Valorie Curry and James Purefoy

Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) has already admitted he's not the best writer on this season of The Following, and we're starting to think he's lacking in the common sense department as well.

On Monday's episode (9/8c, Fox), Joe, Emma (Valorie Curry) and Mandy (Tiffany Boone) are still stationed with the crazy cult they encountered last week. And Emma (understandably) wants to get the hell out of Dodge, given her near-death experience last week, when the group's leader offered her up as a sacrifice.

The Following's Valorie Curry: Emma is "not the same person she used to be"

But in the clip below, exclusive to TVGuide.com, Joe expresses doubts about staging an escape since Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) knowing Joe is still alive probably won't let them make it far.

Honestly? If we were Emma, we'd rather take our chances with the FBI than with these masked maniacs.

Check out a sneak peek from Monday's episode below:

The Following airs Mondays at 9/8c on Fox.