Excellent, sheer brilliance, amazeballs. Just a few of the words you lot were throwing around on social media last night after the third series of award-winning BBC2 crime drama Line of Duty kicked off – and it was soon trending on Twitter…
OK. #LineOfDuty I salute you. You gone and done it. Hooked. Again. Cracking stuff.
— don robinhio (@robintkay) March 25, 2016
Fans were especially enamoured with newbie Daniel Mays, who plays ambitious Sergeant Danny Waldron.
— Abbie (@onesmallsherry) 25 March 2016
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— Ros Ballinger (@hurricane_ros) March 25, 2016
— Ian Freeman (@ianfreeman) March 24, 2016
But, of course, this is Line of Duty and shocks, as well as huge plot twists, were in store…
— D14 (@Doug14224) March 24, 2016
— Ben Clare (@benclare) March 25, 2016
The man himself was even getting involved in the chatter on Twitter…
— Daniel Mays (@DanielMays9) March 25, 2016
And hours later some social media users were still recovering from the events of the series premiere:
— Jane McIntyre (@janemcintyre12) March 24, 2016
Well that was traumatic. #LineOfDuty
— Laura-katie✨ (@laurakatiex) March 24, 2016
— LoobyLu (@LMeggitt) March 25, 2016
Oh my goodness, can't believe I have to wait a full seven days to find out what happens next. Not coping. #LineOfDuty
— B.P. Walter (@BarnabyWalter) March 25, 2016
But we can all agree that series three of the cop crime drama looks pretty promising…
#LineOfDuty wow! What a brilliant start to the new series! What a cliff hanger of an ending and its only episode one.
— Nigel Teece (@NigelTeece) March 25, 2016
First episode of #LineOfDuty puts series three off to an absolute flyer. Great TV
— Keith Greenoak (@keithgreenoak) March 25, 2016
#LineofDuty absolutely brilliant, roll on next Thursday ?
— katrina stening (@stening) March 25, 2016
Line of Duty continues on Thursdays at 9:00pm on BBC2