The Fall series 3 episode 2: Twitter users say Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson show now 'dull and boring'
The Fall episode two saw Spector remain in intensive care and Gibson and Burns were hauled over the coals by the police ombudsman.
Many viewers complained on social media that the show was slow and dragging on in order fill series two.
I'm starting to think they don't have a story such a shame as series 1 was so good #TheFall— Hilary Shenton (@HilaryShenton) October 6, 2016
Writer: OK I've written a 1hour finale to tie up loose ends in #TheFall— Man Ray (@ManRay1929) October 6, 2016
BBC: we've got 6 episode slots
Writer: I'm sure I can pad it out...
This is slower than a Tortoise on Ketamine #thefall— Process_Repeat (@Baron_1771) October 6, 2016
The score writer has been holding the same key down on his synth for a good half an hour now. #TheFall— Howard Kirby (@thewhiteroom23) October 6, 2016
Wish everyone would stop whispering in #TheFall— Beatrice King (@BeatriceGrace_) October 6, 2016
Would they really have a murderer in a hospital bed without at least two coppers there to keep an eye on him? #TheFall— Sez (@Flamingroovy) October 6, 2016
#TheFall Aptly named... the fall from a suspense drama to a medical documentary.... from excitement to boring claptrap. Shame.— Kassius Klee (@KassiusKlee) October 6, 2016
Boring this #TheFall— Sean (@sehol) October 6, 2016
Oh dear lord are they really going down this path?#TheFall— Steve Marsh (@whysospurious) October 6, 2016
Where are the police?! The suspect is awake and randomly chatting to the medical staff?! WTF #theFall— Rosh (@roshETC) October 6, 2016
Why is there not loads of police officers guarding him? #TheFall— these i like (@regalmaslany) October 6, 2016
Well this is boring. Yawnfest. Won't watch next week until I see the twitter response! #TheFall— ssivA srM (@emmadabell) October 6, 2016
I love a plot that takes its time. But think #TheFall has taken that principle a wee bit too far.— Neil Morrow (@mrneilmorrow) October 6, 2016
In the final moments of series two the last words heard were Gibson desperately shouting "we're losing him" while Spector appeared to lose consciousness.
Gibson, seconded to Belfast from the Metropolitan Police, is tasked to sniff out serial killer Spector who stalks the city streets for his female prey.
Speaking previously about series three, Dornan said: "You can expect the unexpected. There's quite remarkable turns in the third season that I really genuinely think people won't see coming that are hugely exciting."
Check Friday's Belfast Telegraph for the review of Episode 2