T hings kicked up another level again this week, as Steve found himself suspended, under investigation, covertly watched and briefly forced into a partnership with Lindsay Denton.
Is it just me who would watch them in a snark-filled spin-off where they stride through bleak landscapes being chippy with each other?
The key to Line of Duty is that it exists in a world that, while fictional, should feel exactly like ours. The bad guys For all its sense of verisimilitude Line of Duty is at heart still a drama Bedford male hookup experts mistakes crossword thus our main focus of villainy remains the increasingly desperate Dot. The scene between the two of them was the high point of this superbly tense episode, allowing me to hope that Lindsay, that great survivor, just might manage to get out of the car alive.
Alas, poor Lindsay, you and your fringe will be deeply missed although possibly not by Steve Arnott, who you continued to runs rings around right to the end.
The real question, however, remains: Nor is it Gill.
More plausibly, someone has told her to make this go away and like a good functionary she has. So then who is it?
Its strength lies in the idea that the corruption is both dramatic and the right side of believable. Oh Steve, I feel your angst — there you are doing the solid, dogged cop work and no one will listen.
Will she come round in time to save the day in the final episode? That said, Kate notoriously plays her cards close to her chest so maybe a last-minute bailout is actually on the cards. As for the third member of the gang, this was a mixed episode for Superintendent Hastings.
On the other, he did get in some fantastic and fantastically delivered lines. Less controversially we got some fantastically in-character Ted-rants this episode, including the description of politicians as born liars, celebrities as having low morals and his magnificent speech to Gill with its brutal conclusion: I finally realised who Gill reminded me of this week, with her sickly sweet smiles and her pretence at doing things for your own good: Poor Danny and his lonely funeral — I presume that took so long because they had to hold on to the body until Hari or anyone else confessed.