Mixed reactions to Line of Duty series finale, as H's identity is finally revealed

Millions tuned in for the last episode of Line of Duty, but some were left feeling unsatisfied by the show’s conclusion

Viewers had a mixed reaction to the much-anticipated series finale of the BBC One show, Line of Duty.

H’s identity was finally revealed last night, with some fans left feeling underwhelmed by the big reveal.

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DCI Ian Buckles, played by actor Nigel Boyle, was revealed as the mystery character in Sunday’s episode.

Mixed reactions to Line of Duty series finale, as H's identity is finally revealed (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

The future of anti-corruption unit AC-12 was also left hanging in the balance at the end of the episode.

Viewers react

Viewers have reacted on social media to the revelation.

Some were disappointed with the reveal of H’s identity.

“Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the wee donkey. I did not wait 10 YEARS FOR THAT ENDING,” one viewer wrote.

Another added: “We waited a decade for Buckles to be H?”

However, others were more positive.

“Good job of wrapping it up but also leaving it relatively open to continue,” one Twitter user wrote.

Another added: “I actually really enjoyed that episode. Series 7 announcement ASAP please.”

Line Of Duty, which first aired in 2012, has been a ratings hit for the BBC, pulling in millions of viewers.

Line Of Duty’s penultimate episode earned an average of 11 million viewers and 51.7% of the audience share, according to the broadcaster.

Will there be another season of Line of Duty?

A seventh series of the hit drama has not yet been announced.

Vicky McClure, who plays DI Kate Flemming in the series, said in a tweet on Sunday the support for the programme “has been unreal”.

She added: “It’s not lost on me how lucky I am to be a part of Line Of Duty, not just because of the success of the show but the life long friendships we’ve all gained.”

Her co-star Martin Compston added on Twitter he hoped the programme will “deliver an ending you all deserve”.

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