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Silence and Suffering
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: September 25, 2016|
After the events in the forest, Spector and Rose are taken to the general hospital, where the doctors battle to save Spector’s life. Kiera (Aisling Bea) is the nurse assigned to care for Spector. Gibson’s shock turns to numbness as she panics at the prospect of Spector not surviving and justice not being delivered to the victims’ families. Katie despairs as news of Spector’s shooting makes the news. Olivia, Spector’s daughter, finds news articles about Spector being the ‘Belfast Strangler’ online.
His Troubled Thoughts
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: October 02, 2016|
Gibson and Burns are under investigation for the way Spector’s case was handled. Rose demands to leave the hospital after discovering Spector is in a bed only a few feet away. Katie lashes out at her former friend, who spoke to the press about Spector, squirting corrosive substance in her eyes as revenge. Gibson and the officers investigate a lock-up used by Spector and discover disturbing photos and journals that suggest further killings. Sally Ann secures one of Belfast’s most well-known defence lawyers, Sean Healy (Aidan McArdle) to plead Spector’s case. Spector regains consciousness and after interacting with his wife and daughter, it is apparent he has suffered from amnesia and doesn’t remember anything after 2006.
The Gates of Light
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: October 09, 2016|
Spector speaks with a psychiatrist and his lawyers, maintaining he has no memory of any of his alleged crimes. Spector and his nurse, Kiera, grow closer to each other. Evidence from the lock-up shows the murder of a young brunette woman in London, a decade ago, for which David Alvarez (Martin McCann), a friend of Spector’s, is serving a sentence. The DPP wants to pursue charges against Sally Ann for aiding Spector. Gibson interviews Rose about the events surrounding her abduction. Desperate, Sally Ann feeds her children warm milk laced with sleeping drugs and with the children sleeping in the car, drives down to the beach.
The Hell Within Him
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: October 16, 2016|
Sally Ann’s car, submerged in the low tide, is seen and she and the children are rescued and taken to hospital. An interesting intimacy develops between Spector and the nurse, Kiera. Spector is transferred to a secure psychiatric facility to undergo evaluation to determine whether he is mentally fit for trial. Spector’s legal team try to discredit the confession Spector made to Gibson. Gibson tells Dr. Larson (Krister Henriksson) about Spector’s sexual perversions. In another interview with Rose, Gibson admits a police blunder led to her abduction.
Wounds of Deadly Hate
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: October 23, 2016|
Anderson and Ferrington go to London to speak to Alvarez about the murder of the brunette woman in 2002 and Alvarez recounts the horrific sexual abuse the boys experienced by the staff members at an abusive boys’ home where they both resided. He notes that Spector spared him from the worst kind of abuse. Spector has his evaluation with Dr. Larson. Katie is sentenced to a juvenile detention centre for her assault. Later, in an interview with Spector and his lawyer, Anderson and Gibson press for information about Alvarez and the young brunette woman. Convinced Alvarez is innocent and is protecting Spector, they announce that Spector is being charged with her murder. Spector remarks that it’s a smart move by police as he is able to remember this time period.
Their Solitary Way
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: October 28, 2016|
The police interview continues. Spector recalls the death of Susan Harper as a sex game gone wrong. Unimpressed, Gibson taunts Spector, telling him to grow up and drop the act, apparently touching a nerve. During the interview, Spector unexpectedly and violently attacks Stella, leaving her severely battered. After witnessing Spector’s outburst, Burns has a nervous breakdown and Wallace quits Spector’s legal team. Back at the Foyle Clinic, Dr. Larson informs Spector that he is treatable, but suggests that he is not curable. Gibson visits Katie Benedetto in the juvenile detention facility, where she has been self-harming. She urges Katie not to ruin her life to impress Spector. Meanwhile, Spector persuades fellow patient Mark Bailey (Conor MacNeill) to create a distraction in the lounge. In the ensuing chaos, Spector beats up Dr. Larson and takes his belt. He uses it to strangle Bailey to death, before hanging himself on the back of the bathroom door, the same method that his mother used to commit suicide. Following Spector’s death, Operation Music Man is disbanded, and Burns resigns. Gibson returns to her home in London.