Line of Duty: the best reactions to the gripping season five finale
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
— Cate (@Langdale_Lass) May 5, 2019
— Insp Dave Humphries (@HantsInspH) May 5, 2019
Line of Duty fans also reacted to that twist...
— TraceyLou 💄 (@TraceyP31323900) May 5, 2019
I have absolutely no idea what just happened. I’m starting to think I might be H. #lineofduty
— Jane Nethercott (@littleniss70) May 5, 2019
— Scott Innes (@Flying_Inside) May 5, 2019
— 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
— Victoria Derbyshire (@vicderbyshire) May 5, 2019
— Jamie McCormack (@timeforjamie) May 5, 2019
Other viewers were less impressed by the season finale and the wider season itself
— Brian (@BrianM11010) May 6, 2019
— AmberRetro (@AmberRetro) May 5, 2019
— Brooke Graham (@brookegrahamm) May 5, 2019
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.