During his Monday morning interview, Adrian was placed in the hot seat, with Susanna asking: “So we don’t know yet what happens to Kate?”

He coyly replied: “I know. And a lot of Line of Duty fans know.”

The response was met with surprise from Adil, who asked: “What, they’ve worked it out do you mean?”

Adrian then repeated while nodding his head: “A lot of Line of Duty fans know what’s going on.”

Susanna was quick to realise that the actor was giving the hosts a “really heavy piece of information”.

Adrian went on to say that there had already been a “very big clue” as to Kate’s fate in the episode and that he was giving viewers a “massive scoop”.

The teaser immediately sent fans wild on social media, with some Twitter comments calling the revelation a “bombshell”.

Many viewers are speculating that Kate will survive the stand-off with Ryan because she is such a major character in the popular show, which has been running since 2012.

But others have theorised that this could be a double-bluff from writer Jed Mercurio.

And some eagle-eyed fans pointed to an old trailer for series six, which they believe reveals whether Kate makes it out of the situation alive.


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