Spoiler Alert - Eagle eyed Line of Duty fans discover identity of fourth man 'H' on DS Patricia Carmichael actress Anna Maxwell Martin's Instagram account

Some eagle-eyed Line of Duty fans believe they have solved the mystery behind the identity of elusive Line of Duty master villain, 'H', on the Instagram account of the actress who plays DS Patricia Carmichael.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 7:29 pm
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 7:30 pm

Line of Duty fans were left feeling none the wiser after watching the penultimate episode of series six of the hugely successful BBC police and crime drama.

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And as Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) said during Sunday night's episode, viewers have never been as close to unmasking 'H' than they have been these last few episodes.

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Be that as it may, the episode, like virtually every other episode that has gone before, asked more questions that it did provide answers however, a small group of die-hard Line of Duty fans believe they know who 'H' is and this is why.

Spelling definitely incorrectly as 'definiately' has been associated with 'H'.

The misspelling reared its head a few series ago but it made an appearance once again in series six episode five when communicating with DSU Joanne "Jo" Davidson (Kelly Macdonald), 'H' writes the word 'definately'.

How does this tell us who 'H' is, I heard you ask! Bear with me.

Few would disagree that the perpetually patronising, DS Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin) is without doubt one of the most diabolical characters, not only in Line of Duty, but in the history of television ever!

DS Carmichael has been, much to the chagrin of Supt. Hastings, sent in by Central Police Chief Constable Philip Osborne to take over AC12's investigation into the OCG and links with bent copper 'H'.

A variety of observations made by some fans over the last few episodes has seen some conclude that the mysterious and shadowy 'H' is none other than DS Carmichael.

Some fans pointed out in an earlier episode that erstwhile lawyer, James 'Jimmy' Lakewell (Patrick Baladi) told DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) to concentrate his investigation on the "race claim" link with the OCG - if you add the letter 'H' to the words 'race claim' you get, again, none other than the surname Carmichael.

Left to right: Supt. Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar), DI Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) and DS Patricia Carmichael (Anna Maxwell Martin).

Not convinced I hear you scream!

Fans claim DS Carmichael used Morse Code several times during the interrogation of DSU Davidson on Sunday evening.

A load of nonsense you now bellow!

There's more...

A screenshot of the Instagram message posted by Patricia Carmichael actress, Anna Maxwell Martin, last month. You can clearly see she has incorrectly spelt definitely the same way 'H' spells it and that is 'definately'.

On her personal Instagram account on March 16, 2021, Carmichael actress Anna Maxwell Martin posted a photograph of her pet dog.

Still with me?

In the caption accompanying the photo of her pet pooch, Anna Maxwell Martin spelt a particular word incorrectly.

"Definately mama to this bank drain," wrote Maxwell Martin.

The misspelling of 'definitely' is the final piece of proverbial evidence that proves Carmichael is the 'fourth man' they call 'H'.

It could be an honest mistake and 'H', if we ever discover his or her true identity, could be any one of about a dozen or so characters.

Only time will.

The seventh and final episode of Line of Duty series six will go out on BBC1 at 9.00pm on Sunday May 2, 2021.

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