“The Fall” Season 2 Episode 1 "Walk The Line" aired on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on BBC 2.The haunt for the Belfast serial killer was still on, with the police coming up with new leads. Find out what happened to the episode in the recap below.
It was 10 days after the final days of the first series, and immediately, the show picked up where it left off with DSI Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) in a session with Annie (Karen Hassan), the victim who has woken up from a coma. Gibson was helping Annie remember details of her attack, but Annie was still so traumatized by what happened.
Meanwhile, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) remained in hiding in Scotland, following his conversation with Gibson on the phone, where she alluded that they will be catching him soon enough. His wife and kids have gone back to their house in Belfast after learning that Spector had an affair with the babysitter. Alone in Scotland, Spector received a call from his daughter, who was upset that she left behind her favorite dolls. He assured her that these dolls were not lost, and his daughter will eventually have them. Later, Spector has his daughter’s dolls with him, creepily tied with string on the neck, feet and hands, as he would tie his women victims.
Stella was back at Annie’s flat to do more police work. She imagined how the attack happened, when her boss showed up looking really dapper, but wearing funny shoes. Jim Burns (John Lynch) was on his way to an event, but decided to drop in on Stella to tell her that they were running out of time with this investigation. Funding will eventually have to be cut.
Leaving the building, Stella was accosted by some men who knew who she was because the case of Detective James Olson, Stella’s lover who was murdered. The news was all over the papers. The men warned her not to come back in the premises again. Always in control, Stella was not affected by them. Whether or not these men had something to do with Olson’s murder remained to be seen though.
Stella showed up for work the next day wearing a proper MET police uniform, so she would look more professional.
Stella: Thought I should look as feminine as possible, given this morning’s chronicle.
The press was still all over her one-night stand with Olson, and there’s a review coming up with the board to discuss the rest of the ongoing investigations.
Meanwhile, Spector’s wife, Sally (Bronagh Waugh), ran into the babysitter, Katie (Aisling Franciosi), and they had an altercation. Katie was surprised by this, assuming Spector told his wife the worst about her.
Katie: Whatever he’s told you, he’s lying. There’s been no affair. What happened was he attacked me.
Katie: That night you left us alone in the study, I came over to listen to music. He took the opportunity to attack me, pinned me to the floor, climbed on top of —
Katie: You have no idea about who he is and what he’s like. Ask him about the lock of hair.
A call from his wife because of this incident had Spector boarding a train back to Belfast. He’s got to tie up some lose ends then.
On the train, he sat next to a pretty blonde who was reading the papers. A sketch of the serial killer was on it, and he casually asked if the guy looked like him. They chatted all throughout the trip. Spector, after all, was charming and easy to talk to (as a bereavement counselor, he knew how to communicate). Unknown to the beautiful lady on the train, she’s been spilling details about her lifestyle to a serial killer. She even told him she was actually a brunette — Spector’s fetish! To prove it, she showed her driver’s license photo. Her name, address and date of birth were on it too. She only made it easier for Spector to stalk and make her his next victim. Stupid girl!
Meanwhile, the police were able to find a CCTV footage of the killer crossing a river and possibly throwing a murder weapon. Later, they were able to fish a pair of scissors from the water, believing this to be the weapon that killed the brother of Annie. A woman was also due to be processed by Gibson. Rose Stagg (Valerie Kane) suspected that the police were looking for Peter, her ex, who had a violent history back when they were students.
Spector was now back in Belfast, and the first thing he did was to go to Katie to warn her to stay away from his family and stop spreading lies. She sort of implied that she suspected he was the serial killer. But somehow, she was not afraid to face up to him. Whatever Katie was doing was bold and clever. But could Spector also make her his next victim?
Next stop, Spector snuck into his own house in Belfast to slip his daughter a note and the dolls she thought were missing. Then later, he was stalking another house. Could this be the blonde from the train? Nope, this woman had a daughter, whom Spector actually helped get to sleep, unknown to her mother who was in the other room. The woman was Rose Stagg, and yes, she was Spector’s ex. Back in the day, Paul Spector went by the name of Peter.
The episode ended with Spector clutching Rose with her mouth covered. He said he only wanted to talk to her, but her eyes indicated so much fear, you just know something else was going to happen.
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And that’s the recap on “The Fall” Season 2 Episode 1 "Walk The Line," which aired on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on BBC 2. The show will also be streaming Season 2 in Neflix for the American audience by January. Check back to Movie News Guide (MNG) for the updates and recaps.
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