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About THE FOLLOWING & Episode Guides

About THE FOLLOWING & Episode Guides

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The Following Premiered On January 21, 2013 On FOX

About The Following
When notorious serial killer JOE CARROLL escapes from death row, the FBI calls former agent RYAN HARDY to consult on the case. Having since withdrawn from the public eye, Hardy was responsible for Carroll’s capture in 2003, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature.

Hardy is a walking textbook of all-things Carroll. He knows him better than anyone; he is perhaps Carroll’s only psychological and intellectual match. But the Ryan Hardy who broke the Carroll case years ago isn’t the same man today. Wounded both physically and mentally by his previous pursuit of this serial killer, it’s been a long time since Hardy has been in the field. This new investigation is his redemption, his call to action.

In contrast to the original investigation years ago, Hardy isn't calling the shots anymore. He works closely with an FBI team, which includes young, razor-sharp MIKE WESTON and FBI Specialist DEBRA PARKER, who is brought in to lead the investigation into Carroll and his followers. Although Weston seems to idolize him, most of the team considers Hardy to be more of a liability than an asset. But Hardy proves his worth when he uncovers that Carroll was covertly communicating with a network of followers in the outside world. It quickly becomes obvious that he has more planned than just a prison escape.

The FBI’s investigation leads Hardy back to CLAIRE MATTHEWS, Carroll’s ex-wife and the mother of the criminal’s young son, JOEY. Close during Hardy’s initial investigation, Hardy turns to Claire for insight into Carroll’s next move.

The tension rises when Carroll’s accomplices kidnap his intended last victim from 10 years ago. Hardy becomes ever more determined to end Carroll’s game when he realizes that the psychopath intends to finish what he started.

The intense, spellbinding drama will follow Hardy and the FBI as they are challenged with the ever-growing web of murder around them, orchestrated by the devious Carroll, who dreams of writing a novel with Hardy as his protagonist. But since anyone anywhere could be a follower, how do you know who to trust?

Real NameCharacter Name
Kevin BaconRyan Hardy
Shawn AshmoreMike Weston
James PurefoyJoe Carroll
Natalie ZeaClaire Matthews
Annie ParisseDebra Parker (Season 1)
Nico TortorellaJacob Wells (Season 1)
Valorie CurryEmma Hill
Adan CantoPaul Torres (Season 1)
Kyle CatlettJoey Matthews (Season 1)
Jessica StroupMax Hardy (Season 2-)
Connie NielsenLily Gray (Season 2-)
Sam UnderwoodLuke / Mark (Season 2-)
Tiffany BooneMandy Lang (Season 2-)

Source: IMDB & FOX

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Season 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1: Pilot (Jan/21/2013)
Ryan Hardy managed to capture serial killer Joe Carroll nine years ago, although he was stabbed in the heart and forced to retire. Now Carroll has escaped and the FBI wants Ryan to consult with their agents. However, Ryan soon discovers that Carroll isn't alone: he's created an army of serial killers, all willing to obey his every command.

Episode 2: Chapter 2 (Jan/28/2013)
Ryan Hardy, Agent Mike Weston and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, who is brought in to lead the investigation into Joe Carroll and his followers, dive deeper into the history of Carroll's psyche. To do so, they enlist the help of Carroll's ex-wife, and Hardy's former love, Claire Matthews. Meanwhile, Emma, Jacob and Paul keep Claire's son Joey at a house in the country as they prepare for their next move.

Episode 3: The Poet's Fire (Feb/04/2013)
Carroll's newest uncovered cult member is Rick, who seeks revenge on the people he holds responsible for Carrol's downfall nine years ago. Meanwhile, Paul and Jacob work out their issues over Emma, and in the past Ryan bonds with Carroll.

Episode 4: Mad Love (Feb/11/2013)
Maggie goes after Ryan's sister Jenny and the ex-agent receives help from an unexpected source. Meanwhile, Paul tells Emma Jacob's shocking secret, and in the past Ryan tells Claire about his family.

Episode 5: The Siege (Feb/18/2013)
Joey gets a call out to his mother, alerting the FBI to his location. While Ryan and Mike try to pinpoint the farmhouse's location with the aid of the local police, Carroll uses his former defense attorney to send one of his followers to help Emma and the others... and a second one to abduct Claire.

Episode 6: The Fall (Feb/25/2013)
The FBI arrives at the farmhouse but Emma threatens to kill Ryan and Megan if they try to launch an assault. Meanwhile, Charlie holds Claire prisoner in the warehouse basement and explains why he's her "follower."

Episode 7: Let Me Go (Mar/04/2013)
With the help of attorney Olivia Warren, Joe Carroll makes a case against Ryan and the FBI to be transferred to a different facility, but Ryan suspects a larger plan may be at play. Meanwhile, Emma and Joey arrive at a meeting point and come across another one of Roderick's men who has a secret of his own.

Episode 8: Welcome Home (Mar/11/2013)
With Joey Matthews still missing and the search for Joe Carroll escalating, the FBI brings in Nick Donovan to run lead on the case, much to Ryan and Parker's dismay. Meanwhile, a follower from the past meets up with Joe Carroll, and their plans have a life-threatening result.

