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A behind-the-scenes preview of the new drama The Following.
Joe manages to take three hostages and demands that Ryan visit him before his hostage. Meanwhile, Theo recruits an ally and attempts to solve Strauss' encryption.
While Ryan and his team close in on Theo, the killer finds his family life at risk due to a nosy neighbor. Meanwhile, Gina considers retirement and Gwen realizes that Ryan is losing it.
Theo convinces a man that he is the chosen one so that he can get in contact with Joe. Meanwhile, Mark tracks Daisy down, while Mike and Max try to track down the missing laptop from Mark's safe house.
As Joe's execution nears, Ryan and Mike face a new threat, while Max is cleared to rejoin the task force and immediately finds herself in harm's way.
Infamous serial killer Joe Caroll has escaped from prison and Ryan Hardy, the FBI agent who had him arrested, is called in to help the police try and find him. But Ryan soon learns that Caroll has made himself a number of followers over the internet as part of a huge game he has planned for Ryan.moreless
Theo tries to trade Mike for Penny, and Ryan is forced to turn to Max for assistance. Meanwhile, Daisy and Mark have a parting of the ways, and Lisa is called in to assist in the investigation.
While Ryan and Max continue the search for Theo and the missing Erin, Mark and Daisy make a deal with Theo to get Mike.
As the search for Carroll's missing son intensifies, the team is joined by Special Agent Debra Parker, an expert on alternative religions. Meanwhile, tension starts to rise between Joey's kidnappers as Paul, who pretended to be Jacob's lover for years, starts to feel jealous over his relationship with Emma.
Max sets out to find the missing Ryan, but Eliza's mole in the FBI has other ideas. Meanwhile, Theo plans to exact vengeance on Ryan for Penny's death, but things don't go according to his plan.
Joe launches his master plan and Mike and Ryan try to stop him. Meanwhile, Claire must make a decision, and Luke and Mark have to decide what to do next.
While Ryan, Max, and Mike pursue the FBI mole with Director Franklin's support, Joe announces his resurrection to the world.
Maggie goes after Ryan on her own initiative, while Paul tries to undermine the growing relationship between Emma and Jacob. In flashbacks, Ryan and Claire pursue their own forbidden relationship.
While Mike and Ryan track Strauss to a small town and a dark secret, Max considers confessing to Gwen... unaware that Tom is still secretly monitoring her.
Emma, Paul, and Jacob get word that the FBI may be moving in on their location and prepare to leave. Meanwhile, Carroll calls upon his former lawyer, Olivia Warren, and asks her to deliver a message for him.
While the FBI seeks out a new serial killer with ties to Theo, Theo and Penny look for the person who can restore their anonymity. Meanwhile, Ryan continues to descend into insanity as visions of Joe haunt him.
Mark, Kyle, and Daisy pick four new targets and then go after a fifth. However, Ryan and the others realize who their true target is.
Ryan and Max call in the FBI when they find out where Lily and her "family" are staying. However, Mike has his own plan for taking on the killers. Meanwhile, Joe tries to cope with his new working arrangement with Lily, and Luke deals with the aftermath of Giselle's stabbing.
Carroll sends a new follower, Rick Kester, on a special mission. Meanwhile, Emma and Jacob grow closer and Paul becomes jealous, and flashbacks reveal how Ryan and Carroll first met.
Ryan and Joe must join forces to stop Mark and Luke from killing Claire as revenge for the death of their mother.
While Ryan continues working with the FBI to find Joe and Lily, a new danger targets Max. Meanwhile, Joe, Emma, and Mandy arrive at the Korban Compound seeking refuge.
Ryan puts the pressure on Theo by holding a press conference, and the killer retaliates by going after someone close to Ryan looking for bait for a trap. Meanwhile, Gwen and Ryan starts to reconcile, and Mike hangs onto life by a thread.
While Ryan tries to infiltrate the Korban compound, Mike makes a life-changing decision and Claire asks Carrie to give Joe a message from her.
Roderick finds himself at the center of the investigation and takes Joey with him as a bargaining chip. When he's captured, Ryan goes rogue to gain his trust and find out where Joey is.
Ryan tries to determine the connection between Joe and Mark. However, he soon finds himself in a dangerous situatoin and is forced to face the truth... or die Meanwhile, tensions within the group continue growing.
The FBI begins to suspect that Ryan isn't as out of the loop as he claims when they discover that he's been investigating Emma and the remaining Havenport cult members. Meanwhile, Joe is forced to go to a new plan.
Joe uses his new acolytes to launch a wave of terror to announce his return. Meanwhile, Mike meets an old friend while Ryan and Max use Strauss to try and make contact with Joe.
One year after Joe Carroll's death, Ryan is trying to adjust to going back to his ordinary life. However, a new series of killings raises the question of whether Joe is actually dead or if his legacy has lived on.
The case against Strauss begins to unravel in court, and Ryan has to locate a key witness--and old flame--before it's too late. Meanwhile, Mark tracks down the woman pulling Kyle and Daisy's strings.
While Ryan tries to track down Joe's mentor, Joe, Emma, and Mandy start adapting to their new life at the compound.
Joe targets an enemy's son after being publicly condemned. Elsewhere, Ryan learns that Claire is alive, and Mandy makes a decision that could undo all of Joe's work.
Charlie, the newest of Carroll's exposed followers, unleashes a new plan. While Ryan tries to turn Emma, Paul, and Jacob against each other, Emma makes a decision that will affect her comrades.
Carroll arranges for a transfer to a different facility, arousing Ryan's suspicions. Meanwhile, Emma and Joey meet another of Roderick's men.
Ryan, Mike, and Max hunt down Neil, while Mark abducts two reporters so that they can tell his side of the story.
After Mike's shooting, Ryan and Parker try to get around Nick to take down the people that organized the attack. Meanwhile, Carroll turns to an unlikely ally for help in finding Claire's location in protective custody.
Ryan tries to move on with his life now that Joe is awaiting execution for his crimes. However, a new series of grisly murders drags him back in and Ryan realizes that Joe's murder spree was only the beginning.
While Ryan and Mike track down a new cult of killers, Joe continues training the Korban community in his unique plan to unleash a wave of terror and death.
After Carroll's people abduct Claire, Ryan and Debra track down a follower's underground location. Meanwhile, at the manor Emma must deal with the man she betrayed and Claire attempts to come to terms with her new life.
The FBI closes in on a follower that may be able to lead them to Carroll and Claire. Meanwhile, Mike returns to duty after his injuries, but the wounds may run deeper than he thought.
While Ryan and his team prepare to storm the manor, the locals prepare to evacuate. However, Carroll has learned of their plans and sends his followers to create a distraction while he makes his escape.
Ryan receives a call from two of the subway killers, who begin a deadly game with him. Meanwhile, Joe's cover identity is at risk when a local reverend realizes who he is.
Ryan and Max ignore Mike's warnings and continue their private investigation. Meanwhile, Joe and Mandy meet a new follower, and Mark and Luke draw Emma further into their web.
After Carroll's escape, the FBI bring in a new agent to take charge of the investigation and bring Joey home. Meanwhile, Carroll meets up with one of his followers.
Ryan set out to rescue Claire when Carroll learns where his ex-wife is being kept in protective custody. Meanwhile, Emma and Jacob are reunited, and Ryan turns to an old friend for help.
Ryan and Max capture a suspect and try to learn where Lily and her group are, but things take a turn for a worse. Meanwhile, Emma blames Joe for leaving her in the lurch, while Luke and Jamel go to bring Giselle to the manor.
While Ryan tries to stop Carroll and his master plan, Carroll takes Claire to a special spot for a final meeting.