The Fall (2013– )
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Dark Descent 

A bereavement counsellor maintains a seemingly normal family and marital life and while pretending to work on a support hotline at night, instead goes out and commits meticulously well planned murders on adult women.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Kay
Tara Egan Langley ...
Gerard Jordan ...
David Beattie ...
Sarah Beattie ...
Frank McCusker ...
Liz Tyler


Outwardly a respectable young family man and Belfast psychotherapist, in reality Paul Spector is the dangerous stalker of lawyer Sarah Kay, breaking into her flat and stealing her undies. The police are called but fail to persuade Sarah to move out. At the same time local officer Jim Burns calls in his English colleague Superintendent Stella Gibson to assist in solving the murder of architect Alice Monroe. Stella sees links between Alice's slaying and that of Fiona Gallagher and suspects a serial killer though not everybody takes her seriously. On the night that the police are called out to discover a cache of weapons in a car Spector, telling his wife that he is going to do voluntary work, kills Sarah Kay with police officers outside her house and unable to get in. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Thriller





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28 May 2013 (USA)  »

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German TV cut episodes 1-11 down to 6 episodes, with a run-time of 90 minutes each. See more »


[first lines]
Sarah Kay: You don't need his approval, you just want it.
Kevin McSwain: What's the difference?
Sarah Kay: Well, most of what we call "needs" are desires. We need air to breathe, water, warmth, food to eat.
Kevin McSwain: Speaking of which...
[reaching for menu]
Sarah Kay: But the rest - love, approval, recognition, praise, whatever - they're desires.
Kevin McSwain: So, what's sex? Is that a need or a desire?
Sarah Kay: Hmm... Well, both if you're doing it right!
[big smile]
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Morning of New Joy
Performed by Aisling Franciosi
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Just watched 1st episode, not worth continuing alconway
The last 90 seconds of Season Two is atrocious. Exoskeletal89
Why is it titled The Fall? TracyNineLives
Season 3 will be the end humble997
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