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The Fall

The Fall

RTÉ One 2013

When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must track down and stop a serial killer who is terrorising the city of Belfast.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Fall

The Fall - S2E6

#1 - What is in Me Dark Illumine


Season 2 - Episode 6

Gibson's investigation leads her to the killer's lair, but there is no sign of Rose Stagg and the detective instructs her team to step up the interviews with Katie, Sally Ann and Spector in a desperate attempt to find her. However, it is only when Spector makes a final move to remain in control that Gibson is offered any answers.

The episode was rated from 1428 votes.

The Fall - S1E5

#2 - The Vast Abyss


Season 1 - Episode 5

Gibson arrives at the Annie Brawley crime scene and realises it is the work of the serial killer, while Burns and his team are still trying to piece together the events surrounding Olson's murder. Spector raises Sally Ann's suspicions when he asks her to provide him with an alibi and he decides to make one final play with Gibson that will bring the two hunters closer than either could have previously imagined

The episode was rated from 1517 votes.

The Fall - S3E6

#3 - Their Solitary Way


Season 3 - Episode 6

The series concludes as Gibson and Anderson put fresh evidence to Spector, with explosive results. Spector's new-found friendship with another inmate develops, with devastating consequences.

The episode was rated from 1679 votes.

The Fall - S1E4

#4 - My Adventurous Song


Season 1 - Episode 4

When Eastwood's investigation into Olson's murder throws open some uncomfortable truths for Burns, Gibson comes under increased pressure in her hunt for Belfast's killer.

The episode was rated from 1526 votes.

The Fall - S2E5

#5 - The Perilous Edge of Battle


Season 2 - Episode 5

With Spector under surveillance, Gibson wants to make sure that a solid arrest strategy is put in place so that no evidence is lost and the police have the best chance of saving Rose Stagg. However, the killer's unpredictability forces the detective to act quickly as her carefully laid plans fall apart in front of her eyes.

The episode was rated from 1365 votes.

The Fall - S2E2
#6 - Night Darkens the Streets
Season 2 - Episode 2

Gibson realises that her mistakes have put the life of witness Rose Stagg in danger. Desperate to save Rose's life, she steps up the police investigation as serial killer Paul Spector continues to stalk Belfast's streets.

The episode was rated from 1449 votes.
The Fall - S2E3
#7 - Beauty Hath Strange Power
Season 2 - Episode 3

Gibson orders extensive surveillance on Spector's family, believing they will lead them to Paul, whose whereabouts remain unknown. As the search for Rose Stagg becomes ever more desperate, Spector directs his fury at Gibson after the two narrowly avoid meeting, trespassing into her private world and delighting in taunting and provoking her.

The episode was rated from 1395 votes.
The Fall - S3E5
#8 - Wounds of Deadly Hate
Season 3 - Episode 5

Spector's legal team are determined that he will never stand trial. Anderson and Ferrington make a discovery from the past that may help Gibson build her case.

The episode was rated from 1663 votes.
The Fall - S2E4
#9 - The Mind is its Own Place
Season 2 - Episode 4

Gibson informs Burns that their confrontation in her hotel room may have been witnessed by Spector, and the detective is shocked to discover the serial killer has been paying visits to one of his surviving victims in hospital. Seizing on the opportunity, she finally locates Spector and puts him under surveillance, but her success is short-lived as she is forced to face her worst fears.

The episode was rated from 1335 votes.
The Fall - S1E3
#10 - Insolence & Wine
Season 1 - Episode 3

As DSI Stella Gibson takes control of the hunt for the serial killer striking women in Belfast, the realisation that his perfect kill is tainted pushes Spector into looking for his next victim.

The episode was rated from 1621 votes.

Last updated: jan 28, 2022



Does Gillian Anderson age backwards? She's stunning.


the killer is paul


Fantastic thriller. For those who like to be spoon fed mind-numbing high-octane violence, action, explosions etc, this isn't for you. For the rest of us, welcome to the wonderful world of acting and drama. The accents are, mostly, genuine or very well done. The Northern Irish accent can be difficult to follow if you're not used to hearing it. Good to see a show set in Northern Ireland in which the troubles are not a major concern.


