‘The Fall’ BBC2’s awesome serial killer drama is set to return to our screens very soon and if the new trailer is anything to go by, Serial killer Paul Spector (played by Jamie Dornan) is still tormenting our favourite detective.
In the last two seasons, Gillian Anderson’s character, Stella Gibson, lived and breathed in her quest to capture a serial killer that always seemed one step ahead of her.
Not only do we follow her professional career as she unearths the evidence against him, we also get to see her complex love life. Which during the last two seasons have included a lesbian kiss and an invitation to a female colleague to spend the night with her. Alas for us though, the pathologist, Archie (played by Reed Smith) declines the offer, despite appearing that she might have been up for it at one point.
Gillian’s sexuality has been called into question before when she admitted having had a two-year lesbian relationship during her late teens. She said that other lesbian relationships followed but they were more the exception than the rule. Gillian has always remained quiet though on who these lucky ladies were, even when she was at the height of her fame in the 90’s while playing Scully in the X files.
The Fall also boasts an openly gay police officer, Danielle Ferrington (played by Niamh McGrady) and all the female characters are strong, independent women totally dedicated to their job.
They are not afraid of who they are and all the female characters are a great representation of feminism at its best.
Apparently season 3 will be the last one and it’s been stated that it will be creepier than ever. So that’s more nightmares we are going to have then, if the last two seasons are anything to go by.
Viewers are going to be left wondering after watching this trailer. Is Spector dead? After all, at the end of season 2 we did watch him struggle for breath in Stella’s arms after the police shot him. If he’s dead, why is Stella still haunted by him? Perhaps he whispered more unsettling words to her before he died, taunting her even with his last breath.
Rumours have also circulated that he has possibly escaped from custody and is continuing to kill other women. Oh, the suspense is unbearable.
Until it airs all we can do is continue to speculate and look forward to the minute Gillian Anderson shows her lovely face on our screens again.