[Warning: This article contains major spoilers about the Season 2 finale of The Following. Read at your own risk!]
Is it time to unfollow The Following? After a promising start, Kevin Williamson's serial killer drama felt unfocused, repetitive and overindulgent for much of its sophomore season.
On Monday's finale, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) came face to face (again), but this time they ended up working towards a common goal.
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."
The Following's Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) fell off the "let's not kill people" wagon on last week, and it looks like he'll be getting the hell out of dodge Arkansas post-haste to reunite with his followers in New York City. But will his adopted daughter of sorts, Mandy (new cast member Tiffany Boone), go with him?
"You will be very surprised by Mandy," Boone tells TVGuide.com. "I think [Monday's installment] is the episode that defines who she is and who she's going to be for the rest of the season. I was shocked by the things that she does and decisions she makes, and I think the fans will be too."