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?
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.