At the beginning of the final episode, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) speaks with his lawyers about his time in London. He admits to living with Alvarez and […]
During the beginning of the 5th episode, Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) lounges on her balcony and stares into the city. Moments later, she receives a phone call […]
At the beginning of The Fall’s 4th episode, Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) has a dream of Paul Spector. She imagines Paul massaging her hand, before trying to […]
At the beginning of the 3rd episode, Stella (Gillian Anderson) and her team continue scouring through Paul’s lockup. Stella seems mesmerized by the writings in Paul’s notebook. […]
At the beginning of the 2nd episode, nurses care for Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), while Stella (Gillian Anderson) enjoys a swim. Stella leaves her hotel room and […]
The 3rd season of The Fall begins with Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) stuck in a land between the living and the dead. He is shown speeding through […]
The Fall Season 2 is the continuation of Paul Spector’s journey into the world of murdering professional, black haired, independent women. This season of The Fall aired on BBC One on November 13, 2014 in the United Kingdom. When the season begins, Paul “Peter” Spector’s (Jamie Dornan) only surviving victim, Anne Brawley (Karen Hassan), is trying to regain her memory and account for the day of her attack. Her family has decided that Spector is the highest rated grief counselor in Northern Ireland and they summon him by mail to visit Anne in the hospital. He readily agrees to treat her and returns to Belfast from Scotland, without notifying his estranged wife, Sally Ann Goodall (Bronagh Waugh), whom is pregnant, but continues working as a neonatal intensive care nurse. Paul’s first visit to see Anne turns out well, because she does not recognize him and she admits to feeling very comfortable around him. Metropolitan police officer, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson), continues to lead the Musicman, a special task forced assigned to investigate the recent string of murders. Thanks to the intense work of pathologist professor, Reed Smith (Archie Panjabi), a fingerprint was discovered on a pair of large cutting shears, which was found disposed of in a nearby lake, there is now enough evidence to arrest Paul for the attack on Anne and the murder of her brother, Joseph (William Willoughby), but they must find him first. Paul rents a room at a local motel and continues to evade the police. He has now been forced to kidnap a former acquaintance, Rose Stagg (Valene Kane), who he had a brief sexual encounter with, while they were attending college. She is so valuable to the investigation into Spector, because she remembers how he tried to strangle her, during their private time together, but she only remembers him as “Peter”. She gives a detailed description of what Paul looked like, at that time and a composite drawing was completed per those details. Katie Benedetto (Aisling Franciosi), whom is Paul’s former babysitter is willing to do whatever it takes to get him to have sex with her. She is so obsessed with Paul that she will help him in his quest to get away with his crimes. He is forced to bring her on board with his schemes, in order to keep his family safe. It appears that Katie also has some type of sociopathic tendencies, just as Paul does. Surveillance is ordered for Paul’s residence, family, and Katie in order to try and track Paul down. Sally is asked to come into the police station and give an actual testimony and account of the night that Anne Brawley was attacked. She gives in and tells the truth about Paul’s whereabouts that night, even though she does not know to what extent of problems Paul has caused her and himself. Stella becomes intrigued with newcomer, Detective Sergeant Tom Anderson (Colin Morgan), whom she later invites to join the Music Man task force. It becomes obvious that Stella wants to have sex with him, because he reminds her of Paul and that is exactly what she does. With the investigation winding down, Paul is finally tracked down and apprehended. He is charged for his attack on Brawley and is taken to an interrogation, processing room. He refuses to open up about his attacks and murders to anyone except for Stella. Stella agrees to have a one on one with Paul, where he eventually gives in and reveals more details about his child life and murder spree, but not without questioning her about her infatuation of her own father, which was detailed in her diary. Paul makes a plea deal with Stella in order to get a visitation with his daughter, Olivia (Sarah Beattie). Will he take Stella and her team of police officers to Rose’s location or will he lead them on a wild goose chase? Review The second season of The Fall definitely did not fail to impress. Although some of the scenes appeared to be rushed, it was still very well paced and held my attention throughout. Some of the events that led up to the capture and apprehension of Paul was a little too easy for my liking. I must say the interview between Stella And Paul, during the season finale was some of the best acting I have ever witnessed on national television. Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan definitely outdone themselves in this impressive scene and hopefully it earns them a BAFTA, because they have earned it. The dark and secluded scenery was perfect for and will draw the viewer into the show immensely. I give the second season of The Fall an 8.5 out of 10. I definitely cannot wait to see Jamie Dornan is Fifty Shades Of Grey, which is scheduled to hit theaters on February 13, 2014.
