Line of Duty: Who is Tommy Hunter and is he related to Joanne Davidson?
19 April 2021, 08:32
What happened to Tommy Hunter and is he related to Jo Davidson? Here's what we know about the Line of Duty villain...
**Warning Line of Duty season six spoilers below**
Line of Duty viewers were shocked on Sunday evening when it was revealed Joanne Davidson has a very unexpected connection.
Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Chloe Bishop (Shalom Brune-Franklin) found a file with the identity of a blood relation to DCI Jo (Kelly MacDonald), and presented it to Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar).
And it turns out Joanne's DNA was a match for the evil John Thomas Hunter, the organised crime boss from series one.
So, who is Tommy Hunter and is he still alive? Here’s what we know…
Who is Tommy Hunter in Line of Duty?
Long time Line of Duty fans will remember Tommy Hunter as the first ever leader of the OCG (organised crime group) back in series one.
He groomed Matthew ‘Dot’ Cottan when he was a teenager working on a golf caddy before he joined the police force as an undercover OCG member.
The criminal also has links to Ryan Pilkington, who worked for him as a juvenile delinquent.
Tommy ended up agreeing to become a police informant for prosecution immunity and was transferred to police protection.
However, he was involved in an ambush in series two, which killed several police officers and put him in a critical condition. Tommy was later killed in hospital.
Viewers might remember Tommy's name was most recently brought up to John Corbett - who is now dead - by Lisa McQueen.
Is Tommy Hunter and is he related to Joanne Davidson?
Yes, AC-12 found there is a high-percentage DNA overlap ran to 'homozygosity', which is associated with a parental relationship.
This means Hunter was very likely her father, leaving Line of Duty fans totally stunned.
One write on Twitter: "Mother of God! I knew it was Tommy Hunter!" and another reacting: "She’s related to Tommy what the hell?!"
A third reacted: "MENTAL ITS TOMMY HOLY MOTHER OF GOD"