Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio has damaged his silence to defend Sunday’s final episode after an enormous backlash from followers.
Over 13 million viewers tuned into BBC1 at 9pm on Sunday within the hopes of having fun with an totally thrilling 60 minutes of drama and finally discover out who the mysterious H was.
And, following a slightly sluggish begin to the collection 6 finale, followers had been left scratching their heads as as to whether bumbling I an Buckells might actually be H, after he was hauled into the interrogation room and laughed at Ted Hastings, Steve Arnott and Kate Fleming as he mentioned he’d pulled the wool over everybody’s eyes along with his corruption.
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Line of Duty final episodes are recognized for summing issues up in a collection of updates proper earlier than the tip and ,the closing minutes of Sunday’s show revealed that Buckells had been ‘confined to a weak prisoners unit of a most safety jail.’
While the trailer for the final half promised a lot, many viewers instantly took to Twitter livid at how issues performed out, with some branding it the ‘worst ending ever.
Celebrities like Piers Morgan and Kate Garraway additionally voiced their disappointment on the ‘underwhelming’ conclusion and now Jed, the person behind Line of Duty and different hit dramas like Bodyguard, has spoken out.
Taking to Twitter on Monday after it was revealed 13.2 million tuned in on Sunday, he wrote: “We’re honoured and flattered by the viewing figures for #LineofDuty6.
We knew making an attempt to discover the true nature of corruption in our society would not attraction to everybody, however we do sincerely thanks all for watching.
“It’s been our privilege to share your Sunday nights.”
Fans had been fast to react to his publish, with one blasting: “Wouldn’t attraction to everybody? That ending did not attraction to ANYONE Jed! Dissatisfying and anti climatic. Rushed writing on so many ranges. Fans like myself who invested 10 years over 6 collection really feel completely brief modified.”
A second advised him: “Having completely eschewed any semblance of actuality for the earlier 35 episodes it is a bit of a cheek explaining away final nights insipid providing as an exploration of the “actual nature of corruption,” and one other unimpressed devotee of all issues AC-12 fired again: “Just poor writing the final couple of episodes. Like what was the purpose of Arnott’s drug drawback? It did not result in something, other than he misplaced his gun however then he simply used his taser and it was tremendous, no dramatic pressure.
“Why did Fleming and Davidson must flee? Etc and so forth.”