The Following

Season 1 Episode 12

The Curse

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 08, 2013 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Agent Mitchell: Hey, Ryan, you remember Brad Pitt. That was a Fight Club reference.
      Mike: Yeah, I got that. Almost immediately.
      Ryan: How're you feeling?
      Mike: Yeah, I'm good. It only hurts when I walk or talk, or breathe.

    • Debra: That's how you reach the highest level of Carrolism.
      Ryan: Did you just give Joe's religion a name?
      Debra: Got to call it something.

    • Ryan: This is sloppy of you, Joe.
      Carroll: No, this is insane of me.

    • Carroll: Then what... what drives you?
      Ryan: What drives you?
      Carroll: Death. death does. It, uh, it fuels me.
      Ryan: Me, too. Isn't that what you want to hear? It fuels me, too.
      Carroll: We both seek it out.
      Ryan: No, no... I don't--I don't seek it out.
      Carroll: Oh, yes, you do. It motivates your--your every move, Ryan. But why? that's--that's what we all want to know. What did you do to deserve your place in life?
      Ryan: Nothing. It just is.
      Carroll: We are... so alike, Ryan. It is through death that we both live.

    • Mike: I went too far, I know. Not used to almost dying. Makes it harder to do the right thing.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Mitchell: That was a Fight Club reference.
      Referencing the 1996 novel Fight Club and the 1999 movie adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Norton is is the unnamed protagonist who bonds with a soap salesman, Tyler Durden (Pitt), and forms a fight club that gives disenfranchised men a chance to exercise their frustrations by beating on each other.