As the second season of “The Fall” begins its run on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on BBC Two in the United Kingdom, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of the first season in the rundown below.
“The Fall,” which premiered on May 2013, opened with the arrival of DSI Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) in Belfast. She was to review an investigation of a murder that may be connected to another case. Gibson came with a conclusion that there was a serial killer at large, and his victims were all successful dark-haired women.
Immediately, in the first episode, the identity of the killer was revealed. Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), a married man with kids, worked as a bereavement counselor. While the police still had no clue to his real identity, they knew that he had a doll fetish, and he was skilled and meticulous in his manner of killing. He bathed and groomed the dead women, and he also took souvenirs from the victims, such as a lock of hair or their underwear.
Gibson was already heading the investigation, now known as Operation Musicman, when another victim, Sarah Kay, was found dead. During this time too, Katie, the 15-year-old babysitter for the Spectors, was flirting dangerously with Paul, who had moved on to a new victim, Annie Brawley (Karen Hassan) after Sarah Kay. But Paul’s attack on Annie was thwarted by her brother. The brother was stabbed dead, but Annie survived the attack and was lying in a coma at a hospital.
Sally Ann (Bronagh Waugh), Paul’s wife, suspected that something was up with her husband, and he confessed to an affair with the babysitter. He found out, though, that Sally Ann was pregnant, so he convinced his wife that they start a new life together in Scotland. This was his way out, as the police were closing in on their investigation, thanks to the CCTV that was discovered in Sarah Kay’s murder.
Before Paul left with his family for Scotland, he called up Gibson to tell her that he was already “walking away.” The first season ended with the police finally having a face to the crimes. The sketch looked younger and beardless, but it was definitely Paul Spector. Moreover, Annie has woken up from her coma. The police was ready to question her next.
In light of the premiere of “The Fall” Season 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix has announced, in a press statement published on Zap2it, that it will be streaming the second series by Jan. 16, 2015 for its subscribers in the United States and Latin America.
The show’s first season is currently found on the streaming site, so viewers can catch up to it.
“The Fall” is BBC Two’s highest rated drama series in 10 years, and it is written, created and directed by Allan Cubbit.
— The Fall (@TheFallTV) November 13, 2014
Catch the second season premiere of “The Fall” in the United Kingdom on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on BBC Two. We will bring you the recaps to the series every week only here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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