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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.

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When he came face-to-face with his nemesis Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) during his escape, Joe warned Hardy that the events that have transpired so far are only the first part of his master plan. And in a new trailer that teases upcoming episodes of the show, it becomes clear that Joe's now turning to his followers to help him write the next chapter. "I need your help to finish our story," he tells them.

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:

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