The future of the blockbuster crime drama hangs in the balance, with many believing it to be six series and the AC-12 has finally been revealed.
And the writer’s short tweet will certainly not be clear anyway.
The 55-year-old shared a photo of the AC-12 panel on his Twitter following the episode and simply captioned it: ‘Carry the fire’.
The caption gives no indication of whether there will be a seventh series or not and Jed even turned off the comment option on the post to further confuse fans.
However, Twitter users were quick to quote Jed’s cryptic post and shared their confusion as to what was really going on.
One fan wrote: “This must be a clue for Season 7 #LineOfDuty # LineOfDuty7”
Another questioned: “Another season without Hastings? #LineOfDuty »
And a third put: “Ohhhhhhhhhh the plot begins … maybe? “
But it seems not all fans were happy with the end of the series – or even Jed’s post.
Many blasted the creator for his choice of ending and the tweet that followed.
Some claimed he “took the cowardly exit” by denying fans the opportunity to comment on the post, while others said he “missed a thing” to create an “epic” ending.
“It’s wise to turn off replies when ‘disappointed’ is trending…” one tweet read.
“What fire? Have you had faulty party poppers with over fire. And you turn off the comments suggests you know that… ”read another.
A third put: “Shout out that he turned off comments hahahaha. “
Earlier on Sunday, Jed and the show’s main cast Vicky McClure and Martin Compston all hinted that this could be the end of the show.
Hours before the last episode, they all took the time to congratulate their colleagues on social media in what seemed like a final goodbye.
* Line of Duty Series 1-6 are now available on BBC iPlayer.
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