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The only scene i've seen of the show was in season 1 where Jackie was wearing only a long shirt.

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Poor DS Arnott. He's a smarmy little turd, but he didn't deserve that ...
What happens with Ryan in series 6? He's joined the cops now but if he comes across Steve I doubt he'll have forgotten the whole trying to take off his fingers thing. It will be interesting to see if Simon Banerjee, the copper from season 1 who he namechecked at the interview ia in it as well. Also am I not alone in thinking/hoping Jimmy Lakewell from season 4 is brought back, he had all the best lines, the one were he told Ted to dial down the whole Ian Paisley thing was brilliant.
 

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What happens with Ryan in series 6? He's joined the cops now but if he comes across Steve I doubt he'll have forgotten the whole trying to take off his fingers thing. It will be interesting to see if Simon Banerjee, the copper from season 1 who he namechecked at the interview ia in it as well. Also am I not alone in thinking/hoping Jimmy Lakewell from season 4 is brought back, he had all the best lines, the one were he told Ted to dial down the whole Ian Paisley thing was brilliant.
Yeah, that will be a very interesting plot point. My tip is that it won't be a main part of the plot, but we'll see it intersect with the main season arc towards the end.

Also, am very happy that Kelly MacDonald is gonna be in the new season. She's been fantastic in everything I've seen her in.
 

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I will have to see if there is a YouTube summary of Seasons 1-5. I love this show but the time gap between seasons makes me forget wat is going on...

When is S6 out?
 

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I decided to use the rest of my free trial of Stan on watching this given the hype its received.

I must be missing something about the first season because I didn't think it was all that great (as I posted in the "What are you watching" thread), but thanks to lockdown I persisted with it and I'm glad I did.

Seasons 2 and 3 are top class (thanks in large part due to Keeley Hawes and her brilliant acting I think), and season 5 isn't that far behind. I found the production value of Season 4 pretty good, but the story/writing didn't even meet the standards of S1 imo.

I'll definitely be watching S6 whenever it comes out next year
 

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I decided to use the rest of my free trial of Stan on watching this given the hype its received.

I must be missing something about the first season because I didn't think it was all that great (as I posted in the "What are you watching" thread), but thanks to lockdown I persisted with it and I'm glad I did.

Seasons 2 and 3 are top class (thanks in large part due to Keeley Hawes and her brilliant acting I think), and season 5 isn't that far behind. I found the production value of Season 4 pretty good, but the story/writing didn't even meet the standards of S1 imo.

I'll definitely be watching S6 whenever it comes out next year
Season 2 is definitely when it really kicks into gear. The first season is still good tele, but nowhere near the hype that came after seasons 2/3 (which I definitely think is justified).
 

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Finished this show in two weeks.

It is outstanding and hands down one of the best shows I have watched.

S3 is undoubtedly one of the greatest seasons of any TV show I have watched. Up there with Dexter S4, Breaking Bad S5 and Fargo S1. Incredible television.

If I had to rank them

S3
S2 (because of its relevance throughout)
S5
S1
S4

And they were all fantastic.

But, I did find it unusual in S4 how nobody noticed that Roz Huntly did not move/use her left arm at all during the entire interview process. These guys are obviously super switched on but how did none of them notice it? The fed rep even poured the water for her.

Wonder who the fourth person is?
 

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Finished this show in two weeks... It is outstanding and hands down one of the best shows I have watched... S3 is undoubtedly one of the greatest seasons of any TV show I have watched. Up there with Dexter S4, Breaking Bad S5 and Fargo S1. Incredible television.

If I had to rank them
S3
S2 (because of its relevance throughout)
S5
S1
S4
And they were all fantastic.
Yep, it's one of my favourite shows as well... Yet, I have issues with Season 3 myself (I needed more Waldron), so we're probably coming at it from different angles and getting the same result.
 

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Yep, it's one of my favourite shows as well... Yet, I have issues with Season 3 myself (I needed more Waldron), so we're probably coming at it from different angles and getting the same result.
Such a great show.

I was surprised he got killed off so early, but it made sense.
 

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Such a great show.

I was surprised he got killed off so early, but it made sense.
I read an interview with Daniel Mays where he said reading the script for the first time he thought he had a great charcter that he'd be able to get his teeth into only to find out he was killed of at the end of the first episode.
 

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I read an interview with Daniel Mays where he said reading the script for the first time he thought he had a great charcter that he'd be able to get his teeth into only to find out he was killed of at the end of the first episode.
He was a prick of a character and I wasn't sad that he got turfed.

Man, what a show.

Who do you think the fourth person could be? Someone we already know, or a new character?
 

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He was a prick of a character and I wasn't sad that he got turfed.

Man, what a show.

Who do you think the fourth person could be? Someone we already know, or a new character?
Really no idea mate, I want Jimmy Lakewell to come back if only because he got all the best lines. Telling Ted to dial down the Ian Paisley was great.
 

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Really no idea mate, I want Jimmy Lakewell to come back if only because he got all the best lines. Telling Ted to dial down the Ian Paisley was great.
I loved Ted's line to Huntley's fed rep (Moffat) when he rips out "Federation Rep or not, you will refer to me Chief Superintendent".

Hastings my favourite character.
 

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I loved Ted's line to Huntley's fed rep (Moffat) when he rips out "Federation Rep or not, you will refer to me Chief Superintendent".

Hastings my favourite character.
Iconic line.
"Listen, Michelle, we're AC-12. We do this to other units week in, week out, so don't try telling me how it works. We're witnesses, not suspects. Now stop making a tit of yourself and piss off."
 

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So I watched the final episode a couple of nights ago and it was fantastic (as Gasometer suggested it would be). So now, let the discussions begin:

What was your favourite season?
1 - Tony Gates
2 - Lindsay Denton
3 - The Caddy
4 - Roz Huntley

Who is your favourite member of AC-12?
Steve Arnott
Kate Fleming
Ted Hastings

For me, I thought Season 2 was the best, purely because Lindsay Denton was such an amazing character and it highlighted just how morally ambiguous all the characters are. But of course, I loved all 4 and never felt like any was a step back from other seasons.

And my answer to the second question has to be Ted Hasting, yes, like the battle. I mean, surely everyone's favourite is Ted Hastings, right?
Finished this show in two weeks.

It is outstanding and hands down one of the best shows I have watched.

S3 is undoubtedly one of the greatest seasons of any TV show I have watched. Up there with Dexter S4, Breaking Bad S5 and Fargo S1. Incredible television.

If I had to rank them

S3
S2 (because of its relevance throughout)
S5
S1
S4

And they were all fantastic.

But, I did find it unusual in S4 how nobody noticed that Roz Huntly did not move/use her left arm at all during the entire interview process. These guys are obviously super switched on but how did none of them notice it? The fed rep even poured the water for her.

Wonder who the fourth person is?
See above. 3 is up there with the best seasons of TV I have watched.

Love Hastings, real no bullshit kind of guy.
 

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See above. 3 is up there with the best seasons of TV I have watched.

Love Hastings, real no bullshit kind of guy.
He could still be H, we knows he's never quite been completely honest about his private life and there was that money that it looked like he gave to Corbett's widow so he's not beyond reproach.
 

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Just finished season 5. Up there with my Breaking Bad and Sopranos for me. As to who the fourth could be... I've no idea, all I know is there's "definately" more to Hastings! There's so many things that were going against him that have been left unanswered. One thing I find complete bullshit is the attempt at convincing them he disposed of the laptop because he was looking at porn lol, and also the spelling of definitely. Can't wait for S6

Some good news:
 

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