Do you spot the likeness? (Picture: BBC)
Line Of Duty fans have become experts at pausing to inspect the clues at AC-12 to conduct their own investigation – but series 6 may have the cutest and most hilarious discovery yet.
During the latest episode, DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and DI Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) were seen sending each other messages after discovering that DCI Joanne Davidson was the relative of former OCG member, Tommy Hunter.
But rather than find out more about the investigation, a quick freeze frame on the texts revealed that Kate had sent Steve a picture of something that ‘reminded her of him’.
It was… a sausage dog in a suit and tie sitting next to a clock.
Steve responded: ‘Lol very funny.’
The utter brilliance of the meme wasn’t lost on fans, who were quick to scope out the actual picture and share it among themselves.
Kate told Steve this dog ‘reminded her of him’ (Picture: iStock)
The message was brief but gave the eagle-eyed clue hunters a laugh (Picture: BBC)
After one fan shared the image, they demanded to become part of AC-12 – and to be honest they could probably do with her as well, seeing as the investigation into Davidson is moving so slowly.
‘Why do I feel like [Vicky McClure] would actually send this to [Martin Compston]?’ joked one fan.
‘Brilliant. That’s some incredible detective work there!’ praised another, while another joked: ‘this isn’t even really a spoiler, so i don’t feel bad about sharing it. this is top-flight detective work.’
Mates Kate and Steve have been keeping in touch via text throughout the series (Picture: BBC)
A fourth fan spoke for the whole of the UK as they wrote: ‘I love the dedication and nerdiness of LOD fans.’
Vicky and Martin are known for their joking around behind-the-scenes of the show, with a prank war between them even hinting at what happened at the end of episode five.
They weren’t wrong either, with a shootout between Fleming, Davidson and bent copper and OCG member Ryan Pilkington ending with a black screen and shots being fired.
Now we have to wait all week to find out what the hell is going on, and if we’ll ever find out who killed investigative reporter Gail Vella.
Line Of Duty continues Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.
Credit: Original article published here.