The finale of Line of Duty season one aired on Monday night on BBC, and fans were once again gripped as AC-12 attempted to bring Tony Gates to justice. However, the more eagle-eyed viewers spotted a major link between two characters, which you may well have missed...
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Posting on Twitter, one person wrote: "Ryan's social worker’s name is Jane Hargreaves, we’ll just leave this here... #LineofDuty." Lester Hargreaves is a high-ranking officer who has a major role in seasons four and five as a corrupt police officer, while Ryan is a young member of a criminal organisation who becomes a police officer at the end of season five. So could Jane be Lester's wife, and involved in the deep-rooted corruption within the police force?
Did you spot the connection in Line of Duty season one?
Fellow fans were amazed by the spot, with one tweeting: "Nooooooooooooo! But then, thinking, oh my god, maybe? Maybe YES! Maybe ARGHH! Good catch!" Another added: "I only noticed this on my third rewatch of this episode tonight! Hargreaves wife maybe?" A third person added: "How did I never notice this before?!"
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The show's creator, Jed Mercurio, has been posting about the show since it premiered on BBC One once again. Tweeting on Monday, he wrote: "The dramatic ambition of #LineofDuty has been to push the guest lead character into their deepest dilemma. Series one set the template. Tony Gates must choose between his honour and his family."
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He continued: "Series one was the first series I'd produced since #Bodies. It was great to collaborate so closely with such brilliant directors, crew and cast. It's thanks to them we were able to grow from a little cop show on BBC2."