Snaps from Line of Duty set show tense moment with Kate, Steve and Ted

Is this the finale of Line of Duty? Images from set of hit show reveal Kate Fleming and Steve Arnott having a heated conversation with Ted Hastings and the gaffer dramatically exiting the station

  • WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS
  • Images from the set of the Line of Duty are thought to be shots from the finale
  • Fans are left on the edge of their seats as they wait for Sunday’s seventh episode
  • Snaps show Kate Fleming and Steve Arnott speak to AC-12 boss Ted Hastings  
  • A tense trailer for the finale shows Kate wearing the same outfit as in the images
  • But will Kate and Steve confront Hastings about the £50,000 given to Steph? 

Fans have been left on the edge of their seats after the penultimate episode of Line of Duty, and have to wait until Sunday to discover how the nail-biting series will come to an undoubtedly explosive finish.

But images from the Belfast set of the hit BBC drama, taken during filming on October 21 last year, give eager fans a clue as to what they can expect from the much-anticipated series finale. 

The snaps, believed to be taken during filming of the seventh episode of the series, show a concerned DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and DI Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) standing united as they speak to Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar).

There have already been cracks appearing between the AC-12 trio after Steve discovered that Hastings blew John Corbett’s cover – which resulted in John having his throat slit by Ryan Pilkington – and seemingly gave his widow Steph £50,000.

Images from the Belfast set of BBC’s Line of Duty, taken during filming on October 21 last year (above), have left fans wondering what to expect from the much-anticipated series finale

The snaps, which are thought to be depicting the seventh episode of the series, show a stoney-faced Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) getting out his police car

In the tense images, Kate looks worried as she stands with her arms folded alongside Steve, while Hastings stands some distance away from the duo looking sombre.

Hastings, who has already become exasperated with time running out before he’s forced into retirement and AC-12 is disbanded, is also seen rushing out of a police car as things heat up.

While another snap shows a stoney-faced Hastings pointedly walking out of the front gates of Decker Avenue Police Station, where former solicitor Jimmy Lakewell was taken before withdrawing his cooperation with AC-12 and subsequently getting mrudered at HMP Blackthorn.

The photos will leave fans wondering if Kate and Steve are going to confront Hastings about the mysterious wad of cash given to Steph, as well as what the trio are doing at Decker Avenue Police Station.

Another snap shows Hastings pointedly walking out of the front gates of Decker Avenue Police Station, where Jimmy Lakewell was taken before withdrawing his cooperation with AC-12

Other images show Kate (centre) and Steve (right) speak to Hastings, leaving fans asking if the duo confront the AC-12 boss about the £50,000 given to John Corbett’s widow Steph

Hastings, who has already become exasperated as time is running out before he’s forced into retirement and AC-12 is disbanded, is seen looking concerned in the images

A dramatic trailer for the finale, released on Monday, showed Kate wearing the same grey turtleneck jumper as she is seen wearing in the on-set snaps, while it teases at the return of the balaclava men and shows DCI Jo Davidson handcuffed in prison.

The teaser clip also shows the discovery of a written note containing that ‘definately’ misspelling, a clue that many fans have speculated might indicate who H is – an error that was made by whoever John Corbett was speaking to last season.

Sunday’s penultimate episode of Line of Duty, which focused on a 29-minute scene where Jo Davidson was interviewed, has already left fans with a long list of unanswered questions.

After shooting bent copper and OCG stalwart Ryan Pilkington dead, Kate and Jo Davidson – who had orchestrated the shady meet up to ‘get rid of Fleming’ – went on the run, before they were caught after DCS Patricia Carmichael put trackers on all AC-12 vehicles.

During a tense interview scene, Jo learned the sordid truth about her family history but refused to give away all she knows about the OCG and its elusive leader H when pressed by Superintendent Ted Hastings – whose questions were repeatedly shut down by an increasingly shifty-looking Carmichael. 

And DS Chris Lomax seemed less than enthusiastic when Kate suggested searching under the floor at the warehouse the OCG was using to workshop firearms, leaving fans questioning whether he too is hiding something. 

Meanwhile, Marcus Thurwell (James Nesbitt) – the retired former detective chief inspector suspected of being in league with organised crime and even in the frame for being H, the corrupt officer now referred to as the ‘fourth man’ – was found dead at his address in Spain.

Hastings, who is up against the clock before AC-12 is disbanded, is also seen getting out of a police car as things heat up during the series

A dramatic trailer for the BBC drama’s finale showed Kate wearing the same grey turtleneck jumper as she is seen wearing in the on-set snaps (pictured)


The images have left people questioning whether Kate and Steve are going to confront Hastings about the mysterious wad of cash given to Steph, and wondering what the trio are doing at Decker Avenue Police Station

Another snap, from the Line of Duty set on the Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, shows Hastings and Kate looking downtrodden during tense scenes

The penultimate episode of Line of Duty, which focused on Jo Davidson being interviewed, has left fans with unanswered questions (above, Vicky McClure pictured on set)

Viewers were stunned on Sunday night when it appeared James Nesbitt’s character was killed off before he even appeared on screen – but some are convinced it was a cover-up.

Towards the end of the nail-biting penultimate episode, Guardia Civil police officers stormed Marcus Thurwell’s Spanish home, while the AC-12 team watched via video link.

When the law enforcement officers entered the home, they were met by two bodies, and a Spanish captain turned to the camera and identified one as ‘Senor Thurwell’. 

While many viewers expressed surprise an actor of Nesbitt’s calibre was denied even a scene, some were left convinced Thurwell was in fact the Spanish AFO leading the raid on his home.

AC-12 were looking into the retired former detective chief inspector after SI Steve Arnott learned that Gail Vella – the journalist who was murdered – had been looking into the death of Lawrence Christopher while in police custody – a case Thurwell was in charge of.

As the series finale approaches, will we finally discover who H, aka the fourth man, really is?

There have already been cracks appearing between the AC-12 trio after Steve discovered Hastings (pictured) blew John Corbett’s cover and gave his widow Steph £50,000

In snaps taken on set, Hastings appeared to be hard at work ahead of his forced retirement as he was seen getting out of a police car looking determined 

Another snap showed Kate, played by Vicky McClure, and Hastings, played by Adrian Dunbar, looking solemn as things come to a head on the BBC drama

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