Line Of Duty revealed the shocking truth that DCI Joanne Davidson was related to former OCG boss Tommy Hunter on Sunday night, but it turns out their family history could be a lot darker than first thought. Some fans have spotted a clue that was hidden in the most recent episode, which suggested Davidson was born as a result of incest.Viewers saw DI Steve Arnott tell DI Kate Fleming and Superintendent Ted Hastings that there was “an unusually high percentage match that runs to homozygosity” in Davidson’s DNA, which was a match to organised crime boss Hunter. Homozygosity refers to the “the genetic condition or the genetic state where an individual has inherited the same DNA sequence for a particular gene from both their biological mother and their biological father”. Unless you are pretty familiar with genetic terminology, you might have not realised what the term actually means, although there was a blink-and-you’ll-miss it clue later in the episode, when a post-it note appeared on a suspect board next to Hunter’s picture. The post-it read: “Jo Davidson’s DNA has been identified at Farida Jatri’s house. A match has been made to Tommy Hunter stating she is both his niece and daughter.”This means it is likely Hunter conceived Jo Davidson with his sister, who we now believe to be Davidson’s late mother, Samantha.From various files we have seen on Line Of Duty, we also know that Hunter is only 14 years older than Jo Davidson, suggesting there was another disturbing element to Hunter’s relationship with Samantha.Hunter was a known paedophile and abused children living at the Sands View boys home – a case that took centre stage in series three, but has subsequently been revisited as AC-12 investigate journalist Gail Vella’s murder. The latest episode of Line Of Duty ended with what could be the most tense cliffhanger ever, as Fleming’s life hung in the balance at the hands of corrupt officer Ryan Pilkington. However, it turns out the outcome of the tense plot could be hidden in the series trailer. Line Of Duty continues on Sunday at 9pm on BBC One. READ MORE:The 12 Burning Questions We Have After Line Of Duty's Most Tense Cliffhanger EverHow Line Of Duty's Hunter, Thurwell, Osborne And Fairbank Are All ConnectedThe Outcome Of Line Of Duty's Agonising Cliffhanger Might Have Actually Been Solved Already
Line Of Duty star Gregory Piper has warned “anything is on the table” when it comes to his corrupt character Ryan Pilkington. The actor has hinted another character could lose their life at the hands of the organised crime gangster, who has been masquerading as a police officer. Gregory appeared on Thursday’s edition of This Morning, when he was asked by Alison Hammond if his character could kill again, having bumped off PC Lisa Patel in episode three. Gregory said: “I mean, you know, you will have seen what he’s done before, so I think anything’s on the table.”He added of Ryan: “Jed [Mercurio, the show’s creator]’s characters are very grey, like real life, they’re not good or bad. But Ryan is just not very nice at all, so it’s hard to see good in him.”Ryan was recently described by The Telegraph as the “most punchable TV villain since Joffrey in Game Of Thrones” – a title which Gregory admitted he’s flattered by. “It’s an amazing response to have, to have people so invested,” he said. “Joffrey was a brilliant character, so to be compared to him is just amazing.”Gregory – who appeared in the first series of Line Of Duty when he was just 13 years old – also admitted he had no idea he would have such a prominent role in the current series when he was asked to return as a member of the OCG in series five.He revealed: “Going through [series five], you have the last two episodes held from you, you don’t see it in one go.“And then towards the end, you start to see those episodes. So you don’t know what the amazing Jed is going to do next. You’re always on your toes.”Gregory’s co-star Martin Compston, who plays DI Steve Arnott, has teased that Sunday night’s episode will leave fans “needing therapy” after the titles roll. This week’s instalment follows a series of dramatic events in episode four, which saw the OCG ambush a police convoy in an attempt to kill solicitor Jimmy Lakewell. It was also revealed that DCI Davidson is related to someone already known to AC-12 after a DNA sample of Davidson’s found at PS Farida Jatri’s house was a match for “a nominal” (aka a non police officer) already on their database – and fans already have a (very plausible) theory as to who they might be.Meanwhile, it has already been confirmed that this Sunday’s episode will see the return of AC-3 boss DCS Patricia Carmichael, played by Anna Maxwell Martin. An unannounced actor will also be making their debut in the series, after their identity was accidentally leaked by the BBC Maestro website earlier this week. Line Of Duty continues on Sunday at 9pm on BBC One, while This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV. READ MORE:Line Of Duty Viewers Spot Another Easter Egg In Graffiti Tunnel, But What Does It All Mean?The 9 Burning Questions We Have After Line Of Duty's Most Explosive Episode Of The Series So FarLine Of Duty Fans Reckon They Already Know Who DCI Davidson Is Related To
