Nobody likes to be spoiled about their favorite TV show — even if it's Kevin Bacon doing the spoiling.
The Following star apologized Tuesday for accidentally spoiling the series' international fans when he re-posted a Twitter user's comment that gave away a key plot point from...
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The FBI has been down a man for the past few episodes of Fox's The Following, but Monday's episode (9/8c, Fox) marks the return of Agent Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore). And, after the nasty beating he suffered at the hands of the Followers, Weston is more intent than ever on finding convicted serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) and his cult. But is that a good thing or a bad thing?
"When Weston comes back, he's definitely a different agent," Ashmore tells TVGuide.com. "He's a little more impulsive, and he deals differently with the Followers when he comes into contact with them. ... The way that he reacts, the way that things go down when he comes back, it's certainly not necessarily in Weston's character. He's definitely changed and affected by what has happened to him."
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Thanks for all the scoop on Revolution. What the heck is the tower?! — Clark
NATALIE: We will see the tower of power before the end of the season, co-executive producer David Rambo says. "It's very much like the cave that the Dragon guards in mythology," he says. "It's a place of a lot of power and it's dangerous for everybody who goes in there. Whoever controls the tower, controls the power."
Will the FBI ever do something right on The Following? They can't all be that stupid, can they? — Jason
ADAM: We can't speak for the whole Bureau, but...
Usually, Richard Castle's overactive imagination is a good thing — so good that as he helps his NYPD buddies solve scores of murders, you often wonder how they'd ever get along without him. In the set-up for Castle's clever lark of a 100th episode on ABC (Monday, 10:01/9:01c), they're forced to go solo as Castle (Nathan Fillion in rare form) stews in boredom in his apartment, nursing a busted leg. Until he picks up his new birthday binoculars and goes all Jimmy Stewart-in-Rear Window, convinced he's witnessed a murder across the street, eventually drawing his beloved Beckett and intrepid daughter Alexis into the Hitchcockian-homage intrigue. The more agitated Castle gets, the more skeptical everyone else becomes, and as the twists and comically suspenseful close calls pile up, leading to yet another chewing-out by that spoilsport Capt. Gates, we're treated to an entertaining object lesson in the "seeing isn't believing" playbook. Well done, including the timely subplot involving the murder of an IRS agent which, even when chair-bound, Castle can't help inadvertently helping his friends figure out.
The stakes are raised to a new level for the FBI on Monday's episode of The Following, now that escaped serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) has accomplished his first goal after getting out of prison: reuniting with his wife Claire (Natalie Zea) and son Joey (Kyle Catlett).
"The intensity of our need to find them is amped up," Annie Parisse, who plays Agent Debra Parker, tells TVGuide.com. "We know they have Claire. We know they have Joey. And we're honing in on their location, but it's still a needle in the haystack."
It seems like all the pieces are falling into place for Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) on Fox's The Following. The FBI's technology has been compromised, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is nearing his breaking point, and Joe's ex-wife Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea) is en route to the mansion where Joe and his followers are hiding out. Heck, Joe's even starting to bond with his son Joey (Kyle Catlett) — over s'mores, no less!
But hold on a minute. According to Purefoy, this part of the story might be only the beginning of Joe's endgame — and his "super objective" remains to be seen.
For at least two characters, Monday's episode of The Following could be a game-changer.
First up, there's Jacob (Nico Tortorella), who was last seen standing menacingly in the doorway of the Followers' mansion and giving an ominous greeting to his (ex?)-girlfriend, Emma (Valorie Curry). Tortorella says his character's steely glare is a byproduct of Jacob killing his best friend Paul (Adan Canto). "I really feel like everybody should consider him a threat now at this point," he tells TVGuide.com. "He's got blood on his hands now and I feel like Jacob just wants more at this point."
On Monday's episode of The Following, the sadistic story Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) is weaving took a terrifying turn when the convicted serial killer escaped from police custody as he was being transferred to a different prison and was able to reunite with his unexpectedly large group of cult-like followers.
So what is Joe's next chapter? Sound off in the comments about where you think the show's headed — and check out the new trailer below:
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The broadcast networks are desperate for your attention. They know that you're overwhelmed with their programming and distracted by cable, the Internet and now even streaming services. Plus, they didn't produce a new major hit this season, and their ratings are suffering for it.
That's why this year's crop of nearly 100 series pilots at the five networks (48 comedy and 50 drama from the five networks) is all about being big: big stars, big producers, big concepts.
Annie Parisse and Shawn Ashmore
The most recent episode of The Following ended with Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) on the stairs of the kidnappers' safe house with a gun being pressed into his neck by Paul (Adan Canto). Help is on the way, but will the SWAT team get there in time?