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These Troublesome Disguises
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: November 09, 2014|
Ten days after her telephone call with the killer, Superintendent Gibson tries to help Annie Brawley recapture her memories of the attack that left her hospitalised. Rose Stagg (Valene Kane), a friend to Smith, is inadvertently dragged into the case, forcing her to reveal secrets from her past to her husband Tom (Jonjo O’Neill).
Meanwhile, following a break-up with Sally-Ann, Spector returns to Belfast to tie up loose ends, much to the excitement of Katie, and to the dismay of his pregnant wife, who believes he raped the children’s babysitter.
Night Darkens the Streets
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: November 16, 2014|
Whilst Gibson is called in front of the PSNI’s Policing Board, headed by Morgan Monroe, to discuss the lack of progress in the case, Ferrington requests a transfer off of the investigation. DCI Eastwood is assigned as Gibson’s Deputy SIO following Brink’s (Frank McCusker) reassignment, and Gibson declares the investigation will focus on a single individual – Paul Spector.
Meanwhile, Spector abducts Rose Stagg.
Beauty Hath Strange Power
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: November 23, 2014|
Gibson orders extensive surveillance on the suspect and his family. Gibson and Reed Smith share an intimate moment. A distraught Burns informs Stella he leaked information to Morgan Monroe about her investigation, tipping off his son and one-time-suspect Aaron. Burns aggressively attempts to kiss her, and she fends him off.
Meanwhile, Spector continues to groom Katie to assist him in his crimes. He breaks into the Investigating Officer’s hotel room and witnesses her confrontation with the A.C.C., making the cat and mouse game far more personal than it had been before.
The Mind is its Own Place
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: November 30, 2014|
Gibson’s huge surveillance operation continues to pay its dues. DC Martin (Emmett J. Scanlan) and DC McNally (Bronágh Taggart) head a team assigned to install closed circuit cameras in microphones in the suspect’s home, a task that has unexpected consequences. The body of a young woman is found fitting the description of Rose Stagg, so Gibson seizes the opportunity to use young and eager DS Tom Anderson (Colin Morgan) to bait the serial killer.
Meanwhile, Spector returns home to find his house destroyed by the botched police operation, Katie continues to provide a false alibi for the strangler, whilst Paul continues to groom her to assist him in his killings.
The Perilous Edge of Battle
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: December 07, 2014|
Gibson continues to monitor the killer, whilst Burns visits a disgraced paedophile priest (Sean McGinley) who may have had contact with the suspect. Ferrington is shot whilst responding to a call out of a man matching the description of the suspect who has been taken hostage, blowing Gibson’s arrest strategies.
Meanwhile, whilst Katie works to destroy evidence, Hagstrom (Kelly Gough) heads a team to intercept and arrest her, Martin and McNally arrest Sally Ann for perverting the course of justice, whilst Anderson arrests Spector for the abduction of Rose Stagg, among other crimes.
Gibson monitors the progress of the interviews from behind the scenes, whilst she is informed of a video that shows Rose pleading for her life, with the suspect’s face clearly on camera. The search team discover Spector’s burnt car with conflicting evidence inside it.
What is in Me Dark Illumine
|directed by: Allan Cubitt||Air Date: December 17, 2014|
Several people try to interrogate Spector, who refuses to talk to anyone but Stella. Sally Ann suffers a miscarriage during interrogation, when informed about the crimes Paul is arrested for. Gibson gets Spector to confess all the crimes he has committed, but not to tell her whether or not he has killed Rose, nor where she or her body is hidden. Spector agrees to take Gibson to a place in the woods in exchange for seeing his daughter. In the woods, Gibson locates a car with a barely alive Rose in the boot. James Tyler followed the police procession to the woods and sneaks up to shoot Paul Spector and Tom Anderson, before being shot himself.