On Tuesday, a Tennessee House panel rejected a push regarding the removal of a judge for expanding absentee voting in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, siding with prominent attorneys who warned the ouster would be an unprecedented breach of judicial independence.The House Civil Justice Subcommittee crushed the effort by voting down a resolution to initiate removal hearings against Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle.Point to be noted that 65 of 73 Republicans had signed on in support of the proposal in the House, which called for creating a House-Senate panel to make a recommendation on the removal of Judge.A two-thirds vote in each chamber will be needed to remove Lyle if the panel voted in favor.The prospects looked less favorable in the Senate, where a version of the resolution had not drawn any co-sponsors.But, the state changed course to promise only after allowing people at higher risk of COVID-19 complications and their caretakers to vote by mail.The Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Attorney General Herbert Slatery criticized Lyle’s rulings.Tennessee legislators have used their constitutional authority to terminate judges only twice in the past 50 years.
The Nashville Metro Council last night gave its final approval to an ordinance designed to help Google Fiber accelerate deployment of high-speed Internet in the Tennessee city, despite AT and Comcast lobbying against the measure.Google Fiber's path isn't clear, however, as AT said weeks ago that it would likely sue Nashville if it passes the ordinance.The Nashville Council vote approved a "One Touch Make Ready" ordinance that gives Google Fiber or other ISPs quicker access to utility poles.The ordinance lets a single company make all of the necessary wire adjustments on utility poles itself, instead of having to wait for incumbent providers like AT and Comcast to send work crews to move their own wires.One Council member who opposed the ordinance asked AT and Comcast to put forth an alternative plan, but the council stuck with the original One Touch Make Ready proposal."It s a great day for Nashville," Google Fiber said in response to the vote.
Ordinarily, Google Fiber must wait for incumbent providers like AT and Comcast to send construction crews to move their own wires, requiring multiple visits and delaying Google Fiber's broadband deployment.The resolution was actually written in full by the two companies, though Weiner says she will be making changes.Weiner said an edited resolution will be considered by the council during its next meeting.Tomorrow's agenda also includes Weiner s proposal, which would not impose any legally binding requirements because it is a resolution rather than an ordinance.If it turns out that companies don t adhere to the terms of the resolution, then I would support OTMR, Weiner said.The resolution also says the companies should complete work on an average of 125 poles per week, whereas the current process only accommodates 100 poles every 30 days.
There s an important vote this coming Tuesday, September 6 in Nashville, Tennessee.That s the day the Nashville Metro Council is scheduled to vote on a one touch make ready ordinance that Google Fiber wants enacted.At issue are utility poles and who gets to move wires around to make room for new wires.Google Fiber has been complaining that AT and Comcast have been slow to allow access to utility poles those two companies own in the city — access the Google Fiber needs to deliver gigabit fiber optic internet service to customers who want it.Google Fiber say it can t get access to 44,000 utility poles in Nashville and is hampered by the current make ready regulation.One factor neighborhoods likely don t appreciate is that rather than have one truck show up and do it all, multiple trucks from multiple companies are required.
Potential juror Taylor Swift poses for a photo with Bryan Merville in a courthouse waiting area in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, Aug. 29, 2016.Merville said his daughters are huge fans of the pop star.NASHVILLE, Tenn. AP -- A Nashville judge dismissed pop star Taylor Swift as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case on Monday, Davidson County District Attorney General's Office spokesman Ken Whitehouse said."She asked to be left off out of concern for an upcoming trial in Denver where she was -- she used the term 'groped' -- by a fan at a meet-and-greet," Whitehouse said.Swift told the judge she would be more than willing to serve on a jury in any other type of case, he said.In the Denver case, Swift filed a counterclaim last year after a former radio host sued her.