The Fall Finale Recap: In Summation [WATCH VIDEO]
“The Fall” Season 2 Episode 6 “In Summation” aired on Thursday, Dec 18, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on BBC Two. DSI Stella Gibson faces off with Paul Spector in the finale of season two. Find out what happened in this episode in the recap below.
After finding the burnt car at the end of Episode 5 “The Fall” (air date: Dec. 11, 2014), the police found no other trace of Rose Stagg (Valene Kane) in the vicinity. But there were signs she had been there, and there’s the video camera Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) left at the scene. The police retrieved it as evidence.
Meanwhile, Spector remained at the jail cell. For a man accused of kidnapping and murder, he looked exceptionally calm, as if everything that’s happening is just as he’d expected and planned. He’s a psychopath after all. But one thing Paul failed to grasp in his plans, however, would be the reemergence of Jimmy, the husband of one of Paul’s patients, who also appeared in the last episode.
A reporter has come across a lead that the police is holding a man they believed to be the Belfast strangler. Confirming a piece or two from the inside, the reporter learned the man’s identity: Paul Spector. Conveniently, this reporter also knew of Jimmy and chanced upon him near the Spector’s residence. He overheard the reporter’s conversation and then took his car from him. Later, Jimmy shows up at the shelter where his wife, Liz, has been staying and caused a ruckus, violently attacking the other women there. He fled the scene when the police showed up.
Back at the police station, Katie (Aisling Franciosi) is being interrogated about her relationship with Spector, and she's quite upfront about her desire for the married man. The hotel manager where Spector stayed has surrendered video tapes of her. One of these included the night Katie was tied on Spector’s bed as part of her “test” (in the episode “One Named Peter” air date: Nov. 20).
Despite photos that showed Spector murdered women, Katie still came to his defense, even as the police warned her she could go to prison for lying and covering up. Later, Katie told her friend that she knew all along that Paul was the Belfast strangler, but she said this with a dreamy look on her face. Disturbing!
Sally Ann Spector (Bronagh Waugh) is also still being interrogated by the police, and when it was revealed that her husband had something to do with the Belfast murders, Sally looked numbed in disbelief. She thought he was only accosted for his illicit relationship with a minor, not for a series of murder. Unable to process it all, Sally started bleeding. It looked like she was going to lose the baby.
It was time to interrogate Spector, but as he told the investigator, Matt Eastwood (Stuart Graham), he would only talk to Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) and no one else. Despite some hesitation from Stella’s boss, the face-off between the two central characters finally happened.
Stella questioned Spector about his childhood, his past and his family history. This made Spector lose his calm demeanor a bit. She questioned him about all the allegations of the murders, and he did not deny anything, even confirming that he enjoyed the power over his victims. Spector was, at times, condescending towards Stella during the interrogation. When asked why he didn’t used to kill before, Spector said that he had been busy taking care of his children. He insulted Stella and called her a barren spinster.
The police formally charged Spector of the crimes, as he already admitted to these, but they still have to find Rose Stagg.
That night in her hotel, Stella was with Tom Anderson (Colin Morgan), the other detective on Ross Stag’s case. Apparently, the two have been hooking up. In the morning, Anderson wondered if she slept with him because in some ways, she reminded him of Spector. But before they could talk about it, they got word that Spector would like to cut a deal in the hopes of seeing his daughter.
So the police brought the child in to see her father, and they had a warm exchange. Spector explained to the child that he was dressed in prison garb as part of his job. After meeting with his daughter, Spector lead Stella and her team out in the forest to look for Rose Stagg, as he promised.
Anderson was handcuffed to Spector this whole time, while Stella and the other policemen combed through the woods. They came upon a car parked in the middle of the forest and, there, found Rose inside the trunk of a car. She’s barely alive, but it’s likely she will recover. This case was almost over.
However, things were not going to end just like that because, as Stella walked back to where Spector and Anderson stood, out of nowhere, Jimmy came attacking with a gun, firing aimlessly at Spector. He’s hit and bleeding out, but Jimmy also hit Anderson. The police fired their guns at Jimmy, and he's down.
And while Anderson looked like he would survive, the show ended with Stella clutching Spector’s wounded body, screaming for help from her team, as she tries to suppress Spector’s bleeding wound. Would Spector live or die? We’ll have to find this out in the third season.
So there you have it for the final recap this season. “The Fall” Season 2 Episode 6 “In Summation,” which aired on Thursday, Dec 18, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on BBC Two. Did you like how the season ended? Check out the video of the deleted scene to the episode below.
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