The Fall is a crime drama television series that aired on the BBC network. It began airing on May 13, 2013. When the show opens, we are introduced to Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), who is a bereavement counselor. He is in session with Liz Tyler (Seainin Brennan) and her husband, James (Brian Milligan), who are seeking bereavement counseling after the loss of their child. Paul gets really involved in their case and even goes so far, as to visit Liz at home, which is totally against the rules. When James finds out about his visit, he threatens Paul and his entire family. Liz eventually agrees to enter a private home for abused women and James becomes more irate, even getting his friends involved. Paul has an obsession with murdering highly sophisticated, professional women. His obsession started with stalking and raping women, then finally escalated to the point of murder. He works diligently keeping a portrait diary of each woman he kills including some of their personal items such as; ribbons from panties, photos, and a lock of their hair. He stores all of his murder memorabilia in the attic, which is accessible from his young daughter, Olivia’s (Sarah Beattie), bedroom. Olivia begins to suffer from night terrors, which everyone seems to think is just a phase that she is going through, but only Paul knows the real cause. Paul’s wife, Sally Ann (Bronagh Waugh), goes to the hospital where she works as a neonatal intensive care nurse, while Paul scouts the Internet for his next victim. Once he finds a victim, he scours their neighborhood and locates an access into their home, without leaving traces of forced entry. He goes in and out of their homes, before he does the actual killing, during which he collects his memorabilia. He tells Sally that he is working for a twenty-four hour suicide call center, which he resigned from three months prior. They rely on fifteen year old Katie Benedetto (Niamh McGrady), to care for Olivia and her brother, Liam (David Beattie). She has a mad crush on Paul and entices him into having sex with her, which Paul eventually reveals to Sally. After the murder of Alice Monroe, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) is assigned to investigate the murder. While she is investigating Alice’s murder, she receives a call that a second woman, Sarah Kay (Laura Donnelly) has also been murdered. She digs into the crime scene and discovers that the same killer committed both murders. She is now appointed to head the Musicman Operation Task Force team. Stella has a one night stand with Detective Sergeant James Olson (Ben Peel), who is later assassinated in front of his home, while his young son watches from his bedroom window. Paul has chosen his third victim, Annie Brawley (Karen Hassan), which turns out to be a botched attempt to follow through with his ritualistic murders. This is another escalation point into his psycho antics of killing young women. Stella digs deeper into the investigation and discovers that the killer likes to cleanse his victims and paint their fingernails with a bright red lacquer. She tries to tempt the killer by painting her own nails with a red lacquer and it seems to have worked, until she receives a mysterious call from none other than Paul, himself. Review The Fall is definitely a dark and twisted psycho-thriller that is filled with squeamish, gruesome murder scenes, which will leave you hanging onto the edge of your seat. The murder scenes are so realistic that one will want to lock and bar their doors and windows so that you cannot exit and no one can enter. It also allows, you to get in the mind of a serial killer, while watching him escalate from one point to the next, until he is ready to go were no one has ever been before. One complaint that I did have about The Fall and that involved the slow script, which I imagine was due to the main character development, but no important details were omitted. The acting is superb, but I enjoyed Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan the best. I cannot wait to see Dornan in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, which I am sure will be great. The Fall is not a gory slasher, instead it is a well thought out psychological thriller that will leave your skin crawling nonetheless. The Fall definitely deserves a 9 out of 10.