Episode 9: Love Hurts (Mar/18/2013)
One of Carroll's followers, Amanda, comes up with a new chapter for his story and launches a series of attacks on women named Claire Matthews in an attempt to lure Carroll's ex-wife out of protective custody. Meanwhile, Jacob seeks help for a badly wounded Paul.

Episode 10: Guilt (Mar/25/2013)
After discovering Claire's location, Joe sends two followers to capture her, but Ryan may be one step ahead. Meanwhile, Jacob struggles with recent decisions causing his reunion with Emma to be less than ideal. Also, a relationship from Ryan's past plays a significant role in his future.

Episode 11: Whips & Regret (Apr/01/2013)
When Ryan tries to walk away from the Carroll investigation, Debra brings him back to try to track down the source of the recruitment video. The trail leads them to a BDSM club and a possible lead on Carroll's location. Meanwhile, Claire insists on seeing her son but her ex-husband has some conditions.

Episode 12: The Curse (Apr/08/2013)
Ryan, Debra, and Mike seek out the arms dealer who provided Carroll's militia with their weapons. Meanwhile, Claire reads her ex-husband's manuscript, and then has a reunion with her former nanny.

Episode 13: Havenport (Apr/15/2013)
Mike quickly identifies Roderick, forcing the sheriff to flee back to the manor. When he discovers that Carroll will gladly sacrifice him, Roderick abducts Joey and attempts to bargain with the FBI.

Episode 14: The End Is Near (Apr/22/2013)
After Joey's rescue, the FBI closes in on the house only to discover that Carroll has already fled the area... and planted his followers in Havenport to create a distraction. Meanwhile, Jacob questions whether he wants to die for Carroll, and Emma provides a solution.

Episode 15: The Final Chapter (Apr/29/2013)
Ryan races to stop Joe Carroll before his endgame reaches a deadly conclusion. Meanwhile, Joe leads Claire to a special location and the ultimate showdown between good and evil takes place.

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Season 2 Episode Guide

Episode 1: Resurrection (Jan/19/2014)
One year after Joe Carroll's death, Ryan Hardy has moved on with his life. However, events catch up to him when three men wearing Carroll masks stage a bloody subway slaughter. The FBI want Ryan to consult but he claims to have no interest in the new investigation. Meanwhile, some of the surviving Carrolites try to puzzle out who the newcomers are, and Mike tries to deal with the guilt of Debra's death.

Episode 2: For Joe (Jan/27/2014)
After the tragic subway killings, Ryan’s obsession with the case becomes stronger than ever. Soon, mysterious phone calls bring him face-to-face with what may be his biggest threat yet. Meanwhile, revelations surrounding Joe’s new life are brought to the surface.

Episode 3: Trust Me (Feb/03/2014)
Mike and Mendez object to Ryan hiding information from them and ban him from the case... and Lily. Meanwhile, Joe must decide what to do after killing Reverend Glenn, and Mark makes contact with Emma.

Episode 4: Family Affair (Feb/10/2014)
Joe turns to another of his followers for help... a follower who is close to one of the persons investigating the subway murders. Meanwhile, Ryan and Max get a lead on Giselle, and Emma meets with Lily.

Episode 5: Reflection (Feb/17/2014)
As Joe and Emma settle in at Lily's manor, Ryan and Max capture Giselle and interrogate her for the whereabouts of her "family."

Episode 6: Fly Away (Feb/24/2014)
Concerned after Max narrowly escaped death, Ryan calls Mike and asks him to bring in the FBI to capture Lily and her family. However, Mike comes alone and warns that there is a mole in the FBI tipping off Joe and his people. Meanwhile, Joe and Lily have a falling out.

Episode 7: Sacrifice (Mar/03/2014)
While Mendez accepts that Ryan is right about Joe having survived his "death," Lily sends someone to abduct Max as revenge on Ryan, who she believes is responsible for her son Luke's death. Meanwhile, Joe, Emma, and Mandy join a strange cult.

Episode 8: The Messenger (Mar/10/2014)
Ryan tracks down Joe's mentor at the boarding school where he grew up, while ducking reporter Carrie Cooke. Meanwhile, Joe brings influencing Micah at the Korban compound in the hopes of taking control of the cult.

Episode 9: Unmasked (Mar/17/2014)
Ryan, Max, and Mike draw close the spy within the FBI, but the suspect turns out to be someone they didn't expect. Meanwhile, Joe and Micah send Emma and two of Micah's followers out into the world to deliver Micah's message, a message that involves Carrie Cooke.

Episode 10: Teacher's Pet (Mar/24/2014)
Joe teaches his new religion to the Korban followers, and then sends four killers into New York to fulfill his prophecy of death in the streets. Meanwhile, Claire demands to return to New York to help in the search for her ex-husband... and kill him.

Episode 11: Freedom (Mar/31/2014)
A deadly massacre, thought to be sparked by Joe Carroll, leads Ryan and Mike into very dangerous territory. But as more details are revealed, they realize another leader might be on the rise. Meanwhile, Joe continues to train the Korban cult and confirms his new plans with Emma and those who doubt him.

