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I only have to see the word "bent" in any definition & manner to immediately start seeing this kid:

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Interestingly, he actually had a small role of sorts in Season 5 looking much older... And there's a few theories around that he may be used moving forward!

www.digitalspy.com/tv/a26959653/line-of-duty-ryan-season-5/
That has to be the reason why they'd waste time on showing him still being involved in organised crime and then at the police academy immediately after. The implication is that he has been groomed to be a new 'Caddy' for a long time
 

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Hastings would be a fantastic boss to work for. I'd be gutted if he turns out to be bent
If he was bent it would almost destroy his character.
Yeah, I don't like the idea of it at all. It would undermine the whole show and not in a good way.
Last season they drop hints that he might be bent or corruptable. The money problems, disposal of a computer, being under investigation. And of course the long term storyline of the series in that AC12 are searching for 'H' and you could possibly link Hastings to 'H' due to his last name.

Obviously it proved to be unfounded but if tge show's writers went in on Hastings being proved to be bent, it would be a pretty good twist and a way to end a cracking tv show series.
 

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Last season they drop hints that he might be bent or corruptable. The money problems, disposal of a computer, being under investigation. And of course the long term storyline of the series in that AC12 are searching for 'H' and you could possibly link Hastings to 'H' due to his last name.

Obviously it proved to be unfounded but if tge show's writers went in on Hastings being proved to be bent, it would be a pretty good twist and a way to end a cracking tv show series.
I think it undermines his passion for the truth that we've watched for 6 seasons if he turns out to be corrupt.
 

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Returned to UK screens today and is already available via 'alternative' methods. Looks like you'll need to sign up to yet another random streaming service if you want to access it legitimately though

Season 6 of Jed Mercurio’s Line of Duty premieres in the UK next week and will screen in Australia through BritBox.

The first two episodes will be available on Thursday 1st April, with 5 other episodes dropping weekly.
 

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Returned to UK screens today and is already available via 'alternative' methods. Looks like you'll need to sign up to yet another random streaming service if you want to access it legitimately though


Not coming to NF?
 

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It appears to be a streaming service set up by BBC & ITV - basically a legit way for Aussies to access the stuff you'd get on iPlayer and whatever ITV's catch-up service is as if you were in the UK

$8.99 a month
 
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For the benefit of the DIR we need a Sit Rep from the CHIS.

AC-12
Anti-corruption unit 12, where our heroes work to root out bent coppers within Central Police force. We’ve also encountered AC-3 and AC-9 in previous series.

AFO
Authorised firearms officer. A police officer who has been selected, trained and accredited by their superiors to carry a firearm operationally.

ANPR
Automatic numberplate recognition. As a car passes an ANPR camera, its licence plate is read and instantly checked against a database of vehicles of interest.

ARU
Armed response unit, like the squad headed by Sgt Danny Waldron (Daniel Mays) in series three.

ARV
Armed response vehicle, crewed by AFOs to attend incidents believed to involve firearms or other high-risk scenarios. ARVs are adapted and modified to carry specialist equipment.

B&E
Breaking and entering. Two crucial elements of the crime of burglary.

Big red key
Manual 16kg steel battering ram for gaining entry to premises. It's big, it’s red and it opens doors. Also known as “the enforcer”, “the donker” or “the bosher”.

Blue-on-blue
The accidental shooting or injury of a police officer by a colleague.

Bystander triple 9
A 999 emergency call from a civilian.

CHIS
Covert human intelligence source, aka a police informant/snitch/snout/rat/nark/grass. May meet a violent end when exposed, hence the phrase “snitches get stitches”.

CID
Criminal Investigation Department. Often nicknamed the “brains department” by uniformed officers

COM
Covert operations manager, who runs undercover officers. In series five, his COM (covert operations manager) had lost contact with DS John Corbett (Stephen Graham).

CPS
Crown Prosecution Service. The independent agency which prosecutes criminal cases that have been investigated by the police and other law-enforcement organisations in England and Wales.

DIR
Digital interview recording. Device used to record police interviews, replacing the tapes of old. Look out for the long beep at the beginning of each interrogation.

DPS
Directorate of Professional Standards. The internal Metropolitan Police body responsible for investigating complaints against the conduct of its officers.

Farenheit order
Line of Duty’s shoot-to-kill command. Different police operations use different codewords.

FI
Forensic investigator, like Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins) in series four. Gathers and preserves physical evidence at a crime scene to take back to the lab for analysis.

FLO
Family liaison officer. Works closely with those affected by serious crimes, such as families of murder victims.

FME
Forensic Medical Examiner or Force Medical Examiner. Any qualified doctor used by UK police to treat injuries, take blood samples or confirm and certify a sudden death.

Furry Exocet
A police dog. Can also be termed a “land shark”.

