Line of Duty series 5

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Son of Stan, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    I agree

    Poor compared to previous and perhaps with more of an eye to American audiences or something as it seems really dumbed down

    The plot is not as taut now

    Almost eye rolling by rote in most scenes
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  2. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    Why more to the point did he not pass it off as having crouched down when he believed masked gunmen were nearby and his hands touched the ground hence the oil transfer.
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  3. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    I thought that... it was hardly definitive evidence of the sequence of events

    The whole thing is far more woolly this series
  4. Rueben Agboula

    Rueben Agboula Midfield

    When you think about it this 'H' alias should be far removed from a surname. A criminal mastermind isn't going to go by the alias of the first letter from his surname!
  5. the dude

    the dude Midfield

    It isn't an alias though is it. Dot was dying and couldn't talk. Kate was getting him to blink yes when she got to the letter of his name. Only got the first letter before he died.
  6. duff_man

    duff_man Striker

    Did he know his name though or was he just giving it as H? Anything like that and people generally don’t know names to prevent being crossed and grassed by others.
  7. the dude

    the dude Midfield

    Not sure to be honest.
  8. 3.142

    3.142 Midfield

    Ted is about to get a sample of his semen taken and planted in the freezer at the block with the underage girls.

    And I also think the woman in the gang is planted by him and he is comminicating with her using the laptop.

    And the person his ex wife has met is in the house with her and about to put a new spin on things when she is being taken captive.
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  9. Pepe

    Pepe Striker

    I still watch it but the moment Kate jumped on the HGV and held on by the wing mirror then it more or less died.

    We are now down to an actor saying one thing and actor 2 explaining to the audience why we should be aware of what actor 1 said, it is so important.

    Should have left on BBC2, where it belongs.
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  10. Medulla

    Medulla Striker

    God, series 4 is actually worse than I remember. The characters are written so badly. Jodie stinks up everything.

    Completely forgot about the dreadful script as well. "I have tangible concerns my wife is involved in a serious crime" :lol:
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  11. sonson

    sonson Striker

    I’m almost insulted by how much they tried to suggest it was Ted this episode.

    Series 4 was abysmal compared to 1-3, but it at least had a thread that kept me gripped, namely, don’t let that conniving bitch get away with sending innocents to prison and abusing issues around gender and race to do it. It was primitive revenge TV but it was still pretty compelling viewing.

    This season I honestly don’t give a fuck what happens. There’s no soul. I wouldn’t even care if it was Ted at this point, it’s so divorced from the reality they created episode 1-3 he’s practically a different person anyway. He’s just a sad man in a hotel totally lacking the integrity and drive that made him such a powerful character in the first 3 series. Maybe that’s the point, that he’s ground down or whatever, but it’s a shit premise and a bit late to go all kitchen sink realism after Kate rode her Mad Max bin lorry of justice.

    Stephen Graham is a great actor but there’s not been a single thing to suggest why he hates bent coppers so much other than the fact that he says he hates bent coppers so much. Again, that’s just shit. Nothing to root for or against.

    Also don’t kill Maneet off if you’re just going to have someone be Maneet 2. At least give the new lass an actual character.
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  12. West_Winger

    West_Winger Winger

    Oh aye I’d forgotten about that. Which copper do we assume it is she’s seeing then?

    Don’t understand why they went back to Ted’s travelodge room when she’s got a house like :lol:
  13. Sam Handwich

    Sam Handwich Winger

    Hope to god its all wrapped up by the end of this series and they call it a day
  14. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    Series 6 is commissioned.
  15. The whole 'H' storyline definitely needs wrapping up. Not sure I could last another series with it running
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  16. Thing is, if H is someone from AC12 then it makes no sense as they would know that John is an undercover copper doing wht he is doing to protect his cover and they'd just have the crime gang kill him.

    So it is one of them, it makes no fucking sense at all.
  17. Looks like Holmeside Coffee are on the case and have a cunning ploy to out him.
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  18. Boinger

    Boinger Winger

    Ted destroying his lap-top.. The things some folk will do to deny being a member of SMB.. Mother of God!
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  19. muggboots

    muggboots Striker

    Or after he'd crashed that he touched it to see if the shiny fucking slippery stuff on the road that caused his accident was oil? Like anyothernormalbastard would do.
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  20. janiep

    janiep Striker

    also they wouldnt turn around that level of forensic analysis in so short a time
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