Line Of Duty Nigel Boyle goes out to grab a pastry after being revealed as H.

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The fourth man is still free! Line Of Duty’s Nigel Boyle heads out to grab a pastry after being revealed as the elusive criminal in the series six finale

  • WARNING: SPOILERS FORWARD THE LINE OF DUTY’S SIXTH SERIES FINAL
  • Fans were stunned to hear the elusive ‘H’ identity after years of questions, red herrings and fan theories
  • The final episode left viewers somewhat disappointed, especially as it ended on a cliffhanger with no confirmation of the show’s future

He was eventually exposed as the elusive criminal H in Sunday’s finale.

But it looked like the so-called Fourth Man might have escaped custody as Line Of Duty star Nigel Boyle headed to his local store on Saturday.

The actor, who played DSI Ian Buckells in the police drama, certainly had a spring in his stride after fans were awed by the revelation that he was the man at the heart of the organized crime operation.

You look happy! Line Of Duty star Nigel Boyle was surprisingly upbeat when he picked up a pastry from his local store on Saturday when viewers discovered he was the elusive criminal H.

Nigel opted for a casual gray sweater adorned with a yellow lightning symbol when he picked up a box of croissants on his outing.

The actor, who has played Buckells on the show’s first, fourth and sixth series, had a smile on his face when his on-screen alter ego was finally exposed after years of questions and theories.

Sunday’s final left fans ‘furious’ and the mysterious antagonist ‘H’ was finally exposed.

Surprise Star: The actor played DCI Ian Buckells in the BBC police drama, who was revealed as the mysterious fourth man in Sunday's sixth finale

Surprise Star: The actor played DCI Ian Buckells in the BBC police drama, who was revealed as the mysterious fourth man in Sunday’s sixth finale

Stock up?  Nigel opted for a casual gray sweater decorated with a yellow lightning symbol when he picked up a box of croissants on his outing

Stock up? Nigel opted for a casual gray sweater decorated with a yellow lightning symbol when he picked up a box of croissants on his outing

Seasoned fans flocked to social media to share their frustrations when agents from the AC-12 Police Anti-Corruption Unit discovered the identity of the elusive ‘fourth man’ who had crashed.olluding with the organized crime group (OCG), was none other than DSU Ian Buckells.

The detective was first introduced to viewers in series one when he was hired as SIO in the case of murdered businesswoman Jackie Laverty by then-Chief Inspector Derek Hilton.

However, the episode’s ending didn’t settle the question of whether DI’s fan-favorite team Steve Arnott, DI Kate Fleming and Superintendent Ted Hastings would return, ending with the revelation that the team has “ never been weaker. ”

Really?  Seasoned fans flocked to social media to share their frustrations when agents from the AC-12 Police Anti-Corruption Unit discovered the identity of the elusive 'fourth man'

Really? Seasoned fans flocked to social media to share their frustrations when agents from the AC-12 Police Anti-Corruption Unit discovered the identity of the elusive ‘fourth man’

The mystery surrounding the identity of ‘H’ has been the subject of speculation since the show was first released in 2012, when detectives from the anti-corruption unit discovered that there were four officers working within the police force associated with the underground criminal network.

On Sunday’s final episode, Inspector Ted Hastings, played by actor Adrian Dunbar, asked his colleague Chloe to check the constant spelling mistake of the word ‘sure’, which had become synonymous with the ‘fourth man’ in previous episodes.

Some of the checks could be traced back to Buckells using the spelling mistake when he messaged former undercover officer John Corbett, played by Stephen Graham, in series five.

Best Kept Secret: The mystery surrounding 'H' identity has been speculated since the show was first released in 2012

Best Kept Secret: The mystery surrounding ‘H’ identity has been speculated since the show was first released in 2012

When Hastings was confronted with the revelation, he was stunned and asked his colleague, “Are you sure Chloe?”

After being confronted by Hastings and his team, Buckells stated, “I’m the only one who made a lot of mugs out of you!”

He also disclosed that he would have to provide immunity or witness protection if they wanted him to cooperate.

He pointed out that H did not officially exist because the corruption investigation had been quashed, and he insisted that Tommy Hunter, the protagonist of organized crime who was a sinister character during the early series of the drama, was the leader of the OCG. .

While several viewers were shocked that Buckells turned out to be the fourth man, he previously hinted that he was H in 2017.

Speaking to Digital Spy during the fourth series, Nigel said, “Buckells definitely has more to offer than meets the eye!

He’s very skilled, very good at what he does, he’s the go-to guy, but he’s definitely not a popular guy – he’s grumpy and kind of a job, I guess.

“I don’t think people give him enough credit just because of his personality!”

And last but not least!  AC-12 finally discovered H's identity when they saw that he had used the same 'absolute' spelling mistake used by the criminal during the series

And last but not least! AC-12 finally discovered H’s identity when they saw that he had used the same ‘absolute’ spelling mistake used by the criminal during the series

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