Actor Maya Sondhi says viewers will have to wait and watch next week as her Line of Duty character Maneet Bindra could unbelievably survive tonight's shock ending where her throat was slashed.
Up to eight million viewers were open-mouthed watching the BBC1 crime drama last night as WPC Maneet Bindra was uncovered by Police anti-corruption unit AC-12 as an informer giving information to an Organised Crime Group.
Maneet was then kidnapped before her throat was stabbed with a knife and she was left for dead by a canal.
The creator and writer of Line Of Duty is Jed Mercurio, who earlier this year kept viewers guessing if Keeley Hawes' character MP Julia Montague was dead in Bodyguard.
And previously in Line Of Duty Detective Constable Georgia Trotman, played by Jessica Raine, was killed in the opening episode of series two in a shock move.
Asked if her character Maneet was dead, Maya teased: “You never know with Jed, look what he did with Keeley in Bodyguard, the whole thing was about the Bodyguard and her and then he killed her off.
"Craig Parkinson's character came back in Line Of Duty before and with Jed you never ever assume anything because you never know what is going to happen. That is all I can say really.
“It was a night shoot for those scenes we did so I am not gonna lie it was pretty freezing, but the crew are so amazing and clever what they do.
"We had some of the guys that work on Game Of Thrones that were dealing with the blood, it is so exciting when you see the final thing and the finishing shots, you think that was worth lying around and getting cold for.”
In the fourth series two years ago, viewers saw that Maneet was initially passing on inside information to police boss, Assistant Chief Constable Derek Hilton but we learned tonight it was to help her cousin who was also in the force and struggling with gambling debts he had racked up with a gang.
Her information leaks were discovered by the AC-12 anti-corruption team and after being told by Superintendant Ted Hastings she was “finished” as a policewoman a tearful Maneet then tried to continue helping the crime gang as her cousin was now being beaten up in prison and could even be killed.
However, she was caught with a bugged mobile phone and was then kidnapped, stabbed and left for dead as blood ran from her neck into the canal.
Maya also said it was easy to find the emotion and tears for the scenes where she faced a trademark tough interview from the AC-12 team of Hastings, DS Kate Fleming and DS Steve Arnott played by Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston.
She added: “I was joking on my last day of shooting for this series, because it is emotional, I was saying I am not going to cry because I have cried in every scene this time around.
“Adrian is such a phenomenal actor when we were doing that scene I felt so mortified because he is so good and you feel so emotional. I have been on the other side of those interviews pressing the tape or with files from the AC-12 side.
"So to be there being questioned felt strange and to be wearing the full uniform too. Also it was brilliant that Martin, Adrian and Vicky all looking at you conflicted. You dont even need to act you already feel it so deeply.”
The opening episode of the series also saw Stephen Graham make his debut on the show as John Corbett and in a big twist it emerged he was actually an undercover police officer in the Balaclava Gang although his bosses in the force had lost contact with him and he was now the gang's leader.
* Line of Duty continues next Sunday at 9pm on BBC1.
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