The last time we saw Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), he was lying in Stella’s (Gillian Anderson) arms, bleeding from gunshot wounds and looking at Stella meaningfully, almost satisfyingly. It felt like the end, the actual fall of the serial killer with two kids, a wife and a psychotic need to strangle women. Two strong characters at their weakest moment, looking at each other, recognizing themselves in each other, wishing to continue the hunt.
Though it is a joyous occasion, Mettel Ray’s big birthday bash starts off the Top 5 week with a rather bloody topic – serial killers! Then again, I’m a big fan of them, in movies and shows not in real life, and therefore it seemed fitting to dedicate a post to some of the most memorable ones I’ve encountered over the years. Let the Top 5 week here on Mettel Ray begin!
Sati over at Cinematic Corner started a new blogathon called White Swan, Black Swan and it embodies the idea of duality embedded into a single character. In other words, a character who has different sides to him or her, a character that might seem white to others but is actually black under the surface. An idea that is very interesting so obviously I had to participate, so here’s my take on the blogathon with a tiny little twist.
This essay-review contains a great deal of spoilers.
This is the face of a man that will soon be in many fantasies as Christian Gray but that is nothing compared to the character of Paul Spector – a fascinating serial killer who will remain a perfect mystery. Spector is a hunter, as it was implied even before the series began, and his impact as a killer has been fascinating to witness and far more brilliant than I expected.