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The Fall: Series 2

Score: 96%
Rating: 14+
Publisher: Acorn Media
Region: A
Media: Blu-ray/2
Running Time: 403 Mins.
Genre: Drama/Thriller/TV Series
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio
Subtitles: English


  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Photo Gallery

The Fall: Series 2 picks up some 10 days after Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) has fled Belfast to Scotland in the hopes of patching things up with his wife Sally Ann (Bronagh Waugh). DSI Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) has been working with victim Annie Brawley (Karen Hassan) in the hopes that she will remember her attacker and her brother's murderer, but to no avail. The case takes a devastating turn when Rose Stagg (Valene Kane) is kidnapped by Spector, known to her only as "Peter," after she helped the police with information about him from his college days that has linked him to the killings. Now, Stella is not only trying to stop the Belfast Strangler from killing again, but she hopes to bring Rose safely home and blames herself for the abduction.

Meanwhile, Spector begins to see a different side to Katie (Ainsling Franciosi) as she ramps up her pursuit of him and becomes his protege in his attempts to foil the police. Spector himself has become more emboldened with his continued ability to elude the police, but also finds himself in a more precarious spot when he tangles with a patient's abusive husband and the man becomes bent on revenge.

Before long, Paul Spector's past and present identities begin to reveal themselves to Gibson and even when they have him custody, he is still a closed book, unwilling to give up Rose Stagg's whereabouts. Gibson is running out of time and must pull out every trick in the book if she has any hope of saving Rose, but what will she lose in the process?

The Fall: Series 2 focuses much more on Spector and Katie as an odd sort of team, while Stella works tirelessly to catch Spector, even as he seems always one step ahead of her. He invades her life, just as she is digging around in his, and the dangerous game they play is quite tense indeed. Just as things begin to come to what look like a close, the last few explosive minutes of the final episode set things up for the next season and, to be frank, I am just not sure what will happen next. Just as Spector and Gibson keep each other guessing, so does The Fall: Series 2 for the viewer.

Everyone is universally excellent in The Fall: Series 2 and we get to see a new character come into play: handsome young Detective Tom Anderson (Colin Morgan, Merlin). In addition to a behind-the-scenes featurette on this season, you'll also get a fair number of deleted scenes that do give some additional background, as well as a photo gallery.

Overall, if you enjoy thrillers, The Fall: Series 2 is must see, but not before watching Series 1. Highly recommended.

-Psibabe, GameVortex Communications
AKA Ashley Perkins

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