Poor DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) has been through the wars since he first walked through the doors of AC-12. He’s been beaten up, almost had his fingers chopped off with a bolt-cutter, and been thrown down a stairwell, landing him (temporarily) in a wheelchair.
And now a trailer for Line of Duty series five’s second episode has revealed that Steve is – once again – in grave danger.
“I’ve got a plan. Something big,” says Stephen Graham’s menacing character John Corbett – just before a shot of a balaclava-clad thug putting a gun to the back of Steve’s head. Not Steve!
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Now Hastings knows that Corbett is an undercover officer who appears to have gone rogue, it seems the police will take on the balaclava gang head-on in episode two.
“Your orders are to apprehend John Corbett,” Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) tells his team. “If you’ve ever asked yourself why we do this job, this is it…”
— BBC One (@BBCOne) March 31, 2019
Line of Duty continues on Sundays at 9pm on BBC1