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.
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.