OMG! This show just gets better & better! I LOVE THIS SHOW. SO MUCH - THE ACTING IS INCREDIBLE! If ur all about action packed, nonstop chases & gunfights - THIS IS NOT THE SHOW. FOR U - UR A.D.D. WILL BE IN OVERDRIVE! But if have no problem sitting still & REALLY PAYING ATTENTION to all the little details, the way ppl look each other in the eye when then talk, listening for the little details in individual conversations so u catch the lies, building intensity, that starts out skow as it begins to boil, then maybe simmers at high feel ur hesrtbeat faster intensity, until when u have been sinmering so long u least ezpect it it boils completely out of control into insanely intense dramatic & sometimes action packed scenes. The kind that make u get a lump in ur throat, as u sit on the edge of ur seat focused on notbing but the show as if u were actually there with them & ur heart is pounding so loud u can practically hear it in ur ears. If THAT IS THE INTENSITY U LIKE THAN THIS IS THE SHOW FOR U! IT IS DARK, & SERIOUS, SUSPENSEFUL, & NERVE WRACKING, YET WILD & EXCITING, W/GRAPHIC & EXPLOSIVE, INTENSLY REAL MOMENTS OF VIOLENCE, UNLIKE ANY OTHER SHOW ON TV TODAY. IT IS LIKE LITERALLY LOOKING INTO THE DARK SIDE OF TRUE CRIME, W/ALL ITS GRIT & DISTURBING MOMENTS, LAID OUT IN FRONT OF U, FOR ALL THE WORLD TO VIEW AS THEY ACTUALLY ARE, NOT POLISHED & SCRUBBED FOR TV VIEWER AUDIENCES AT ALL. SHOCKING, YET STRANGLY INTRIGUING, & LIKE A CAR WRECK U CAN'T SEEM TO LOOK AWAY UR COMPELLED TO KNOW & SEE MORE, TO UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED & WHY! GILLIAN ANDERSON & JAMIE DORNAN BOTH DESERVE A SHIT TON OF AWARDS FOR THEIR STELLER ACTING CHOPS IN THIS ONE! PLEASE GIVE US SEASON 4 GIVE US A NEW CASE FOR STELLA TO INVESTIGATE!


One of the best shows I’ve ever watched! Paul Spector proves that Dornan can be a respected actor and conquer the sceptics after the trashy 50 shades… . Gillian Anderson is amazing as usual. A true diva! We need good written plots and characters, and #The Fall is a diamond!


So, the first season is actually just part one... great. I would have prefered this ending to another season to be honest - Not everything has to be resolved. Imho it kind of derailed with the last episode. Not only the forced drama with his wife but also how he let himself get baited like that. Without the second half in sight there is not really a point in actually watching this right now if you havn't already.


ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SHOW! The story writing, the characters & the acting are brilliant! OMG! Gillian Anderson & Jamie Dornan are both absolutely amazing in this. Each of their characters is so complex, so much alike one another, while at the same time being very opposite obviously cop -vs- serial killer, can't get much more opposite. One thing that I really love about this show is that they got the pacing right. If you are a fan of other similar crime dramas told in this format of story telling, then you know some can really drag along each episode. Not THE FALL, no the pace is perfect, it goes on at a very steady beat the same as that of a 1 HR crime drama such as Law & Order. It pulls the viewer in w/the endless amounts of information about these characters, their relationships & the crime & crime solving techniques, when the episode ends you are surprised it's over so quickly. this is totally the type of show you could spend an entire weekend binge watching!! I SURE HOPE THIS SHOW STICKS AROUND FOR A GOOD LONG WHILE!!! GREAT SHOW!


slow, boring and a bit overrated.


I have loved this Gillian Anderson empowered, inspiring, intelligent and that does not bend before anyone. The plot of a good suspense, with a very clean dose of violence, very interesting, does not lose tension in any of the chapters, although I did not understand the corrupt policemen of the first season, I did not see the link between them and the strangler of Belfast. Jamie Dornan, I did not see you in the 50 shades, but in this thriller you have fascinated me, with few dialogues to say that it has been enough, his performance has captivated me to the point of not wanting to be caught. Fantastic thriller I hope to see Stella Gibson again resolve more cases.


The Fall and The killing are for me the 2 best thriller series of the decade!

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