Chloe is the newest recruit for the team but can she be trusted? (Picture: BBC)
Line Of Duty series 6 fan theories are officially in overdrive – but the latest involving newcomer Chloe Bishop may be the most interesting yet.
The character, played by Shalom Brune-Franklin, arrived in AC-12 this series. But despite being around for a lot of the drama, very little is known about her.
But despite becoming a firm right-hand woman to Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and seemingly helping the team catch bent coppers, fans are beginning to suspect she has ulterior motives.
In fact, there could be a connection that means she’s well and truly involved in the OCG (organised crime group) that have been driving AC-12 and the Murder Investigation Team (MIT) to distraction.
Could it be possible that Chloe is actually related to former DCI Anthony Gates?
For fans of the series, Tony ran TO-20, the tactical operations division who dealt with serious crime within the central police.
Steve and Chloe have been working closely together (Picture: BBC)
He was also a key player back in the first series, where he came under investigation by AC-12 and was framed by an OCG leader, Tommy Hunter, for the murder of Jackie Laverty, his mistress.
After figuring out that he was being set up, Tony managed to get AC-12 to Tommy Hunter, before throwing himself in front of a truck.
Steve, who saw Tony die, lied so it was ruled he ‘was killed in the line of duty’, meaning his family would receive a payout after he was gone.
Even though she has been at some of the horrific shoot-outs, could he be orchestrating them? (Picture: BBC)
This included his wife Jools, and two daughters – Chloe and Natalie.
It’s not been confirmed that the two Chloes are one and the same, but at the time of his death, Chloe was just finishing school.
With so many ties to the first series in the latest batch of episodes, is this the missing link we need?
Gates killed himself after being framed for the murder of his mistress (Picture: BBC)
Fans certainly seem to think so.
If so, is she out for revenge against the OCG, or AC-12 for him dying on their watch?
Whether they’re right or not remains to be seen – but we’ve already been promised that episode five will be the most jawdropping yet.
In a first look photo of Steve in action in a bulletproof vest, Martin Compston teased: ‘Episode 5 kicks off as stores re-open and there’s a sale on waistcoats.
‘In all seriousness though if you thought Ep 4 ended on a cliffhanger, you’ll need therapy by the end of Ep5.’
If fans turn out to be correct, it’ll be interesting to see who else comes out the woodwork, considering at the end of episode four, it was revealed that DCI Joanne Davidson (Kelly Macdonald) also has a ‘blood relative’ of interest.
Line Of Duty continues Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.