GSR
Gunshot residue. Fragments or particles deposited on the hands and clothes of someone who discharges a firearm.

GSW
Gunshot wound. GSWs can be variously classified as moderate, severe or critical.

Hard contact technique
Also known as a contact shot. Where the muzzle of the firearm is pressed against the target’s body or head before discharging. Often the result of close range gunfights or execution-style killings.

IP address
Internet protocol address, a numerical label assigned to every device connected to an online computer network. It may mean a computer’s location or user may be traced.

IR
Immediate response, often heard in the radio call “request IR”. Can also mean incident report.

The matrix
Not a sci-fi film involving Keanu Reeves in Nineties sunglasses and a long leather coat but a scale to gauge the reliability of received police intelligence.

Misper
A missing person. DI Lindsay Denton and an undercover DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) worked for the Missing Persons Unit in series two.

MIT
Murder Investigation Team. The specialised homicide squad where DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald) is working in series six.

MoPI
Management of police information. In series five, a MoPI notice blocked access to DS John Corbett’s records to minimise risk of his cover being blown.

OCG
Organised crime group, like the balaclava-clad gangs seen throughout Line of Duty. Civilian members and corrupt police officers work together to plan and conduct large-scale serious crime on a continuing basis.

OP
Observation post or observation point. A position from which to conduct surveillance. Observation may be abbreviated to “obs” or “obbo”.

PNC
The police national computer, a database used by law enforcement organisations across the UK.

Reg 15
A regulation 15 or “yellow notice”, advising an officer that a complaint has been made or a conduct matter has come to light which warrants an investigation. This might escalate into “red notice”, terminating their employment.

RIPA
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. A parliamentary act which regulates the powers of public bodies to carry out surveillance and intercept communications.

RTC
Road traffic collision or car crash. Used to be termed an RTA (Road Traffic Accident) until guidelines changed because “accident” implies there's nobody to blame.

SOCO
Scene-of-crime officer. A forensic crime scene examiner trained to take photographs of evidence and identify traces left at crime scenes.

SFC
Strategic firearms commander, who has overall strategic control of armed operations, with responsibility and accountability for directions given.

SIO
Senior investigating officer leading a major case such as murder.

Sit-rep
A situation report. A periodic account of the operation's current status. The term was first popularised by the military during the Second World War.

Status zero
Coded radio call issued by officers who need urgent assistance, often when they're under attack or their lives are in immediate danger.

Status five
Radio code for an officer being en route to the scene of an incident.

Status six
Radio code for the officer having arrived on the incident scene.

TFC
Tactical firearms commander, who sets the working strategy during an armed operation and advises on the deployment of AFOs until the SFC arrives on the scene.

TWOC
Taking without owner’s consent. Usually applied to the illegal removal of a vehicle.

UCO
Undercover operator, such as DI Kate Fleming in series one to three or DS John Corbett in series five. They will often wear civilian clothes or behave in a criminal manner to “fit in” and avoid identification as a law enforcement officer.
 

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IDK why it didn't bother me before, but the way that AC-12 seemingly throws around disciplinary action based on circumstantial evidence is kinda pissing me off after watching the first two episodes of S6
 

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IDK why it didn't bother me before, but the way that AC-12 seemingly throws around disciplinary action based on circumstantial evidence is kinda pissing me off after watching the first two episodes of S6
Agree. They had good reason to start the investigation and question DCI Jo Davidson but not to lock her up!

Still loving the show though. Hastings was in great form.

How could you see the van when you were going like the clappers?​
She was just a wee girl, killed in cold blood.​
She'll be laughing on the other side of her face when I'm finished with her.​
 

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Wait a minute...wait a minute

This Britbox thing...does that mean the new season it is not going to appear on Netflix

Where does it end with the saturation of streaming channels?

They all add up hey! Pi$$ed off
 

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Great fun, though. Davidson is much smarter than Buckells, but neither are the big fish.
Ep 4 is good. It seems the fish are very big if they can organise hits on police convoys and order prison murders.

Hastings gets told to pack up and go but surely he will wrangle a reprieve.

Arnott keeps ignoring the drug testers.

Who is the mystery person that DCI Joanne Davidson is related to?
 

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Ep 4 is good. It seems the fish are very big if they can organise hits on police convoys and order prison murders.

Hastings gets told to pack up and go but surely he will wrangle a reprieve.

Arnott keeps ignoring the drug testers.

Who is the mystery person that DCI Joanne Davidson is related to?
Didn't recognise the woman in the pic, but likely a minor character from a previous season.

Buckells just imploded, more incompetent than corrupt.
The lawyer was a fool, but the big fish would be glad.
Steve is headed for a fall that will compromise the investigation.
How long does Hastings have left?

Maybe Davidson will break and come clean in the end...
 

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