Annie Parisse, Kevin Bacon
Viewers who tuned in to the pilot episode of Fox's new serial killer drama The Following know that former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) has plenty of demons to battle — alcoholism, a pervading sense of guilt, and escaped serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), to name a few. And now he has a new professional counterpart to tussle with.
Monday's episode introduces Agent Debra Parker, played by Law & Order's Annie Parisse, who's tracking Carroll but is also up to speed on all of Hardy's issues.
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"Joe Carroll has cast you as the main character in his psycho sequel, so I can't just kick you to the curb," she tells a defensive Hardy.
Watch Hardy and Parker's awkward first meeting in the exclusive clip below.
The Following airs Mondays at 9/8c on Fox.