With last night’s explosive episode of Line of Duty ending on yet another ominous cliff-hanger, the internet erupted in shock.

This season sees Anti-Corruption unit 12 (AC12) again on the hunt for bent coppers, while the Murder Investigation Team (MIT) investigate the murder of a journalist.

The BBC One show has fans enthralled at 9pm every Sunday and the ending of this week’s episode was possibly the most intense of the series yet.

Fans took to social media to react to the dramatic events - some spoke about the show’s writing by Jed Mercurio, who is clearly a fan of a massive cliff-hanger with many episodes ending with viewers needing the next one immediately.

One Twitter user referenced Jenny from Channel 4 show Gogglebox, who keeps a notebook to track the police abbreviations and characters as many talked about having trouble keeping up with the show’s plot.

Reactions ranged from shock and confusion to pure comedy:

Some joked that the show’s more minor characters appear to do the majority of the investigative leg work.

It’s safe to say, fans are extremely keen for the next episode.

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