Darkness Visible
Season 1, Episode 2
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Air date 20 May 2013
Written by Allan Cubitt
Directed by Jakob Verbruggen
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Darkness Visible is the second episode of the first season of The Fall and the second episode in the series overall. It premiered May 20, 2013. 


DSI Stella Gibson's worst fears are realised as Spector's murder spree in Belfast continues and she faces very real consequences after a reckless decision. [1]

Plot Edit

Dr Reed Smith (Archie Panjabi) is called to the scene of Sarah Kay's murder, a crime for which PC Danielle Ferrington (Niamh McGrady) blames herself. Gibson realises Ferrington failed to connect the break-in to the killers MO but recruits her to her team none-the-less. Morgan Monroe (Ian McElhinney) coerces Burns into clearing his son's name in relation to killings, whilst DS Olson is assassinated outside his home. Meanwhile, Spector destroys evidence of his latest crime, whilst Katie Benedetto (Aisling Franciosi), the children's 15-year old babysitter, expresses her interest in the family man.

Cast Edit

  • Gillian Anderson as DSI Stella Gibson
  • Jamie Dornan as Paul Spector
  • Laura Donnelly as Sarah Kay
  • Bronagh Waugh as Sally Ann Spector
  • Ben Peel as James Olson
  • Michael McElhatton as Rob Breedlove
  • Niamh McGrady as Danielle Ferrington
  • Frank McCusker as Garrett Brink
  • Ian McElhinney as Morgan Monroe
  • John Lynch as Jim Burns
  • Archie Panjabi as Dr. Reed Smith
  • Emmett Scanlan as Glenn Martin
  • Aisling Franciosi as Katie Benedetto
  • Andy Moore as Terry McInturff
  • Brenda McNeill as Newsreader
  • Eugene O'Hare as Aaron Monroe
  • Sarah Beattie as Olivia Spector
  • David Beattie as Liam Spector
  • Siobhan McSweeney as Mary McCurdy
  • Gerard Jordan as Brian Stone
  • Gerard McCarthy as Kevin McSwain
  • Simon Delaney as Jerry McElroy
  • Lisa Hogg as Marion Kay
  • Dearbhail Carr as Call Handler
  • Lucy McConnell as Angelica
  • Michael Colgan as Sheldon Shwartz
  • Antoinette Morelli as Teacher
  • Nick Lee as Ned Callan
  • Tobias Winter as Rossmeisl
  • BJ Hogg as Ian Kay

Trivia Edit


  1. BBC TWO - The Fall Episode Guide