[Warning: This story contains major spoilers about Monday's episode of The Following. Read at your own risk!]
R.I.P. Emma Hill.
The protégé, lover and literal partner-in-crime of Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) on The Following met a gruesome end on the penultimate episode of Season 2 Monday, when she was killed by Joe's vengeful ex-wife Claire (Natalie Zea). And according to actress Valorie Curry, those who are wondering if Emma isn't actually dead shouldn't get their hopes up.
"They really wanted to drive the point home," Curry tells TVGuide.com. "It's so funny, because people are on Twitter like, 'She's just in a coma! Maybe she's alive.' I'm like, she was stabbed, she was thrown out a window, and then staked like a vampire. There's no coming back from impaling."
Ryan Hardy and Joe Carroll are finally coming face-to-face.
The two nemeses have a showdown at the Korban compound on Monday's episode of The Following, where Ryan (Kevin Bacon) attempts to kidnap Joe (James Purefoy).
It's fitting that the season premiere of Fox's The Following was titled "Resurrection," because that's been the theme this season. First, the presumed-dead Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) was revealed to be alive, and last week, we learned that Joe's wife Claire (Natalie Zea), who appeared to have been fatally stabbed in the Season 1 finale, has actually been hiding out in witness protection.
Joe Carroll is alive — and now everyone knows it.
Carroll (James Purefoy) announced his presence in a grandiose (and bloody!) fashion on Monday's episode of The Following, sending Emma (Valorie Curry) and other followers to murder random patrons at a signing for Carrie Cook's (Sprague Grayden) book about the Havenport tragedy.
SPOILERS AHEAD — This item includes information vital to Monday night's episode.
Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore
Monday's episode of The Following finds Ryan (Kevin Bacon), Mike (Shawn Ashmore) and Max (Jessica Stroup) working desperately to find out who in the FBI has been leaking information to Joe Carroll (James Purefoy).
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.
[Warning: This article contains major spoilers about Monday's episode of The Following. Read at your own risk!]
The investigation into Joe Carroll's cult turned gruesomely personal for Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) on Monday's episode of The Following. In the final moments...
Has Joe Carroll lost his mojo?
The serial killer at the heart of Fox's The Following seems to have been taken down a few notches this season. On last week's episode, Carroll (James Purefoy) began to question his talents as a writer, and even his No. 1 devotee, Emma (Valorie Curry) is starting to see cracks in the pedestal on which she's placed him.
"She knows now that he is fallible, whereas before he was very godlike to her," Curry tells TVGuide.com. "Now, she's borne the brunt of his mistakes, of his weaknesses. ... Their relationship is going to be different going forward, [with Emma] knowing now that he is capable of making mistakes. He also admits that he needs her ... as a partner, not so much as a follower."
Will Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) ever run out of followers on Fox's The Following?
Not any time soon, apparently. The show has added newcomer Mackenzie Marsh in a recurring guest role as Tilda, a woman with anger issues (naturally) who forms an attachment to the escaped serial killer, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.