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A behind-the-scenes preview of the new drama The Following.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
While Ryan, Max, and Mike pursue the FBI mole with Director Franklin's support, Joe announces his resurrection to the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While Ryan tries to track down Joe's mentor, Joe, Emma, and Mandy start adapting to their new life at the compound.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
While Ryan tries to stop Carroll and his master plan, Carroll takes Claire to a special spot for a final meeting.