The show is called The Fall.
One wonders why.
The fairy tale quote mentions a fall.
"But when he fell down, he was not a frog, but a prince with beautiful friendly eyes. "
Is the show trying to suggest that Gibson had to break Spector for him to change? Is it saying that his murder of the child-rapist inmate was a sign of Spector being beautiful and friendly? While I can see how killing a child-rapist may feel just, Spector also bashed his therapist's face in mercilessly. I don't see that as "beautiful and friendly."
It was an amazing and haunting show. I'm still trying to understand its conclusions.
It can be noted that there are clear "falls" (not ones that turn out "beautiful" like the frog tale, however): Burns' professional and emotional descent, Stella's seeming brokenness after being beaten viciously by Spector, Anderson's once-again destroyed arm/career, Sally Ann's desperate suicide attempt. Spector' fall, I think, was the loss of the protection his sick acts had afforded him against the horrors and pain of his past. Stella--almost cruelly--made him feel those keenly, and in so doing stripped him of his cocky stoicism.