Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure responds to *that* DI Kate Fleming cliffhanger

She revealed that every episode is 'terrifying'

Vicky McClure in BBC's Line of Duty
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Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure has addressed the shocking cliffhanger ending that has left fans desperate to know what the next episode has in store for her character, DI Kate Fleming. 

As all Line of Duty fans know, there’s nothing predictable about the direction the hit drama will take and season 6 has proved it once and for all as the latest episode ended with a dramatic turn of events involving fan-favorite DI Kate Fleming. Alongside Superintendent Ted Hastings and DI Steve Arnott, Kate has been a constant for viewers from the very first season, as AC-12 attempt to uncover the identities of corrupt officers assisting organized crime. 

If you’re not yet up to speed on Line of Duty, grab your best pillow and get watching as there's just one episode to go before what promises to be a spectacular finale. All season long we’ve thought we were one step closer to answering the all-important question - who is H in Line of Duty?

Now it seems the quest to uncover the truth might put our favorite characters into even more dangerous situations. But does Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure know how things will work out for Kate after *that* cliffhanger? 

Warning: spoilers ahead! 

How has Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure responded to the Kate cliffhanger ending?

Episode Five of Line of Duty season 6 saw DSI Jo Davidson lure DCI Kate Fleming into a trap. Kate then faced off with corrupt cop Ryan Pilkington, both with guns turned on each other. Gunshots followed before the credits rolled, but to the shock of many viewers, Kate’s fate going into the penultimate episode of the series was left unknown. 

Now Kate's actor Vicky McClure has responded to this dramatic cliffhanger ending and she's not giving much away. 

Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar in BBC's Line of Duty

(Image credit: BBC)

Speaking on the Obsessed With... podcast, Vicky was keeping her cards close to her chest as she discussed what happened with former co-star Craig Parkinson who played DI Matthew ‘Dot’ Cottan in the earlier seasons and what the series creator Jed Mecurio has got in store for them.

"Well you know, every episode of Line of Duty history is terrifying, and Jed is always there to serve the story, and it's exactly what happened with Dot," she explained.

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"Dot's time came when it was time to serve the story and that's what Jed will always do, so I don't wanna put anything out there, but Jed serves the story."

Appropriately, given the show's flair for mystery, Vicky hasn't given much away ahead of next week's episode. 

Though could this be an ever-so-subtle hint from the actor that Kate’s own time has come? And could Kate's death serve the Line of Duty story better than keeping the character alive? 

It seems that for now, we’ll just have to keep calm and keep our fingers crossed that Kate will live to fight another day! 

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