The Fall: Season 1, Episode 1

Dark Descent (I) (28 May 2013)

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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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David Beattie ...
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Frank McCusker ...
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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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Ned Callan: [Regarding Gibson being assigned to look into the handling of a series of unsolved murder cases by the Police Service of Northern Ireland] So why bring someone in from the outside? That looks remarkably like a vote of no confidence in the PSNI and its ability to run an internal murder investigative review, don't you think? What have you found so far? Staggering levels of incompetence.
Stella Gibson: Mister Callan, no one knows better than me how important the media is as an investigative resource, but really ...
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