Episode 12: Betrayal (Apr/07/2014)
Joe's followers give Carrie a new message to broadcast. When Ryan sees it, he works out who Joe is going after next. Meanwhile, Mark brings Mandy to Lily, and she demands to know where she can find Joe. And Claire discovers that Ryan has been with someone else since he believed her dead.

Episode 13: The Reaping (Apr/14/2014)
Ryan tracks down the location of the Korban compound with hopes to infiltrate the cult and capture Joe Carroll, but all doesn't go exactly as planned. Meanwhile, Claire asks Carrie to deliver a message to Joe, and Weston makes a decision that will change the course of his life forever.

Episode 14: Silence (Apr/21/2014)
Joe Carroll puts his final plan into action, threatening the lives of many, as Ryan and Mike go to great lengths to stop him and prevent more innocent lives being lost. Meanwhile, Claire makes a decision that leads her into dangerous territory, and Mark and Luke attempt to figure out their next move.

Episode 15: Forgive (Apr/28/2014)
Mark and Luke turn the tables on both Ryan Hardy and Joe Carroll, forcing the two sworn enemies to come together to save the woman they love.

Source: TVRage

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Season 3 Episode Guide

Episode 1: New Blood (Mar/02/2015)
Joe is awaiting execution in an undisclosed location. However, Ryan, Mike, and Max have a new problem: Mark and a new band of followers are restaging the deaths of Lily and her people.

Episode 2: Boxed In (Mar/09/2015)
Mark, Daisy, and Kyle go after someone close to Ryan in an attempt to force him, Mike, and Max to confess to their killings of Lily and the others. Meanwhile, Ryan discovers a connection between Joe and Andrew, and goes to confirm it with an unexpected source.

Episode 3: Exposed (Mar/16/2015)
Ryan and his team go looking for the man responsible for Jeff's death, a trail that leads Ryan to an old friend. Meanwhile, Mark abducts two reporters, unaware that his actions are interfering with Daisy and Kyle's secret plan.

Episode 4: Home (Mar/23/2015)
Mark, Kyle, and Daisy kill four firemen, and then go after a college student. Ryan soon realizes that the entire thing is a ploy to undermine the case against Strauss, who is going on trial for his crimes.

Episode 5: A Hostile Witness (Mar/23/2015)
Ryan's credibility at Strauss' trial is undermined by the accusations against him. Meanwhile, Kyle and Daisy go after Carrie Cooke, and Mike comes face to face with Mark.

Episode 6: Reunion (Mar/30/2015)
Ryan turns to Joe for help, and the killer's advice leads them to Beacon, NY. Strauss and Daisy take refuge with one of Strauss' students, waiting for another student to arrive with the fake IDs that Strauss needs to leave the country.

Episode 7: The Hunt (Apr/06/2015)
The FBI tries to track down Strauss' "best student," putting Max at risk. Meanwhile, Joe verbally spars with Ryan, and Tom continues to question Mike over his sacrificing Max to kill Mark.

Episode 8: Flesh & Blood (Apr/13/2015)
Despite Nick's orders, Ryan follows the lead on Theo and tracks him by his fake ID. When the killer gets sloppy, Ryan and his team move in... but Theo has a surprise or two waiting for them.

Episode 9: Kill the Messenger (Apr/20/2015)
After the latest shocking discovery, Ryan finds himself being tracked by the new illusive killer and a game of cat-and-mouse begins leading them both back to Joe Carroll, for different reasons. Meanwhile, Max and Mike look for a stolen clue and Mark makes a shocking decision.

Episode 10: Evermore (Apr/27/2015)
Joe has one last thing to do before he's executed... and takes three hostages to make sure that Ryan comes to see him. Meanwhile, Theo rescues his sister Penny.

Episode 11: Demons (May/04/2015)
While Theo and Penny go looking for the person who can restore their anonymity, Ryan gets a lead on the man who may have killed Theo's parents and set him on his dark path. However, Ryan must cope with Gwen leaving him after she discovers that he's drinking again.

Episode 12: The Edge (Mau/11/2015)
An increasingly reckless Ryan continues his search for Theo, as Mark and Daisy discover information that leads them closer to the FBI than ever and puts Mike in a dangerous situation. Then, a deadly deal is made, but things don't go as planned, and Ryan makes a decision for his future.

Episode 13: A Simple Trade (May/11/2015)
An increasingly reckless Ryan continues his search for Theo, as Mark and Daisy discover information that leads them closer to the FBI than ever and puts Mike in a dangerous situation. Then, a deadly deal is made, but things don't go as planned, and Ryan makes a decision for his future.

Episode 14: Dead or Alive (May/18/2015)
The FBI hunt for Theo continues and the stakes are higher than ever as some of their own come under attack. As suspicions rise, alliances are shaken and no one is safe in the harrowing final heart-stopping moments.

Episode 15: The Reckoning (May/18/2015)
The FBI hunt for Theo continues and the stakes are higher than ever as some of their own come under attack. As suspicions rise, alliances are shaken and no one is safe in the harrowing final heart-stopping moments.

Source: TVRage

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