The Fall: Season 2 (2014)

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 13, 2014

Gibson searches for Spector, who returns to Belfast. Meanwhile, Katie suspects she knows the serial killer.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2014

Gibson discovers that she may have put Rose in danger.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2014

Following the major breakthrough identifying the killer, Gibson orders extensive surveillance on Spector's family in the hope it will lead them to Paul.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2014

Gibson gives news to Burns that their confrontation may have been witnessed by Paul Spector. Meanwhile, Gibson seizes an opportunity and puts Spector under surveillance.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2014

Paul Spector is feeling the pinch as the investigation tightens in on around him. Gibson wants to make sure that a solid arrest strategy is in place for the best chance of saving Rose Stagg.

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Air date: Dec 18, 2014

The team intensifies the interviews with Katie, Sally Ann and Spector as detective Gibson discovers Paul Spector's lair to have no sign of Rosie Stagg.

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It has been ten days since Paul Spector told Detective Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) that she would never catch him. DSI Gibson must draw closer to identify and track down Belfast's serial killer as he realises that someone from his past has been helping the police with their enquiries. Spector is forced to change his plans with terrifying consequences.

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Sarah Beattie
Olivia Spector
Niamh McGrady
Danielle Ferrington
John Lynch
Jim Burns
Bronagh Waugh
Sally Ann Spector
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Critic Reviews for The Fall Season 2

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (9)

The Fall's most remarkable achievement will be if it turns out to be the first show of many to present a new normal for women on television.

Jan 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Settle in, dear readers, but don't forget to let "The Fall" settle into you, as well.

Jan 20, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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As it did in the first season, Anderson's self-possessed hauteur serves the series exceedingly well.

Jan 15, 2015 | Full Review…
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Despite its flaws, this climax unfolded in riveting fashion.

Apr 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Small quibbles for an otherwise compelling drama.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The second season (despite its tendency to lean into the show's pulpier sensibilities) keeps the torch burning by drawing Gibson and Spector directly into each other's orbits.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 2 is great TV too - it's just not quite as great as Season 1.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The Fall more than sticks its landing here as it eloquently finishes what it has to say with an absolutely masterful, unexpected ending that is all sorts of brilliant and the perfect piece of commentary on consequences.

Apr 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A chilling return.

Oct 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Writer/director Allan Cubitt seems to have found the ideal pace for his narrative, which moves with a kind of spectral stateliness.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

That she can make you feel protective towards her one minute and want to shake her the next is testament to Anderson's talent.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The Fall treats its female characters as more than caricatures... They're not just one-note plot devices but real, full-bodied characters that add something to this show.

Apr 13, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fall: Season 2

  • Sep 04, 2020
    A brilliantly scripted and well paced show. I don't think I've seen anything quite like it where the focus lies in the details as much as on the main plot. What makes it so unique is that the scenes are not afraid to explore the happenings between main story beats - e.g. patiently waiting out when a character walks up several flights of stairs or someone goes to get a pair of rubber gloves and puts it on whilst visibly observing a crime scene - and you can almost see the thought being formed in their gaze what's the most important piece of evidence to inspect and where to start. Car rides in other shows often end up shown briefly at departure, arrival or just being implied - here they often touch on the journey itself, building up rapport between characters and viewers in a way that many tv shows would simply see as a waste of time. When a long searched piece of evidence/victim has been found often the scene doesn't cuts away to a later point where you get told the lab results - it follows through on details and happenings right there, giving you a better sense on timelines, how quick/slow the information flows in an investigation. The captivating realism and the production's 'magic' manifests in those scenes and it's truly a joy to watch and marvel at each episode. If I had to nitpick, the news reports happening in the show are way to cheesy and feel fabricated and fake but it gets the point across in how the media covers a serial killer story. It's a must watch for sure. I'm so glad I took the time to check it out on netflix!
  • Aug 31, 2020
    Again like the first season it has really good moments. However I feel it takes far too long to tell the story and ultimately is at times a frustrating watch in my opinion.
  • Aug 19, 2020
    It would be easy to feel disappointment after such a brilliant first series, but The Fall series 2 re-produces my addiction for thrill. The relationship between Stella Gibson and Paul Spector left me breathless, with every interaction burning a spot on my heart. I couldn't believe the incredible lift from series 1 (which I gave 5 stars) and only wish I could give this series 6 stars. A must see!
  • Aug 03, 2020
    The Fall's second season reveals an improvement face the previous one. It is more interesting, the thrilling scenes are more compelling now and the acting was on point.
  • Jun 06, 2020
    The second season continues in the same good quality as the first, but moves very slowly to the missing conclusion of the latter, more concerned about the psychological aspects of the plot than the criminal investigation.
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Slow, story and direction was poor
  • Sep 08, 2019
    went from one of the best crime shows in season 1, to nonsensical drivel in season 2. The worst, and insulting to those who put time in to watch it
  • Sep 27, 2017
    Sustained interest with every episode, continued well-written characters, new twists...season 2 takes a cue from season 1 and does it just as well.
  • Nov 30, 2016
    Season 2 was when Stella's impervious self-righteousness really started to grate on me. It becomes intolerable in Season 3.
  • Nov 12, 2015
    Liked the story. Wished Gillian Anderson wasn't so boring - seemed so one-dimensional compared to the rest of the cast, who were great. And really, did we need all that cleavage? Is that how top female cops dress? A bit much and no cred.

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