Line of Duty: the best reactions to the gripping season five finale

Monday, 6th May 2019, 10:41 am
Updated Monday, 6th May 2019, 11:42 am
The season finale of Line of Duty gained some strong reactions on Twitter (Photo: World Productions)

Corruption-laced police drama Line of Duty has been gripping the British viewing public for months, with the final episode of its most recent series airing last night (Sun 5 May).

Here are some of the best social media reactions from fans of the programme.

Everyone had to share their admiration for one of the series' best lines of dialogue

Best one-liner in the history of all TV ever #LineOfDuty pic.twitter.com/3UdAWRXBbl

β€” Cate (@Langdale_Lass) May 5, 2019

#LineOfDuty momentarily strays into realism with the best line of the whole series....... pic.twitter.com/tvHqOKHB4v

β€” Insp Dave Humphries (@HantsInspH) May 5, 2019

Line of Duty fans also reacted to that twist...

Ted coming back into ac12 the next morning #LineofDuty pic.twitter.com/LeJzGUYVFg

β€” TraceyLou πŸ’„ (@TraceyP31323900) May 5, 2019

I have absolutely no idea what just happened. I’m starting to think I might be H. #lineofduty

β€” Jane Nethercott (@littleniss70) May 5, 2019

β€œThanks for coming in today. I intend to prove that you are the corrupt senior police officer known as H. Do you have anything to say for yourself?” #LineOfDuty pic.twitter.com/NYGYuhVGqv

β€” Scott Innes (@Flying_Inside) May 5, 2019

SPOILER ALERTIf you missed #LineOfDuty and wondering who is H?...The following people have been released pending further inquiries pic.twitter.com/lUF8524yL2

β€” Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) May 5, 2019

There was praise from BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire, among others, for Anna Maxwell-Martin, who plays DCS Patricia Carmichael

BRILLIANT acting from Anna Maxwell-Martin - jeez she was sinister, patronising, intimidating, clever, sarcastic. OUTSTANDING performances from Adrian Dunbar, @Vicky_McClure , @martin_compston . What a series @jed_mercurio #LineofDuty

β€” Victoria Derbyshire (@vicderbyshire) May 5, 2019

Anna Maxwell Martin superb. Loved and hated her for 90 mins! What a performance πŸ‘πŸ» #LineOfDuty #handsoffTed pic.twitter.com/3ybTjzn7zZ

β€” Jamie McCormack (@timeforjamie) May 5, 2019

Other viewers were less impressed by the season finale and the wider season itself

#LineOfDuty last episode was typical of the rest of this series, pretty average pic.twitter.com/f47kSyrXdt

β€” Brian (@BrianM11010) May 6, 2019

When you get to the end of another series of #LineOfDuty pic.twitter.com/LKXLVdPhcw

β€” AmberRetro (@AmberRetro) May 5, 2019

The whole of the UK right now watching #LineOfDuty pic.twitter.com/oJCyXJLcHf

β€” Brooke Graham (@brookegrahamm) May 5, 2019

What's next?

Line of Duty will return for a sixth season, with the BBC having commissioned another run prior to the fifth season's end.

However, the broadcaster has yet to indicate when series six might air, with fans potentially having to wait until spring 2021 if the show follows its traditional two year cycle.