While many Line Of Duty fans branded the season 6 finale “underwhelming”, Jenny Ryan certainly was not in agreement. The Chase favourite spoke out in view of her 92,000 Twitter followers after the final episode aired yesterday.
A high octane finale and Scooby Doo-type unmasking would have been a huge betrayal
The 39-year-old passionately defended the conclusion, the seventh episode in the sixth series written by Jed Mercurio.
The hour-long instalment saw “The Fourth Man” finally unmasked as DS Ian Buckells (played by Nigel Boyle).
The Vixen star has now said a twist at the end as to the criminal mastermind’s identity would have been a “huge betrayal”.
She branded the culmination “realistic” as she shared a number of positive posts about the ending.
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Jenny Ryan has defended the Line Of Duty finale on Twitter
Jenny Ryan took to Twitter after the Line Of Duty finale
“I’m just glad Terry’s alright. #LineOfDuty,” Jenny had started, referencing an initial suspect in the enquiry, portrayed by Tommy Jessop.
As the final scenes played out, the ITV regular felt the need to share her views on the somewhat criticised finale.
She retweeted a message which read: “I mean it makes sense that the mediocre man rose to the top of the OCG with no real expertise or qualifications, so… #LineOfDuty.”
Jenny shared another that stated: “The Line Of Duty finale was good it was like ‘people who care about justice have been marginalised and people in power are all scum’ like yes correct thank you.”
Jenny Ryan shared a long list of posts about the Line Of Duty series 6 final
Line Of Duty unmasked Buckles as The Fourth Man
Jenny Ryan rose to fame on The Chase
She wrote alongside it to her fans: “This is it. Were full really expecting a big shiny ending, with every dodgy dirtbag being held to account?
“Nah, that’s for the spin-off, wherein maverick Ted goes the full Travis Bickle and becomes the rain to ‘wash all this scum off the streets’. #LineOfDuty.”
Jenny went on: “Also, my phone tried to autocorrect that to Travis Buckle, so it’s clearly corrupt too.”
She referenced ex head of AC-12 Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) and the protagonist of the 1976 film Taxi Driver, played by Robert De Niro.
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The chaser shared another message that claimed Jed was never going to do a Star Wars-like reveal.
It read: “It seemed to me that everyone was a expecting a Luke’s father is Darth Vader type ending, but no way was Jed writing something like that.
“I thought it was a brilliant ending personally.”
Jenny then said: “Agree! A high octane finale and Scooby Doo-type unmasking would have been a huge betrayal – this felt like a realistic (ish) conclusion and one we deserved.
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“Didn’t insult our intelligence with a big double bluff!”
She finished by also retweeting an image of Line Of Duty’s Kate Flemming (Vicky McClure) pointing a gun: “Me if I see anyone being mean to the gang because the finale wasn’t what they wanted.”
It remains unclear if there will be a season 7, with Jed posting a crytpic message in view of his 176,000 followers mere hours after the episode.
Alongside an image of the AC-12 office sign, he wrote: “Carry the fire.”
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