Speaking in a Reddit forum, one fan asked: “If Jack the policeman…has a USB with information to put Phil away, why has Jack the policeman not given said USB stick to the police? Or is that just a stupid question?”
Another fan replied: “He used it to blackmail Phil to stay away from Denise and Raymond. Said he’d hold onto it as leverage.”
While someone else pointed out: “So DI Thompson destroyed his own career trying to bring down Phil, blackmailed Halfway to try to make it happen, then retired and passed on all the evidence he had on a USB stick.